Although tax season has come and gone, it is never a bad idea to re-evaluate the way you store and file personal, financial and tax documents. Document storage is something we feel strongly about—not just because you can keep many of your older files in a self storage unit, but because streamlining the way you keep and store papers is an important step in organizing your home.
Traditionally, document and file storage has been done primarily through the use of file cabinets and file folders. Those familiar beige cabinets are not the most beautiful pieces of furniture to showcase in your home, but they provide ample storage space for a relatively low cost. In more recent years, data storage has begun to replace file storage, which means that many of the documents you used to keep physical copies of can now be scanned and stored online.
Today, most people use a combination of low-tech and high-tech storage options—and innovations in file cabinet design mean that you can find document storage furniture that matches your décor. 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
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
Storage.com recently survived a Zombie Apocalypse in Las Vegas. Okay, well actually, as part of the Inside Self Storage World Expo, held April 3-5, we showed self storage owners how Storage.com can help them attract new customers. Our message was, “don’t be caught dead without Storage.com!”
As a storage aggregator website, we offer self storage owners an opportunity to attract new customers who come to Storage.com looking for self storage. Storage.com is also a search engine optimization tool for self-storage facilities and is leading out on the trend to make storage more intriguing to an increasingly tech-savvy consumer base.
With our Zombie Apocalypse themed message, the walking dead roamed the trade show floor, performed zombie-style fight/dances and directed attendees to get their personal Zombie Survival Kit by visiting the Storage.com booth.
As the culmination of the campaign, Storage.com guests participated in their very own Zombie Apocalypse. Guests were transported via a semi-truck limousine (affectionately named the “Land Yacht”) to a shooting range, where they were greeted by zombies. Guests then had the chance to shoot AK47s, shotguns, M4s and 9mm handguns at zombies (targets, of course).
We believe the storage industry, is making leaps and bounds in its focus on becoming more tech savvy, incorporating strategic marketing plans as well as reaching generations X and Y. We were excited to meet with innovative self storage owners who are also interested in doing things differently, in order to survive a Zombie Apocalypse or whatever else comes their way !
The Storage 101 series continues with a few tips on how to pack for a self storage unit. Unlike packing for a new home, self storage comes with a few unique challenges that make preparation your best bet. After all, you are not simply moving items from one home to another—you must take into account space, weather and water issues, protection from breakage, and accessibility for the items you need most.
Fortunately, with the right organization, you can make the most out of your storage unit without spending too much time packing or worrying about your personal effects. Continue reading