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3 Ways to Save Some $$ as You Ditch the Discs

At All American Self Storage in San Mateo CA, we frequently discuss space-saving tips with our customers. Over the last few years, there has been an uptick in conversations about DVD and/or [...]

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Is Extreme Minimalism the “Only” Way?

Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock, you have likely seen the explosion of the trend of minimalism. Like everything else in our society today, it has become a situation that has become a [...]

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How to Store Stuffed Animals for Long Term Storage

Several years back, we saw a Girl Scout leader on TV with her Troop. They’d collected over 200 new and lightly used stuffed animals from their homes to donate to a special needs Valentine’s Day [...]

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Journaling to Beat Impulse Buying and Help You Save Money

We ran across an article about how journaling can save you money, and as we like to economize at All American Self Storage in Redwood City, CA, we decided to check it out. Come to find out, it [...]

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How Does Death Cleaning Work?

For the last several years, I’ve heard of all kinds of trends in decluttering, cleaning, zero-waste lifestyles, tiny house living, etc. Only when I was left to reconcile my parents’ last wishes [...]

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We’re Not a Self-Storage Facility; We’re Guardians of the Memories

Since our primary responsibility at All American Self Storage in the Redwood City area is to keep others’ possessions safe, we are interested in how people view and use their possessions. There [...]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder, Clutter, and Sensory Overload

As the identification rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has recently been reported by the CDC as 1 in 59, there is hardly a family in the country who is not affected by ASD in some way. [...]

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Stage Your Home With These Tips

Moving is the pits. There isn’t a single person that I know who loves the whole packing, carrying, loading, unloading, unpacking part of moving. The end result is often better than where we were, [...]

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Another Method to Help You Get Organized

It seems like every time you turn around, there is a new fad to help you conquer clutter, purge things out of your life, and achieve world peace. OK, maybe not the world peace thing, but you know [...]

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Safety Proofing your Home for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching. Is your home ready for the onslaught of guests you will be having over the next few months. To make room for your guests we highly suggest that you rent a [...]