1. 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 scho…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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 be f…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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 con…Read More

  6. 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

  7. After Christmas Storage At Affordable Prices

    Whether it's a new car or just new clothes for the kids, after Christmas storage is almost always a necessity. But if Santa broke the bank coming up with all those presents, how can you afford to store the old stuff? 422 Spacemall Storage has affordable options for storing your stuff! We get that money's tight as you start wondering what the new tax plan means for you and you have all those holida…Read More

  8. 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

  9. Back to School Storage?

    For 2017, the solar eclipse visible across most of the country represented the last hurrah of summer as students and parents prepared to head back to school. Some of the teachers I know are already back in the classroom. So did you put storage on your back to school shopping list? You didn't? I know your children's teachers probably didn't remember it, but you might want to think about it. Back to…Read More

  10. 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