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161 W Shadowbend Ave Ste 100Friendswood, TX 77546
From Business: Huntington Woods (281) 992-1975 701 South Friendswood Dr. Friendswood *Traditionally Furnished Clubhouse *Valet Trash Collection *Waterscaped Pool & Deck *Friendswood ISD *Conveniently Located To Shopping *Washer / Dryer Connections *Microwaves / Ice Makers *Covered Parking *1 & 2 BR / Den *Many Upgrades Available *Control…
201 Wilcrest DrHouston, TX 77042
I chose this place to live in because I trusted the management from day 1. Everyone seems to keep to themselves (neighbors) for the most part. The parking is a little competitive, but if you get home before 6pm you'll get a decent spot. Critters crawling around were an issue at the beginning, b…
3233 Windchase BlvdHouston, TX 77082
If there as 0 stars this is what the need to rate this place not safe people steal stuff try to break in your home ,car etc . solutions none neighbors not friendly not abou this place is good trust me the worst nightmare can even leave your home without the thought of someone trying to break in…
7315 Southway DrHouston, TX 77087
STAY AWAY FROM THESE APARTMENTS IF YOU USE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. They will rent to folks that don't have one with no problem. BUT BEWARE. If you decide you want to leave and even if the rent is paid up and you leave the place spotless and they rent it within that same month!!! Even if…
2401 W Sam Houston Pkwy NHouston, TX 77043
1st off the website is completely misleading and the apartment complex is falsely advertised online. The apartments are below standard and are infested with roaches. Please take heed to warning before you go here and sign any lease. You will be dissappointed. Truly (Present Tenants)
7812 Tierwester StHouston, TX 77021
Ill start with the only good thing about the apt.... It's a roof over your head... The management is the worst of the worst. They are more worried about dressing the dumpsters than picking up the apt. That are falling to the ground...unfortunately I live in that dump I call home.. Can't wait to …
12200 Fleming DrHouston, TX 77013
One of the worst apartments to live in the Houston area. I am almost completing one year living here and it is horrible. I regret living here and I do not recommend it to anyone. We have to constantly go to the office to get mouse traps for the rodents in the apartment. It is disgusting having t…
1100 Langwick DrHouston, TX 77060
The leasing agent was all over the place! it was like she was working alone! she still was a good sport about it.. Whenever somthing needed fixing there was always maintenance issues I would always have to continue to call or go inside the office which i stay less then 50ft away from...I ju…
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I wish you could give no stars but still comment as they are not even worthy of 1 star!These people are crooks and are only out to get your money and damage your credit. The office personnel are racist, unhelpful, rude and only cares about the residents they are related to. Be ware, they will still try to get you even if your lease is up. They will also not renew your lease if they have family who needs a place to stay. It happened to me.
DO NOT MOVE HERE!!! This place is as ghetto as 3rd/5th ward. There's a lot of break-ins, drug activity, and people loitering everyday and all night. Anyone can move here without qualifying. The leasing office will do whatever it takes to lease an apartment to you, even if that means forging paperwork or a check stub for you. They're only concerned about collecting rent and filling apartments up. They do not uphold the terms of residents leases nor adhere to TAA (Texas Apartment Association) or Fair Housing or the Housing Authority guideline/regulations. The leasing office will issue a memo of rules and don't even enforce them. There is no such things as getting evicted after 3 lease violations! They do not evict any tenants. The Corporate office is a complete joke and does not enforce any rules for this property. At least 90% of the tenants here are on public housing. Most of the apartments have exceeded the number of occupants to an apartment which is against fire regulations and apartment regulations. You can't have too many people living in one apartment. Majority of the people living in the apartments are not on the lease. Forest Creek Apartments needs to be audited.
Karen BIG quarter back built ass is so racist! I can't stand her! Deb is a sweet heart but also can be a gap mouth BITCH at times . Avoid this raggedy mf if possible!
Deplorable place to live, terrible management, keeps going down hill. Towing cars and charging to have your car, yes you have to pay a 20 dollar monthly fee to have your car. They tow cars just because they feel they can even if you are parked correctly in some cases. Awful place to live. Stay away as you can see from the pictures they are not as nice as they picture them.
This is the nicest storage place I have been to.... So customer friendly... I so recommend this storage place...
Wow, what a great place to stay. I highly recommend anyone visiting Northchase to consider staying here. Relaxed atmosphere, great work out area.
Loved!! They make you feel like part of the family. Really nice and warm management. Apartments are really nice.
The worst place to rent EVER! Always had issues with several problems inside my apartment. Roaches and ants everywhere, called several times to have them exterminate and nothing has been done and this has been over 2 months ago, I am a very clean person.I even paid extra for reserved parking (2 spaces) and within 5 days I have called the towing company that they have assigned to their complex (which they suck too) several times and each time I call the tow company waits 2 hours for US to call them and says there's a "property hold". I have notified front office of apt complex and they said there was no hold.I wont EVER recommend this property to NO ONE! You dont even get what you pay for, which is alot for this area!!! Not worth it.
I have leased at Camden for 2 years. From the first day, I was treated like a Princess and Zoe the Newf was always petted and given cookies during our frequent office visits. With the upcoming move out of Houston, I will remember Camden Midtown with special fondness and direct anyone coming to Houston to take a look at Camden Midtown. My favorite part about Camden Midtown? Everything!! From the front office to those folks responding to assistance requests, everyone made my experience here exceptional.
Midmain Lofts is horrible. I have lived here since they first opened. First off, my move in was awful. Quoted the wrong pricing couldn’t uphold what was originally quoted. Apt wasn’t ready to be moved in on time. No amenities as promised. Left my keys in a friends car and she drove out of town. Mind you I have two animals on this property and one of the girls in the office was not willing to give me a key to my apartment. Finally I convinced her by promising I would get the one my friend took out of town the next day and return the lended one by the very next day. She agreed, as long as I didn’t say anything. I also needed a key fob to get in and out of the elevator and stair wells but she refused. Thus I cannot leave me apartment from 6:30pm to 9:00am the next morning as I would not be able to get back in. I was told to wait until someone else who lived there got on the elevator so I could use them to get to my apartment. Shall I continue? There was a hazardous material spill 3 doors down from me on my floor. I found out on the news!!!! Called the apartment complex and the office manager told me point blank, I cannot answer any questions. I countered by explaining, I have living animals on that property and you cannot tell me if the hazardous materials are in my apartment? She explained no. An hour later, probably after fear of being sued, she called and explained my dogs were okay but couldn’t tell me any more information. I had to find out from a friends dad who works for the police department to even figure out which floor the spill was actually on. Oh? Mine- three doors down. Wonderful! Residents were not even notified of this event until 5pm that afternoon. The spill was announced on the news around 11am. So I live here and have dogs on the property, but telling me there was a mercury spill three doors down that had been exposed since the previous Friday (this is Monday) is not worth an email?I would never recommend this apartment complex to my worst enemy.
Self-storage facilities are areas where you can rent lockers, rooms, containers and, sometimes, outdoor spaces on a short-term and long-term basis.
The Self-Storage Association reported the U.S. is home to approximately 48,500 mini-storage facilities. When put together, this space is equal to 2.3 billion square feet. All told, you have plenty of options if you're looking for a storage facility.
When you want to store extra materials, you can typically find a self-storage facility and lease space on a month-to-month basis. Such areas are just the right size to store household items, office supplies and even furniture. Storage facilities are ideal if you have a lot of personal items you want to keep but don't have enough space in your house or apartment.
Items you store are not insured by the facility. Instead, you will need to talk with an insurance representative about covering your items if they are stored off-premise. A few facilities offer insurance, so you'll want to call and ask around to find which option best meets your needs.
Advantages of Self Storage
When you're looking for storage options, do not confuse self storage with full service. You will have limited access to your belongings if you choose the full-service option. Self storage gives you full control over what's in your unit and how you arrange everything, said SpareFoot Blog.
Another advantage of storing your personal items is the flexibility afforded to you. You don't have to wait for anyone to come to your unit and unlock it, nor do you have to receive permission to add items or take them away.
With self-storage facilities, you can put as many items in the unit as you want, provided everything fits and you keep the space organized. If you feel like taking an early morning or evening trip to your storage space, you can do so at your pleasure.
Reasons to Use Self Storage
Whether you're a single individual or have a growing family, self storage is a viable option to store your personal items in a safe, secure location without sacrificing space in your home. Specific reasons why you might also need to lease storage space include:
Even college students can take advantage of self storage, especially if they attend school out of state. Instead of lugging apartment furniture and winter clothes back and forth, they can store everything for the few months they're home and then retrieve them when school starts back up.
When searching for a self-storage facility, you'll first want to look for options close to where you live. The size of the space you plan to rent is also an important factor to consider, and will depend on what you plan to store.
Spaces range from the size of a small closet to a car garage, said Extra Space Storage. The following are common storage sizes, along with examples of what they can hold:
Creating a checklist before leasing storage space will help you make an informed decision about the unit size you need to rent. You don't want to pay for more than you need, while you also don't want too small of a space. You should also consider your future needs, because it is not out of the question you may decide to store more personal items.
Location Affects Price
The size of the storage space will have an effect on the amount you pay. Additionally, where the storage unit is located also has an influence. Expect to pay more in monthly fees if the storage space is in a city where real estate is more expensive. High costs might be unavoidable, but if you look around at various options, you'll eventually find the best price.
If you've found self-storage facilities that are nearby, you'll then want to compare prices from at least three options. After doing so, look up the facilities through the Better Business Bureau. Some areas to keep an eye out for include any complaints against the storage facility and whether insurance policies are offered.
For the average homeowner, self-storage facilities are the most popular option for storing personal items, but other types of storage facilities exist. Most people don't think about the type of storage available until they absolutely need it, and it's best to understand your options ahead of time.
Likewise, various names exist for self-storage facilities. In all, expect to come across five general types of storage facilities.
Typically found in large buildings that used to be factories, indoor units require you to go through security to enter. You can expect to find unit sizes ranging from 5 feet by 5 feet to 5 feet by 10 feet.
Outdoor units are not located in a warehouse but in an area where security is still required. Outdoor storage units are typically large, and should only be used for boats, cars, recreational vehicles and tractors. Since units are outside, they are subject to weather conditions, meaning it's not the best idea to store your valuables in them.
Climate-controlled storage units are located indoors and have temperature and humidity controls. If you have items that may become damaged by atmospheric conditions, controlling the temperature and humidity is essential.
You will end up paying more for a climate-controlled storage space. However, in the grand scheme of things, a slightly higher cost doesn't compare to the costs associated with losing or replacing valuable or rare items.
Consider climate-controlled self storage if you are housing some of the following items:
Outside of city areas, drive-up storage units are some of the most common options. Drive-up units are arranged in long lines and resemble garages, led to by roads so you can easily drive to your specific unit.
Realistically, mobile storage is only an option if you're moving or renovating your house. Mobile storage units are not part of an existing facility. Mobile units are typically stationed outside your home after they are delivered by the storage company.
Once you fill up the unit, the company will either hold it at their facility or transport it to your desired destination.
Mobile storage is a viable self-storage option if you plan to move across the country but are worried about space in a moving truck.
The price of using a self-storage facility will vary, with one of biggest factors being where you live. You may find it beneficial to rent storage in a nearby suburb if facilities are too expensive in your city. Also, some facilities offer introductory rates for the first month, and similar deals are worth exploring.
Keep in mind, however, costs will increase depending on the size of unit you're renting and whether or not it's climate controlled.
Seeking Lower Costs
To get the most bang for your buck and avoid breaking the bank, shop around for the best prices and only rent storage space you know you will need. The larger the item, the more space required.
Likewise, only opt for climate-controlled space if the personal items you are storing are susceptible to becoming damaged from humidity and temperature. There is no reason to get an air-conditioned unit if you're locking away old baseball equipment and tools.
When it comes to taking full advantage of your self-storage facility, you have to know what you can and cannot store. Some items are not suitable for storage.
Flammables like gasoline, propane tanks and kerosene, as well as certain types of paint are not allowed to be stored by any means, said Extra Space Storage. Other items, such as perishable food, are not allowed either because of the tendency to attract pests and rodents when the food starts to expire.
Knowing what you can store will help you better organize your storage space and clear out any clutter.
An art form exists when it comes to packing - you don't want to throw whatever you get your hands on in a box. To be more efficient, fill the boxes with similar items. For example, don't mix glassware with utensils. Always try to fill the box to capacity, and remember, anything left unpacked will become dusty. If you're storing fragile items, consider packing them in a separate box filled with foam peanuts for extra protection.
From there, you can create a label system to help locate specific boxes within the unit. Markers tend to wear out after time. Label makers are a smart, inexpensive option to help you identify a box's contents.
Some items require specific packing quirks. For instance, you should ensure books are packed flat to avoid damaging their spines. You also don't want to put too many books in a single box because it then becomes too heavy to carry.
Glassware and valuable china should all be individually wrapped and placed in reinforced or separate boxes. You can then use the label maker to ensure the word "fragile" is somewhere on the box.
Different pieces of furniture require certain methods of storage. Special bags will protect any couches and chairs you're storing. When you bring these items to the unit, be sure to stand them up to maximize space.
Bed frames should ideally be taken apart before being put into a storage unit, while mattresses can be wrapped in a protective seal and stood against a wall. If you're unable to take apart the bed frame, do not store any materials nearby that may taint the color of the bedding.
For smaller tables, try to take them apart. If that's not possible, place a moving blanket on the floor and then place the table on top with its legs facing upward, and then wrap them in a protective material. For chairs, place them upside down on a table also covered in protective material.
Dressers can be placed against the wall and also used as a space to store boxes. Additionally, the drawers can house small fragile items. Just be sure to use stretch wrap to prevent the drawers from opening.
Lamps should be disassembled, wrapped in protective material and placed in boxes specifically designed to store lamps. When it comes to televisions, protect them as much as possible. If you're storing a TV, you'll likely want to rent a climate-controlled storage unit because extreme temperatures may cause some issues with liquid crystal displays.
In general, furniture should be stored with care and covered in protective material whenever possible. Ensure your storage space can hold multiple large furniture sets as well.
Most storage facilities have security measures in place. They are generally accessible for a certain number of hours and have a manager on site, in addition to security cameras. They also require you to submit a special code to enter. You should also make sure the property is adequately lit for visits in the evening.
You will need to have your own lock for your storage unit. Keyless locks, padlocks and disc locks are all viable options, said Moove In Self Storage.
Self-storage units come in many sizes, types and costs. If you're looking to clear out space from your house, consider renting a storage unit to keep your personal items safe. You can store just about anything, from furniture to old vinyl collections and clothes. By choosing the right storage unit, you can store your items in a secure location while gaining back some much needed space in your house.