Winter is here in Egg Harbor Township, NJ and it’s time to embrace the snow! But with the change in temperature, it’s important to make sure your belongings are protected from the harsh weather conditions. That’s where self storage comes in! Our climate-controlled units ensure that your items stay safe and sound, no matter the weather outside. Plus, with easy access and flexible rental options, you can enjoy your winter wonderland without any worries. Don’t let the cold ruin your belongings – trust us to keep them in tip-top condition this winter! Stop in the office the next time you are in and leave a review with the managers in our testimonial book! Looking forward to seeing you out and about, in this chilly weather! Stay warm! Our office hours Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 3pm. Access hours remain Mon-Sunday 6am to 9pm.
It’s that time of year again, and The Storage Inn is ready to help you make space for all your holiday cheer! Whether you need to store your Christmas tree and decorations, or just need some extra room for all those presents, we’ve got you covered. Our secure and climate-controlled units are perfect for keeping your belongings safe and sound during the hectic holiday season. And with our convenient location and friendly staff, you’ll be able to access your unit whenever you need to. So why not give yourself the gift of extra space this Christmas?
Some tips for the final pack up come next week! Proper storage can help extend the life of your holiday decor and make decorating next year a breeze. Here are some tips to help you store your holiday decorations like a pro. First, make sure to clean and dry all decorations before storing them. This will help prevent mold and mildew from forming. Next, invest in sturdy storage containers that are specifically designed for holiday decorations. These containers will protect your decorations from dust, moisture, and pests. Finally, label your containers so you know exactly what’s inside and where it belongs. Taking these steps will help ensure that your holiday decorations are ready to go when the next holiday season rolls around.
We want to thank our customers, new and established alike. Thank you for choosing our facility to store your belongings, we truly appreciate and value your business.
Hello All! Summer is now here and it is time to let the backyard party season begin! I am having my in-laws over next weekend and we are having a big party in the backyard. I have to the menu ready to go, but setting up the backyard is going to be the biggest effort. We have a smaller yard so we have to be mindful about the equipment we are going to need keep our guests well taken care of. Things I’ll be pulling out of storage this week:
1.) Our lawn mower, weed whacker, and hedge trimmer. To be honest, the only time we ever fully manicure the lawn is when we have company.
2.) The Smoker- for the brisket AND the regular grill for the hot dogs and chicken!
3.) Sprinklers & Super Soakers for my son and my nephew, they are the only kiddos attending the party, so they get free reign of the supplies. Some of the adults are big kids at heart, I am sure there will be a war.
Oversize Flower Pots- so I can run to the local garden market and plant some red, white and blue flowers, VERY last minute, so my yard looks festive!
Canopy Tent, Tables & Chairs- Our relatives are all older and need to stay out of the direct sun, so we need to keep them in the shade and set up some fans. I have about 6 folding chairs, so they are going to have to bring what they have to help!
Large Camping Coolers- to fill with the beverages- I have about 10 kinds of soda in my trunk right now, and I need to keep them all cold.
So thankful that we have a place to keep all these things during the fall, winter and spring seasons! As always it’ll be so nice seeing the managers and yard support on my visit to my storage unit. Happy Backyard party season from The Storage Inn.
The Storage Inn is a proud supporter of the South Jersey Field of Dreams. This is a local organization that caters to families with children with special needs. They can come out to the field, play a great game with their peers, and just enjoy the baseball game! Great uniforms…check, Concessions…check, Stands for the FANS… check, and a great environment with great vibes… CHECK! The organizers have volunteers on hand ready to assist every single player. We just attended opening Weekend last week, celebrating their 20th year! (Originated in 2003) We met some local families, gave out of Storage Inn Goodies and had a great night. Earth day was Saturday, so we had some help coloring from the children so we could decorate our office accordingly! The season will continue through the Spring and early Summer. We are so grateful to be a supportive presence in our community! Play Ball!
It is almost Springtime and we have been very busy here at The Storage Inn in Egg Harbor Township. It is time for Spring cleaning! Since we have such a great selection of storage unit sizes, we find our storage unit rental log of visitors a little more active than normal this time of year. Our smallest unit, a 5×5, will clear a little bit of that extra space in your garage. If you have a full garage of items needing storage, you will want to consider a larger unit, maybe an 8×8. This typically holds about 2 rooms worth of furniture and boxes.
Maybe this Spring clean is a bigger haul for you and you have plans to get through the basement AND the garage? We can accommodate that as well, perhaps a 10×10 or even a 10×15! These can hold 3-5 rooms worth of furniture and boxes.
WE HAVE MOVING TRUCKS AND VANS
We go above and beyond to keep the space ready for your storage needs. We have staff onsite who help keep the storage units clean before you move in. We also have a golf cart on site to help get around. If you don’t have a pickup truck to bring your items over, don’t worry! We even have moving vans and moving box trucks available to our renters. We offer specials to help you get the best rate on this service.
A FEW STORAGE PACKING IDEAS
Make sure when you pack your items, you pack them carefully in bubble wrap and use plastic storage totes for better keeping – I speak from experience. You can come and go as you need to during regular business hours and grab those items that you needed but packed away! As we have found to be helpful in our own experience, storing items in clear totes can be helpful for you so you can easily find items without having to open each box to find the item you are hunting for. If you have the time, and are a “list” type person, you can make an inventory list for each box that can be slid inside the box so you can read it from outside.
If this isn’t your style, you can also store your seasonal decorations in colored storage boxes, that correspond with that holiday. Examples would be a pink box for Valentine’s Day, green boxes for St. Patrick’s Day, orange and black boxes for Halloween, or red and green for Christmas décor. This can help you easily narrow down which box to grab when you need that item.
WE HAVE CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE UNITS
If anything you are storing needs to be kept safe from the bitter cold winter days or steamy hot summer days, ask our managers about the climate-controlled units. We are a proud family-owned and operated self-storage facility in Atlantic County, and we look forward to serving all of our new and seasoned customers this 2023 Spring Cleaning Season!
It’s Mmmmm Mmmmm good in the Winter!
It is the end of January here at The Storage Inn in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, and there have been some very cold days lately, but that doesn’t stop our customers from shuttling in and out of their storage spaces. Lately I’ve noticed people storing holiday decorations, as well as removing exercise equipment, presumably in an effort to renew their commitment to better health in the new year.
Earlier this week, on a particularly cold day, one of our customers, Jodi, stopped Into the office to purchase some moving boxes for the items that she was putting into her eht storage unit. “Cold enough for you?” I asked. “I’m freezing” she answered “I can’t wait to get home and have a nice bowl of hot soup!” she said as she took her boxes and headed to her car. Her soup sounded really good to me, so I decided to do a thoroughly unscientific polling of our customers as to their favorite winter comfort foods. Here some of our Storage Inn customer’s favorites!
Soup – Of course! Who doesn’t love a hot bowl of soup on a cold Winter’s day? The two favorites seem to be chicken noodle, and tomato.
Hot Chocolate – Mmmmmm.. The real chocolaty kind with the tiny little marshmallows floating on top! Not surprisingly, this one was offered up by one of our customer’s children.
Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes – Yes please – Make my chicken extra crispy!
Grilled Cheese – Cooked just right, so that the gooey cheese stretches between the two halves when you pull the sandwich apart! These people should get together with the soup people.
Sloppy Joes – Well, a burger is just a burger, but a sloppy joe, with a slice of American cheese – Now that’s comfort food!
Macaroni and Cheese – The cheesier the better – BTW goes well with sloppy joes!
Chicken Pot Pie – One of my favorites! I like mine with salt and pepper and a little bit of butter melted on the crust. Mmmmmm!
Spaghetti and Meatballs – A good choice any time of year, but really goes well at the end of a cold day spent outside.
Chili – There’s nothing like a simmering pot of chili. Whether you like it hot or mild, with meat or without, the combination of beans, onions, peppers, mushrooms and spices are impossible to resist when you’re cozy at home and it’s chilly outside.
Homemade Beef Stew – You know, the type that simmers in the giant stew pot all day long, until the flavors of the beef, vegetables, and spices are mixed just right. Don’t forget the buttered rolls!
Well, there you have it – The official Storage Inn customer’s list of their favorite Winter Comfort Foods. Well, my shift is almost over, and I can’t wait to head home, but first I will be stopping off at the grocery store for Sloppy Joe mix, rolls, and hot chocolate – so much for my New Year’s diet!
A True Self Storage Pioneer
It’s easy to jump into a business venture when you know there’s a market and money to be made – but to have the “intestinal fortitude” to dip your toes into the water before a concept has been proven makes one a true pioneer. Rudy Meckel is a pioneer in the self storage industry. When he opened The Storage Inn in Egg Harbor Township, NJ in 1979, storage space rentals were unknown to the area.
Downsizing and Self Storage
There are plenty of reasons why people decide it’s time to downsize their lives and move into a smaller living space including wanting less house to manage, retiring to a active adult community, health concerns, or the need for assisted living. Whatever the reason, downsizing can be a daunting task, but the The Storage Inn Self-Storage in Egg Harbor Township, and Ocean City, NJ can be a huge benefit for you in making that transition easier especially if you’re one of the following:
The kids have moved out! You can finally turn their bedroom into that office you always wanted, the dream craft room, or a guest bedroom. The possibilities are endless! So, what are you to do with all that extra stuff taking up extra space they left behind – bed, desk, dresser, etc.?
The Storage Inn can solve your extra space issues – with over 45 storage space sizes to choose from, it’s the perfect solution! It can also ease the transition for you and your adult kids when they move out. Place their items into a storage unit and give them access to it. This gets their stuff out of the way at home, but still makes it easy for them to access everything when needed.
Congratulations on your retirement! We all dream of that day when we can sleep in with no alarm and do all those things we’ve dreamt of for years, like traveling the world, or finding new hobbies.
If retirement means moving to a smaller home perhaps in a 55 and over community, the good news is no more shoveling snow or cutting the grass! The challenge is that you now have less than half of the storage space that you had in your old home!
Where are you going to put the 30 years of stuff you’ve accumulated but can’t bear to get rid of yet?
This is where a self storage space can come to the rescue! The staff at The Storage Inn is always happy to offer tips to help you sort and save the items that may have sentimental value to your family as well as the ones that you made need easy access to throughout the year.
Transitioning into an assisted living facility, or helping a loved one through this process, is a challenging endeavor. How do you deal with a lifetime of personal belongings that very likely will not fit into your new senior living community? Often, time is of the essence, and the need for storing these items must be met quickly! This is where self-storage comes to the rescue! Many times, the best solution is to rent a large to mid-sized storage space until items can be sorted and consolidated into a smaller storage unit for long term storage.
Whether you’re an empty nester, happy new retiree, or relocating to an assisted living community, The Storage Inn can help make the transition a bit easier. Here are some of the features that we offer…
- Award-winning, Local family owned business.
- Clean Safe and Secure Storage featuring 24 hour Video Surveillance and a Resident Security Manager.
- 7 day office hours and access.
- 45 storage sizes to ensure that you don’t pay for more than you need!
- Climate Control units.
- 10 foot ceilings / 20% more space than industry standard
- Full array of packing supplies available in our office store.
- Free Wi-Fi, Copy, Print, Shred and Fax
- Senior Discounts
- Home of the $1 move-in/ Free Truck Rental
Our Storage Inn professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have – from unit size and features, to arranging a unit for easier access. Stop by The Storage Inn in Egg harbor Township, or Ocean City, NJ today for more information on how we can help with your transition to a smaller living space and keep your lifetime of items organized along the way!
Time to organize your storage unit
Today is the day! You cleared the afternoon schedule, took the key out of the junk drawer, and you’re ready to head to the local self storage facility to finally clean out and reorganize your storage unit. You’ve been meaning to do this for months, but are finally getting around to it today… So you hop in the car, drive to the storage facility, throw open the door, and think “OMG – I can’t believe that I left it like this!” Boxes torn open and left half empty, sweat shirts hanging from old lamps, and a pile of something that you don’t even recognize shoved in the corner.
How did our storage unit end up like this? At this point you’re saying to yourself “I’m sure I had everything organized when I moved in, and I’m pretty sure I invested in a storage place to AVOID clutter.” Well, it’s time to get back on track, and get organized with a storage plan!
The Storage Inn of Egg Harbor Township and Ocean City has put together some tried and true planning tips for organizing your storage space.
Plan your Work – Work your Plan
The Three Categories of Clutter
Before you begin your work, set up three areas – one for items that you will keep, one for items that you will donate, and one for items that you simply need to throw away. If you’re confined to working within your storage unit or the area immediately outside your unit, you’ll have a space limitation. Instead of pulling all of your belongings out at once, you’ll probably be more successful pulling out a packing box or two at a time and making decisions before moving on.
As you repack, check to make sure that all of your storage boxes are full. Full boxes stack much more easily than half filled boxes, and are less likely to crush under the weight of the moving boxes above them. Converting your storage solution to plastic tubs can make this process even easier. Label all of the boxes or bins in your storage space clearly, and leave a small area to walk through your unit, if possible, to facilitate access throughout the year. Place the boxes or items that you are most likely to need throughout the year, close to the entrance, or at the top of the stack – planning ahead can really pay off.
Ask the Pros!
Stop in and visit the staff here at The Storage Inn – We’ve probably dealt with the situation you may be dealing with, and would be happy to help you reach an ideal storage solution. Keep in mind, most storage facilities have moving and packing supplies onsite that are designed to make your job easier. And if you’re in need of a few extra boxes, packing tape, or packing material while you’re doing your repacking at your storage unit, just walk on over to the front office to update your packing supplies.
Patty Ernst, the manager at our Storage Inn self-storage in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, recommends sizing up the items in your unit, and then taking a minute to visit the Storage Inn’s office store. “We carry many items in our store that can help our customers organize, or reorganize their storage space. We carry a wide variety of boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and even have kits specially made for storing dishes and glasses. For the ultimate in organization, we can even provide you with storage unit shelving that will fit against the walls of your storage area, and don’t forget the mattress and furniture covers!”
Hopefully these tips will help you to get your storage unit well organized once again – remember, a place for everything, and everything in its place. Now go git’er done!
How to Store your Summer!
Well, the Summer seemed to fly by here at The Storage Inn, located at the Jersey Shore, and now it’s Fall! The temperatures are dropping, and it’s time to start thinking about stowing your summer gear for the season. Let’s see… we have beach chairs in the trunks of two cars, a patio full of furniture, an assortment of bicycles, kayaks and canoes, and closets full of summer clothes. It may be time to consider getting some extra space at a self storage unit facility like our Ocean City self storage location or Egg Harbor Township self storage location! – Here are some tips to help you store your summer fun items!
Storing and Packing Beach Items
Shake off the loose sand, and make sure that your items are completely dry before storing them. It is also a good idea to place a moisture inhibitor such as Damp Rid in the storage unit to help avoid mold and mildew. Be sure to allow enough room for air to circulate around items such as beach chairs to prevent them from getting musty. Most importantly, DO NOT place anything into a storage unit that is still wet!
Storing and Packing Wheels and Paddles
Be sure to prep your bicycles, canoes and kayaks before placing them into storage. Oil any moving parts, and use the appropriate protectants on the metal, rubber, and plastic areas as needed prior to storing. You should also cover your stored items to protect your prep handywork!
Storing and Packing Patio Items
Make sure that all your patio furniture, grills, cushions,etc., are clean and dry prior to placing them into your self storage unit. Use patio furniture covers to protect your chairs and tables, and sealable plastic bags, or plastic wrap for your furniture cushions. Table cloths, placemats and accessories can be easily stored in an airtight plastic bin. Make sure that your grill is clean and dry, and that the fuel tank has been removed, prior to placing it into your self storage unit. Fuel tanks should always be stored in a secured outdoor area.
Storing and Packing Shorts, Tanks, & Tees
Be sure that all your clothing is clean and dry prior to storage. Use airtight plastic containers that are labeled on the side, so that you can read them when they’re stacked on top of one another. Placing silica packets inside of these containers will help to eliminate any moisture that might be trapped at the time of packing. Try placing a dryer sheet inside each of the containers to leave your clothing smelling clean and fresh when you retrieve them next spring.
Well, there you have it, the perfect plan for storing your Summer away from the self storage experts at The Storage Inn… at least until the temps begin to creep back up come Springtime!
To reserve the perfect unit to store your summer be sure to call or stop into your local self-storage facility, The Storage Inn! Our friendly staff is always available to answer any questions that you may have.
Tips for storing your summertime beach gear