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 … [Read more...] about Planning Your Summer Storage: Don’t Sell It, Store It!
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...] about Tidying Up Doesn’t Mean Getting Rid of Storage
Sometimes when you've never used a service, you might not know how it works. But if you're like me, asking seems silly, so you just avoid using that service. Since we know that, we thought we'd give you a short tutorial on self-storage facilities and how they work. How long do I have to stay? Most storage facilities have a lease that tells you all the basic rules of storing things there. It will … [Read more...] about How Does a Self-Storage Facility Work?
Now that March is here and the sun is shining (at least for today!), my mind is moving to spring cleaning and organizing. Here at 422 Spacemall Storage in Phoenixville, we're happy to help you keep your stuff more accessible and your house clutter-free with an indoor or outdoor storage unit. One of the key aspects of spring cleaning is getting rid of the winter's clutter that accumulated around … [Read more...] about Spring Cleaning? Move Your Extra Stuff to Storage
Storing your stuff in Oaks, Collegeville or Audubon this winter? With the first major Nor’easter of winter 2015-2016 set to arrive Friday and Saturday, there are things you should know about self-storage and winter. If freezing will hurt it, spring for climate controlled storage. Your outdoor self-storage unit will be hotter in the summer and colder in the winter than the air temperature outside, … [Read more...] about Storage and Winter Storms
Your instrument may be your best friend, odds are you have many fond memories of playing with friends or practicing alone. But for one reason or another we are sometimes forced to put our instruments to the side and when this happens, it is important to properly store them. Below is a bass line for safe and simple instrument storage. Know The Enemy Extreme temperatures, humidity, and dust are … [Read more...] about Tips For Storing Your Instruments
August is here and that means it's time to start thinking about back-to-school! As you start getting the kids ready for early mornings and start buying all those school supplies, it's also a good time to think about preparing stuff for fall storage. While it might not quite be time to put away the swimsuits and grills for the year, it is definitely time to think about what you need to store and … [Read more...] about Back-to-School Storage
Moving can be a stressful time. Between selling your old home, finding a new home, and all of the potential problems in between. The good news is that storage units can help take much of the hassle out of your transition. So whether you are coming to Oaks or relocating, 422 Spacemall has you covered. Making Repairs – Over the years your home has probably acquired some wear and tear. … [Read more...] about 4 Ways Storage Units Make Moving Easier
In the midst of finals and end of the year projects, figuring out what you want to do with your stuff while you go home for the summer is not high on the priority list for many college students. Then, suddenly, it's move-out day at the dorms or your apartment lease is coming to an end and you sure don't want to haul all that stuff home to your parents' house, just to have to bring it back again … [Read more...] about College Student Storage Solutions
One of the most common reasons people rent climate-controlled storage is to stage their home in an attempt to sell it. Real estate professionals often recommend that prospective sellers remove the clutter and personal mementos, photos, and even artwork. So what exactly should you remove from the house and what should you do with it? Clutter To begin seeing the property with a potential buyers … [Read more...] about Staging Your Home for Sale