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NAVIGATING FEBRUARY TRANSITIONS: A GUIDE TO DOWNSIZING, MOVING, AND EMBRACING CHANGE WITH MODERN STORAGE

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Modern Storage New Locations

February marks the first steps into the new year, often inspiring individuals to contemplate significant changes in their lives. Whether you're considering moving in with a partner or embracing the single life in a new space, we are here to help you navigate the intricate process of downsizing and moving. Let's delve into the key steps to make this transition as smooth as possible. Planning: When preparing for a move or downsizing, the very first thing that you need to get started is a plan. Your plan should include everything from items to dates to transport; having a comprehensive plan will keep you on track and organized throughout the whole process. Downsizing: Before you start moving items, you should take a second to look at what you do not need to take with you. Getting rid of outdated items is a crucial step to making your move easier. Utilizing your local donation centers is a great way to get rid of unused items. Prioritize: During your move, you might be away from most of your items for long periods of time. Keeping essential items close and easily available will prevent you from frantically searching for them. Also, keep in mind any items that you would need immediately after you move! Communication: Clearly outline expectations with your movers or the people you are moving with. Keep important documents, contact numbers, and addresses easily accessible. Prioritize effective communication to ensure a smooth transition and minimize any potential issues. Storage: When storing items, organize them for easy retrieval later. Clearly label boxes with contents and optimize space by disassembling furniture and using proper storage containers. Regularly assess the condition of your stored items and update the storage facility if any changes occur. Moving: During the moving process, plan and schedule well in advance. Hire a reputable moving company and clearly communicate your requirements. Pack belongings securely using appropriate materials and keep essential items separately for immediate access. Stay in contact with ...



February 5th, 2024


UNLOCKING A NEW CHAPTER: MODERN STORAGE® EXPANDS TO SHACKLEFORD, LITTLE ROCK

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Exciting news from Modern Storage! We're delighted to announce the grand opening of our latest location at 3400 S Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, AR 72205. As we continue to grow, we're not just adding another spot; we're enhancing our footprint right in the heart of central Little Rock. 🚤 RV and Boat Storage: Adventure enthusiasts, rejoice! Our Shackleford location offers dedicated storage for your RVs and boats, providing a secure haven until your next expedition. 🏡 Central Little Rock Convenience: We're not just expanding; we're bringing Modern Storage closer to you. With our Shackleford facility, storing in style is more accessible than ever, right in the heart of central Little Rock. 🌐 All the Modern Amenities: Enjoy the best in storage with our climate-controlled units, convenient drive-up options, and more. Plus, savor complimentary Starbucks coffee, free Wi-Fi, and a fully equipped business center. 🔒 Cutting-Edge Security: Your peace of mind matters. Our cutting-edge security systems ensure your belongings are under vigilant protection. 🗓️ Opening Soon: By the end of January, our Shackleford location will be ready to serve you. Get ready for a new era in storage excellence. 📞 Contact Us: Questions or ready to reserve your space? Call us at (501) 500-5467. Our friendly staff is here to assist you. Modern Storage on Shackleford is more than a storage solution; it's a destination for secure, convenient, and premium storage. We're not just expanding; we're bringing luxury storage to your doorstep in central Little Rock. Your belongings deserve the best – welcome to Modern Storage, where storing in style meets unmatched convenience! ...



January 4th, 2024


MODERN STORAGE®: EXPANDING HORIZONS AND REDEFINING LUXURY STORAGE

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Modern Storage New Locations

In the past year, Modern Storage® has embarked on a remarkable journey, opening five new locations in key areas — Bryant, North Little Rock, Springdale, Hot Springs, and Shackleford. This expansion is not just a testament to our growth; it signifies our commitment to bringing luxury storage solutions to diverse communities across Arkansas. Bryant: Where Southern Hospitality Meets Modern Convenience Our Bryant location, situated near I-30 at exit 123 N. Reynolds Rd., embodies Southern hospitality with a modern twist. With state-of-the-art facilities, 24-hour surveillance, and a complimentary 15' moving truck for new move-ins, we've set a new standard in storage convenience. North Little Rock: A Stunning Facility with Unparalleled Features Nestled just off the North Hills exit, Modern Storage® North Little Rock is a stunning facility that offers climate-controlled units, drive-up options, and covered awnings for rainy days. With a focus on security, accessibility, and community, it stands as a testament to our commitment to excellence. Springdale: Elevating the Storage Experience Our Springdale facility is not just a storage space; it's an experience. Offering free box truck rentals, over 200 5-star reviews, and complimentary Starbucks coffee, it goes beyond expectations. We prioritize customer satisfaction, creating an environment where every visit is exceptional. Hot Springs: A Scenic Storage Haven Modern Storage® Hot Springs, opened in August 2023, is conveniently located on Higdon Ferry Road, offering a picturesque view of Lake Hamilton. With climate-controlled units, smartphone app access, and a commitment to safety, it brings a new level of sophistication to storage solutions. Shackleford: Anticipating Luxury in Early 2024 As we continue our expansion, we're excited to announce the upcoming Modern Storage® Shackleford location, set to open in early 2024. This facility promises to redefine luxury storage with its state-of-the-art features and a dedication to providing a premium storage experience. At Modern Storage®, our growth is not just numerical — it's a reflection of our mission to transform storage into a luxurious and customer-centric experience. With each new location, we ...



December 19th, 2023


THE ADVANTAGES OF STORAGE FACILITIES

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Modern Storage Springdale

Storing goods at home vs. at a storage facility like Modern Storage each has its own set of advantages and risks. The choice between the two depends on your specific needs and circumstances. Here are key considerations for both options: Storing Goods at Home: Advantages: Convenience: Storing goods at home provides easy access to your belongings whenever you need them. Cost Savings: It is often more cost-effective, especially if you already have the space available. No Additional Fees: You won't incur monthly storage rental fees. Security: You have control over the security of your items and can implement security measures as you see fit. Risks: Space Limitations: Storing goods at home can be impractical if you have limited space, and it may clutter your living environment. Security Concerns: Depending on your location, your items might be more vulnerable to theft or damage. At Modern Storage, you also have a dedicated team providing round-the-clock protection of your items regardless of the time of year and day. You also have access to a state-of-the-art security system that you don’t have to pay to protect your items. Environmental Factors: Items stored at home are more susceptible to environmental factors like temperature fluctuations and humidity. Pests and Infestations: The likelihood of a well-kept facility having these issues vs. your home environment is very low. A well-kept facility can mean the difference between dealing with pests or preventing them. Storing Goods at a Storage Facility: Advantages: Security: Storage facilities typically have robust security measures in place, including surveillance, access control, and security personnel. Climate Control: Many storage facilities offer climate-controlled units, which can protect your items from extreme temperature and humidity. Space and Size Options: You can choose a storage unit that matches the size of your storage needs. Accessibility: Most facilities offer flexible access hours. At Modern Storage, you can also get large commercial vehicles in and out of the facility safely with no additional cost. Risks: Cost: Renting storage space incurs monthly fees, ...



November 1st, 2023


STORING AT A STORAGE FACILITY: TIPS AND CONSIDERATIONS

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Modern Storage Springdale

Storing your belongings at a storage facility can be a convenient solution for various situations, from decluttering your home to temporarily storing items during a move or renovation. However, to make the most of your storage experience and ensure the safety of your possessions, it's important to be well-informed about the process. In this article, we'll provide you with tips and considerations for storing your items at a storage facility. Choose the Right Storage Facility The first and most crucial step is selecting the right storage facility for your needs. At Modern Storage, we offer all your storage needs. Here are some factors to consider: Location: Choose a facility that is conveniently located, whether it's close to your home or workplace. Security: Look for a facility with robust security measures, such as surveillance cameras, gated access, and on-site staff. Climate Control: Depending on what you're storing, consider climate-controlled units to protect items like electronics, wooden furniture, or sensitive documents from extreme temperatures and humidity. Unit Size: Estimate the size of the storage unit you'll need. It's better to have a slightly larger space than to cram your items into a small unit. Accessibility:Check the facility's access hours and policies to ensure they align with your schedule. Organize and Label Your Items Before moving your items into storage, take the time to organize and label them. This will make it much easier to access what you need later. Use clear plastic bins, boxes, and labels to keep track of your belongings. Create an inventory list, so you know exactly what's in each box. Pack Your Items Properly To protect your items during storage, follow these packing guidelines: Use sturdy boxes and containers. Wrap fragile items in bubble wrap or packing paper. Disassemble furniture to save space and prevent damage. Use furniture covers to protect against dust and scratches. Store mattresses and upholstered furniture on elevated platforms or pallets to prevent moisture damage. Maximize Space and ...



October 5th, 2023


SETTING SAIL FOR CONVENIENCE: INTRODUCING OUR UPCOMING RV AND BOAT STORAGE FACILITY AT MODERN STORAGE SHACKLEFORD (OPENING WINTER 2023)

Vehicle Storage


Modern Storage Shackleford Little Rock

The allure of the open road and the call of the water have captured the hearts of adventure enthusiasts for generations. However, as much as we relish the freedom these experiences provide, finding suitable storage solutions for our cherished RVs and boats can be a challenge. That's why we're excited to announce our upcoming RV and boat storage facility at Modern Storage Shackleford, set to open in Winter 2023. This facility is designed to provide convenience, security, and peace of mind for all your recreational vehicles. In this blog post, we'll delve into the details of our state-of-the-art facility and how it's set to elevate your storage experience to new heights. 1. Addressing the Storage Challenge Owning an RV or boat offers a world of exploration and enjoyment, but it also comes with the responsibility of finding proper storage when not in use. Many enthusiasts face the challenge of limited space at home, homeowners’ association restrictions, or concerns about security and weather damage. Modern Storage Shackleford aims to solve these challenges by offering a safe and convenient space tailored to the unique needs of RV and boat owners. 2. Cutting-Edge Security Features At the heart of Modern Storage Shackleford lies a commitment to ensuring your valuable assets are well protected. Our storage facility is equipped with cutting-edge security features, including 24/7 video surveillance, access control systems, and perimeter fencing. With these measures in place, you can have peace of mind knowing that your RV or boat is safeguarded from theft and unauthorized access. 3. Weather-Resistant Storage Solutions Mother Nature's unpredictable temperament is no match for our weather-resistant storage solutions at Modern Storage Shackleford. Our covered and enclosed storage options shield your RV or boat from the elements, preventing damage from rain, UV rays, and extreme temperatures. This means you can embark on your next adventure with the confidence that your vehicle or vessel is in prime ...



September 6th, 2023


MODERN STORAGE: HOW TO MAXIMIZE SPACE IN YOUR UNIT


Modern Storage Bentonville

Effectively utilizing storage units requires maximizing the available space. Whether it's short-term organization during a move or long-term storage, optimizing the space ensures you get the most value from your rental. In this blog, we'll explore smart and innovative ways to make the most of your storage unit at Modern Storage Bentonville, keeping your belongings safe, organized, and easily accessible. 1. Plan and Organize Before Packing: Maximizing space starts before packing. Plan and organize your belongings, sorting them into categories and creating an inventory list. Identify items for frequent access and those for long-term storage to efficiently pack and arrange your unit. 2. Use Uniform Boxes and Containers: Optimize space by using uniform-sized boxes and containers. Neatly stack them to maximize vertical space, creating stable towers that prevent items from shifting and reduce the risk of damage. 3. Disassemble Furniture and Appliances: Free up space by disassembling large furniture and appliances. Keep screws and assembly instructions in labeled bags for easy reassembly when needed. 4. Utilize Vertical Space with Shelving Units: Increase storage capacity with sturdy shelving units against the walls. This maximizes space and keeps items off the floor, creating a more organized and accessible unit. 5. Opt for Space-Saving Furniture: Invest in space-saving furniture options, such as sofas with pull-out beds or tables with collapsible sides. These pieces store additional items inside, saving valuable space. 6. Create Aisle Space for Easy Access: Balance maximizing space with easy access. Leave room between stacks of boxes and furniture to navigate comfortably. Label boxes and maintain a layout map for item location. 7. Vacuum Seal Clothing and Linens: Compress fluffy items like clothing and linens with vacuum-sealed bags, saving space and protecting them from dust, insects, and humidity. 8. Utilize the Back of the Doors: Hang lightweight items on the back of doors or unit walls using hooks or adhesive hangers. This frees up floor and shelf space. Careful planning, strategic packing, and efficient use of space ...



August 7th, 2023


SUMMER GEAR STORAGE: TIPS FOR ORGANIZING AND PROTECTING YOUR EQUIPMENT | MODERN STORAGE

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As the hot summer months roll in, it's time to gear up for thrilling outdoor adventures and create unforgettable experiences. However, storing and organizing all the necessary equipment can pose a challenge, especially if you have limited space at home. Thankfully, Modern Storage has got you covered with storage options across the state that can help you optimize your gear and keep everything ready for your summer escapades! Choosing the Right Unit for Your Needs: Size and Accessibility: Assess the amount and size of your gear to determine the ideal storage unit size. Make sure the unit not only provides enough space to accommodate all your equipment comfortably but also allows for easy maneuverability. Climate Control: Extreme temperature changes and humidity can damage sensitive equipment such as camping gear, electronics, or water sports gear. Opt for a storage unit with climate control features to maintain a stable environment and protect your belongings. Security: At Modern Storage, we prioritize the safety of your gear. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with surveillance cameras that cover all corners of the property, ensuring your items are under constant watch. Additionally, our dedicated staff conducts routine walkthroughs to maintain a secure environment. Inventory and Categorize Your Gear: Before moving your equipment into the storage unit, take the time to create an inventory and categorize your gear. This will streamline the packing and retrieval process. Consider grouping your items by activity type (e.g., camping, hiking, water sports) or by frequency of use. Clean and Prepare Your Gear: Properly preparing your gear before storage is essential. Ensure that all items are thoroughly cleaned to remove dirt, moisture, and organic matter, which can attract pests and cause damage over time. Pay special attention to cleaning items like tents, sleeping bags, and camping cookware. Allow them to dry completely to prevent the growth of mold or mildew. For tools or equipment prone to rust or corrosion, wipe them down and apply appropriate lubrication. Storing ...



July 5th, 2023


MODERN STORAGE SPRINGDALE: YOUR STATE-OF-THE-ART STORAGE SOLUTION

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Modern Storage's newest facility in Springdale, Arkansas is NOW OPEN! Conveniently located on West Sunset, we proudly serve Springdale, Rogers, Fayetteville, and surrounding communities. Our state-of-the-art storage facility offers a range of features and amenities to meet your storage needs and exceed your expectations. Ready-to-Rent Self Storage Units: At Modern Storage Springdale, we understand that every storage requirement is unique. That's why we offer a variety of storage unit sizes to accommodate your belongings. Whether you need to store a few household items or the contents of an entire home, we have the perfect solution for you. Exceptional Customer Service: Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to providing exceptional customer service. We are here to assist you every step of the way, from selecting the right unit size to answering any questions you may have. Your satisfaction is our top priority. Easy Access and Convenience: We believe that accessing your stored items should be hassle-free. With convenient drive-up access, you can easily load and unload your belongings right from your vehicle. In addition, our facility features an elevator for effortless access to upper-level units. Modern Amenities for Your Convenience: Modern Storage Springdale offers a range of amenities designed to make your storage experience as seamless as possible. Our facility includes a business center and conference room, providing you with a professional space to handle any business needs. We also offer FREE truck rentals, saving you time and money during your move. Top-Notch Security: The safety of your belongings is our priority. Our facility is equipped with video surveillance 24/7, ensuring that your stored items are protected at all times. The fenced facility with gated access provides an extra layer of security, giving you peace of mind. Online Convenience: Renting and managing your storage unit has never been easier. With our user-friendly online platform, you can rent your unit from the comfort of your own home and even ...



June 23rd, 2023


MODERN STORAGE'S NEWEST LOCATION: PROTECT YOUR ITEMS IN SPRING

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Located just off the North Hills exit and below The Pointe North Hills apartments, Modern Storage North Little Rock is a stunning storage facility that offers a range of features to keep your belongings safe and secure. With the majority of our units being climate-controlled, you can trust that your items will be protected from the unpredictable Arkansas weather. For those with garage items, we also offer convenient drive-up units. As we head into spring, we know that bugs and pollen can be a nuisance. If you suffer from allergies, we recommend storing your items in our climate-controlled units for added protection. Rain is also a common occurrence during the spring season, but our covered awnings on both the upper and lower levels of the property ensure that you and your items stay dry during your move. Additionally, the beautiful landscaping around the property provides a refreshing environment as plants and trees begin to bloom. Don't forget to stop by our office, where you can enjoy our amazing art and decor while grabbing a refreshing water or coffee for the road. At Modern Storage North Little Rock, we strive to make your storage experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. ...



May 4th, 2023


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