We all know the feeling. We see our apartment or house filling up with stuff and it starts to make us feel a bit claustrophobic. When this happens, you need to start considering renting a self storage unit.
But when we do rent a self storage unit, how do we know we’re getting a good deal and how do we make the most out of the unit we’ve rented?
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Are you an Oenophile? (That’s the fancy word for a wine aficionado or connoisseur.) Famed Los Angeles author John Fante once referred to these kinds of people as “The Brotherhood of the Grape.” Or, do you just enjoy a glass of fine vino at the end of a hectic day? Either way, you probably know that wines have very specific guidelines for long term storage, depending on the type of wine and it’s vintage. Read the rest »
Americans move quite often compared to other residents of the world. Whether it’s house to house, apartment to apartment, or state to state, Americans are a mobile populace. When you combine this with the fact that Americans own more possessions than those of any other culture, you can imagine how moving is a major part of our lives.
While some people who are changing residences use professional movers, many others rely on the help and good will of friends, neighbors, relatives, and coworkers. While this practice may be cost effective and convenient, it can also lead to injury, and damage to property. Read the rest »
It’s autumn and a chill is in the air. Actually, daytime temperatures in the Los Angeles area are still over 90 . . . but, rest assured, winter will arrive. And it will bring chilly weather, rain, and even snow in the mountains. Soon it’ll be time to pack away your shorts and sandals and break out the cardigan and wool socks.
To make sure your summer clothes are in good shape when take them out of storage next year, you may want to consider the following tips: Read the rest »
You’ve eaten the last of the leftover trick-or-treat candy, thrown the rotting jack-o-lanterns in the trash, and removed the skeletons, tombstones, and witch’s cauldrons from your front yard. Yes, another Halloween has come and gone. Read the rest »