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8 Simple Life Hacks and Self Storage Solutions for Your Home

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!

These days, more and more people are choosing to rent rather than buy their homes. In 2014, more than 40% of the population rented homes, apartments, or condos. Sometimes this is driven by convenience or budget, other times by necessity. Regardless of the reason, it’s a trend that doesn’t show any signs of going away, given that young people seem to be increasingly likely to rent rather than buy, with the share of renters aged 18 to 34 climbing to more than 70% in 2014.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who rent a home, apartment, or condo, you know that there are tradeoffs, including limited space and limited options on how to improve that space for your own storage needs. That’s where self-storage in Oklahoma comes to the rescue. Whether you’re looking for self-storage in Chickasha, Newcastle, or anywhere else in Oklahoma, you can find storage solutions to help keep your stuff safe, secure, and out of the way, while also keeping it accessible while you rent!

Make a Moving and Storage Game Plan

Making a plan is a good first step before you embark on any big operation, and moving is definitely a big operation. When you’re moving into a new apartment or condo, your game plan will be determined in part by the reasons behind your move. You may be moving to go to school, to start a new job, or as part of your military service. (Military moves are especially common, and with so many bases around Lawton, Storage ‘R’ Us provides lots of military self-storage in Oklahoma.) You may be downsizing from a larger home into a smaller apartment, or moving out of your parents’ house or out of college dorms for the first time. In many cases, rentals are used to get a feel for a place before you buy a more permanent home there.

Whatever the reasons for your move, there will be stuff that you want to take with you, stuff that you want to leave behind, and probably stuff that you want to keep but may not have room for in your new place. Getting an idea of how much space you’ll have once you move can help prevent you from living out of boxes for weeks or months at a time once you get there. You can pack some things for your new place and some things for self-storage in Newcastle, or wherever you may be moving in Oklahoma. If you want more help planning your move, visit Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton, Newcastle, Norman, Duncan, Chickasha, and Moore in Oklahoma. We’ve got plenty of moving supplies for sale, PENSKE truck rentals available, and the self-storage pros on our staff know lots of great moving tips that will help your game plan succeed!

Weed Out the Stuff You Don’t Need

We all have stuff that we don’t need, so if you’re downsizing your living space anyway, it’s a great time to de-clutter and simplify your life and your move. After all, the less stuff you have, the less you have to move!

Just because you own something now doesn’t necessarily mean that it needs to come with you on the move, or go into storage. Let go of things you never use, or things that have no value to you—either monetary or sentimental. There’s no need to spend the time and energy moving things that you don’t actually want or need. For what’s left, however, self-storage in Oklahoma is a great fit. 

Measure Your Rooms

As we said, one of the most important parts of planning a move is knowing how much space you’re going to have when you get there. After all, there’s not much point in figuring out what you want to bring with you until you know what you can bring, right? When you visit the location, bring a tape measure, and get an accurate idea of the amount of usable space you’ll have to work with. Raw square footage numbers aren’t much help if it turns out that your bedroom is too narrow for your current bed. Once you know how much space you have in your rental, you can start figuring out how much space you’ll need in storage. 

Use the Self Storage Calculator

Some people are intimidated by the idea of renting self-storage in Chickasha or anywhere else, because they have no idea what size self-storage unit they’ll actually need. Fortunately, the pros at Storage ‘R’ Us have made it easy. You can visit any of our locations in Newcastle, Lawton, Chickasha, Moore, or Duncan, OK, and one of our self-storage associates will be happy to help you find the perfect self-storage unit for your needs. If you’re moving in from out of state, though, you may not have a lot of time to spend hanging out in Newcastle (or wherever) before you need to actually start your move, which is why we also have a handy online self-storage calculator that can help you to convert what you need to store into how much space you’ll need to store it! 

Rent Little, Rent Big

Self-storage in Oklahoma isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation; at least, here at Storage ‘R’ Us, we don’t think it should be. We don’t want you to rent any more space than you need, or try to cram all of your many rooms of stuff into a too-small unit. We want you to have the self-storage solution that’s perfect for you, your home, and your family. That means drive-up, exterior self-storage units, climate-controlled units, and many more options. We even offer RV, boat, and other specialty vehicle storage, for if you’re moving to a place with more restricted parking options than you’re used to.

All you need is a valid photo ID, current contact information, and about 15 minutes of time to fill out a lease agreement form. You’ll also want to bring along your own padlock so that you’re the only one who has access to the unit, though you can also buy padlocks from our on-site store. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out our gate and office hours. While you can generally access your stuff at any time, day or night, you might want to know when offices are open and staff are around to help you out.

And Consider Getting the Self Storage Insurance

Generally speaking, if you bother to put something into self-storage it’s because you want to keep it—unless it’s that collection of creepy porcelain dolls that you’ve somehow inherited, along with the curse that obviously comes with them. If something is important enough to you to store, it’s probably important enough to insure.

At Storage ‘R’ Us, we take the safety and security of our customers’ belongings very seriously. All our facilities are protected by fenced and walled perimeters and 24/7 digital video. But not even we can prevent natural disasters that may impact the contents of your self-storage unit. Fortunately, there are plenty of insurance companies that offer self-storage insurance to help protect the value of your stored possessions. One popular option is SafeStor, which offers a variety of inexpensive plans. You can ask your Storage ‘R’ Us self-storage team for more information, or ask for SafeStor insurance by name.

Storage ‘R’ Us has 8 Self Storage Locations in Oklahoma

Storage ‘R’ Us has been in business since 1972, so we’ve helped a lot of people move to, from, and within Oklahoma. We’ve got 8 convenient locations offering self-storage in Chickasha, Lawton, Moore, and Duncan, not to mention our two newest locations providing self-storage in Newcastle, OK. Whether you’re moving, looking for military self-storage in Oklahoma, or just need a place to put that RV, boat, or jet ski, we’ve got the self-storage solutions for you.

To get started making your next move easier, contact Storage ‘R’ Us at one of our 8 convenient locations today!

It’s a dream that all of us share, at one time or another: To run away, leaving everything behind; to travel the world with little more than the clothes on our backs. Just imagine trekking across the country or around the globe with only what you can bring with you—hiking across Europe on college break with everything you’ve got in a rucksack on your back—cruising Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica in style in your very own RV—or maybe biking the Pacific Coast Route with nothing more than you can fit in your panniers.

Yeah, sometimes we’d all love to “let it all go” for a while and hit the open road. There’s just one problem: What do you do with all your stuff while you’re gone? After all, no matter how seasoned an adventurer you may be, there’s a good chance that you’ll be coming back someday. Heck, even Indiana Jones had to occasionally head back to his little office at Marshall College from time to time to drop off a few trinkets or pick up his spare whip. Fortunately, if you’re planning a long trip, there’s a solution for all your stuff in self-storage in Oklahoma!

After all, Oklahoma is pretty centrally located in the United States, so it’s convenient to just about anywhere. Whether you’re from across the country, the other side of the globe, or right here in Lawton, you’re always welcome to store your stuff at Storage ‘R’ Us!

Self-storage in Oklahoma provides a safe, secure place to keep all of your stuff while you’re away, and means that it’s always available and convenient when you need to come back to pick something up or re-supply. So whether you’re planning one long trip, or a bunch of shorter ones, self-storage in Oklahoma may be just what you’re looking for!

There are a lot of different reasons to travel, some of them more pleasant than others. Some people travel for business, going to conferences or conventions. Other people travel to visit family, or return to places where they previously lived. Many people travel on vacation, and while the average family vacation is only around 4 days long (down from more than week in 1975), scientists have determined that 8 days is the optimal length for maximum vacation enjoyment.

Of course, at Storage ‘R’ Us we’re particularly proud to offer military self-storage in Oklahoma for those brave men and women who travel to protect and serve our country. For those who are stationed overseas, military self-storage can be a perfect, safe, secure, and reliable solution for keeping your treasured belongings safe and sound until you get back.

Whatever your reasons, if you’re ready to pack it all up and hit the road, then you should make Storage ‘R’ Us your next stop for self-storage in Oklahoma, to ensure that all your stuff is waiting safe and sound for you when you get back.

Santa Claus is coming to town… but he might not be able to hang around for very long. Santa has a lot to do on Christmas Eve. After all, one can’t deliver toys to all of the good little boys and girls all over the world in just one night if he spends too much time dawdling—even with the help of magical, flying reindeer.

According to research conducted by Linda Harden, Santa has to bring toys to anywhere from 378 million to 2 billion children around the world. Even at the low end of that figure, that’s roughly 91.8 million homes to visit. Fortunately for Santa, he’s actually got about 31 hours of Christmas Eve to work with, accounting for different time zones and the rotation of the earth. This is, of course, assuming he wisely opts to travel from east to west. And Santa’s been doing this for a while, so you can bet he’s figured out the best way to get the job done.

Even so, in order to hit all of the houses, Santa would have to make roughly 822 visits every second, which means that his sleigh would have to be moving at around 650 miles per second, or 3000 times the speed of sound. (You’d think this would create sonic booms or other disturbances, but Santa probably gets around that thanks to those aforementioned magic reindeer.)

But that’s not all! Even if every kid only received one present the size of a medium Lego set, Santa’s sleigh would still have to carry over 300,000 tons of toys alone, not counting the weight of the sleigh itself, or that of Santa, who we all know isn’t exactly slim. That’s a lot of strain to put on just eight or nine reindeer—even flying ones! And Santa’s a nice guy who wouldn’t want to overload his reindeer, so we figure he must have some of those toys stockpiled around the globe so that he can make strategic stops to pick up new gifts every few hundred miles or so.

And what better place to store excess presents than in a self-storage facility like Storage ‘R’ Us? After all, self-storage offers variously sized units to fit your needs—whether they’re modest or Santa-sized—and the Oklahoma self-storage units at Storage ‘R’ Us are accessible 24/7, 365 days a year. For Santa, this means he can stop in whenever he passes by on his whirlwind journey and stock back up on presents before he’s off to the next house!

So does Santa Claus really stockpile Christmas gifts at Storage ‘R’ Us? Well, given our six (soon to be eight!) convenient self-storage locations across southern Oklahoma, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t… but we’ll never tell! If you need a place to store your Christmas gifts, festive decorations, or anything else this holiday season, visit Storage ‘R’ Us today!

 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all at Storage ‘R’ Us!

Anyone who lives in Oklahoma knows that as summer turns to fall, spiders, ants, flies, and cockroaches have a nasty habit of finding their way into our homes—no matter how hard we may try to keep them out. Houses are warm and dry, after all, and must be pretty attractive places to bugs and spiders who want to escape the cold and damp. Unfortunately, self-storage in Oklahoma isn’t completely immune to these pesky invaders either, so while we here at Storage ‘R’ Us do everything we can to make sure that the outsides of your unit are proof against creepy crawlies, there are a few tips that you can follow inside your unit to help discourage unwanted pests.

Maybe the most obvious thing to do is not to store food in your storage unit. That includes making sure that any furniture or other items, like your camping gear, are carefully cleaned and vacuumed before they go into storage. Even tiny crumbs of food can attract critters. Another thing that you can do if you’re particularly concerned about insect-sized pests is to put down sticky traps or tape, what we used to call “roach motels.” The key with these, however, is to make sure you change them out frequently. You don’t want a lot of dead bugs in your unit, any more than you want a bunch of live ones.

When we’re talking about self-storage in Oklahoma, one of the most common pests we face—especially in the late summer and fall—are spiders. While other insects may be attracted to food or even to the cardboard or other items that you store in your unit, spiders are likely just trying to get in someplace dry and safe to build their webs. Fortunately, the majority of the spiders that we have here in Oklahoma aren’t venomous, but most people still don’t want to find them in a box of their stuff. And of course, if you do run into either a brown recluse or a black widow—the two most common venomous spiders in Oklahoma—it’s not a pleasant experience.

So what’s the best way to keep spiders out of your self-storage in Oklahoma? Keeping your storage unit neat and tidy is the first step. Spiders love clutter, because it gives them plenty of places to hide and spin their webs. Leave “breathing room” between the walls of your storage unit and the items that you store, and aisles between the items themselves, and keep these areas clean and clear. What you don’t want to do is spray a bunch of harmful chemicals around. After all, this is your stuff that you’re storing, and a storage unit is an enclosed space, so insecticides aren’t the best idea. If you can’t discourage eight-legged invaders with some cleaning and tidying, try putting together a home-made spider repellant by combining essential oils such as citrus, peppermint, citronella, lavender, or clove with some dish washing liquid and water. Spray the mixture around the entrance to your storage unit, and anyplace else you’ve seen spiders, and voila, spider-free self-storage in Oklahoma!

It’s that time of year again. School’s out for summer, and college kids are returning home with piles of dirty laundry and all the stuff that they cleaned out of their dorm rooms. The vast majority of college students live a sort of nomadic lifestyle, moving from one kind of campus housing to another during their college career, and shifting back home during the summer breaks. That’s why self-storage for college students can be such a lifesaver.

After all, if you’re a college student, your parents might not have kept space for all your stuff back home—and if you’re a parent, you might not want to deal with an entire dorm room’s worth of stuff suddenly reappearing in your house for a few months out of every year. Parents aren’t always crazy about the decorating choices their kids made for their dorm rooms, either, so a storage unit can be just what the doctor ordered. College students can use them to hold the things they’ll need when they head back to school, but that they don’t have a lot of use for while they’re at home, while parents can use them to shift hobby items or excess furniture out of the way while their kids are back for a few months.

Self-storage units are also perfect solutions for college students who’re studying abroad. Rather than moving everything back home, you can simply tuck it away in a secure self-storage facility and enjoy your trip, knowing that all your stuff will be waiting for you safe and sound when you get back. Self-storage for college students can also provide autonomy; you’re the only one who has access to your stuff, and you’re the one responsible for getting it in and out.

If you’re going to be using self-storage to keep some of your stuff this summer break, or if you’re the parent of a college student and are going to use self-storage as a way to help mitigate the chaos that having your kids suddenly back in the nest can cause, here are a few tips for storing common dorm items that can help make your self-storage experience more successful:

  • Pack Carefully: The better your stuff is packed, the less room it’ll take up, the easier it’ll be to get to, and the simpler your job will be when it comes time to move it all back out at the end of the summer. Use packing and moving supplies from Storage ‘R’ Us, or plastic bins that you may have around your dorm room already, and try to pack like items with like, in order to make things easy to find.
  • Defrost and Drain: Many college students use mini-fridges in their dorm rooms, and some even acquire their own AC units. If storing either, make sure that you defrost and drain them before storing to prevent mold and mildew, or damage to the electrical components.
  • Share a Unit: To save money, consider splitting a unit with a roommate or someone else from college. In this case, it’s best to prepay for the whole summer in advance and split the cost evenly, so that there’s no opportunity for misunderstandings later. Also, color code or otherwise clearly mark your stuff so that it’s easy to tell which things belong to whom. 

The last thing you want to worry about as the school year winds down and summer starts up is what you’re going to be doing with all your stuff. Self-storage in Oklahoma can be the solution you need to stop worrying and enjoy your summer!

Using a self-storage facility seems pretty self-explanatory, right? You rent a unit, then you fill it with all the stuff that you want to keep, but don’t want cluttering up your house, attic, or garage. But like with anything, there are better and worse ways to use self-storage in Oklahoma, and if you follow some best practices, you’ll find yourself getting a lot more bang for your storage buck, not to mention being able to access your stuff more easily.

The first question to ask yourself is, do I really need a self-storage unit? It could be that you decide you’d be better off just having a garage sale or donating those old clothes to Goodwill. But if you’re like approximately 10% of American households, you’ll probably find that you’ve got stuff you want to hang onto, but don’t necessarily need to have around day-in and day-out. Seasonal items like holiday decorations or winter clothes, sporting equipment that you don’t use all year round, and a million other things can and have been kept in self-storage in Oklahoma.

So who uses self-storage units? People from all walks of life use them for all sorts of different reasons, and in fact, 30% of self-storage customers are actually small businesses, who use their self-storage units to keep excess inventory, paperwork, and supplies, among other things. Military self-storage also makes up a big slice of the self-storage pie, especially in places with nearby military bases like we have right here in Lawton, Duncan, Chickasha, and Moore, Oklahoma. In towns like that, military self-storage can make up as much as 95% of rentals.

Once you’ve figured out that you need a self-storage unit, decide what’s going to go into it. Pick and choose carefully, and get rid of items that you’re on the fence about or no longer want to keep. After all, you may find that space is at a premium, and there’s no reason to pay to store items that you don’t want or need. Remember that you can use your self-storage unit to store just about anything, as long as it doesn’t violate the terms of the facility or local laws. Among the only things that aren’t allowed are ammunition and explosives, live animals, and perishable items. Check with a friendly self-storage professional when you call or stop by for a full list of what items can’t be stored in your self-storage unit.

Self-storage in Oklahoma isn’t just for the little stuff that you’ve got around your house, either. Storage ‘R’ Us offers RV and Boat Storage, Covered Storage, and specialty Auto Storage, both covered and inside a unit. So whether you have a vintage muscle car, a motorcycle that’s your pride and joy, a boat that you like to take out on the lake in the summer, or an RV that takes you around the country on vacations, self-storage in Oklahoma has a solution for you.

Now that you know what you want to store, you can start figuring out how much space you’ll need. At Storage ‘R’ Us we provide a handy self-storage calculator that can help you to determine approximately how much space everything you want to store will take up. This is an important step in your self-storage journey, not just because it lets you pick the size of the unit you’ll need, but also because it’ll help determine how useful your unit is to you over time. When figuring out how large you want your unit to be and what’s going into it, be sure to take into consideration things like how often you’ll be accessing stored items, which things take up the most room or weigh the most, etc.

Our handy self-storage tips can help you to get the most out of your self-storage experience by packing in ways that maximize efficiency, and also make it easy to access the items that you get to the most.

After another long winter, spring has finally sprung here in Oklahoma! While Daylight Savings Time may not be very popular with all of us when we lose an hour of sleep, there’s no denying that it signals the beginning of spring, bringing with it longer days and warmer weather.

Spring also means that it’s time for spring cleaning! Time to air out the house, put away winter clothes and bedding… and finally clean all that stuff out of your basement, attic, or garage that you’ve been piling in there all winter. You’ve been telling yourself that you’d “take care of it when it was warmer.” Well… it’s warmer!

Your friendly neighborhood Oklahoma self-storage provider Storage ‘R’ Us can give you a perfect place to store all your winter clothes, extra blankets, space heaters, snow blowers, holiday decorations, hunting supplies, and anything else that you might not need during the summer months, but that’s not the only way that self-storage can help you with your spring cleaning this year. Need someplace to stage everything while you give the house a good scrubbing, shampoo the carpets, refinish that basement, or remodel a kitchen, bathroom, or closet? A clean and secure self-storage unit may be just the ticket.

Spring cleaning is about more than just putting away winter supplies and tidying up the house. The arrival of warm weather also means that you’re probably thinking about firing up that grill, getting your boat out onto the lake, or taking your motorcycle for a nice long ride. Did you know that the Oklahoma self-storage experts at Storage ‘R’ Us can also store boats, RVs, motorcycles, and just about anything else that you can imagine? So when you’re ready to get that boat out on the water, or clean the mothballs out of your RV, boat and RV storage at Storage ‘R’ Us can ensure that your recreational vehicles are in great shape and out of the way when they’re not in use, and that they’re ready to go as soon as that perfect weekend rolls around.

Of course, you’re not the only one who’s been cooped up all winter. The kids will have sports equipment that can be kept in storage when not in use, and man’s best friend is going to want to get out and enjoy the nice weather, too. That means longer walks with your dog, trips to the dog park, or even just playing catch outside. Unfortunately, that also means that your pet may come back covered in mud or grass or who-knows-what. That’s okay, though, because thanks to our self-service dog wash station at our East Gore location in Lawton, Storage ‘R’ Us even has Rover covered.

So when you’re thinking of spring cleanup and summer fun this year, think of Storage ‘R’ Us. Whether you’re storing winter items, cleaning up your boat, motorcycle, or RV, or your pupster a bath at our self-service dog wash station, Storage ‘R’ Us has your spring cleaning covered.

We probably don’t think much about it when we’re sitting in Sunday service, but there’s a lot that goes into maintaining and running your local church. Not just the work of preparing sermons and services, organizing church events, and operating outreach programs, but also simply the physical requirements that every church faces. A church needs a place for all its members to come to worship, as well as meeting space and other facilities. These days, churches are a lot more than just a few pews and a nave. Churches are gathering places for the community, offering classes and workshops for children and adults, and providing opportunities for fellowship and outreach.

Keeping all of that going requires a lot of “stuff,” though. Whether it’s books and pews, extra tables and folding chairs, or seasonal décor, storage space in a church can quickly start to become a premium. Not to mention that a church needs to have all the same things on hand that the average homeowner might, from tools to fix the occasional broken door handle to a lawnmower to keep the grounds nice and tidy.

Many local churches also host other local organizations, including meetings for homeowners associations, other neighborhood groups, or the local Boy Scouts, and they often have to store equipment and supplies related to those activities, as well. If you’ve never looked in the closet of your local church, you might be surprised to find it filled to bursting with all manner of unexpected items.

Churches also receive a lot of donations for community outreach programs. Sometimes those come in the form of money, but they also often take the form of canned goods, clothing items, gifts for children around the holidays, and many other vital items. Before these can be sent out to families in need, they have to be sorted and stored somewhere. Many churches also run outbound ministry efforts, which can require a lot of different supplies to be kept on hand. Some churches even offer housing options for underserved families in the community, and in those cases, they’ve got to store everything that goes into making a home for a family.

In all, running a church means keeping track of a lot of stuff, and many local churches find that the needs of their congregation and community quickly outstrip the amount of closet or attic space that their own facilities provide. Self-storage for churches is a simple and cost-effective answer to those kinds of problems. A storage unit can give churches a place to keep seasonal décor when it’s not in use, a space for overflow of furniture for meetings and special events, or a staging area for donations until they can be sent out to the people who need them. Whatever the storage needs of your local church, a self-storage unit from Storage ‘R’ Us in Oklahoma may just be the answer!

Whether you’re newly married and getting ready to start a family, or you’ve settled into your first job and are looking to put down roots, when you’re looking for that first home a self-storage unit can be a lifesaver. Think about it: Maybe you need to store your stuff before you close on a home, or perhaps you’re combining two households worth of stuff and you’ve got extras and you aren’t yet sure what to keep and what to get rid of. You may have to move out of your old place before your new one is ready, and while you might be able to crash somewhere until the paperwork is all signed, there probably won’t be room for all your stuff there.

Self-storage for home buyers can solve all sorts of logistical problems that tend to crop up when you’re buying a new home—most especially when you’re buying your first home. Take it from us, no matter how many things you think of, there’ll always be at least one that you missed, and knowing that your belongings are safe, secure, and easily accessible while you move takes one more worry out of what can already be a harrowing process.

Self-storage for home buyers can also be a great resource if you’re building and furnishing a home at the same time. Say you find the perfect couch for your new living room, but the architect and builders aren’t finished with that room yet. Just stick it in your handy self-storage unit until the house is ready!

Your real estate agent may even recommend looking into self-storage while you wait to find a home in your area. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving right around the corner, or you’re coming from across the country, finding the right house isn’t always as quick as we’d all like. And even once you’ve found it, getting through closing can take some time. Keeping some of your stuff in secure self-storage while you wait can take a lot of the pressure off.

Many people also use a move as an opportunity to go through their items and get rid of stuff that’s just been collecting dust, or that they no longer need. Especially when you’re buying your first home, there may be some stuff that doesn’t make the cut, or that your new spouse doesn’t particularly like, but that you may not be ready to part with just yet. Self-storage for home buyers can give you a safe, out-of-the-way place to store that life-sized Darth Vader pool-cue stand that doubles as a hat rack until you can find a home for it in your new place, or finally decide that you’re ready to let it go.

Whether you’re buying your first house or your fifth, moving is always a pain, but thankfully with self-storage for home buyers from Storage ‘R’ Us, we can help make your next move as simple and convenient as possible. We also sell moving supplies, and we’re Oklahoma’s largest PENSKE truck rental representative, so make us your one-stop moving headquarters!