Self Storage Auction this Saturday at Stop n Stor!

[slideshow]It’s auction time at two of Stop n Stor’s facilities on Saturday, September 3, 2011. The auction will start at the Savannah location at 5725 Ogeechee Rd at 10am. There could be at least 11 units at this facility to bid on. Once the storage units have been auctioned in Savannah, the process moves to the Port Wentworth location  at 315 Georgia Highway 30. There could be at least 13 units to be auctioned at this facility. There will be a professional auctioneer in charge of the bidding process. The location management and regional manager will also be there to help in the proceedings.

 

There are a few things to keep in mind for these auctions.  A specific unit auction can be cancelled if the renter pays their back rent on the unit in full before the auction starts. Payment for the full units purchased is by cash only. The bidding will be an open bid format with the buyers being allowed to “peek” inside the storage unit before the bidding starts. The winner of the bidding will have 48 hours to remove the items from the unit which they just purchased.

If you are looking for possible treasures in the units, here are a few tips that might come in handy:

  1. Bring a flashlight. This will allow you to better see items in the unit.
  2. When accessing the unit before the bidding, look at the condition of the unit. If it is dust-covered, the items could have been in the unit for a longer amount of time.
  3. Look at the items that are visible in the unit to see if they are outdated or damaged.
  4. Look for how the boxed items are packaged. If the boxes are labeled, this will let you know the contents of the boxes. If the boxes are sturdy moving company boxes, there is a better chance that there are better quality items in the unit.

Good luck and enjoy the storage unit auction at Stop n Stor’s Savannah and Port Wentworth locations!! Stay tuned for more auction information for our Hinesville facilities.

2011 Fort Stewart, Georgia Vendor Fair

2011 Fort Stewart Vendor Fair sponsored by Liberty County Chamber of CommerceStop N Stor will be participating in The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce  2011 Fort Stewart Vendor Fair on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. The event is sponsored by DRASH, a leading supplier of military supplies. Fort Stewart  is home to the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division and its 23,000 soldiers. This event gives vendors the opportunity to market their business to Fort Stewart and the surrounding areas. There will be a chance to meet with over 800 government purchasing card agents at the event. The 2009 event, hosted in Fort Stewart had nearly 2000 participants! The vendor fair starts at 8:00am at Club Stewart, 1020 Hero Rd, Building #405.

The theme of this year’s event stays with “Shop, Save & Support” your local businesses. Dollars spent locally stay in the local economy through taxes, payroll and other expenses.  There will also be classes for both participants and vendors starting at 8am that will help a business in selling to government entities as well as training in building business relationships.  There will also be door prizes and give-aways throughout the day, including the “Passport to Winnings” sponsored by The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

Stop n Stor  is very excited to be a vendor in this year’s Fort Stewart Vendor Fair.  Stop by our booth for a chance to win a $50 Wal-mart gift card!  Stop n Stor realizes the importance of reaching out to the community of Fort Stewart and its surrounding areas. Stop n Stor offers a 10% Military discount. See you next week at the 2011 Fort Stewart Vendor Fair!

Savannah, Georgia- A Great Eating Destination!

[slideshow]Savannah, Georgia, home to one of Stop n Stor’s facilities , ranks as one of the top places to visit on many travel magazines and websites. In 2010, Travel & Leisure voted Savannah one of America’s Favorite Cities . Savannah is a top travel draw for many reasons including history, architecture, art and the down home southern cooking! In fact, Savannah was picked by Travel & Leisure this year as one of America’s Best Cities for Beer .  This ranking couldn’t be timed any more perfect as Savannah is hosting a Craft Beer Fest  over Labor Day weekend. The Moon River Brewing Company  is one of the local participants in the fest (or feast!).

Savannah’s restaurant scene has it all ranging from home-style southern cooking to modern flare mixing in the best of local seafood, produce and traditions. Local celebrity chef, Paula Dean and her sons, Jamie and Bobby, own Lady and Sons , which opened in January 1996 after expanding on a local catering business. It has been a huge tourist attraction ever since.  Another down home style restaurant not to miss is the Mrs. Wilke’s Dinning Room The restaurant has been serving up their family dining experience with fried chicken, multiple side dishes and desserts since 1943. Patrons line up early in the morning every day to get in to the first seating at 11am.

Many restaurants in Savannah are housed in historical buildings on River Street in downtown Savannah. One of these restaurants is The Chart House , which is housed in the oldest masonry building in Georgia.  The Olde Pink House, built in 1771, offers local cooking and seafood as well as catering and banquet facilities.  The building has served a private residence, bank, tearoom and even a headquarters for one of Sherman’s generals during the Civil War. If you are looking for the best in local seafood and Italian food, Garibaldi’s  is the place for you! Garibaldi’s is set in a 19th century firehouse.  45 Bistro,  in The Marshall House Hotel, is one of the city’s best places for fine dining. These are just a few of the many culinary delights found in Savannah, there are many more to be explored.

After visiting one of the many foo establishments in Savannah, you must save room for ice cream at Leopold’s Ice Cream. Established in 1919, Leopold’s has been making homemade ice cream & sauces for generations in Savannah. The original location closed in 1969 by the family, but reopened in downtown Savannah utilizing the fixtures from the original store. Leopold’s has been voted on the USA’s best ice-cream parlors in August 2010 by USA Today.

With so many choices of places to eat in Savannah, it is hard to know where to start! Tourist and locals alike know that they will have a great dining experience no matter where they go in Savannah. Go out and support your local eating establishments today! If you are considering a move to the Savannah, Georgia area and need self storage, give Stop n Stor a call.

It’s Self-Storage Unit Auction Time at Stop n Stor!

 

Stop n Stor in Savannah, Georgia

Stop n Stor at 5725 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia

The popularity of self-storage auctions keeps building. We devoted a blog post to the topic  last month. Viewers enjoy watching the bidders making big gambles on storage unit items on both Storage Wars and Auction Hunters . Now, there is a new television program that shows what happens with items at an actual auction house. Auction Kings  premiered August 9, 2011 on The Discovery Channel. This show focuses on an actual auction house called Gallery 63 and its owner, Paul Brown. The show delves into the acquisition and sale of rare items that range from historical to pop culture pieces. The best part of each of these shows is having the buyer find and sort the treasure items that could be worth lots of money from the trash.

Stop n Stor in Port Wentworth, Georgia

Stop n Stor at 315 GA Hwy 30, Port Wentworth

Savannah and Port Wentworth, Georgia areas now have the chance to find their treasures when Stop n Stor hosts a storage unit auction on Saturday, September 3, 2011 starting at 10am. The auction starts at the Stop n Stor Savannah location: 5725 Ogeechee Rd ) and then moves on to the Port Wentworth facility, 315 Georgia Hwy 30, in the afternoon. There will be at least 11 storage units up for auction at the Savannah location. The Port Wentworth facility will have at least 13 storage units up for auction.

The bidding for the units will be open with the buyer paying cash for the entire unit purchased. The highest bidder for the unit wins the auction. There will a professional auctioneer in charge of the bidding. However, Stop n Stor facility manager and regional manager will also be there to assist in the auction process. The winner of the bidding will have 48 hours (or end of the day Monday, September 5, 2011) to remove the purchased items from the storage unit.

Stay tuned for more information on this auction and future auctions at our Hinesville locations. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook  for up-to-date information on this auction.

Back to School

Back to School

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It’s that time of year again. It is the three words that kids dread to hear: “Back to School”.  Wasn’t it only a few weeks ago that school was letting out for the summer? Get ready for football games, homecomings and the changing of the seasons! The schools in the Liberty and Chatham Counties will be starting back in the next few weeks. In fact, Liberty County Schools  start back on Thursday, August 4, 2011. The Savannah-Chatham County schools start back on August 22nd, except for Groves High School, which starts on August 8, 2011. The 3 elementary schools at Ft. Stewart also start back on August, 8, 2011.

Savannah area colleges and universities will start their classes in the next few weeks. It is hard to believe that it is time for the fall semester to start again!  Armstrong Atlantic State University  begins their fall semester on August 15, 2011. Savannah State University  starts classes on August 11, 2011. The Savannah School of Art and Design  starts their classes later on September 12, 2011.

How does self-storage and back to school time complement each other? Self storage is a perfect match for college students. Students can store their personal belongings in a self-storage facility near their college or university. This alleviates the need to move the items collected over the school year back and forth from home when the semester or school year is over. Students tend to accumulate lots of memorabilia over the course of their school year.  Having a self-storage unit gives the student a sense of privacy and security for their belongings that they just might not get when they have to move the items home. Self-storage facilities offer a flexible (month-to-month) renting schedule which is perfect for students who could just be storing their items for a few months. Renting a self-storage unit is a perfect solution for students who are traveling abroad for a semester or a year. Also, the time after college graduation is a time of major transitions for students. Recent graduates can store the items from their college dormitories or apartments in storage units until they get “settled” into their new jobs, apartments or cities. Storing items for a few months in between semesters or even post-graduation is the ideal solution for college students’ transitional needs.

Stop n Stor wishes all students a safe, enjoyable and happy school year!