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How Oklahoma Self Storage Helps Offset the Stress of Moving

Moving is always stressful. For starters, there’s the fact that you’re making a big life change, whether you’re moving your growing family into a larger home, downsizing, relocating to a new city across the country, or even just moving all of your possessions across the street. Then there’s all the work of the actual move itself: packing and unpacking, deciding what to take with you and what to part with. On top of all that, so much of your life is up in the air in the midst of a move. Fortunately, more and more folks are finding that self storage in Oklahoma can help take some of the stress out of moving. Want to learn how? Read on!

There are always surprises. No matter how well you plan for a move, something will happen that you didn’t take into consideration. Maybe something came up while you were closing on the new house, or the paperwork took longer than expected. If you find yourself with everything already packed and your old place sold, you might need somewhere to put everything until your new home is ready for you to move in. Fortunately, self storage in Oklahoma is the ideal solution.

You may not have enough room. In the midst of a move, it can be difficult to make decisions about what you want to keep and what you’re ready to throw out or sell. Whether you’re downsizing to a smaller place or just getting rid of clutter as you unpack, you may need some extra space while you make up your mind. A self storage unit in Oklahoma can give your belongings a home away from home in the meantime.

Self storage can help you move in phases. Whether you’re moving long distance – across the state or even across the country – or just moving to the other side of town, a move is easier when you can do things in stages rather than all at once. Moving is also easier when you can keep big, bulky items out of the way until you get settled in. Plus, you reduce the risk of losing or breaking things in the move when you stage them in an Oklahoma storage unit. It’s a huge stress reliever!

Self storage can give you more time to plan. There’s nothing worse than unpacking and discovering that everything is simply in the wrong place. It’s tricky to imagine what things are going to look like in a new house, and sometimes the smallest change can throw everything off. With self storage in Oklahoma, you can stage things in your storage unit until you find the perfect spot for them in your new place, and you won’t be overwhelmed by all the stuff you have to unpack and find a place for all at once!

At Storage ‘R’ Us, we’ve been helping people move, store, and organize their belongings in Oklahoma for almost fifty years, and we’re happy to help you find the Oklahoma self storage solution that’s perfect for you. Just give us a call or come by one of our eight convenient self storage locations today, and let us help take the stress out of your next move!

Here at Storage ‘R’ Us, we believe in always providing our neighbors and customers with the best and most reliable self storage options available. We’ve been offering self storage in Lawton since the early ’70s, and we were one of the first privately owned self storage businesses to offer climate-controlled self storage units, digital video surveillance, 24/7 access, and convenient online reservations and account management options.

Now we’re happy to be one of the first self storage providers in the cities we serve to offer our customers access to “smart units.” What’s a “smart unit”? It’s the latest advance in self storage technology that adds an additional level of convenience, security, and assurance to our customers.

“Smart units” offer self storage renters a new way to keep an eye on their belongings. Each “smart unit” has a small device inside that detects when there is motion in your storage unit. If there is, your smartphone will receive a text alert. It’s a simple as that! Upgrading to a “smart unit” is only an additional $15 per month on top of your normal rental price.

You don’t need an app or a special device. All you need is a smartphone or other mobile device capable of receiving text messages. Worried you’ll miss an alert? You can add a back-up number for an additional person, such as a spouse, co-worker, or family member. You’ll both be notified anytime your unit is accessed by anyone.

Of course, “smart units” are only one of the options we offer to help keep your belongings safe while they’re in self storage. All of our locations offer 24/7 digital video surveillance, not to mention on-site staff, gated access, and fenced and walled perimeters, so that you can store your stuff with peace of mind.

“Smart units” simply offer an added layer of assurance and the “hands-on” feeling that comes with knowing when someone is accessing your storage unit. For homeowners and business owners who use self storage in Lawton, Duncan, Moore, and Newcastle, these new “smart units” help to protect personal belongings and business assets better than ever before. And if you’re a military self storage customer, these units provide a way to keep an eye on your stored belongings, even when you’re deployed half a world away!

Right now, self storage smart units are available at our Storage ‘R’ Us locations in Duncan, Moore, and Newcastle, and at our Gore Boulevard location in Lawton. You can expect them to start showing up at our other two Lawton self storage locations as well as our sites in Norman and Chickasha in the coming months. Stay tuned for updates!

Whether you want to reserve your “smart unit” today or just learn more, give us a call or come by one of our convenient locations offering self storage in Lawton, Duncan, Moore, Chickasha, Newcastle, Norman or surrounding areas. Our friendly staff will be happy to install the “smart unit” monitor today, or order one if they’re out of stock.

If you’re planning a move, you’ve already got a lot on your mind. You need to fill out change of address forms, you have to change your info on all sorts of places online, and then you have to figure out how to pack everything carefully so that it doesn’t break and can be found easily when you get where you’re going.

Here’s a tip from the organization pros at Storage ‘R’ Us self storage in Oklahoma, though: Don’t let the junk that you don’t need follow you to your new home. Here’s a few of the places you’re likely to find stuff you can throw out or donate before you start packing for the big move.

The Closet – We’ve all got stuff in our closet that we never wear: old shoes, clothes that no longer fit, formalwear from previous events, suits and ties, you name it. It may not seem like much on its own, but unworn clothing produces a lot of unnecessary bulk when you’re packing. Consider donating it instead of bringing it with you.

Kitchen Cabinets & Pantry – For starters, throw out everything that’s already past its expiration date. If you’re like most of us, that’s probably a good 25% of what’s in your kitchen. Check the dates, toss anything old, and recycle the boxes and bottles. Next, take a look at kitchen gadgets that you never use, mismatched glasses and cups, and all the plastic containers that don’t have lids anymore.

The Kids’ Rooms – Clothes that they’ve outgrown. Toys they no longer play with. Toys that are absolutely broken. Books they never read. Old school supplies that they no longer use. Homework from years past that is still lying around, taking up space and making a mess. If your kids no longer want it and it doesn’t have any meaning to you, it’s time to let it go.

The Garage & Basement – Here’s where the real fun begins. Think about it. When something doesn’t have a place in the rest of the house anymore, where does it usually end up? The garage or basement. This can include just about anything: Exercise machines that you bought with the best of intentions but never use. Old sporting equipment that hasn’t seen the field in years. Hobby supplies. The leftover stuff from that home remodel you did a few years back. You name it, you may find it in your garage or basement.

Bathroom Cabinets – Honestly, when did you last clean out the bathroom cabinet? It’s a graveyard of old medicine bottles (which should be disposed of properly), those fancy bath soaps that your mother-in-law got you that you never remember to use, old makeup and perfume bottles, nail polish (and remover), shampoo, hand towels, and so on. Get rid of what you’re not using so you don’t have to move it!

Even after you’ve gotten rid of everything that you can get rid of, though, you may still need some extra room at the new house. You want your new home to be a fresh start and free from clutter, after all. For all those things, there’s self storage in Oklahoma from Storage ‘R’ Us! We’ve got locations in Lawton, Moore, Duncan, Chickasha, Newcastle, and Norman. Wherever you’re moving in Oklahoma, we won’t be far away!