Storage and Moving Tips

Moving Tips – From Preparation to Finishing Your Move

I bet you are wondering: how can I make my moving day easier and just get it over with…. Well let me give you some great moving tips that will make your day a lot easier that you’ll want to do it again! Ok.. Ok .. Maybe you won’t want to move again but I hope you’ll enjoy my moving tips. Preparation is a major step to making moving easy. There is so much to do in preparing for your move: set up mail forwarding, change over utilities, buying packing supplies, and so on. I know it is time- consuming […]

Why Use Self Storage

Some people may wonder, why do people use storage?  Do some people really have so much stuff they need to pay to store it?  It’s not always the “collector” that occupies a storage space. Think about planning a home renovation and removing all of the contents from your home.  Your head is spinning right?  Don’t fret! There are professional movers that are experts in packing and moving.  They take the upmost care of your belongings.  Storing it is the perfect solution.  Storage facilities sometimes have discounts on advance payment too.  So whether you plan on storing for 3 months, 6 […]

How to Pack a Box Properly

Packing a box for moving can be an easy task, if you have a few GREAT TIPs and the right supplies on hand you can be ready to pack a box properly. Supplies you will need: Notebook- ( Keep a list of each box and the contents in case one goes missing you will know exactly which one it is Variety of sizes and types of Moving Boxes 1-1/2 to 2 inch wide packing tape Scissors Box cuttter and what is in it.) Marker Foam peanuts, Bubble wrap, newspaper Wrapping paper ( for fragile items ) Labels First choose the right size and type of box for the job. There are many […]

Military Moves

Moves of any kind can be stressful. But military moves can be even more so due to the frequency of the moves or even the destination of the moves. Whether you are doing a self move or having the Traffic Management Office (TMO) move you. I always recommend using garage sale dots. This I know I have recommended in the past, but it is my tried and true advice. What I do is I use different colors for different rooms. For example my kitchen is always yellow dots. TMO loves this too. I go right behind them and place […]

Self Storage Locks

Locks are important! You’re probably saying to yourself “well, duh” but think about what the lock on your storage unit gives you. It’s the first defense against theft and it gives you peace of mind so the type of lock that you use is important. When I go around the property performing the daily “lock check” I see two types of locks being used to secure our tenant’s belongings; padlocks and disc locks. I have used both for my storage security. In 2001 when I was living in Tulsa Oklahoma (actually Broken Arrow) and I was storing household goods. I received […]

Tips to Prepare Your RV for Summer Travel

As we all know living here in the Antelope Valley the weather can be very unpredictable for all seasons. One day it can be very hot and the next day will be below freezing with rain! So I’ve found some helpful tips to help you prepare your RV for summer travel. Before you do anything you want to make sure you have the RV safely parked once you are 100% sure it’s parked safely you want to replace the batteries and smoke alarms, LP-gas and carbon-monoxide detectors (if they are not hard wired) and test them to confirm they are […]

Types of Moving Dollies at Storage Express

This week I would like to talk about the difference between some of our moving dollies. There are so many different kinds and if you use the wrong one you may damager your furniture or appliances. Let’s help with that to show you the correct ones you will need to use. I’ll start off with the appliance dolly this is used for moving your Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Safes, and even Book Cases. This dolly has many uses, normally they have a max weight of 600lbs its great to move heavy items up and down stair cases due to it […]

Help full tips for Moving: How to best load a moving truck

One of the best things I can recommend is load the truck heaver towards the front of the truck to help equal out the weight of the truck, this in return will smooth out the ride of the truck. With proper loading of the truck it will make it easier to drive. I also recommend taking advantage of all the available space in the truck. Save the moms attic for moving your TV’s and your precious items. The smoothest ride in the truck is in the mom’s attic. To save floor space stand your couch or love seat on […]

2 Storage Units Can Be Better Than 1

During this past Holiday Season I found having two 10×10 units instead of one 10×20 was more convenient for locating my stuff. I knew when putting things into storage there would come a day that I would need to find something and I knew that it wasn’t something that I would want to have to dig for. I knew that I would need at least 200 square feet of space for my 2 bedroom home and garage.  So the Storage Consultant recommended that I rent two 10×10’s instead of one 10×20. This way I would have better access to […]

Getting Ready to Move?

Here are a few simple tips from one our employee’s, who is a military wife and has a few moves under her belt. First thing grab an apron. (It will help you keep things you will need on your person.) I put things like my phone, scissors, tape and my garage sale dots in the pocket so I don’t waste time looking for these items. I am notorious for laying them down and having to go hunting […]