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Self-Storage Unit?

SSAM members proudly offer self-storage solutions for residential and commercial customers throughout Michigan. Whether you need long-term storage for household items or inventory, or short-term storage during a move or while remodeling, self-storage can give you the extra space you need at your home or office.

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Michigan Self Storage Units
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SSAM members proudly offer self-storage solutions for residential and commercial customers throughout Michigan. Whether you need long-term storage for household items or inventory, or short-term storage during a move or while remodeling, self-storage can give you the extra space you need at your home or office.

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Renting extra space for college students
Have temporary storage needs?

SSAM members proudly offer self-storage solutions for residential and commercial customers throughout Michigan. Whether you need long-term storage for household items or inventory, or short-term storage during a move or while remodeling, self-storage can give you the extra space you need at your home or office.

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Own a storage facility?
Do you own a self-storage business?

SSAM members proudly offer self-storage solutions for residential and commercial customers throughout Michigan. Whether you need long-term storage for household items or inventory, or short-term storage during a move or while remodeling, self-storage can give you the extra space you need at your home or office.

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Reclaim the Space in Your Garage
Is your garage overflowing? Does your vehicle sit outside in the weather because you’ve run out of room? It’s time to clean out and declutter … and perhaps find alternative storage that makes sense! You likely have things you can toss, donate or sell in there among items that are only used occasionally, and could easily be stored elsewhere. We recommend planning this project for a weekend with good weather, because the first step is to take everything out.
  • Empty. Sort through your finds, and group like things together. This is the most important step as you work to free up some space in your garage. Pull everything out and sort it into your pre-determined “zones.” For example, a typical garage might store automobile supplies, sports equipment, gardening and lawn care tools, holiday decorations, and spare household supplies. Decide on 3-5 zones that match your needs. Also create a trash pile, a give-away pile, and a “belongs-elsewhere” pile.
  • Purge. If you have duplicates that you don’t expect to use in the next five years, get rid of them! If you are holding on to worn or damaged anything, you should probably say goodbye to it. That one tool, that did only one thing that one time–sell it or give it to a friend. As you sort, imagine which items deserve a place in your soon-to-be-clutter-free garage. Only those things that you use should be kept. Consider donating those items that you no longer need or want to charity. Or plan a yard sale for the following weekend. Throw away things that are broken or unsafe.
  • Organize. Store it right. Assign a specific area in your garage for each zone. Gardening tools should be stored together in one place, sports equipment in another. Think vertically by mounting pegboards and hooks for tools. Mount racks for bicycles and sports equipment on walls or from the ceiling. Line walls with floor to ceiling utility shelves. Store the items used most often in easy-to-reach areas. Be sure to clearly label everything to identify the contents, so you can find things easily later.
  • Rent extra storage space. This garage decluttering tip may feel like cheating, but it’s a very practical move. If you still have a lot of items you want to keep after decluttering your garage, but don’t have the space for them, consider moving some things to a local storage unit to free up space. Since your items are already organized and labeled, this is the perfect time to move some things over. Good items to consider for a self-storage unit include off-season sports equipment, holiday decorations, season-specific vehicles like snowmobiles or motorcycles, or less-frequently used tools.
To find self-storage facilities in your area, visit www.selfstoragemichigan.org/self-storage-locations-michigan.aspx.

Storage Solutions for Home-Based Businesses

Overflowing shelving unit

If you run a small business, but don’t necessarily need a retail store front or office, working from home makes a lot of sense. But, does your home offer the space you need? With documents, equipment, materials, inventory, and more, it is not uncommon to run out of room quickly.

Reclaim the Space in Your Garage

Disorganized garage

Is your garage overflowing? Does your vehicle sit outside in the weather because you’ve run out of room? It’s time to clean out and declutter … and perhaps find alternative storage that makes sense! You likely have things you can toss, donate or sell in there among items that are only used occasionally, and could easily be stored elsewhere.

Boat and RV Storage

RV and Boat Storage

Keep your off-season vehicles secure until you’re ready to use them. It’s like having your own premium, reserved parking spot. Commonly stored outdoor items include:

  • Boats
  • RVs (trailers and motor homes)
  • ATVs and snowmobiles

Getting ready to move?

Cluttered garage

Once you’ve decided that it’s time to sell your current house, what do you do first? Start packing! Well, sort of. Start the process in order to declutter and depersonalize your home, give the appearance of more space, and make your transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. Plus, if you start sorting, packing and storing now, then you will be in a really good position to move quickly when your house is sold.

Keep or Shred

Storing unwanted papers

If your business is like most, you have tons of paper stored away in filing cabinets and boxes, stashed in desk drawers and maybe even stacked on your desk. What do you REALLY need to keep, and for how long? It’s time to lose that (paper) weight. Here’s a simple guide to help your business determine which documents can be moved into storage and which can be sent to the shredder.

Household Storage

Household Storage

Self storage is the place for you to store whatever you can’t fit into your own home. People use self-storage for all sorts of purposes:

  • Store off-season items like sporting gear, outdoor furniture and lawn care equipment
  • Store possessions during a move

Household Storage

Household Storage

Self storage is the place for you to store whatever you can’t fit into your own home. People use self-storage for all sorts of purposes:

  • Store off-season items like sporting gear, outdoor furniture and lawn care equipment
  • Store possessions during a move

Business Storage

Business Storage

A cramped workspace can make it difficult to find what you need, distracting you from business at hand. For today’s businessperson, self-storage is a cost effective and efficient solution:

  • Archive documents, files and paperwork
  • Store office furniture and equipment