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Collecting the Guardians of the Galaxy: A Big Job for Storage!

By Storbox Self-Storage on May 24, 2017 - Comments off

guardians-rideAdmit it: you went to see Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. Even if you didn’t, that nerdy friend of yours forced you to watch it later, and you ended up cackling at the funny parts. Well, there were a lot of funny parts. It was a funny movie. And now, a mere three years later, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is hitting theaters on May 5th.

But that’s not all. Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout is opening on May 27th. This amusement park ride will have a heart-pounding drop mimicking the infamous Tower of Terror and breathtaking views of California Adventure from the top. Plus, it incorporates an all-new adventure starring the Guardians! Read the rest »

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Things of Value: Treasure for Future Generations

By Storbox Self-Storage on May 16, 2017 - Comments off

There’s all sorts of advice out there on what you should leave your children and grandchildren someday—and most of it centers on money. Start an IRA! Invest in bonds! Create a living trust for them!

But, “not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” Often attributed to Albert Einstein, recent research indicates these wise words were written by William Bruce Cameron, a professor of sociology, in 1963. And he’s right. The kind of “value” grandparents offer children has very little to do with money.

We all wish we’d gotten to know our own grandparents better. Poignant lists of “things I wish I’d asked Grandma before she died” float around online and sit in our own hearts.

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Hey, Starving Artists – Imagine a Storage Studio Space

By Storbox Self-Storage on May 11, 2017 - Comments off

artistSo you graduated art school, or just decided to become a professional illustrator yesterday, or you hit your mid-life crisis full force. Now, you need a dedicated studio for your creative urges—but the way the housing market is looking, you won’t be able to afford that spare room. You can try to contain your creativity to a closet, or you can set up camp in a bathroom (easier to clean), or you can drag out the drop cloth in your bedroom every time you need to ART…but these are pitiful measures that cannot solve the studio space problem.

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Whether You’re a Filer or a Piler, Excess “Stuff” Is a Problem

By Storbox Self-Storage on May 3, 2017 - Comments off

No matter what age, people break down into two basic groups: “filers” and “pilers.”

The filers are usually organized, making-lists-type people. They have definite boundaries in their mental processes and tend to keep their physical domains neat, logically arranged, and color-coded. If there’s too much stuff, they consider whether they “really” need it—and if not, they get rid of it.

Pilers are the opposite type of people. Hoarders may be the extreme end of the “piling” spectrum, but all pilers usually keep things around them—even too many things—due to emotional attachments. The thought that they might need or want “it” someday keeps “it” safe from the bin. You could say that filers are the brain-based organizers, and pilers the heart-based organizers.

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What in the World Did I Just Inherit…?

By Storbox Self-Storage on April 26, 2017 - Comments off

teakettleIf your globe-trotting great uncle happens to be a collector of culturally-significant teakettles, you may find yourself one day inheriting lots and lots of teakettles. Just be thankful he wasn’t into obscure instruments of torture (of great historical value). But then again, if he was, your problem is the same: You have your own stuff. You can’t just throw his legacy away, but you definitely can’t keep it in your living room.

The history of inheriting stuff from parents and grandparents and even long-lost relatives is fraught with outrage and excitement. In ye olden days around the world, laws of primogeniture kept all the property in the hands of a firstborn legitimate son. Daughters, younger sons, illegitimate sons, and other relatives? Sorry; not for you! Notorious and vicious feuds over “who gets what after Dad dies” have plagued mankind since the dawn of time. Look no further than the Bible—or your daily newspaper. Remember the Anna Nicole Smith legal battle? Inheritance drama is still going strong!

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How to Prepare Your Washer for Climate-Controlled Storage

By Storbox Self-Storage on April 20, 2017 - Comments off

Climate Controlled Self Storage UnitProtecting your appliances is important when you keep them in storage. However, an ordinary storage unit can allow damage to your property. Your appliances need a climate-controlled storage unit to keep them safe. Knowing how to prepare your appliances for storage in a climate-controlled unit can make it easier for you to keep your property undamaged.

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Common Pests in Storage Units

By Storbox Self-Storage on April 12, 2017 - Comments off

pestStorage units can be safe places for your property. However, it is essential for you to take precautions to keep your property secure against pests.

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What You Should Look for in a Storage Unit

By Storbox Self-Storage on April 4, 2017 - Comments off

StorboxStorage units come with different features, but there are several things you should look for when renting a unit. Knowing what features you should look for before you rent can save you time, effort, and money, and prevent damage to your property.

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Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries: the Re-Gifter’s Paradise

By Storbox Self-Storage on March 21, 2017 - Comments off

giftWhether you’re parent, child, or office manager, you can agree that birthdays sometimes get out of control. The sheer piles of gifts, while delightful, can be daunting, even sobering: Do I really need all this stuff? Aren’t there starving children out there? Not to mention the invites: Who should I invite? Who do I have to invite? One of the most piquant characters you’ll find at the thrown birthday party is the “re-gifter:” That guy who just loves giving away his own stuff in the guise of a “gift.”

Re-gifters can be young or old. They can be male or female. They can have months of advance warning and still choose to wrap up that uneaten box of chocolates that was given to them last Christmas for your July anniversary. The re-gifter simply lives for the opportunity to catch hold of stuff and pass it along in a strange, generous yet stingy baseball game.

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Need to Hide That Something in a Hurry?

By Storbox Self-Storage on March 16, 2017 - Comments off

wall-home-deerImagine you’re the proud owner of a taxidermy collection. But your mother-in-law is a card-carrying member of that most enthusiastic of animal rights organizations—PETA. You once made the mistake of joking, “PETA, huh? Doesn’t that mean People Eating Tasty Animals?” at a family brunch and were subjected to a 45-minute lecture on the merits of veganism. So now that she’s coming to visit your private residence, you have a definite problem: your lovingly stuffed animal heads.

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