2011 November Archive

No Car Left Behind

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

There are many circumstances under which a person has to store or get rid of some of their possessions. The most obvious situation is moving. If a person decides to move to a smaller residence or to move in with someone, they may not be able to take everything with them. The usual suspects that must be left behind, sold, or put into storage include clothing, toys, books, knick-knacks, kitchenware, and furniture. But what happens when what you can’t take with you or what you just don’t have the space for is a car?

Most of the time, a car goes with its owner, but what if the person has more than one car and only one parking space at their new home? Or what if the person is a car collector? Collections take on many forms; some people collect baseball cards, others collect cars. It may be vintage cars, muscle cars, Corvettes, or every 1960s car offered in yellow, but whatever the actual vehicle collection may be, it represents a significant investment of time (especially if they were restored), money, and pride. You don’t have to be a collector to be attached to your cars, however. Read the rest »



Being a Wine Connoisseur is Difficult without a Wine Cellar

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

There are many oenophiles, or wine lovers, in the U.S., especially in California, which produces almost 90 percent of the nation’s domestic wine. You can usually tell that a person is a lover of wine by the variety and quantity of wine in their home. You don’t have to have a wine cellar to be a connoisseur, but without suitable wine storage, your kitchen may start to look like a wine store.

Unfortunately, this poses a problem for age-worthy wines that must be kept in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment (especially if they are sealed with natural cork). Light and movement or vibration can also be detrimental for age-worthy wines. Luckily, there is another option for Southern California wine enthusiasts who have the wine but not the storage space: The Wine Grotto at the Pasadena self-storage facility STORBOX. Read the rest »



Newspaper, Bubble Wrap and Packing Peanuts, Oh My!

By Storbox Self-Storage on November 9, 2011 - Comments off

So you’re set to move. You have a moving truck ready to go and moving boxes ready to be filled with all of your belongings. Your possessions cannot all be packed the same way, however.

There are three general classes of belongings. There is the “just throw it in” class for items that are not fragile and that do not need folding (a preference to fold is different) or an immovable location. Sturdy children’s toys, blankets, towels, tablecloths, most shoes, and most clothing could fall under this class. Then there is the “not fragile, but needs to be organized” class for items that requires proper placement, stacking, and/or folding. Nicer clothing, books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and most office materials and products could fall under this class. Finally, we have the “guard with your life” class for items that are very fragile, valuable, and/or sentimental that you, very grudgingly, even place in a box. Now, what to pack with? Read the rest »



How Self-Storage Can Benefit Your Small Business

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

A storage unit is not just for people who are moving or who have too little space in their homes. Being able to efficiently use and designate space, as well as prioritize the items within that space, are major contributors to running a business smoothly and productively.

Keeping accurate and thorough records for any business is essential, but there is no rule that says that every business must keep every single piece of business information in the office. Not all businesses are large enough or profitable enough to have an extensive office space that can include a records/storage/inventory room. For many small businesses, and all home business, all business items are kept either in the office space or at the business owner’s home. For businesses that sell a product, inventory space can become a big problem. Why not store your inventory and/or archived, non-essential records and materials in a convenient self-storage space? With the extra room, you will be able to work more efficiently. Read the rest »



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