Why B&C Self Storage?
First, why do you need a self storage unit? the need for a self storage unit is to help ease your life! Get one for the months away from campus or get one because you need to de-clutter your home/business Now, why should you choose B&C Self Storage? Here a few reasons why you should rent from us: We are a professional self storage business that works to help you, our customer, feel...
Storage for your Business!
If you have a small business; it doesn’t always mean you have the space to hold all your items. This is when storage units come in to help you organize your business space! Here are a few examples of some businesses that could use self storage units: 1. Catering Business: store your van and cooking tools so that you won’t have to clutter your home 2. Overcrowded offices: Is your...
Packing your things for storage!
Now that you rented your storage space, how will you pack everything? Here are a list of supplies you will need to ensure your items are packed in the best way possible. 1. Get boxes, any size make sure they are not too old that they would deteriorate while stored for a duration of time. at B&C Self Storage, we offer a variety of boxes in sizes. In addition, there are boxes made...
Concerned Over Space?
Most people are often concerned about the availability of space when renting a storage unit. Did you know that storage spaces could be big enough to fit a car? The storage units at B&C self storage offer a variety of room sizes to fit any motor vehicles you need to put away. The oversized doors can accommodate many sizes of RVs and boats. Think about putting your summer RV or your boats...
Climate Controlled Storage Units
One of the benefits renting with B&C Self Storage is the option to have a climate-controlled space. This allows your items to not be affected by the temperatures, both cold and warm. The floors will also be sealed with epoxy paint to eliminate any concrete dust and provide a barrier from vapor seeping through. Overall, the construction of these rooms will prevent moisture from damaging your...
New ADA Regulations March 15th!
Recently I read an article describing how the up-and-coming ADA changes and revisions will affect the a lot industries including storage. March 15th (tomorrow) will require newly constructed commercial businesses and renovations to current businesses must be in compliance with the 2010 ADA regulations. For the storage owners that means that 5% of the first 200 units must be wheelchair accessible...
Did you know that B&C Storage is now having a weekly contest for all of our Facebook fans? It’s true and you can be apart of it too. Currently we are giving away a free pizza but our prizes change frequently but if you don’t enter you can’t win! Join us on Facebook and then head to our sweepstakes tab.
What to put in your Storage Unit?
Now that you got your self storage unit, you want to know what you can put in it. The answer is clear: anything legal. There are many different perspectives on how to use your storage unit. Here are just a few examples of how to use the space… 1. Seasonal Use: During the summer time, pack your winter items away! No need to have your snowmobile, winter coats, boots or winter sports gear...
Summer Self Storage
For most college students, Spring Break is right around the corner and that means the halfway mark of the semester has arrived. The headache of the approaching summer months is finding a place that can store all the things they have accumulated throughout the year. As a college student, you must be thinking… “How did I manage to leave the semester with 4 times the amount of stuff I...
Small Business Storage
Did you know that we assist local businesses all over Central New York with small business storage? It is a pretty cool concept when you considerate it. (Scenario 1) - A small business either grows by leaps and bounds so quickly they begin to run out of room. We are there to assist them with either climate controlled or basic storage options 24/7 - 365. This way they can continue to expand...
Self Storage Industry 2012
I bet you are curious how the storage industry is going to look like in 2012. There is no exact prediction to any business but there are experts that can hypothesize. If you would like see what these self storage experts have to say check this out. Experts are from around the industry and from all size storage companies. It is a great summary of outlooks for the 2012 year concerning the...
B&C is on Twitter! →
We know you love a good blog post but how about join the conversation on Twitter!!
College storage made simple!
Freshman college students normally are dropped off by their parents because they want to say goodbye to the children but also because those students bring a lot of stuff and need multiple cars to haul it in! If those students are moving quite far away from home, that “stuff” needs to go somewhere during those summer months. Some choose to continually move their items back and forth...
Auction Entrance Fee?
I recently read a very interesting discussion about storage companies charging an entry fee for auctions. Quite a few comments concluded to saying that it was not a good idea and it would deter all buyers from coming or ever coming back. Others mentioned that it actually helped to bring in the “true” buyers. Being said, it also could frustrate buyers who pay this fee and then end up...
Staging and Storage
It’s finally 2012! Do you plan on sell your house this year? With the real estate market still being where it is at, people are doing everything they possibly can to sell their homes. Some homeowners will consider staging as an option to sell their home, but what do you do with all of your belongings? (Store them!) Self storage can be a fantastic idea. This will help to declutter your...
Self Storage Chat
There is something great occurring right on Twitter. Every Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:30pm (Central Time) a self storage chat is occurring right on twitter. By using the hashtag #StorChat your comments will then filter into a conversation all about storage. This “chatroom” will allow to you converse about storage without the interruption of any other tweets. This wonderful and quite...
B&C Storage Facts →
B&C Self Storage has a lot of information on its website but our FAQ is full of relevant and informative information for all of your storage questions. If you don’t find your answers feel free to call B&C Storage at 315-469-6200 or email us.
Think twice before storing these items...
At the beginning of the week we covered the items you definitely should not be storing in a storage facility. This post is going to cover the items you really should think twice about storing. If the items are that important to you maybe find a place in your house to use them or possibly think of selling the items. These items you should think twice about storing: Perfumes or fragrances -...
What Not to Store
You might be wondering, “What items should I not put into storage”. This is a very common question, especially to people who are new to storing their belongings. Below, I will share a list of items not really recommend or even sometimes a loud to be stored at a storage facility. Items you should NOT store: Fireworks Explosives (of any kind) Propane tanks Toxic materials Animal...
All those Plastic Storage Containers
Okay, so we have all heard of plastic storage containers, bins or totes. There are so many uses for them one would wonder, “What should I be considering before purchasing one.” The following information includes a few tips on considering what one should consider before purchasing a plastic storage container. What am I planning on storing? Don’t purchase storage bins just...
Keeping your electronics safe in storage
We will continue our conversation from Monday about storing electronics. There are a few key things you need to keep in mind when thinking about storing electronics. Always back up your data Do not wrap electronics in plastic wrap for long periods of time. They could have the potential for accumulating moisture Keep your equipment off the floor. Try and use boards or pallets to keep the...
Storing your electronics
Do you have a lot of electronics you don’t use but are not quite ready to part with? Self storage might be the answer. Lots of consumers these days are on electronics overload. With the need to “upgrade” your phone every year or two and the desire to have the latest and greatest tablet, has left the consumer with a lot of excess electronics. This constant necessity to...
Owning to Renting
If you are going from owning to renting, self storage can be the answer. Most of the time, when you are going from owning a large house to renting an apartment or smaller house, you can run out of room for a lot of items you previously could display. Self Storage can be one of the best temporary fixes you have for keeping your items safe. Rather then leaving all of your valuable belongings in...
Do I need to insure my belongings?
Have you ever wondered if you were completely liable for you belongings at a storage facility. You are (for the most part) always liable for you belonging at any storage facility. However, your homeowners or renters policy may cover your belongings. Even though self storage facilities have increased their security measures throughout the years, it may not be enough to “totally”...
Storage Unit Calculator
Have you ever wondered how large or small of a storage unit you will need? Depending on how much of your stuff you plan on storing, this could be a big variable in choosing your storage unit. It is truly hard to gauge how much space you will need when you have never been to a self storage facility before. I found this Self Storage Calculator quite useful for potential customers to use when...
Self Storage Wants & Needs
What are you looking for in a local storage company? Wonderful customer service 24/7 security The option of a climate controlled unit Convenient access A company that is locally owned & operated Online payment options Post your favorite answers on our Facebook page! We can’t wait to see what is most important to you!
The holidays are almost “officially” upon us! I wanted to know what’s the most frustrating part about storing your holiday decorations. Which of these three choices best fits your frustrations about holiday storage: 1 - The amount of decorations I have to store 2 - The number of times I have to pull out and put away decorations (i.e. bringing out Halloween decorations, then...
The Story of B&C Storage
I’ve been posting a lot of educational and informative posts that I decide today to take a different approach. I want to share the story of B&C storage with you… I was introduced to the storage industry via the storage software business back in the 90s by one of my closest friends. In 1999 we decided to open two storage facilities known as West Side Storage in Camillus and...
Our new website redesign!
We have recently redesigned our website and I wanted to share some of our new features with you. The biggest change to our website is the redesign of our homepage. We have also added new a brand new FAQ section and gave a small facelift to some other additional pages. Homepage changes: Our homepage now features a streamlined user friendly navigation We have also adapted a new layout for the...
Creative twist to B&C Storage
We were feeling a little creative this morning at B&C and decided to share our creatively with you all. Feel free to comment or come up with your own rendition! Browser our many options & Close by Security 24/7 Tidy Organize your home Reserve your space today Agreements are monthly Great customer service Expectations will be met
Auctions with B&C Storage
Our newest auction schedule has been released so I decided to share it with you. Our auctions will be at the following locations at the following times on October 29th, 2011. Central Square/Brewerton location: 8:30am Radisson location: 10:00am Baldwinsville location: 11:00am Liverpool location: 12:30pm Dewitt location: 1:30pm East Syracuse location: 2:30pm Onondaga Hill location: 4:00pm ...
Choosing a Storage Facility Part II
Continuing on from our post on Monday (How do I choose a Storage Facility), we would like to dive into a few more considerations you should ask yourself before choosing the correct storage facility. What do you plan on storing? When you are considering storage facility you need to know a lot storage companies may have restrictions on what you can actually store in the facility. I would...
How do I choose a Storage Facility?
If you are considering using a storage facility for some of your items you might want to ask a few of these questions first before choosing the best location. How often will you be accessing your items? -If you say “frequently” I would then consider a location only within a short drive from your home or office. If you only need access to your items a couple times a year take your...
B&C Storage is on Facebook!
Did you B&C Self Storage was on Facebook? We wanted to let you know you can join the conversation too! ‘Like’ our Facebook page and feel free to discuss your most recent storage experience or ask us any storage questions you might have. We have photos of each of our nine locations and a preview of our newest location being built in North Syracuse. Join in on the fun!
Storing your Motorcycle for the Winter
What chilly couple of days we have had in Central New York and I have been seeing less and less motorcycles on the road as well. As we prepare for the winter chill our motorcycle owners need to prepare their bikes as well. Here are some wonderful suggestions on preparing your motorcycle for those winter months ahead. Prepare the fuel Since it is not completely possible to drain all of the...
Storage Options for your Business
Is your office full of clutter and becoming too much to handle? Before the weather changes it would be a great time to transfer some of those items to a storage unit. Here are a few tips on what to do before storing those nonessential office items. Make an inventory list Be sure that you have a cataloged list of everything you decided to put into storage. This will be an advantageous time...
Storing your Outdoor Furniture
As August dwindles down we all know that Winter is fast approaching which means we need to start planning what we will do with our outdoor furniture. Storing your furniture at a storage facility is easy and convenient. There is really no reason to keep on hand your wicker chair and umbrella for your patio table so why not save room in your basement or garage! Here are a few tips to keep in...
How can Machine Oil help?
How in the world can a little bit of machine oil help the items in my storage unit? Machine oil will assist when storing metal items such as bicycles, tools and other similar metal items. When it comes to storing bicycles and other metal items make sure you wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil before storing and after cleaning. Doing this will help to reduce...
It’s starting to be that time of the year when you need to decide what summer clothes you will want to put into storage for those winter months ahead. Here are some different ways you can storage your favorite garments: Knitted, silk and Rayon fabrics should be stored flat. (If hanging these fabrics pad them with white tissue and cover it with white muslin) Fur garments should be stored...
Organizing your Storage Unit
Let’s say you already have a storage unit but you know it is time to get organized. The first step would be to establish what items are you frequently looking for in your unit. The items you are in immediate need of should be near the door of the unit. That way you will not be ruffling through your items constantly looking for the same thing. Second, you need to note how your items are...
Vehicle Self Storage Tips
August is here and that has everyone starting to think about the Fall season that’s right around the corner. How do you know what type of storage is best for your vehicle? Here are a few tips to keep those cherished vehicles safe and shiny: Learn about the security procedures: How secure is the facility? How do people obtain access to the facility? Are there 24/7 cameras through-out...
Why choose climate controlled storage?
There are multiple reasons for choosing climate controlled storage for your items. If your are looking to store items such as photographs, different types of media (such as CDs, DVD players, etc) or computer equipment then climate controlled storage might just be for you. (There are many more items that would fall under this category but those were just some quick examples.) Consider the...
Plan then Pack!
Using your storage space as efficiently as possible sounds simple right? It can be if there is some planning behind the effort. By understanding what you plan on storing and how much access you will need will truly help you prioritize your storage space and make it easier to know what size storage space you need. Here are some simple and easy tips to make the layout of your storage space as...
Special Offer For Syracuse Students
Syracuse University -Summer Storage Start anytime and store through September 1, 2011 for one low price. 315-469-6200 Option 1 - $249 5’ x 10’ Space 4586 Nixon Park Drive Reserve Space 5991 Drott Drive Reserve Space 6873 Manlius Center Rd. Reserve Space Option 2 - $349 10’ x 10’ Space 4586 Nixon Park Drive Reserve Space 5991 Drott Drive...