December 13, 2019
The Frugal Mover: How to Save Money on Moving

Do you want to know the real reason why we hate to pay taxes? It is not the taxes themselves, but the incredible amount of work we have to do to figure out how much money we do not have. The same principle applies to moving. We have to spend money to pay for one […]

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November 14, 2019
Putting Out The Welcome Mat: Why To Have 24/7 Access to Your Unit

Before you sign a storage unit contract, you should carefully read the fine print to find out if there are any fees added for late payments and the storing of certain items. You also want to know if you will have access to your stuff 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Some businesses […]

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October 11, 2019
6 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Store Items Off-Site

Always on the look for ways to save money, many small business owners fail to see the bright financial picture offered by facilities devoted to keeping items safe and secure. The bright financial picture is called off-site storage. An affordable monthly storage plan delivers several benefits, some of which enhance the bottom line. In addition […]

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September 13, 2019
Buyer Beware: How to Detect Moving Scams

Getting scammed by any business is embarrassing enough. Having a moving company defraud you is not only embarrassing, it is also an act that can cost you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Fortunately, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides consumers with a number of tools to help them select the best moving […]

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August 14, 2019
Organizing Your Storage Unit for Success

You have accurately calculated the number of packing boxes you will need to move your stuff. You have done a good job of planning the loading of the moving truck. You have spent considerable time thinking about where your stuff will go in your new home. Now, you have one more thing to deal with […]

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July 12, 2019
Better Safe Than Sorry: Important Moving Truck Features

You’ve seen the commercials: a brand new shiny car drives down a road, while the voice-over describes the many positive features that attract customers to make purchases. What used to be descriptions about engine power and superior aerodynamic performance have changed into descriptions about vehicle safety features. Safety matters now more than ever for motorists. […]

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June 14, 2019
What Security Features Matter For Your Stuff

What is the most important factor that determines where you store your stuff? Is it the monthly payment? Does location matter the most to you? If you put some of your prized possessions in the hands of a company, doesn’t it makes sense to put security at the top of your storage unit factor list? […]

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May 14, 2019
What to look for in a facility contract

One look at many self-storage contracts, and you would think you need a CSI to decipher all of the muddled legal language. From ambiguous terms to confusing due dates, you can be left hanging by the proverbial financial thread. Although any manager of a storage business worth his or her salary should make a rental […]

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April 15, 2019
Murphy’s Law: What you need to know about storage insurance

High school sure was fun, wasn’t it? We got to learn about a bunch of laws that frankly, really have no relevance in our crazy modern world. Sure, the law of physics matters whenever you see a boulder crashing down the side of a mountain. There are also countless criminal laws that if we’re lucky, […]

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March 18, 2019
Climate Change: What does climate controlled mean in self storage?

You know about the climate change debate and how it has ripped apart families from Chicago to Timbuktu. However, you might not know that a similar, if less heated debate is going on concerning the climate change happening in storage units located across the globe. The climate change inside facilities dedicated to keeping personal and […]

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