Posted May 2023
Life transitions almost always bring about changes in our living situation and our available space. Whether you’re tying the knot, welcoming a new addition to the family, or downsizing now that the nest is empty, any big change in your life means a change in what you need around the house, how much space you have, and more.
Posted April 2023
Self-storage in Missouri or Kansas has always been a great solution for homeowners and renters, whether they’re storing grandma’s antique furniture or finding an out-of-the-way spot for holiday decorations during the rest of the year. However, individuals and families aren’t the only ones who can find multiple uses for self-storage. A wide range of businesses use self-storage for a variety of reasons. Self-storage can benefit any business, whether they’re online retail shops that need to store inventory or contractors who need a space for tools, supplies, and even work vehicles.
Posted March 2023
Spring is finally here, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning! It’s time to shake off the winter blues and get the house ready for warmer weather. Here at Countryside Self Storage in Missouri and Kansas, we talk a lot about the value of decluttering your home throughout the year and how self storage can help you do just that. As such, you probably know that keeping the clutter down makes your home more comfortable, more efficient, more tidy, and even healthier. But what we don’t discuss quite as often is the value that also comes with keeping your Kansas and Missouri self storage units neat and organized, as well. That’s why we’ve assembled some of our top spring-cleaning tips for your self storage unit.
Posted February 2023
What’s the number-one reason people rent a self storage unit? They want to eliminate clutter from their home. What’s the number-one reason people hesitate to rent a self storage unit? The “clutter” they are wanting to eliminate from their home has value, and they’re worried about subjecting it to the elements. Here’s the good news: You can take a few simple steps to protect your stored items from damage. Here are the top tips for protecting your property in a self storage unit.
Posted January 2023
Growing your business is important, and it comes with plenty of perks. However, getting bigger also brings with it more than a few challenges. Keeping up with a growing demand for your products or services can mean a need for more space, whether you’re using that space for offices, inventory storage, workshop space, or customer-facing areas. Here’s how self storage in Missouri can be a cost-effective solution to help your business grow this year!
Posted December 2022
Sometimes, clutter can feel inevitable, especially around the holidays. It seems like there’s so much more stuff around the house than normal: decorations, gift-wrapping supplies, and everything you need for all of those baking and crafting projects. On top of that, you have a stream of visitors who all come bearing gifts. To help everyone keep their home clutter-free in the new year, your Kansas and Missouri self storage professionals at Countryside have scoured the web to come up with some top tips from the experts!
Posted November 2022
The holiday season is already in full swing, and it’s just going to get busier. Many of us are starting to dig out our holiday decorations from wherever they reside the other 11 months of the year, and we’re realizing how disorganized our storage methods are. Now is a great time to think about how Missouri self storage can help you to properly store your seasonal decorations so that they’re better protected, more convenient, and easier to access.
Posted October 2022
When you store your belongings in self storage (or anywhere else), you expect them to be safe. Keeping your stuff safe means a lot of different things. Of course, it means using a modern storage facility with all the expected security elements such as gated entry, good lighting, surveillance cameras, and so on. It also means keeping your storage unit properly secured with a good padlock and carefully packing the items into your storage unit so that they won’t be damaged over time. This last consideration may also mean investing in climate controlled storage units for items that can be damaged by extremes of temperature or humidity. Fortunately, a good Missouri self storage facility can help you with all of these things and more, and we’ve broken down a few of them for you here.
Posted September 2022
Need a little extra space at home or for your business? Fortunately, renting a storage unit in Missouri or Kansas is an easy process, and a storage unit might be just what you’re looking for. However, not all self storage facilities are created equal. When you’re trying to choose one over another, you might find yourself scratching your head about how to make your selection. That’s where we come in. We’ve put together this handy list of things to consider before you decide which Kansas or Missouri self storage provider you want to go with. Hopefully, our list will help make your decision a whole lot easier!
Posted August 2022
Sure, some RV resorts stay open during the autumn and winter months, but for many of us, RV travel is purely a summertime activity. As summer comes to a close, most RV owners are getting ready for the end of the road and preparing their recreational vehicles for winter storage. Not all storage for RVs and vehicles in Missouri or Kansas is created equal, however. To that end, we’ve gathered together a few tips to help you get your RV ready for the winter months so it’ll be ready to go when summer rolls back around!
Posted July 2022
Are you on the hunt for a new home? Maybe you’re upgrading to a larger house for your growing family, or perhaps you’re downsizing after retirement and an empty nest. It could be that you’ve recently married or are buying a home for the first time, or maybe you’re looking for a new home in a new place because you just got a new job.
Posted June 2022
Relocating for a new job? Congratulations! Whether it’s your first job after college or a mid-career change, you’re embarking on an exciting new journey filled with new challenges, new opportunities, and, yes, unfortunately, new sources of stress. Relocating can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re relocating to the Joplin, Pittsburg, or Frontenac areas, for example, Countryside Self Storage offers a range of storage units in Missouri and Kansas to help you keep your stuff organized and out of the way and help make your next move a snap. And that’s not all! We’ve put together a quick guide so that you can get organized, make your move easier, and start that new job with confidence!
Posted May 2022
Self storage has become an incredibly popular service across Kansas and Missouri in recent years. It’s valuable not only to homeowners looking to make more space but also to apartment renters, college students, and businesses both large and small. In fact, just about every demographic has a need for self storage units. As a service to all those looking for self storage in the Kansas and Missouri area, we thought we would outline the six essential questions to ask your prospective self storage provider before you rent.
Posted April 2022
Self storage has been around, in one form or another, since the late 1800s. For much of that time, it amounted to little more than a storage locker where you could stash your stuff. The technology behind self storage has come a long way in recent decades, and one of the biggest improvements is the introduction of climate-controlled self storage. This protects all of the things that shouldn’t be exposed to the fluctuations in heat and cold that we experience here in the Midwest.
Posted March 2022
Spring has come to Kansas and Missouri, and that means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning and the start of garage sale season. The garage sale (or yard sale, as some folks call it) is a suburban tradition, and it’s one of the best ways to get rid of all the things that no longer bring you joy (to quote Marie Kondo) and to make a few bucks at the same time! And why not? If you’re going to go to all the trouble to perform a really deep spring cleaning, you might as well take the opportunity to do a little decluttering as well.
Posted February 2022
Like anyplace else, winter here in Missouri naturally comes with fluctuations in temperature and humidity. Some days are cold and dry, some are wet and snowy, and some are even comparatively warm. These changes can be unpleasant for those of us who have to endure them, and they can also be hard on items in Missouri self storage
Posted January 2022
The holidays are behind us. The decorations have all come down. You’ve finally thrown out that carton of expired eggnog. And yet we’re looking at many more weeks of winter before spring finally arrives. What do we do until some warmer weather gets here? Need some ideas on what you can do around the house to kick off the new year in the best way possible? Let’s start with decluttering.
Posted December 2021
For many of us, the best part of the holidays is the run-up to the holidays themselves. We love decking the halls, trimming the tree, and putting out the ornaments. Putting all of that stuff away, though, is generally a lot less fun.
Posted November 2021
Believe it or not, roughly 35,000 couples get married in the state of Missouri every year! That’s a lot of folks getting hitched and moving in to their first home together. It’s a lot of moving truck rentals. A lot of boxes. A lot of friends who happen to have pickup trucks helping out on moving day. And a lot of pizza for those extra hands that helped to get the job done.
Posted October 2021
Nobody wants to start thinking about the winter holidays and Thanksgiving right now. You haven’t even had a chance to eat your way through that first bag of Halloween candy that you promised yourself you would save for the kids’ trick-or-treating. But let’s face it: October is the gateway to the holiday season and, like it or not, the winter holidays will be here before you know it
Posted September 2021
With space around the house at a premium, interest in self storage for all our personal storage needs has never been higher. People are searching for “storage units near me” to keep tabs on everything they don’t have space for at home, from seasonal items to excess hobby supplies and collectibles. Climate-controlled storage units are also extremely popular among those who are buying or selling a home and need a little space for their belongings while they’re between residences or staging a home for sale.
Using Self Storage to Store Outdoor Furniture and Equipment for the Autumn | Countryside Self Storage
Posted Aug 2021
No matter how hard we might try to hold on to the long, lazy days of summer, they simply don’t last forever. Colder weather, rain, and even snow will all be here before you know it. As the weather changes, we no longer need a lot of the items that make summertime so much fun, whether that’s outdoor furniture or seasonal gear for camping, sports, and more. Rather than leaving summer gear out in the elements or sacrificing precious garage space, why not take advantage of Missouri self-storage units to keep all of it protected and out of the way as the weather changes? When the weather warms up next spring, everything will be clean and ready to go!
Posted July 2021
In short, yes, you can rent and manage Missouri self storage units online or over the phone! How does it work? At Countryside Self Storage, all you have to do is send us an email or give us a call to start exploring your self storage options. You can rent over the phone during business hours or via email anytime, so you’ll have the flexibility and convenience that you need to secure and manage your self storage unit your way.
posted June 2021
Moving season is here, and it might be busier and more hectic than ever before! Maybe it's something to do with the surging real estate market or the fact that a huge portion of the country is suddenly very ready to "move on." Whatever the reason, moving means having lots to keep track of, remember, and do. If you're planning a move this season, you'll want to find ways to save time and make the move as stress-free as possible. We've scoured the web to gather a list of some of the most common packing and moving mistakes and tips for how to avoid them.
How Food Trucks, Restaurants, and Caterers are Making Use of Storage Space in Kansas and Missouri | Countryside Self Storage
posted May 2021
Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant knows that space is always at a premium. It's important to give your customers the room that they deserve so they can share a table with their fellow diners, eat, drink, and be merry without feeling too cramped.
Unfortunately, this often means that the back of the house, where food is prepared, cooked, and plated before making its way to the customer's table, is frequently a little short on space. With office space and storage space often sharing real estate, it can be a struggle to find a place for managers to perform important administrative work without balancing on a stack of #10 cans of tomatoes.
posted April 2021
When you're a realtor, you know the importance of a good first impression. When every new prospect could be a potential buyer, you want to have everything ready before they come for a showing, so they can picture the house the way it will look when they're all moved in. But what to do with all the clutter that comes with a house that's being lived in? Missouri self storage units provide a simple solution that realtors can take advantage of in lots of ways!
posted March 2021
One of the joys (and burdens) of home ownership is renovating—updating or replacing parts of your home to keep it in good shape or keep up with the latest trends. Your project may be as simple as repainting or recarpeting a spare room or as complex as a whole kitchen or bath remodel. In any event, spring and summer are the best times of year to complete that long-awaited home renovation project! The weather is nice, the light is good, and self storage in Missouri can help keep your stuff out of the way while you're working on the house.
posted February 2021
You might want to declutter your home and living space for countless reasons. Maybe you're simplifying your life, making more room for the things you love, or simply wanting to have less stuff. But organization experts – as well as health experts – recognize the many health benefits that come from decluttering. Mental health benefits are right at the top of the list, but decluttering can have some surprising benefits for your overall health, too!
Posted January 2021
If you own a retail business, you probably already know that the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to de-clutter your space. After all, the winter holidays are over, you've performed your end-of-year inventory, and you're ready for a new start. Whether you're talking about a showroom or a warehouse, retail space is expensive real estate. You can't afford to let any of it go to waste by housing clutter that doesn't contribute anything to your bottom line.
Posted December 2020
At one time, just about all self storage probably looked very much alike. Self storage facilities in America as we know them today got their start in the 1950s and '60s. Back then, most self storage facilities probably didn't offer a lot of amenities or much in the way of security. Self storage has come a long way since then. Today, those looking for "self storage units near me" expect amenity-rich experiences from storage providers who also offer top-notch security. And they should!
Posted November 2020
Did you know? Nearly 10% of American households are currently renting a self storage unit. It's a popular trend across just about every state, from New York to California and from Missouri storage to self storage in Alaska.
Most of the people who rent storage in Joplin or anyplace else already know the many benefits that self storage can provide, but for those who may be researching self storage near where they live for the first time, we thought we'd break down some of the numerous benefits of self storage that we've learned about over the years.
Posted Oct 2020
Most folks already know that June, September, and October are considered some of the best months for a wedding. The weather is usually great, and the natural world is putting its best foot forward for your special day. But did you know that October has been the most popular wedding month for the past few years? It's true! If you're tying the knot this fall, our gift to all you brides and grooms out there are these five tips for helping to manage clutter (and all your shared belongings) as you start your new life together!
Posted Sep 2020
There are as many reasons to store a vehicle as there are vehicles to store. Maybe you've got a project car that you need to keep out of the way while you're working on it. Maybe you have a boat or an RV that needs a home away from home during the offseason, or a classic car or motorcycle that you just want to keep out of the elements.
Posted August 2020
Here at Countryside Self Storage, we know that people have lots of different things in mind when they search for "storage units near me," and that Missouri storage can be put to all sorts of uses. Need a place to keep your project cars? Have to clear out your house so you can stage it for sale? Looking for a place to keep excess inventory for your small business? Self-storage can help with all of these things and more. However, there are some things that you shouldn't put into self-storage, at least not for the long haul.
Posted July 2020
When it comes to renting storage units in Joplin, most folks are looking to create a little extra space around the house and take advantage of the convenience, security, and cost savings that come with self storage versus letting boxes, files, and other belongings overtake their work and personal spaces. What are the more specific advantages of using self storage?
Posted June 2020
If you're like so many of us, you're spending the summer with kids at home – especially those who may be home from college – and it probably feels like space is getting a little tight throughout the house. Kids accumulate a lot of stuff over the years, after all. And let's face it, parents do, too. But when everyone is home at the same time, having to live with all that stuff can make you start to feel a little claustrophobic.
Posted May 2020
Spring is already on its way to summer, and this is a perfect time to start thinking about getting your RV out of vehicle storage in Joplin, MO and onto the open road! Whether you've got an RV, fifth wheel, travel trailer, truck camper or a Class A, B, or C motorhome, this is a prime time to prep for that first big summer road trip. Here are a few tips from your friends at Countryside Self Storage on how to do it!
How to Use Self Storage in Kansas and Missouri During a Statewide Stay-At-Home Order | Countryside Self Storage
Posted Apr 2020
Countryside Self Storage in Joplin, Pittsburg, and Frontenac is committed to keeping you and your belongings safe to the best of our abilities every day. Safety measures are especially important now in the midst of a pandemic. While all of our offices are currently closed due to statewide stay-at-home orders, we are maintaining an on-site security presence on our properties and taking all the necessary steps to help protect your belongings.
Posted Mar 2020
Moving to a new home is always stressful, even if you're just moving across town. There's so much to plan and pack, so much to remember and keep track of. Fortunately, self-storage can be a HUGE benefit to those who are planning a move, and it sometimes helps in ways that you might not expect. Here's why you'll want to keep self-storage in Joplin in mind when you're planning for your next move.
Posted Feb 2020
Preparation is half the battle, especially if you're trying to get organized, packed, and ready to move belongings into a self storage unit in Joplin! Using self storage is a great way to declutter, get organized, downsize, stage a house for sale, clear out your garage or attic, or just find a home away from home for those holiday decorations during the off season. You'll get the most out of your self storage experience if you plan ahead.
Posted Jan 2020
It may not feel like it right now, but spring is just around the corner—March 19, to be exact—and that means it's time to start thinking about boating and fishing season in Kansas and Missouri. Whether you like taking your boat out on the lake and simply soaking up the sun or whether you're planning to hook the big one this year, you're going to need to start preparing your vessel for that first day on the water.
Posted Dec 2019
A new year is right around the corner, so many of us are taking a break from our holiday shopping to think about New Year's resolutions. Two of the top resolutions every year are to enjoy life to the fullest and to get more organized.
Posted Nov 2019
The holiday season is almost upon us, and that means all the holiday décor is going up around our houses, in our yards, along city streets, and all through local retail stores. Americans are spending billions on Christmas decorations alone this year, not to mention decorations for other winter holidays such as Hanukkah, Solstice, Kwanza, New Year's Eve, and so on.
Posted Oct 2019
It feels like the seasons get longer every year, especially when we're tripping over pool noodles and skateboards in the garage while trying to dig out the leaf rakes in November and the snowblower in February. Most of us store all kinds of summer gear in our garage all year round, but the average two-car garage is only about 18 feet wide by 20 feet deep. That doesn't leave a lot of room for all four seasons' worth of gear, especially if you want to pull both cars into the garage during the cold winter months.
Posted Sept 2019
Summer has officially drawn to a close. The kids have been back in school for some time now, and the weather is starting to get chilly. That means it's time for that early autumn garage clean-out! It's time to dig out those inflatable holiday decorations so you can get to 'em when the time is right and put away all that summer sports equipment. If you've got an RV, boat, or any other vehicle that needs to be put away for the winter in Pittsburg, KS, consider Countryside Self Storage!
If you have a college student in the family, you're probably spending this week watching him or her pack up to move to campus and begin classes. While parting with your college-age kiddo is sweet sorrow, you may also find yourself looking around and thinking about how much extra space you'll suddenly have when your kid is gone.
Categories: Self Storage in Joplin, MO
Posted: July 2019
When you buy your first home, you go through a huge learning process. You research local realtors and neighborhoods, learn about everything that goes into applying for a mortgage, and spend days or weeks comparing different homes. But the learning process doesn't end when you're handed the keys at your closing. Countryside Self-Storage has put together a list of SIX things you should know when moving into your first home.
Categories: Self Storage in Pittsburg, KS
Posted: June 2019
Wedding season is here! In fact, June is the third most popular month of the year for weddings, following on the heels of October and September. Combining two lives is an amazing and magical thing, but when you get right down to it, merging two living spaces can also create a lot of clutter.
Categories: Self Storage in Joplin, MO
Posted May 2019
Coming home can be one of the best parts of taking a vacation, and if you know how to prepare your RV for long-term storage, it'll be ready to go when it's time for your next adventure! To learn more about RV storage in Joplin and Pittsburg, feel free to contact Countryside Self Storage today!
Categories: RV storage in Joplin
Posted Apr 2019
The choice for older adults to downsize into a smaller home or apartment is rarely an easy one. Many people have lived in family homes for decades and have imbued the rooms with lots of happy memories. But the simple fact is downsizing is often easier, safer, more cost-effective, or otherwise preferable.
Posted Mar 2019
Days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom, and people are already getting into spring-cleaning mode here in Pittsburg, Kansas. After a long winter spent cooped up inside, it feels good to throw open the windows, put on some music, and tidy up the place! But why does nobody ever talk about spring cleaning for businesses?
Categories: self storage in Pittsburg, KS
Posted Feb 2019
When a sports season or hunting season comes to an end, reliable, climate controlled self storage can come in extremely handy. You'll have a safe, out-of-the way spot to store your hunting gear, golf clubs, sports uniforms, or just about anything else, and then it will be ready for you when the next season rolls around again.
Posted Jan. 2019
It's the beginning of a new year, and many of us are starting things off right by setting new goals for home and health and happiness. For some of us, all three of those things can be improved with a little decluttering around the house. If you've watched Marie Kondo's show Tidying Up on Netflix, you know that decluttering can not only improve your enjoyment of your space, but also improve your health and your whole life.
Posted Dec 2018
The garage is the most forgotten room in the home. Even if we do manage to park our cars there, we still tend to pile it full of clutter, mess, and everything that doesn't fit into any of our other rooms.
Categories: climate controlled self storage
Posted Nov 2018
Self storage can provide a safe and convenient home for excess business inventory, give you a place to store office supplies and bulky furniture or equipment that you're not using, house records and files that you need to keep on hand but don't necessarily access every day, and a whole lot more!
Posted Oct 2018
When it comes to renting a self storage unit for the first time, almost everyone has the same question: What size storage unit do I need? It's a question that we get asked all the time at our locations in Pittsburg, Joplin, and Frontenac. After all, it can be difficult to visualize how much stuff you can really store in a 5x5 self storage unit or in a 10x10 or 10x20 unit, for that matter.
Climate-Controlled Self Storage is Essential for Anything That Can be Damaged by Temperature or Humidity
Posted on Sept 2018
Why is climate-controlled self storage so much better? Very simply, climate-controlled self storage in Joplin and Pittsburg helps to protect your belongings from the perils of the natural world. Sure, it's important that humidity is controlled and temperature swings are immediately accounted for, but climate-controlled self storage has other benefits: It keeps out pests and provides better air quality, protecting your belongings from dust.
Posted on: August 2018
If you have a college student in your household who is returning to school this month, they're probably leaving behind more than their fair share of clutter. Though they've taken carloads of essential supplies to their dorm rooms or apartments, they've probably left their rooms filled with items that they don't want to part with but don't necessarily have a good place to store.
Categories: self storage in Joplin, self storage in Pittsburg, and packing supplies
Posted on: July 2018
Moving is something that pretty much all of us do at least a few times in our lives. According to experts in the moving-services industry, most moves occur between May and September, and the demand for movers and packing supplies peaks in June, July, and August.
Categories: Moving Supplies in Joplin, packing supplies, self storage in Joplin
Posted on: June 2018
Taking care of business online—rather than driving across town to do the job in person—has become the norm for everything from grocery shopping to renting cars. In fact, TechCrunch.com has reported that 79% of U.S. consumers now shop online for just about everything.
Categories: Self Storage Joplin, RV Storage, Boat Storage, and Vehicle Storage
Posted on: MAY 2018
Your car is one thing. You drive that every day, and you park it in the driveway or in the garage, if you have the space. (Maybe you've cleaned out your garage with the help of a self storage unit?) But when it comes to specialty vehicles such as boats, classic cars, and especially recreational vehicles, well, those are something else, right?
Posted on: APR 2018
Did you know? Last year, 20.4 million students went off to attend colleges and universities across the U.S. Each one of them left home with a car or truckload of belongings, and they probably came back with a whole lot more. Where do they put all that stuff? For many, the answer is self storage for college students! Categories: Self Storage for College Students, Self Storage in Pittsburg