When it comes time to pack up our belongings to put in a storage unit, some of the first items to get cut are pieces of memorabilia. Old childhood trophies, awards and certificates, pictures we may not hang anymore—all those things that are too dear to throw away but no longer relevant to our lifestyles are often consigned to boxes and promptly forgotten about.
An exception to these packed-up accolades are the medals and ribbons earned in uniform. Military honors and uniforms from current generations and past are cherished family mementos. Instead of packing into a storage unit, many families choose to proudly put them on display in their home.
This Memorial Day, we are going to discuss ways to both display military memorabilia in a manner that commemorates, and also provide home storage that will preserve them for future generations to recognize. Continue reading
One of the most common questions we get asked is how to determine what size storage unit a person needs. Storage unit size is the number one factor in determining cost, and getting one that is too big or too small can lead to complications later on (when you may have to upgrade or downgrade and move all your personal belongings).
The problem with this question is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer (or storage unit, for that matter). Every family has unique storage needs, and your situation will influence that. That’s why we developed this handy storage unit size quiz. Grab a pen and paper and decide for yourself what will be your perfect fit. Continue reading
While it might not seem like a day set aside to honor our mothers goes hand-in-hand with self storage, we are constantly discovering new ways to cherish those we love—especially by taking a little time to journey down memory lane. Mother’s Day is a great reason to reflect on the past and the memories you share with your mother, grandmother or children. And if you are anything like most Americans, your storage is filled with boxes of old photos, family videos and even old Mother’s Day art projects.
Whether you are struggling to come up with a unique Mother’s Day gift idea, or if you are not able to spend as much money as you want to honoring your mom, it is a good idea to stop by your self storage unit for inspiration. Depending on how long it has been since you looked through your boxes, you might be surprised to find a treasure trove of possibility awaiting inside. Continue reading
Our City Storage Talk series would not be complete without a visit to the Pacific Northwest. As one of the most iconic cities on the West Coast, Seattle is the kind of place that appeals to people from all backgrounds. Popular among artists and musicians, students, young professionals, growing families and retirees, the population here is very diverse. One thing most people share in common, however, is a strong commitment to the green lifestyle. That is why storage units in Seattle are such a great option. If you want to avoid excessive waste and plan for the future, there is no better way than to rent a unit for temporary or long-term storage. Continue reading
No two storage facilities are created equally, and finding the right fit for your personal belongings can take some time. Because you are entrusting your valuables to the care of a third-party company, it is a good idea to run through a checklist of features to ensure that you are comfortable with your choice—and to find the best value for your dollar. Continue reading