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Meet the Team at StoreRight Self Storage Lecanto-Nancy Wheeler

The next few blog postings will be all about the awesome team at StoreRight Self Storage in Lecanto FL. We’ll start with me! My name is Nancy Wheeler and I’m the Site Manager at StoreRight in Lecanto.

I have been working at the Lecanto location now for a year, and I love it! There is never a dull moment here. There is always something up at StoreRight! Whether it’s moving new tenants in, or working with my team on a maintenance project; or planning our participation in a local event such as the upcoming “Shop Local Expo” being held on March 30th at Central Florida College right down the street; there is always alot to do! And I love staying busy.

I am originally from New England, and have lived in Florida almost nine years now. Citrus County is home for me now, and working in Lecanto at StoreRight Self Storage is a perfect fit for me, as it’s convenient to my house. And Lecanto is right in the middle of the county, so that works out well for me, as well as my tenants. We’re pretty convenient to Beverly Hills, Pine Ridge, Citrus Hills, Crystal River, Homosassa, Inverness, and obviously Lecanto!

I have a Bachelor’s from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but I’m not telling you what year! Most recently I completed the National Self Storage Association’s online program to become a Certified Self Storage Manager. That class was pretty intense! So glad I work for a company that encourages their employees to better themselves and to continue their education.

Just this week, I attended the annual Florida Self Storage Association Conference & Trade Show in Orlando. I took some very interesting classes with some of the top marketing and legal people in the industry. It was really great and I have lots of new ideas on how to make StoreRight Self Storage even better!

StoreRight Self Storage Lecanto is a proud member of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, and I try to participate in as many of the after hours events, lunches, etc….that I can. The Chamber was heavily involved in the Floral City Strawberry Festival this year, and I volunteered at the Hospice Strawberry Shortcake Tent, which was a fundraiser for Hospice. That was a great time, and a great cause, although we did freeze! Florida is not always sunny & warm, unfortunately! But Citrus County came out and supported the cause anyway.

I am also a member of another great group called the Suncoast Business Masters. We meet once per week in order to network and help each other grow our businesses. Fabulous group of folks! I have met so many wonderful, caring people through the Suncoast Business Masters. We have a big silent auction & dinner event every year. The 2012 event raised twenty thousand dollars for the Early Learning Coalition. I am proud to belong to the Suncoast Business Masters.

I am also a new member of the Realtor’s Association of Citrus County. I just joined in January of 2013, and I’m already on a committee! And I’ve met more awesome folks there, too. I look forward to making new friends and great business contacts with the local realtors.

Next time, I’ll introduce you to the StoreRight Self Storage Lecanto Assistant Manager, Billie Nichols. She is my lifesaver when it comes to keeping me on track with my busy schedule and also all things technical! Of course, you can always stop by StoreRight Self Storage and meet us in person! We are here Monday through Friday 8:30 am til 5pm, and Saturdays 9am til 2pm. We’re right on Rte 491, next door to the Life South Blood Center, across the street from the Citrus County Builders Association, and directly behind the Havana House Cafe. Stop by and say hi! Or give us a call 352-527-9777, we’ll be happy to answer all your self storage questions!

Storage Auctions

In the United States, self storage facilities may hold storage auctions or lien sales to vacate non-paying tenants according to their enforcement rights that are outlined within the lien law of each state or applicable jurisdiction.  These lien auctions are open to the general public, which most bidders buying for the purpose of reselling for profit.

Often the management of the storage facility  will host the auction open to the public.  However, the tenant in lien has the right to pay their outstanding bill until the moment the auction begins and thus reclaim his/her items.  Once the auction for a unit starts, generally the door to the unit is opened and potential bidders are allowed to view the contents by looking in from the doorway; they may not step inside.  No items can be touched or moved until after the auction.  The spaces are usually sold “as is “.  The purchaser of a unit receives everything in it and is responsible for removing the contents within a given time frame, usually a day or two.  In some jurisdictions, the storage facility is responsible for the contents of the unit until the auction is closed, and thus may confiscate controlled items (such as firearms) if they are immediately visible.

In the fall of 2010, two television programs featuring storage auctions, Storage Wars and Auction Hunters, were released, which helped increase the visibility and interest of storage auctions.  This became an explosive trend, and the increased interest in auctions has become logistically problematic for some storage facility operators.

StoreRight Self Storage uses one of the largest auction service companies “Storage Protection Auction Services ” to conduct our lien sales.  They have been in business for over 20 years.  They are a full service storage auction company, with 8 licensed and experienced auctioneers.

Their auctions are conducted in accordance with the Florida Self Storage Facility Act.

For auctions dates you can visit


Self Storage- Providing Home and Business Solutions

Due to scarcity of space, the increasing numbers of people are opting for self storage units in the United States.  Self Storage can be defined as the business of letting out space to tenants, on a monthly basis.  Small business and individuals often take recourse to this novel way to store any excess inventory when space is scarce.  Nobody other than the tenant has access to this rented space also called units, rooms, or lockers.

After taking possession of the storage unit, the tenant has the sole right to the goods unless he defaults on payment.  If this happens, the owner obtains a lien over the goods, allowing him to recover his expenses by selling them at an auction.  Some owners provide security at storage premises in the form of security cameras, controlled access, individual door alarms, interior lights, and so on.  However, liability of the owner is limited in the case of damage.  Therefore, to take care of contingencies, the tenant should get insurance coverage in the form of home owner’s insurance or self storage insurance.

Self Storage comes in an assortment of sizes and shapes.

Due to increased competition, more and more self storage companies are moving toward  residential and commercial areas.  This makes business sense because proximity to consumers will eventually cut transportation costs and, at the same time, improve logistics in the long run.

These storage units come in various sizes depending on customer requirements.  Some of the popular sizes are 5×10, 10×10, 10×20, 15×20 and 20×20.  These units are windowless, walled and lockable. While designing security has been given top priority; hence the corrugated metal walls, chain link fencing, controlled access, surveillance cameras, and door alarms.  Some facilities use biometrics and hand scanners to ensure that only the tenant gets through.  Other facilities include loading docks, elevators and complimentary rolling carts.

How Self  Storage help Business flourish

Modern businesses, whether small or big, often face acute scarcity of space, which creates serious logistic issues.  For businesses, self storage units provide the following services:

Steady supply of raw materials

Better distribution of goods, resulting in increased consumer satisfaction

Increasing productivity of sales and marketing staff

Better utilization of space and facilities


Self  Storage units are often used by businesses to store files, seasonal and excess stock, trade supplies and equipment, office equipment and electronic items.


Benefit for Individuals

People who are constantly on the move find the hassle-free storage facility very useful.  Sometimes there isn’t space for the new exercise equipment or the new house is too small to adjust all garage equipment.  Self storage units provide home solutions that take care of your worries by renting out storage units where you can store your personal stuff.

Some benefits are as follows:

Provide extra space where you keep your exercise equipment

Provide temporary storage while you move from one location to another

Safety box for valuables and documents

Take care of household goods at the time of a renovation

Storage units can be used to store a wide variety of goods, such as sports equipment, gardening furniture and tools, summer and winter wardrobe, surplus furniture and electronic items.

Generally self storage units can be used for storing nonperishable goods.  Hazardous and toxic goods are not allowed because of the nature of the goods and the risks associated with them.  These units are suitable for storage purposes only, providing home and business solutions that take of your worries.

StoreRight Self Storage is available to take care of all your storage needs.  We are located at the intersection of US Highway One and 53rd Street Vero Beach.  Right next door to the Harbor Shell Gas Station.

Please stop by and a take a tour of the facility.   Take advantage of the $1.00 move in special..

OR VISIT US ON THE WEB;    www.StoreRight.Com


StoreRight Self Storage 5355 US HWY ONE VERO BEACH FL


When you store… StoreRight!!

There are many things to consider when using self-storage, especially at this day and age. I believe top on the list for everyone is money! Sure the cost of the unit is important but you have to figure in other factors as well. Say for instance two facilities have the same price. Now if one facility tells you about a promo they have going on and the other one has no promo the answer is clear, you go to the place with the extra savings. Now say you are shopping around and one place has the first month free and the other has 3 months at half off. Some people hear the word FREE and go crazy and are ready to rent with them. A smart shopper in this case will pick the one for 3 months half off because this would save you money in the long run. I might add that we here at StoreRight currently have 3 months half off!

The next thing you might want to consider is payment options. How easy do you remember a payment date on your bills? All StoreRight’s payments are due on the 1st with a grace period until this 5th. You would think this easy to remember but I cannot tell you how many tenants say they forgot the bill was due. We here at StoreRight can make it easy on you. Not only do we take payment by the normal cash, check or credit card we also have a couple other options. You can put a credit card on file with us and choose the option to either have it automatically with taken out on the first or you can call in and make payments over the phone. You can also make a payment on line. We can also put you on an invoice mailing list.

Some people also consider security when looking to store their goods. We here at StoreRight want to make sure your goods are safe and sound. Are units are tucked away behind a security fence and each tenant picks out a custom four digit code. We also have security cameras at our two locations and the managers walk the facility once a week and check the units personally.

We know that a smart person is going to shop around for the best deal. StoreRight suggests that when you are shopping around go out and check out the facilities in your area in person. Just like with everything else you get what you pay for. Sure you can go to that other storage facility but how clean are they? How friendly is the staff? Is it worth it? When you come to StoreRight in Brooksville you are going to think you are walking into someone’s home. That is how we want you to feel, like you are storing with a friend.

How it all begin ?

The first publicly documented self-storage compartments hail back to ancient China where underground pits were used to store and preserve food.  In the Middle Ages, the British offered crating services for noblemen and dignitaries who were away for home for long periods of time.  The crates were kept in guarded stables and were sold by bankers.  But the prototype of the modern self-storage units only emerged in the mid-20th century in the U.S. with rows pre-fabricated  metal garage units rented out to individuals who needed extra storage space.  Since then, self-storage has  evolved where today there are reportedly over 50,000 facilities in the U.S. owned and operated by more than 25,000 entrepreneurs.

What are the most common reasons why people use self-storage facilities ?

The number one reason given by most people who rent out a self-storage unit is lack of storage at home.  A great majority of those who rent  self-storage units are actually homeowners where one in 10 U.S. households is said to rent a self-storage unit.  This may sound strange at first, but if you take into account the astronomical growth in consumption and retail sales then the industry boom is relatively easier to appreciate.

Other reasons include moving to a new home or renovation the home, keeping commercial inventory(popular among eBay sellers and other small businesses which cannot afford big warehouse spaces) and storing valuable property and documents.

What do people keep in self-storage facilities ?

The most common things that people put into storage include:

1. Furniture: couches, dining tables, beds

2. Appliances: stoves, refrigerators, washers, cooling and heating units

3. Electronics: TV, old computers, audio equipment

4. Collector’s items and other valuable possessions: antique furniture, rare and  expensive artwork, jewelry, collectible objects such as old coins and booklets of stamps.

5. Important documents and memorabilia: Family photographs, land titles, marriage certificates, writers’ manuscripts and many more.

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StoreRight Self  Storage 5355 US Highway One Vero Beach Florida 32967


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Storage Facility Customer Service

As the Manager of StoreRight Self Storage Winter Haven 4, one of my many responsibilities is to write a monthly blog with reference to the storge business. It’s my understanding this blog, along with other marketing agendas will help push our storage name and business closer to the top of the list with search enginge locators, which in turn will give us more exposure when someone is looking for storage. I’m sure that is all true, but I have found in my 14 years of Storage Management experience that the one thing that will always, without fail, put the name of any storage facility at the top of consumers list is “Customer Service.”

Our tenants at StoreRight Self Storage have grown to expect exceptional, professional customer service. What ever else we may succeed at, real customer service with a real smile is always our goal.

When a tenant comes to us, it is usually because someone they know has highly recommended us. Some of our tenants have rented storage units several times over the years and every time we welcome them backand ask why they chose us, again the answer is always the same—- We like this storage facility and the way we are treated and cared about by the StoreRight Self Storage staff. We at StoreRight Self Storage Winter Haven 4 have made so many “friends” over the years with those who were first our tenants. We enjoy talking with them about their lives and families. After all, they are part of the StoreRight family the minute they walk in our door. We are never too busy for our tenants – even if we have deadlines to meet for all our marketing and goal keeping responsibilities. We know and understand that without tenants, there would be no need for storage, so that is what we base our attention on – our tenants and their needs. We strive to treat them the same way we would treat our own biological families and the way we, ourselves, would like to be treated.

We at StoreRight Self Storage Winter Haven 4 believe we know the secret to successful rental storage numbers. I’m not sure who even reads these blogs, if anybody, but if by chance you are readig this, stop by, say hello and meet our staff. You will know in a minute what sets us apart from other storage facilities. So, til next blog time next month, try to treat others with respect and courtesy and you will see a change in your life. StoreRight Self Storage. Right Place. Right Price. Right People.

Furniture Storage Tips

A few tips to help you save time, secure your furniture and avoid unpleasant surprises in the future with these simple furniture storage tips:

  1. Avoid plastic. Many people make the mistake of using plastic to cover furniture when placing it into storage. Unfortunately, despite the inexpensive nature of plastic it can often lead to big costs later. Plastic doesn’t allow furniture to “breathe” and is more likely to result in unpleasant odors, build-up of condensation or other undesirable problems. Use soft fabrics instead of plastic; old sheets and blankets provide protection against dust, scratches and other potential problems while still allowing proper ventilation.
  2. Space. When storing furniture always be careful to leave enough space between items to allow easy access and airflow. While it might be tempting to try to use every available inch of space, it usually only leads to frustration in the future. Worse, when the time comes to remove the furniture, the risk of damage increases since furniture isn’t easily accessible.
  3. Lift. Whenever possible, avoid placing items directly on the floor. Although most storage units remain secure, accidents sometimes take place. Flooding, spills or even inadvertent drips can pool on the floor and ruin fabrics, wood or other furniture. One simple solution is to place large or sensitive items on pallets so they are not in direct contact with the floor. Likewise, avoid placing heavy objects on top of other furniture; prolonged pressure from a heavy object can cause permanent marks or indentations in furniture over time.
  4. Climate Control. Seriously consider using a climate controlled unit for furniture storage, not only does it help protect against temperature extremes but reduces the risk of that unpleasant “musty” odor.  This can be especially important here in Central Florida in the summer, with the high humidity in the air.
  5. Insurance. Verify your homeowners or renters insurance policy covers the furniture and other items to be placed in storage; don’t automatically assume you have coverage. The fact is most policies provide only limited – if any – coverage for furniture in storage. If your policy doesn’t provide adequate coverage, it is available through a special policy here at StoreRight. It’s well worth the additional expense to have the peace of mind of knowing your valuables are protected in the event of a loss.

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