Aug
25
How to Set Up Your Rental Storage Units For Easy Access

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Is your home becoming overcrowded with things you don’t use? Storage units can help you save space and your belongings! Rental storage spaces offer surveillance, vehicle storage, climate control, and easy access to your belongings. However, storage units can become over cluttered even for those who aren’t pack rats! People who don’t prepare typically dig through their boxes to find what they’re looking for. This can take hours, so preparation is crucial. If you’re accessing your rental storage units regularly, having an access plan is key. Here are tips for how to set up your rental storage units for easy...

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Aug
10
How Ecommerce Companies Run Their Business From Personal Storage Space

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In the days of old, business owners would have a brick and mortar store to stockpile their inventory.

But with the rise of e-commerce businesses, owners are finding they're not able to find a place for their inventory.

If you're one of these business owners, you are looking for an efficient and convenient way to keep all of your items in one place. You may currently be using an unused room in your home, or stockpiling things in random places throughout your personal space.

But there are other options. Read on to learn how personal storage spaces are the ideal...

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May
01
5 Creative Uses for Your Storage Unit

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It's impressive what you can do with a small, box-like space when you add a little creativity into the mix. A self-storage unit is a great example of this. Does an oversize closet really just have to be used for storing the things you no longer have room for?

Actually, no! Self-storage can offer more than just extra space for your things. With a little bit of out-of-the-box thinking, you can find many uses for self-storage that don't have anything to do with the storage part.

Keep in mind, how you use a unit depends on your needs and...

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Apr
21
How Self Storage Units Can Save You Money

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Is your home getting too small because of all of your possessions?

You are not the only one who is in the same overcrowded boat. Businesses, students, and families are now using storage units to save money while keeping their belongings safe.

Now your are probably wondering, "How will investing in storage units actually save me money?"

The answer is quite simple. While living expenses are getting bigger, so is rent. Storage units are a cheaper alternative to keeping all of your possessions without being forced to pay for a bigger rent just because you have...

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Mar
17
9 Safe Storage Tips for Long-Term Trips

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Adventures are best when they are long. Longer than a month, preferably. If you spend more time in a place, you can get to know the people and the cultures better. And, who knows, you may even make some lasting friends.
But when you go on long adventures, especially ones that last longer than a year, you may want to keep your belongings in a safe place. Safe storage exists. And you can definitely keep your stuff dry and safe from many kinds of liabilities.
But what are the ins and outs of storage, especially if you...

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Feb
23
How to Organize to Get More from Your Storage Space

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1. Get rid of your stuff. Your storage space goes further when you have less to put in it.

Whether you subscribe to the Marie Kondo The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up ethos of everything you own should bring you joy…

… or opt for the more ruthless "well, this is big and heavy. Definitely not storing this" approach, you want to try and get rid of as much of your stuff as possible before you even get to your new storage space.

Why?

Well for starters, it’s going to make your life a lot easier. The less...

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Jan
05
5 Security Factors To Consider When Choosing A Padlock For Your Storage Unit

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It is no easy task to choose the appropriate padlock for your storage unit, so this action should be treated with the utmost importance. The padlock that you choose to secure your storage unit will effectively help determine just how safe your belongings are. I am sure that there are people who think that a padlock will not be necessary, especially if the storage facility you are using already has safety precautions in place. However, one can never be too certain, which is why it is necessary to employ the use of a secure padlock. In order to find...

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Dec
19
The Light Side of Storage - Christmas Storage Cartoon

Do you think they know? Come on... of course they do. Or do they? After going through the attic, the garage, your bedroom closet,  and looking under every single bed. They think they know you have use your self storage unit to hide all those presents. But don't flinch, because they will know it right away. Keep a straight face and make they wonder... you will have the last laugh.

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Nov
02
How to Organize Your Business Inventory in Storage

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Whether your business is large or small, you may find that you are unable to accommodate the bulk of your inventory at your retail location. Alternatively, you might not have a dedicated retail location if you merely manufacture products and you contract with distributors to sell it or you rely solely on an online store for sales.

Of course, maintaining a storage warehouse may be beyond your means, and you simply may not need that much storage space. In this case, using a self-storage facility could provide the perfect solution. It will certainly save you money over leasing or buying...

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Sep
29
How to Take Inventory and Categorize Your Stored Items

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We live in a consumer society. This means we are encouraged to spend our disposable income on products designed to make our lives better, fuller, and more convenient. Over time, this could lead to a house full of items you rarely use, but that you don't necessarily want to get rid of because you know you'll use them at some point.

This can leave you with a very cluttered home interior. What is the solution to this problem? Do you need to find more creative storage solutions in your space, or is it time to upgrade to a larger home...

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Aug
24
4 Untold Secrets to a Successful Self-Storage Business

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There’s no denying that the self-storage industry is booming as of late, but its commercial development began all the way back in the 60s. After all, real-estate was and always will be a premier asset for businesses, households, and the government. However, just like any other commodity, it is affected by the economic law of supply and demand. Thus, opening up a self-storage business is not a guaranteed success.

Below are the essential factors you need to consider for your self-storage business model:

1. Cashflow Analysis

The cashflow analysis may determine the total profit potential of any business, which is...

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Jul
25
The US Self Storage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

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If you are interested in getting a self storage unit take a long look at self storage REITs. An REIT is a real estate investment trust, and there are dozens of real estate investment trusts in the US. One type of REIT is self storage. In the market of public self storage REITs a typical storage facility is 70,000 sq. ft. that is available to rent. As smaller storage companies move into the market they are quickly taking up 90 percent of customers. On the other hand the public self storage REITs comprise the remaining 10 percent of the market....

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May
22
Storing Valuable Artwork: 5 Factors to Consider

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It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and this definitely holds true for artwork.  Even those who admire the skill of a painter or the relative value of a piece of art may not see the beauty in the same way as other viewers, or appreciate it enough to purchase a masterpiece and turn it into a priceless family heirloom.

If you happen to be an art lover, chances are you have plenty of pieces that you need to store for later use.  Perhaps you rotate your collection periodically or maybe you collect art as...

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Mar
10
How to Protect Fragile Items While in Storage

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There are a number of reasons why you might have to place items in storage.  Perhaps you are selling your home and you need to stage it, removing personal items so that you can make your home more appealing to potential buyers.  Maybe you're just in the process of moving and the transition is taking longer than anticipated.

You might decide to travel for an extended period of time.  Or it could be that you're moving in with a partner and trying to figure out how to blend your households and dispose of items that you have in duplicate.  Maybe...

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Jun
03
6 Ways in Which the Ideal Self Storage Option Could Help You During Your Relocation

Vacating a certain location is no easy task, especially when you don’t have a solid plan and don’t know what the future may have in store for you. Even so, recent statistics introduced in a previous post indicate that no less than 43 million Americans choose to change their current location on an annual basis. Furthermore, 33% of all renters move each year and 31% of American residents decide to rent or buy a new home in a neighborhood that is closer to their office.

Self Storage Eliminates the Hassles...

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May
27
5 Reasons Why You Should Rent a Self Storage Unit Before Moving into a New Home

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Selling the house that you grew up in can be heartbreaking. However, lack of proper planning can make things a whole lot worse. What happens when you give the keys to your old place without being able to move into your new home? How can you move into a much smaller apartment without losing your mind? A great storage unit can provide the best answers to all these challenges. 8.96% of all American households rely on this solution to de-clutter their spaces. Why wouldn't you do the same? Here are five excellent reasons why you should consider renting self...

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May
20
Portable Storage Versus Self Storage: Which Option Would Work Best for You?

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Why Is the Self Storage Industry Thriving?

Moreover, according to the data provided by the Self Storage Association, the average size of a primary storage facility is estimated at 56,400 sq. ft. In other words, every single woman, man or child living in the U.S. can count on 7.3 square feet of perfectly usable self storage space. All these numbers indicate that smart storage options are the best solution that you could explore when downsizing, moving into a new home or de-cluttering your living spaces. Nonetheless, those who want to benefit from a 100% satisfying storage experience should weigh...

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May
13
How to Find a Cheap Storage Unit Located Near You in 5 Easy Steps

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At some point in your life, you may feel the need to find a new place for old personal belongings that you haven’t used in ages. If you’re not ready to sell, toss or give them to charity, consider leaving them in storage. Could you afford to rent a self storage unit? According to the data provided by the Self Storage Association, the asking monthly rental rate for a 10’x’10 unit is estimated at $118 per month, while a climate-controlled unit of the same size costs on average $151/month. Wondering how you could save some money while renting the...

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May
05
5 False Ideas about the Self-Storage Industry That Should Be Debunked Once and for All

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These days, self storage options represent the perfect solution for various categories of people who wish to deposit some of their belongings in a clean and secure indoor space. With so many appealing alternatives at hand, finding the ideal unit for you in your state shouldn’t be a challenge; after all, prospects have the liberty to choose from more than 58,000 self storage facilities that operate in the U.S. This industry is constantly growing; according to recent statistics, the occupancy rate for these facilities is estimated at 87.4% and approximately 8.9% U.S.-based households count on one self storage...

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Apr
29
Premium Amenities That Could Upgrade Your Self-Storage Experience

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Recent statistics reveal the fact that almost 1 in 10 families rely on rented self-storage space to deposit the things they no longer use on a day-to-day basis. The self storage industry is flourishing on a national scale, and giant players operating in this field are confident that this market can expand even further in the years to come, adding thousands of storage units to the market.

Coping with the Wind of Change

Nonetheless, as everyday people are constantly bombarded with numerous offers made by local self storage facilities, they realize that they can afford to be extremely...

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Apr
22
5 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Rent a Self Storage Space Tailored to Your Needs

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These days, Americans can count on no less than 2.35 billion sq. ft. of available storage space to deposit various categories of personal belongings, ranging from bedding, Christmas decorations and clothing items to RVs, cars, electronics, paperwork and expensive antiques and furniture. Leaving the items that you no longer use on a regular basis in storage could be a good call, considering the extra space and the negligible costs implied by this strategy. Here are some of the most surprising reasons why you may require a good self storage unit to simplify your work and improve your quality of...

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Apr
15
Should You Invest in a Climate-Controlled Self Storage Unit?

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At some point in your life, you may feel the need to de-clutter your home, downsize, or relocate. All these scenarios compel you to find the perfect place where you could store your personal belongings safely and conveniently. In this particular context, self storage may just be the best solution for you. Here’s the catch: self storage units vary a great deal in terms of size, amenities and prices. Modern storage spaces often come with additional features, such as climate control. At the end of the day, the most pressing question that you should answer before renting a unit...

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Apr
08
What Kind of Items Can You Actually Leave in Storage?

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At some point in your life, you may feel the need to find a temporary home for the things that you no longer use on a regular basis. Perhaps you might consider downsizing, relocating to a different city or travelling for a long period of time. All these life-changing plans will compel you to store your personal belongings rapidly, safely and conveniently. Self-storage units seem to be a great solution to your problem.

According to recent stats, there are over 2.35 billion sq. ft. of self storage space in the U.S., so chances are that you won’t have...

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Jan
14
Self-Storage Information

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When getting a self-storage unit for the first time, you may not know the process, or there may be many questions that need an answer. Here is a quick tutorial on self-storage and the basics:

What is self-storage?
This type of self-storage is housed in a facility. A self-storage unit comes in a variety of sizes and is an attached container that will store your goods. There are specialized units available based on your needs and usually have 24-hour monitoring. You will be responsible for paying a monthly fee to house your belongings and possibly an insurance fee...

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Oct
15
How to store your belongings without breaking the bank?

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During their life, a lot of people have tendency to keep things. It might be something simple, like a piece of clothing, or a person can even start collecting antiques or comic books. And since we always move around, maybe because of a job, or because of love, we find ourselves having too many personal belongings. Reasons can vary, but at one point in life we need to rent out a storage unit. And of course, you want to store your belongings without breaking the bank. Simply said, you are not ready to give...

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Nov
13
Storage Tips for Your Toys... Grown Up Toys!

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A lot of us wish we could play with our grown up toys year-round. But, weather, work commitments and distance often mean that, when the season ends, it's time to put our ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other toys away. Our storage tips can ensure that your grown-up toys are in great shape and ready for action when you are ready for them.

1. Change the oil and filter before you put it away.

A lot of people put their vehicles away with a plan to put in fresh oil and a new filter in the spring. But, this approach means...

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