1. Why do I need Climate Controlled Storage in Summer?

    When warmer temperatures arrive, so do the customers looking for drive-up storage units. Sometimes, it's to store outside gear, like lawnmowers and motorcycles, so outdoor storage makes perfect sense. But sometimes people are looking to store an entire household. Summer is, after all, the busy season for buying and selling a home.Those folks always seem surprised when I ask them if they've conside…Read More

  2. Five Reasons Oaks Loves 422 Spacemall Storage

    Here at Spacemall Storage, we're thankful for another great year with the best customers anyone could ask for and we're proud to say that our customers love us too. Why? We asked our customers what the best things about Spacemall Storage were and we were happily surprised by the answers we received. Convenient Gate Hours Some storage facilities seem to forget that the most important things to cust…Read More

  3. How Much Storage Space Do I Need?

    One of the most frequent questions I hear when people rent a storage unit for the first time is "How much storage space do I need?" There are all kinds of charts and graphics on various self storage websites the claim to tell you exactly what size storage you'll need based on how big your house is or how many boxes you are planning to store, but the truth of the matter is no one really knows. I li…Read More

  4. Storage Options: Paper or Plastic?

    Remember the debate about paper and plastic in terms of grocery bags? The debate rages on in storage and moving with paper actually being cardboard and plastic being plastic totes. Which one is better for moving and storage? Here are some facts and factors that should help you decide which is better for you personally. Like grocery bags, the rights answer is not necessarily universal. Expense When…Read More

  5. What NOT to Store:Personal Information or Things You Can’t Replace

    As a storage manager, one of the worst things I ever have to do is auction a storage unit. It always means the facility is losing money, because no one ever pays as much for your stuff as you would, and it means that someone is losing their stuff. And it's heart-breaking But it is even worse when the person whose stuff was sold comes back a few months later and asks about the things they lost and …Read More

  6. Five Things to Do Before Renting Storage

    essentials-596fad2442687 When you are considering renting a storage unit, it pays to do your homework. Storage unit pricing can vary wildly depending on the size and amenities you need and the location of the storage unit. If you do these five things before you rent a storage unit, you can save yourself time and money. Purge Even the most affordable storage units can get expensive if you fill them…Read More

  7. Using a Storage Unit to Plan Your Move

    One of the newer ways that storage customers are using storage units is to help them plan and organize before a move. For people who are planning a move three to six months in the future, renting a storage unit BEFORE the move can be a great way to declutter their home before listing it for sale and to organize the belongings they intend to take to their new home. The process is fairly simple. The…Read More

  8. 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 pe…Read More

  9. Sharing a House or Apartment

    Whether you are moving in with your significant other or just sharing an apartment with a friend, one of the first arguments roommates often run into is about space. Determining how you are going to share a shared living space is a decision you might want to discuss BEFORE you sign the lease, but if you didn't plan ahead, no worries, we can help. Before you decide to tear up the lease, look for a …Read More

  10. Using Self Storage to Prep for a Move

    Moving can be one of the single most stressful events a person faces, but there are ways to make the move a little bit easier. The first step is to downsize as you prepare to move. Take a good look through the house, the garage, and even the storage shed to determine what things will be necessary or useful at your new home. Now's the time to get rid of those clothes that are too small, the fondue …Read More