Archive for August, 2016

Moving Into A New Dorm Room?


iStock_000079174307_FullAugust is here again, and the new school year is right around the corner. As college move in day approaches it’s time to start planning and prepping for your move.  Here are some tips to help you successfully move into your college dorm.

Pack Only Essentials – If your belongings don’t fit into back of an average size car then you know you are bringing too much stuff. Dormitories supply all the basic furniture , but you will just need bring the basics; bed linens, towels and toiletries, school supplies and clothes.

Coordinate With Roommate- You’ll be living with your roommate for the school year so its important to involve them in your preparations. You and your roommate might to share certain items like microwave, mini fridge or television so its important to plan ahead.

Use Storage Bins- Packing clothing and supplies in plastic storage bins will ease packing the car and hauling your items up the stairs. If you invest in bed risers storage bins can be kept under the bed with out of season clothing.

Find Out Dimensions-  Talk to the residents services and find out what is provided in the dorm room. Also be sure to find out the dimensions. You will need to figure out how things must fit without overcrowding.

Need Extra Space – Dorms and apartments have limited space, especially when students are moving away from home and want to make sure they have everything they need. If you need additional space, we can help! We have many self storage locations throughout California and can help you find the perfect size storage unit for your needs.

Follow these steps to make sure your move goes smoothly! A-1 Self Storage is wishing you the best of luck this school year.

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Customer Review for A-1 Self Storage San Jose Senter Rd.


Woman looking up and choose five stars rating in feedbackAt A-1 Self Storage we are committed to fulfilling our customers’ needs. We strive to ensure that we provide quality products and the level of customer service you deserve. We encourage our customers to provide feedback, so we may continue to provide the best experience possible!

Lyn R. recently submitted her “A-1 Story” about her experience at our A-1 Self Storage – Senter Road location in San Jose, CA. Here’s what she had to share:

“I want to thank the staff at A-1 for their kindness to me when I came to rent my storage unit. I needed to move after experiencing domestic abuse for many years and struggled to find a unit that was not only safe and clean, but also affordable. My neighbors on Next Door recommended your company and I double-checked on Yelp. After I saw all the 5 stars, I found the website easy to use and got a friendly confirmation call from one of your associates. In the office, I was greeted with incredible friendliness and the best manners ever! Your units are so clean, secure, and the landscaping is top-notch. Thank you for making a difficult situation much easier. I am definitely recommending you to everyone! “

You’re welcome, Lyn. We understand that renting a storage unit can happen during difficult times, and we want to ensure the process is as easy as possible. We’re so glad to hear that we were able to help. Thank you for sharing your story.

Do you have a great customer service experience story you would love to share? Let us hear it! Tell us your “A-1 Story” and if we post your submission on our blog, we’ll give you one month FREE rent!

Please submit your entry via email to:

Note:  One entry will be selected per month. Free rent limited to one month and on one storage unit only. Offer has no cash value and is non-refundable.


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