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Organize Your Garage Today!

Organzing Garage

Organzing GarageIs 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!
  • Re-purposed Kitchen Jars. Start saving those jars! Extra jars you have laying around your house are a perfect use for any small items that tend to get lost in the garage. You can use these jars to store miscellaneous screws and nails you have.
  • Bungee Cord Ball Storage. Use bungee cords to easily store sports balls. If your garage is filled with random sports balls scattered on the ground this is an excellent way to keep them accessible and organized.

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 Full-Time Floater Sales Associate for Los Angeles & Orange Counties, CA!

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A-1 Self Storage Associate assisting male customer with boxesJoin the best self storage team in town!

We are looking for a full-time SALES ASSOCIATE (Floater) for our Los Angeles & Orange County area locations. This position requires working at various locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. 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 51 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.


  • Full-Time — up to 40 hours per week schedule
  • Competitive Hourly Pay – commensurate with experience
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 401K Program w/Employer Matching
  • Paid Vacation/Sick time & 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!


  • 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 (Floater) position. Please do not apply if you do not meet all qualifications.

How to Apply:

E-mail resumes to Resumes must be submitted in PDF or Word format only for consideration of this position. Be sure to include your email address on resume and only apply if you meet our qualifications and are available 7 days per week.

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4 Easy Steps to Spring Clean Houseplants

Houseplant in Rectangular Pot

Clean HouseplantHouseplants are an often overlooked item on many spring cleaning checklists! While planning your to-do list this year, remember to include your indoor plants. Regular maintenance helps to reduce the chance of a bug infestation or disease, keeping your houseplants healthy & happy for years to come!

  1. Remove Old Leaves. Remove any yellowing or dead leaves from your plants. This helps prevent disease and encourages new growth.
  2. Dust Leaves. Removing collected dust from leaves helps plants get the light exposure they need for growth. For smooth leaves, wiping the dust off with a clean damp cloth generally works best. For hairy leaves, such as African violets, dusting with a clean soft paintbrush or toothbrush is recommended. Finer foliage leaves, such as ferns, do best when cleaned with a gentle spray of water.
  3. Add Additional Soil. Take this opportunity to check the soil level in your containers. Add additional potting mix to any pots where the soil levels have decreased.
  4. Fertilize. Spring is usually a time of growth for most houseplants. Take this opportunity to fertilize your plants to provide the nutrients they need for growth! Read your plant labels carefully to ensure that you use the correct fertilizer.

Give your houseplants a little TLC this spring, and you’ll reap the benefits all year long! Do you have any extra tips to share? Please be sure to leave us a comment below.

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