2015 January Archive

Organizing a Stress Free Super Bowl Party

By Storbox Self-Storage on January 29, 2015 - Comments off

Pasadena Self StorageThe Raiders, Chargers, and 49ers did not even make the playoffs this year, but that does not mean that you can’t have a great Super Bowl Party right in Southern California. Even your friends who don’t love football will expect to be invited somewhere for the Super Bowl just to see the commercials. It’s a cherished American tradition. So, here are a few helpful tips to make sure your party goes off without a hitch.

Manage the size of your party

You may be tempted to invite everyone you know over for the game. While it may seem like fun to have a huge crowd in your living room, you are better off keeping your party to a manageable size. Read the rest »

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What Can You Put in Your Storage Unit?

By Storbox Self-Storage on January 21, 2015 - Comments off

When our customers decide to put items in storage, there is often one question that arises: What can I put in a storage unit? When you rent a storage facility, you need to check with the storage facility management regarding what you can or can’t store there. It is important that you check first to ensure that you are not violating the conditions of your lease agreement.

Obviously, it goes without saying that no one should store anything that is illegal, such as drugs or stolen items. Also, talk to management regarding their policies on storing firearms. It is never a good idea to store things that tend to spoil such as food. If you would like to store your wine, select self-storage facilities such as those available at The Wine Grotto at STORBOX have suitable spaces for your collection. Read the rest »

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Questions to Ask When Looking for a Storage Space

By Storbox Self-Storage on January 12, 2015 - Comments off

If your closets, attic, and garage are filling up, it is time to get a storage space. Not all storage spaces are created equal, so it is advisable to do your research and to ask the right questions. After you have narrowed down your search to a couple of convenient locations, you should pay them a visit. Request a tour of the facility and bring a notepad, so that you can keep notes and compare the facilities.

Here are a few questions to ask during your visit:

  • What size options are available? It can help to know how much space you need before your visit. This way, you can compare what spaces are available. It doesn’t make sense to pay for space you don’t need and renting a space that is too small will leave you with the clutter you were hoping to be rid of. Read the rest »

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Tips to Store Your Fine Wine Collection

By Storbox Self-Storage on January 5, 2015 - Comments off

Pasadena Wine StorageA wine storage system is not just a glorified refrigerator. That is a wine cooler, which is perfectly adequate if you wish to simply chill your wines for a brief period of time before popping them open.

If, however, you are serious about aging fine wines long term, you will need something more complex and intricate. You will need the best possible cellar environment for your collection. Here are a couple tips to help you create the ideal environment for aging and preserving your wine:

  • Find the right temperature. Fine wine takes time to age properly. If the temperature of the room is too high, it will spoil the flavor and flatten the aroma. If the wine is kept too cold, it will not develop quickly enough. Ideally, you want a space that is between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Read the rest »

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