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Mistakes To Avoid When Using a Self-Storage Unit

Mistakes To Avoid When Using a Self-Storage Unit

Self-storage is extremely useful for placing your things when you move, storing business materials, or helping to free-up space in your home. Obtaining a self-storage unit is a simple process, but maintaining it can take a bit of work. Here are some common mistakes to...

Top Maintenance Tips for Self-Storage Units

Top Maintenance Tips for Self-Storage Units

The self-storage industry has become very profitable over the past decade. With an annual industry income of $39 billion, it’s no surprise that approximately 9 percent of American families are using a self-storage facility at any time, considering most self-storage units run at a 92% occupancy rate. As far as other real estate investments, self-storage is at the lower end of the maintenance spectrum. That doesn’t mean it can be neglected, however. Units still need to be taken care of to have a sustainable business. 

Addressing Common Self Storage Myths

Addressing Common Self Storage Myths

As the pandemic continues to unfold, many people continue to try to find ways to remain active while stuck at home.  One of the most common trends of 2020 has been decluttering and rearranging.   Amidst all these cleanings, people have found that there are still...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Storing Vintage Vinyl Records

The Do’s and Don’ts of Storing Vintage Vinyl Records

Records are currently a prevailing trend when, for many of us, it was never really a fashion and more of a passion for collecting vintage records. From Bowie to Zeppelin, we all have our favorites, and they all hold a special place in our hearts, but there may come a...

Organization Techniques For Storage Units

Organization Techniques For Storage Units

If you are moving or looking for extra space, you should research storage units and store your items. It is important to get organized as efficiently as possible and know what is going into every box if you have to find it later on down the road.  Packing  When you...

Tips for Storing Vintage Records

Tips for Storing Vintage Records

There's no denying that listening to a vinyl record album is a unique experience to be cherished, and that's just one reason to take exceptional care of your albums. Unfortunately, caring for vinyl records is a lost art, so you may not know exactly how to keep your...

Temporary Leases for Storage Units

Temporary Leases for Storage Units

Whether you are moving, in the middle of a remodel, or simply in need of a little extra storage space, a temporary storage unit is exactly what you’re looking for. But, how do you know which company will provide you with the right space for the right price? Look no...

Creating A Storage Lease

Creating A Storage Lease

As we are all trying to get by in these tough times, many people find themselves with a lot or too much time on their hands; many are trying to find ways to save them money. So what does this mean for your rental storage unit? You may be able to renegotiate your lease...

Self Storage How To’s

Self Storage How To’s

Moving can no doubt be a stressful situation, especially when you have a ton of your valuables just lying around. Not only does this risk them being damaged, but they can considerably slow down the process of moving, and nobody wants that. This is why so many...