• POUCH Happening – Free means free

    A tenant came in and rented a unit today. They loved the facility and were impressed by all the security features. It was an easy decision for him to store with us. He was even more fortunate to learn that the afternoon truck move rescheduled. I explained the Free Truck Move Service to him. I mentioned that we provide the truck, driver, dollies, and blankets all for free. He was impressed. He asked if he had to pay for mileage. Nope…all free. “Do I need to put down a deposit for the truck?” he asked. No sir, everything is free. Then he asked, “How about insurance? Do I need to buy insurance for the truck?” I smiled and replied, “Nope, everything is free!” He grinned and said it’s nice that free still meant free somewhere.

  • Essential Tips for On-Site Document Shredding

    Every business, small or large, will accumulate a large amount of documents over the years. Many of these documents may likely contain sensitive information such as financial figures, client data, or personal employee information. To protect your business from fraud, theft, or other illegal activities that could be completed with sensitive information, documents should be stored and destroyed in a secure manner. Follow these tips for on-site document shredding procedures that can better protect your business.

    Secure Company Documents

    Any paper document containing essential information to the business, client, customer, or employee should be accounted for. A regular audit of documents with sensitive information minimizes the risk of fraud or theft. Employees should be trained to properly handle documents when storing these documents.

    Store Documents Safely

    When documents are to be destroyed, it is important not to throw them in the trash or recycling with other non-important documents. A business should have a security system implemented for storing any sensitive documents to be destroyed. A good way to go about this is to store documents in a locked storage bin that cannot be accessed by employees.

    Hire Professionals

    Hiring an outside company to destroy documents with on-site shredding is the best way to reduce the risk of these documents being stolen or inappropriately used by employees. A third party will provide a special locked bin to hold documents until time of shredding. During on-site shredding, an industrial shredder will be brought to the business to shred documents. Documents will be destroyed and the business owner will be able to oversee the process. Upon completion, a certificate will be presented to provide legal proof that documents are destroyed.

    POUCH Self Storage makes it easy to protect your business. Call (800) 378-4598 to discuss more options about document storage and on-site document shredding. Don’t forget to ask us about all of our services for self-storage in Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino County.

  • POUCH Happening – ‘You know you’re old when . . .’

    True story: A new customer, we won’t say how old she is, was trying to figure out how she was going to get to the facility for her truck move, since she doesn’t have a car. Clarence told her, “Well, you can’t ride in the truck with me, it’s against the rules, but let us know when you find a ride”.

    The next day, the customer called, all excited because she heard about this new ride service –

    “No worries Clarence, I’m getting a ride from ‘Goober’!”

  • What Are the Advantages of Using Self Storage?

    Have you ever felt your home may be a bit cluttered? As you collect different personal belongings throughout the years, or after holidays, it can be easy to run out of space to store your items at home. There are many reasons why it may not be an option to simply get rid of or donate extra stuff. Self-storage units are a great option for storing the items you don’t want to throw out, but just do not have enough space for.

    self storage | orange county There are many reasons why self storage can be helpful to anyone who has run out of closet, garage or other space. For example, if you have a lot of items used for seasonal activities such as skiing or snowboarding, holiday decorations, etc. there is no reason those items should be stored at home. For items you use sparingly, but still have a use for, self-storage units provide additional storage space that can be accessed regularly.

    When you are looking for self storage in Orange, Los Angeles or San Bernardino Counties, POUCH Self Storage has many options available to suit your needs. Call one of Self Storage Specialists at 800-378-4598 or visit our website to learn more about our storage units, and other things we offer.

  • POUCH Happening – We Move You Free Program

    Tustin Self Storage

    Pouch customers are very loyal, even when they move to different city; there is no hesitation about renting with another POUCH location. Tustin customer was moving to our Trabuco location and taking advantage of our “We Move You Free” program .

  • Loading Your Moving Truck

    No one likes to move. It can be time-consuming and can be a hassle. However, with the right plan and organization, moving can be a breeze. Whether you are moving items into storage , moving across town or across the country, these tips will help you more effectively load your moving truck.

    Pack Everything Ahead of Time
    Having a plan makes loading up the moving truck much easier. Pack everything into boxes that are clearly labeled by what the contents are and what room they belong in (kitchen, bathroom, etc.). Take apart furniture when possible, such as bed frames, dressers, and bookcases. Wrap larger items with padding, and wrap up fragile items, such as artwork and mirrors, with plastic wrap and padding.

    self storage | orange county Loading the Truck
    Once everything is packed and ready to load into the moving truck, make sure there is a clear path from your home to your truck to make carrying everything easier. Keep in mind that heavier, bulky items, like furniture, should be loaded into the vehicle first. They should be placed around the edges of the walls to distribute the weight. Heavy boxes should be on the bottom, with lighter boxes stacked on top. Items should be packed tightly to prevent shifting in transit. Have one or two people in the truck responsible for packing the truck while others move boxes and other items.

    Practice Safe Loading Procedures
    With so many heavy items moving into the truck, it can be easy to get injured. Always lift by bending your knees, not at your waist, to prevent back injuries. If an item is too heavy, have two people carry it, or use a dolly. Always watch where you are walking to avoid tripping over items. If you are unsure about how to move something, get assistance from another person.

    With POUCH Self Storage, moving your belongings is as easy as ever with our “We Move You Free” program. For more information about this program, and all our services in Orange, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties, including boxes for moving, call (800) 378-4598.