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2016 Low Country Home and Garden Show

2016 Low Country Home and Garden Show

January is the time to start planning for spring and summer home improvement projects. There are home, garden and remodeling shows taking place across the country during January, February and March. These shows are great opportunities to see the latest home improvement and renovation ideas, products and technologies to get you motivated to start your summer home projects.  The Low County Home and Garden Show returns to Savannah this weekend for a weekend full of seminars, demonstrations and fun for the entire family.

2016 Low Country Home and Garden Show

The 2016 Low Country Home and Garden Show will be at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center from Friday, January 29th running to Sunday, January 31st. The show has over 4000 square feet of displays and exhibitions including gardens, landscapes and water features. There will be exhibits for kitchen design, pools and outdoor living, and interior design and home accessories.

There will also be DIY seminars on three different stages: Celebrity Stage, Garden Stage and Kids Stage throughout the weekend. Seminar topics range from construction trends in Savannah to solar energy for the home to garden flower inspirations. Jeff Lewis the host and star of Bravo’s Flipping Out will be sharing his over 20 years of experience with renovating interior and exterior living spaces. The Garden Stage will have Norman Winter, gardening expert from the Coastal Botanical Garden at Historic Bamboo Farm and other experts from the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden sharing how to make the most of your outdoor living and gardening spaces.

The Home and Garden Show will be filled with exhibitors that will be able to help you with ideas for improvements inside and outside your home. New this year is a “Product Zone” with exhibits and demonstrations of the newest products to make everyday tasks a bit easier. The show has it all from gardens and landscapes to interior design ideas and daily live plant and tree sales. There is an interactive Kids Zone area sponsored by Lowes with demonstrations, face-painting and hands-on demonstrations, a pet area and wine tasting. Enter to win plants from local garden centers, gift cards and much more from daily giveaways throughout the weekend.

Self Storage and Home Improvement

After you have visited the different home garden and remodeling shows and received tips for your remodeling or renovation projects, it is time to start planning your upcoming spring and summer projects. Renting a self-storage unit for personal and business storage is a great way to keep the furniture and accessories from the room or office protected during remodeling or renovation projects. If the remodeling project allows you to get new furniture, keep the older furniture in a self-storage unit.

Stop N Stor has a variety of climate and non-climate controlled storage units that can fit all of your storage needs from storing tools during a construction project to storing all of the furniture in a bedroom or living room! Our friendly and professional staff can help you with your storage needs from packing and moving supplies to temporary storage for your renovation project. Stop in when you need help finding the right storage space for your renovation projects! Enjoy the home and garden show and good luck with your spring and summer home improvement projects!

Ring in 2016 in Savannah

New Year's Events in Savannah

New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past year and get excited for the wonders and challenges of the New Year. The Savannah area offers a variety of ways to celebrate the New Year from attending parties at hotels to ringing in the New Year with fireworks and thousands of your closest friends! Below is a list of just a few of the activities taking place on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the Savannah area:

Up the Cup New Year’s Eve Celebration

Savannah’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration is at Rousakis Plaza on River Street in historic downtown Savannah. Savannah Waterfront Association presents the third annual Up the Cup New Year’s Eve Celebration.  The festivities include free entertainment and watching the “non-traditional 6 foot to-go cup” drop at midnight! Afterwards, there is a huge fireworks display over the Savannah River.

City Market

Savannah’s City Market will be hosting an outdoor street party to ring in the New Year. The entertainment starts at 9pm and lasts until 1am at the Wild Wig Café Stage near Ellis Square. No tickets or reservations are needed. However, if you plan on celebrating at the restaurants in the area, you will need to make reservations.

New Year’s Eve at Westin Savannah

Treat yourself to a New Year’s Celebration at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. There are two events: The Night at Aqua Star Seafood Kitchen, which is family friendly and The Celebration in the Harbor Ballroom. Both events will have live entertainment, party favors, a toast at midnight and more.

Savannah River Cruise New Year’s Celebrations

The Savannah Riverboat Cruises are offering special packages to celebrate the New Year in style.  They offer a dinner cruise (perfect for families), party cruise to ring in the New Year or a full-on formal New Year’s Eve gala.

Tybee Island Fireworks

Tybee Island rings in 2016 with a spectacular fireworks display set off from Tybee Pier.  The display is the largest New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the Southeastern United States. The fireworks can be viewed from the beach or any of the many beachfront restaurants. The next day, take the plunge into the Atlanta Ocean at the 16th Annual Tybee Polar Bear Plunge.  All proceeds going to the Tybee Post Theater.

Wild Night on Ossabow Island

As an alternative to the usual New Year’s Eve party, connect with nature at A Wild Night on Ossabaw Island. This overnight event includes camping overnight, a great meal, champagne toast at midnight, walking tour of the north end of the island and discussions around the campfire.

No matter how you celebrate New Year’s Eve, it is important to be safe and to have a great time. Stop N Stor wishes everyone a safe and Happy New Year! We look forward to being your source for all of your storage needs in Hinesville, Port Wentworth and Savannah in 2016!

2016 Holidays Events in Savannah

Christmas in Savannah
Savannah at Christmas. Photo courtesy of

The end of 2015 is just a few weeks away and there are many holiday attractions and events see and do in the Savannah area! Savannah has a variety of traditional holiday events including annual Christmas light displays, outdoor skating and visits with Santa Claus! Below are just a few of the “not-to-miss” holiday events in the Savannah area this year.

Savannah Festival of Lights

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa and the Savannah Harbor Foundation host The Savannah Festival of Lights now to December 24th.  There is a gingerbread village and competition, daily performances or events presented by local organizations and visits with Santa Claus at his workshop. This weekend, there will be a special 3D video and light projection performance on the side of the resort building! Friday, Saturday and Sunday will have different holiday themes for the light show.

December Nights and Holiday Lights

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will be transformed into December Nights and Holiday Lights  nightly through December 24th.  Visitors can stroll through the six acres of themed garden areas. This year, there is a model trail display in the conference center. There are also special entertainment on holiday events for the entire family during the weekends.

Tybee for the Holidays

Tybee Island celebrates the holiday season with Tybee for the Holidays with family friendly fun for the entire holiday season.  Decorate your bicycles for The Tybee Island Tour de Lights Bike Parade on Saturday, December 19th starting at 5pm.  Step back in time at Fort Pulaski to commemorate the Confederate Nog party of 1861 on December 18th and 19th.  Visitors can take a candlelight tour of the fort, enjoy music and caroling and re-live the festive atmosphere of the Nog party.  The holiday festivities will end with the famous Tybee Island fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

Holiday Trolley Tours

The holiday season is a wonderful time to take one of the many trolley tours around the city. One of the best known holiday tours is the Old Town Trolley Tours which offers tours through December 24th. The tours takes visitors through Savannah’s historic squares and districts to see the beautifully decorated homes and gardens. There are stops at the Davenport House and Savannah Festival of Lights.


To help to get in the winter and cold-weather mindset,  head to the Savannah Civic Center for Skatefest at the Savannah Civic Center starting December 12th through January 2nd. Each skating session lasts 1.5 hours and is a great activity for the entire family!

“A Christmas Tradition”

The Savannah Theater presents their annual holiday show, “A Christmas Tradition” now through December 26th.  The 2 hour show mixes holiday standards, comedy, Christmas characters, singing, dancing and more.

Enjoy all the wonderful holiday traditions that Savannah has to offer during this time of the year. Stop N Stor will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so our storage professionals can enjoy the holidays with their friends and family. Stop N Stor wishes our customers, family and friends a wonderful holiday season!


How You Can Help By Giving During the Holiday Season

Helping for the Holidays in Savannah

The holidays are time for giving and sharing with family, friends and the community. There are many ways to help out in the Savannah area, from serving community meals to donating new toys or coats for children in need. Many charitable organizations rely heavily on donations made during the holiday season. Some of the charities collect items for distribution for Christmas while others accept donations to help with their programs throughout the year. Find out more about a few of the charitable organizations that are holding special holiday donation campaigns.

Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive

The Marine Reserves sponsor the annual Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive Campaign  to collect new, unwrapped toys for children that are in need. The organization receives millions of dollars in toy and monetary donations each year. They work with local community organizations and church groups for toy donation on Christmas.  There are several Savannah area drop off points for Toys for Tots. They will be collecting toys through mid-December.

Salvation Army of Savannah

The Salvation Army was started in the mid 1880’s by a British evangelical preacher, William Booth. Members of Booth’s church group immigrated to the United States in 1880 and the program quickly spread across the United States. Today, the Salvation Army assists nearly 30 million Americans nationwide each year with homeless relief programs, disaster relief, boys and girls groups and much more. The Salvation Army of Savannah  has been serving those in need in the Savannah area since 1900. One of the major fundraising campaigns for the Salvation Army is the Red Kettle Campaign. This giving program began in 1891 and today raises millions of dollars every holiday season to help with local Salvation Army programs. Salvation Army volunteers are dispersed across the area collecting holiday donations with their red kettles and bells.

Another popular Salvation Army holiday charity program is The Angel Tree.  The program matches donors with children from qualified families to ensure that they receive gifts and clothing during the holidays. Participating donors can take one or more Angels from the “Angel Tree” located in malls and at various stores throughout the Savannah area. Donors can purchase age- and gender-appropriate toys, clothing, or special needs items as listed on the coded section of the Angels donation slip. Return the unwrapped items with the coded section of the Angel slip attached to the designated drop-off locations by December 14th to ensure delivery by the holidays.

Savannah Food Bank

The Savannah Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia  is the Savannah area’s food bank. The organization serves over 300 charitable programs in 21 urban and rural coastal Georgia communities. The Savannah Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is always accepting monetary or food donations and volunteer assistance to help sort the food in their warehouse. Donations to local food pantries also come in handy throughout the year, but especially during the holidays. If you would like to donate actual food items to the food bank or food pantries in the Savannah area, make sure that the items are non-perishable. Suggested items for holiday meal donations include canned pumpkin, canned yams, cranberry sauce, boxed stuffing mix or died macaroni. For everyday needs, suggested food donations include canned beans, nuts, peanut butter, canned tuna or salmon, dried beans, rice, oatmeal pasta, tomato sauce, flour and canned vegetables. Check with local organizations for Christmas free dinners and events for the community.

Savannah Feed the Hungry Meals

Savannah Feed the Hungry Inc.  hosts Christmas dinners during the holiday season in Savannah and Port Wentworth.  The Port Wentworth dinner is at the Holiday Inn Express in Port Wentworth on December 22nd. The Savannah meal is at the John S. Deleware Center on December 23rd. Savannah Feed the Hungry is planning on serving over 45,000 meals in 2015 to those in need in the area. Since 2009, they have served over 450,000 meals. The event will also help families in need with extra help for toys for Christmas, free health screenings and clothing.

The holidays are a wonderful time to help others by giving to holiday charity programs or by volunteering at food banks, food pantries and community holiday meals. Helping others who are in need is a great way to honor the meaning of the season. Stop N Stor wishes all of their customers, vendors, family and friends all the best this holiday season.

Enjoy the Great Food at The 2015 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

2015 Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Savannah has become a culinary destination. The restaurants in the Savannah are being recognized for great seafood, down-home cooking and American cuisine. This week, Savannah celebrates its expanding food culture with The Savannah Food and Wine Festival . The event stars November 9th and runs through November 15th at different venues throughout the city. The festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council.

World’s Largest Lowcountry Boil

To kick off the food festival, take part in the World’s Largest Lowcountry Boil on Saturday, November 7th from 4:30pm to 7pm at Hutchinson Island, Riverfront Esplanade. The Lowcountry Boil, Savannah’s signature dish, contains shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn onions, garlic and of course, some secret ingredients. There will also be a shrimp eating contest.

Savannah Food and Wine Festival Events

The Savannah Food and Wine Festival has many signature events that allows festival attendees to enjoy culinary experiences from cooking demonstrations to actual chef meals with culinary and wine experts and  local and regional chefs. Different areas and venues in town are sponsoring events such as the River Street Stroll, Secret Savannah Speakeasy, Grand Reserve Wine Tasting, Taste of Savannah and Celebrity Chef Tours just to name a few. Each of these events require special pad admission and tickets and are selling out fast.

The main event of the Savannah Food and Wine Festival is the Taste of Savannah event on Saturday, November 14th.  This year, the Taste of Savannah is being held at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Tickets for the afternoon event allows you to drink and wine samples. Savannah’s best restaurants will be participating with samples available for purchase. There will also be cooking demonstrations, hands-on learning experiences, an Artisan Market, a celebrity author’s tent, silent auction and much more!

The Master Class Series, taking place at the Mansion on Forsyth Park every day during the festival, will feature cooking demonstrations and classes, wine tasting classes and more from local and regional chefs, wine experts and more.  The Celebrity Chef Tour, benefiting the James Beard Foundation takes place on November 11th at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. This dinner is a unique experience bringing together chefs and beverage experts from around the world to create a great a six course interactive dining experience. The River Street Stroll takes the food festival along the best meeting place in Savannah: River Street. Special food and drink tasting events will take place on Friday, November 13th. A new event this year is the Secret Savannah Speakeasy at the Georgia State Railroad Museum where attendees can enjoy local food, drink, music and entertainment in a “Roaring 20’s” theme.  There are also cooking demonstrations and classes taught by chefs and culinary experts throughout the week.  You can buy advance tickets to the Savannah Food and Wine Festival today! Get them before they sell out!

Stop N Stor is proud to be a member of the Savannah community and loves to share its culinary delights!

Celebrate Halloween in Savannah

Halloween attractions in SavannahSavannah Area Halloween Events and Attractions

During the Halloween season, there are many activities in the Savannah area for young and old to celebrate the holiday from visiting pumpkin patches  to being scared at haunted attractions.

Scarecrow Stroll and Beggar’s Night

Downtown Hinesville is having the Annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggar’s Night on Friday, October 30th with events running from 5pm to 7pm. Families can enjoy scarecrow building, hayrides, candy stations , bounce houses and other family entertainment. There is also a costume contest for the little ones.

Alee Temple Terror Plantation Haunted House

Every Halloween the Shriners produce the Alee Temple Terror Plantation Haunted House in Savannah.  The haunted attraction features zombies, creatures and more. They boast that in 2014, nearly 500 people were too scared to finish the tour of the haunted house! All proceeds of the haunted attraction go to the Alee Shriners.

Panic in the Pen

Panic in the Pen  is Savannah’s newest Halloween scary attraction. The haunted house takes place in the abandoned Chatham County Jail! There are four levels of extreme terror from zombie attacks to a medical floor to a kitchen with the frights to be explored for those that dare. The proceeds from the attraction benefit Wounded Warrior Project and Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 876.


For adults, River Street in Downtown Savannah has the Third Annual Crawl-O-Ween  on Saturday, October 31st. This is a Halloween pub crawl event with food and drink specials, costume contests, entertainment and much more. The fun goes from 7pm to midnight.

Spooky Savannah

You cannot talk about spooky Halloween events and not mention that actual haunted houses in the Savannah area. Savannah is always included in the Top Ten “Spookiest” cities in America list. Last year, Savannah was listed as the Spookiest city in  Top Tenz, and Conde’ Nast Traveler  just to name a few.  Tourists from around the world come to visit the city and look for paranormal activities.

There are many walking tours in Savannah that focus on the haunted sites and perfect for locals and tourist alike to find out chilling historical tidbits about the city.  As a tourist, you can just wander around the many squares and come across a house or building that has some type of haunted or paranormal story. The Hampton Lillibridge House, built in 1796, has numerous haunted stories from patrons and residents. The Moon River Brewing Company  staff and customers have many stories about their paranormal experiences in the building. One of the most famous “haunted” house is the Mercer House  which was made even more infamous by the book and then the movie of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”. The Bonaventure Cemetery is one of the most famous and beautiful cemeteries in Savannah, but if you are looking for haunted places, don’t miss out on the Colonial Park Cemetery, built near the sites of many of the tragic events in Savannah’s history.

Whatever you do to celebrate the Halloween season, Stop N Stor wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!

2015 Savannah Film Festival


Savannah Film Festival 2015

The city of Savannah hosts the best in student and professional, local, national and international filmmaking every October for eight days for the Savannah Film Festival. The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)  produces and sponsors the annual film festival. The film festival features everything from animated shorts to full length documentaries and films. The 2015 Savannah Film Festival opened on Saturday, October 24th and has films showing and other events  taking place through Saturday October 31st.

The Savannah Film Festival  welcomes thousands of film fans and professionals to the city of Savannah every year. There are competition film screenings, special screenings (such as previews of new movies), workshops, panels and lectures from filmmakers. Attendees can get “behind the scenes” information from filmmakers and actors on the making of some of the films being screened at this year’s festival.  The new movies include: Suffragette, Meadowland, Brooklyn, Dixieland, Miss You Already, and Ithaca.

Each year, the Savannah Film Festival honors a group of actors and actresses and the work that they have done and are currently doing. Past honorees include Alec Baldwin, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, Sir Ian McKellan, Oliver Stone, John Goodman, Stan Lee, Diane Lane, Matt Dillon, Ray Liotta and Woody Harrleson. This year’s honorees include Rising Star Award winner, Alfie Allen from “Game of Thrones”, Saoirse Ronan, Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Meg Ryan and Spotlight Award winner, Olivia Wilde.

The majority of the screenings during the film festival are held at two theaters in downtown Savannah: The Lucas Theater for the Arts and the Trustees Theater.  A majority of the passes, allowing attendees to go to many events have sold out, but you can still purchase tickets and for events and movie screenings for the film festival online.  The Savannah Film Festival is a great way to see up and coming filmmakers and celebrate some of the best actors and filmmakers in the industry.

The sponsor of the Savannah Film Festival is the Savannah School of Art & Design (SCAD).  The school focuses on the arts from graphic and fashion design to filmmaking to sculpture.  The school is located near downtown Savannah with locations in Atlanta, Hong Kong, and Lacoste, France. In 2014, SCAD opened the Savannah Film Studios. The 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility has three sound stages, green rooms, a sound recording studio, post production suites, screening rooms and production offices. These studios are one of the nearly 70 SCAD facilities in the Savannah area and a great part of the SCAD arts and design curriculum.

Fall Festivals and Events in the Savannah Area

pumpkin patches in Savannah area

From county fairs to fall festivals, Savannah is a great place to be in the autumn months.  October brings cooler temperatures (just a bit) and the leaves changing colors. It is also time to celebrate fall harvests and fall activities like pumpkin picking and county fairs. There are many ways to celebrate fall at local farms and at popular area events. Below are just a few of the fall festivals and events happening in October and early November in and around the Savannah area.

Pumpkin and Fall Festivals

Poppell Farms

Poppell Farms will be opening up their 15th annual pumpkin patch on October 3rd.  The farm will have its famous corn maze. This year the maze honors country performer, Cole Swindell, and his hit song, “Chillin’ It”.  Poppell Farms offers covered hay wagon rides and tractor rides. For children, they have pony rides, a petting zoo with Claude the Llama and Elvis the donkey and a children’s play area. There are daytime and nighttime fun activities every weekend including a flashlight trip through the corn maze!  Fall festival events run to November 1st. The farm, located in Odum, near Jesup, is perfect day trip from Savannah.

Madrac Farms

Madrac Farms, located in Rincon, Georgia, prides itself on being the one true pumpkin patch in the Coastal Empire. Pumpkins are pretty difficult to grow in Southeastern Georgia, but somehow, Madrac Farms have been able to do it for years. In fact, they are known for their extremely large pumpkins. This year, the “star” pumpkin is over 200 pounds! Madrac Farms opens its Pumpkin Patch on October 1st. It is open to through October 31st on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  The farm is a great place to take the family. There is a petting zoo with baby farm animals, a big slide, bouncy houses, hay rides and of course corn mazes. Take a trip out to Madrac Farms and pick out your pumpkins today!

Holiday Farms

Holiday Farms, in Ridgeland, celebrates autumn with The Great Pumpkin Patch opening October 1st.  There are many new events and changes this year at Holiday Farms including a new barn, new covered wagon, covered picnic area, barrel racing and pig racing. The farm is already has established events that are family favorites including duck races, bounce houses, corn grinding, steer roping, cow roping, a barnyard zoo and of course pumpkin picking. Holiday Farms offers a 50% military discount for all active duty military, spouses and children with ID.

Ottawa Farms

Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale will open its famous corn maze October 3rd to October 31st. The farm will showcase everyday farm activities for visitors and family activities including pig races, a corn cannon, kids play area and more.

Fun Fall Events in the Savannah Area

Tybee Island Pirate Fest

The Tybee Island Pirate Fest  was started in 2005 to help boost visitation to Tybee Island during off-season months. Today, the Pirate Fest has grown into Tybee’s largest yearly festival. Pirates of all ages and sizes take over Tybee Island for the weekend. There is music, food and of course, grog! The streets of the festival are filled with street performers, magicians, pirate weaponry demonstrations and pirate performers. There is a family friendly children’s area called Little Matey’s Cove with bounce houses, storytellers, face painting and lots of surprises.   The 11th Annual Victory Parade  will transform the Tybee streets on Saturday, October 10th from 3pm to 5pm. There will be elaborate floats and costumes as the parade travels down Butler Street to the beach.  Stop by Thieves Market for your own pirate gear. The Tybee Island Pirate Fest is put on by hundreds of volunteers, corporate sponsors, and local businesses.

Coastal Empire Fair

To cap off the great fall events and festivals is the Coastal Empire Fair  from November 5th to 15th at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds in Savannah. The fair is operated by the Exchange Club of Savannah. It represents 6 counties in the Coastal Empire area. There will be agricultural judging of cows, sheep and swine. 4H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) events, carnival rides, entertainment, concerts, carnival food and more!

Stop N Stor hopes that you enjoy all the different fall events from pirate festivals to pumpkin festivals in the Savannah area!

“End of Summer” Celebrations in Savannah

Happy Labor Day from Stop N StorLabor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September as a day off for all American Workers. The day is the annual celebration of the social and economic achievements the American work force. The holiday has its origins during the industrial revolution during the late 1880s. The extreme working conditions for young and old workers caused the labor force to join together with reformers to improve working conditions for all. Labor Day was first established as an official holiday in 1887 by the state of Oregon and other states soon signed the holiday into law. By 1894, 23 states had adopted the holiday to honor workers and soon after, Congress declared the first Monday in September as a national holiday entitling laborers to a day off. Today, Labor Day is celebrated as the “unofficial last day of summer” with picnics, parades and fireworks displays.

There are many Labor Day Weekend events in Savannah area from free concerts to food festivals.

Bacon Fest

Celebrate all things bacon at Bacon Fest at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza on River Street in downtown Savannah. The 2nd annual celebration is Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th.  Local participating restaurants will be offering creations made from what else, bacon! There will be live entertainment from “The Breakfast Club” at the Plaza Arbor Stage on Saturday evening. Friday night, there will be First Friday Fireworks along the waterfront.

Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash

Tybee Island is the place to be for Labor Day weekend. The Labor Day Tybee Island Beach Bash takes place Sunday, September 6th at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. The festivities start at 7pm with music from the Swingin’ Mediallion and end with free fireworks from the Pier. The fireworks can be viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches.

Savannah Craft BrewFest

The 8th Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest  takes place at the Savannah International Convention Center on Saturday, September 5th. The Savannah Craft Beer Fest has multiple indoor and outdoor beer gardens featuring dozens of the best local, regional and national craft beers.  There will be educational beer seminars, great food, entertainment, a mixology garden and much more. You can keep track of the latest information on performers and seminars on the Savannah Craft Brew Fest Facebook Page  and Twitter Page. 

Visit a Historic Fort

The Labor Day holiday weekend is a great time to get out and enjoy the historic squares of downtown Savannah. The nearby parks will all be open to explore and have one last summer picnic with friends and family. The local historical parks will be having special holiday weekend events. Ft. Pulaski  will be having a Civil War Living History Event. Fort McAllister  will also have living history events with a cavalry unit as well as a nationally recognized reptile expert, Jason Clark, doing daily presentations.  Fort Morris  will have a special program with Revolutionary War soldiers and musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

Stop N Stor’s offices will be closed for the Labor Day holiday, but you will still be able to access your stored belongings via our 24/7 gate keypad entry access. Stop N Stor wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day!


Back to School Storage Ideas for College Students

College Students moving into a dormIt is hard to believe that August and September are back to school time for colleges in the Savannah area! It seemed like the summer went by way too quickly!  Some local colleges start their classes very soon!  South University  is the first to get started back to school with the fall semester starting August 6th. Savannah State University  students head back to classes on August 10th.  Armstrong State University  students and faculty start classes on August 17th and Savannah Technical College’s many local campuses, including one in Liberty County head back to classes on August 24th.  Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)  will start their classes on September 14th.

College students have different challenges than elementary through high school kids.  Freshman year for college students is a year of challenges, adjustments and fun experiences. One of the biggest challenge for new college students is adjusting to sharing a dorm room with one or more roommates. Dorm rooms can be very small, some averaging only 300 square feet, so any type of storage space should be optimized.  We have mentioned that storing college items is a great option for college students and faculty for the summer months or if they are away from campus doing internships, co-ops or working away from campus. Actually, a self storage unit is a terrific year-round student storage solution for extra furniture, bedding, books, athletic equipment and seasonal clothing that does not fit in the small amount of space in a dorm room.

College students actually start off their school year with a minimum of items, but gather more “stuff” as the school year (and years) progress. There are many college freshman school checklists that can help a new student (and their parents) prepare for the start of the school year with a minimum amount of items. The list does include under the bed storage bins, which are great out-of-the-way storage options. But, as the student accumulates more items, they will run out of storage room much quicker. Instead of having a cluttered dorm room, a great storage option is to rent a storage unit.

Most self storage facilities, including Stop N Stor, rent their storage units on a month-by-month basis, which is perfect for students who are on a budget. Stop N Stor facilities offer state-of-the-art security systems giving students the peace of mind that their belongings are safe and secure while in storage.  Also, Stop N Stor has climate controlled storage units, which can protect art projects, paintings, sculptures, art materials and supplies for Savannah College of Art and Design students. The climate controlled storage units also help protect musical instruments from heat and humidity damage.

Stop N Stor has convenient locations for local college students in Port Wentworth on Georgia Highway 30  and Georgia Highway 21 and in and Savannah.  Stop N Stor has a variety of storage unit sizes from 5’x5’ to 10’x30’ to cover any student’s storage needs. Depending on the size of the rented storage unit, students can place belongings ranging from books to loveseats in their storage unit. Storage units are perfect to store excess furniture, kitchen ware, seasonal clothing, mattresses and books. Stop by our facilities to see how we can help college students with their year round storage needs.