2012 February Archive

Storage Wars Reality T.V. Show Gives Rise to Storage Wars in Reality

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 29, 2012 - Comments off

Ever wonder what happens if you don’t pay your self-storage bill? If you’re a fan of the A&E reality show Storage Wars, then your answer is probably no. You don’t need to wonder because the whole premise of that show is what happens if a self-storage renter does not pony up the dough to keep their space.

How the Auction Works

When a person misses too many self-storage payments, the self-storage company can put a lien on the contents of their unit and auction everything off to make up the money they are owed. The auction is announced and bidders show up to, you guessed it, bid on the contents of the storage unit. There is a small catch, however; bidders can only look at the contents from the entrance to the storage unit. Treasure hunts are not allowed. If the bidder wins, they get everything and hope that they got a good deal. This auction process is not new; it has been going on in the self-storage industry for quite a while, but Storage Wars has had an interesting effect on the whole auction process. Read the rest »



Self-Storage can be Green Too! Part 2

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 22, 2012 - Comments off

The first blog post in our “Self-Storage can be Green Too!” blog series discussed various ways that consumers can be green even when storing. For today’s final installment of the two-part series, we will explore the different ways that self-storage companies themselves can go green, and even provide a few examples.

Green buildings can use half the water and one-third less energy than standard buildings, and, according to National Geographic, self-storage facilities are actually the perfect place to use and test new energy technologies, thanks in large part to their very regular structure. One of the most obvious ways self-storage, with their box-shaped units and flat roofs, can go green is through solar energy. Additional green changes include: replacing lighting with fluorescent bulbs, building new structures with recycled materials, and setting up recycling centers on-site. Some great examples of storage companies going green include: Read the rest »



Self-Storage can be Green Too! Part 1

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 15, 2012 - Comments off

Being “green” is becoming an important goal for more and more people and businesses around the world. While some are fine with just using reusable shopping bags at the grocery store or requiring employees to use reusable cups at the water cooler, others want to be green in as many ways as possible. In this two-part blog series, we will explore the different ways you can be green when storing, as well as the different ways self-storage companies are going/can go green.

You’ve got the reusable shopping bags, you don’t use electricity for at least one day a month, you collect rainwater in buckets to use for watering your garden during the dryness of SoCal’s desert summer, and you limit your showers to 10 minutes; what more can you do? Fortunately, there are many things related to storing and storage that can help you increase your level of green living. Here are some handy tips from Green Building Pro: Read the rest »



Hiding the Pain of a Super Bowl Loss in Self-Storage

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 8, 2012 - Comments off

There are die-hard fans in every sport, but none really compare to football fans on Super Bowl Sunday. Last weekend, New York Giants fans and New England Patriots fans gathered around the T.V. or in the stadium, surrounded themselves with friends and good food, and rooted for their team. Unfortunately, as with all competitive sports, only one team could win, and this time it was the New York Giants with a 21-17 win.

For many, Super Bowl XLVI was a great loss, and for some, it was downright painful. Read the rest »



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