Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What do you need to get started Spring Cleaning?


  When most people hear the phrase “Spring Cleaning,” they think of projects that need to be done inside their home. Spring cleaning should extend from the inside of your home, to the exterior. The winter months can be just as hard on your home’s exterior and your yard, as you and your family are on the inside. Wondering what should be done this spring to keep your house looking good and in good working order? Read through our checklist below to guide you in sprucing up your home and getting a fresh outlook this spring.


·         Air Conditioner & Heater Filters: Change the filters in your air conditioners, vents and furnaces.  This will help keep clean air running through your home and reduce the allergens and pollens. Also make sure to schedule a service person to make sure your AC and Heater are in good working order.

·         Consider a good carpet cleaning, and an overall home cleaning. There are great services to help you get this done, you’ll be so glad you did - for months to come!

·         Inspect Roofs & Gutters: Conduct a thorough check of your roof making sure there are no leaks. Look at all your ceilings, even in corners and inside closets for the telltale water marks on the ceilings.  Check your gutters for debris that could have collected during these stormy winter months. You can use a rake or a broom to help you remove clogged areas. You can also call a company to clean your gutters for you.

·         Clear out closets and make more room in them. Think “Seasonal” and store away all the winter parkas, ski boots, and all the winter sports equipment.

·         This is a good time to schedule cleaning out the garage too.  You can store what you want to save, give away some of the stuff and make room to park your car in there!  Remember if you park in your garage you save wear and weathering on your car’s exterior.

·         Repair or Replace Damaged Window Screens.

·         Scrape off peeling or damaged paint and touch up with fresh, matching paint.

·         Clear dead plants and shrubs surrounding your home. Replace them so things still look symmetrical in your yard.

·         Plant some bright Spring flowers and enjoy the warmer weather!


For more tips on Spring Cleaning, go to our Clean House Board on Pinterest.

For more information on Home Maintenance, go to our Home Improvement Board on Pinterest.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

4 Reasons College Students Should Rent a Self-Storage Unit



            Going on Summer Vacation soon?  Doing a semester abroad?   Don’t let what to do with your gear be a stressful decision, store it all!  It will be safe and ready for you to retrieve when you’re back?

Is your home in another city, or even in the area but a distance away?   Don’t let porting your stuff back and forth become a nuisance, once again here’s where storage comes in.

Did you find when you arrived that your dorm room just can’t hold all the things you brought with you?  Store the overflow!

We’re 5A Rent-A-Space and we’ve been in the storage business for over 45 years.  We can help you get into the right sized unit, save you money….and; we’ve got boxes, locks and packing materials to help protect your things while they’re stored. So renting a storage unit at our facility, near your campus is an easy solution to these problems.


Here are 4 things to keep in mind when looking for a storage unit.


1.      Facilities near college campuses can fill up quickly. It’s best to reserve a unit in advance to make sure the best sized unit for your belongings is available.


2.      When deciding which size unit to rent, think about what items you’ll be storing. If it’s just clothes and books, you could rent a small 4x4x4 cube. If you will be storing larger items like furniture, shelving or storage containers, you might need a closet sized unit like a 4x5 or 5x5 or even larger. Make sure to speak with a storage consultant at your local storage facility to find out what size would work best for your items.

3.      Make sure that your storage facility is in a safe area. It can be tempting to take advantage of a low budget facility in a not so safe area. This comes with its own risks when it comes to the safety of your belongings. Take a tour of the storage facility and ask about their security measures. Do they have secure gates that require a code for entry?  Are there surveillance cameras throughout their facility? Do they have employees that live on site to monitor the security of the facility? The safety of your stored items is of utmost importance.


4.      When organizing your belongings for storage, make sure to pack them in storage containers that are secure. You want to keep any dirt or dust from getting into your boxes or containers. You also want to make sure that the container you use to store your belongings is sturdy enough to hold them. If you put heavy books in a flimsy cardboard box, it may fall apart when transporting it to and from your dorm room.


Give us a call at AAAAA Rent-A-Space; we’ve been serving college students in our local communities for over 45 years. Stop by our facilities in Foster City, Moraga or Lahaina, Maui to rent a storage unit today!


You can rent on-line at Or call our location nearest you at:

Lahaina, HI:  (808) 643-2024

Moraga, CA: (925) 543-2040

Foster City, CA: (650)338-0016