Four Steps to Help a Hoarder Declutter

Do you have a friend or family member who seems to be struggling with a massive amount of clutter in their home? You’ve noticed that the stacks of magazines and clutter have been growing over time, and you want to help your friend clean up and get rid of what looks like “junk” to you.  Before you do, read our …

Top 10 Ways to Efficiently Store Items

Whether you’re moving out of your home, cleaning out space for a guest, or just doing some spring cleaning, managing your self-storage space is a great way to get the most out of your unit. Having a self-storage unit is convenient and knowing different ways to effectively store items will definitely help when you’re looking for something or trying to …

Seven Tips for Storing Christmas Decorations

Storing Christmas decorations after the holidays can sometimes turn into a dreaded hurried chore because you often have more to pack than you remembered and suddenly not enough storage space. If you don’t have a plan in place the process can drag out until you find yourself deciding between watching the Rose Bowl or packing up your Christmas decorations. Let …

How to Store Camping Gear During the Off Season

Every camper needs to learn how to store camping gear during the off season. You might use your gear all summer, but where do you keep it during the winter? We’re coming at you with our best methods for keeping your camping gear in great shape — and ready for your next adventure.  Clean Your Gear First things first. After …

Seven Benefits of Drive-Up Self Storage

Among the many self storage types available today, drive-up self storage, or what we call traditional storage, remains one of the most popular because of its many benefits.  What Is Drive-Up Storage? Drive-up self storage is simply garage-like storage space that allows you to pull your truck or car right up next to the door of your storage unit to …

6 Essential Long-Term Storage Tips

There are a variety of reasons you might need long-term storage. Maybe you need to store a classic car for several years. Maybe you’re deployed or living abroad for a while. Maybe you’re saving some furniture for when you move into a bigger house. Whatever the reason for long-term storage, it’s important to have peace of mind in knowing that …

Seven Self-Storage Tips to Relieve Stress When Moving

It may feel impossible, but believe it or not, it’s actually possible to reduce stress when moving. Let’s face it, packing a house is not anyone’s favorite job; but we’re here to show you how easy it is to remove some stress during your move. If you’re in the middle of a temporary housing situation, here are seven tips to …

FIVE FAQS ABOUT CLIMATE CONTROL STORAGE UNITS

Are you trying to decide between climate-controlled storage units and traditional storage units? There can be a lot of information to sort through as you make your decision. Hopefully, we can make it easier for you by breaking it down here.  1) Climate-Controlled Storage Units Provide Regulated Temperatures In climate-controlled storage units, the temperature is consistently regulated. This eliminates temperature …

7 Tips on How to Clean out a Storage Unit

When you hear the words “clean out a storage unit,” does it make you want to scream or run far away? Whether you’re cleaning out your own unit or a unit you inherited, we know it’s not a fun job. Fortunately, we’re here to help wash away those storage-unit-cleaning blues! We’ve compiled seven simple steps to make your job as …

Best Practices on How to Store a Kayak

There’s nothing better than spending a weekend on the water sharing time with your friends in your kayak, and the best way to continue those memories is by learning how to store a kayak so you can enjoy it for many years. To keep your kayak in great shape year after year, it’s important to learn how to store a …