Getting a storage space is a great way to make your life less cluttered. Now you have a safe place to store the belongings you do not regularly need. Better yet, your home will become more organized and clean as you remove items. Before you start boxing and moving your items, here are a few useful tips to help you make the most of your new storage space.
Get boxes and pack them tightly
Your belongings will remain preserved longer if they are stored in a strong storage container. To prevent these items from shifting around, you should back the boxes as tightly as possible. Use bubble wrap and newspapers when storing fragile items such as glasses and dishware. Make sure you mark these boxes so that you’ll remember to put them on top. Even plastic containers can collapse if there is too much weight on top of them, and you don’t want your fragile items to get crushed. Read the rest »
Every year, readers of Pasadena Weekly have an opportunity to vote for their favorite places and businesses in the city. In the 2014 Best of Services category, STORBOX won the coveted “Reader Recommended” award.
This is not the first time that STORBOX has received kudos from the community. You can see on Google reviews and on Yelp that our clients are happy and eager to share their experience with others. We pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide and love that our clients tell others about us. Read the rest »
The Halloween season is upon us, so it’s time to break out the decorations. Whether you only put up some fake cobwebs or you convert your whole home into a haunted house, you probably have some boxes and containers labeled “Halloween” taking up room in your closet or garage. If your spooky decorations are beginning to clutter the room, it might be time to consider your storage options.
Halloween Storage Tips
Here are a few easy steps to remember before storing your Halloween supplies:
- Clean your outdoor decorations prior to storing. If you have items you keep outside during the Halloween season, make sure they are clean before placing them in boxes for the year. Your decorations should be completely dry and free of cobwebs. If you have any inflatable decorations, make sure they are not damp before folding them up. Read the rest »
If you intend on drinking your wine in the next month or two, how you choose to store it will not matter that much. As long as you keep your wine out of the sun and away from extreme temperature changes, it should keep just fine. If, however, you want to start a wine collection and store you wine for months and even years, your ability to control humidity, temperature and light exposure will greatly affect the aging process of your wine.
Tannins and the Aging Process
When a wine tastes dry, that is a direct result of the tannins. Tannins come from the skins, stems and seeds of the grapes and the types of wood barrels used at the winery. You may notice that red wines are often more dry than white wines. Read the rest »
College typically represents the first time a young adult moves away from home. It doesn’t take long for a college student to acquire an awful lot of “stuff” in their dorm rooms and apartments. When moving back into their parent’s home for the summer, those belongings have to go somewhere. This is why all college students and parents should look into nearby, affordable and secure storage facilities.
A Temporary Solution
One of the best things about self-storage is that they are not long-term, expensive commitments. If you are spending only the summer away from school or a single semester abroad, you will need a place to store your belongings for a few months. You may find that your parents have filled your room with their own stuff or that there is no room in the garage. A storage place is perfect and it won’t cost you much. Read the rest »