2011 October Archive

The Perfectionist’s Moving Checklist

By Storbox Self-Storage on October 26, 2011 - Comments off

There are many types of people in this dynamic world of ours. Some are very laid-back, some are easy going but generally organized, and some must have everything perfect. These types of people also make different types of movers. Where the laid-back person may pack everything in a couple of days and rent a moving truck the day of, the perfectionist may schedule each and every aspect of moving weeks ahead. Even if you have a different “moving style,” the following “Perfectionist’s Moving Checklist” will make sure that you don’t miss anything: Read the rest »



You Know You Need a Self-Storage Unit When…

By Storbox Self-Storage on October 19, 2011 - Comments off

As we go through our lives, moving from here to there and from living alone to living with roommate to living with your own family, we accumulate many possessions; be it furniture, clothing, artwork, or little knick-knacks. These possessions often become more than just things. They are memories and histories of other times, other people and/or other places that you want to hold on to, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there comes a time when your treasured belongings make life more difficult. If you observe the following signs, it may be time to get a storage unit: Read the rest »



Mothballs Need Not Apply

By Storbox Self-Storage on October 12, 2011 - Comments off

Storing seasonal clothes, drapes, upholstered furniture, or other fabric products is not something you look forward to, not because they may have sentimental value, but because protecting these items from moisture, mildew, and moths traditionally means retaining the services of chemically pungent mothballs. Though they do work, many people prefer not to imbue their cherished possessions with a strong scent of naphthalene and/or paradichlorobenzene sublimate. So what can you use to keep your belongings safe but without the “old lady” smell?

Be Clean

Before storing anything, make sure it has been cleaned or laundered and that it is completely dry. Cleanliness also goes for the storage space itself. A dark and dank storage space is very inviting to mold and mildew. Read the rest »



A&E’s Storage Wars Puts Spotlight on California Self-Storage Facility Laws

By Storbox Self-Storage on October 5, 2011 - Comments off

Storage Wars is a widely popular reality TV series, currently in its second season on the A&E Network. It is in fact A&E’s best series of all time among adults between 25 and 54-years-old. The show follows professional bidders or auction hunters as they search Southern California for storage units with merchandise that they may profit from. The former owners of the stored property have lost any claim to it after not paying their storage fees. The bidders base their bid solely on a five-minute window in which to inspect the contents up close and also viewing the contents from the open door of the storage unit.

The value of Storage Wars is not just the fun factor of finding treasures in random storage units and trying to outbid each other. It also gives us a peek into California’s self-storage laws. Few people know that the Business and Professions Code of California includes the “California Self-Service Storage Facility Act,” which guides general business practices for self-storage facility owners, including liens on storage property. Read the rest »



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