A few months ago we had a long time customer moved his belongs out to save money. He was going to put it in a container in a “friend’s” backyard so that he could have it shipped back home to Venezuela. Well, he realized that the container was not safe & secure, as he was moving his stuff back into Tustin SS where it was save & secure to begin with. At the time of unloading his truck, he realized that the dogs and the rain got to it first, lots of boxes had new clothes which he had to use our “Planet Aid” box and the couches where full of dog hairs and at this point he went back into his storage to get his vacuum out and vacuum his couches. Well, when it was all done he came back into the office and said: “It’s back where I know it’s safe and sound.”
So as the saying goes “NOTHING IS SAFER THAN THE “POUCH” OF A KANGAROO”
Self-storage spaces are convenient, easy to use, and provide a great way to store your extra items. Behind the doors of a self-storage unit, you might find furniture, treasured valuables, and a variety of other items ranging from the everyday to the extraordinary. Have you ever wondered about some of the strangest items that have been found in storage spaces? Let’s take a look:
Aretha Franklin’s Clothing
Oftentimes, the clothes and items that are worn and treasured by celebrities will be put into storage for safekeeping. For example, when a storage unit in Michigan was opened, it was discovered to contain items from Aretha Franklin’s amazing wardrobe .
Due to the secure and climate-controlled environment of storage units, they sometimes contain amazing pieces of technology. In a storage unit near Cape Canaveral in Florida, bidders at an auction found a NASA rocket and countdown clock. This amazing space equipment had been stored after the NASA program they were used for was discontinued.
When you purchase a self-storage unit from auction, you can unearth a long forgotten fortune. That’s what happened to a man in San Jose, California who purchased a storage unit for $1,100. When he opened up the unit, he found half a million dollars that had been anonymously left behind.
In Missouri, police investigating an attempted robbery found the thief trapped inside a storage unit. Apparently, as he fled the scene, he sought refuge in an open storage unit. A security guard noticed that the door was ajar, and latched it shut. After calling the police, the burglar was removed from the storage container.
This is just a taste of some of the outlandish items that have been found behind the secure doors of storage units around the world. If you are looking for a clean and secure place to store your most treasured items, contact Pouch Self Storage by calling (888) 258-9626.
There were times before when our front bay area was crowded with tenants parking their bikes. They don’t want to park it outside because they said it will be stolen. Well, now this problem is solved. We recently had a bike rack installed to free up our bay area, while at the same time giving a peace of mind to our tenants who can now park and lock their bikes when they are in our facility.
In this video from Relocation.com, you will learn the proper method of packing your pots and pans for moving. First, you will need to place several sheets of packing material in the bottom of a medium or large sized box. To maximize your packing space, wrap each pot in a sheet of newspaper and then nest several pots together inside of the box. For a closer look at how to properly pack pots and pans for moving, check out this video.
Among the many services we provide, POUCH Self Storage Centers offer a wide variety of moving and packing supplies such as packing tape, boxes, newsprint, bubble wrap, gloves, permanent markers, and so much more. We even offer a variety of pre selected packing supplies at a discounted rate.
If you are planning a move, Pouch Self Storage in Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino County can help you with all of your moving and Self Storage needs . Call us at (888) 258-9626 or visit us at www.pouchselfstorage.com to learn more about our great self storage services.
A tenant rented a unit and she realized that she could have saved some money using our truck. We told her “You Can Do it” for Free not for “$19.95” as U-Haul advertises it. Well, we told her she can tell her family and friends about this. But also told her that if she refers her family and friends not only will they get the “Free Truck Move”, but she’ll also receive a referral fee. She was happy to know that we have great customer service and make moving much easier.
Whether you have a convertible that you only drive during the summer months or you will be travelling for a long period of time without your car, sometimes you will need to store your vehicle. Large Self Storage units can easily contain your vehicle, and will provide a secure and clean environment while you are away. Before you place your car in long-term storage, there are several steps you should take to make sure your car will be in great working order when you return. Here are some ways to prepare your vehicle for storage:
Before you place your car in long-term storage, clean your vehicle from the inside out . Wash and wax the exterior of the car to get the paint spotless and free of debris. Detail the interior, making sure that every surface is clean and in great condition. Cleaning your car before placing it in storage will keep it in good condition for when you return.
Perform Key Maintenance
If your car will be stored for a month or longer, there are several key maintenance procedures that should be attended to. First, have the oil changed. Letting your vehicle sit with used oil can contaminate and damage the engine. Next, top off the gas in your tank so that the tank and seals will not dry out while the car is not being used.
Charge the Battery
As your vehicle sits in storage, the battery will slowly drain its power. Before you place your vehicle in storage, make sure that the battery is fully charged. If possible, have someone start the engine and drive the car every two weeks or so. This will ensure that the car battery still has a charge when you are ready to take the vehicle out of storage.
At Pouch Self Storage , we have storage units and RV stalls that come in a variety of sizes to accommodate your vehicle for long-term storage. Call us at (888) 258-9626 to learn more about other self-storage services we provide to residents throughout Southern California.
The customer appreciation free shredding on Saturday 4/27/13 was a great success! Many customers showed up to take advantage of the offer, and enjoyed seeing the big shred truck in action.