Safety Education & Resources – Safety Is Our #1 Goal™

"Safety Is Our #1 Goal"! Our perspective on safety goes beyond just the self-storage facility. Working with Madison police and fire department staff, we have authored a variety of safety messages involving safety around the home, as you travel and health information and for your student while they are away from home, at college for the first time.

Safety Resources for You and Those You Care About

Please feel free to share any of these safety messages with those you care dearly about.

College Student "Prevention Through Education & Personal Responsibility" Program

As owners of UW campus rental properties, we have always been concerned with student safety and how sometimes either lack of education or not using common sense can place residents in an unsafe situation. When touring our rental properties, we find too often that building security or fire ... Read more

Health & Family Resources

Hands-Only CPR
Video Ironically, just a few weeks ago I and other individual were able to perform CPR and save a life. What stunned me was that 20ish people stood over the non-responsive person, offering no assistance either out of fear, lack of knowledge…? With the sole goal of educating as many ... Read more
A Place For Mom Senior Housing Resources
A Place for Mom was founded more than 14 years ago to help families navigate the maze of senior housing options. Since then, A Place for Mom has grown to become the largest senior living referral service in the U.S. and Canada. Although their company name ... Read more
Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care Resources
Since 1978, Agrace has been a nonprofit, community-based health care agency dedicated to providing expert physical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families dealing with advanced illness. Agrace is nationally recognized for its comprehensive in-home, inpatient, respite and residential care, and the hospice services Agrace Hospice Care provides in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout south central Wisconsin. With offices in Madison and Janesville, Agrace serves more than 650 patients each day throughout south-central Wisconsin.
Child Safety Seat Resources
Some three out of four child safety seats are not used correctly. The correct installation of child safety seats is often very confusing to parents, grandparents and caregivers. Changing technology in vehicles and child safety seats adds to this confusion. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers education, training and other resources on child passenger safety for the general public, health and law enforcement agencies.
 

Moving Resources

To assist you in your actual move, we have created a Moving Box Label Kit and Moving Inventory Worksheet for your use. Also to assist you in getting your home ready for sale and your move into our self-storage units, we have provided these informational flyers. Whether you rent from us or not, please feel free to print off a copy any of these resources. We hope they will make your move easier!
 

Moving & Housing Assistance

 

We Recommend Madison Property Management |
www.MadisonProperty.com

Madison Property Management (MPM) was started in 1988 and has grown to managing in excess of 3,000 apartments, condos and homes in Madison and surrounding communities. Approximately 1,100 units are in the downtown/UW campus area. MPM is a full-service property management company, including rental services, rent collection services, financial reporting, full-service general maintenance (carpenters, painters and custodial persons) and real estate sales services. With a staff of over 100 professionals, MPM can meet the needs of both commercial and residential property owners in the Dane County area.
 
 
 

Utility Connections & Home Repair Vendor Resources

Moving into a new home can involve a seemingly endless list of details. But one visit to Starkhomes.com Moving Connections can help you check many things off your list. Their database organizes moving resources for utility providers by city and a helpful list of preferred service providers that can help work on your home.
 
 

Public Transportation Resources

 
Madison Metro
Badger Coaches
Van Galder Bus Co.
MegaBus
Amtrak
 
Dane County Regional Airport
 

Public Libraries

 

Police, Fire & K9 Agencies

 
Dane County Sheriff
City of Madison Fire Department
 
Madison Police Department
 
Capital K9s

Capital K9s exists to support the expansion and maintenance of City of Madison Police Department K9 Unit and to educate the community about the value and effectiveness of using dogs in police work. The Madison Police Department's K9 unit is comprised of six dogs. All of the dogs are dual-purpose dogs, trained in both narcotics detection and patrol work (building searches, tracking, etc.) Five of the dogs are assigned to patrol services, and one is assigned to the West District Community Policing Team.

Wisconsin K9 SOS Search and Rescue, Inc.
Wisconsin K9 SOS Search & Rescue responds 24 hours a day when requested by a public safety agency, and we do not charge for our service. K9 SOS will respond anywhere in Wisconsin and will assist in out-of-state searches when requested by another search organization or public safety agency. Our team will search for lost or missing persons and do cadaver work in the following areas, but will not search for escaped criminals or persons who may be armed or dangerous.
 

Travel Wisconsin Trip Ideas

Wisconsin offers a wealth of attractions for every season. Here are just some of helpful sources to plan your next getaway:

Other Resources

 
Storage industry information from the Wisconsin Self Storage Association:
http://www.wiselfstorage.org/
 
For local information, news and weather:
http://www.madison.com/
http://www.channel3000.com/
 
 

Furniture Donation Services

Donation Centers Location and Contact Items Accepted
Agrace Thrift Store 118 Junction Road Madison, WI
(608) 833-4556
www.agrace.org/thriftstore
Gently used, clean and resalable items only, such as clothing, furniture, house wares, linens, books and collectibles
Habitat for Humanity Restore 5906 Odana Road Madison, WI
(608) 442-9919
www.restoredane.org
Cabinets, construction materials, fixtures, tools and supplies, appliances (10 years or newer and 100% working condition), tile (new only), carpeting, vinyl flooring (Carpet and vinyl must be new and at least 36 sq.ft), lumber and trim (at least 6′in length), plywood, drywall, Styrofoam (must be at least a half sheet)
Goodwill - Madison West 4530 Verona Road Madison, WI
(608) 271-0048
www.goodwillscwi.org
Computers (working and non-working), clothing, furniture and household items in clean, working condition.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul 6301 Odana Road Madison, WI
(608) 278-2924
www.svdpmadison.org
Clothing, furniture and household items in clean, working condition.
Notes: Many of these donation centers provide "Donation Pickup Services". Remember that there are many items that these centers will NOT take. You may want to call first to find out any rules or restrictions regarding prohibited items.

Recycle & Disposal Services

Recycle and Disposal Location and Contact Items Accepted
All Metal Recycling 1802 S. Park St. Madison, WI
(608) 255-0960
www.allmetalsrecyclingllc.com
Aluminum cans and other scrap metals such as lead, stainless steel, copper wire, iron and more.
Best Buy - West Madison
132 W. Towne Mall Madison, WI
(608) 833-2204
www.bestbuy.com
Most electronics and large appliances, with a few exceptions, and will take them at no charge.
Clean Sweep7102 US Hwy 12 Madison WI
(608) 255-0960
www.danecountycleansweep.com
Hazardous household materials such as Oil-Based Paints and Paint-Related Products, Pesticides & Poisons, Household Products Containing Organic Solvents, Ignitables, and Aerosols, and Rechargeable Batteries.
City of Madison (Residents Only)1501 W. Badger Road Madison, WI
(608) 266-4681
www.cityofmadison.com/streets/recycling
Brush, building materials, recyclables, appliances, computers & electronics, scrap metal for recycling, furniture, carpeting, tires without rims, and small tree stumps, refuse, styrofoam.
Madison Recycling Center200 Fish Hatchery Road Madison, WI
(608) 251-2115
www.countyofdane.com
Most grades of paper; glass, metal and plastic containers; lead-acid batteries. Pick up services for large and small accounts of paper. All non-ferrous, some ferrous metals
Consignment Shops Location and Contact Items Accepted
Another Home Furniture 6621 Century Ave Middleton, WI
(608) 836-8123
www.anotherhomefurniture.com
Furniture for sale on consignment