2014 February Archive

Why are So Many Self Storage Clients Angry on the Phone?

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 26, 2014 - Comments off

If you have been put on hold multiple times by a customer service representative, it can be frustrating. It is rather common for those in customer service to be at the receiving end of choice curse words. Some businesses are more likely than others to get cussed out during a routine day at the office. Thanks to a new study, we now know just how often people curse out companies and what types of companies are most often on the receiving end of a profanity-filled rant.

The Marchex Institute recently conducted a study to determine the types of businesses that are cursed at the most by consumers. They reviewed more than 1.2 million phone calls to various companies and evaluated the prevalence of profanity. The companies that are cursed at the most include satellite companies, contractors, cable companies, auto repair companies, tow truck companies, and self-storage companies. One out of every 82 calls to satellite companies in the study involved cursing. Storage companies were seventh on the list behind locksmiths with one out of every 214 calls resulting in cursing. Read the rest »

Posted in: Self-Storage News



Tips for Storing Fine Jewelry

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 24, 2014 - Comments off

If you own fine pieces of jewelry, proper storage is absolutely vital to the care and upkeep of these precious items. When a nice piece of jewelry is improperly stored, it may get damaged and its value may drop significantly.

How to Store Fine Jewelry

The first step to protecting and storing fine jewelry is to find the perfect jewelry box. Ideally, jewelry should be kept in its original packaging. When that is not possible, a jewelry box that is similar to the box it came in should work fine. A solid wood box, for example, that has a felt, satin, or velvet interior can work well with precious items. Choosing the wrong box with a hard interior can result in damaged gemstones, scratched settings, and tangled chains. Read the rest »

Posted in: Storage Tips



Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for Singles

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 10, 2014 - Comments off

Valentine’s Day is hard to ignore. Everywhere you look, there are ads telling you how to celebrate your love. But if you’re single, the onslaught of pink hearts and photos of couples can be downright depressing. You can try to run and hide from Valentine’s Day, but why not consider taking control of it by starting your own holiday tradition?

The first step to enjoying Valentine’s Day while being single is to take comfort in knowing you are not alone. There are many people like you who are in between relationships and do not currently have a significant other to spoil with gifts and dinner at an overpriced restaurant. Read the rest »

Posted in: Holiday Tips



Can I Store Wine in My Garage?

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 5, 2014 - Comments off

If you love wine, you may be considering buying and storing some in your home. You may even want to start a wine collection. A large wine collection, however, can take up a lot of space. If you do not have the room or the finances for a fully constructed, climate-controlled, humidity-controlled, and insulated wine room, you may need to consider other options.

There are many places you can store wine that will allow your collection to age appropriately. Your garage is not one of them. Read the rest »

Posted in: Wine Storage



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