After driving for days, you finally made it to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. As you got out of the car, you took one deep breath of the smog-filled air. “Ah,” you thought, “I’ve made it to the City of Angels.”
You finally moved to L.A., huh? You’ve waited your whole life for this. Your career is ready to take off in this land of opportunity. But the experience is… not quite what you expected? Read the rest »
It is, hands down, your favorite piece of furniture in your home. Everything about it symbolizes relaxation and comfort.
This particular couch, however, is special. It was the first couch you ever bought, and was the first piece of furniture to grace your home when you moved in. Now, some time has passed, and your wife is thinking that the living room needs a facelift…including a new couch. Some people would become a bit blue over this type of news, but you’re feeling relieved because you have massive storage unit over at STORBOX. Read the rest »
Relocating to a new area can be a daunting and stressful task. This especially rings true if you’re a kid. Moving to a new home or a new school is a big change, and adjusting can be difficult. Trying to turn your new space into a home is something that takes time. Unfortunately, not all spaces are the same and, in some circumstances, people move into smaller homes, leaving an abundance of household items that remain in boxes. Sometimes when we downsize, we can weed out items we don’t need and simply get rid of some of the clutter that formerly filled up a larger home. However, more often than not, a lot of the items that you held near and dear to your heart, and that you no longer have room for in your new home, need a place to stay sit until you’re able to incorporate them into your home decorating again.
Carefully Packing Old Items is the Key to Preserving Them
First and foremost, when storing any item, be sure that the item is properly protected with the right type of packaging. This means that any fragile items are carefully and fully wrapped in packing paper or bubble wrap in order to avoid any moving or storage damage. If an item is breakable, you’re going to want to wrap it in bubble wrap to preserve it for the long haul. Another thing to be mindful of is the organization of your packages. Carefully labeling the contents of your boxes in detail can help assess the placement of boxes when being put into storage. Basically, if you have a box of delicate wine glasses, you’re not going to want to place that box below your collection of bowling balls. By properly labeling all boxes, you can help ensure that your items are safe and sound in their new storage space. Read the rest »
Moving is always a big deal. If you’re going off to college, relocating for a new job, or finally found that dream house, anytime you have to pack up your belongings is an exciting time. But, it can also be one of the most stressful things you have to deal with. Trying to decide what to take and how to get it to your new location can be difficult. The moving professionals at STORBOX can help you limit the stress many people encounter during a move. Here are some tips we give to customers: Read the rest »
Moving into your new home is a big deal. It’s an incredibly exciting day, but, at the same time, it can also be one of the most stressful days. STORBOX Self Storage in Pasadena recommends that you start organizing before you start organizing. This means, think about where things are going to go and what needs to go into storage. Make a mental inventory of what you want to do with your items before getting all your boxes, bubble wrap, and tape. Read the rest »
Let’s face it, moving is a pain. While we all enjoy moving to a location or space that is more amenable to our needs, getting there isn’t always so pleasant. There’s finding a convenient day for the move, finding a qualified mover to transport the large items, and enlisting friends and relatives to help. 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 »
Finding a new apartment can be a hassle. Many people recommend going to an area where you would like to live and looking for “For Rent” signs. That’s one way to do it, but in the age of the Internet, you can save time, gas, and shoe leather.
A simple way to start an apartment hunt is to go on Craigslist, click on your city, neighborhood, and the type of rental you’re looking for. Many landlords advertise their rental properties on Craigslist, often with pictures. But there are other search engines on the web that may better suit your needs. With them, you can find things like floor plans, maps, lease information, whether utilities are included, cost, and more. Some even allow you to start the renting process online. Read the rest »
Moving is expensive. There are just so many extra expenses that will pop up during a move that are hard to predict and budget for. This is why it is important to plan ahead and to research ways to reduce your expenses. For example, you may be able to secure an affordable self-storage unit to help you save money. Here are just a handful of tips that could prove useful during your move.
Find Inexpensive Moving Supplies
Ask your friends who have recently moved if they still have boxes. Some moving companies and self-storage facilities offer affordable packing tape and boxes as well. Some places even offer free boxes if you are willing to pick them up. Try your local grocery or liquor store and ask if they have spare boxes they want to part with. As long as they are not damaged or wet, used boxes are perfectly fine to use. Read the rest »
At Storbox, we have a $1 move-in special with a free moving truck, so that your first month of storage with us only costs a single dollar! We know that this is a great deal, but how much is a dollar worth in today’s economy? This got us to thinking, what else only costs one dollar?
Nothing. Well, not nothing. But not much! So next time you reach into your pockets and find George Washington staring back at you, consider this: are these purchases truly better than one month at our Pasadena storage facility? Read the rest »