Nothing is worse than having a cluttered mess of a closet. It makes finding anything that you may want or need in that closet nearly impossible. Make the commitment to conquer that closet clutter today! All American Self Storage in San Mateo, CA can help you with the organization process of your cluttered closet by providing you with the storage space you need for those items that are just taking up too much room. We have also providing you with some steps to follow when you are bound and determined to have the organized closet of your dreams. 


Completely Empty your Closet

The best way to start any organization project is by emptying out all of the items you have in your closet. Designate a space in your home to place all of your items. Once you have everything removed you can go through your belongings and decide what you will keep, donate, or place in storage. You can create a lot more storage space in your closet by switching out seasonal clothing and placing the out of season clothing in a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo, CA. To help you with the sorting process you can use bins and/or a hanging rack to help you to get a better idea of exactly what you will be keeping. 


Eliminate Items

If you are using your closet as an in home storage unit you will want to find them a new home. Every item should go in the room it coincides with. If you are still unable to find the space you need, your new storage unit will help you to free up some storage space throughout your home. 


Clean your Closet

When we say clean, we mean it. Now is the perfect opportunity to give your closet a good scrub before placing all of your clothing back on its shelves. Wipe down all of the surfaces with a disinfectant wipe or wet wash cloth. You will be surprised at how much dust has accumulated throughout the use of your closet. If you have carpet on the floor of your closet you will want to give that a good vacuuming as well. 


Put Away and Enjoy

Now you can begin placing the items and clothing you decided to keep back in your closet. You will begin to notice how much room you have. Stay organized by using bins to contain your smaller wardrobe accessories. Purchasing a shoe rack or organizer is also a must.



Conquering the clutter in your closet isn’t as hard as it seems. Before you know it you will have a closet that is organized and works for you. Let us at All American Self Storage in San Mateo, CA help you with all of your storage needs with one of the many units we have available at our facility. Call or stop by today to learn more. 


Has your garage become a mess of boxes, old furniture, and unused items? If so, now is the time to get your garage back before the cold winter weather takes over. To get your garage back in working order you may need the help of a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo. We can safely store the items that have been taking up space in your garage. We have also gathered some tips and tricks for you to try while you are organizing your garage. 


Use Vertical and Ceiling Space

If you are like most, you will want to save room on the garage floor for your car, truck, or off-road vehicles. You can easily store the other items you are keeping in your garage on the wall or up in the ceiling space you have available. To help you do this you will want to install organizational peg boards for your tools, hooks for your larger gardening tools, and shelving for the rest of your items. Organize in a way that will work best for you and your needs. 


Empty it Out

Before you start on the process of organizing your garage you will want to get it completely emptied out. This will give you a better idea of what you have in your garage. After you have all of your items out of the garage you can properly sort through what you have and decide what you should keep, toss, or place in a storage unit at All American Storage in San Mateo. Keep only what you use most often or what you prefer to have close by. Place any out of season items in your storage unit to make room for the items you need most often. 


Clean it Up

After you have completely emptied out your garage you will want to give it a good cleaning. Sweep out any dirt or debris that has accumulated over time. Wipe down any flat surfaces and clear out any unwelcome pests. You will want to have a clean space to place all of your items in. 


Plan it Out

As you are beginning to put away items you will want to go in with a plan. Create specific zones for each item and decide how you will organize it. Do you need a tool bench and peg board for your tools? How about wire racks for items you need to store off the floor of the garage? Going in with a plan will help you to complete the organization process of your garage. 



Before the cold winter weather hits you will want to take the time to give yourself the organized garage you have always wanted. All American Self Storage in San Mateo can help you complete your goal while providing you with the safe and secure storage unit you need. Call us today to learn more about the sizes of storage units we have available.


Whether you are renting a home or own your own, you might be faced with a smaller living room than what you would like. Instead of packing up and leaving, you can easily make your small living room feel more spacious. Start by storing what you don’t need on a day to day basis in a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo. When it comes to the rest of your items, we have gathered some tips for you to try in order to make your small living room feel large. 


Contain Clutter

The reason most living rooms feel small is due to the amount of items you are keeping in your living space. For the majority of smaller items you need to store in your living room you can purchase bins to contain the clutter. Use bins that will fit on shelving or bookshelves and will look good when it comes to your décor. Think vertical when it comes to finding storage space. Use whatever wall space you can to install shelving, cubbies, and bookshelves. 


Reflect Natural Light 

One useful trick to make your living room feel larger is with the use of natural light and mirrors. Install a mirror of your choosing directly across from the window in your living room. The mirror will reflect all the natural light from the window around the room making it feel larger than it actually is. Avoid using heavy drapes and window coverings on your windows. These can make a room feel smaller. 


Add Height

One easy trick to give your living room some much needed height is by installing wall décor or shelving higher up on the wall. This will trick your eye into thinking your ceilings are higher than they actually are. Consider the option of painting or adding wallpaper to the ceiling to add even more height. 


Choosing Paint Color

When deciding on a paint color for your living room you will want to try and keep it light. Lighter hues will keep your living room feeling airy and spacious. You can add depth to your space by adding accent colors that pop with small items or areas such as a wall radiator or the insides of bookshelves. You can still have the color you have always dreamed of, just used in a way that will make your living space feel larger than it actually is. 


With a little creativity you can make any space exactly how you want it to look and feel. Following the tips above will give your small living room the feeling of space that it needs. If you find yourself struggling to find the necessary storage space, you can trust All American Self Storage in San Mateo to provide you with a storage unit. Our facility prides itself on the safety and security of your belongings. Call us today to learn more about our available storage units. 


Basements can be a lifesaver when it comes to the stuff you need to store close at hand. If you are lucky enough to have a basement in your home you will want to make sure you are taking full advantage of what it has to offer. Whether you need a more organized storage space or are planning on using it as a living space, you need to have a game plan regarding its organization. We at All American Self Storage in Redwood City, Ca can help you through the process. Below are some steps you should consider following when it comes time to overhaul your basement. 


Start by Sorting

Before you can have your basement transformed into the space you have always wanted, you will need to empty out its contents and sort through all of the items you have been storing. Creating piles of items that you will keep, toss, donate, or store. Be picky when it comes to the things you are thinking about keeping. For your sentimental items you just can’t seem to part with but don’t have the space for, you can trust All American Self Storage in Redwood City, Ca to keep them out of harm’s way. 


Create Workable Zones

Before you embark on putting everything back into your basement in an organized manner, you will need to create zones. Each zone should have a function and/or have similar items being stored together. For example, if you are using your basement primarily for storage you will want to keep all of your camping gear in one area, tools in another, and kitchen accessories in an area that is easy to reach. 


Contain your Items

To achieve ultimate organization you will want to invest in containers for the majority of your items. Not only will these containers keep everything together, it will also protect them from unexpected spills, dust, and dirt. Plastic bins with sealable lids are the best for storing the majority of your items. Remember to label and place your bins in an organized fashion. Buying and installing shelving is a great way to keep your bins organized and off of the floor. 


Now that you have achieved your goal of organizing your basement you are able to use it for any type of room or activity you have been dreaming of. If you are still in need of some extra storage space you can rely on All American Self Storage in Redwood City, Ca to give you the space you need. Call us today to learn more about our facility and how we can help you in achieving your organization goals.


Has your bedroom become drab and unorganized lately? It is a lot easier than you think to give your bedroom the refresh it needs. Storing the unnecessary items that have accumulated in your bedroom in a storage unit at All American Self Storage in Redwood City is a great way to start. We have also gathered some steps you can take to get your bedroom back to where you want it to be. 


Do ALL the Laundry

The main culprit of a messy and disorganized room is laundry. Gather up all the dirty clothes that have accumulated on your floor and dresser and toss them in the laundry basket. Follow up with gathering your sheets, pillow cases, and comforter. As you start the laundry make sure you complete each load by folding and putting away your clothing and making your bed. Doing the laundry and having clean sheets is a great start to giving your bedroom the refresh it needs. 



Looking around the room you are bound to notice the piles of clutter that have accumulated on all of the flat surfaces. Remove piles of paper and toss them in the recycling bin. Gather any dishes and put them in the dishwasher. Go through the piles of miscellaneous items and decide what you should keep, donate, or store in your storage unit at All American Self Storage in Redwood City


Clean the Surfaces

Now that you have cleared all the clutter off of your surfaces you can properly clean them. Grab a rag and cleaning products to help you dust and wipe off all the surfaces in your room. Picking a cleaning product with a fresh sent can help give a cleaner feel to the room. 


Organize your Dresser and Nightstands

If you find it hard to clothes the drawers and your dresser and nightstands, it may be time to go through them and organize the mess. Making or purchasing dividers for your drawers can help you to keep your drawers organized and in working order. 



Your bedroom should be a place in which you can relax in a serene atmosphere. Remove the clutter that is causing unnecessary stress in your life. Try not to decorate with an overabundance of small accessories. Add a cozy rug or a few decorative pillows to bring a sense of comfort to your newly refreshed room.   



We at All American Self Storage in Redwood City care about the safety and security of your items in our facility. We can also provide you with a variety of sized storage units to suit your particular storage needs. Give us a call or stop by our facility for more information today.