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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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 p0eop…Read More