Articles like this one tell people on a regular basis that a storage unit is an unnecessary expense and is contributing to the "clutter" in your life. And that might be true if you are living in a home with lots of space and have storage space in it. But the reality is that buying a bigger home for your children, your spouse and all your stuff is outside of many people's budget. So what do you … [Read more...] about Can You Afford NOT to Have a Storage Unit?
If you're like most people these days, when you need to find something new, you likely head to the computer, tablet or your phone to search the web for what you need, but is that always the best way to find exactly what you need? Do you want to trust a bunch of random strangers to tell you the truth about their experience? Do you want to sift through all the ads to get to the information you … [Read more...] about Best Ways to Find Storage Near Me
For a small business owner, growth can be a terrifying and difficult proposition, but renting a self storage unit may be one way to alleviate some of the issues. Your small business may benefit from renting a storage unit if: Space is one of your constraints. Especially for retail outlets, space for added inventory or to expand the product lines you offer may be at a premium. Retail space is … [Read more...] about Why Your Small Business Needs a Storage Unit
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?
One of the most common pieces of advice for people selling their homes is to "stage" the house for visitors. But what exactly does that mean and how do you do it? Chances are even if you are selling your house, you love it, or at least you did at one time. And the goal is to encourage prospective buyers to love it that way as well. To do that, you have to find a way to get them imaging their … [Read more...] about Staging Your Home For Quick Sale: Remove the Clutter
Storage for your collectibles, from comic books to fine art, can have a huge impact on the long-term value of your collection. Sure, storing it in your old bedroom at your parents' house or in your parents' attic might be convenient, but if you're hoping to maintain or even increase the value of your collection, you may want to choose preservation over convenience. Here are some tips on the best … [Read more...] about Storage for Your Collectibles, Art to Comics
One of the reasons many people need storage units is because they simply have too much stuff. If you're like me, the idea of searching the entire house for clutter and removing it can seem overwhelming. Heck, some days I'm not sure I can get the clutter off my desk. But I don't mind it when I tackle one thing, or one area at a time. Spring seems to have sprung, at least for the next couple days … [Read more...] about Five Types of Clutter to Get Rid of Today
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
The high cost of rent, especially in high population areas like the Philadelphia region, has encouraged a lot of people to get creative with small houses and living in small spaces. We even get a few who say something like, "This is really nice. I could just live here" when they look at climate-controlled storage units. While it has never happened at a facility we manage, this video is from a man … [Read more...] about Can I Just Live in My Storage Unit?