Creating a new home office Suddenly, everyone is creating a home office. In March when the original stay-at-home order was sent out for Pennsylvania, most of us assumed it would be for just a few weeks. Now, 12 weeks into the global pandemic, many companies are telling workers that telecommuting may be a long-term option. But how long can you use the kitchen table as your office before you … [Read more...] about Creating a Long-Term Home Office
Back-to-School Storage Options: Where Do I Put This Stuff?
Every parent knows that school supplies are cheapest before school starts, but buying them in bulk before the school year starts can also be problematic. Where are you going to store them? How do you keep the kids out of them until it's time for school? With longer and longer lists of necessary supplies, it can be tempting for most parents to buy just what their children need the first day of … [Read more...] about Back-to-School Storage Options: Where Do I Put This Stuff?
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 … [Read more...] about Why do I need Climate Controlled Storage in Summer?
Planning Your Summer Storage: Don’t Sell It, Store It!
As the sun starts to shine for the spring, it can be tempting to clear ago the garage, basement or even the living room with a huge yard sale. But before you sell off your stuff for pennies on the dollar, it's time to ask yourself some questions. Will I need it again? There are some things that actually belong in storage. Your winter sports gear, your luggage and Christmas decorations can all … [Read more...] about Planning Your Summer Storage: Don’t Sell It, Store It!
Tidying Up Doesn’t Mean Getting Rid of Storage
One of the most popular Netflix series so fat this year has been "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," a program that encourages people to take a more Buddhist approach to clutter and be thankful for the things they have. Friends asked if I was worried about the impact it might have on the self-storage business. Not at all and here's why: Getting rid of clutter is not the same as getting rid of all self … [Read more...] about Tidying Up Doesn’t Mean Getting Rid of Storage
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 … [Read more...] about Five Reasons Oaks Loves 422 Spacemall Storage
Ready for Shore Season? Where’s Your Winter Gear?
After what seemed like the winter that would never end, May brought in above normal temperatures -- at least for a little while-- and it's time for most of us to head to the Shore for some sun and sand. Memorial Day weekend may have been the official opening of the Jersey Shore, but if you still have your winter stuff lying around it can be hard to be ready for summer, sand and surf. Take these … [Read more...] about Ready for Shore Season? Where’s Your Winter Gear?
When Disaster Strikes: What Do I Do?
No matter where you are in the United States, or maybe in the world, you can face some kind of disaster. Whether it's four Nor'easters in four weeks, flash flooding, hurricanes, or just a broken sewer pipe in your apartment, disasters strike, usually at the worst possible moment. That's probably why we call them disasters. Just today I was speaking with a new tenant who needed storage because of … [Read more...] about When Disaster Strikes: What Do I Do?
What is Climate Controlled Storage?
One of the questions that I ask potential customers that sometimes leaves them stumped is, "Do you need climate controlled storage?" Many people just say no, thinking this is an attempt to upsell them to something more expensive than what they actually need, but a few of them ask what climate control storage is and why they might need it. There are several reasons why you might opt for climate … [Read more...] about What is Climate Controlled Storage?
Where do you store? Location, Location, Location
The old adage in real estate is that the three most important things are location, location, location. The same can be said about storage facilities. There are a lot of things you should look for in a storage facility, as we have mentioned here when we talked about why you want a local storage facility not a big chain and here when we told you what to look for in a storage unit. But for many … [Read more...] about Where do you store? Location, Location, Location