An entertainer’s dream would be to be able to head into their climate controlled wine cellar and bring out that perfectly aged bottle of wine that gets “Oohs,” “Ahs” and nods of approval from their guests, but, alas, most of us do not have space for a wine cellar, let alone the time and money to construct one. For those of us that purchase wine for short-term storage, lack of storage is not that much of an issue, but for serious wine connoisseurs and collectors who purchase wines and store them long-term (more than just a few months), having the proper storage is essential for the wine to reach its full potential. But now comes the important question: what do you consider when choosing a wine storage provider? Assuming you don’t have a wine cellar, that is. Read the rest »
Let’s not mince words… Moving can be a real pain in the posterior, especially if you’re moving in with someone who has their own stuff to be added to the mix. What do you take? Or perhaps the better question is, what can you bear to leave behind? When should you start packing? How do you pack fragile items? What do you do with things you don’t know what to do with yet? What is the best type of box to use? Should I rent a moving truck or hire professional movers? And what about packing peanuts vs. bubble wrap?!?
If you have these questions, or more, moving along a constant ticker-tape in your head, don’t worry, you’re not crazy. You just want to make sure everything goes right; and moving is not exactly a simple process. It requires proper timing, smart packing, and safe traveling, and each of these requires a significant amount of energy, attention, and research. Fortunately, there are resources available to help you take the rights steps and make the right decisions to facilitate a smooth move. We are proud to be one of these resources. Read the rest »
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is the first long weekend in spring and, for many, a prime opportunity to get some spring cleaning done without losing an entire weekend, although I suppose it depends on the intensity of your cleaning. Depending on the home, the mess, and the cleaner’s personality, spring cleaning can be a month-long process. But regardless of how long it takes you, having somewhere to put the clutter you clear out can make the process a whole lot smoother.
For some, spring cleaning involves just actual cleaning, such as vacuuming, dusting, disinfecting, and polishing, while for others, spring cleaning involves revamping your entire living space. Cleaning, rearranging, taking out the old and putting in the new. These types of spring cleaners may even decide to repaint a few rooms. In either situation, however, whether you are a purely a spring cleaner or are a spring cleaner and redecorator, you may find things that just don’t have a place in your home anymore. But just because they don’t have a place does not mean they are trash, so how can you have a successful spring cleaning without just moving the clutter into the basement or attic? Easy! Self-storage! Read the rest »
Saying that something is a good investment typically means that it is beneficial in one way or another. The time you put into house-training your new puppy is a good investment because it means your house will stay clean and fresh-smelling and you won’t have to clean it more often than you have to. Then there is the more literal meaning of a “good investment,” which means that actually investing money into something gives you low risk and high returns. And, wouldn’t you know it, self-storage is a good investment figuratively as well as literally!
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the best real estate investment over the last 10 years was not five-star resorts or office towers, but self-storage! Not only is self-storage a good investment for the people who rent the unit, but also for actual investors. Self-storage companies produced the best risk-adjusted return when compared with 10 U.S. real estate investment trust indexes. With their steady cash flow growth and low debt ratios, self-storage companies attracted many investors. One of the main reasons self-storage companies are so attractive to investors is the same reason self-storage is a good investment for consumers: they provide a consistent and valuable service. Read the rest »