• Happening at Long Beach Self Storage – Conversion Bikes

    One of our tenants stores his cycle creations here at Long Beach. Recently he won awards for his bicycles. Below are photos of one of his conversion bikes. 

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  • Tips on Deciding How Much Storage You Need

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    Once you have made the decision to rent a self-storage unit to house documents, furniture, or items that you simply don’t need immediate access to, the next big step is to determine how much space you need. To start the process, talk to one of our Self Storage Specialists about your options. For most companies, the smallest unit they have to offer is somewhere around five feet long, five feet wide and 10 feet high, and will accommodate small furnishings like side tables, lamps, and other miscellaneous items such as books and the like. Most of the larger units will be in the range of 10 x30 x10 and are more appropriate for storing the contents of a large-sized home or office.

    Before deciding how much space you need in a self-storage unit, be sure to do an adequate clean out of your home or office to eliminate unnecessary items. As soon as you are ready to select a unit and move your items, call Pouch Self Storage at (888) 258-9626. Our friendly Specialists will answer any additional questions you have about the rental process and arrange the reservation of your unit.

  • The Security Risks of Keeping Client Files In Your File Room

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    Whether you run a small business or own a private medical practice, chances are that somewhere in your office, there is a filing cabinet—or several—filled to capacity with important client files. While you may have had the best of intentions storing each of these files close by and within reach, the truth is you could be jeopardizing the security of your business and your clients by making vital information and data so accessible. Let’s take a closer look at security risks of keeping client files in your file room.

    Breaches In Privacy

    Without a doubt, one of the largest security risks you take by keeping client files in an on-site file room is the exposure of private client-related information such as dates of birth, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, and addresses. Although you may assume that these important statistics will be adequately safeguarded in your office, it only takes one successful break-in or assistance from employees who should not have access to these files for such pertinent data to fall into the wrong hands.

    Financial Penalties

    In addition to presenting major security implications, the disappearance of, or improper storage of, client files can also result in fines by various government agencies. According to a recent Forbes magazine article , even large hospitals and banks have had to pay upwards of hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in fines for improperly securing paper documents.

    Loss of Business

    Placing your clients at risk of experiencing identity theft is certainly an unwise business strategy. In order to avoid losing customers as a result of inefficient security standards around the office, consider placing their confidential files in an off-site location that is constantly under surveillance, such as a self-storage or records storage facility.

    Are you ready to increase the level of security that both you and your clients enjoy? If so, be sure to speak with Specialists at Pouch Self Storage to discover the benefits of keeping files in a highly secure Self Storage or Records Management facility. Call (888) 258-9626 to learn more about our document shredding and file storage in Orange County.

  • Documents to Shred and Documents to Keep

    If you are like most Americans, one of your biggest concerns when banking, filling out your taxes, or engaging in other secure and important business is reducing your risk for becoming a victim of identity theft. According to the expert in this video, in the year 2012 more than 4,000 complaints of identity theft were filed in the state of Wisconsin alone. One way to safeguard yourself and those you love is to shred documents once they are obsolete.

    As a general rule of thumb, shred tax documents after seven years, pay stubs and W2 paperwork after one year of submitting, and credit card statements 45 days after receiving them in the mail. Always shred documents that contain your name, Social Security number, signature, or any pin codes.

    Another way to reduce your risk of experiencing identity theft is to store your important documents in a self-storage unit at Pouch Self Storage or contact any of our Self Storage Specialists to inquire about our convenient On-Site shredding. To find out what size storage unit you need or the nearest On-site Shredding location, call us today at (888) 258-9626. Our storage units in Anaheim and throughout California will keep your documents safe.

  • Halloween Festivities at Pouch Self Storage

    On Halloween we had several customers give us compliments on our costumes and a thumbs-up for being young at heart and handing out candy. Not only did our staff have fun dressing up; some of our customers got into the festivities too! Check out Cinderella’s costume pictured below. The Evil Step Mother and 2 Step Sisters were not in the picture, as they were still loading Cinderella’s items into her storage unit. It was a busy and fun-filled Halloween!

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  • Preparing for an Office Move

    If you’re getting ready to relocate your business , it’s important to prepare yourself for what could otherwise be a stressful and exhausting process by researching tips in advance for a smooth move. From boxing up secure documents to moving bulky furniture like desks and filing cabinets, and furniture, there are numerous items on your checklist to address before the big moving day arrives. Here is a guide to preparing for an office move that will help get you started.

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    Choose a New Location

    Now that you’ve decided to relocate your business, the first step is to find a new location.  No matter what type of company, non-profit, or organization you run, it is of the utmost importance that you select a location that will help your business grow and attract new customers and keep your current clientele. Once you’ve signed a new lease, be sure to tell your current customers about the move and market it as much as possible.

    Set a Budget and Timeline

    After your new location is chosen and worked into your budget, be sure to consider other important expenses such as moving services and purchasing new furniture. Don’t forget to use this time to clean both your old and new locations. This is also a good time to create a timeline. Determine how much time you will need to complete each task so no major work needs to be done at the last minute.

    Contact a Storage Center

    One of the biggest differences between moving a home and moving an office is that the latter often requires you to move numerous documents. Instead of having your movers haul your items to your new place and crowding it, rent a self-storage unit that you can access when necessary.

    Here at Pouch Self-Storage , we offer convenient self-storage services that make moving a commercial space a breeze. No matter how many filing cabinets or secure records you need stored, you’re sure to find a self-storage unit that fits your requirements. To find out more about business storage in Orange County and in our other POUCH facilities, call (888) 258-9626.