boss day

Happy Boss’s Day!

To all the bosses out there- HAPPY BOSS’S DAY!

Whereas today is an observance, and not a nationwide public holiday, we still take the day to say thanks to our bosses… Boss’s Day is dedicated to all employers and is the concept of improving the bond between employers and their staff. Many workers dedicate this day to their supervisors for various reasons, such as supporting staff with their jobs and careers. This observance also gives employees a chance to recognize those in supervisory positions.

A little background info as to how this day came about…

“The concept of National Boss Day began in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, registered the holiday with the United States Chamber of Commerce. She designated October 16 as the special day because it was her father’s birthday. Haroski’s purpose was to designate a day to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses. She also hoped to improve the relationship between employees and supervisors.
Four years later in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed the day. The event’s popularity is growing outside the United States and is now also observed in countries such as Australia, India, and South Africa.”

WOW! Always makes me happy to see that one person can make a difference- in this case by simply thanking our boss!🙂

The Compass Team


Happy Columbus Day!

Ahoy Compass fans,

Happy Columbus Day!

Columbus Day is a public holiday in the United States that commemorates the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Americas in 1492. Federal observation of the holiday began in 1937, but Americans have been observing the anniversary of the voyage since colonial times.

A quick history- Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World on October 12, 1492. The Italian-born explorer had set sail two months earlier, backed by the Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. He intended to chart a western sea route to China, India and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia; instead, he landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 10th century.

I’m sure everyone remembers the rhyme, but in case it has slipped your mind, enjoy reading & rhyming below🙂

“In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.
He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.
A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.

Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.
Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.
Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.

October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!
“Indians!  Indians!”  Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.

But “India” the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.
The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice.

Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he’d been told.
He made the trip again and again,
Trading gold to bring to Spain.
The first American?  No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.”

The Compass Team


Features of Compass…

Hey Compass fans,

Have you ever wondered what the Compass team can offer you besides premium self storage units? We have a whole page of features on our new, improved website!

You can see below the features and services we offer, or stop in at your local Compass Self Storage to talk to the team🙂

  • 24-Hour Access
    -Compass Self Storage offers the ultimate in access flexibility. With 24-hour access to your unit, your belongings are available to you any time you need them.
  • Boxes and Packing Supplies
    Boxes and packing supplies for your move are available in our rental office. We offer a variety of supplies to help make your packing and moving process easier. Why make several unnecessary stops to pick up what you need? Instead, stop into our storage center and find everything you need for moving and packing.
  • Moving Carts and Dollys
    -We have moving carts and dollies available for customer use at no charge. Simply stop in the rental office and ask the storage manager to assist you.
  • Climate Controlled Units
    -Temperature controlled areas of our state of the art storage centers are ideal for protecting your items against severe heat or cold. We regulate the temperature in these areas to best suit the needs of our customers.
  • Free Delivery Acceptance
    -Simply let our storage manager know if you are expecting a delivery and we are happy to accept it on your behalf. We understand that sometimes you can’t be at your home or office to sign for a package. It’s just one more way that Compass Self Storage makes it easier.
  • Drive-Up Unit Access
    -This solution is ideal for a quick and seamless move. Drive right up to your unit and unload your car or truck right into the unit without having to go down a long hallway or up to another level of the building.
  • Electronic Gate Access
    -When you store with us, we’ll assign a unique pass code so you can quickly and securely enter the facility through automated doors and gates.
  • Indoor Unit Access
    -This solution is great for anyone wanting to avoid weather conditions during their move and when accessing their unit. Indoor units are often located in climate controlled sections of our buildings and have well-lit hallways in which you can access your unit.
  • Video Surveillance
    -Our stores offer 24-hour digital video surveillance. They are also fenced and well-lit to add additional security for our customers.



Organization Hacks

Hey Compass fans,

Feeling a little out of sorts with all the holiday clutter? Getting organized starts right at home. Do your best to organize your garage, closets and sheds – and then bring the items you don’t need into your storage unit!

The new season brings the need for different items, so keep in mind what you will need in the coming months. Keep items at home that you will be needing and store away what you won’t be touching for a bit. You will enjoy less clutter at home and make fewer last minute trips to and from your storage unit.

Check out our Organization Board on Pinterest for some fun ideas & stop by your closest Compass Self Storage for the best storage units & moving supplies around!🙂

The Compass Team


Be Sure to Grab Your Brooms…

Happy First Day of October, dearies!

As this is the month of the ghouls, goblins, and ghosts, be sure to have your items locked up safely!
Be sure to grab your brooms and cauldrons from your storage unit and get them ready for Halloween night🙂

Compass Storage is your 1-stop shop for any moving & packing supplies you may need to wrap up the remainder of your summer toys to store and we offer helpful organization tips to help you store/find your seasonal decorations that you stashed with us last year.

Remember to come to Compass to secure your items from any feisty poltergeists (like Peeves from Harry Potter) and keep your potions safe from the witches!

The Compass Team


Need Supplies?

Hey Compass fans,

Whether you need storage for your personal or business items, our month-to-month leases provide flexibility and can accommodate your situation—from temporary storage needs for renovations, moves, or to hold excess inventory, to long-term storage for business documents and records, family heirlooms you can’t let go of just yet, or for personal belongings while living abroad.

Be sure to stop in at your local Compass Storage for all your boxes, moving, & packing supply needs 🙂

Remember, moving can be rough, let us make it easy for you!



Confused About Sizes?

Hey Compass fans,

Are you confused about what size unit you will need to fit all of your stuff? Never fear- the Compass team is here! Our goal is to make it easy for you..

Our convenient Unit Size Guide on our website will help you determine what is needed, and our local teams at our self storage centers are more than happy to help!
Simply give them a call or drop in, and they will lend their storage expertise and help you figure out the perfect unit🙂

Here is the link to our Unit Size Guide