2012 June Archive

What is the Thermostat Set To? Death Valley?

By Storbox Self-Storage on June 27, 2012 - Comments off

…Is probably the question on your mind when you walk into your self-storage unit, in the heat of summer, in Southern California. But then you remember that your self-storage unit doesn’t have a thermostat. Many self-storage companies do not offer climate controlled, a.k.a. air conditioned units, which basically means that your self-storage unit turns into an oven during the summer months. This would not only make you uncomfortable if you ever have to spend a prolonged amount of time in your storage unit, but it could also affect the preservation of the items you are storing.

Climate Controlled Storage Pasadena

I would pose the question of what to do if you need air conditioning in your storage unit but don’t have it (and don’t say you could bring in a fan whenever you drop in), but the answer is obvious: Switch to a self-storage company that offers climate control, like STORBOX Pasadena Self-Storage! (Tell me you didn’t see that coming.) But why would you need a self-storage unit with air conditioning? Read the rest »



STORBOX Makes Summer Outdoor Entertaining Easier

By Storbox Self-Storage on June 21, 2012 - Comments off

Southern California is famous for its summers, and summer would never be complete without backyard barbecues and garden parties. Whether you are more of a casual entertainer or you love to plan out every little detail of your outdoor event, you need to have the appropriate supplies. Tables, chairs, plates, cups, utensils, serving ware, tablecloths, and maybe even a tent/canopy or two. Having to rent such supplies per event can not only get expensive but can also end up causing more stress and hassle, but if you don’t have the room to keep all these things at home, what other option is there in the San Gabriel Valley?

You already know the answer: Pasadena self-storage. If you enjoy entertaining outdoors, then buying your own tables, chairs, tents, and other practical and decorative supplies is the best investment you can make. You know what you have and you can throw together a garden party without having to worry about making sure there will be enough chairs for everyone; and with the option of self-storage, not having the space at home to store it is not a problem. You plan your event, head over to your storage unit, pick up your supplies, have your event, clean up, and then take everything back to the unit; and, if you choose STORBOX for your self-storage needs, you can even make sure you are well-stocked with the wine you’ll need for your parties without having to keep so many bottles at home! Read the rest »



Recognizing the Benefits of Seasonal Storage

By Storbox Self-Storage on June 14, 2012 - Comments off

A lot of people don’t want a self-storage unit for just anything they don’t want to keep in their home; they want a theme, a purpose that never changes so you always know when you need to visit your unit and what you have in it. One of the most beneficial ways to use a self-storage unit is as seasonal storage.

By seasonal storage, I don’t mean just summer, fall, winter, or spring, but also all the holidays that go with those seasons. We have so many possessions that are seasonal, between clothes, holiday decorations, water sport gear, swimming pool noodles and inflatables, and even china and table linens. When it’s winter, even in Southern California, you typically don’t wear tank tops and shorts, don’t spend the day at the beach or by the pool, don’t need all the United States paraphernalia you use on the 4th of July or the fireworks you bought in bulk the year before, and you definitely don’t need those green shamrocks from St. Patrick’s Day or other non-winter holiday decorations. And then when it’s summer, you don’t need the thick coats and other wintery items. Read the rest »



Protecting the Contents of Your Self-Storage Unit

By Storbox Self-Storage on June 11, 2012 - Comments off

For many people, it is not the out-of-home location or even the price that deters them from renting a self-storage unit; they want and need the space. It is the risk that you cannot prevent damage being done to the contents of your unit should there be an earthquake or other incident that may affect the facility. But, have no fear, there is a way you can protect your possessions even if they are in a self-storage unit. No, I’m not talking about setting up Indiana Jones-style booby-traps around or within your unit or placing all of your belongings in a big plastic bubble within your storage unit; I’m talking about tenant insurance.

Tenant Insurance California

A self-storage company that is committed to the satisfaction of their customers and the safety of their items will offer tenant insurance. A self-storage company’s insurance policy covers damage to their own property, but unfortunately does not cover damage done to the property of their customers. Your home or renter’s insurance may cover possessions that are in self-storage, in which case your belongings will have protection, but you will have to double-check those policies to make sure. Read the rest »



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