• Reserve Your Free Moving Truck Today!

    Renting a storage unit from POUCH means you’ll get a great price on a secure self-storage space that is just right for your needs. Did you know it also means you can move your items with a free moving truck? Our We Move You FREE program makes moving into your storage unit as easy and affordable as possible.

    To reserve a free moving truck, you must have a confirmed reservation for a new storage space. Simply contact your storage facility to set up a date and time for the truck. We provide the truck, driver, and gas free of charge. The driver is not allowed to assist you in moving your items, but the truck comes equipped with an appliance dolly and 10 moving pads at no extra cost.

    Free moving trucks are available within a 15-mile radius of your POUCH Self-Storage facility. To reserve a truck or learn more about storage units in Lake Forest, call (800) 378-4598.

  • Maximize Your Retail Space by Storing Extra Inventory

    When you have a retail store, every inch of space counts. That means you have to get clever about the way you manage your inventory. Fortunately, business storage can help you keep the items your customers need without making your space unmanageable.

    This video offers advice for maximizing your retail space. Carefully monitoring sales and making sure you’re not wasting space on items that don’t move can help. Using a storage unit to hold extra inventory will also ease your space constraints.

    Get additional space for your inventory by renting a storage unit at POUCH Self Storage . We even offer a FREE moving truck to make transferring your goods easier. Contact our storage facility in Lake Forest by calling (800) 378-4598.

  • Keeping Your Stored Sofa Looking Like New

    Sofas are common items in self-storage units , but keeping them in good condition takes a little bit of preparation. If you plan to put a sofa into storage, follow these tips to ensure it stays looking like new until you’re ready to use it again.

    Clean Before Storing

    It’s always a good idea to clean your sofa before putting it into storage, even if you don’t see any signs of stains or dirt. Sofas take a lot of abuse, so putting it away without cleaning means you’ll be locking in sweat, germs, and odors. The right method of cleaning your sofa depends on its upholstery materials. Generally, synthetic fabrics can be cleaned with water, while natural fabrics require a solvent-based cleaner. Leather sofas can be cleaned with a few drops of olive oil massaged into the leather using a microfiber cloth. Ensure your sofa is thoroughly dried before moving it to your storage unit.

    Choose Climate-Controlled Storage

    Climate-controlled storage facilities will reduce the impact of temperature extremes, moisture, and humidity on the wood and upholstery of your sofa. Although climate-controlled units often cost a bit more, they are worth the extra money to protect your investment in your sofa. Be sure to select a unit of adequate size to accommodate your sofa and any protective padding you want to put around it—you shouldn’t have to push the sofa against a wall or the door.

    Store the Sofa Off the Ground

    One of the easiest and most effective ways you can protect your sofa in storage is to put it on pallets to keep it off the ground. This will protect your furniture piece from dirt and moisture. It will also help air circulate freely around your sofa. Cover the sofa with drop cloths or padded cloths, but avoid plastic, which traps air and moisture and encourages mold growth.

    POUCH Self Storage offers a range of storage options, including climate-controlled, personal storage units and jumbo storage units, as well as business storage. Find out more about our storage solutions in San Juan Capistrano by calling (800) 378-4598.

  • A Pre-RV Storage Checklist

    Your recreational vehicle, or RV, is your home away from home while you’re on the road. When you’re not heading to your favorite camping spot or traveling across the country, your RV can potentially take up a lot of space on your property, especially if you own a smaller lot. To ensure that your RV is protected against the elements, damage, and theft when it’s not being used, you should have it stored at a secure storage facility that offers jumbo storage units and RV storage. Here are a few steps you need to take to prepare your RV for storage.

    Thoroughly Clean Your RV Inside and Out

    To prepare for RV storage, give your vehicle’s exterior a good wash and wax—waxing helps to deflect harmful ultraviolet rays from your RV, as well as to make it harder for dirt to build up. Be sure to clean the inside of your vehicle, too.

    Inspect All Seams and Seals

    After a thorough cleaning and waxing, inspect all of your RV’s seams and seals, and assess their conditions. Silicon seams and rubber seals are prone to cracking as well as wear and tear. If you notice failing seams or seals, repair them immediately. Otherwise, you may potentially allow moisture, or other potential dangers, to invade and damage your RV while it’s being stored.

    Ensure Proper Ventilation

    Moisture is a major concern when storing anything. If excessive moisture is present inside your RV, it can encourage mold and mildew growth, which can cause the interior of your vehicle to have a musty odor. To prevent this from happening, leave your RV’s rooftop vents open. Use vent covers that are designed to allow adequate airflow in and out of your vehicle while not allowing rainwater to get in.

    Are you interested in using high quality RV storage facility in Orange County? If so, POUCH Self Storage definitely fits the bill. Call us today at (800) 378-4598 to learn more tips on how to prepare your RV for storage , or to schedule a reservation.

  • Tips for Solving Organization Struggles for Small Businesses

    Small businesses tend to have a lot of hurdles to jump over in order to be successful. The best way to keep a small business running smoothly is to stay organized. If office supplies or inventory starts to clutter your workspace or storefront, consider renting a self storage unit. Some storage facilities offer supplementary services for your convenience, such as a free moving truck, so do your research. Watch this video to learn another way to keep your business organized.

    Since 1979, POUCH Self Storage has been providing our customers with fantastic business storage units, as well as standard self storage units in Anaheim. Call us today at (800) 378-4598 for more information, including how you can reserve one of our personal or business storage units.

  • How to Pack Your Belongings

    Moving the contents of a home can be a daunting endeavor. There is always a lot of work involved. However, following a few simple guidelines can help to make your move more manageable. If you are packing boxes for moving or to put in a storage unit, watch this video for some helpful tips.

    The video suggests the first step is to identify possessions you no longer want or need and gift, donate, or dispose of them. The video also recommends packing electronic goods in their original boxes. The presenter cautions against packing more than 50 pounds of your items into a single box, to avoid the danger of breaking your items. The video advises movers to sort boxes by destination room.

    Here at POUCH Self Storage, we believe that moving the items from your home or office can be a stress-free experience. To discover more about our packing supplies, moving trucks, storage units, and boxes for moving , visit our website, or call one of our Self Storage Specialists (800) 378-4598.

  • Organizing and Storing Your Important Documents

    Do you have a stack of important paperwork sitting in your home or office that needs to be organized? It can be difficult to keep up with records management, especially when you have so many other things going on in your life. To get your problem under control, you should find an organizational system that works for you and then use self storage in Fullerton to keep your important documents safe. Here are tips for organizing and storing your documents.

    Keep any documents that are difficult to replace in a fireproof safe at home.

    There are certain documents that you simply cannot afford to lose. For example, your birth certificate, Social Security card, and will are all examples of documents that you should have on hand with you at all times. These documents can be placed in a locked safe and kept at home. You should not take them to self storage units because you will need to access them often.

    Place tax returns in sturdy plastic containers and keep them inside climate controlled storage.

    You should maintain your tax records for seven years after filing them with the IRS. The problem, of course, is that these tax records can take up a lot of space in your home or business. For that reason, you can take care of your tax records management by organizing important tax forms by year , placing them into plastic bins, and then using self storage units to store them.

    Create categories for your other important documents and keep only what you need.

    Over time, you will likely accumulate other important documents, like warranty information, payment records, and more, that you will want to hang on to for as long as you need them. This paperwork can be stored inside of a filing cabinet once it has been organized. Go through it occasionally to see what you should keep and what you can toss.

    POUCH Self Storage offers jumbo storage units for individuals and businesses looking to store important items. You can find out more about our self storage units by contacting us at (800) 378-4598.