2011 August Archive

Don’t Underestimate Benefits of Shelving in Your Storage Unit

By Storbox Self-Storage on August 17, 2011 - Comments off

Self-storage is very handy if you are in the process of moving and need an “in-between” spot to keep your belongings, or if you just don’t have the space in your apartment or house for all the things you love. Of course, the point of storing your belongings is to come back to them, not to lose them forever. In order to avoid creating a black hole in your storage unit, you could install shelves to better organize its contents.

There are many different types of shelving, made with different materials and providing different levels of support. What you are storing will determine what kind of shelving you need. If you have various little knick-knacks, then a few simple plastic shelves could do; if you have many books and a handful of table lamps, a simple set of sturdier wooden or metal shelves would be better; and if you are storing a vehicle and multiple heavy toolboxes, then you will likely need very sturdy metal or wooden shelves. In any case, using shelving in your storage unit offers the following benefits: Read the rest »



How to Store Your Seasonal Clothes

By Storbox Self-Storage on August 3, 2011 - Comments off

If your home is short on closet space, one way to keep your closet functional is to rotate your seasonal clothes. In the spring, you can take all of your fall and winter clothes and pack them away for next year. Conversely as fall approaches, you will want to take the cold weather clothes out of storage and put the hot weather things away. Here are some tips on how to store your clothes so that they will stay looking good and be ready to wear next season.

  • First, check the garment for any stains or tears. Treat the stains and repair any damage so that when you take out the garment to wear next season, you know it is looking its best.
  • Second, launder the clothes and dry them completely. Never put damp clothes into storage because they will mildew. Read the rest »


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