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So You’re a Cosplaying Diva/Warrior/Superhero

By Storbox Self-Storage on July 18, 2017 - Comments off

cosplayIt’s almost July 20th. If you know what that means, you’ve just outed yourself.

As a nerd.

A super-awesome, pop-culture-savvy, movie-and-comic-book-loving nerd.

That’s right—July 20 through July 23 is…COMIC CON! Read the rest »

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Throwing Things into Your Unit Willy-Nilly: A Dangerous Game

By Storbox Self-Storage on July 13, 2017 - Comments off

boxesEven though there’s a charming “devil may care” style to tossing your possessions haphazardly into your self-storage unit, things can get out of hand. And not just in the sense of “What’s that under this pile of clothes? Oh! The missing motorcycle!”

No—there are other dangers. Towering overhead. Lurking in corners. And the larger the pile, the bigger the danger…. Read the rest »

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Hey, Retired Astronauts: Maybe You Could Use Self-Storage

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

astronautWe know you live in Pasadena, space-nerds. C’mon, Caltech and JPL are right there. And though rockets no longer launch out of the Arroyo Seco, you might still have a space suit or three hanging around. Or some spare oxygen tanks you tried to pack “just in case,” even though Mission Control confiscated them on grounds that “these weight/fuel calculations are the difference between life and death!” And if you do, you need a place to enshrine them. Why not a self-storage unit? Read the rest »

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The Downside of Graduating High School: Moving Out

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

Graduation5Congratulations, high-school graduates! Enjoy this brief glow—graduation is one of the happiest days of your teenage years.

As triumphant survivors of American schooling, we all know the excitement of graduating high school. Finally! The government can no longer require your butt in a chair every day (they never could capture your spirit). Will you go to college? Up to you! No one can force you to learn any longer. You can travel to Japan, or start working at the local Walmart. You’re free.* Read the rest »

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Message in a Bottle: Make a Time Capsule Out of Your Self-Storage

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

vintage-cameraEverything comes back into style.

In the early 1990s, the Seventies came back to life in fashion magazines, runway shows, and middle schools. The Eighties are still doing it. Stranger Things, the Netflix-original series, is set in 1983, and it’s one of the hottest shows around. Plus, Arnold was just on The Celebrity Apprentice, yah?

The stylizations of Art Deco, not content to remain in the Roaring Twenties, surged back to life in filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby of 2013. This silver screen treatment gave the flapper and her accessories another run in pop culture. Shopping in vintage or second-hand stores is now trendy. Fringed dresses are chic. Spandex jumpsuits double as pajamas. And lava lamps are forever. Read the rest »

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Is Fear of Storage Wars Keeping You Out of Self-Storage?

By Storbox Self-Storage on June 15, 2017 - Comments off

Storage WarsWhat does it take to be auctioned off on live television? Your storage space, that is.

Storage Wars made storage units into fair game. At least, as fair as possible with a script, casted characters, and planted finds. Still, it raised a good question: If my stuff is in storage and I don’t pay, can they auction off my private possessions on live TV? Read the rest »

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Honey, Your Man-Cave Is Out of Control

By Storbox Self-Storage on June 7, 2017 - Comments off

man-caveMankind has long searched for a place to lean his hairy back against a squishy chair and sigh happily. Mankind has yearned since inception for a man cave, where man-meals and man-stuff may be taken and kept sacred.

Husbands, boyfriends, fathers, brothers, sons, male cousins, and anyone with enough testosterone to qualify all need their space. Online sources are glad to give advice as to what “should” be in a man cave: giant hammocks, stackable refrigerators, a wall of plaid [shirts], a bar that dispenses only liquor, bean bag chairs, a pile of bacon, etc.—the list goes as high as man’s imagination. Read the rest »

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How to Prepare Your Leather Furniture for Climate-Controlled Storage

By Storbox Self-Storage on June 1, 2017 - Comments off

sofaProtecting your valuables is important when you keep them in a storage unit. However, an ordinary storage unit can damage your property. Your leather furniture needs a climate-controlled storage unit to keep it safe. Knowing how to prepare your leather furniture for storage in a climate-controlled unit can make it easier for you to keep your property from problems.

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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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