Toys for Tots

We want to thank all of our friends and customers for helping make the past Holiday Seasons especially joyous for many children in the greater Baltimore, MD area.  marine-bear Together we have helped Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, distribute toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them Christmas gifts.

Toys for Tots’ stated goal is to “deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.”

Self StorageOne, along with your help,  is proud for its ongoing contribution to the success of this worthwhile en-devour!

Program mission: “To collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.”

Visit Toys for Tots Donations for more information.

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About Self StorageOne

With 30+ years of experience managing multiple self storage Baltimore locations, Self StorageOne is the leading privately owned self storage company in the greater Baltimore, MD area and offers a variety of services and conveniences for our clients to take advantage of, such as being able to reserve units online and setting up truck rentals.

Whether you’re moving, cleaning up the house, or want to free up some space by putting tools,supplies, or household goods in a clean and conveniently located self storage Baltimore facility, our focus on customer service will put you at ease, and our low rates will keep you happy.

Convenient Self Storage Locations in the Baltimore Area

Eastpoint Eldersburg Ellicott City Middle River Perry Hall Timonium Westview White Marsh

Self StorageOne understands how important it is to stay connected with our customers in this electronic age, and we’ve recently updated our website to provide useful information with online reservation and payment options. Your feedback is essential in our ability to maintain a meaningful on-line experience. Please use our simple form to let us know how we’re doing but know that we still pride ourselves on offering the best “in person” self storage experience in the greater Baltimore area.

So when you reach the point where you are ready to make that personal connection, we invite you to reach out to Self StorageOne’s team of storage professionals and experience what great customer service is all about.

Call us at a location nearest you or send an e-mail. We have the friendliest and most responsive support team in the business, and our full-service self storage Baltimore area facilities are designed at ground level for your convenience.

We look forward to demonstrating why we are the best place in Baltimore for your self storage needs!


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Self Storage Packing Tips

Most of us have a lot more stuff than we know what to do with. Often these are unique possessions that have been passed down to us, or are really fond of, and we simply don’t want to sell them. Here is some useful information on the best way to pack your goods for safe keeping, even if in your attic or garage. But if you need to free up space in your place, Self StorageOne self storage locations are best!

Sometimes in our haste to get all that stuff packed away into self storage, we overlook proper packing procedures. Many of us just stick things in boxes, label them and take them down to the storage unit without giving it another thought and are discouraged when they go back months later only to find things broken or damaged.

With just a few precautions, and a little common sense, we can pack our things into a self storage unit so that when we go back to get them, they are in just the same condition as how we left them.

Self Storage Tip#1

Make sure that any object you pack is clean and dry. If you are planning to wash china, lamps or other items before packing, then leave plenty of time for them to dry thoroughly before packing.

Self Storage Tip #2

Wrap fragile items in bubble wrap. Often people wrap antique lamps, figurines or other glass or porcelain items in newspaper thinking that this will be good enough to keep it safe. The ink from newspaper can transfer to glass or porcelain and cause permanent damage to the finish. Also newspaper does not offer adequate protection from breakage.

Self Storage Tip #3

Decide whether you need climate controlled storage for your items. When deciding upon whether or not to spend the extra money for a climate controlled unit, you will have to take into consideration such things as:

  • Type of item being stored
  • Duration of storage
  • The weather in your region
  • It is against the law to store materials that are hazardous or combustible such as gasoline, cleaning fluids, paint, etc. Drain all gasoline from lawnmowers, power tools, boats, snowmobiles, etc.

If you aren’t sure exactly what you need in terms of a storage unit, then talk to the manager at your local Self Storage One facility. Each facility has an on-site manager with many years of experience in moving and storage who can help you decide exactly what you need. The friendly personnel at Self Storage One are always available to help you figure out exactly how much space you will need.

With locations all across the greater Baltimore area, there’s sure to be a Self Storage One close to your neighborhood. You can count on your items being safe, secure, clean and dry from all the elements.

Additional Packing Tips:

  • Store frequently used items at the front of the unit to avoid having to search for them.
  • Appliances must be thoroughly clean and dry. Keep refrigerator and freezer doors slightly open.
  • Store mattresses and box springs on long edges. Wrap for protection and elevate off of the floor.
  • Clothing that ordinarily hangs in a closet should be packed in a wardrobe carton.
  • Use your bureau drawers as packing space.
  • Do not use newspaper to pack with. The ink may smudge off on your items.
  • Leave a small space between the goods stored and the storage unit’s walls.
  • When packing books, pack them in small cartons that weigh no more than 30 lbs. Alternate bindings and cushion them with wadded packing paper.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard and marked “FRAGILE.” Stand them straight up. Don’t lay flat!
  • Keep your out-of-season clothes accessible, you may have your belongings in storage longer than anticipated.
  • If storing wool items, use cedar ships or mothballs to prevent moth damage.
  • Wax wood furniture before storing it. Use sheets or cotton cloth to cover furniture.
  • Never store anything in sealed plastic bags, especially in non-A/C storage. The humidity will cause damage to your goods.
  • Do not stack heavy or folded objects where they could shift or collapse when you move or need access.
  • When packing boxes, try to limit the weight to 30 lbs. or less per box.

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Self Storage Unit Sizes

Whether you require a self storage space today or next month, your storage problems are solved. Call one of our friendly representatives, let them know when and what you plan to store, and they will be very happy to help you choose the correct unit size.

Area Unit Size
25 Sq. Ft. 5’x 5′
50 Sq. Ft. 5′ x 10′
75 Sq. Ft. 5′ x 15′
100 Sq. Ft. 10′ x 10′
150 Sq. Ft. 10′ x 15′
200 Sq. Ft. 10′ x 20′
250 Sq. Ft. 10′ x 25′
300 Sq. Ft. 10′ x 30′, 15′ x 20′
400 Sq. Ft. 20′ x 20′
Parking Spaces 10′ x 10′, 10′ x 30′, 12′ x 35′


Estimating how much space you will need for your self storage items is an easy process if you plan ahead. Start by identifying items that will be packed in boxes and stacked. Next, prioritize boxed items you will want to access most frequently (they’ll go closer to the front of the unit). Then group by fragility or weight – heavier, sturdier items should be stored on the bottom of stacked items, fragile items on top.

Ideally, your boxes and containers will be close to the same size, which makes them easier to stack in any self storage location. Consider using heavy-duty plastic drawers for easy access to stored items.  For information please see our packing tips page!

It is always a good idea to visit potential storage units to get a visual sense of the space you will be working with.

Your self storage representative can answer any questions you may have, and give you suggestions on how to store your items to maximize space.

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We are looking for dedicated people who would like to grow with us! Individuals who possess the determination and drive to succeed will always be the best candidates, plus you need to be honest and hard working.

Qualifications: While qualifications vary from position to position, good communication and customer service skills are primary and a must for any job that becomes available. Please give us all the information that you believe would be of interest to us when evaluating you for any future openings, then we’ll contact you if it appears we have a job that fits your qualifications.

Salary Range: Open – depends on the position applied for.

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Homemade Cleaning Products

Have you considered making your own cleaning products?  Maybe you aren’t finding them at the best price or maybe you want to be more environmentally friendly. Whatever the case, here is a list of over 20 homemade cleaning products for you!


Laundry Detergent

DIY Laundry Soap – From Overwhelmed to Organized

Affordable Organic Homemade Laundry Soap – Mama Mooshka

Laundry Detergent – Little House Living

Sensitive/Baby Laundry detergent – The Thrifty Couple

Fabric Softener

Homemade Fabric Softener – Family Frugal Fun

Fabric Softener (4 Easy Recipes) – The Thrifty Couple

Stain Remover

Stain Remover – The Thrifty Couple

Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent – Thrifty Jinxy

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent – Family Frugal Fun

Dishwasher Detergent – Little House Living

Rinse Aid

Homemade Jet Dry – The Thrifty Couple

Window/Glass Cleaner

Window Cleaner – The Gracious Wife

Homemade Windex Recipe – Family Frugal Fun

Streak Free Glass Cleaner Recipe – Coupon Cutting Mom

Streak Free Window and Glass Cleaner – Military Wives Saving

Cleaning Wipes/Pads

DIY Orange Cleaning Wipes – Blossoms and Posies

Homemade Lysol Wipes – Little House Living

Anti-bacterial Cleaning Wipes – The Thrifty Couple

Homemade Magic Erasers – Little House Living

Floor Cleaners

Homemade Carpet Cleaners – Little House Living

Pergo, Laminate, and Tile Floor Cleaners – The Thrifty Couple

Hand Soap

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap – Little House Living

Toilet Cleaner

Toilet Cleaners – The Thrifty Couple

List is courtesy of “become a coupon”

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Extra Kitchen Cabinet Space

Looking for some extra space in your kitchen?

Free up drawer space by hanging measuring cups inside a kitchen cabinet. Position and mount a wood strip so that the cups will hang between the shelves and allow the door to close completely. Mount a second strip for your measuring spoons, then screw in cup hooks on both strips.

kitchen Storage

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Self StorageOne-Middle River
1010 Middle River Road
Middle River, MD 21220
Phone 410-686-9600
Fax: 410 686-3088

Professionally managed self storage facility offering month-to-month leases, extended hours, major credit cards accepted, with a knowledgeable on-site staff.

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Storage Under Your Bed

Running out of closet space? No problem. This mattress from Ikea lifts to reveal a hidden compartment great for stashing bulky blankets. It could save you the cost of a new linen cabinet!

under bed storage

Image: IKEA

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Self StorageOne-White Marsh
9913 Philadelphia Road
Baltimore, MD 21237
Phone 410-686-0000

Professionally managed self storage in White Marsh, MD offers month-to-month lease, extended hours, major credit cards accepted, with a knowledgeable on-site staff.

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Organizing a Child’s Room

Kids love their toys – parents not so much, particularly when there is little room for storage and those toys end up all over the floor.

Organize a Kid's Room
Many ideas for organizing a child’s room are shown on this DIY website:
Easy Storage Solutions for any Kids Bedroom

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Self StorageOne-Perry Hall
7750 Rossville Blvd
Perry Hall, MD 21236
Phone 410-665-2700
Fax: 410-665-4983

Professionally managed self storage facility offering month-to-month leases, extended hours, major credit cards accepted, with a knowledgeable on-site staff.


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