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Subletting Your Place While Going on a Trip – But What About Your Stuff?

By Storbox Self-Storage on December 29, 2016 - Comments off

sublet-apartmentThere are a lot of reasons you may be temporarily leaving your place; perhaps you’re taking an extended road trip, you’re going to be away on business, or you’ll be going on tour for awhile. You stand to save plenty of money (which can make your trip much easier) by using services like “airBnB” to sublet your place while you’re gone. However, this also means having strangers stay in your house. Though they are vetted, they could pose certain dangers to your property.

If you have items of value in your home, expensive and/or sentimental, you’re leaving those items at the discretion of whoever is staying over. Even if your houseguest seems trustworthy, accidents can happen, and you could come back to a place that could be drastically different than when you left, at your expense.

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I’m a Musician – How Do I Keep My Gear Safe?

By Storbox Self-Storage on December 27, 2016 - Comments off

instrument-storageIf you’re an amateur or professional musician, you’ve probably heard the horror stories; gear being stolen, or instruments being damaged, or even destroyed due to the way they’ve been stored. Instruments and other gear can cost more than most cars do, which is why storing them safely can be so crucial. Whether it’s having to purchase additional airline seats to travel with larger instruments, or having family members “baby-sit” instruments while you’re away on vacation, the fact of the matter remains the same – your instruments are important, and storing them is definitely something you have to deal with on a regular basis.

The conventional aspects of storing your stuff in an exclusive backstage area, or even in a locked van have been proven to be ineffective, not to mention belongings being stolen that are virtually irreplaceable. Even when it’s guarded by a band mate or staff member of the venue, these tragedies happen all the time.

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It’s Sweater Weather Year Year-Round at STORBOX

By Storbox Self-Storage on December 23, 2016 - Comments off

holiday-sweaterThere has been a growing trend over the past few years when the holidays come around, and that is, the resurgence of the “ugly Christmas sweater.” Many people at office Christmas parties, and family holiday gatherings everywhere enjoy sporting these fashion relics. However, you’ve been stocking up on Christmas sweaters before it was cool, and now you have enough to wear a different sweater everyday throughout December. The downside of this is that your traditional non-holiday wardrobe is now being overtaken by all these holiday sweaters. What are you supposed to do? You can’t just get rid of them, nor toss them aside for the new ones. But thankfully, you’re in luck. Because the kind people at STORBOX in Pasadena have the space you need to keep your holiday sweaters on standby.

We offer many unit selections here at STORBOX to service just about any need, big or small. If your collection is as impressive as we think, a 5’X10’ might do just the trick. If not, we have other options as well. Another thing to keep in mind when storing holiday sweaters, or any clothing for that fact, is how to keep the clothing protected and preserved from the elements. Here’s some tips:
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Santa’s Sleigh of Storage

By Storbox Self-Storage on December 20, 2016 - Comments off

santas-sleighEvery Christmas, Old Saint Nick relies on his magic sleigh and eight trusty reindeer to help deliver gifts to children all over the world. This year however, Santa has hit a bit of a conundrum. His sleigh seems to be at capacity with gifts and can’t fit anymore. What is he to do with all those extra gifts that are supposed to reach all the good girls and boys? Well luckily, Santa is ALWAYS prepared. And how he prepared for this instance was to have a reliable storage unit over at STORBOX to hold those gifts. Once he clears enough gifts from his sleigh, Santa can conveniently swing by his handy storage unit to gather more gifts to leave under the children’s Christmas trees.

When delivering as many gifts as Santa does, having a helpful organization system in place is preferred. So how does Santa Claus organize his deliveries? Here’s how:
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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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