Thanksgiving is around the corner, and it’s about that time—you begin to prepare for the feast ahead with a plump turkey, fluffy mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Now, what makes the presentation all come together? It’s your table centerpiece, the cornucopia! It represents the bountiful harvest, and is packed with fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Everything in it is placed with care. Read the rest »
You’ve been dreading this moment for a long time. Maybe you’re a grandma or grandpa. Maybe you’re the loyal daughter to amazing, elderly parents, but it’s a stressful time for all (tell your husband to stop smiling; at least wait for them to step through the doors). It’s time to make the move into a nursing home. While these facilities offer great services for the elderly, especially those who need medical help, they might not be so accommodating about space. Read the rest »
As All Hallow’s Eve approaches, ghouls and spirits cross over to this world for their chance to finish what they could not in their lifetimes. That brings us to the ghastly haunting of a storage unit customer named Jim. Read the rest »
It’s sooooo hard to find a place to store bodies nowadays. I mean, you can try putting them in the closet, but closets only offer so much space. And what if you have more than one? The bodies are just going to pile up and then where are you supposed to put your box of receipts for tax season?
Then there’s the smell. Not only does it stink up the entire house to the point where you need a Febreze bottle for every room, but that odor also attaches itself to every piece of clothing you own, including that designer jacket you got for 60% off original price (good job, by the way). And how long are you going to tell your visitors that it’s “just the dog?” Don’t blame Griffin. It’s not his fault you’re bad with organizational management. Read the rest »
Do you remember the time your eyes first met? Time slowly came to halt as you stole a glance from across the Barnes & Noble. You waded past the crowd until you stood right in front of each other in the connecting Starbucks. The woman smiled as she dug into her purse and pulled out….a mint condition Chewbacca collectible. Read the rest »
According to a Taste of Wine, “There is no simple formula for wines being seasonal; instead, it’s a question of what wines feel like and how a wine pairs not just with food, but also with the surrounding temperature or weather.” That said, let’s dive in to what we think fulfills the “seasonal” ticket. Read the rest »
In California, there’s no such thing as “non-building season.” Therefore, construction materials are an investment. Storing your construction materials (such as bricks) properly can save you money. Read the rest »
“Corked wine” does not mean the cork is floating in the wine. It isn’t the small white crystals that sometimes form on cork. (These crystals are tartrate, a natural by-product of some wines. Tartrates are harmless.)
Instead, corked wine is wine contaminated with cork taint. Cork taint is caused by a chemical called 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA). This chemical forms when fungi (that is naturally in cork) comes in contact with the chlorides in bleach during the sanitation of winery equipment. Cork taint can infect a cellar…or an entire winery. Read the rest »
It is, hands down, your favorite piece of furniture in your home. Everything about it symbolizes relaxation and comfort.
This particular couch, however, is special. It was the first couch you ever bought, and was the first piece of furniture to grace your home when you moved in. Now, some time has passed, and your wife is thinking that the living room needs a facelift…including a new couch. Some people would become a bit blue over this type of news, but you’re feeling relieved because you have massive storage unit over at STORBOX. Read the rest »
That’s right; the zombie apocalypse will soon be upon us. Read the rest »