As sad as we may be to see it go, summer is gradually coming to an end. That means saying “goodbye” to swimsuits, shorts, and sandals until next year and “hello” to sweaters, jackets, and boots. If you don’t have room at home to store your seasonal clothes year-round, a self-storage unit is a good option. Here are some best practices for properly storing your seasonal clothes…
Tis the season for decorating. Whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, most people can relate to the idea of packing up everyday items to make way for seasonal decorations that turn the home into a festive space for celebrating. First up on the docket, Halloween.
It’s that time of year again! Football season has begun and your favorite pro and college teams need you and your fandom more than ever on the sidelines. Maybe you splurged and picked up a new jersey or two, or maybe that team-themed cooler at your local sporting goods store just had to head home with you before next week’s game? In any event, tailgating season is upon us and, while the garage may be a nice place to store a few extra items here and there, can it really accommodate those items AND your team gear? With summer officially in the rear view mirror, it’s time to pack up the beach toys, folding chairs, and anything else you won’t need during Fall, and find a storage solution that will allow you to keep everything organized, safe, and sound. But what’s the best way to do this? Simple – renting a storage unit like the kind we offer at STORBOX in Pasadena.
If you remember playing the original Nintendo console, chances are you remember playing the addictive puzzle game known as Tetris. As a result, have you ever found yourself humming the game’s theme song while you were packing boxes, loading up a small car, or organizing your storage space? Well there isn’t really any coincidence, Tetris, a video game, taught you how to effectively and efficiently organize your space way back then, and you’re still benefiting from that even now!
Have you ever wondered where Bruce Banner (aka “The Incredible Hulk”) keeps the stockpile of purple pants he manages to tear through on such a frequent basis? Every time he gets angry and “Hulks out” he rips through a perfectly good pair of purple pants. Where do you think he stores them all? Unless he’s incredibly talented with a sewing machine, he probably has multiple pairs of these iconic pants hidden away somewhere. Since Bruce is a member of The Avengers, you would naturally assume that he keeps all of these reserve pairs of pants at Avengers Tower. However, Avengers Tower is already packed to the gills with Iron Man’s armor, Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, and a TON of other gadgets and weaponry that the team needs to help save the world. Sadly, super stretchy purple pants don’t make the cut in terms of what can and cannot be stored at Avengers Tower. So what’s poor Bruce to do?
Summer is coming to a close, and the crisp flavors of Chardonnay and Riesling are about to be out of season. Soon it’ll be time to stock up on your favorite Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and Merlot for the coming autumn months. However, that leaves you with a very important task – where to store all your unused bottles of wine? Chances are if you’re a wine collector and don’t have a designated wine cellar in your home, storage space is probably somewhat of an issue for you.
The Wine Grotto – All Your Wine Storage Needs in One Convenient Location
Here at STORBOX, we not only specialize in helping you store common household items that you don’t simply have room for anymore, but we also are well equipped to take care of wine too! Our climate controlled Wine Grotto is just the space you’re looking for. Designed by professional wine consultants and engineers, our facility has all the storage space you’ll need to house bottle after bottle of wine you just haven’t had a chance to enjoy yet. From storage that ranges from lockers that hold up to 8 cases, to walk-in 440 case cellars, you can be confident that our Wine Grotto can store your wine safely, properly, and discretely. Read the rest »
Relocating to a new area can be a daunting and stressful task. This especially rings true if you’re a kid. Moving to a new home or a new school is a big change, and adjusting can be difficult. Trying to turn your new space into a home is something that takes time. Unfortunately, not all spaces are the same and, in some circumstances, people move into smaller homes, leaving an abundance of household items that remain in boxes. Sometimes when we downsize, we can weed out items we don’t need and simply get rid of some of the clutter that formerly filled up a larger home. However, more often than not, a lot of the items that you held near and dear to your heart, and that you no longer have room for in your new home, need a place to stay sit until you’re able to incorporate them into your home decorating again.
Carefully Packing Old Items is the Key to Preserving Them
First and foremost, when storing any item, be sure that the item is properly protected with the right type of packaging. This means that any fragile items are carefully and fully wrapped in packing paper or bubble wrap in order to avoid any moving or storage damage. If an item is breakable, you’re going to want to wrap it in bubble wrap to preserve it for the long haul. Another thing to be mindful of is the organization of your packages. Carefully labeling the contents of your boxes in detail can help assess the placement of boxes when being put into storage. Basically, if you have a box of delicate wine glasses, you’re not going to want to place that box below your collection of bowling balls. By properly labeling all boxes, you can help ensure that your items are safe and sound in their new storage space. Read the rest »
It’s that time of year again; you’re going through your closets, attic, basement, and garage sifting through countless things that you’ve yet to let go of or have found little reason to use. You want to make room for that new big screen, or have a better spot for your growing comic book collection, but all the space you have is currently occupied. But face it, most of these things you’ve held on to over the years have a sense of purpose or meaning that’s just too important to let go of.
Our Pasadena Based Self Storage Facility is Right around the Corner!
Here at STORBOX, our facilities can suit your every storage need. We have a variety of options for keeping your heirlooms and other items safe and sound. Some possessions are just too valuable (memory-wise) to dispose of, and we can help you safely store them until you need them once again. Our facility is equipped with climate controlled units to adequately preserve sensitive items – whether it’s antique wooden furniture, instruments, or even important documents. On top of that, our facility is also secured with electronic keypads, equipped with 32 on site cameras, and each individual unit has its own designated alarm. Read the rest »
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 »