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The Snowbird’s Guide to Using Self Storage in Oklahoma to Make Moving Worry-Free!

One of the best things about being retired is finally having the time to do all the things that you’ve always wanted to do. For many people, that includes leaving the cold weather behind and traveling to warmer climes for the winter. Every year, tens of thousands of these “snowbirds” or “winter visitors” leave their homes behind and travel to warmer destinations such as Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, or Texas. While not all of these winter visitors are retired, many are, and they are often away from home for five to six months—often returning home with the spring thaw.

Such a long trip means homes and property are unoccupied for long periods of time, which can lead some travelers to worry, even if they do have someone looking after the homestead while they’re away. Fortunately, self storage in Oklahoma has storage solutions for winter visitors so that their belongings will be safe and secure while they’re gone and ready for them when they get back!

Downsizing is something that’s on the minds of many winter visitors, especially those who are just getting into the routine of traveling to warmer climates during the colder months. As a matter of fact, more than half of all people over the age of 60 are considering downsizing anyway, whether they’re planning a trip south for the winter or not. Downsizing is a great way to reduce clutter and worry when the nest is empty, and it can also help you to feel better about leaving everything behind to visit Acapulco for the winter.

If you’re thinking of moving to a smaller place, leaving on a long trip, or simply cutting out some unneeded clutter from your life, you still might have some items you aren’t ready to part with. You can give them a safe, secure, out-of-the-way home at self storage in Oklahoma.

If you’re planning a trip that’s several months long, obviously you’ll have some pretty hefty luggage to take along, but you can’t take everything with you. You may want someplace safe and secure for all the valuable or personal belongings that you leave behind. If you own something big and valuable that can be seen from the street—such as a vehicle—then it’s a good idea to invest in boat or RV storage in Oklahoma to help keep it safe. You’ll want to take out some insurance while you’re at it!

Smaller items can be tempting for thieves, too, including:

  • Art and Collectibles
  • Cameras and Watches
  • Cash and Jewelry
  • Electronics, Computers, iPads and Smartphones
  • Firearms and Tools
  • Prescription Drugs and Liquor
  • Vehicles and Keys
  • Your Identity!

Fortunately, self storage in Oklahoma can provide a safe home away from home for all these items and more.

When you’re leaving behind vehicles or other sizeable belongings, it’s a good idea to know the rules of your neighborhood or HOA. It may be one thing to have an RV or boat in the driveway during the summer when you’re using it regularly, but you might want to invest in boat or RV self storage to keep your vehicles protected and out of the way when you’re gone for weeks or months at a time.

Whether you’re a snowbird, an empty-nester looking to downsize, or someone who simply needs a place to store holiday decorations, Storage ‘R’ Us has storage solutions for all your storage needs. Just give us a call or visit one of our convenient Oklahoma self storage locations today!

We all have them: treasured belongings that we just can’t let go of, no matter what. Sometimes they are genuine valuables—antiques, art pieces, stamps or coins. Other times, they’re objects with sentimental value. While the odds of an art collector paying a fortune for the ashtray your youngest made you in arts and crafts are pretty low, it is still priceless to you. Some of these sentimental items have places of honor in our homes, but others don’t always fit. For those, there’s self storage in Lawton, Oklahoma! 

First, go through everything and decide what you’d like to store. Maybe you have a shelf where you display your collection of bowling trophies or commemorative plates, but there may be other important items that you just don’t have the space for or that don’t match your home’s décor. You might be keeping some for yourself and holding on to others for a child or grandchild. Family heirlooms may not be something that you’re willing to part with, but they also aren’t always something that you want to display or use.

Whatever you have, the first step is to go through it all and see which items can go into storage. Just remember, putting an item into self storage in Lawton is safe and secure. Your item isn’t going away forever; it’s just going someplace a little more out of the way for a while. It’ll still be there when you need it! Still, if you’re storing something truly valuable, it’s always a good idea to take out some insurance in case of natural disasters or other things that self storage can’t guard against.

Pack to protect and keep records so your valuables are easy to retrieve. When the time comes to pass along your grandmother’s wedding ring to your own children or you want to look through some treasured family photographs, you want to be able to find what you’re looking for right away. Digging through unmarked boxes is not only inefficient, it’s also a good way to spike your anxiety.

Proper packing is absolutely critical to the safety of your items, and that starts with the right packing materials. Poor-quality boxes can be easily crushed or split. Within the boxes, use paper, foam, or bubble wrap to keep fragile objects safe. And whatever you pack, make sure you keep a record of what went into which box. That way you won’t have to unpack half of your boxes to find the one item that you’re looking for.

Choose the self-storage solution that’s right for you. Different types of belongings require different storage solutions. For example, climate-controlled self storage in Lawton is perfect for items that might be damaged by changes in temperature and humidity such as artwork, antiques, or musical instruments. If you’re not sure, ask a friendly self storage specialist for advice!

Lastly, insure your belongings. If it’s important enough to pack, then it’s probably important enough to insure. At Storage ‘R’ Us, we do all we can to help keep your items safe and sound, including 24/7 video monitoring, fenced and walled perimeters, gated access, and more, but even we can’t always protect against Mother Nature. In the event of a tornado, flood, or other natural disaster, you’ll be glad to know that your most treasured belongings are not only stored safely, but they’re insured as well.

If you’re ready to store some of your treasures, just call Storage ‘R’ Us or come by one of our convenient Lawton self storage locations today!

Sure, we’re all pretty envious of incredibly wealthy fictional characters and all the cool stuff that they have piled around their luxurious manors or whatever, but we’re not always so envious of what it would take to store all that precious loot. Without further ado, here’s our list of the top eight fictional characters who would probably need a lot of help from self storage in Lawton if they lived here:

Number 8: Lara Croft, Tomb Raider – Look, you don’t raid tombs without acquiring a lot of stuff, right? And while Lara might keep the best of it around Croft Manor, she could always use some secure (and probably climate-controlled) self storage for all the rest.

Number 7: Ariel from The Little Mermaid – For anyone who has a big collection like Ariel’s collection of artifacts from the surface world, space quickly becomes a premium. Ariel had a nice big underwater grotto to keep her prizes safe under the sea, but if she lived in Lawton, she’d probably need self storage.

Number 6: Randolph and Mortimer Duke from Trading Places – These wealthy brothers swap the lives of a rich person and a poor person to predictably disastrous results. In addition to a commodities brokerage and plenty of stuff, the two even owned other peoples’ homes. Their butlers probably had butlers.

Number 5: Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby – Famed for his elaborate parties, Jay Gatsby was as obsessed with the appearance of wealth as he was with actually having it, which meant that he spent lots of money on his big mansion and even bigger parties. If he lived in Lawton, he would definitely need self storage for all those gold ties and maybe some secure vehicle storage for his big yellow car.

Number 4: Charles Foster Kane – The wealthy newspaper magnate and eponymous lead character of Citizen Kane built an enormous pleasure palace called Xanadu, which housed “a collection of everything, so big it can never be catalogued or appraised.” With so much valuable stuff, he should probably look into some climate-controlled self storage in Lawton!

Number 3: Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons – Speaking of valuable stuff, a partial list of Mr. Burns’ possessions includes “King Arthur’s Excalibur, the only existing nude photo of Mark Twain, and that rare first draft of the Constitution with the word ‘suckers’ in it.” He also has a strict no-trespassing policy, which he enforces with vicious guard dogs, among other things, so secure self storage is probably a must.

Number 2: Scrooge McDuck – When you go swimming in gold coins, you know you’ve got a lot of stuff to store.

Number 1: Bruce Wayne (aka the Batman) – Bruce Wayne is a billionaire by day and a crimefighter by night, with an arsenal of gadgets and vehicles that would make most governments envious. Just look at all the stuff he keeps in the cave system under Wayne Manor—giant pennies, mechanical dinosaurs, and lots more! Batman needs self storage space in the worst way!

Unlike Charles Foster Kane, most of us don’t have enough stuff to fill 10 museums, but we’ve all had times when we could use a little extra space. When that time comes, self storage in Lawton is here for you. We even have vehicle storage for the Batmobile, the Batwing, the Batcopter, the Batboat, and the Batcycle. Whatever you need to store, let Storage ‘R’ Us help find the solution that’s a perfect fit!

We all store a lot of different things. We put some items into self storage as though we were simply storing them in the attic, garage, or an unfinished basement. These are usually things that we aren’t likely to part with, but they aren’t likely to suffer any ill effects from changes in temperature or humidity, either – items such as holiday decorations, for example.

There are other things, though, that we need to store more carefully. We need to be much more careful with items such as business or personal documents, books and magazines, artwork and photographs, electronics, leather goods, family heirlooms, antiques, and collectibles of all kinds. This is where climate-controlled self storage in Lawton comes in.

So why do we turn to climate-controlled self storage for so many of our most prized possessions?

Climate-controlled self storage helps to manage temperature and humidity, protecting your stored items from all manner of damaging effects. Depending on what you’re storing, drastic changes in temperature and humidity can lead to warping, cracking, rust, oxidation, decay, and many other problems.

Climate-controlled self storage helps protect your belongings. For the items listed above and many more, fluctuations in temperature and humidity can be disastrous. Climate-controlled self storage in Lawton not only protects your belongings from the elements, it also helps to keep them safe from pests that might otherwise damage them.

Climate-controlled self storage is also popular because it’s a newer option, relatively speaking. After all, climate control such as air conditioning hasn’t actually been around all that long. 1922 saw the first air conditioner installed in a movie theater, while the White House didn’t get air conditioning until around 1930. AC had only reached about 10% of American households by the mid-sixties.

While we take air conditioning for granted today, being able to control the climate of our storage spaces is still relatively novel. After all, while your house is probably air conditioned, your attic, garage, or unfinished basement may very well not be. And climate-controlled self storage in Lawton provides other kinds of security besides just preventing changes in temperature and humidity. Because of the internal location of climate-controlled storage units, they’re even more secure than regular self storage units, which are already protected by fenced and walled perimeters, 24/7 digital video monitoring, gated access, and more.

If you’re storing valuable items, however, it’s always a good idea to pick up some additional insurance. Climate-controlled self storage can protect against fluctuations in temperature or humidity, but there’s only so much that any storage solution can do in the face of a natural disaster such as a tornado or flood. In those cases, a little insurance can go a long way.

Though climate-controlled self storage in Lawton is extremely popular, we have plenty of spaces available. Storage ‘R’ Us has three convenient Lawton self storage locations, and all of them offer plenty of climate-controlled storage for all your belongings! Come visit one today, or give us a call and let us help find the self storage solution that’s perfect for you!

Vehicle, boat, and RV storage in Oklahoma has a new home online! You can learn pretty much everything you might ever want to know about how to store your RV, boat, or other specialty vehicle in Oklahoma—from project cars to food trucks and a whole lot more—by visiting our NEW RV, boat, and vehicle storage page!

Storage ‘R’ Us offers vehicle storage—including RV and boat storage in Oklahoma—at our locations in Lawton, Duncan, Moore, and Newcastle. Both covered and uncovered vehicle storage includes all the security features that you’ve come to expect, such as fenced and walled perimeters, gated access, digital video monitoring, and units with drive-up access for storing all your gear and accessories!

Vehicle storage isn’t just about RVs and boats, though. At Storage ‘R’ Us you can park just about any vehicle you can imagine, from work trucks to food trucks, snowplows to jet skis, ATVs to heavy equipment, motorcycles to project cars, and a whole lot more!

Who uses boat, RV, and other vehicle storage in Oklahoma? Anyone who needs a place to keep their vehicle where it will be safe, out of the way, and always available when it’s needed. Small-business owners use vehicle storage for their work trucks, heavy equipment, landscaping vehicles, and more. Hunting and fishing aficionados use boat and RV storage in Oklahoma to keep their vehicles and their gear safe and sound during the off season. Just about anyone can use vehicle storage in Oklahoma, as long as they’ve got a vehicle that needs a safe and secure home.

Why use vehicle storage in Oklahoma for your boat, RV, or other specialty vehicle? Maybe you don’t have room in the garage or driveway. Maybe you need someplace to keep that project car out of the elements when you’re not working on it. Maybe your HOA has a policy against having boats or RVs parked in your driveway or back yard. Or maybe you’re serving in the military and just need a place to park your car while you’re stationed out of the state or overseas. Whatever your reason, there’s a solution waiting for you at Storage ‘R’ Us!

At Storage ‘R’ Us, we’re always working to make our self storage facilities better. That means improving services and amenities for every type of storage, from our climate controlled storage to boat and RV storage, and lots more. In fact, our Rogers Lane location in Lawton is currently undergoing some renovations so that we can offer bigger and better vehicle storage in Oklahoma, hopefully by sometime in 2019!

To learn more about vehicle storage in Oklahoma or reserve a space for your camper, boat, RV, classic car, or other vehicle today, visit our NEW vehicle storage page or contact one of our convenient self storage locations in Newcastle, Lawton, Moore, or Duncan. And don’t forget to pick up some insurance for your vehicle before you put it into storage. Our boat and RV storage may be safe and secure, but when it comes to Oklahoma weather, you can never be too careful.

Those who serve with the United States military are always on the move—and so are their families! That often means they’re constantly shifting belongings from one place to the next. Most military service members quickly learn how to keep a move light and how to cut down on the amount of unnecessary stuff they own so that each relocation is a little easier than the last. Still, while most military families know how to reduce their belongings to the essentials for a move, everyone has prized possessions that they may not need to take with them everywhere they go but that they’re not willing part with, either. Fortunately, military self storage in Lawton can help you feel more secure with all the things you take with you and the ones you have to leave behind.

Whether you’re going on a tour of duty or undertaking a permanent change of station (PCS), you can always take along some of your stuff. But what about the things that you may not have room for on your next military move? That’s where military self storage in Lawton comes in. It helps ease the worry, whether you’re leaving behind basic items that you just won’t need at your new home or prized possessions that you don’t have room to pack.

Military self storage in Lawton from Storage ‘R’ Us keeps your stuff safe and sound in a secure, gated, climate-controlled facility. At Storage ‘R’ Us, the only people who can access the stuff you keep in military self storage are those who really need access. It certainly beats stashing your stuff in a friend’s basement or in a family member’s attic. Sure, your friends and family will try to keep your stuff safe and sound, but they’ll likely store it in places that people go into and out of every day. There’s no way to keep your stuff secure and no way to guarantee that you’ll be able to get to it when you need it. What if you come back from your tour and your friend is out of town? Or what if your cousin moves from Tulsa to Houston while you’re overseas?

When you use military self storage to keep the stuff that doesn’t go with you on your next move, you’ll know that it’s where you left it, you’ll know that no unauthorized person is getting into it, and you’ll know that it’ll be there when you need it. Of course, if what you’re storing really has value to you, it’s always a good idea to take out some insurance on it, as well. Military self storage in Lawton does all it can to keep your stuff safe, but there’s only so much it can do in the event of, say, a tornado. That’s where insurance comes to the rescue, giving you peace of mind so that you can focus on the next mission.

At Storage ‘R’ Us, we’re always happy to help our servicemen and women with anything they might need, especially those who are stationed nearby at Altus AFB, Vance AFB, Fort Sill, Tinker AFB, or McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. When you need military self storage in Lawton, just call Storage ‘R’ Us, or come visit us at one of our convenient locations! And we thank you for your service to our country!

Summer weather is here, which means that it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors and have some fun! Unfortunately, it can be tough to enjoy yourself outside when you know that there’s tons of stuff still piled up in your home, attic, and garage from the winter months. So it’s a good thing that you can use self storage in Lawton to free up your living space, de-clutter your home, and make your house a more peaceful place!

Every homeowner knows what we’re talking about. Whether it’s the collage of boxes that holds all your holiday décor and eats up valuable real estate in your basement or attic; the cold weather gear like snow shovels, snow blowers, and even back-up generators; the winter coats and boots and mittens that are piling up in the hall closet and threatening to come tumbling down on anyone who opens the door—it can all be stored safely and out of the way in Lawton self storage!

You can even put away winter clothes like sweaters and coats, seasonal sports equipment, cold weather camping gear, and a whole lot more! Got skis, snowboards, or sleds? We’ve got a perfect spot for them! Want to pack up all your Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decorations and not give them another thought until summer is over? We’ve got the solution for you!

If you have a college student heading off to school at the end of summer, now is the perfect time to get them to clear out their rooms, box up all the things that aren’t essential, and keep it in self storage while they’re in class. Or if you’re a military family stationed in the area, we’ve got plenty of options for self storage near Fort Sill.

Of course, not everything that clutters up your garage or backyard is as small as sports equipment or Christmas decorations. Sometimes you need someplace to park a boat or RV when you’re not taking it out on the lake or cruising down the highway. That’s where auto storage in Lawton comes in. Vehicle storage in Lawton covers more than just cars. We have spots where you can park RVs, boats, motorcycles, and just about anything else you can imagine.

So, whatever you need to clear out of your house this summer, chances are we have a place for it at self storage in Lawton. Here are just a few of the items on our Lawton Self Storage Checklist for Summer:

  • Snow removal gear like snow shovels, snow blowers, and more
  • Bags of ice melt and kitty litter for traction
  • Lawn and leaf tools left over from autumn
  • Winter outerwear, like coats, boots, mittens, scarves, and stocking caps
  • Winter clothes, from sweaters and long-sleeved shirts to warm flannel pajamas
  • Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other holiday decorations
  • Seasonal sporting equipment like skis or sleds
  • Stuff that your kids aren’t taking with them to college
  • Even vehicles like RVs, boats, snowmobiles, jet skis, etc.

Whatever you need to get out of your house this summer, we’ve probably got a place for it at Storage ‘R’ Us! Just give us a call, reserve online, or come visit one of our three convenient Lawton self storage locations today!

Great news for fans of packing, moving, and storage tips, informative—and sometimes amusing—blog articles, and all things self storage related! Your favorite Oklahoma self storage website just got a whole lot better! Here at Storage ‘R’ Us, we’re bringing together all the content that you could already find on our main website and combining it with the more than fifty blog articles and other information previously contained on our website for self storage in Moore, to give all of our Oklahoma readers—and readers from around the globe—the best self storage info available, all in one place.

We launched the self storage in Moore website back in June of 2013, and in the last five years it has served thousands of people from around the Moore area, as well as other parts of Oklahoma and all over the world. In fact, our Moore self storage website received traffic from more than one hundred different countries, with much of that traffic coming from expats who originally hailed from Oklahoma, or U.S. military service members stationed abroad.

It’s no secret that we’re proud to provide military self storage here at Storage ‘R’ Us, and we’re pleased that so many of the brave men and women who serve our country have found our website useful, even when they were stationed far away. While the self storage in Moore website is merging with the main Storage ‘R’ Us website, however, none of your favorite blogs or other pieces of useful information are going away.

Every one of the more than fifty self storage blog articles covering everything from self storage tips, packing and moving, vehicle and military self storage, and more that were located on the Moore self storage website are now available here on the main Storage ‘R’ Us website, complete with all new images and updated content.

So if you’re looking for that article about how self storage in Moore can help with your family’s move to the region, the benefits of climate controlled self storage in Moore, why you should pick up insurance for the stuff that you keep in self storage in Oklahoma, how to prepare your boat or RV for vehicle storage, or even that humorous article about all the things that you shouldn’t keep in self storage in Oklahoma, you’ll find all of them and more at their new home on the Storage ‘R’ Us blog under the Moore category.

While the blogs may have moved, self Storage in Moore hasn’t gone anywhere. We’re still located at 3411 S. I-35 Service Rd. in Moore, Oklahoma. Only our online content has migrated to the main Storage ‘R’ Us website, where you can still find all your favorite Moore self storage blog articles, and plenty of others, at the main Storage ‘R’ Us blog. Check it out and see for yourself!

And if you like what you see on our website, why not come visit one of our convenient self storage locations in Moore, Lawton, Duncan, Chickasha, or our two newest locations in Newcastle and let us help you find the storage solution that’s perfect for you!

These days, organizing your home, your life, and your living space are hot topics among housekeeping pros, life hackers, home improvement blogs and TV shows, and style icons. And why not? Good organization can help improve day-to-day productivity, reduce clutter, and even save money! There’s no shortage of home organizing tips online, so we’ll save the advice for the pros, but we will give you a few examples of how public self storage in Lawton or anyplace else can help cut down on clutter and make organizing your life so much simpler! 

Big Stuff at Home You Probably Need to Store Away

When it comes to organizing your home, one of the biggest challenges comes from furniture. Furniture takes up a lot of space. It can be bulky and tough to move, and sometimes, let’s face it, it’s unnecessary. Maybe you needed that huge couch when your kids were still at home, but now that they’ve moved out, it’s just taking up space that could be put to better use.

If you subscribe to the organizational concept of feng shui, you know that the goal is to create space in each room, not to fill the space unnecessarily. If your living room is jammed with sofas, recliners, end tables, entertainment centers, lamps, and more, you may find that you don’t have the space left to do much living in your living room After all, your house is a home, not a furniture showcase.

Rearranging any room that’s home to big furniture can be a real trick, though. Where does that furniture go when you’re not using it? This is where self storage comes in. You can keep furniture that you’re not using in self storage just long enough to clean and rearrange a room, or you can store it long-term. This applies to more than just living room furniture, too. You can store chests of drawers, dining tables, or even mattresses. Climate-controlled self storage in Duncan, Lawton, Moore, Chickasha, Newcastle, or beyond can keep your furniture safe and sound until the day you need it again.

Boxes and Boxes of Junk Around the House

Let’s face it, we all have some boxes of junk lying around the house. Some of us have more than a few of them. They range from old clothes to children’s toys to textbooks from college to DVDs and video games that we no longer watch or play but might someday to keepsakes that we plan to put on a shelf somewhere but probably never will. They take up space in our closets, in our attics and basements, in our garages and storage sheds. They contain everything that we once treasured but now no longer need yet may not quite be able to part with.

Think about your own home and how many boxes you might have in one place or another. Now think of how much space you could save by simply moving all those boxes to someplace outside the house, such as self storage in Moore, Lawton, Chickasha, Duncan, or Newcastle.

The Gadget Menagerie at Home

Sure, we all love gadgets! Chances are, we all probably have more of them than we even realize. Given that phones, tablets, computers, gaming systems, and everything else tend to always have a newer, shinier version coming out, it can be pretty easy to build up a backlog of old cell phones, MP3 players, computer equipment, printers, DVD players, and lots more that we no longer use. Even kitchen gadgets can end up sitting in the bottom of the pantry gathering dust.

Whatever kinds of gadgets you have around the house, you may not quite be ready to part ways with them. Maybe they have a component that you might need for some future gadget—a charging cable or headphones that still work—or maybe you just never know when you’re going to want to try out that Zune again. (We hear it’s what everybody’s listening to on Earth nowadays.) They won’t do you any good if they’re scattered throughout your house, though. Box up those old electronics and put them all in one spot, where they’re easy to find if you do want them. And climate-controlled self storage is a great spot for them!

So Much Kid Stuff. Everywhere!

As any parent knows, every toy, every art project, every Halloween costume may be a remembrance of some special time in your child’s life, which can make it difficult to let these things go, even long after your kids outgrow them. Maybe you are planning to hand them down to the grandkids, or maybe you just want to keep them around for their power to stir memories.

Whatever the case, all of that castoff kids’ stuff can accumulate over time, leading to lots of piles of boxes filled with things that you may treasure but probably won’t ever use. What’s the solution? Why not try public storage in Lawton, Oklahoma? Climate-controlled self-storage can be especially useful for those old art projects, band instruments, and other treasured keepsakes until it’s time to bring them out again.

Other People’s Stuff Cluttering Up Your Home

Even when kids grow up and move out and you’re left with an empty nest, you probably still find yourself storing some of their stuff in your basement, attic, and garage. Of course, your kids have every intention of taking all those boxes with them once they get settled into a big enough home of their own—and maybe someday they will—but in the meantime, if you want to organize, downsize, and de-clutter, you can always find a place for those things in self storage near Fort Sill or elsewhere until your kids are ready to take them off your hands.

Clutter in the Garage, Driveway, and Outside the House

With all the stuff we’ve already mentioned taking up space in your garage, you might not even have room in there for your cars, right? But boxes and furniture aren’t the only types of clutter we have to consider. Everything from RVs to motorcycles to trailers and boats take up space in your driveway or backyard, and it’s not like you can just put them in a box and stick them up in the attic. We’ve written before about how self storage for vehicles can be a blessing for homeowners, but you also need storage space for more than just the vehicles themselves. Think about all the accessories that go with them. They also occupy a lot of space that you could free up by taking advantage of vehicle self storage in Lawton, Moore, Duncan, Chickasha, or Newcastle.

Public Self Storage in Oklahoma is Ready for YOU!

Whether you’re trying to organize your life or just looking for a little extra space, public storage in Oklahoma can be a HUGE resource. We provide solutions for everyone from military families who are looking for self storage near Fort Sill to college students who just need a place to keep their stuff during summer break to those needing specialty vehicle storage for their boats, RVs, and more.

Whatever you want from self storage in Moore, Lawton, Duncan, Chickasha, or Newcastle, we’ve got you covered at Storage ‘R’ Us!

With day-to-day life seemingly getting more complex by the minute, life hacks are becoming increasingly popular with people of all ages and from all walks of life. Just do a quick Google search, and you can find life hacks for just about anyone and anything: life hacks for moms, teens, school; life hacks for the home, the office, the beach; life hacks to help get you through your morning, your evening, and even your weekend.

Many of the life hacks that you find have to do with increasing productivity or efficiency—getting things done easier and with less fuss and work. Here at Storage ‘R’ Us, we’re always happy to see life hacks that help you make better use of your time and space around the home, since they often recommend public storage in Oklahoma as a solution that can help reduce clutter, simplify your day, open up your living spaces, and generally improve your life. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a few life hacks of our own that you can use to get the most out of self storage: 

  1. Think Twice About Packing Your Essentials

Self storage is a great solution for so many things, but it’s not the right answer for everything in your home. It’s a good idea to think seriously about what you’re planning to put into public storage, and don’t pack away anything that you’re going to need on a regular basis.

Sure, you may not use that newfangled pressure cooker that you got for Christmas every day, but if you’ll be using it even once a month, it might be better to keep it in the cabinet and save yourself a trip to your Oklahoma self storage unit. When putting items into self storage, consider how much space they take up and how often you use them.

  1. Use a Pack and Track App for Self Storage

It can take the average American family six months or more to unpack the last box after move. That’s a heck of a long time to go without, well, whatever was in that final box. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available these days that can help you keep track of what you’re moving and storing.

“Pack and track” apps for your smartphone can help you streamline your move, but they’re also a great solution for keeping track of things in self storage. There are a number of different apps available, and many of them not only itemize the contents of your storage boxes, they generate color-coded labels to help let you know what’s in each box at a glance!

  1. Vacuum Pack Clothes and Bedsheets

Clothes, towels, blankets, bedsheets, and other linens and fabric items can take up a lot of space. Fortunately, you can not only reduce that space but also protect these items from bugs, wrinkles, and even mildew with the use of simple vacuum-sealed bags. These are available online or from many home goods stores. You simply put your quilt or clothes into the bag then suck out the air with your vacuum cleaner. Now your bedsheets or beach towels take up much less space, and they have an added layer of protection!

  1. Buy a Variety of Storage Box Sizes

One of the biggest mistakes people make when packing items for self storage is not filling the box. Filling boxes until they are full not only makes the best use of your space, it also helps protect the items that you’re storing and helps protect you. Boxes that are filled all the way up are less likely to tip and fall, potentially damaging the contents or even giving you a bump on the head.

To make the most out of your self storage space, get boxes in a variety of sizes. This means that you can easily fill boxes to capacity while also having boxes that work well for items of different sizes. When putting boxes into your storage unit, be sure to stack lighter boxes on top of heavier ones and smaller boxes on top of larger ones. You can also use pallets or shelves so that your boxes will be up off the floor and easier to get into.

  1. Break it Down Before Storing

Furniture is a popular item for self storage in Oklahoma, partly because furniture takes up a lot of space. Unfortunately, that means it takes up a lot of space in your self storage unit, too. The good news is that you can reduce the space furniture takes up by disassembling it before you store it. Furniture isn’t the only thing you can take apart, either. Many seasonal decorations and other items can be broken down before you put them away.

When you’re disassembling anything from furniture to exercise equipment, however, make sure that you disassemble carefully and label everything so that it’s easy to put back together when you need it again.

  1. Use Up All the Storage Space but Leave a Pathway

To get the most out of your self storage unit, you should pack it full. That means making use of vertical space, too. However, you don’t want to fill every single inch of your storage unit. Leave a little space between the outer walls of the unit and your items to give your belongings a little room to “breathe.” Also make sure to leave yourself a path so that you can get to everything without having to move a bunch of other stuff to do it. 

  1. Consider the Changing Weather

Here in Oklahoma, the winters are cold and snowy, spring and autumn are often rainy and cool, and the summers can be scorchers with high humidity. Not many things stand up well to those kinds of extreme temperature changes, so if you’re storing Grandma’s old armoire or your collection of ancient scrolls, consider climate-controlled self storage in Lawton. 

  1. Make Sure Stored Items Are Insured

A good public storage provider in Oklahoma will do everything possible to keep your belongings safe and sound. At Storage ‘R’ Us that means 24-hour digital video security, fenced and walled perimeters, gated entry, and a whole lot more. Even with all these measures, however, we can’t protect against everything. Over the years, Oklahoma has seen floods and ice storms that left thousands without power as well as high winds that have torn the roofs off of homes and businesses. Plus, you’ve probably seen Twister, the 1996 movie starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt, right? That movie was filmed in Oklahoma for a reason.

When you’re putting your stuff into self storage in Oklahoma, it’s always a good idea to get a little extra insurance, just in case the worst should happen. It’s not much to pay for peace of mind, and in the event of a disaster, you’ll be very glad you did.

Use Public Storage in Oklahoma for Your Best Life

Here at Storage ‘R’ Us, we think self storage in Lawton is one of the best life hacks around. You can use it to de-clutter your home, simplify your life, and even keep treasured items safe from the weather with climate-controlled self storage. Whether you’re looking for military self storage, specialty vehicle storage, or lots more, we’ve got the perfect life hack for you at Storage ‘R’ Us in Oklahoma!