You moved out of your storage unit last week and then got a bill in the mail. After a few choice curses, you call the storage facility and hopefully don't share those curses with the person who answers the phone. You may have calmed down a little bit, but you still want answers. Where did these new charges come from? As a storage manager, it's very rare for me to have to send someone a bill after … [Read more...] about Understanding Storage: Why Are There Charges After I Move Out?
There's a fair number of financial advice sites that will tell you that renting a storage unit is a waste of money, but the truth is that renting a storage unit can save you money, if you do it right. How does that monthly fee save you money? You might be surprised. Your storage unit allows you to keep things you only need occasionally. While my house isn't exactly small, I don't have space to … [Read more...] about How Renting a Storage Unit Saves You Money
It's not uncommon for finance gurus to tell people that there is never a reason for a storage unit, but there are good reasons to pay for storage when your house is just not quite big enough to keep the things you need. Here are five things worth keeping even if you have to pay to store them. 1. Anything You Will Use Again within 6 Months One of the single most common uses of storage is to have a … [Read more...] about Five Things Worth Paying to Store
Deciding to get a storage unit is often something people do because they have no choice, like their house isn't finished and all their stuff won't fit into their temporary apartment. Or, the lease on one apartment ends a week before the new one starts. For those storage customers, the question of if or when they should rent a storage unit is an easy answer: Yes and now. But what if you aren't … [Read more...] about When Should I Rent a Storage Unit?
At 422 Spacemall Storage, we offer two basic types of storage: drive up and climate-controlled. For people who have never used storage before, it can be hard to decide which one is best for you, so let's take a look at drive up storage and talk about reasons you might select drive up storage. Drive up storage, sometime called outdoor storage, is what most people think of when they imagine storage … [Read more...] about Why Would I Want Drive Up Storage?
Thinking about storing your summer car for a few months until the salt is gone and the sun is shining? Here are a few things you should do before storing a car inside. Use up the Gas If you ever had a gas-powered lawn mower or other small engine, you know that gasoline doesn't age well. To avoid having to flush the fuel injectors when you bring the car out of storage and to decrease the risks of … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Storage