Albany Storage Customers Get Ahead With Springtime Moving Plans

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Thinking about your springtime move? Looking for a reliable storage company to assist you? At A-Metro Self Storage, we are always proud to serve our community of Albany self storage customers. With the busiest moving season upon us, we are getting ready and prepared with our staff and in our offices to do our tasks quickly and efficiently. We are ready for spring, are you?

Here are some things Albany storage customers can do to prepare for a move:

  • Choose your moving company:

Look for a ProMover certified moving company to ensure you are working with a legitimate mover and protect you from moving fraud. Make sure that the company you go with is properly insured.

  • Book your move in advanced:

Spring jumpstarts the busiest season of the year! Book your mover in advanced to ensure that you get the scheduled move you need with the mover you want.

  • Do a home clean-out:

You don’t want to be bringing unwanted belongings to your new home that will just take up space and increase the cost of your move. Throw it out, recycle, or donate!

  • Start packing early:

Pick up packing supplies and pack a little at a time. Get as much done as you can early so that by the time moving week comes, you’re not scrambling.

We have worked with a lot of Albany storage customers over the years, and we know what it’s like to have a rushed move, it is no fun! That is why we highly suggest planning ahead, and starting early. Don’t have time to pack? Don’t worry! A-Metro self storage offer storage space for those Albany storage customers who are too busy to put everything in boxes. Just give us a call today to inquire.

Good luck!

A-Metro Self Storage, your trusted Albany Storage Service

Choosing Safe and Reliable Albany Region Movers

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Welcome back to moving news and tips from A-Metro Movers & Self Storage, your trusted Albany area self storage providers! This week is National Consumer Protection week, and with the busiest moving season of the year right around the corner, we’d like to take a moment to discuss moving fraud, and how to go about staying informed and protected through your residential or commercial move.

Moving fraud happens more often than you’d think, therefore it is important that you Protect your move from potential scam artists who may pose as a reliable moving company or supplier. The web link above offers great resources on how to choose trustworthy Albany Region movers, be an informed consumer regarding your rights and responsibilities, and if you happen to need to, file a complaint regarding a faulty mover.

A-Metro Moving & Self Storage is committed to protecting our valued customers. While we cannot make your moving decisions for you, we hope that you will take the initiative to be an informed mover. Of course, we’d love for you to move with us, but the important thing is safety, so be safe, and be smart. Feel free to give us a call to speak with a friendly representative if you have any questions regarding the moving process.

Best of luck!

A-Metro Moving & Self Storage, your trusted Albany area self storage providers

Albany Self Storage Providers Celebrate Hearth and Health

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Welcome back to A-Metro Movers news! February is American Heart Month, and we hope that all of our valued Albany are self storage customers are in good health. In this issue, we’d like to discuss some great ways to stay healthy and happy at the close of the winter. We understand that it’s easy to go through cycles of feeling sluggish or lazy, but we also know that moving to a new place offers the opportunity to form new habits and new hobbies. Take a moment to think about what kinds of habits you are pursuing and if they are working for you.

Get outside – Spring is right around the corner. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like, the sun is getting stronger each day. Go soak up some of that vitamin D! Take a walk with the family, or plan a weekend trip for the spring. Springtime is the best time of year to go camping, biking, or hiking. If you like any of those activities, take advantage of the season. If not, find something else that you can do outdoors.

Organize your kitchen – Whether you’ve just moved, are planning on moving, or just want to do some spring cleaning, see what kinds of things you have stashed away in your cabinets, is it nutritious? Plan some healthy meals for the week. Keep your body strong by eating foods that are scientifically proven to be beneficial for your heart, such as oatmeal and salmon.

Check in with your doctor. If you’re new in town, look up the different health resources that are available to you on the internet or through your local community center. Do you need to find a new family doctor? Are you thinking about joining an exercise or yoga class but don’t know where to go? Do some research on places to go for healthcare and well-being in your new area. If you haven’t moved recently, it may still be a good idea to schedule a physical if you haven’t had one recently and always a good time to discover a new healthy hobby.

We value each and every one of our Albany self storage customers. Finish out the winter strong, and check in with yourself and your family about health. The American Heart Association is a great resource if you want to learn more about healthy habits to keep your heart strong.

Good Health and Happiness,

A-Metro Movers, Your Trusted Albany area self storage providers

Albany Self Storage Company Inspires Home Sweet Home

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Happy Valentine’s Day from A-Metro!  Are you planning to move in with your sweetheart?  Maybe buying or renting your first place together? Soon to be married and planning your living space? The season of love is in the air, and we wanted to take this opportunity as your trusted Albany self storage company to give you a few of our favorite tips for decorating the rental home or apartment that you share with your partner.

  • Take a walk through of your home, take a note pad, write down everything that you’d like to change in each room – what color scheme should this room be? Is the furniture arranged in the best way? What ways can we utilize this space better?
  • Go shopping! If you’re on a tight budget, second hand shops and barn sales are great places to find unique décor for your home. Go test out your style!
  • Do some research, look up DIY projects online and in books – there are so many projects that you and your partner can do together to make your space a special one.

It doesn’t matter if it’s only your first or second home! You and your beloved have taken the leap to move in together, and you want to make your space feel like it’s something to celebrate, like it’s something that you can share together and get excited about. But how do you renovate an apartment or house to make it feel like it’s your own? As your most reliable Albany self storage company, we like to keep our eyes open for home design ideas, and we have found an article that not only keeps things easy, but cheap! Check out this huffington post article, explaining 11 different ways to liven up your rental home. Of course, you can use these tips in your owned home as well.

If you’re new to sharing a home with somebody else, finding a style that matches both of your tastes can be a very exciting and fun time. Don’t let the daunting task of compromise stop you! Keep it light, keep it simple, and keep it fun and don’t forget the flowers and chocolates!

Best of luck!
A-Metro Movers, your trusted Albany self storage company

Albany Self Storage Provider Suggests Quick Fixes-Repairing Home before Sale

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Welcome Back to A-Metro Self Storage, your go to Albany self storage provider for resources, tips, and services to make your entire moving and storage process a smooth success!

With a grand portion of the United States under weather-watch from a string of continuous snow storms, we thought we’d take the time to check in about winter home maintenance. Are you a future mover? Planning an upcoming move? A good way to make sure that your home is ready for market is to take inventory. We touched on this in the last article, concerning personal items, but it is also important to take inventory of the condition of your dwelling. Does anything need to be replaced or repaired in order to sell the house for its maximum value?

If there is a repair that needs to be done, an appliance replacement, or painting, winter is the time to get it sorted so that come market time, your home sticks out on the housing market as a great buy. Take some time this winter to walk around your home and property with a notepad and note repairs and touch-ups that need attention. Prepare your action plan for taking care of any noticeable issues. As a future mover, we thought you might find it helpful to read this great article on About.com-“Repairs Before Home Selling Return Rewards”. Click Here to read about the quick fixes that make all the difference in selling your home for top dollar.

Whether you fix the repairs on your own, find somebody to do it for you, or start putting a little money aside so that you can hire a company sometime soon, now is the time for an action plan. Come market time, your home will be a shining star. So get painting, caulking and touching up. It can really go a long way in terms of the value and appeal of your home.

Wishing you all the best this winter,

A-Metro Self Storage, your Albany self storage provider for all your  self storage needs.

Albany Storage Customers Take Inventory This Winter

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With the new year in full swing, it’s easy to get bogged down with the January blues and boredom. But there is plenty to do for Albany movers who will be relocating in the upcoming months.  Winter is a great time for evaluating what you have, organizing, and purging to prepare for a spring move in Albany. The quiet darker days of winter are perfect for an inventory of our possessions. Take advantage of this time this January to get ahead on your future move preparations.

See what you can clear out of your house from the holiday season. Sift through that attic. Go through each room and see what you can get rid of or consolidate. You can even begin to pack up the things you know you will not be using before your move. Stock up on packing materials now so you have everything you need at your fingertips. And if you need temporary Albany storage, A-Metro Self-Storage can help with our 4 convenient locations.

Check out the Storage Tips we provide for our Albany storage customers.

Getting the whole family involved is a fun way to get rid of unwanted clutter. It can be a great opportunity to teach your children about sorting and purging as you help them sort through their own closets and drawers. Treat everyone to some hot cocoa or popcorn and movie at the end of the busy inventory day to celebrate your accomplishments! Come spring, you will be ready to box up and move out without a hassle, all while saving money because you won’t be paying to move things you no longer need or want. A-Metro Self Storage is always here to help with tips for moving and storage. Good Luck!

 

Albany Storage Customers Beware of Theft during Move Process

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Tis the season. Thieves are looking for homes to hit.  There are times when your home is more vulnerable to theft. A-Metro Storage wants our Albany Storage customers who are going through the moving process to be on the lookout and protect their homes.

There have been unfortunate news stories around the country of thieves pulling vans up to homes with sold signs and clearing them out when the owners are not at home. Neighbors will not notice that something is off unless they are informed. To an uninformed neighbor, it might just look like your moving out day but could actually be a thief getting away with the contents of your home. Protect yourself. Once your home sells, please inform your neighbors of your move date. Give them your cell phone number so that if they notice anything suspicious ahead of that date, they can contact you and let you know what is going on.

Another vulnerable time for your home is if you have to move out before it sells or after it sells but before settlement day.  Even if you have taken all of your personal belongings with you, thieves may target your empty house for appliances, fixtures and even copper piping. Again, having at least 1 or 2 neighbors who can keep an eye on your property can make all the difference in protecting your property from theft and vandalism. If you have home security, continuing paying for monitoring until closing.  It is also a good idea to contact your local police department as well so that when they do their regular rounds in your neighborhood, they can keep an extra eye on your property.

If you are having construction done on the home after you move out to prepare it for sale or as a contingency of sale, make sure your neighbors are informed about when contractors will be there and the companies they represent. They can always give you a call if they are not sure about someone who is “working” in your home.

A-Metro Storage wants our Albany Storage customers informed and protected from theft during the move process. Chances are you will have nothing to worry about and that is what we hope for you. Be safe and be proactive against theft. Good luck throughout your move and remember we are here for all of your short-term and long-term storage needs.

Happy Thanksgiving from A-Metro Self Storage to our Albany area storage Customers!

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A-Metro Self Storage would like to extend our gratitude and best wishes to our Albany area storage customers this Thanksgiving holiday. We appreciate your business and the trust you place in us time and time again to deliver and store your goods. It has been our pleasure to serve you.

Much of the country has been blanketed with snow over the last couple of weeks. Today the weather is at it again creating wide-spread delays and travel complications due to a large winter system in the northeast. We hope that if you and your family have to travel this week, that you arrive safe and sound.

From our family at A-Metro Self Storage to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Seasonal Albany Area Storage

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Happy Autumn! It is a great time of year to take stock of what we have. It may be time to put away the lawn furniture and lawn ornaments. A time to change the clothes in our closets to reflect the cooler temperatures. Certainly it is a time for change.

Is storage space limited at home? Could you use more storage space to protect and secure your seasonal items? Choosing an Albany area storage facility to help unclutter your home and yard from season to season might be just what you need.  Here are some examples of seasonal household items that might benefit from a safe professional Albany area storage space:

  • Lawn furniture
  • Empty planters
  • Hoses
  • Trampolines
  • Summer clothing and shoes
  • Summer toys and backyard games
  • Pool floats
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Camping equipment
  • Boating equipment

And thinking ahead, professional Albany area storage may be just what you need to store your holiday decorations each season as well as your winter items-clothes, sleds, skis, winter toys, etc.

A-Metro Storage can provide short-term Albany area storage at one of our 4 locations for your seasonal items. Protect your seasonal items from the elements by placing them in a clean, dry storage space in our secure facility as well as provide you with more usable space at home.  Call us today for a quote or for more information.