2011 September Archive

Moving in with Someone Doesn’t Mean Getting Rid of Your Life

By Storbox Self-Storage on September 28, 2011 - Comments off

Making the decision to move in with someone is a big commitment, whether the person is your friend, sibling, boyfriend or girlfriend, fiancé or fiancée, husband or wife, or significant other. Sometimes, you both may find a place and have no problems moving all your life’s possessions in together, but most often, both people cannot fit all of their belongings under one roof. This can cause tension, frustration, and sadness during what should be an exciting time in one’s life. And if you were recently married, you have all those wonderful wedding gifts to find a place for as well.

Many people think the answer to making two lives fit together is to dispose of or give away their possessions, even those that have sentimental value and meaning to them. Though this is an option, it is an unnecessary one. Just because you cannot physically combine your possessions together in one space does not mean you have to get rid of the furniture, books, clothes, and knick-knacks that remind you of your family and who you are. The best answer for this problem is simple – self-storage. Read the rest »



Key Points of the California Self-Service Storage Facility Act

By Storbox Self-Storage on September 21, 2011 - Comments off

Every day, each and every California resident, organization, and business must conduct themselves in accordance with the laws and regulations set forth in California’s code, and self-storage facilities are no exception. At STORBOX, our self-storage company in Pasadena takes pride in conducting our business ethically and in accordance with the California Self-Service Storage Facility Act as stipulated in the state’s Business and Professions Code.

Because not many people are aware that such a thing exists, we thought we would offer up some of the Act’s key points: Read the rest »



Why Choose a Climate Controlled Storage Unit?

By Storbox Self-Storage on September 7, 2011 - Comments off

In Southern California, our temperatures are usually mild, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consider a climate controlled storage unit. You may especially want to choose a climate controlled unit if the items you are storing are valuable or temperature sensitive.

In high temperatures, which we are more prone to in Southern California, things like candles or beauty products can melt, destroying the item itself, as well as anything else nearby. Humidity can also be harmful and cause items to warp, crack or split. Things such as electronics, wines, furs, documents, wood and leather can be destroyed if not kept at the proper temperature and humidity level. Bacteria and mold can grow when the temperature is unregulated. Additionally, vermin like bees, wasps or mice may be more attracted to areas that do not have climate control. Read the rest »



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