1. Planning for the First Frost: How to Store Your Summer Gear

    When it's 90 degrees in Phoenixville in October, it can be hard to think about the coming frost. In fact, you're probably still enjoying your patio furniture, not thinking about putting it away for the year. The lilacs are still trying to bloom and just this morning, beautiful blue morning glories were singing to the sun. But while the flowers, and the people, are trying to desperately hold on to …Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. How to respond when flood waters are rising

    Eastern Pennsylvania has taken a beating from the rain this summer and the hits just keep coming. Last month, Hershey Park and Knoebels Amusement Resort faced flash flooding at the height of the summer tourist season, forcing the parks to close and vacation to be changed. Yesterday, the King of Prussia mall was inundated with flash flood waters on the lower level and though the water wasn't deep i…Read More

  8. Cirque Du Soleil Presents Volta in Oaks This July

    When you were kid, did you ever dream of having the circus in your backyard? I may not be a kid anymore, but that childhood dream is coming true. And it's not just any circus. The best of the best, Cirque du Soleil, is coming to my hometown this July. Since Spacemall doesn't exactly have a backyard, Volta isn't in my backyard. It's at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks Fairgrounds, or ab…Read More

  9. 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 la…Read More

  10. 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