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I Have No Room to Store All of My Awesome Wedding Gifts…What Can I Do?

By Storbox Self-Storage on November 9, 2016 - Comments off

wedding-giftsEvery year in the U.S., more than two million people cross the threshold into marital bliss. Do you realize what that means? That means there are literally millions of wedding gifts purchased each and every year. While special snapshots from your special day can be stored in photo albums, what’s a newly married couple to do with all of the new (and sometimes large) gifts their friends and family so graciously purchased to help congratulate them? Let’s think about this for a minute or two…

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Where to Store those Halloween Memories Once the Kids are All Grown Up…

By Storbox Self-Storage on November 2, 2016 - Comments off

halloween-pedestriansWhat do a pint-sized pumpkin, a fairy with glitter wings, a wise-crackin’ raccoon, and a stormtrooper from a galaxy far, far away all have in common? They’re all children’s Halloween costumes, and you’re bound to see them trotting down the sidewalk this All Hallows’ Eve. Every year, children of all ages look forward to October 31st so they can dress up as their favorite characters, go trick-or-treating around their neighborhood, and score sacks full of delicious, sugary candy. It’s a tradition that’s only grown more and more elaborate each year, making Halloween a multi-billion dollar industry.

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So Much to Store, and So Little Space! How to Properly Store Athletic Gear

By Storbox Self-Storage on October 26, 2016 - Comments off

baseball-storageWell, the school year is under way and that can only mean one thing for parents of student athletes – it’s time to shuffle from one sport to the next as fall sports segue into winter and eventually spring. If your athlete plays multiple sports, you’re probably all too familiar with the revolving door of athletic equipment that always seems to be shuffling through your home. However, unless you have ample storage space in your garage or attic, chances are good that your athlete’s sports gear is cluttering up a section of the house. So what’s a parent to do when they have too much to store and not enough space? The solution is simple – a self-storage unit. This is an inexpensive way to gain some extra space to store sports gear in a clean and safe environment. Before you pack the sports gear away though, here are some tips on how to properly store your items…

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Fall Clothes Are Out (of Storage), Summer Clothes Are In (Storage)

By Storbox Self-Storage on October 19, 2016 - Comments off

Alternative to Stacks of BoxesAs 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…

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Dusting the Cobwebs Off of the Spider Webs…

By Storbox Self-Storage on October 10, 2016 - Comments off

halloween-decorationsTis 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.

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Packing Up Summer and Unpacking Tailgate Season!

By Storbox Self-Storage on October 3, 2016 - Comments off

bbq-grillIt’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.

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How Tetris Taught Us to Organize Everything More Effectively

By Storbox Self-Storage on September 26, 2016 - Comments off

tetrisIf 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!

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BRUCE BANNER’S PURPLE PANTS STORAGE PROBLEM

By Storbox Self-Storage on September 19, 2016 - Comments off

hulk-pantsHave 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?

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Fall Flavors Are Just Around the Corner, But Where Can I Store My Summer Wine?

By Storbox Self-Storage on September 14, 2016 - Comments off

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 »

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What to Do When You’re Downsizing Your Space

By Storbox Self-Storage on September 8, 2016 - Comments off

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 »

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