Storage Auctions: Online Bidding Tutorial

Popularized by 5 seasons of A&E’s Storage Wars, self-storage auctions are a great way for individuals to earn some extra cash. A person buys an entire unit worth of goods, re-sells the items, and pockets the profit. The rise of  online bidding provides a great  tool for beginners who want to learn about the self-storage industry, while providing experienced bidders an excellent opportunity for self-storage vendue participation … Read more.

How To Keep Creepy Crawlies At Bay

As temperatures outside continue to fall, here’s how to keep refuge-seeking pests such as mice, bugs, fire ants, and spiders out of your personal belongings: INSECTS: Any quality storage unit will periodically spray for bugs each month – give potential vermin double trouble by dusting diatomaceous earth (available at garden centers) along the door, baseboards, and wall seams of your unit upon move-in and every … Read more.

Our 30 Best Moving Tricks

1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials, including a change of clothes for the next day and your necessary toiletries. We also recommend keeping your laptop in this bag, as it is easily damaged or misplaced. 2. Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin. A few ideas: scissors, trash bags, plastic plates/forks, paper … Read more.

Kitchen Organization – The Ticket To Stress-Free Holiday Cooking

Want one less thing to worry about? Make the most of your kitchen space before the in-laws shuffle in for the holidays! Store your boxes in a vertical magazine rack under the sink rather than letting them clutter up valuable drawer space. Brilliant! Click the picture below for more ingeniously simple ideas from our friends at Good Housekeeping:

“Bring A Dish” Solutions

As invitations to potluck Thanksgiving feasts inundate your home, keep reading and let your financial woes subside. Great Value provides simple, cost-effective solutions to the “bring a dish” invitation. Click on the pictures for links to some of our favorite recipes, and follow us on Pinterest for more valuable ideas!   Turn your jack-o-lantern residuals into a yummy snack! … Read more.

A Great Value Halloween

Tried-and-True tips for Trick-or-Treaters: 1. DO NOT BUY YOUR FAVORITE CANDY! If you’re like me, your wallet AND waistline will thank you later. Buy candy that you enjoy, but that you’ll be able to resist during distribution “down time.” 2. Wait until the day before/day of Halloween – stores will slash prices in a last-ditch effort to … Read more.

Kuykendahl Addition

Rejoice with us, Houston-area constituents! The Great Value Storage team and our parent corporation, World Class Capital Group, is pleased to announce the opening of our newest Houston location at 15300 Kuykendahl Road.  We are now serving IAH globetrotters and families/businesses in the Spring and Aldine areas. Give us a call today at (281) 936-0841 … Read more.

GVS Celebrates Six New Locations

Great Value Storage has added 6 properties to our current portfolio of 38, bringing us to 44 locations nationwide. This expansion provides an opportunity for more self-storage users to experience our low prices and excellent customer service. To the GVS faithful in Houston, Deer Park, Pasadena, and Tomball: We have new locations near you!