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5 Types of Businesses You Can Run Out of a Self-Storage Unit

Okay, we all know that you can’t actually run a business out of your self-storage unit because it would be a violation of your contract with the facility, but if you’re running a business out of your home or even a small office, self-storage in Lawton can be a great place to house overstock, inventory, equipment, and lots more. You can even store shipping supplies in your self-storage unit and use it as a temporary staging area to prep shipments and get them in the mail!

So what kinds of businesses benefit from the additional space and resources that you can get from Lawton self-storage? The answer is: almost all of them! But here are a few suggestions that we’ve seen work over the years:

  1. eBay Businesses – Really, any kind of business that does mail-order fulfillment. Whether you’re selling things on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, or elsewhere, chances are you already know how much space order fulfillment can take up, not to mention storing excess inventory. So if your mail-order business is overflowing your living room, dining room table, or garage, then it’s time to rent out a self-storage unit in Lawton and see how much it can streamline your process.
  2. Craft Businesses – With the addition of sites like Etsy, home-based craft businesses have really taken off. Whether you’re doing online sales and mail-order fulfillment or taking your wares around to local craft fairs and community events, self-storage can be a great place to store excess beads and other crafting supplies, and can even function as a makeshift workspace for assembling your final products.
  3. Home Repair or Vintage Furniture Sales – Whether you run a side business providing minor household repairs or buy, restore, and sell vintage furniture, self-storage in Lawton can give you a place to store all your tools and supplies, or any furniture that’s still in the process of being repaired or restored.
  4. Direct Sales Businesses – Self-storage in Lawton isn’t just for businesses that do mail-order fulfillment. Some of the leading home-based businesses in America are direct sales businesses that use the “party” model popularized by Tupperware. Today, home-based party businesses include everything from Avon and Mary Kay to Amway, Origami Owl, and Scentsy.
  5. Snow Plows and Lawn Care – Home-based businesses that deal in a lot of inventory may seem like a no-brainer for Lawton self-storage, but snow removal and lawn care companies can also benefit. Vehicle storage gives you a place to keep everything from trucks to trailers, while storage units can give tools and other supplies a good home that’s out of the elements.

These are just a few of the types of businesses that can benefit from Lawton self-storage. At the end of the day, businesses of every type have inventory and supplies that can often outgrow your home or office, and renting a self-storage unit is often a lot more cost-effective than trying to lease more office space or buy a bigger house.

If you have any questions about how you can use self-storage in Lawton to your benefit or the benefit of your business, call or visit Storage ‘R’ Us today and ask one of our expert self-storage managers for advice. We’ve been in the Oklahoma self-storage business since 1972, and we’ve helped a lot of people manage their lives and businesses better through the use of self-storage. We can help you, too.

Every home owners’ association is different, but one thing that most of them have in common is that they impose a lot of rules. Sometimes those rules are about what color you can paint your house, or what you can do with your landscaping; other times they’re about what you can keep in your driveway or even your backyard.

Many HOAs won’t let you keep vehicles parked in the driveway or backyard for long periods of time—that can include boats, trailers, RVs, and project cars under tarps. Some have rules against any vehicles that aren’t tagged or licensed, or against things like four wheelers, campers, or snowmobiles.

HOA rules don’t end with vehicles, either. Many home owners’ associations won’t allow you to keep those big, competition-style barbecue pits in your driveway or yard—no matter how many cookouts you host—while others may have rules against having freestanding toolsheds in the backyard, or even things like trampolines, jungle gyms, or backyard playsets for the kids. Before you put up any structure on your property, it’s probably a good idea to check with your HOA and see what the rules are in your neighborhood, and if you’re moving to a new place, it’s a good idea to check the HOA bylaws before you move in to see what’s allowed and what isn’t.

Fortunately, whatever you need to park in your driveway or yard that your HOA won’t allow, there’s a solution waiting for you at Storage ‘R’ Us. We’ve got spots available for specialty vehicle storage of all kinds at all of our locations, from RV storage and boat storage to covered storage for that project car that you’ve been tinkering with.

So if you’ve got seasonal vehicles like boats and RVs, jet skis, or simply cars that you don’t drive very often, we’ve got a place for them in vehicle storage in Oklahoma at Storage ‘R’ Us! Whether you’re already living in a pretty strict HOA but really want to pick up a shiny new RV for when you hit the road this summer, or if you’ve just recently moved to a new home and found out that they won’t let you park your fishing boat in the driveway anymore, you can bring them down to Storage ‘R’ Us and give them a home away from home in our RV and boat storage.

More than just vehicle storage, Storage ‘R’ Us is a great destination for anything that your HOA won’t let you keep in the driveway or the yard. Need someplace to store the tools that would have gone in that toolshed? We’ve got just the place! Still want to hang onto that trampoline or backyard playset but can’t put it out where you currently live? It can stay with us for a while. We’re also a great place to store holiday decorations and other seasonal items that take up space in the basement, attic, or garage during the part of the year when they’re not in use.

So, whether you need vehicle storage solutions for a boat, RV, or project car, or just need someplace to keep things so they’re out of the way, Storage ‘R’ Us has got the solution for you!

Cars are meant to be driven, not to sit in a garage gathering dust. But the fact of the matter is that many of us have a strong attachment to cars that aren’t always practical to drive every day. Maybe it was our first car, or the car that we spent months and years dreaming about when we were teenagers. Maybe it was a ’92 Mazda RX-7 that we bought with money from our first job, or that beautiful Chevy Corvette ZR-1 that we were finally able to afford after we got that promotion. Whatever it is, we can’t always bear to put our favorite car out to pasture, even when the logistics of families and commutes require us to upgrade to an SUV or something that gets better gas mileage.

Our cars have long been a part of the American identity, and for many of us our ride says something about who we are. So even if we drive something economical or passenger-friendly every day during the week, we may still want to get our old ride out of storage on the weekend to go for an extended cruise and relive the memories of our glory days, or drive it to our 20th high school reunion and show everyone that we’ve still got it. We may even want to pass it down to one of our kids when they reach driving age.

You might not want to part with a treasured car just because you’ve picked up something new, but there isn’t always space to keep it in the garage or parked in the driveway. Luckily, you have a lot of options when it comes to auto storage in Oklahoma. Self-storage facilities that offer vehicle storage can help keep your favorite car safe and sound—and out of the way—until you’re ready to get it back on the road.

Just because you don’t drive it very often these days doesn’t mean that old car doesn’t still need some TLC, though. You’ll want to start it up and keep it maintained, even come take it out for a spin every so often, in order to ensure that it stays in great shape. We’ve got some suggestions to help prepare your ride for long-term vehicle storage in Lawton, not to mention some tips on how to make sure your car (or boat or RV) doesn’t get any unwanted visitors while it’s in auto storage in Oklahoma.

Of course, no matter how dutifully you care for your car, you’ll want to get insurance to help protect it while it’s in vehicle storage in Lawton.

At Storage ‘R’ Us, the safety of your vehicles and other belongings are our top priority, but even we can’t protect against everything that mother nature can throw our way. So whether you’ve got a beloved car that you just can’t bear to part with, or just need to free up some space in the garage, we’ve got you covered at Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton!

Constant relocations are a fact of life when it comes to military service. You never know where you may be reassigned, or for how long. While you may be stationed at one of the many military bases near Lawton, Oklahoma, you may also be sent halfway around the world to Europe, the Middle East, or elsewhere for months or even years at a time.

If you’re being sent overseas, long-term military self-storage can help you to keep the things that are most important to you safe and secure until you get back. Of course, military personnel and their families quickly learn how to make the best of the frequent moves and changes-of-station that are part of military life. You learn what things really matter to you, and what things can easily be replaced when you get back stateside. Last year’s gaming system can probably be handed down to a nephew—you’ll want to buy a new one by the time you get back anyway. That treadmill you got for Christmas a few years ago can probably go to your cousin. But there are some things that you want to hang onto for a lifetime, and you can’t always take them with you where you’re going.

That’s where military self-storage in Lawton, Oklahoma comes in! Long-term military self-storage can help keep your most prized possessions safe and sound until you get back, whether that’s in a few months or a few years. Of course, there are some things that you can do to help ensure that your stuff is still in great shape when you return to get it. That’s why we’ve put together some packing tips to help our friends in the military get the most out of self-storage in Lawton.

It’s also important to choose the right military self-storage solution for your needs. If you’re storing something that’s fragile or vulnerable to changes in temperature or humidity, then you may want to opt for climate-controlled self-storage, and regardless of what you’re storing, it’s a good idea to get insurance to protect your belongings. At Storage ‘R’ Us, we do everything in our power to keep your stuff safe, but even we can’t do anything about natural disasters like tornadoes.

Storage ‘R’ Us also offers vehicle storage in Lawton if you’ve got a car, boat, or RV that needs a home until you get back from your latest deployment or change-of-station. If you’re going to be gone for a while, you might want to check out some tips on keeping critters out of vehicles that are stored for the long term.

One of the most important things to remember when it comes to using long-term military self-storage in Lawton, Oklahoma—or anywhere else—is to stay in touch with your storage facility. That means having payment methods that stay up-to-date, as well as contact numbers where you can be reached. The last thing you want is for the credit card on your account to expire while you’re overseas and the storage facility to have no way to contact you to get the updated info.

So whether you’re going overseas as part of a military move or just need a little extra space in your home, give Storage ‘R’ Us a call today, and let us help find the perfect storage solution for you!

It’s finally here! For a long time now, those who needed self-storage options in the Newcastle area weren’t left with many choices, but all of that is about to change! Opening this February is the first of two planned Storage ‘R’ Us locations in Newcastle, Oklahoma! Now Newcastle residents can enjoy all the amenities and conveniences that Storage ‘R’ Us customers have come to expect, in a brand new facility just off Highway 37!

Self-storage in Newcastle has a new home! With easy access to I-44, our newest Storage ‘R’ Us location in Newcastle offers all the best in self-storage solutions, from climate-controlled self-storage to vehicle storage. Our brand new facility incorporates all the latest in self-storage innovations, including state-of-the-art RV parking with electric hook-ups, an exclusive RV dump station for Storage ‘R’ Us customers, and enclosed tornado-resistant concrete storage. (If you’re storing valuables, though, it’s still a good idea to get insurance, just to be safe.)

Now you can enjoy all the benefits of self-storage, right here in Newcastle! Folks across Oklahoma have been taking advantage of the many self-storage options available from Storage ‘R’ Us since we first started out offering self-storage in Oklahoma in 1972. We’ve been proud to provide climate-controlled self-storage, vehicle storage, small business storage, and military self-storage (to name a few) to our neighbors in Moore, Duncan, Lawton, and Chickasha, and we’ve just added self-storage in Newcastle on Highway 37 to that list!

A brand new self-storage facility with all the trimmings! At Storage ‘R’ Us, we pride ourselves on offering all of our customers the very best in self-storage solutions, and when it came time to open our first Newcastle location, we pulled out all the stops. Come see for yourself how beautiful and modern the facility is, with all of the self-storage amenities that our customers have come to know and love. Enjoy the peace of mind that you get from knowing that your belongings are protected by 24/7 digital video and fenced and walled perimeters, and the convenience that comes with FREE use of storage carts, PENSKE truck and trailer rentals, and plenty of boxes and moving supplies for sale on-site.

New to self-storage in Newcastle? That’s okay, we’re happy to help you get acquainted! Storage ‘R’ Us in Newcastle is reserving interior and exterior self-storage units now, so contact our Newcastle self-storage location directly to secure your space today! Not sure how much space you’ll need, or how to go about packing your stuff for long-term storage? Not to worry, we’ve got lots of tips and tricks on our blog, and our friendly staff of experienced self-storage professionals is always happy to answer any questions!

So, whatever you need from self-storage in Newcastle, Storage ‘R’ Us is here for you! Give us a ring or just come on by our Newcastle location! There’s not a friendlier self-storage facility in Oklahoma. Just look out front for the three flags, one of which honors the brave men and women who serve in our armed forces!

Every year around 14% of the population moves, whether it’s across the country or just across town. That’s a lot of people relocating every year, and every one of them has a lot of stuff to pack, move, and find a place for in their new home. If 2017 is your year to move, Storage ‘R’ Us self-storage in Oklahoma has some tips to help make your move go as smoothly as possible:

  • Give yourself plenty of time to plan and prepare. This isn’t always an option—sometimes things change and you have to relocate in a hurry—but if you have the luxury of planning, it’ll make your move a whole lot easier.
  • Get rid of anything and everything you don’t want to take with you to your new place. Moving is a great time to purge your wardrobe of clothes you no longer wear, to finally throw out all those old keys you’ve been keeping because you don’t remember what they go to, or to thin out your collection of whatever you happen collect. If you have items that you’ll no longer need, you can make some extra money by hosting a garage sale, or donate them to charity.
  • Make sure you’ve got the right size vehicles. You’ll want to move everything in the fewest possible trips, even if you’re just moving down the street. Nobody likes to drive back and forth, and it’s inefficient to keep loading a small car over and over again. (Need a truck? Storage ‘R’ Us is also Oklahoma’s largest PENSKE truck rental representative!)
  • Get your friends and family to help you move, so that there are plenty of hands to carry everything. And of course, don’t forget to buy pizza for everyone who chips in! If you have smaller kids, you can give them special jobs on moving day to keep them occupied and let them lend a hand.
  • Don’t forget to change your address! And while you’re at it, notify all utility companies, and make sure that your water, gas, and electricity are all turned on at the new place before you move in.
  • Moving is plenty of work without having to worry about cleaning up afterward, so maybe think about hiring a cleaning service to handle cleanup at the old place (or the new one, if need be) and give yourself a break after all the packing and carrying.

Whether you’re moving a few blocks or from across the country, self-storage in Oklahoma can be a great resource for your 2017 move! You can stage things in your self-storage unit while you get them ready, allowing you to do the packing in stages, or you can store stuff that is going to be donated or go into a garage sale until it’s ready to go. And of course, once you’re moved into your new home, you can use self-storage in Oklahoma for anything that doesn’t fit in the new house! Plus, at Storage ‘R’ Us we’ve got everything you need to help you pack for the move, from boxes and tape to paper and packing materials.

What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2017? Spend more time with family? Put more money into savings? Make it to the gym more often? If you’re like many Americans, your New Year’s resolution may include de-cluttering your home and your life. In these days of “tiny houses” and minimalist living, de-cluttering has become one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions around.

When people first moved from cities to suburbs decades ago, we found ourselves with a lot more space to fill up with a lot more stuff. But as the years went by and our children grew up, went to college, and moved into a home of their own, many of us found ourselves with rooms full of stuff that gets in the way of the plans that we have for our life. Maybe we always wanted to convert that room into a craft room, a home office, a man cave, or an in-home gym (to help us keep that New Year’s resolution about working out more), but there’s just too much stuff in the way!

Many people choose to simplify their lifestyle when they retire, finding that they’ve accumulated more odds and ends over the course of their lives than they need or want. Others find that once their kids have left the nest, they no longer need as much room as they did before. Even younger people are de-cluttering, trying to carve out the space to live the life they want. Whatever your reason, if you’d like to de-clutter your life in 2017, self-storage in Oklahoma just might be the answer.

While the first and most obvious step to de-cluttering is to get rid of anything that you don’t want anymore—say, by donating it to charity or having a yard sale—all of us have plenty of things around the house that we don’t necessarily want to get rid of, but that we also don’t need cluttering up our garages, attics, and spare rooms. Holiday decorations that you only haul out once a year, the good dishes that you only use when family comes over, sports equipment, hunting and fishing gear, camping supplies; there’s really no end to the stuff that we may want to hang onto, but don’t want underfoot all the time.

That’s where self-storage in Oklahoma comes in. Self-storage units are a lot more versatile than you might think. While you may imagine piles of cardboard boxes or old furniture covered in sheets, people have used self-storage in Oklahoma as crafting stations, or storage for excess inventory from their home business. Self-storage units come in a variety of sizes to fit any need, and both interior and exterior units are available. If you’re storing something sensitive to fluctuations in temperature or humidity, you can get climate-controlled self-storage. There are even spaces for that boat or RV that you don’t want sitting in the driveway or back yard! Just think about how much better life at home will be once you’ve got that clutter out of the way. And that will give you an opportunity to go shopping for more stuff!

So if you’re ready to de-clutter your life in 2017, or just want to find a solution for those holiday decorations or that big collection of lawn ornaments that’s getting out of hand, give Storage ‘R’ Us a call and let us help you find the storage solution for your future!

Santa must be a pretty hard-working guy to get presents to all the good little boys and girls on Christmas every year. But what do you think he does with his sleigh during the off-season? After all, during the holiday season he puts a lot of miles on it in just one night, so chances are he wants to park it someplace safe when it’s not in use so that none of the elves take it out for a joyride.

And being a wise old elf himself, Santa Claus would know that Oklahoma self-storage is a great, central location to park his sleigh during the other 364 days of the year. Why wouldn’t he just park it at the North Pole? Well, there are lots of reasons. The cold weather up there probably isn’t great for the sleigh’s vintage Venetian Red finish, and there likely aren’t very many mechanics at the North Pole. (The elves are all busy making toys, after all, and probably don’t have time to take off to do sleigh maintenance.)

There are other benefits to Santa Claus taking advantage of vehicle storage in Lawton to keep his sleigh safe and sound until he needs it again on Christmas Eve. He may need to get easy access to it at other times during the rest of the year—such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, for one—and so the year-round, 24/7 access that he’d enjoy with self-storage in Lawton makes his sleigh available whenever he needs it, without a lot of fuss or hassle. He can even give the elves access if they need to borrow it for some reason!

Vehicle storage in Lawton also boasts a wide range of great security features that help keep Santa’s sleigh safe and sound for the big day. After all, he wouldn’t want anybody sneaking a peek into the back before he was ready to go, right? If he were to store the sleigh at Storage ‘R’ Us, he’d have the benefit of our fenced and walled perimeters, not to mention gated access and 24/7 digital video security.

We’re not necessarily saying that Santa parks his sleigh at Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton during the off season—after all, we can’t divulge the identities of our clients or what they’ve got in storage—but we can say is that you’re welcome to take advantage of our great vehicle storage in Lawton for all your cars, trucks, work vehicles, boats, RVs, and, yeah, even reindeer-driven sleighs. (You’ll have to stable the reindeer someplace else, though. Sorry.)

Vehicle storage in Lawton is safe, convenient, and affordable, and you’ll have access to your vehicle whenever you need it. Even if that’s just for one very quick trip around the world one night a year…

So if you want to keep your boat, truck, RV, car, or other vehicle safely stored when you’re not using it to traverse the globe, just give Storage ‘R’ Us a call and let us find the vehicle storage solution that’s perfect for you this holiday season!

Just about every person in America collects something. We may not be very serious about it, but we all have our hobbies, and we all enjoy the thrill of the hunt. Whether we’re hitting the pawn shop or the yard sale down the street, there’s a unique joy to be had in finding that one piece you’re missing, especially someplace unexpected! Our collections do more than give us something to do, they help to surround us with the things that bring us joy and make us comfortable in our own homes.

Some people collect movies and books that they love, some people collect coins or stamps, rocks or trading cards. Many people collect dolls or antiques. Some collect autographed photos of celebrities, while others focus on comic books, snow globes, souvenir spoons, tin toy robots, and many other things. In fact, for just about anything you can think of in the world, there’s somebody out there who collects it. Back scratchers? Check. Troll dolls? You bet! Banana stickers? Naturally! Traffic cones? Of course! Even airsickness bags have their collecting enthusiasts!

We’ve even heard of a retired fire department chief in Kansas City who collected actual fire trucks. Not toys or models—the real deal! Now that’s a collection you might want to discuss with your spouse before it gets too serious.

Even if whatever you collect is a lot smaller than fire trucks, your collection can still take up a lot of space. And sooner or later you may need to make a little extra room for the other things in the house to keep your collection safe and sound and out of the way, or simply so that your spouse doesn’t end up putting you and your collection into storage instead! That’s where self-storage in Lawton comes in!

Self-storage can help keep your collection organized, secure, and easily accessible while also freeing up room in your home, whether you collect toothbrushes, erasers, miniature chairs, or clocks. Climate-controlled self-storage in Lawton can even help to protect your collection from the elements, though not even our dedication to security can defend against things like tornadoes, so it’s a good idea to make sure that your collection is also insured before you put it into self-storage.

And hey, even if you want to collect something as big as fire trucks, vehicle self-storage in Lawton can help with that, too! So whatever you collect, let us help you find the perfect space for it at Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton, Oklahoma. You can also visit any of our other locations across the area for self-storage solutions for all your stuff, from the biggest collections of the most unusual items to out-of-season holiday decorations to anything else that you just don’t want lying around your house.

If you’ve never tried self-storage in Moore, then you might be feeling a little overwhelmed contemplating the process. After all, you not only have to rent the unit, but also to figure out how much space you need, and, of course, fill it with stuff! Fortunately, we make Moore self-storage so easy at Storage ‘R’ Us that you’ll have plenty of time and energy leftover to handle everything else! We can even help you figure out what kind of storage unit you need, and offer a host of tips and tricks to help you pack and get the most out of your self-storage in Moore!

How do we make it so easy? Well first off, all of our units can be rented on a month-to-month basis, whether you’re looking for the biggest self-storage unit available or something a lot smaller. That also includes ground-level units, climate-controlled self-storage, and more! Whatever you need from Moore self-storage, we’ve got the solution at Storage ‘R’ Us.

Still not sure what you need? That’s not a problem either! Our helpful staff can work with you to determine your storage needs and help you find the self-storage solution that’s perfect for them! We can also help you figure out just how much Moore self-storage space you’re going to need. Want to get started? You can try our helpful online storage calculator to get an idea of what you’re planning to store and how much space it will take up.

Self-storage in Moore isn’t just about finding a place for grandma’s antique furniture, out-of-season holiday decorations, or excess business inventory. We offer storage solutions for virtually every need, including RV, boat, and other vehicle storage. So whatever you need from self-storage in Moore, we’ve got you covered!

More than just storage solutions, Storage ‘R’ Us is also your one-stop-shop for all your Moore self-storage needs, including all the moving boxes and packing supplies that you might need. Plus, we’re Oklahoma’s largest PENSKE truck rental representative, so we can help make it easy for you to move into your new self-storage in Moore, whether you’re moving from out of town or just down the block. And to sweeten the deal, we offer 10% off the purchase of any packing supplies with the rental of a new storage unit!

Once your stuff is stored in our secure Moore self-storage facility, we also make it easy to get to with convenient gate hours and 24/7 access. Moreover, we ensure that you can sleep at night knowing that your stuff is every bit as secure as we can make it, thanks to digital video monitoring and fenced and walled perimeters. Want a little extra peace of mind? We always recommend getting insurance for your self-storage unit, too. At Storage ‘R’ Us, the safety of your stuff is our top priority, but even we can’t do much to guard against a natural disaster like a tornado.

In the end, whatever you need from self-storage in Moore, we make it convenient, affordable, and reliable at Storage ‘R’ Us! Give us a call or drop by our offices and let us see how we can help you today!