It’s that time of year again! With the school year underway, many students have packed up their most prized possessions and moved into dorm rooms for the next nine months or so. Though it’s often difficult for parents to say goodbye, they’re also left with a very important decision on what to do with the now vacate bedrooms left behind by their son or daughter, or maybe even both. A student moving away to college is an opportunity to turn an empty bedroom into a functional office space, an in-home gym, or even just a place to relax and read a good book. But, room overhauls like this definitely don’t happen overnight. It takes careful planning, and a dependable storage partner to help sift through the old so it can be replaced with the new. Read the rest »
There are some inventions that have truly helped mankind. Fire. The wheel. Air conditioning.
People who live and work in the San Gabriel Valley are well aware of how important that last one is. With summer now here and temperatures climbing over three digits, the heat (and the sweat) is officially on. What many fail to realize during these scorching months is that the heat doesn’t just affect people, but also their important belongings. Many items you hold dear are made out of items that can be affected by fluctuations in temperature, like leather, fabrics, or wine.
This is why STORBOX Self Storage in Pasadena has recently gone completely solar to provide environmentally friendly climate controlled storage spaces for anyone worried about their keepsakes and valuables warping or cracking due to changes in temperature and humidity. We have hundreds of storage spaces and an entire facility—The Wine Grotto—dedicated to keeping those bottles of vino you’ve collected over the years fresh and tasty for a long time. Read the rest »
STORBOX Self Storage in Pasadena is proud to announce that we have gone solar. We recently had 744 solar panels installed on our roof, which will allow us to draw all our energy needs for STORBOX Self Storage and The Wine Grotto directly from the sun. STORBOX is now home to the largest solar panel array of any private business in the San Gabriel Valley area. Read the rest »
One of the questions we’re often asked is: “What’s the best way to store breakable items?” This is a great question. We know that something like your grandmother’s fine China or your wedding champagne flutes are very special to you. If they broke, it would actually hurt you. So, how do you protect something important to you that is so breakable?
Here are some steps we recommend taking if you’re going to be packing up delicate, easily breakable, items:
• Wrap your vulnerable item with a LOT of bubble wrap. (We’re not kidding about this part. The more wrap, the better. We recommend wrapping them with enough bubble wrap that you can’t see your item through the wrapping.) Read the rest »
In all the planning and effort of packing, you may not realize that the most important supplies you’ll need is also one of the smallest: a marker. A Sharpie that fits in your pocket can be just as important as all the boxes, bubble wrap, and masking tape in the world. Why is that? Because boxes usually aren’t transparent and people don’t have X-ray vision. Labeling your boxes can save you a lot of time, effort, and even tears. Marking your box will mean that you don’t have to tear it open to find out what’s inside. Read the rest »
One part of the moving process people often forget about is choosing the right storage location for your important personal belongings. Having the peace of mind in knowing that all your household goods, furniture, antiques, and other valuables are safely protected will help your move so much. After choosing the proper self storage location, you’ll need to ensure that your items are packaged correctly. This means choosing high-quality packing boxes. Read the rest »
Moving is always a big deal. If you’re going off to college, relocating for a new job, or finally found that dream house, anytime you have to pack up your belongings is an exciting time. But, it can also be one of the most stressful things you have to deal with. Trying to decide what to take and how to get it to your new location can be difficult. The moving professionals at STORBOX can help you limit the stress many people encounter during a move. Here are some tips we give to customers: Read the rest »
It’s finally here . . . the loan came through, all the papers are signed, and you’re holding the keys to your new house. Time for the real work: moving. You’ve got to pack up the old house, rent a truck, and schlep it all over to your new address. But now, you’ve got stacks of boxes in your new house instead of furniture. This is where STORBOX Self-Storage in Pasadena comes in. Read the rest »
Moving into your new home is a big deal. It’s an incredibly exciting day, but, at the same time, it can also be one of the most stressful days. STORBOX Self Storage in Pasadena recommends that you start organizing before you start organizing. This means, think about where things are going to go and what needs to go into storage. Make a mental inventory of what you want to do with your items before getting all your boxes, bubble wrap, and tape. Read the rest »
Anyone who’s spent a significant amount of time in the San Gabriel Valley understands the ups and downs in temperature and humidity in the region. In the winter months, humidity rates can rise drastically and temperatures can dip down into the 30s. Conversely, temperatures in the summer can reach over 100 degrees and render the humidity rates non-existent. If you’re thinking about renting a self storage facility in the area, you may want to consider the option of a climate controlled storage space. Read the rest »