• What Does Santa Claus Have in His Storage Unit?

    22 December 2015 by
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    A man breaks into your house, eats your cookies and drinks your milk (or beer if you live in Britain), and leaves a pile of junk on your floor. On any day of the year other than December 25th, you’d call the police. On this day, however, you awaken with glee and creep downstairs to see what gifts Santa Claus left you. (more…)

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  • Pros and Cons of Living in a Storage Unit

    17 December 2015 by
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    When you think of storage units, you don’t generally tend to think of living in them. Instead, you imagine stacks of old comic books, wardrobes from the ‘70s, and exercise equipment with the price tags still on them.

    But when you consider that there are 2.3 billion square feet of self-storage space in America (which means 7.3 square feet of storage for every single person in this country) with monthly rental prices ranging from $50 to several hundred dollars, you can see how it might be tempting to set up camp in a storage facility.

    Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of living in a storage unit: (more…)

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  • Jet Ski Storage Tips For Newbies

    11 September 2015 by
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    Picture this: you straddle your snazzy jet ski, insert the key, push away from the dock, squeeze the levers behind the handle bars…and immediately sink to the bottom of the ocean or lake. All because you didn’t properly winterize and store your jet ski.  (more…)

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  • Tips For Moving a Fridge Without Crushing Yourself

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    How often have you been standing in front of the open refrigerator at three in the morning looking for a snack and thought: “Boy, I wish this fridge was in my bedroom?” Never? Oh, uh, me neither. Haha, what a silly thought! But if you were to move the fridge from the kitchen to another location—bedroom, front yard, storage facility—you should know that it’s just as difficult as it looks. You can mash your toes, throw your back out, smash the shelves, damage the cooling tubes, and drop it down the stairs. So I hear.

    Here are a few handy tips for moving a fridge without crushing yourself.  (more…)

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  • Fun Self Storage Statistics For Every Occasion

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    Unless you are legally or morally obligated to write a report on the self-storage industry, you’ve probably never stopped to think about all the interesting facts and figures there are on this subject. And why would you when there are more important things to ponder—like why the Venti size at Starbucks is 24 ounces when “venti” means twenty.

    It may surprise you to learn that the story of storage spans 6,000 years, includes tales of exotic, faraway lands, and features an edge-of-your-seat resistance to economic recessions. Sounds kinda like a James Cameron movie, doesn’t it? Minus the aliens, ocean liners, and cyborgs, of course.

    Check out this list of fun self storage statistics (and commit them to memory—there will be a pop quiz at the end):  (more…)

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  • Cheap and Easy Ways To Go Green With Your Storage Unit

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    Drink an entire bottle of Peach Schnapps. Go sailing in rough waters. Develop hypochromic anemia (or chlorosis if you live in the 19th century). Wear tarnishing silver jewelry. These are all excellent ways to go green, but that’s not what we’re talking about. This article is about making your storage unit more eco-friendly to do your part in saving the planet. Kind of like a superhero.  (more…)

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  • Scrap Metal Auctions: What You Need To Know

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    If you’d like to take on a fun hobby that will allow you to retire a wealthy man or woman at a young age, then buying and selling scrap metal is not the answer. If you routinely listen to Judas Priest, Metallica, and Black Sabbath, then you should know that you’ve come to the wrong place. But if you enjoy hanging out at storage facilities and scrap yards and could use some extra cash to fund your coffeehouse-chain-based-in-Seattle habit, then welcome!

    Here are a few things about scrap metal auctions that you…well, you don’t really need to know anything about scrap metal auctions…that you may want to peruse, shall we say, as you sip your Venti Vanilla Half-Caff Mocha with Whip. (more…)

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