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Make a Smooth Move!

Since I have been working at StoreRight Self Storage in Lecanto, I’ve heard lots of stories about some of the headaches that can be involved with moving.  I’ve also moved multiple times myself, there was a period of time when I was younger during which I moved every two years for about 12 years, that was ALOT of moving!  So, based on my own experience, as well as my tenants experience; here are some tips to make your move go more smoothly. 

First:  the more organized you are at the beginning of the move; the easier it will be on the other end.  Even if you’re in a hurry; just take a few more minutes to label everything, and pack your stuff as well as you can. 

You will NOT remember where your coffee maker is;  if you have 12 boxes called “Kitchen”.   Don’t label anything “miscellaneous” either.  You’ll be kicking yourself later on when you’re looking for your computer mouse or your checkbook, and it’s just buried somewhere in one of your “miscellaneous” boxes.  At least call that box:  “Office” or “Desk Stuff”, but better yet, be more specific and write down what’s actually in the box. 

Before you move:  put everyone’s number in your cel phone, your moving company, or your truck rental office if you’re renting a truck and moving yourself, your storage facility’s number.  You don’t want to be relying on scraps of paper that you can easily misplace.   Also, keep your cel phone charger with you, don’t pack it in one of those “miscellaneous” boxes.  You don’t want to get stuck with a dead phone.

If you are travelling with pets:  make sure you have your vet records with you, specially if you’re moving cross country with pets.  You never know what may happen, and if you have to kennel your animals:  most reputable kennels will require written records of shots, rabies, kennel cough, etc….so you want those records handy, you do NOT want them in a box on the moving truck, or stacked at the very back of a storage unit. 

Before you move, remember to return all library books, Redbox dvd’s, the casserole dish from the next door neighbor, the chainsaw from your brother in law, etc….you don’t want to pack a dvd that’s not yours, and then end up not finding it for 2 months, and then end up with a bunch of unwanted charges on your credit card. 

Also, remember to get any drycleaning out of the cleaners.  You don’t want to end up paying for the drycleaners to ship something to you, cause shipping is expensive!  Be organized ahead of time and save yourself $$$.

Toll Passes.  If you have a transponder for local tolls, make sure you do whatever you need to do to de-activate it.  Sometimes you’re required to turn those in.  Do it before you move, so you don’t have to worry about it.  You don’t want that sort of loose end.  It’s just one more thing that will cause you a headache if you don’t take care of it before you move.

Garage Door Opener—if you have one in your car, make sure you bring it in the house.  It’s not going to do you any good at your new house, and it will be much less of a hassle for the new people.   Try and remember it’s like a house key.  Give all keys and the garage door opener to the new homeowners.  Or ask your Realtor for advice. 

Houseplants:  do NOT pack them without labels.  I made this mistake myself and it turned out both good & bad.  In a hurry, I actually packed a few houseplants in regular moving boxes, and did NOT label them.  Of course, those boxes ended up being unpacked last….they sat for weeks in a spare bedroom.  Well, two of them didn’t make it, which was a shame because they had been gifts which were very special to me, as they marked a special occasion.  However, I had a Christmas cactus which apparently really enjoyed being in the dark for a month with no water because it was thriving & blooming!  But that was just a lucky accident.   If you’re planning on having your belongings on a truck for any length of time or in a storage unit;  you might be better off just giving your plants away to friends and neighbors.  We can’t store live plants at StoreRight Self Storage.

Once you get to the new house, don’t be afraid to ask for advice!  Specially if you are moving to another city or state.  We don’t really have the Welcome Wagon program anymore; but go ahead and ask people you meet for their recommendations.  It’s daunting to move and not have any idea where to even get a good pizza!  Here at StoreRight Self Storage in Lecanto; we always try to help.  We can tell you where to get your new drivers liscense, where the good restaurants are, where to buy furniture, where the hardware store is (both the big box stores & the local smaller Mom & Pops), where to take your grandchildren for a fun day, etc….just feel free to ask us!   We try to make your transition to your new home as smooth as possible!   StoreRight Self Storage, Right Place! Right Price! 



Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is still upon us. It’s not too late to store those seldom used, but still important items with us here at StoreRight . And as a bonus you will gain extra room around your home! Those of us experiencing the recent heavy rains in our area may have found out the hard way how important it is too have a place off-site to store items not easily replaced. StoreRight can can help you with those storage needs whether it’s lawn furniture or Christmas decorations. StoreRight has a size for all your storage needs big or small. Have one less thing on your mind in case of an emergency and call us or come in now to safe-guard your important belongings.

Time to Declutter

With the holidays quickly approaching now is a great time to declutter your home to make more room for your holiday decorations and give you more space for family gatherings.  You don’t want to be stuck at the last minute frantically cleaning .  StoreRight Self Storage can help you eliminate clutter which can overwhelm and cause you much unneeded stress.    Consider a climate controlled storage unit that will ensure your belongings are protected.   Once the holidays are over you can use your storage unit for storing holiday decor.  Storage is a perfect way to keep your decorations out of the way, organized and ready for next year.  Need to clean out a closet for holiday guests or make extra space in that guest room, storage is your solution.  Also with the weather starting to  get cooler makes it easier to start the cleaning process.  Here at StoreRight we have many sizes available  from a small 5 x5  to 10 x 25 climate control units.  We also sell boxes, tape and many other packing items.  We are  located near the intersection of US Hwy One & 53rd Street, across from the new Publix Shopping Center  and right next store to the Harbor Shell Gas & convenient store.   $1.00 Moves You In  for the First Month !!

Brooksville StoreRight Yard Sale

This Saturday, September 14, StoreRight in Brooksville is having our semi-annual  yard sale!  StoreRight’s yard sale hours will be 8-2 so come see us! StoreRight will also have a Blood Drive the same morning from 9 to noon. There will be a 50/50 drawing also. Half the money will benefit a local charity.  Come on out to support your local community and get some deals.  StoreRight’s address is 7294 Broad St Brooksville Fl. 34601.  phone for inquires is 352-754-9998. StoreRight is easy to find. We are located right across from WalMart’s parking lot on Broad Street.  We are looking forward to seeing you, so please stop by!

To Store or Not To Store…….

That is the question! You think you want to have less clutter around the house and cleaning it out, along with the garage, would allow you more living space and a place to keep your car. Should you use Storage or not? Well, the answer is really easier than you moght think. There are probably many items in your home and garage that you use from time to time only, but you do still use them. These items are the ones you should put into Self Storage, along with all the other items that you use very little, but are still important enough to you that you don’t want to throw them out.With StoreRight Self Storage at 6400 State Road 544 in Winter Haven, Fl., we make it easy, convenient and cost effective for you to put your things in Storage, have 24 hour access to them and know they are safe and secure at a  very reasonable price. Our $1.00 move- in special will allow you to stay in budget and with our referral program, you could qualify for free rent month after month. In addition to all of this, StoreRight Self Storage has a great line of packing and moving supplies to make the job painless—all at affordablr prices. We can even arrange for someone to pack it and move it for you.Don’t worry about buying a lock. StoreRight provides one at a very low 1 time refundable deposit amount. You can also park your extra toys ( boats, RV’s, campers, jet skis, etc.) in our new outside covered parking area. The Staff at StoreRight Self Storage is courtious, helpful, understanding and always has each tenants’ needs at the top of our priority list. StoreRights customer service is second to none. StoreRight is conveniently located to Winter Haven, Haines City, Dundee, and Auburndale via Hw 27 and State Road 544. Call us at (863) 421-5772, find us on the web at StoreRight Self Storage Winter Haven4 or email us at You can also find us on facebook at StoreRight Self Storage Winter Haven, Fl. Yes, indeed… Store or not to Store. StoreRightsays you can’t afford not to Store.

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