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!
The garage attached to the average home is truly an overlooked room, one in which all members of the family feel free to drop, stash, or dump anything they don’t want to bring into the house. It’s where tools, toys, sporting equipment, auto-care products, and seasonal items of all types become heaps of clutter. The average garage gets especially untidy over the cold weather months, but most homeowners typically commit themselves to cleaning and organizing the garage just before the spring thaw. And although cleaning and organizing the garage isn’t a huge chore, there are a number of tactics that you can employ to make the one-weekend chore a complete success.
First, you need a plan. You need to block off a weekend (one with plenty of sunshine in the forecast) so that you can dedicate yourself to getting your garage in tip-top shape before the start of spring and all the seasonal mowing and other yard work begins. In developing your plan, make sure to include any extra help you’ll be needing. Little Rusty and Audrey have to earn that allowance money somehow, so make sure they know they’ll be helping you with the chore (well in advance). Also, you’ll want to make a quick audit of the clutter in the garage to figure out what kinds of storage bins or boxes you’ll need to get the job done right and come away with a well-organized garage at the end of the day.
Then, hit your local home improvement/hardware store for supplies. If you’d like to create a system that keeps your garage organized year after year, you’ll need storage bins, boxes, tape and markers. Clear storage bins are best, as you can see their contents at a glance—making it easy to find something you’re looking for later. You’ll also need to get a trash bin or dumpster ready for all the items you want the garbage truck to collect and haul off.
Start your garage cleaning weekend by moving everything that isn’t nailed down out of the garage and into the driveway or yard. If you want to make the effort as easy as possible, make piles of common items: all sports equipment in one pile, all garden equipment in other pile, etc. Anything you haven’t used in a few years may need to find a new home outside your garage (the dump). Anything you want to keep, but don’t really have room for in the garage can be placed into a separate pile to be taken to a public self-storage facility such as Storage ‘R’ Us in Moore, Oklahoma.
Sweep and mop. Since everything is out of the garage, take the time to give it a good cleaning. You might also want to attack any oil or grease stains on the floor of the garage while you’re at it.
Start boxing and organizing. If you have storage tubs ready to fill, start moving the piles of common items into their new bins. Use the tape and markers you bought to label them as needed.
Watch what you throw away. There are a great number of chemicals, solvents, fuels, and cleaners you can’t toss in the garbage for the trash truck to haul away. If you have unwanted household hazardous materials such as old aerosol cans, latex paint, motor oil, paint thinner, pesticides, household cleaners, or solvents, make sure you contact your city and ask about their drop-off and disposal program.
Lastly, put everything back according to how or when you’ll be using it in the future. If you’re tackling your messy garage just before springtime, you’ll probably want to store the holiday gear and winter weather equipment toward the back of the garage. Bring the lawn and garden supplies to the front where they can be easily reached on the weekends when you’re out mowing the lawn and digging in the garden.
If you’re looking for a self-storage solution, feel free to stop by one of our Storage ‘R’ Us locations in Moore, Duncan, Lawton, Newcastle, Norman, or Chickasha, Oklahoma today, and see what our self-storage solutions can do for you! One of our self-storage experts will be happy to recommend a self-storage unit that affords you the kind of storage you require.
In the wake of any terrible or devastating event, once all the dust has settled and the people affected by the incident come together to regroup and rebuild, one of the questions that is almost always asked is “did we learn anything from this incident?”
It’s a question that’s asked by nearly everyone affected by a disaster of any sort. And in the case of a large-scale tornado, the question is asked by severe weather forecasters, emergency services personnel, law enforcement, city planners, government, non-governmental humanitarian groups (Red Cross), as well as the businesses and residents that were directly affected. Even after the devastating Moore, Oklahoma tornado event of last May that still has many of us putting our lives, our businesses, and our homes back together again, many pondered this simple question. Because it’s human nature. It’s how we prepare ourselves for a better outcome in the case of a similar event in the future. When the power goes out, and you’re left overnight in the dark, you learn that you need to have a stash of candles and matches on-hand for the next time the power goes out. It’s the same with natural disasters and emergency preparedness – just on a much bigger scale.
So, considering that people of all walks learn from their experiences (good and bad) every day, it makes sense to look back at something even as unpredictable and unstoppable as an F5 tornado and try to find a learning opportunity that they can take away from the experience. Here at Storage ‘R’ Us self storage in Moore, Oklahoma, we watched as some of our friends in the local self storage industry lost large percentages of their facilities to wind and debris damage in the May 2013 Moore, Oklahoma tornado event. We watched in horror as the news reported an estimated 1,150 homes were destroyed, along with Briarwood and Plaza Towers elementary schools. Moore Medical was also heavily damaged, displacing a number of patients.
In the wake of this terrible event, we learned that hundreds of area residents would need a secure place to store their remaining belongings as they started the process of picking up and rebuilding. We knew that many were so affected by the event, that they wouldn’t know where to turn initially for that kind of assistance. We learned that we needed to be ready to help any time one of these events occurred near our Moore self storage facility.
In the days after the Moore tornado last May, Storage ‘R’ Us opened up a large number of available self storage units in our Moore location. We charged the renters affected by the Moore tornado nothing for the first month. For those who needed more time to collect their belongings and store them safely until they had new living accommodations, we gladly cut our rental fees in half. In the end, we think that we can be ready to help when (if ever) the next major weather event hits an area in which we have a self storage facility. We think we’ve learned how to react. And when to react. Hopefully, those in Moore, Oklahoma that we’ve helped have learned that they can turn to us when something of this magnitude strikes the area.
If you’re looking for a self-storage solution, feel free to stop by one of our Storage ‘R’ Us locations in Moore, Duncan, Lawton, Newcastle, Norman or Chickasha, Oklahoma today, and see what our full-featured self-storage facilities can do for you and your family.