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Storage Savings – Stuff Your Belly & Your Wallet!

Storage Unit Savings Just in Time for the Holidays

This holiday season, we’re looking to stuff your wallet while you fill up on holiday eats!

Did you know that U-Stor offers a $25 credit or check for every successful storage unit referral you send us? The coolest part is you don’t even have to be a current customer!

How do you do it? Simply be sure your referral tells us when they sign up or includes it on our move-in special form. That’s right, your referral can get stuff their wallet, too, with storage unit savings of 50% off their first …

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Bow-Wow-Ween 2019

Beauties & Beasts and U-Stor Maize Are Teaming Up for Spooky Fun Dog Adoption!

Pups hold a BIG place in our hearts – and that’s why we’re sponsoring dog adoptions for several sweethearts looking for their “furever” homes!

Beauties & Beasts animal rescue will join U-Stor Maize to help find homes for several of their rescued dogs on October 26, 2019, from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Join us at our Maize location, 3663 N Maize Rd, as we sponsor a limited amount in adoption fees, so please get there early to take advantage!

Chuck & Don’s Pet Food

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Self-Storage Reviews are Key – And This One Takes the Cake!

Customer Testimonials are Invaluable to Us, Especially Handwritten Ones

For more than 40 years, we’ve focused on you, our customer…and we’re not happy unless you are. So when we received this handwritten self-storage review from a customer earlier this month, our little self-storin’ hearts were filled with happiness!

This particular customer at our University location arrived to unload 4 vehicles to store items, but couldn’t do it until the overlock (extra security we take if a lock is incorrectly placed by customers) was removed.  U-Stor’s system notified our awesome University staff, who helped immediately in the emergency situation.

“To the Caretaker…@ University UStor, Wichita

I …

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smart backpacks

The Best Smart Backbacks for School and Work

Study and Work Smarter with a Smart Backpack!
Solar-powered smart backpack. Photo credit: Ideaing.com

Whether you’re a student returning to school or a professional needing a new substitute for that old school briefcase – smart backpacks are more convenient, efficient, and way cooler in pretty much every aspect. Is it worth spending a little more on a smart backpack than an average one? We’d say so!

Smart backpacks have USB and charging ports/cables, anti-theft compartments, can play tunes on Bluetooth speakers, and have tear/water-resistant material. If you work away from your office, school, home – or maybe you’re traveling for long periods …

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RV Kitchen Organizing

Space Saving Hacks – RV Kitchen Edition!

BIG Summer Travel Plans in a Small RV Kitchen? “Spark Joy” with These RV Organizing Hacks.

Numbers 3 and 7 spark some serious joy in our space-saving hearts!

Use all things collapsible! Collapsible colanders for straining pasta or beans and collapsible bowls as well as collapsible dish tubs save so much space in RV kitchen cabinets. They’re only a few inches high and heat resistant!
Hide your wastebasket by hanging it inside a cupboard door for better RV organizing and no trash in sight!
Removable counter space works wonders! Purchase a small wood board (or make your own) and place them over the …

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Father's Day Gifts 2019

Five “Off the Beaten Path” Gifts for Dad on Father’s Day 2019

Get Outdoors & Give New Memories to Dad!

Many spouses, sons, daughters, family, and friends are scrambling to get last minute Father’s Day gifts. Sure, Dad will love whatever you get him, but one thing that would mean the most to him is spending time with you – and getting outdoors is a great way to experience something new together.

Experiences with your father are invaluable…so spend this 2019 Father’s Day doing something memorable with him by going outside together! Here are our five favorite “off the beaten path” places to take Pops for his special day in Wichita or well …

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Leaky basement tips

How Can I Dry Up My Leaky Basement?

Rain boots should be used for puddles, not basement flooding. Here are some cheap ways to dry up basement leaks!

Moisture in basements is either caused by indoor humidity or from water vapor coming in from outside. Recent Kansas rainwater can saturate the soil around your home’s foundation, causing a leaky basement as the water gets in through cracks, porous concrete, or masonry walls in the form of water vapor.

To test whether water is present internally or externally, tape a piece of aluminum foil to your basement wall and check it a few days later. Moisture on the outside of the …

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Why Do I Need Climate-Controlled Storage?

Because We Live in Wichita, Kansas.

We all know here in Wichita, Kansas, and surrounding areas our extreme weather can go from sunshine to rain in a matter of minutes. Valuable and sentimental items in your storage unit can be ruined if temperature and moisture aren’t controlled.

Climate-controlled storage is kept at no more than 85 degrees year-round and maintains a consistent humidity level. Climate-controlled storage units basically act as an air conditioner, heater, humidifier, and dehumidifier all in one to keep your items in their best condition.

So what needs to be stored in climate-controlled units? These items could be ruined …

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Bringing Home Your Rescue Dog: Tips for Long-Term Puppy Love!

With our upcoming Dog Days of Spring Beauties and Beasts benefit occurring in a few days, we thought some tips on helping your new pooch feel at home might be helpful. It can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 months for Fido to feel comfortable, so for starters, don’t get frustrated. Patience is key!

Step 1: Be Prepared

Have your new pup’s food and water bowls, collar and leash, and toys (of course:) ready to be put to use!
Establish rules. What are the limitations of your new fur family member? Can he/she not go in certain rooms or sleep …

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“Spark Joy” This Spring!

In honor of one of our new favorite shows, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” and our spring cleaning storage special – we figure this is a great opportunity to share some of our favorite organizing and moving tips that “spark joy” within us. Who would’ve guessed organizing could be so life changing?!

Our Favorite “Tidying Up” Tips

Don’t throw out moving boxes or even shoe boxes for that matter. They can be used to keep items organized and separated in drawers (junk drawers are the worst!).
Store items in closets and drawers as vertically as possible. Folding …

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