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Take Advantage of a Storage Rental Unit Near Lafayette And Keep Your Holiday Christmas Finds a Secret

It happens every year. You buy the perfect gift and then struggle to find a place to hide it inside the home. It is too early to wrap it for placing under the Tree, and you need to keep it secret. Even when you think you have found the perfect, obscure little hiding spot, somehow the recipient finds the gift anyway. ·        This year, instead of hassling with stashing presents in nooks and corners of the house, consider a storage rental unit near Lafayette.        Buying the kids new bicycles for the holidays? Hiding a tricycle may be easy, but hiding a full-size bike is not; and if you have more than one, you will be limited on premium hiding space. Even smaller gifts can take up valuable “hiding” storage throughout your home.  ·             What Type of Storage Unit Should You Look For?              If your home is tight on space, consider a short-term storage unit rental. However, before you select a unit, there are a few things you will want to consider for

A Storage Unit Near San Mateo Could Be Your Silent Business Partner

Smart businesses have their “silent partners” for good reason: they offer benefits to the company. From providing financial assistance to offering business consulting and manpower support, you can establish a variety of strategic partnerships in order to stabilize your operations, increase efficiency and achieve sustainable growth.       One partnership you may have overlooked is the rental of a storage unit for your business. A storage unit near San Mateo has numerous uses and you can choose from a wide array of sizes. According to your needs, you can select one as small as a walk-in closet or as large as a conference room.              Why seek a Storage Rental Unit Near San Mateo as Your Silent Partner?        There are numerous benefits of using a storage facility , which include:                    1. More efficient use of your in-office space. As a business owner, you have no choice but to be cost-conscious. That means you want to make sure every penny you s

The Beginner's Guide to Packing a Storage Unit

When storing your personal belongings in a self-storage unit, you want to maximize your space as much as possible.  It’s important to have the correct tools to assist you in the packing and storing process. Here are several tips to help you pack your belongings into a storage unit for maximum efficiency. ·   Use boxes specific to types of items you are storing. If you have clothing that needs to be hung, use wardrobe boxes. If you have dinnerware that needs to be stored, use boxes and wrapping sleeves/dividers specifically for plates, dishes, etc. These will allow you to pack items in a space saving manner. This will protect them from damage while they are stored. · Think about purchasing several wire racks or shelving units that allow for you to stack boxes at different levels off the floor. This will help you keep things organized while allowing you room to walk into your unit. · Stack larger boxes on the bottom of the unit and smaller boxes up top. Also think a

The Value of an Invisible Holiday Assistant: 3 Easy Tips for a Stress Free Holiday

The Holiday Season is one of the busiest times of the year. Frequently we don't know how we’re going to get everything done in time. Creating a plan and organizational strategy will help ease the stress during this busy season. Let a storage facility like 5A Rent-A-Space be your “Invisible Holiday Assistant.” How can we help during the holidays? Read the tips below to see how we can assist you this winter. For more useful Holiday Storage Unit tips, visit our website ( ) and Pinterest ( ) page for more helpful tips and tricks. Making Room for House Guests: If relatives are coming to stay with you over the next two months, and you need space for them to sleep, think about taking extra furniture, boxes, clothes and sports equipment to a storage unit. All 5A Rent-A-Space facilities have security systems to protect your valuables. Our knowledgeable staff members will assist you in choosing the correct size unit for the amount of ite

Be The Star You Are - Helping to support a worthy cause in the Bay Area

Helping to support a worthy cause in the Bay Area Be the Star You Are is a local Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing library books to young people in need. Be The Star You Are fundraises in many different ways including hosting a Book Bash 5A Rent-A-Space in Moraga. CA. When participants spent $19.99 or more, they received a free book and donated books to local schools, libraries and organizations in need. During the holiday season they are looking to raise funds for their non-profit through the completion of a 2-3 minute survey. If you purchased a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Television or computer screen between 1995 and 2007, you may be eligible for money obtained from a settlement.  If you would like to donate that money, take the following survey ( ) and it will go directly to Be The Star You Are. You will receive a tax receipt following your donation.  Follow the links below to a

Cultivating Gratitude

Cultivating Gratitude During the holiday season it can be easy to get caught up in the busyness of gift buying and parties surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas. We often let the stress of large crowds in shopping malls and parking lots affect our overall happiness. We lose sight of how this time of year is actually about being grateful for not only what we have but the people in our lives. In an article written on University of Massachusetts Dartmouth website, they reviewed the relationship that gratitude has on our overall health. New research conducted by Wendy Berry Mendes from the University of California, San Francisco showed that “people with high levels of gratitude show lower resting blood pressure and are less reactive to stressful events.” Another study conducted by Martin Seligman, Robert Emmons, and Michael McCullough showed a link between gratitude to health and mental well-being including higher levels of alertness, determination, energy, sleep quality,

Fall Home Décor inspired by Fall Fashion

Fall Home Décor inspired by Fall Fashion Are you looking for a few ideas to decorate your home for fall? Take a page out of Fashion’s book and apply the same strategies to your home. Here are a few easy tips to follow when decorating your home this season. Think of layering your items at home. In fashion, we often think of layering as adding texture, pattern, and complimentary colors, to an outfit through different pieces. The same principle can be used in decorating your home. Add texture and pattern through drapes, blankets, pillows or rugs. You can even layer textures through place settings on a fall table with placemats and napkins. Be inspired by the colors of fall. You can find these colors in nature such as browns, oranges, greys, golds, taupe, etc. Those earthy and warm colors can be brought in through table settings or items placed on a mantle (add candles, leaves, fall flowers, etc.). Don’t forget your accessories. You c

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes During the month of October, organizations throughout the nation are bringing awareness to help stop Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault among women, as well as assist those who have been abused.  One such organization is Women Helping Women in West Maui.  Our 5A Rent-A-Space Lahaina Team have been dedicated supporters of this organization, and helped sponsor their 4 th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser.  The fundraiser was a huge success in large thanks to the community support surrounding this wonderful organization. To support Women Helping Women, please follow one of the links below. To make a donation of clothing, shoes, home items, etc. for the women living at the Women Helping Women shelter, stop by our 5A Rent-A-Space Lahaina location and drop them off in the front office. Our address and the

What Conveniences and Services Does Your Storage Facility Near Lafayette Offer?

What Conveniences and Services Does Your Storage Facility Near Lafayette Offer? Certain services and conveniences are critical when planning to rent a storage facility near Lafayette, and you want to have those services without having to pay a lot extra. It is important, therefore, to thoroughly examine a storage facility before signing a contract and make sure you are getting maximum services for every dollar you spend. Conveniences and Services You Can Expect from Your 5A Rent-A-Space Storage Facility near Lafayette At 5A in Moraga, we have numerous conveniences, perks and services that make storing your personal belongings with us much more desirable. These include: 24/7 Kiosks for Rental Payments - Instead of waiting for the office to open, you can use the automated kiosk to rent and/or pay for rental units 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also look up your account status. Free Rental Van - When moving into your storage unit, you do not have to rent a van to haul your s

“We Are Retiring and Need More Space at Home” —Rent a Storage Unit Near San Mateo

“We Are Retiring and Need More Space at Home” —Rent a Storage Unit Near San Mateo Retiring is a pivotal moment in a senior’s life and definitely one that requires adjustment. Most senior citizens find storage units helpful after retirement for a multitude of reasons. If you have recently retired or are making preparations to retire this year, you too may find that renting a storage unit is beneficial. Why Rent a Storage Unit Near San Mateo when Retiring? A storage unit offers numerous advantages to retirees. Here are some important ones: An opportunity to de-clutter your space. You have gathered a lifetime of belongings, but after retirement, you may feel it is time to sort through everything you have collected and de-clutter your home. A lot of these items may carry sentimental value, making it impossible to sell or simply discard them. However, they take up space in your home where you will now spend a lot more time each day. A storage unit will give you the opportunity to de-c

Preparing your Home for Fall

Preparing your Home for Fall   As the seasons change, it is important to pay attention to the health of your home. Paying attention to the small fixes and safeguarding your home during on seasonal weather changes, can preserve the longevity of your home. Here is a checklist of items that are important to complete during the Fall Season. ·          Pay attention to your Gutters : Make sure all gutters and downspouts are clean, free of leaves and are undamaged. As the rainy season approaches you want to make sure water is directed away from your home so as to not cause problems with your roof, foundation, etc. ·          Check all windows and doors for gaps : Seal all gaps in windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulking. You want to protect the interior of your home from the elements as well as keep your energy bill low.  ·          Inspect your roof : Get on top of your roof and inspect for any leaks, corrosion or damage to shingles. The last thing you wa

Fall Fun Activities to do with the Family

Fall Fun Activities to do with the Family    During the fall, many families are looking for fun and safe activities to participate in with their families. Below are links to activities, Trick or Treating, and Festivals in our 5A Communities that all members of the family will enjoy. ·          Boo at the Zoo – Oakland Zoo, on October 24 th & 25 th from 10am – 3pm. ·          Howl-OOO-Ween at the Lindsey Wildlife Experience on Thursday October 29 th from 5:30 – 8pm. ·           8 th Annual Downtown Walnut Creek Trick or Treat – Friday, October 23 rd from 2-5pm ·          Family Halloween Concert at Canada College Main Theatre – Redwood City on October 25 th at 3pm ·