2015 August Archive

Storing Wooden Furniture

By Storbox Self-Storage on August 26, 2015 - Comments off

Storing Wooden FurnitureWhether you’re packing your dorm room furniture away for the summer or storing your grandmother’s antique armoire, there are certain things to keep in mind when you decide to store wooden furniture.

Wood is a sturdy and affordable material for the making of furniture, but it can be susceptible to damage under certain conditions, especially heat and moisture. Because furniture can be made from hard woods like cherry or oak, or soft woods like pine or cedar, it’s important to know what your furniture is made of. You can usually find this information in the manufacturer’s literature. If the item is older and you don’t know what kind of wood it’s made of, consult an experienced cabinetmaker. Regardless of the type of wood, there are certain practices you should always employ when storing wooden furniture. Read the rest »

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Self Storage for Seasonal Items

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

Season Item StorageWhile autumn does arrive late in Southern California, the summer of 2015 is fading and will soon be a memory. It won’t be long before you’ll be packing away your jet ski and camping gear, and breaking out the skis and snowboards. Self storage is an excellent way to keep your home, yard, and garage clutter-free while keeping your seasonal recreation equipment safe until you need it again. Read the rest »

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The Trouble with Luggage

By Storbox Self-Storage on August 14, 2015 - Comments off

It’s that time of year. You’re either just heading out of town or just returning from vacation. Wasn’t Paris grand? Or maybe it was a visit to your favorite aunt? How about that class reunion where you were the only one who still had hair?

Well, now you’re back home and unpacked—and tripping over suitcases. Luggage is part of everyone’s life, you just can’t travel anywhere without it. The problem is what to do with luggage when you’re not using it. Many people don’t have an attic or garage to stow away their luggage between trips and it takes up a lot of room. Why not keep it in a nearby self-storage unit?

And what about those vacation clothes? While you could argue that it’s always summer in Southern California, everyone has out-of-season clothes cluttering up their closets. Why not pack those Hawaiian shirts or ski jackets into the empty luggage before you take it to self-storage?

The same can be said for all out of season items: skis, snowboards, kayaks, camping gear, etc. If you store such things in one of STORBOX’s secure self-storage units, you can access them any time, with just the turn of a key.

STORBOX self-storage in Pasadena offers units in 75 unique sizes so you can choose one that fits your particular needs. We also have packing and moving supplies, and can provide you with storage tips. Just ask! Call us today at (626) 793-9888 and we’ll help keep your vacation stuff out of your way until you need them again.

Posted in: Packing Tips



Why It’s So Important to Label Boxes

By Storbox Self-Storage on August 10, 2015 - Comments off

StorboxA self-storage unit is an inexpensive and convenient way to store seasonal or unused items. You just pack your stuff into boxes, put them in the unit, and shut the door, right? Sure, you can do it that way, but what if you just have to look at your high school yearbook from 1982. Maybe you want to see if you can still fit into your old cheerleading uniform, but it’s been ten years since you put it away. This is why labeling your boxes is so important. Read the rest »

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