Picking The Right Size Storage Unit

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Before heading to a local storage facility make sure you have answers to what size storage will be right for you. You may be wondering what size storage unit do I need? The answer isn’t always plain since there are numerous types and sizes of storage units to consider. The availability, the intended use of and what you will be storing will help you decide on what size unit will suit your needs. How to Figure out what size storage unit you will be needing 1. Determine what you will be storing No one wants to rent a storage space only to find out that it is not large enough and that you’ll have to either rent another space or move your belongings to a larger space. You’ll first want to figure out how you will be utilizing the space. Questions you may want to ask yourself: • Will I be storing a vehicle? • Will I be storing for a business that may expand? • Will these be a temporary situation? • Will I be storing long term? • Will I be rotating items in and out of the unit? It’s important to know which of your belongings you will be storing and if this will be changing in the foreseeable future. For example, if you are renting a unit for your expansive business inventory you might consider getting a larger unit so you have room to grow if needed. If you are trying to do some spring cleaning or declutter your home you might want to allow for a little extra space up front to sort and organize. If this happens to only be a temporary move then you will want to pick out a unit that is appropriate size from the start. ...


E. Scott
January 6th, 2022


Christmas is over

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Texas Mega Storage 12/28/2021 HOW TO STORE YOUR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS The holidays are almost over. Now we have to properly pack all those decorations up and figure out the best place to store them until the next holiday season rolls around. Here's a few tips on how to properly pack and store your decorations. WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO STORE MY DECORATIONS? You may have an attic, basement or even a storage shed in your backyard to store those holiday decorations in. If you don’t than renting a storage unit can be really helpful for storing your holiday decorations. If you have a lot of electronics or decorations that are older and maybe sentimental you might consider a climate-controlled unit. Otherwise, a standard unit will probably suit your purpose. WHAT SIZE UNIT SHOULD I GET? In most cases a smaller storage unit, such as a 5x5 or 5x10, should be plenty of room to store almost anyone's holiday decorations. A 5x5 is about the size of a walk-in closet, so it has plenty of space for inside and outside decorations, your holiday lights, and that artificial Christmas tree. If you have larger outside decorations than the 5x10 is probably the right size for you. HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR STORAGE UNIT Before storing your holiday decorations figure out what you have and how you would like to organize them in your self-storage unit. You may want to consider putting some shelving up in your unit to help keep things organized. If your storage unit is smaller, like the 5×5 consider using plastic bins instead of boxes. This makes for better stacking. HOW TO PACK YOUR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS FOR STORAGE 1. Fragile ornaments should be wrapped in bubble wrap or packing paper. Then gently placed in your container of choice. You may even consider a dish pack box with dividers. Make sure to label the box fragile. 2.Put the non-fragile ornaments together in a zip-top bags. Place them in your container and then fill any empty space with crumpled paper or bubble ...


E. Scott
December 28th, 2021


Storage Tips

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Typically, you don’t start thinking about additional storage until it becomes essential. Then, you make the mistake of visiting or calling the most convenient location without giving much thought to services and amenities. Here at Texas Mega Storage we have a courteous, professional staff that is always ready to explain your options and provide you with an outstanding storage experience. The following tips and suggestions will help you to organize your ideas, prioritize your needs, and find storage that is the best fit for you. Gather Materials Estimate the number of boxes you’ll need as well as packing material (packing paper, bubble wrap, foam shipping noodles), tape, and markers. We are a one stop shop and sell packing and moving supplies so we can help you every step of the way. Use strong, new or almost new, boxes. Don’t use boxes from grocery and liquor stores. They may be harboring insects or rodents and they’re probably in a weakened condition. Inventory Create an inventory list of your items and keep copies in a safe place away from the unit. Identify which items you may need to access while they are in storage. Prep Your Space Measure and estimate the collective packing size of the items you plan to store. To keep items off the unit floor, use furniture pads or cover the floor under your belongings. Arrange Boxes for Convenience and Safety Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25-30 pounds (don’t overpack) Account for extra space to provide ventilation and ease of access. Think about arranging for easy access. Plan ...



September 1st, 2021


Back to School Tips

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Back to School Tips Moving to a new area can be scary, Texas Mega Storage would like to share some tips we found to make that transition into a new school easier. Here in Spring, we offer self-storage with our customer in mind, we are here for you every step of the way. Whether you need to rent or drop off a Penske moving truck, get storage for a couple of months while transitioning or just to stop in and see a smiling face Texas Mega Storage is here. The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Making the First Day Easier Parents should remember that they need not wait until the first day of class to ask for help. Schools are open to address any concerns a parent or child might have, including the specific needs of a child, over the summer. The best time to get help might be one to two weeks before school opens. Many children become nervous about new situations, including changing to a new school, classroom or teacher. This may occur at any age. If your child seems nervous, it can be helpful to rehearse entry into the new situation. Take them to visit the new school or classroom before the first day of school . Remind them that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. Teachers know that students are nervous and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible. If your child seems nervous, ask ...



August 16th, 2021


Places to eat in Spring

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Things to do in Spring, Tx Are you new to Spring, Tx? With all the new people we have ad come to this area Texas Mega Storage wants to give you a warm welcome and a few fun things our town offers aside from amazing self storage customer service and filling any of your storage needs. Spring is the name of a large area of northern Harris County and a smaller area of southern Montgomery County. But, the original town of Spring, now known as Old Town Spring, is located at the intersection of Spring-Cypress and Hardy roads. Old Town Spring is today a tourist attraction with beautiful old architecture, shopping, retail, and popular annual events. Spring Creek Greenway passes through Spring, with hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Atkinson farm, at the outskirts of town, grows more than 80 kinds of vegetables and fruits. Jurassic Quest is a traveling dinosaur exhibit with headquarters in Spring, Texas. This interactive experience takes visitors from the Middle Triassic to the Late Cretaceous Era by showing 80 museum-quality life-size models and animatronic dinosaurs, created with the help of country’s leading paleontologists and each is replicated in the finest detail, from scales to feathers, claws and teeth. Besides the life-like Dinosaur Exhibits, there are many activities for dinosaur fans – they can can dig up fossils like a real paleontologist, ride on the back of a huge 24-foot T. Rex, or the spiky Carnotauru. There are dinosaur-themed rides such as inflatable mazes, large slides, and the multi-track Dino Bungee Pull. There is also a Dinosaur Petting Zoo and the fossil area in the Dinosaur Museum with real dinosaur fossils more than 60 million years old. Jurassic Quest travels all over the country and normally visits more than 80 cities per year. Spring Creek Greenway is a 10-foot wide paved hike, bike and horseback riding trail in Spring, Harris County, stretching over 40 miles of ...



July 20th, 2021


Things to do in and around Spring, Tx

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Are you new to Spring, Tx? With all the new people we have ad come to this area Texas Mega Storage wants to give you a warm welcome and a few fun things our town offers aside from amazing self storage customer service and filling any of your storage needs. Spring is the name of a large area of northern Harris County and a smaller area of southern Montgomery County. But, the original town of Spring, now known as Old Town Spring, is located at the intersection of Spring-Cypress and Hardy roads. Old Town Spring is today a tourist attraction with beautiful old architecture, shopping, retail, and popular annual events. Spring Creek Greenway passes through Spring, with hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Atkinson farm, at the outskirts of town, grows more than 80 kinds of vegetables and fruits. Jurassic Quest is a traveling dinosaur exhibit with headquarters in Spring, Texas. This interactive experience takes visitors from the Middle Triassic to the Late Cretaceous Era by showing 80 museum-quality life-size models and animatronic dinosaurs, created with the help of country’s leading paleontologists and each is replicated in the finest detail, from scales to feathers, claws and teeth. Besides the life-like Dinosaur Exhibits, there are many activities for dinosaur fans – they can can dig up fossils like a real paleontologist, ride on the back of a huge 24-foot T. Rex, or the spiky Carnotauru. There are dinosaur-themed rides such as inflatable mazes, large slides, and the multi-track Dino Bungee Pull. There is also a Dinosaur Petting Zoo and the fossil area in the Dinosaur Museum with real dinosaur fossils more than 60 million years old. Jurassic Quest travels all over the country and normally visits more than 80 cities per year. Spring Creek Greenway is a 10-foot wide paved hike, bike and horseback riding trail in Spring, Harris County, stretching over 40 miles of green space through the forest on the south ...



July 13th, 2021


Your Spring Texas Vehicle Storage Size Guide

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Your Spring Texas Vehicle Storage Size Guide Do you have too many toys in your garage? HOA keep sending you notices regarding vehicles in your driveway or in front of your house? Have no fear Texas Mega Storage is here for any and all vehicles and toys you might have. Did I mention we offer 24-hour access at our facility? If you’re like most vehicle owners, you probably don’t know the dimensions of your car off the top of your head. It’s ok I would pause too when asked that question. You probably also don’t have a laser-calibrated vision of what 10 feet looks like compared to, say, 8 feet or 15 feet. Have no fear. Let me give you some visual examples, even on our best day’s dimensions can be challenging. Let us do all the work for you. Use this size guide to determine the correct storage space size for your vehicle. A 10 x 10 storage space is good for smaller toys such as: Motorcycles Dirt Bikes 4 Wheelers Go Carts A 10 x 15 storage space is good for compact cars, such as: VW Golf Mini Cooper Toyota Corolla Most 2 door sports cars A 10 x 20 storage space is ideal for storing several commonly used vehicles, such as: Toyota Tundra Honda Civic Ford Explorer Nissan Altima Kia Soul Subaru Outback Most other sedans and mid-sized hatchbacks Landscaping trailers or other utility trailers A 10 x 25 storage space is good for most bigger vehicles, such as: Larger crew cab trucks Large passenger and cargo vans Suburban, Expedition, Escalade, and Denali SUVs Store Your Vehicle at Texas Mega Storage Searching for vehicle storage in or around Spring, Texas? Your search ends here. Texas Mega Storage has an extensive array of vehicle storage options available at affordable rates. We are confident that you will be able to find the perfect space for your needs. Contact us to learn more about our vehicle storage options, and visit our pricing to browse available spaces.. Clear out your garage and your ...


Texas Mega Storage
July 13th, 2021


Declutter With These Seasonal Self Storage Tips

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Declutter With These Seasonal Self Storage Tips We can help you store your items all year round. See what you should consider about self storage units in the fall, winter, spring, and summer months. At Texas Mega Storage, we’re prepared to help with your storage needs all year round. During certain seasons there are different factors to consider when picking out a self storage option. Changes in weather, temperature, and humidity can cause issues for some items. You may also realize that there are certain belongings of yours, from decorations to vehicles, that you don’t need all year long, making them perfect for seasonal storage. Our self storage facility can help you figure out your seasonal storage needs and find the solutions that you need. General Storage Unit Tips Regardless of which season it is there are some general storage tips to follow. First make sure that you clean any items that you plan to store. Any kind of dust or grime buildup is only going to get worse as your items sit in storage. Also make sure that everything is accurately labeled. We love our customers, but we’re sure that they don’t want to spend all day here trying to sort through their storage units to find the seasonal items that they need. Some extra time spent and some smart labeling can make a big difference in every season. Fall The fall is a great time to put away summer items that just aren’t going to get any use for a while. Outdoor equipment, like lawn mowers and weed trimmers, probably don’t need to be taking up extra space in your garage. Patio furniture might also do better in storage, instead of sitting out in the cold and snow all season long. You can also put away your grill, but make sure that you clean it first! Those leftover food particles can attract pests. You can also put away summer clothing, like shorts and swimsuits, once the leaves ...


Texas Mega Storage
July 13th, 2021


Happy Thanksgiving

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3 Ways Self Storage Will Help Make Your Thanksgiving Amazing Thanksgiving is just a few days away. That being said, many have begun preparations for this grand holiday, including when and where the time is being spent with family. Coming from a large family, Thanksgiving, much like Christmas, is a huge to do. Whichever family steps up to the plate to play host will face a great task, and days of preparation. This Thanksgiving, let our Texas Mega Storage units help you beat the stress. Here’s how: 1. Small space large family? No problem Rent out one of our storage units. Not only can you throw in some un-needed items for the big holiday, but you can move all of your seasonal items into the unit to be stored safely until the warmer months roll around once again! 2. Shopping early? Keep it here and surprise everyone Our facility is the perfect place to keep your Christmas shopping be protecting from curious eyes and hands. So that you ensure everyone is surprised by what’s under the tree. 3. The perfect getaway Family gatherings, while generally warm and happy, have the potential to get out of hand and stressful. Luckily, you have a beautiful self-storage unit to run away to when the going gets tough. Let us be your Thanksgiving meltdown vice. Texas Mega Storage would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving ...


Texas Mega Storage
July 13th, 2021


Halloween Storage Decoration Tips

Halloween Tips


Tips For Storing Halloween Decorations Do you love the Halloween season? According to a recent survey, American’s spend on average $82.93 on Halloween decorations annually. When you combine the cost of decorations with the average amount spent on Halloween costumes, $70.81, Halloween can take quite a bit out of your pocket book! If your Halloween decorations and costumes are stored properly, you won’t have to dish out the dough next Halloween. Even if you only plan on wearing your costume for one year, it is still a good idea to store it properly. You may be able to use a piece of your costume for future costumes or may get a decent amount of money selling it in the future. Try out these Halloween costume and decoration storage tips! Tips for Storing Halloween Costumes 1. Clean Costumes and Decorations Immediately: As soon as your Halloween celebration is over, care for your decorations and costumes. When cleaning your Halloween items, follow the care instruction laid out by the manufacturer. Avoid stains from setting into your costumes by concentrating on any problem areas you see. 2. Wait for Halloween Costumes to Dry: Before storing your Halloween costumes, allow them ample time to dry. If your items are wet during storage, it will be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. 3. Color Coordinate Boxes: Plastic bins are a smart way to store your Halloween decorations and items. If you decorate for Halloween, you more than likely decorate for other holidays. Make it easier on yourself next holiday season by storing different holiday items in different colored boxes. Even though your Halloween tubs will be a different color than Christmas, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, clearly label the box with a list of the contents. This will help you to distinguish your Halloween costume box from the Halloween decoration box. 4. Wrap the Lights: Keep your purple, black and orange twinkle lights sparkling next Halloween by properly storing them! These pesky lights ...


Texas Mega Storage
July 13th, 2021


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