The key to an easy move is organization and having a self storage unit can make moving far easier. When we last moved, my husband and I had 14 days from the day we accepted the job at Spacemall Storage to the day we needed to start work here. We had to transfer our entire lives from Illinois to Pennsylvania, pack up a two-bedroom apartment, and train our replacement at our new job. It was a … [Read more...] about How A Self Storage Unit Makes Moving Easier
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Finding an Apartment near Oaks
One of the things we hear from storage renters regularly is how hard it can be to find a decent place to live in the Oaks area. Our go to move has been to send them to our friends at Eagle Stream apartments in Eagleville or Mill Grove in Audubon. Then, this week we got a look at the new Parkside Providence Town Center Apartments in Collegeville. We were impressed! Now, whether you are … [Read more...] about Finding an Apartment near Oaks
How to Save Money on Self Storage
Do you know how to save money with self storage? With the economy making people nervous, most people are looking for ways to save money. We get it. Eggs are expensive, so we thought we'd give you some ideas how to save money with your storage unit. There are always going to be people who say to just get rid of it, but they aren't always right. Sometimes, the stuff people keep in a storage … [Read more...] about How to Save Money on Self Storage
Do I Need A Storage Unit When Buying a New House?
When you start thinking about buying a new house, the list of things you need to consider can be overwhelming. How do I find a realtor? Where do I look for my new house? How do I sell my old house? Do I need a moving company? Do I need a storage unit? Okay, that last one probably wasn’t at the top of you list, but you might want to add it. Do I need a storage unit for staging when I sell my … [Read more...] about Do I Need A Storage Unit When Buying a New House?
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
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?
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 … [Read more...] about How Much Storage Space Do I Need?