When people are looking for self storage there are a lot of questions that they ask, but more often than not what they don't ask is, "Am I paying for things I don't need?" Here are three self-storage amenities that people often base their buying decision on, but may not necessarily need. 24 Hour Access Almost every new tenant we have asks about our access hours. Many of them start with, "So … [Read more...] about Three Self Storage Amenities You Think You Need, But Maybe Not
Climate Controlled Storage Oaks
Navy Veteran Living In Denver Storage Unit
According to news reports, a Denver veteran has spent the last two years living in a climate controlled storage space there. In fact, the report from Denver's KMGH says that there are at least three people living out of the storage facility where Chris Cline and his dog spend their days. Though what Cline is doing is illegal, and is problematic for the storage company because of the legal risks … [Read more...] about Navy Veteran Living In Denver Storage Unit
Five Things Worth Paying to Store
It's not uncommon for finance gurus to tell people that there is never a reason for a storage unit, but there are good reasons to pay for storage when your house is just not quite big enough to keep the things you need. Here are five things worth keeping even if you have to pay to store them. 1. Anything You Will Use Again within 6 Months One of the single most common uses of storage is to have a … [Read more...] about Five Things Worth Paying to Store
Mistakes People Make In Hunting For Storage Units
No one likes to think about the possibility that they made a mistake in hunting for a storage unit, but sadly many people do. Here's a look at the top five mistakes people make and how to avoid them. 1. Making Initial Price Your Determining Factor We get a lot of calls from people who say, "Your competition offers the first month free. Do you do that?" and I almost always answer, "No." For many … [Read more...] about Mistakes People Make In Hunting For Storage Units
What Questions Should You Ask When Renting a Self-Storage Unit
If you've never had a storage unit before, knowing all the questions that you should ask can be difficult. So here's a little primer on things you should ask your storage facility. If you don't like the answers, or they can't answer them, you might want to find a new facility. What security precautions do you have in place? Sure, your storage unit has a lock on it, but what kind of lock is it? … [Read more...] about What Questions Should You Ask When Renting a Self-Storage Unit
Growing Your Business? Spacemall Can Help
It sometimes surprises people when we tell them that businesses are among our biggest customers. Usually, they'll think about it for a minute or two and say something like, "Oh, you mean the lawn care guys who park their vehicles there?" Sure, that's some of it. We have lots of contractors and lawn care companies who use our self storage facility to store their gear and extra vehicles, but that's … [Read more...] about Growing Your Business? Spacemall Can Help
Why Would I Want Drive Up Storage?
At 422 Spacemall Storage, we offer two basic types of storage: drive up and climate-controlled. For people who have never used storage before, it can be hard to decide which one is best for you, so let's take a look at drive up storage and talk about reasons you might select drive up storage. Drive up storage, sometime called outdoor storage, is what most people think of when they imagine storage … [Read more...] about Why Would I Want Drive Up Storage?
How Does a Self-Storage Facility Work?
Sometimes when you've never used a service, you might not know how it works. But if you're like me, asking seems silly, so you just avoid using that service. Since we know that, we thought we'd give you a short tutorial on self-storage facilities and how they work. How long do I have to stay? Most storage facilities have a lease that tells you all the basic rules of storing things there. It will … [Read more...] about How Does a Self-Storage Facility Work?
Who Regulates Self-Storage Facilities?
Ever wondered who makes sure that storage facilities are obeying the rules? While it varies a little bit from state-to-state, the rules for self-storage are ultimately decided by your state legislature. Here in Pennsylvania, self storage facilities operate under the rules set forth in the Pennsylvania Self Storage Facility Act. The Pennsylvania law was originally adopted in 1982, but it was … [Read more...] about Who Regulates Self-Storage Facilities?
An Alien on the Billboard: Getting to Know Spacemall
If you've ever stopped by 422 Spacemall in Oaks/Phoenixville or seen the Spacemall Morgantown billboard on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, you may be wondering about our big green alien. Even though that friendly alien has been waving hello and pointing customers to Spacemall for almost three years, he has yet to tell us his name. So why do we let him serve as our mascot and tell you about all things … [Read more...] about An Alien on the Billboard: Getting to Know Spacemall