Investing In A Self-storage Unit For Your Business
6 Aug 2018

Why Should You Invest in a Self-Storage Unit for Your Business?

Successful businesses require a lot of back-end work in order for them to function as efficiently as possible. Businesses need ample space for proper documentation, inventory, tools, and other day-to-day materials without using up valuable space in their office or storefront. Having extra space opens up your business to more…

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Most Common Items Found In Storage
23 Feb 2018

Millions of people all over North America rely on self storage units to help them clear out and use space they desperately need. Other people utilize self storage units as places for items they aren’t…

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Protecting Belongings During A Storm
4 Dec 2017

We all see the news of the aftermath of a big storm or unfortunate weather event and know what nature is capable of. Images of homes with roofs blown off, people’s belongings scattered all over…

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How To Increase Space In Your Storage Unit
28 Nov 2017

A self storage unit can greatly improve your quality of life by providing extra space around the home or office, helping you declutter, and increasing your sense of order. But simply investing in a self…

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4 Creative Ways To Use A Storage Unit
17 Nov 2017

Millions of people around the world turn to storage units and self storage facilities to store their belongings when space is at a premium around their home or office. But many people don’t realize that…

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Using Self Storage As A Workshop
13 Oct 2017

As the price of real estate continues to soar across the country, and people are finding it harder to make space for the things they want to do (run a business, comfortably store their belongings),…

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26 Jun 2017

Self storage units are a great way to declutter your life and find temporary homes for things during a move or renovation. Storage pricing varies based on the amenities you are after (such as climate control or winter storage), as well as the size of the storage unit you require. One item that is particularly tricky to store is plants. If you are a gardener or a landscaper and you are thinking about placing some of your plants in self storage, below are some things that you need to know. Who Might Need a Self Storage Unit for Plants? People who need to put plants into a self storage unit are usually people who are moving or renovating and need…

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24 Apr 2017

You’ve gone an invested some money in a self storage space. You’ve decluttered your home, made space in your office, and are feeling good about the money well-spent, but now you have to think about what you are going to do to keep the storage unit clean. Just like any other property you own or lease, it is your responsibility to keep it as neat and organized as you would like it to be. A self storage unit does require some upkeep, but the below cleaning tips will help you ensure that your storage space is always tidy and well looked after. Purge Many people invest money in a self storage unit because they think it will help them declutter…

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20 Apr 2017

Many people all over the world turn to self storage units to help them manage clutter, store important valuable items, and make space for seasonal items. The peace of mind and the economizing of space that comes from investing in a self storage unit is usually well worth the money. Storage pricing varies, depending on location, size, amenities and other factors. If you are considering investing in a self storage unit and are wondering if it makes financial sense to do so, below are some of the things to consider. Opportunity Cost When considering storage pricing, regardless of the self storage unit and facility you decide to go with, a good way to put things into perspective is to consider…

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13 Mar 2017

The number of people choosing to place their belongings in self storage units is on the rise. The space that is available to house our growing populations, their belongings and their families is shrinking and many people, short on space, are opting for storage solutions outside their homes. If you want to know why it seems like everyone you know has one, or even multiple self storage units, below are five reasons why the use self storage units is on the rise.

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27 Feb 2017

Millions of people use self storage units to great effect. As convenient ways to safely store seasonal equipment, decorations, clothing, old furniture, antiques, even inventory and other business related items, self storage units can be extremely convenient and cost effective. That being said, there are some things that are simply not fit to be stored. If you are wondering what you cannot safely store in a self storage unit, below are five items. Animals It should go without saying that keeping live animals in a storage unit is illegal and unethical, but did you know that in most instances it is prohibited by the owners of the facility to store animals that have been killed while hunting and that have…

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22 Feb 2017

There are millions of people around the world who enjoy all of the convenience and benefits of self storage units. Whether it’s for keeping the holiday decorations that they don’t want lying around the house all year, or for storing spring and summer vehicles that spend the winter in a climate controlled space, self storage can be a huge weight off your mind. That being said, there are some definite do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when trying to get the most out of a self storage unit. Self Storage Do’s Find Out if You Require a Climate Controlled Environment Certain items, especially electronics, and things with sensitive mechanical parts, often require protection from temperature extremes. This means too…

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1 Feb 2017

If you are someone who uses a self storage unit throughout the year, then you are going to want to make sure that your items are well protected from the elements. This is especially true if you live in an area of the country that experiences seasonal extremes, with high heat and humidity during the summer, and crushing cold during the winter. Below are five ways to protect your stored goods from the elements. Store on Pallets Your first line of defence should be to place everything on pallets so that it is up off the ground. During the winter, ice and snow melt may find its way under the door of your self storage unit. Water is insidious and…

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12 Jan 2017

For most of us, limited closet space is a very real thing. We can’t all have walk-in closets the size of a football field and so we are forced to choose what gets prime real estate and what has to go away. There are some things we store because we are bored with them, and there are some things we store because the season has changed. Whatever the reason you are thinking about placing your clothing in self-storage, below are some tips for keeping it safe while it’s in self-storage. Clean Them First Make sure the clothing that you are putting into self storage is clean. Not only can dirty clothing attract insects, but any stains, or marks that are…

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5 Dec 2016

For most people, the idea of storage, especially self-storage units, is fairly straightforward. You rent a unit, throw your stuff in, out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. There is actually quite a bit that goes into storing your belongings, when you sit down and think about it. Whether you have thought about it or not, chances are there are still some secrets to self-storage that you just didn’t know about. Below are five unheard of storage facts. The First Storage Units Like everything, the concept of self-storage units has a history. Self-storage began around 6,000 years ago in Xi’an, China. People would gather up their belongings, including family heirlooms and valuables, take them to what was essentially an…

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28 Oct 2016

Just because you place the word “small” before the word “business” in no way implies that the business in question doesn’t have a whole lot of business-related supplies and items to deal with. A small office space belonging to a small business can quickly become cluttered with all of the furniture, electronics and filing space necessary for day-to-day operations. Below are five small businesses you can use your self-storage space for. Independent publishing Although publishing is becoming more and more digital with each passing day, publishers still keep a lot of physical product on-hand. Books and manuscripts quickly take up a lot of space. Rather than continuing to stack books or trying to pile them into your home’s storage space,…

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10 Oct 2016

Being burglarized can be a traumatic and expensive experience, regardless of whether you are present for it or not. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, but there are certain measures that we can to take to protect ourselves from theft. This is doubly important when we are talking about a self-storage unit, because you are not there to ensure the safety of your possessions. Most self-storage providers have measures in place to ensure the threat of theft is minimized, but there are still steps you can take to protect yourself and your belongings. Below are some of the ways to help secure your self storage unit. Select a reputable company This goes without saying, but it is surprising how often…

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12 Aug 2016

Whether you are moving overseas temporarily, on vacation for a few months, or live in an area where the weather is only good enough to ride your motorcycle for a few months out of the year, storing your bike is likely a major concern. Many people, when they don’t personally have the space to store things like motorcycles, turn to outside storage facilities for help. Self-storage units are great places to store your motorcycle, but if you are worried about storing your motorcycle in a self storage unit, below is some information and tips to put your mind at ease. Choosing the right option. The main consideration to keep in mind when selecting a self storage location for your bike…

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30 May 2016

Whether you’re planning a move in the near future and require a space in which to store your furniture before you make the transition, or you’re moving your business offices, self-storage units can provide the ideal solution during the move. But beyond their initial function, self-storage units are now offering significant value as real estate assets. Investors across the globe are now reviewing the potential of buying a self-storage unit for its potential future sales value. In this article, our experts highlight what to look for when investing in a self-storage unit. Review the Surrounding Region What’s around the facility in the local area? This is an important question to consider when making the investment. Supply and demand dictates that…

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