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Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Experience

For those that don’t know, the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is part of a series of events that takes place in 11 different cities. There a half-marathon and full-marathon along with live music, food, and a health and fitness expo. More importantly, the runners of this event have raised more than $310 million for participating charities.Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Experience

A-1 Self Storage is proud to share the experience of two of our very own who participated in the Half Marathon here in San Diego, Rosie Galford and Tiffany BeMent.


While Rosie has ran in other events, this was her first time running in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and she felt this was the best course yet. “The beautiful sights of San Diego as well as the fresh air, live music from many different bands, and the thousands of supporters that came out to cheer the participants on, made this an unforgettable event for me.” The support of the spectators helped Rosie push through the 11th mile, which was her toughest, and allowed her to finish in an impressive 1 hour and 57 minutes.

“I would definitely recommend the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to anyone looking to run their first marathon!” – Rosie Galford

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For Tiffany, this was the second Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon she has participated in. The course was much improved from when she last ran in 2011, with the finish line being in downtown right next to Petco Park. There was so much excitement throughout the city during the race and continued after with a concert in the outfield of Petco Park. “My favorite part was seeing the whole community come together to support each other. There were complete strangers on the sidelines cheering and encouraging the runners to keep going, as well as handing out snacks and drinks. At one point there was a little boy with a squirt gun in his hand squirting those who waved at him as they went by.” The support of the community helped Tiffany push through her foot and IT band problems and finish in 1 hour and 48 minutes. She came in 84th overall in her bracket.

“If you have ever thought about doing a race, just sign up, you won’t regret it!” – Tiffany BeMent

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Convenient Payment Options

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We know that life can be stressful, but paying your storage bill shouldn’t be! That’s why at A-1 Self Storage we are committed to convenience, and we offer many different ways to pay, including our newest Pay by Phone automated system. Find the payment method that works best for you!


Automatic Payments

We offer automatic payments, so your unit is always paid on time and you don’t have to think about it. This option is convenient for anyone leaving the country, travelling for an extended period, or those who have a busy schedule and would like your payment automatically deducted each month. To set up automatic payments, stop by the office and fill out our short form.

Pay by Phone Automated System

We know that many people still find it most convenient to pay over the phone, therefore we are proud to announce that we have a brand new automated system to make the process that much easier for our customers! Pay your bill over the phone in three easy steps:

  1. Call your A-1 Self Storage location
  2. Press 2 on your keypad
  3. Follow the automated prompts

24 Hour Rental/Payment Kiosk

At 18 of our A-1 Self Storage locations, we offer a 24 hour rental/payment kiosk to take your payment by cash, check, or credit card. You can make your payment at any time, and we have live assistance available to help walk you through the process.

Pay Online

With just your unit number and gate code, you pay your bill day or night by visiting our website at Our Pay Online service is mobile device friendly!

A-1 Self Storage offers many different payment options to fit your life, on your schedule. Choose the one just right for you.

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Storage Tips for the Summer

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Summer is almost here! Whether you are a student storing your dorm room over the summer or a family storing your items during a move, we are here to offer up some useful tips. There is no need to learn from your mistakes when we can help prevent them altogether!

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  • Pick one room at a time: This way when you pack your boxes into storage they will be better organized for when you go to unpack.
  • Pack Smart: Pack heavy items into smaller boxes so that they are easier to move. Don’t try to fit as much as you can into a large box and risk throwing out your back!
  • No Newspaper: Don’t use newspaper to back anything that can be stained by ink. Often times the ink will transfer from the newspaper to your items while in storage.
  • Metal Objects: Before putting metal objects into storage, such as bikes, tools, etc., make sure to wipe them down with a rag. This will help prevent rust!
  • Appliances: Make sure to defrost refrigerators and freezers before storing them. Leave the door ajar while inside the storage unit. All other appliances should be clean and dry as well.
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Traffic Impact Due to Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego, CA

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On Sunday, May 31, 2015, San Diego will be hosting the 18th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon.  This event will bring more than 30,000 runners and walkers to San Diego streets, in addition to tens of thousands of spectators.Rock n Roll SD_logo-for-web

Be aware of road closures and detours between 5 AM and 2 PM throughout the city. Due the size of this event, we have several San Diego A-1 Self Storage locations affected. The parking lot at 1190 W. Morena Blvd. will not be accessible until approximately 1 PM.  Traffic around our A-1 Self Storage locations at 2235 Pacific Highway and 3911 Pacific Highway will be delayed.  Please plan to allow for extra travel time or plan an alternate route accordingly. For more information check out the Race Course Map.

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Potential Traffic Impact Due to La Mesa Flag Day Parade

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The City of La Mesa is holding their annual Flag Day Parade on Saturday, May 30th.  This patriotic event, known as “A Salute to Old Glory,” is an annual tradition featuring a parade and other festivities in the Village.FlagDayParade2

The Parade starts at 10:00 am and proceeds along La Mesa Boulevard from Memorial Drive, through the downtown village, to Acacia Avenue. As a result, traffic around our A-1 Self Storage location in La Mesa on Spring Street may be delayed. Please check the traffic information provided by the City to determine if your trip will be affected

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