Busting Through Self Storage Myths

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Self Storage is a popular option for those who need to free up space in their home. However, there are a lot of misconceptions that surround the concept. We at Albuquerque Self Storage would like to address and clear up some of those myths. 

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Five Things to do in Albuquerque this Spring

Albuquerque is a beautiful city nestled in the high desert with scenic mountain views. As the largest city in New Mexico, it offers unique experiences for residents and tourists alike to enjoy. There are daily scenic experiences such as hot air balloon rides, hikes, tram rides, food festivals, movie festivals, and unique experiences that aren’t offered anywhere else.

Because there is so much to do, Albuquerque Self Storage broke down five of their favorite things to do in the spring. 

1. See the World Bloom on the Sandia Peak Tramway

The Sandia Peak Tramway offers unmatched views of Albuquerque and the surrounding mountains. The 15 minute tram ride takes you 2.7 miles to the top of the 10,378-foot crest of Sandia Mountain and allows you to enjoy 11,000 square miles of panoramic views. 

It’s more than a tram ride too; it’s an experience. You’ll be able to see the trees budding and the world waking up from its winter slumber. There is a restaurant on the peak too and ample viewing platforms for you and your family. Just bring a jacket — it gets cold up there! 

The area is also a ski resort, if you’re interested in coming back in the winter.

Be sure to plan ahead! The tram relies on nice weather to operate, so it can be closed by rain, snow, or wind. Round-trip and one-way trips are available and prices differ depending on age, and military status.

2. Travel the World at the Albuquerque Zoo

If you’re looking for a day in the sun with your family or friends, the Albuquerque Zoo is a great choice. It features exhibits from all over the world, including Africa, Australia, and the North Pole! 

If you’re looking for a more aquatic experience or a walk through nature, consider visiting the Aquarium/Botanical Gardens too. 

The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the park closes at 5 p.m. Ticket prices vary based on age, the experience you choose, and residency. 

3. Reserve a Seat at St. James Tea Room

If you want an experience like no other, reserve a seat during tea time at St. James Tea Room. The February’s menu allowed visitors to be enchanted by French cuisine and culture. 

As their story states, “The St. James Tearoom sprang up out of the recognition of a great need in society today:  the need to escape the ‘Tyranny of the Urgent’ of our modern day frenetic pace of life, to depart from the “parched landscape of fluorescent lighting and chain- restaurant sameness.”

All parties must make a reservation to attend. Check out their menu and this month’s theme! There is an abbreviated menu for children, though Albuquerque Self Storage recommends gathering a small group of adult friends to fully immerse yourself in the tea time experience. 

The St. James Tea Room does not require or expect tips, as they pay their employees a living wage. 

4. Be Captivated by the Annual Pueblo Film Fest

On March 20 through the 22, become captivated by the nation’s only Pueblo film festival. Presented by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, this two-day experience features the words of Pueblo filmmakers and actors, as well as films that explore the Pueblo experience. 

Albuquerque has deep historical roots and highlights them every month with festivals that celebrate the city’s heritage. Be sure to stay up to date on events to check them all out!

The weekend includes film screenings, presentations, and discussions with renowned Pueblo filmmakers. It is free, with a suggested $10 donation for attending. Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to enjoy the event! 

5. Experience the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest

If you’re a fan of chocolate or a coffee-enthusiast, visit Albuquerque on March 20 through March 22 for the 10th Annual Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest. This is the nation’s largest festival dedicated to chocolate, coffee, and gourmet foods! It features the country’s finest chocolatiers, coffee roasters, candy makers, bakers, breweries, wineries, and gourmet food companies. 

There will be live entertainment, professional cooking demonstrations, and a place for kids with free activities.

It will be in the state’s Expo Hall, located in the heart of Albuquerque. Ticket prices vary from $3 for ages 4-12, and $18 for anyone over the age of 13 for a weekend pass. General admissions is $12 online or $10 in person for those over the age of 13, and $3 for kids 4-12 years old. Additional fees apply for premium experiences.  

How to Store Antiques

We know it’s heartbreaking to store your grandmother’s credenza or your favorite family heirloom, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. We at Albuquerque Self Storage understand and we want to help you preserve those antiques during their time in a storage unit. So here’s our tips on how to store antiques. 

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The Benefits of Self Storage

In today’s world, it can be tough to fit everything you own into a home or apartment, especially if you plan on moving. It is also increasingly difficult to stay on top of organization as your get older. You need other options, like renting a storage unit. Self Storage isn’t as daunting as you may initially believe. Once you have the unit, every part of the process is controlled by you.

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Room Organization Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Organization is a hard skill to learn and one that requires constant upkeep and thought. It can seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you don’t have the room for all of your things. Let us ease that burden with these room organization ideas. 

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A Complete Guide to RV Storage

Outdoor storage can be rough on your RV, especially in the desert. You may not think of Albuquerque as a desert, but the city is located in an area known as a high desert. A biome is just a desert that is high in elevation, typically between 2,000-4,000 feet above sea level. So we at Albuquerque Self Storage wanted to give you a complete guide on RV storage in such conditions. 

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Top Five Ways to Reuse Your Moving Boxes

You breathe a sigh of relief; you’re finally all unpacked and into your new home. Your storage unit from Albuquerque Self Storage is empty and it treated you well. Nothing was broken, everything was organized, clean and secure and it was easy to load everything into the moving van. But now your new family room is littered with empty cardboard boxes. It seems like such as waste to get rid of them, though. Here is Albuquerque Self Storage’s top five ways to reuse your moving boxes. 

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Pest Proof Your Storage Unit

Keeping out mice and bugs is a common thought that runs through every storage unit renter’s mind. Unwanted critters can be a problem if you have an indoor or outdoor unit. They move inside to seek shelter, no matter if it’s in a climate controlled indoor unit or outside. Thankfully, there are easy ways to keep your unit and your valuables pest free. 

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How to Store Your Holiday Decorations

The holidays are over and it’s time to pack up all of your decorations until next year. Holiday decorations can be a challenge to properly store and hide away during the year. Open up your attic or basement space by choosing to store your holiday items in Albuquerque Self Storage

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How to Move Out of Your Parents’ House

It’s finally time for you to leave the nest and spread your wings out on your own in the big world. You’ve saved enough to sustain yourself, you have a steady job or you’re moving for school; whatever the reason, you’re going to be moving out. But how do you move out of your parents’ house? Before you cram your things into boxes and wave goodbye, take a deep breath and be sure you’re not forgetting anything. 

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