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Boat Storage Tips

Although we may not have storage for your boat, we can certainly provide you with boat storage tips!   It is important to properly care and store your boat to not only extend its lifetime, but also make your Spring easier! Need to know more? Stop by our facility to talk to our manager for storage tips!

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-Prevent flat spots on tires and hull damage by storing the vehicle on jack stands

-Wipe down boat to remove salt water

-Leave interior doors and lockers open to circulate air

-Open all drains to prevent damage from freezing                            ­

-Remove electronics, food items, and fabrics

-Change your oil filter and oil

-Boats left for extended periods should be stored with a full tank of gas and an appropriate fuel stabilizer

-Plug pipes / openings with bronze wool (prevents rodents)

-Refresh the coolant system

-Spray with fogging oil

-Loosen or remove drive belts

-Disconnect battery

-Attach a proper winter cover

Tips for Storing Your RV

Own a RV? Not sure how to properly store it for the winter? We comprised tips  to make sure you correctly prepare your vehicle for storage.  Whether you’ll be storing it in an indoor facility or in a parking lot, you’ll want to follow these tips for storing your RV to make the Spring transition easier.


-Tires should be inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended maximum psi during storage to avoid flat spots

-Prevent flat spots on tires by storing the vehicle on jack stands

-Refrigerator doors and cabinets should be left open during storage to prevent mold and odors

-Vehicles left for extended periods should be stored with a full tank of gas and an appropriate fuel stabilizer

-Wheels should be chocked and the parking brake should be off

-Check all seals and seams

-Plug pipes & openings with bronze wool to prevent rodents

-Close blinds and shades to avoid sun damage

-Empty water tanks and use antifreeze

-Disconnect battery

-Keep uncovered vents closed to avoid bugs


Although our facility does not offer RV storage, we can still help in making sure you are storing properly!



Swap Out Your Seasons

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Last month we told you how to store your winter clothing so that nothing gets damaged. Check out that blog here. This month, we are getting ready to start packing up the summer gear and putting it into storage while taking out the fall/winter items. It can be a stressful time for a first time self-storage renter. We have put together some helpful instructions to make your storage experience a breeze and save you countless trips to and from your storage unit.

There is a lot involved in planning your trip to your storage unit.

  1. Sort your belongings that you are taking to your unit and place alike items into piles. Properly pack each pile. Use moving blankets, totes, and sturdy cardboard boxes to keep your belongings from getting damaged. If you need packing supplies, we have an assortment in the office that you can purchase.
  2. Keep a list of the items you are storing so you know what you have in your storage unit each time you swap items out every season.
  3. Plan in advance what is coming back with you before you go to drop off your items so you don’t have to take multiple trips to and from your unit.
  4. Travel to your unit with the items that you are dropping off and enough boxes, blankets, and totes to bring home the items you were storing.
  5. When you arrive at your storage unit, remove each item that you plan to take home with you from your unit. Clean up and clear out the space to start unloading your vehicle. Pack up your items that were stored and pack them carefully into your vehicle and enjoy them for the start of the new season!

5 Quick Tips For Storing Your Clothing

Are you hesitant about storing clothing? It doesn’t have to be scary! Cleaning out your closet, whether for season changes or moving, doesn’t mean you to have get rid of your clothing. Storage can be an extension of your closet. Here are some tips for protecting your clothing in storage.

5 Quick Tips for Storing Clothing:

  1. Wash or dry clean all clothing and jackets before storing. Dirt, oils, perfumes or stains on unclean clothing will attract many insects, especially in high temperatures.
  2. Store clothes in an airtight container or bin. Throw in some cedar wood blocks or lavender to keep moths and insects away from snacking on your clothes.
  3.  Purchase any form of Damp-rid and place it in your storage unit. Damp-rid will keep humidity away from your belongings.
  4. Use appropriate hangers for heavier items like coats and ski pants. It’s important to have some solid hangers for your winter gear so that they won’t get damaged.
  5. Stuff newspaper in your boots to help them hold its shape. Do not store them all into one plastic bag. The soles and heels of boots can damage the other boots in there.

Summer Events Happening Near You


Are you new to the area or need a mini “stay-cation”? Summer is right around the corner so to celebrate we wanted to let you know about some fun events that are happening in your area. It’s a great way to learn the area and be involved in your community. Let’s come together to welcome in the summer!

Trumbull Day 2014

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 28th
for Trumbull Day 2014!

Originally established in 1972 to celebrate the Town of Trumbull’s 175th Anniversary, Trumbull Day is a fun-filled family event highlighting the best of what Trumbull has to offer – - from its people to businesses to non-profits and other local organizations.



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The Small Business Storage Benefits


Many people associate self-storage for personal use; moving, collectors, downsizing, but self-storage has so much more to offer for businesses in particular.


Self-storage for commercial use is ideal for storing any medical files, tools, materials, business records, equipment, supplies, extra retail inventory, and so much more. Self-storage is perfect for businesses that are going through a transition phase, de-cluttering the space so everyone has room to work, or trying to avoid the high cost of renting a commercial space for storage. Did you know that self-storage is about 60% cheaper that renting a commercial space? The most common businesses using self-storage are restaurants, contractors, pharmaceuticals and hospitals, retail stores, movers, realtors. These are just some of the many businesses that use self-storage.

Many self-storage facilities offer temperature-controlled units, which keep businesses inventories safe from the elements to ensure their products maintain their quality.


Restaurants and bars that have extra tables and linen or additional items from special events or those “just in case” situations in inventory that will not fit in the dining establishment need self-storage. This will help maintain a clutter free atmosphere for guests and give staff the room they need to fulfill orders and wait tables.


If you are a contractor, you probable have extra materials and tools lying around, things can quickly become unorganized. With self- storage you won’t have to worry about space. Take advantage on the special pricing for bulk materials. You will always have the materials you need for the job, readily available when you need them.

 Pharmaceuticals & hospitals:

Every medical facility is in need of some more space. If there are things that aren’t used daily such as patient files, cabinets, equipment, and additional medical supplies, they can be easily and safely stored in a unit with ease of access.

Storage Auction Tips

Have you always wanted to attend a storage auction, but not sure what you needed to bring or how to find one? Maybe you weren’t sure of how storage auctions run.  We have developed the top three things you need to know before going to a storage auction!

Auctions of storage units occur after fulfilling the State lien law procedure of someone who has not made payment on their unit.  Storage auctions aren’t our favorite side of the business, but they are part of it.

Along with bringing cash,  remember these three things when attending a storage auction:

1. You will need to pay state sales tax on the units you win, unless you provide a state issues resale tax exempt certificate.  We will need to make a copy of it.

2.  Arrive at the storage facility 15-20 minutes early to allow for ample time to sign in.

3.   Bring a flashlight so you can see what is in the back of the unit since you are not allowed to go in.

Need help finding a storage auction in your area? Visit:

You can search for auctions near you and get all of the info you need to get you there and bidding on time.

We Heart Your Heart

As Valentine’s Day is approaching,  we take time to appreciate our loved ones.  We wanted to let you know that we appreciate you, our tenants and community members in Trumbull! It’s important to be reminded of each other’s health; heart health to be specific. There is no better time to start being heart conscious.  We comprised tips to make sure you are heart healthy this year!

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Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleep seems to be easily neglected as other things take priority. Its important to go to bed at a consistent time and before midnight. Studies have shown that going to bed before midnight and for at least seven and a half hours has improved the overall health of the average human. One discovery found was cardiovascular risks for those who go to bed after midnight. There are increased risks of stroke, heart disease, and myocardial infarction. There are many more health risks beyond just the cardiovascular risks that are involved such as obesity, insomnia, weak immune system, and even cancer. Listen to your body and make the healthy choice of going to bed!


Eat Healthy Foods

Eating healthy isn’t as convenient as it should be for most Americans. It is important to watch the quality of food being consumed as well as the quantity. Stay away from the fast food restaurants as well as any pre-made foods in the grocery store. Watch out for foods that are high in sodium and fats as those are harmful for your heart. Changing your diet can improve your heart’s health immensely. Don’t let your hunger sway you from eating healthy!


Drink Plenty of Water

It’s important to keep your body hydrated, with pure and simple water. Do your best to decrease the amount of soda and other drinks with lots of sugar and caffeine that you may drink daily. Caffeine from energy drinks can overwork your heart especially if your heart isn’t in top shape. Water should be your default drink when you get thirsty throughout the day. Drinking water in place of other beverages is an easy way to start your way to a healthy heart.


Take a Break from Technology

Technology is always improving and seems to be speeding up the lives of millions of people as more and more things come out. Technology was first invented to get things done faster with the intention of freeing up personal time. It has now taken up more time than ever causing many people to have added an extra unnecessary stress as they try to keep up with everything. The human heart can only take so much stress. Take a break from the technology that demands so much of your time. Whether it’s an hour out of your day or an entire day once a month, get away from your technology and clear your head. You will feel the stress leave you the more you take breaks from your phone and computer. Stress is not good for the health of your heart, don’t let it overtake you. Take a break from the things that bring you stress.


Get Active

Give your heart a workout as you work out. Raising your pulse is important to keep your heart strong. Medical professionals are getting concerned with how many people are excessively sitting every day. Sitting is the new smoking in the United States. Researchers are finding out how bad it is for people to be sitting all day and the effects are not good. Sitting too long means you aren’t burning the calories that you are consuming which turn to fat causing your heart to work harder. Get up out of your chair and move around for every hour you’re sitting. Find something physical that you enjoy doing. Your heart will love you for it and you’ll feel great having done it.



Happy Valentine’s Day from Trumbull Self Storage!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Trumbull Self Storage along with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce held an official ribbon cutting ceremony on January 17, 2015.  Thank you to everyone who came out! We had a great time and proud to be part of this community.

From left to right: Alicia Faye, Vice President Monroe Chamber of Commerce; Tom Restive, President and owner Always Best Care Senior Services and Director Monroe Chamber; Guy Gallo, former relief manager, supporter and friend of Trumbull Self Storage; Jean Romano, Property Manager for Trumbull Self Storage; Keith Romano, owner Trumbull Self Storage, Spring Hill Properties, Romano Properties and R&R Landscape Design; Ray Giovanni, Asst. VP and branch manager, Union Savings Bank, Director, Monroe Chamber; Joanne Mesite, relief manager Trumbull Self Storage

030 033 038 About Trumbull Self Storage: The property is comprised of approximately 42,140 square feet of rentable storage space comprising 362 total units.  The storage units include 278 temperature controlled units and 34 drive-up access spaces. This location is the first self-storage in Trumbull, CT. The facility also features covered loading/unloading area, complimentary wifi and business accommodations, moving supplies, advanced security and monitoring, and a spacious lobby. The property is conveniently located in Fairfield County, in order to serve the cities Trumbull, Monroe, Shelton, and Bridgeport. For more information on Trumbull Self Storage, visit or call 203-816-0654.   The facility is locally-family owned, but managed by Storage Asset Management, Inc, of York, PA.