Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Benefits of Using Self Storage When Staging Your Home

Home StagingSelling a house can be a pretty daunting process between finding a realtor, completing all of the paperwork, finding a new place to live and making your home available for home tours. Preparing your home for the sale is the key to getting started on the right foot. Many sellers will start with painting, landscaping and updating appliances. However, decluttering and organizing your home is probably the most important step you can take. An organized home can make your home look larger and allow the potential buyer to focus in on the selling points rather than all of the clutter crammed into your space. This is where home staging comes in. Continue reading

How To Properly Store Your Washing Machine and Dryer

Washer and Dryer StorageKnowing how to store your washer and dryer properly is an essential part of keeping your appliances in top shape for years to come. Because these appliances tend to accumulate a large amount of water and lint, there are a few steps you will need to take before placing your washer and dryer into storage. If you plan to be moving your washer and dryer set to a storage unit in the near future, then follow these simple steps to keep your appliances as good as new. Continue reading

Top Reasons You Need Business Storage

Commercial Business StorageFor most growing businesses, storage becomes an issue at one time or another. Whether it’s inventory, office equipment, or archived business documents, finding a secure place to keep excess property is simply something that has to be dealt with. For those companies who are faced with finding an outside facility, commercial business storage offers the perfect solution. Here are several reasons that renting a business storage space is the best route to take. Continue reading

What Not To Store In A Storage Unit

Things Not To Keep In Your Storage Unit

As we acquire more personal items without moving into larger spaces, storage units have played an important role in helping people keep their valuables secure without taking up important room in their home. Storage space can be used to keep anything from personal vehicles to antique furniture. However, there are certain things that you shouldn’t keep in a storage unit. Here are a few of them: Continue reading

Storage Units By The Numbers Infographic

The Self Storage Association (SSA) recently updated the current facts and figures for the self storage industry in the United States. The U.S. self storage industry encompasses 52,500 storage facilities and has a market penetration in 83.9% of all U.S. counties. The industry has total rentable space capacity of 2.3 billion square feet. This equates to 21 square feet of storage for every household in America or 7.3 square feet of storage for every man, woman, and child across the nation. To put this into perspective, the total self storage rentable space is equal to 78 square miles or roughly three times the size of Manhattan. Continue reading