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6 Tips for Getting Along with Post Grad Roommate


Two roommates chat in a bedroomThe cost of rent in many major cities is on the rise. This means that many college graduates are looking for ways to make rent in a large city more affordable. A great and easy way to do this without compromising on location, features and amenities is to live with a roommate. But, living with a roommate in college is admittedly a little different from living with a roommate out of college.
Looking for tips for getting along with your post-college roommate? Read below!

How to Get Along with a Roommate After College

  • Choose wisely: While you had the option to choose a random roommate for your freshman year dorm, that isn’t necessarily a good idea for a post-college roommate. In a dorm, if something happened between you and your roommate you were able to be transferred. This is not the case for post-college living. There are many different services both free and for cost that can help connect you to other people living in the area looking for roommates.
  • Go in with the right mindset: When you were in college, you may have hung out with your roommate 24/7. It is important to understand that this doesn’t have to be the same for your post-college roommate. Starting off the agreement with the right mindset can help to get your living situation off on the right foot.
  • Be honest from the start: Once you choose a roommate and start getting to know them, it is essential to be honest from the start. Do you want to limit overnight guests on week nights? Do you have a large group of friends that like to visit on weekends? Let your roommate know from the start what they can expect from living with you.
  • Discuss rent: While you may assume that the rent will be split 50/50, your roommate may feel that since they will only be there two weekends out of the month, that shouldn’t be the case. Before signing a least together, make sure you’re both on the same page about the rent and utility breakdown.
  • Face problems head on: If an issue arises, be sure to bring it up immediately. For example, if you are tired of your roommate being loud late at night, bring it up in a respectful way. While ignoring the problem or making passive-aggressive comments may seem like the easier route, it will lead to larger problems later on.
  • Be respectful of common spaces: View the bathrooms, living room and kitchen as common areas. As a rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to go through and clean or straighten these areas nightly or a few times a week to keep them as clutter-free as possible.

Rent a Storage Unit for Extra Apartment Storage

When you combine belongings from different homes, it’s extremely likely that between you and your roommate, there will be some duplicate items. Instead of simply trying to fit all of your belongings into one apartment or house, consider a storage unit rental. A storage unit rental allows you to hold onto items you do not need or can’t fit in your home and store them in a location close to your home.

Looking for storage near Atlanta, GA? Storage World has storage facilities in Jonesboro, GA and Decatur, GA on Panthersville Rd and Flat Shoals Pkwy. With many different sizes of storage units available, including the 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 storage unit, we are confident we’ll have a storage solution for you. Reserve your storage unit today!


Fourth of July Events in Atlanta, Georgia


Fourth of July Events in Atlanta

4th of July fireworksCentennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4th

On July 4, head to Centennial Olympic Park after 6pm for fun and entertainment for the whole family. This Fourth of July event in Atlanta features music by DJ Yvonne Monet, but also food trucks and the Southeast’s largest fireworks display!

East Pointe’s Salute to the Red, White & Blue Hometown Celebration

Thursday, July 4th

This fun-filled Fourth of July Atlanta event features activities the entire family will enjoy, with vendors, musical performances, entertainment, and delicious food and beverages. Plus, the evening is capped off by a spectacular fireworks display!

Red, White & Brew at the Georgia Aquarium

Thursday, July 4th

Head to the Georgia Aquarium on July 4th for Red, White and Brew event held in their magnificent Oceans Ballroom. You’ll enjoy unlimited beer, food, and live music while taking in over 500 aquatic species including beluga whales, manta rays and whale sharks. This event is for those 21 and over, and don’t forget to arrange for safe transportation home.

Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain

July 1st through 7th

From July 1st through the 7th, Stone Mountain Park will host their annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration, which was voted the “Best Place to see Fireworks in Atlanta” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers. You’ll also get to experience the Lasershow Spectacular, family friendly attractions, a patriotic light show and so much more! Wear your red, white and blue gear and get ready to enjoy an entire day’s worth of live music, activities and the annual Fireworks Extravaganza!

AJC Peachtree Road Race

Thursday, July 4th

The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a tradition for many people throughout the Atlanta, GA area. This event is organized by the Atlanta Track Club and is the largest 10K in the world. Don’t miss out on this awesome event!

Happy Fourth of July from Storage World!

We are proud to be active members of the Atlanta, GA community. With three storage facilities surrounding the Atlanta, GA area, in Jonesboro, GA and Decatur, GA on Panthersville Rd and Flat Shoals Pkwy, we are proud to support the events surrounding our storage facilities.

Storage World would like to take a moment to say Happy Fourth of July to all our tenants of the past, present and future! We hope you have a wonderful long holiday weekend!


Motorcycle Maintenance Tips for Summer


Polishing a motorcycle for the summerRiding season is almost here! Are you ready? Before you can take your motorcycle out for its first spin, it is important to prepare it for the season ahead. Try out these important motorcycle maintenance tips for summer!

Motorcycle Maintenance Checklist for Riding Season

  • De-winterize your motorcycle: The first step for getting your motorcycle ready for the summer is to undo the winterizing steps you took a few months ago. For example, uncover the motorcycle and dust it off. If you plugged the exhaust pipes or other openings to prevent mice from crawling inside, unplug the holes. Additionally, wash off any protective coating that may be remaining on the bike.
  • Check all fluids: Even if you replaced fluids before putting your motorcycle in storage, it is still important to check fluid levels now. Before taking your bike out, you may need to replace fluids or completely flush the fluids out. Additionally, consider changing the oil and replacing the air filter.
  • Inspect the tires: Depending on how your motorcycle was stored, the tires may require varying levels of care before you can ride it. For example, if the tires did not bear weight, they should only require an air pressure check. If the weight of the motorcycle rested on the tires all winter long, check the tires to make sure damage did not occur.
  • Examine the bike: Next, check the bike for any visible damage. For example, look for any visible rust on the bike frame or chips in the paint. Any physical damage you notice should be addressed before using your motorcycle for the summer.
  • Reconnect the battery: If you removed your battery before storage and put it on a trickle charger, attach the battery back to the motorcycle. If your battery was left in the motorcycle all winter long, it may be best to replace the battery.
  • Test the bike for damage: Give the throttle, levers, pedals and turn signal a quick test. If you identify any issues with any of these parts, be sure to repair or replace them.

Looking for a Motorcycle Storage Solution?

Are you looking for a place to store your motorcycle? Whether you’re looking for a location to store it at night after a day of riding, or at the end of riding season, we have a solution for you. When renting a storage unit for motorcycle storage, it is essential to use a climate controlled storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit will protect your motorcycle from damaging fluctuations in temperature.

Are you looking for a storage unit near you? Storage World has storage facilities in Jonesboro, GA and Decatur, GA on Panthersville Rd and Flat Shoals Pkwy. Reserve your storage unit today!


What to Do After Inheriting a House in 6 Easy to Follow Steps


A person handing house keys over to a new ownerHave you recently inherited a home after a family member or friend passed? Losing someone is never easy, and when you combine grief with the stress of figuring out what to do with their belongings, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Following these 6 steps for what to do after you inherit a house can help to take some stress off of your plate and allow you to focus on your family.

A Breakdown of Steps After Inheriting a House

  1. Consult with all beneficiaries: If you are not the sole beneficiary of the house, it is important to consult with all beneficiaries before making decisions about the house. Different members of the party may want different things, and it is important to consider everyone’s wishes.
  2. Continue to pay the bills: Even if the mortgage of the house has already been paid off, you still need to pay for the water, gas, electric, trash and any other utilities the house has. This will not only make it more comfortable for you to be in the house, it will also prevent you from racking up some serious late fees.
  3. Take time to process: If possible, try to take some time to process your loss. It is easy to bury yourself in a task like dealing with the house during a loss, but this can lead you to making decisions you may regret in the future. Before making any major decisions about the house, try to take time to process your loss.
  4. Get the value of the home appraised: One factor that may directly impact your decision is the value of the house. If the house has been in the family for a while, it is very likely that the value has fluctuated from the initial cost of purchasing it.
  5. Make a decision: Together with all of the other beneficiaries, decide what you want to do with the house. When it comes down to it, you’re three big options are to sell the house, have one party live in the house or rent the house out to a tenant. Selling the house will likely be the most work upfront but will also result in the highest income upfront. Before deciding to rent the house out to tenants, it is essential to be prepared for the amount of work being a landlord can entail.
  6. Let others help: Once it comes down to emptying out the house, let others help with the process. This will not only help to expedite the process for you, it will also allow for other people to walk through the house and choose mementos.

Let a Storage Unit Rental Help with the Process

If you are looking to sell the house as soon as possible, you may not have time or be ready to sort through all of the belongings in the house. A storage unit rental will allow you to get everything out of the house and sell it to prevent the house from accruing any additional expenses.

Storage World has storage facilities in Jonesboro, GA and Decatur, GA on Panthersville Rd and Flat Shoals Pkwy. Check out our storage locations today.


How to Declutter After Death: 5 Tips for Cleaning Out the Home and Finding Peace


If you’ve recently lost a family member, you are likely dealing with a lot of emotions. The pain of your loss may still be very raw. Unfortunately, another emotion you may be feeling is the stress of having to sort through all of their items. And if they lived in a rental, like assisted living or an apartment, you may be under a time crunch.

We’re here to help. In order to alleviate as much stress as possible, we put together 5 tips for decluttering after death. 

5 Tips for Cleaning Out the House After Death

  1. Ask for help: Sorting through your relative’s belongings can be exhausting both physically and mentally. During this time, never be afraid to ask for help. Family members and friends will likely want to help as a way to say goodbye.
  2. Find important documents: When sorting through documents, be sure to locate any important documents. For example, pull out the Will, trusts, life insurance policies, real estate deed, recent bank statements, stock certificates and 401(k) information. Place this information in a location where it will not get lost or mixed in with other items.
  3. Invite friends and family members over early: When sorting through the items, pull out any that are damaged or broken. After pulling out those items, invite family and friends over that weren’t previously there to determine what they want to keep. This will not only help to speed up the process, it will also prevent you from accidentally getting rid of an item that someone else wants. 
  4. Get items appraised: It is important to get items that you are unsure of the value appraised. There are appraisers out there that specialize in fine jewelry and art work. This can help you to avoid any messy problems later on.
  5. Take breaks: If you are under a time crunch, you may feel the need to keep working and working. Due to the high emotion and stress of the situation, it is important to take breaks. If you start to feel overwhelmed, take a break. Go for a walk, get lunch with a friend or go do something for yourself.

Are You In Need of Temporary Storage?

During this period of time, it is important to take it easy on yourself. If there are items that you are unsure what to do with, put them to the side. Later on, come back to this pile. As time goes on, hopefully it will be easier to touch these items.

If you are under a large time crunch and feel that you are unable to rationally go through the items, consider a storage unit rental. A storage unit rental allows you to get the items out of the home and into a secure location until you are ready. Storage World has three locations near you, one in Jonesboro  and two in Decatur on Flat Shoals Pkwy and Panthersville.


Couples Moving in Together: Follow These 6 Tips


Two couples relaxing on the couch after following tips for moving in togetherIf you and your significant other have recently gotten married, you’re likely starting to take steps to combining households. While moving in together can be a very exciting time, it can also be a very stressful time. Ease the moving in process by trying out these 6 tips for couples moving in together.

Must Follow Tips for Couples Moving in Together

  • Compromise on items: If you and your significant other both live on your own before moving in together, you likely have quite a few duplicate items. Instead of one person selling or disposing of their items and the other person bringing all of theirs, compromise in the middle. If you bring your couch, keep your partner’s dining room table.
  • Understand each other’s living habits: Before moving in together, discuss any habits that may impact your significant other. For example, if you like to watch television before bed, offer to keep the volume down and set a nightly timer.
  • Keep date nights on the schedule: Even though you are combining households and will see that person often, it is still important to plan on doing date nights. This is where many couples run into problems, it is easy to fall into the rhythm of being roommates.
  • Divvy up chores based on preference: Create a list of necessary chores for your household. Have both patners look at the list and dictate if there are any chores that they like or dislike more than the rest. Based on preference, divvy up the chores list. Keep in mind that this list is by no means set in stone and it is a good idea to help each other where you can.
  • Commit to 70% of the housework: Oftentimes, people overestimate just how much work they actually do. If in your mind, you commit to doing 70% of the work, you’ll actually end up doing about half of the work.
  • Decorate together: It is important for both people in the marriage to feel that they have had a say in decorating the space. When shopping for items for your home, make sure you both agree on the decorations.

Make Space with Self Storage

One of the main challenges with combining households is a lack of space. While a starter home is great for the budget, it can be very small. Even after sorting through your and your significant other’s items, it’s possible you may just have too much stuff. Over the years, both parties may have grown attached to their items, and parting with them can be tough. If you and your spouse are in this position, consider a storage unit rental. A storage unit rental allows you to store your items for as long as you want until you’ll need them again.

Storage World has storage units in Jonesboro, GA, Stockbridge, GA and in Decatur, GA, on Panthersville Rd and coming soon on Flat Shoals Pkwy. Reserve a 5×5, 5×10 or 10×10 storage unit today!


Common Storage Unit Myths Debunked


A sleuth investigating storage unit mythsThere are a lot of myths surrounding storage units. Some of them are entertaining, and some are downright terrifying. Although the truth may not be as entertaining as the myth, knowing the truth can make a storage unit rental much less scary.

Commons Myths About Storage Units

We decided to set the record straight about what a storage unit rental is really like. Below you will find some common storage myths that surround storage units as well as explanations as to why they are myths.

Storage Myth Number 1: A Storage Unit is Not Secure

This is simply not true. At Storage World, we take the security of your storage unit very seriously. Our storage facilities are surrounded by a gate that can only be accessed through a personal code. This not only keeps unauthorized personnel out, it ensures that the facility knows who has been inside any given day.

Storage Myth Number 2: A Storage Facility is Dark and Dreary

The storage units at Storage World have ample lighting. Properly lit storage units not only help deter crime, they also help reduce injury and provide an overall safe environment to our customers and workers.

Storage Myth Number 3: Storage Units are Gross and Dirty

We keep our storage units very clean to create an overall enjoyable storage experience. Clean storage units are not only beneficial to customers, our staff and business, they also help to deter vermin and the growth of mold and mildew.

Storage Myth Number 4: Storage Units are Expensive

At Storage World, we strive to offer competitive prices for our storage unit rentals. We also offer various promotions and even a free move in truck with a storage unit rental. We feel that offering competitive prices to our customers is a part of creating a good rental experience. Contact us with any questions about our storage rental promotions.

Storage Myth Number 5: A Storage Unit Rental is a Waste of Money

This is extremely circumstantial and not true in many instances. Sometimes you just need some extra storage space. Whether it’s during a move, to store seasonal or unneeded items, or because you want to use it for an unconventional reason a storage unit rental can be extremely beneficial. When a storage unit is used properly, it helps to create a more organized life. In many situations, the use of a storage unit reduced stress, saved time and improved daily organization.

Are You Looking for a Storage Unit Rental Near

Now that you understand what a storage unit is really like, you may be feeling a little different about a storage unit rental. Storage World has four storage locations throughout Georgia ready to meet your storage needs. If you still have additional questions regarding a storage unit rental, contact us to speak to one of our friendly representatives.


Unconventional Storage Unit Uses


A young band sits on the floor in their storage unit after a band rehearsalA storage unit is a great option for storing items when you’re moving, downsizing or just need a little extra space. Today, storage units aren’t just for storing items. Many people have benefited from some unconventional uses for a storage unit. This list only encompasses some of the unconventional uses for a storage unit.

Band Practice in Storage Unit

A band that is just starting out may have a hard time finding a place to rehearse. Whether the funds aren’t quite there to afford a rental hall, or you need a space away from a residential community to rock and roll to your optimal volume, a storage unit can be a smart choice. Our climate controlled storage units will not only help to keep you comfortable while you’re practicing, it will also keep the unit at a temperature safe for your instruments.

Art Storage Units

Artists require a level of peace and quiet to paint. This may not be possible in their current living situation, making a storage unit a viable alternative. A climate controlled storage unit will not only make it a more comfortable work atmosphere, it will also protect the artwork from being damaged by dangerous temperatures. A storage unit that is too hot or humid can cause paint to run, ruining the artwork.

Workout Room in a Storage Unit

It can sometimes be hard to find a gym you like and feel comfortable at. If you have your own workout equipment, consider turning a storage unit into a workout room. This is a great way to not only keep your workout equipment from cluttering your home, but to also get a quality workout without any personal distractions.

Storage Unit for Business

Office space can be expensive. Sometimes it may not be possible to fit all of your inventory, or employees, inside of an office space. If you work from home, or run a small business, consider moving your headquarters to a storage unit. A storage unit can also be a great storage option for office supplies, documents and inventory. If you are storing important documents or inventory that may be sensitive to fluctuations in temperature, consider utilizing a climate controlled storage unit.

Interested in Using a Storage Unit for an Unconventional Use

A storage unit is no longer just for storing items. Whether you’re looking to create your own gym, yoga or art studio or are simply looking for a place to rehearse with your bandmates, we’ve got you covered. Storage World has three locations throughout Georgia, ready to serve your needs, whatever they may be. Before using a storage unit for an unconventional use, talk to the manager at the storage location. Are you interested in learning more? Contact us and set up a tour today!


How to Store a Bicycle During the Winter or Off-Season


Dad and young son clean and prepare a bicycle for storage over the winterRiding a bike is not only a great form of exercise, it is also a great way to see the beautiful early fall foliage all throughout Georgia. The gorgeous leaves, corn fields and weather that fall brings is entirely unique from any other season. Unfortunately, fall is also the time to think about storing your bicycle during the winter months.
Follow these bicycle storage tips to keep your bicycle in the best shape for your next season of summer rides:

1. Clean Your Bike
2. Inspect Your Bike Frame
3. Lubricate and Clean Cables and Chains
4. Inflate Your Tires
5. Store Your Bicycle in a Secure Location

Bicycle Storage Solutions and Tips Even the Pros Can Use

  1. Clean Your Bike: Before storing your bike, it is important to ensure it is clean. Use a soft bristle brush to remove any dirt and dust from the frame. Next, take a cloth and run it over the frame of your bike removing any spots the brush may have missed.
  2. Inspect Your Bike Frame: If left untreated, a bike frame that is already damaged before going into storage, may have further damage after being removed from storage. Take the time to look for any rust, cracks or damage to the metal. If you notice signs of damage, take care of it before placing your bike into storage.
  3. Lubricate and Clean Cables and Chains: Lubricate the cables on your bicycle to prevent any rust from forming during the winter months. Clean and lubricate your chain to remove any dirt or dust that may have accumulated during your long bike rides.
  4. Inflate Your Tires: If you are storing your bicycle standing on its wheels, be sure to properly inflate the tires before storage. Over time, the weight of the bike can cause dead spots to form on your tires, making them unusable. The best way to fight this is to ensure your tires are properly inflated.
  5. Store Your Bicycle in a Secure Location: When storing your bicycle, take into account the items that are located around the bicycle. If you store your bicycle in your garage, is it possible that a shelf or heavy power tool may fall on it? Take care to store your bicycle away from potentially hazardous items. If you’re concerned about the hazardous items you have on the floor of your garage, consider hanging your bicycle from the ceiling using bike hooks. Another issue bicycle owners may come across is thieves. Bicycles can also be worth a great deal of money, and can be seen as an appealing snatch for a thief. When storing your bicycle, store it in a secure location and out of the eyes of thieves.

Are you Looking for Somewhere to Store Your Bike During the Off-Season?

If you’re in need of a place to store your bicycle during the off-season, consider renting a storage unit! Storage World has storage units ranging in sizes from 5X5 to 10X30, perfect for storing anywhere from one bike to a whole fleet of bikes. Our storage units are monitored using a 24/7 camera monitoring system, so you can rest easy knowing your bicycle is under surveillance. Find a Storage World location near you or contact us today!


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