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Archive for January, 2016

Store Closure in La Mesa, CA Due to Gas Leak

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Gas Leak

Due to a natural gas leak in the area, our La Mesa A-1 Self Storage facility at 8328 Center Drive is closing for the day. There is no access in or out of the facility at this time.

We anticipate access to be restored tomorrow morning. Updates will be posted when available.

You can also receive updates from Heartland Fire & Rescue at http://local.nixle.com/heartland-fire-and-rescue/. 

 

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Get Organized This Tax Season

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iStock_000034510198_SmallGetting organized ahead of time to file your taxes can alleviate a lot of the stress involved with meeting the April 15th  deadline. Now is the time to start on this year’s taxes if haven’t already started on your 2015 tax return. Below are helpful tips and  reminders to make sure you have all the information you will need when its time to file your taxes.

  1. Designate a space for tax organization –  Whether it be your home office, kitchen table, or even a storage unit, make sure your tax record keeping has a designated spot.
  2. Decide on a filing system –  If you use paper clips, accordian folders, color-coded post-it notes, or some other filing system, decide on how your going hold together important paperwork and documents. If you do everything online and decide to do paperless, be sure to keep electronic records.
  3. Gather all income statements and documents as well as receipts  – Group together all sources of income, including W-2, 1098 or 1099 forms, as well as paid invoices or any other evidence of income you have received in the past year.  Keep your receipts in a separate folder.
  4. Plan Ahead – To limit last minute stress, create a calendar to plan your tax time to-dos, and aim to have your taxes filed in advance. You will want to have a schedule for keeping your documents organized. Is it that you will file the proper items at the end of the work week? Create a habit, use alarms, and set reminders to help you create this habit.
  5. Decide how you will file – Will you be using a tax filing software program, give everything to your accountant, or just file the paperwork by yourself? Whatever you decide, make sure you have everything in order prior to the deadline.

Tax season doesn’t have to be stressful. Stay organized and plan ahead of time. With these simple tips, tax organization should be simpler!

 

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Job Opening! Full-time Floater Sales Associate Needed in San Diego, CA

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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 to work as a floater for our San Diego area self storage facilities. This position requires working at various San Diego locations. 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.

A-1 Self Storage currently owns and operates 48 self storage facilities throughout California & Texas. A-1 Self Storage is a 60 year old family-owned company headquartered in San Diego, and is one of California’s premier self storage companies.

WE OFFER YOU THE FOLLOWING:

  • Full-Time — up to 40 hours per week schedule
  • Competitive Hourly Pay – commensurate with experience
  • Bonus Incentives-Award Recognition Programs
  • 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
  • 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
  • Must be available to work 40 hours per week, any day of the week without restrictions, all positions require weekend work

Only candidates who meet the above qualifications will be considered for this Sales Associate position. Please do not apply if you do not meet all qualifications.

*** 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. Only apply if you meet our qualifications and area available 7 days per week. Be sure to include your email address on resume!

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What Size Unit Do You Need?

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 Need help selecting the perfect unit size? When it comes to renting a storage unit it can be tricky selecting a size.  It’s important to get the right size because it means  you aren’t wasting money on space you don’t need. Here are a few ways that  can help you select the perfect size unit size.

  • What are you storing? Before you decide how much space you will need, you need to organize the items you intend on putting into storage. Start by creating a list of everything you are storing and start packing smaller items into boxes. Also, plan for the future. Will it be likely that you will be adding items later? Once you have determined all the items you plan on storing, it’s time that you consider their sizes and weights.
  • Check out website. Check storage facility  website and see what they offer. Many local facilities offer promotions, deals, and discounts on storage. It is very important to do your research on all the options in your area.  Most will offer videos to give you a virtual tour of their various unit sizes. This is a great way to get a visual of the units from the comfort of your own home. The website also lists each unit size and gives you an idea of what can fit in each unit. While on the website you may even be able to live chat with a storage consultant to assist you in selecting a size and even help walk you through renting online!
  • Give the storage facility a call. Storage experts can help recommend a size for your storage needs. They will help find a location most convenient for you, discuss your items being stored and preferred type of access to locate you the perfect unit. Most storage consultants can even reserve a unit over the phone to lock a space in for you 2 weeks prior to your need by date.
  • Still unsure? Stop by their location. Prefer to see some units in person? Store mangers would be happy to give you a tour of their clean, safe, and secure facility as well as show you some units to help you select the perfect one. Don’t forget to check their website for a location near you.

Follow these basic tips and take time to plan ahead! You will sure to be successful in choosing the right storage unit.

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Now Hiring Full-Time Floater Sales Associate for 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 to work as a Floater in the San Jose area. The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, outgoing, highly motivated, great at customer service, and have a strong retail sales or customer service 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.

A-1 Self Storage currently owns and operates 48 self storage facilities throughout California and Texas. A-1 Self Storage is a 60 year old family owned company headquartered in San Diego and is one of California’s premier self storage companies.

WE OFFER YOU THE FOLLOWING:

  • Full-Time — up to 40 hours per week schedule (5 day work week)
  • This is NOT a seasonal position
  • Competitive Hourly 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!
  • Mileage Reimbursement Included

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Bi-lingual preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills in-person and on the telephone
  • At least 1-2 years of retail sales or customer service experience required
  • Must be willing and able to perform routine janitorial duties
  • 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 with 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
  • All positions require weekend working hours

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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