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Archive for March, 2016

Job Opening! Full-Time Sales Associate for San Jose, CA

A-1 employees hiring

Join the A-1 Self Storage TeamA-1 Self Storage is looking for a full-time SALES ASSOCIATE to work in our newest San Jose self storage facility. The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, outgoing, highly motivated, great at customer service, and have a strong retail sales or customer service background. This position involves providing superior customer service in-person and over the telephone. It also includes ensuring the property is clean, well-maintained and meets company standards. All positions require some janitorial duties and weekend scheduling.

A-1 Self Storage currently owns and operates 51 self storage facilities throughout California and Texas. A-1 Self Storage is a 60 year old family owned company headquartered in San Diego and is one of California’s premier self storage companies.

WE OFFER YOU THE FOLLOWING:

  • Full-Time — up to 40 hours per week schedule (5 day work week)
  • This is NOT a seasonal position
  • Competitive Hourly Pay – commensurate with experience
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 401K Program w/Employer Matching
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • No Late Night Shifts! Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6 & Sat – Sun 9-5
  • Company Shirts Are Provided – Wear Your Own Jeans & Sneakers to Work!

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Bi-lingual preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills in-person and on the telephone
  • At least 1-2 years of retail sales or customer service experience required
  • Must be willing and able to perform routine janitorial duties
  • Able to work independently & with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented, have great organizational & multi-tasking skills
  • Must be a team player, yet able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Computer literate w/ basic proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, car insurance coverage & clean DMV record
  • Must be able to successfully pass alcohol/drug screening & background check
  • All positions require weekend working hours

Only local candidates who meet the above qualifications will be considered for this Sales Associate position.

*** No phone calls about this position, please.

APPLY TODAY!

How to Apply:

E-mail resumes to jobs@a1storage.com. Resumes must be submitted in PDF or Word format only for consideration of this position. Be sure to include your email address on resume and only apply if you meet our qualifications and are available 7 days per week.

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Easter Holiday Schedule

Happy Easter with easter bunny and eggs.

All A-1 Self Storage locations will be closed in observance of Easter Day on Sunday, March 27th. 

Easter

Normal access hours are available at most locations. Please check with your self storage facility to confirm the schedule. For your convenience, we also offer a 24 hour rental/payment kiosk at 19 of our A-1 Self Storage locations! We will reopen on Monday, March 28th.

We wish you a very Happy Easter!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking smiling woman with question marks above her head

  Thinking smiling woman with question marks above her headFrequently Asked Questions

A-1 Self Storage is dedicated to providing you with the best in customer service. Below are the answers to many of the most common questions. If your questions are not answered here, please feel free to contact the location nearest you and speak to one of our self storage experts.

Q: When can I get to my belongings?

A: We offer the longest access hours in the market. Some of our locations also offer convenient 24 hour access on select units. Please contact the location directly to verify your access hours.

Q: Do you have a pest control maintenance schedule?

A: Yes, we schedule monthly, professional pest control services at all of our locations for your peace of mind.

Q: How long do I have to sign up? 

A: We offer month-to-month rentals with no long term commitment to save you money.

Q: Do you offer a mover?

A: Although we don’t offer a mover, we do offer FREE use of our moving truck at our San Juan Capistrano, CA & Alhambra, CA locations to save you time and money. Please contact the location for full details. We would also be more than happy to recommend a local reliable mover.

Q: How can I make a payment? 

A: Payments can be processed by mail, in person, over the phone, through our website or 24 hour self-service kiosks available at select locations. You may also arrange to have payment automatically deducted from your credit card. Please ask your local location about this convenient payment option.

Q: Which locations offer the 24 Hour Rental/Payment kiosk?

A:  Our self-service kiosks are open 24/7 for your convenience to rent a space or make a payment at the following locations: Chula Vista, Concord, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Habra, La Mesa – Spring St., Lake Forest, North Hollywood – Vanowen St., Oakland, San Diego – Kearny Mesa, San Diego – Morena, San Jose – Baroni Ave, San Jose – Old Oakland Rd, Torrance and Vista.

Q: What sizes do you have and how much do they cost?

A: We have a wide variety of unit sizes to meet your needs and save you money. Unit sizes and prices vary by location. Please contact a location near you for available sizes and prices, or click here for our Size Guide.

Q: How do I calculate how much storage space to rent? 

A: Our expert staff can assist you in determining the right size unit to save you money. Just give us a brief description of what will be stored and we’ll help you determine how much space is needed.

Q: What forms of credit card payment do you accept? 

A: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Please ask about our convenient credit card auto-pay program!

Q: Do you sell Locks, Packing and Moving supplies?

A:  Yes, for your peace of mind we sell high security locks! We also offer boxes and moving supplies for your one-stop shopping convenience.

Q: Do you have outdoor storage for boats, RVs and other vehicles?

A: Yes, we have space for Boats, RVs, Commercial Vehicles, Trucks and Cars at our Cypress, El Cajon, Fashion Valley, Huntington Beach, La Mesa – Spring Street, Mission Valley, Oceanside and Vista locations. Please contact the location nearest you for availability and vehicle size limits.

Q: How much notice must be given when I move out? 

A: We require a 10 day written notice to move out. Full details on the vacating policy will be provided for you at the time of move-in.

Q: When do you have auctions?

A: Typically, we have auctions once a month at each store.

A: How do auctions work?

Q: The auctioneer will open the unit door in front of the crowd. From the doorway, you will get to look inside the unit. You can’t enter the unit or touch anything in the unit. The auctioneer will then start the bidding. If you buy unit, it is cash only at the time of sale. You are bidding to purchase everything in the unit. Units range in size from 20 square feet to 400 square feet. Prices range from a dollar to hundreds, or even thousands of dollars. Once you purchase a unit, you have 24 hours to completely empty the unit and remove everything in it from the property.

Q: Which locations offer E-Waste Recycling? 

A: Participating Green Spot Drop-Off Locations include: San Diego – Fashion Valley, San Diego – Mission Valley & San Diego – Mira Mesa.

Q: What are some examples of E-Waste items that are acceptable for drop-off?

A: Some of the most commonly accepted and collected items include cell phones, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, ink & toner cartridges, small appliances and electronic components. It is illegal to throw these items in the trash and need to be properly recycled and re-purposed by State law. Items collected will not end up in landfills. They may be donated in working and non-working condition.

Q: How can I apply for a job at A-1 Self Storage?

A: We recommend you check your local Craigslist, as well as our Employment Opportunities section on our blog for current job postings.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking smiling woman with question marks above her head

  Thinking smiling woman with question marks above her headFrequently Asked Questions

A-1 Self Storage is dedicated to providing you with the best in customer service. Below are the answers to many of the most common questions. If your questions are not answered here, please feel free to contact the location nearest you and speak to one of our self storage experts.

Q: When can I get to my belongings?

A: We offer the longest access hours in the market. Some of our locations also offer convenient 24 hour access on select units. Please contact the location directly to verify your access hours.

Q: Do you have a pest control maintenance schedule?

A: Yes, we schedule monthly, professional pest control services at all of our locations for your peace of mind.

Q: How long do I have to sign up? 

A: We offer month-to-month rentals with no long term commitment to save you money.

Q: Do you offer a mover?

A: Although we don’t offer a mover, we do offer FREE use of our moving truck at our San Juan Capistrano, CA & Alhambra, CA locations to save you time and money. Please contact the location for full details. We would also be more than happy to recommend a local reliable mover.

Q: How can I make a payment? 

A: Payments can be processed by mail, in person, over the phone, through our website or 24 hour self-service kiosks available at select locations. You may also arrange to have payment automatically deducted from your credit card. Please ask your local location about this convenient payment option.

Q: Which locations offer the 24 Hour Rental/Payment kiosk?

A:  Our self-service kiosks are open 24/7 for your convenience to rent a space or make a payment at the following locations: Chula Vista, Concord, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Habra, La Mesa – Spring St., Lake Forest, North Hollywood – Vanowen St., Oakland, San Diego – Kearny Mesa, San Diego – Morena, San Jose – Baroni Ave, San Jose – Old Oakland Rd, Torrance and Vista.

Q: What sizes do you have and how much do they cost?

A: We have a wide variety of unit sizes to meet your needs and save you money. Unit sizes and prices vary by location. Please contact a location near you for available sizes and prices, or click here for our Size Guide.

Q: How do I calculate how much storage space to rent? 

A: Our expert staff can assist you in determining the right size unit to save you money. Just give us a brief description of what will be stored and we’ll help you determine how much space is needed.

Q: What forms of credit card payment do you accept? 

A: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Please ask about our convenient credit card auto-pay program!

Q: Do you sell Locks, Packing and Moving supplies?

A:  Yes, for your peace of mind we sell high security locks! We also offer boxes and moving supplies for your one-stop shopping convenience.

Q: Do you have outdoor storage for boats, RVs and other vehicles?

A: Yes, we have space for Boats, RVs, Commercial Vehicles, Trucks and Cars at our Cypress, El Cajon, Fashion Valley, Huntington Beach, La Mesa – Spring Street, Mission Valley, Oceanside and Vista locations. Please contact the location nearest you for availability and vehicle size limits.

Q: How much notice must be given when I move out? 

A: We require a 10 day written notice to move out. Full details on the vacating policy will be provided for you at the time of move-in.

Q: When do you have auctions?

A: Typically, we have auctions once a month at each store.

A: How do auctions work?

Q: The auctioneer will open the unit door in front of the crowd. From the doorway, you will get to look inside the unit. You can’t enter the unit or touch anything in the unit. The auctioneer will then start the bidding. If you buy unit, it is cash only at the time of sale. You are bidding to purchase everything in the unit. Units range in size from 20 square feet to 400 square feet. Prices range from a dollar to hundreds, or even thousands of dollars. Once you purchase a unit, you have 24 hours to completely empty the unit and remove everything in it from the property.

Q: Which locations offer E-Waste Recycling? 

A: Participating Green Spot Drop-Off Locations include: San Diego – Fashion Valley, San Diego – Mission Valley & San Diego – Mira Mesa.

Q: What are some examples of E-Waste items that are acceptable for drop-off?

A: Some of the most commonly accepted and collected items include cell phones, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, ink & toner cartridges, small appliances and electronic components. It is illegal to throw these items in the trash and need to be properly recycled and re-purposed by State law. Items collected will not end up in landfills. They may be donated in working and non-working condition.

Q: How can I apply for a job at A-1 Self Storage?

A: We recommend you check your local Craigslist, as well as our Employment Opportunities section on our blog for current job postings.

 

 

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Re-purpose Items For a More Organized Home

Dishrack organizer

Dishrack organizerRe-purpose your household items for a more organized home! Get organized with these easily re-purposed items that you probably already have. These quick and easy tips will have you organized in no time.

Binder Clip Cord Organizer – With so many new tech gadgets these days, wires and cords can make your home office desk look cluttered. To keep the cords from getting tangled, attach binder clips to the edge of your desk and place the cords through the clips. This will help you eliminate having to spend five minutes trying to untangle the cords.

Dish-Rack Coloring Station – Organize your kids craft supplies in a dish rack. Coloring books and paper stay put in the grates. While the silverware tray Holds crafting tools, including colored pencils and scissors.

Shoe Organizer – An over-the-door shoe organizer is a great way to corral your child’s art supplies. The see-through pockets eliminate digging through endless amount of drawers when it’s arts and crafts time. The shoe organizer takes up less space as well.

Reuse Kleenex Boxes as Bag Dispensers – Stuff plastic or small reusable grocery bags into an empty tissue box for a neat and tidy dispenser. This is easily transferable and could simply be tossed into the backseat or the trunk of your car so you always have bags with you when you go grocery shopping.

Egg Cartons and Cupcake Liners –  You can use two common items to organize your junk drawer or even office drawer. Egg cartons and cupcake liners can be used as a way to organize miscellaneous items in a messy drawer.

Old Picture Frame for Jewelry – Don’t let your favorite necklaces get in a tangle. You can transform a picture frame into a perfect jewelry organizer. All you need are a few nails and chicken wire, and you are all set. This turns into a beautiful display for your jewelry!

Do you re-purpose any of your old household items? Let us know if you have any tips and tricks you would like to share. We would love to hear!

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