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Archive for October, 2015

Important Notice Regarding Automatic Payments

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close-up credit card. blue toneHave you recently activated your new chip-enabled credit or debit card? If you a current A-1 Self Storage customer set up for automatic payments, you may need to update your credit card authorization with us.

Most new chip-and-PIN credit and debit cards have a new expiration date. This change requires a new authorization form to be completed. Please contact your local A-1 Self Storage facility for more information.

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Two Job Openings in Los Angeles & Orange County Areas

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A-1 Self Storage Associate assisting male customer with boxesA-1 Self Storage  is looking for a full-time SALES ASSOCIATE for our Fullerton, CA self storage facility & a FLOATER for the Los Angeles and Orange County area. The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, outgoing, highly motivated, great at customer service, and have a strong retail sales background. This position involves providing superior customer service in-person and over the telephone. It also includes ensuring the property is clean, well-maintained, and meets company standards. All positions require some janitorial duties and weekend scheduling.

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING:

  • Full-Time – up to 40 hours per week schedule
  • Competitive Pay – commensurate with experience
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 401K Program w/ Employer Matching
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • No Late Night Shifts! Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6 & Sat – Sun 9-5
  • Company Shirts Are Provided – Wear Your Own Jeans & Sneakers to Work!

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent customer service skills in-person and on the telephone
  • At least 1-2 years of retail sales experience required
  • Must be willing and able to perform routine janitorial duties
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred but not required
  • Able to work independently & with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented, have great organizational & multi-tasking skills
  • Must be a team player, yet able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Computer literate w/ basic proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, car insurance coverage & clean DMV record
  • Must be able to successfully pass alcohol/drug screening & background check

Only local candidates who meet the above qualifications will be considered for this Sales Associate position.

** No phone calls about this position, please.

How to Apply:

E-mail jobs@a1storage.com. Resumes must be submitted in PDF or Word format only for consideration of this position. Be sure to include your email address on resume!

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Need Help Getting Your Garage Organized?

unable to park car due to too many boxes     Is your garage a full of clutter? The garage tends to be the place where we toss our dirty shoes and pile mass amounts of yard tools on top of each other. Cleaning your garage can be a very tedious and a time consuming task, especially if you have been using your garage space as place to throw excess stuff you don’t want in your home. To make the process of organizing your garage efficiently it’s advised that you go through and get rid of what you don’t need. Listed below are tips to help you get your garage in order. 

  • Pegboards. An easy way to organize your tools is to place pegboards with hooks on at least one wall. Do you have trouble locating your tools in your garage? Using a pegboard rather than a toolbox, you can keep items that are used commonly used in plain sight.
  • Wall-Mounted Tool Racks. Tool racks are extremely useful for hanging garden tools, such as rakes, shovels, hoes and even bikes. This is a great way to make more ground space in your garage as well as keeping it organized. If you don’t want invest in wall mounted tool racks, it’s okay because we have another solution. You can create your own wooden shovel Rack. It is strong and sturdy therefore designed for heavier yard tools.
  • Make Your Own Mud Room. If you don’t have a mud room don’t worry! If you have space near the entryway this would be an excellent place to create a mud room area. You can use shoe organizers, plastic bins, or baskets, and a few  hooks and shelves. Using these items listed  will help you create a space where all of your coats and jackets as well as muddy shoes and other items can be stored. You can even add in a little bench with a shoe cubby, and you are all set!
  • Overhead Storage. Investing in overhead storage units can be good for those that are short on places to store there additional items. These racks aren’t the easiest  to reach however, if you have a step ladder it’s no problem. They should be used for items that aren’t used often. This would be a great place to store plastic bins filled with seasonal items. By adding in these overhead storage racks will allow you to have a spacious garage and now you will be able to pull your car in garage.

Looking at your garage can feel extremely overwhelming especially  when it is unorganized. No one wants to spend twenty minutes looking for there gardening tool. If you follow these tips its guaranteed that your garage will be looking great in no time!

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Now Hiring! We’re Looking for a Full-Time Sales Associate in San Jose, CA

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Join the A-1 Self Storage TeamA-1 Self Storage in San Jose, CA is looking for a full-time SALES ASSOCIATE. The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, outgoing, highly motivated, great at customer service, and have a strong retail sales background. This position involves providing superior customer service in-person and over the telephone. It also includes ensuring the property is clean, well-maintained, and meets company standards.

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING:

  • Full-Time – up to 40 hours per week schedule
  • Competitive Pay – commensurate with experience
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 401K Program w/ Employer Matching
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • No Late Night Shifts! Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6 & Sat – Sun 9-5
  • Company Shirts Are Provided – Wear Your Own Jeans & Sneakers to Work!

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Excellent customer service skills in-person and on the telephone
  • At least 1-2 years of retail sales experience required
  • Must be willing and able to perform routine janitorial duties
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred but not required
  • Able to work independently & with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented, have great organizational & multi-tasking skills
  • Must be a team player, yet able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Computer literate w/ basic proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, car insurance coverage & clean DMV record
  • Must be able to successfully pass alcohol/drug screening & background check

Only local candidates who meet the above qualifications will be considered for this Sales Associate position.

** No phone calls about this position, please.

How to Apply:

E-mail jobs@a1storage.com. Resumes must be submitted in PDF or Word format only for consideration of this position. Be sure to include your email address on resume!

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Halloween Storage Ideas

Young girl outdoors in witch costume on Halloween holding candy      It’s that spooky fun-filled season again!  Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to start gathering ideas for your Halloween costumes. As we all know the price of Halloween costumes can add up rather quickly. After investing your money into expensive costumes, it’s a good idea to store your costumes properly and save your wigs, outfits, jewelry, and other accessories so they can be reused again. Do your kids love gathering massive amounts of Halloween candy, but can hardly finish it before it gets stale? If so we also provide you with an inside tip on how use up Halloween candy.

  • Plastic Bins. The most simple costume storage idea is to use plastic bins or storage boxes. I would recommend purchasing orange or purple bins for a easy color coding system to represent Halloween. Labeling what costumes are in each bin will be beneficial so you don’t have to scramble through several bins to find what you are looking for. Storing items together like wigs, shoes or hats. Plastic bins will also help keep your Halloween decorations in great condition for next years spooking season. Now all you have to do is  find a place in either your garage, attic, or other storage rooms  for these plastic bins. 
  • Kids Costume Storage. Most adults will only need one costume a year. Unlike adults, kids love dressing up frequently. Instead of storing your children’s  costumes into storage, consider creating a trunk or toy box where your kids can easily access their costumes for dress-up time. Another clever idea is to use a bookshelf as a mini wardrobe by removing a shelf or two and adding a clothing bar. You can hang up dresses, one piece costumes while storing accessories in plastic bins.
  • Mass amount of Halloween Candy.  It’s that time a year again when you have an abundance amount of leftover Halloween candy laying around your house. When this happens it’s a good idea to find other ways to use the candy. Candy can replace many ingredients. For example when you are baking use chocolate candies in place of chocolate chips. You can use candies to decorate cakes or cupcakes as well as Gingerbread houses. Glass or plastic containers with lids are also a great way to store leftover Halloween candy.

How do you store your Halloween costumes, decorations and even candy? Leave us a comment we want to hear your clever ideas on how to store Halloween items.

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