Almost everyone knows what happens when a person forgets to pay his or her storage fees thanks to Storage Wars and the two other storage auction T.V. shows, Auction Hunters and Storage Hunters. But for those who don’t like reality-shows, here are the basics …
- You rent a storage unit.
- You stop paying your storage fees.
- You get a notice warning you that the contents of your storage unit will be auctioned off if you don’t pay your outstanding fees.
- You still don’t pay. Read the rest »
If you’ve got the stuff, we have the space! But we suppose the question is, do you have the stuff?
Trying to decide whether it’s time to rent a self-storage unit can be tough, which is why we’ve already written a couple of blog posts on the subject, like “To Store, or Not to Store?” and “Ask Yourself These Questions Before Storing.” But it seems like it’s about time to touch base on the subject again before it’s time to store summer away for the fall.
When is Enough Actually Enough to Go for Self-Storage?
The answer to this question is different for everyone, so if you’ve read our other blog posts on the subject and don’t think you’re ready for self-storage even if we say you are, then you’re probably right! Self-storage is not the answer for everyone and our goal is not to scare you into renting a storage unit. There isn’t a big bad monster called Boxahemoth that wanders around your house leaving dust-bunnies, cobwebs, and spiders in its wake until you rent a unit … that’s just silly … right? Read the rest »
Say it with me … Climate Control! I’ll give a moment for cheering and applause …
When you’re storing something you don’t care about, the presence of air conditioning doesn’t matter. But when it is something that has sentimental value or at least something you hope to pass on to someone else, you want to make sure it doesn’t fall apart in storage (if it is really old though, you may not be able to avoid that). Ultimately, if you are only storing temporarily while you move or until you have the time to have a yard sale, you may be fine with a traditional storage unit without climate control. Even without climate control, our traditional storage units at STORBOX are still as cool as they can be. We’ve installed a COOL roof on our entire facility to ensure a cooler environment. Read the rest »
It would be wonderful to live in the world of Mary Poppins or Harry Potter where one bag could hold a full-size coat-rack, a whole wardrobe, or piles of books and a small tent could be the size of a house on the inside, but, alas, that is not our world.
If you’re thinking it may be time to get a self-storage unit, whether you want it for personal use or business, you need to figure out which size unit would be best for your stuff. At a self-storage facility like STORBOX, we have a variety of unit sizes that you can choose from and we’d, of course, be happy to help you figure out which size works best, but here is a general guide for what unit size fits what (all measurements in feet): Read the rest »
First and foremost … Happy 4th of July from your friends at STORBOX! There is a lot to celebrate come July 4th, such as perfect beach weather, summer pool parties, barbecue get-togethers, convenient self-storage (we celebrate this all year-round) and, of course, America’s Independence Day!
Fourth of July or Independence Day?
The Fourth of July holiday is also referred to as Independence Day and has been a federal holiday in the U.S. since 1941, but it was celebrated even before it was an official holiday. In 1776, in the early days of the American Revolution (1775-1783), representatives from the 13 colonies formed the Continental Congress and, on July 2nd, voted in favor of independence from British rule. Two days later, on July 4th, they adopted the Declaration of Independence, which was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. Since that day, the Fourth of July has been celebrated as the first day of American independence. Read the rest »