Your peace of mind is our priority at Storage Outlet in Escondido, California. Conveniently located in the Home Depot Center on Grand Avenue near Rose Street, we're just a short drive away from California Center for the Arts. We strive to make your storage experience as easy and convenient as possible. Our facility features Climate Control Storage Units, Large Commercial Units, and a Open 7 days a week for making move-in a breeze! Speak with one of our friendly, professional managers today about storing your belongings with us. Let Storage Outlet help you get organized and live clutter-free!
Serving the Escondido area including San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Valley Center and nearby communities.
City Information: Escondido
Settled in a long valley in the coastal mountains of Southern California, Escondido, which means "hidden" in Spanish, lies about 18 miles inland, 100 miles south of Los Angeles, and 30 miles northeast of San Diego. Surrounded by avocado and citrus groves, Escondido is a diverse, vibrant community with just the right mix of small town friendliness and big-city buzz.
More and more people are making Escondido their "City of Choice
." As the heart of San Diego North, it is one of the few remaining communities where people of all income levels can enjoy the Southern California lifestyle. We offer attractive homes in a wide range of prices, two lakes, several parks, a sports center, golf courses, restaurants, wineries, shopping centers, comprehensive healthcare and the nearby San Diego Zoo Safari Park. In addition, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, brings world class entertainment to the area along with Queen Califia's Magical Circle, a sculpture garden in Kit Carson Park donated by late internationally renowned artist Niki de Saint Phalle. In recent years Escondido was named by Money Magazine as the Best Place in the West in which to retire and, at the other end of the spectrum, was named a Kid-Friendly City for our broad range of youth programs. Ladies Home Journal also ranked Escondido number eight among the Top Ten Cities for Government.
Established in 1888, the city's rich past brings charm and stability to the community. You can see it in the historic homes of Old Escondido or experience it in the thriving downtown area and the weekly blast to the past, "Cruisin' Grand." Yet integrated with Escondido's treasured heritage is a progressive future, bright and brimming with promise. New jobs, new cultural amenities, new entertainment venues, new choices for residential living, and a new vision for Escondido's future, make Escondido a city to watch.
Packing and Storage Tips
Let’s Start With The Ten Commandments of Self Storage
Preparing Your Items for Storage
- Use boxes that are the same in size - they will stack up much easier and utilize the space you have much better.
- As you stack, place heavy boxes on the bottom and lighter on the top. Seems logical but we have seen many a crumbled box.
- Make sure that you leave walkways between boxes so you can have ready access.
- Half full boxes tend to collapse easier during stacking.
- Leave a little space between your unit walls and boxes - helps air circulate
- Storing a refrigerator or washer/dryer? Leave doors slightly ajar – this can help prevent mold from growing.
- NO flammables or combustibles allowed in any of the storage units.
- Photo or Video document your stored items thoroughly.
- Label your boxes for quick identification.
- Bubble wrap and newspaper fragile items.
Place smaller items in uniformly sized boxes. Completely fill each box with heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on the top. Uniformly sized boxes stack easier and conserve storage space.
Clean and dry your appliances prior to storing. Do not leave anything inside of appliances to be stored. Store all appliances upright with doors ajar to allow ventilation.
» Blankets, Draperies and Clothing.
Have blankets, draperies and clothing cleaned; then pack them on hangers in wardrobe boxes.
Pack books flat, not standing on end. This will protect the spines, which will bend and warp over time if stood upright. Books are very heavy, so pack them in small boxes and don't put them in boxes with other, more fragile items.
» Breakable Items.
Wrap breakable items inside bubble wrap and store with linens.
» Dishes and Glassware.
Store these items in specially made boxes called dishpacks. Dishpacks are worth every penny.
» Furniture and Tables.
Place blankets over furniture to protect from scratches and dust.
» Label boxed items.
You'll know what is in each box without opening it.
» Lawn Mowers.
Drain gasoline and oil from all small engines. This precaution will protect both your stored property and the property of others from the dangers of fire and explosion.
» Leather Items.
Treat leather items (couches, clothes, etc.) with a leather conditioner prior to storing them. Keep furniture items off the floor by placing them on pallets.
Place mattresses in plastic slip-on covers to protect them from dust and moisture.
» Mirrors and Pictures.
Store mirrors and pictures inside similarly sized knocked down boxes. This affords them protection from scratches and dust.
Photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place between pieces of cardboard and tape them together. Do not store irreplaceable photos, photos and negatives take up very little space. Try to keep these items with you.
» Pillows and Toys.
It is smart to store smaller items like this in large plastic bags.
DO NOT STORE THESE ITEMS: Furs, jewelry and other expensive items, irreplaceable items, any living thing, used tires, firearms, explosives, flammables of any kind (gas, diesel, oil, paint, etc.), drugs or drug paraphernalia, stolen items, any type of hazardous items, perishable items of any kind, hazardous waste materials of any kind, items that produce odors or any item that will in any way make other tenants or the manager unhappy.
Organizing your Storage Unit
» If you can, place wooden pallets or boards underneath furniture and boxes. This will prevent condensation from damaging them.
» Leave a small airspace between your stored items and the wall of the storage unit for ventilation.
» Store items that will not be needed to the rear of the storage locker, and items you will need to access toward the front of the unit. This will save a lot of time and hassle.
» Store heavy items on the bottom and lightweight items on top.
» Store smaller, more valuable items to the rear of the storage locker and larger items toward the front of the storage locker.
» Cover everything with plastic sheeting. Wooden furniture should first be covered with blankets to avoid abrasion and moisture damage. Plastic sheeting will protect your stored goods from both dust and water damage.
» Pack your storage unit as tightly as possible. Tighter packing helps to protect stored items from moisture and dust and reduces the space needed to store your property.
Use a high quality disc (round) padlock to secure your storage locker. This type of lock is difficult to cut or break and offers maximum protection for very little money.