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January 12, 2017

Developed by the renowned social psychologist, Ellen Langer, the "illusion of control" is the tendency for people to overestimate how much they can control events and outcomes. The classic example is choosing to go on a long road trip rather than take a plane simply because you’re afraid to fly. That said, even if you don’t have a severe phobia when it comes to flying, you’re likely susceptible...

January 12, 2017

1. Bursting at the Seams with Entertainment: “The Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll” has a reputation to uphold and with its epic entertainment portfolio, Memphis is living up to that catchphrase. At any given time, big-name bands, theater performances and festivals can be enjoyed by thousands, including the Memphis in May International Festival. This highly-recognized event brings in more than $88...

January 12, 2017

Choosing a place to retire can be complicated. Potential residents need to know what the area offers beyond the typical golf course and community activities. Other important factors should play a large role in your choice of location: quality of health care, tax rates, safety, cost of living, and proximity to transit for when your family wants to pay a visit. Here are five of our featured...

January 09, 2017

Are you dealing with once-in-a-quarter-century rainfall and flooding in northern and central California? The first priority is personal safety. Don’t venture into parts of your home or business that have signs of structural damage. If you need help finding immediate shelter, we recommend you find the closest open shelter or contact the Northern California Red Cross. Once the worst has passed and...

January 05, 2017

Moving is stressful enough without having to sift through the misleading information that comes with too many truck rental companies. You’ve already got enough on your plate without going 20 rounds at the reservation counter. Fortunately, there’s a better solution. But first, let’s take a minute to point out what makes it so frustrating to rent a moving truck in the first place.   Why...

December 30, 2016

1. Art, Music, Theatre, Parades, and Events: More than just having a cultural district, Philadelphia is deeply entwined with its arts, entertainment and event traditions. From the Art Institute of Philadelphia to The Curtis Institute of Music, there are six highly regarded institutions for higher education in the arts. The Walnut Street theater is the oldest continuously running theater in the...

December 28, 2016

Because we handle such a diverse range of storage projects, a lot of our customers use cardboard boxes and a lot of them use plastic containers. It depends on a range of factors including price, project length, and ongoing use. But when it comes to holiday and Christmas storage space at home, plastic containers tend to be the better option overall. Here’s why.   What Makes Christmas and...

December 13, 2016

The new season got you in a funk? Are you an empty nester looking for a new hobby? Looking for a fun way to invest some of your money in a collection of hard assets, perhaps as a hedge against inflation and to balance out a portfolio of more conventional financial products. There is no shortage of reasons why you may be looking to start a personal collection. Here are several different themes...

December 13, 2016

Whether you’ve suffered a loss or simply can’t afford to pay your mortgage, home foreclosures are more common than one might think. We asked Donna Pisciotta, a partner at Dalton & Finegold, LLP, to explain some of the reasons why homeowners are forced to foreclose: “The simple answer is loss of job, sudden accidents, sudden death of a spouse/co-owner, disability, and health—all of which...

December 13, 2016

Did you hear? Last month, one of Marilyn Monroe’s dresses sold for almost $5 million to Ripley’s Believe It or Not. It was previously owned by Martin Zweig, a hedge fund manager who bought the dress in 1999 for $1.26 million. Ripley’s plans to display the dress first in its Marilyn Monroe Gallery at Ripley’s Hollywood Odditorium, before taking the dress on a worldwide tour at its various...

December 08, 2016

Babysitting. It sounds like such a simple thing. You pay someone to watch your kids while you go out for date night. Simple, right? But what really happens is that you end up spending what seems like hours of time playing phone tag with the list of local—and sometimes not so local—babysitters. And you may not end up finding anyone in the end, anyway. Even when you do find someone, there’s...

December 05, 2016

No matter where you plan to put the mower, there are a couple things you need to do for winter storage. First and foremost, you need to empty the gas tank. When exposed to air, gas goes bad after about a month. A dry film forms in the carburetor that can plug up the mower’s ports and jets. Some people deal with the issue by adding a fuel stabilizer, but most experts will tell you that draining...

December 02, 2016

We were taking a look at RENTCafe’s recent analysis of average apartment size in cities around the U.S., and it got us thinking about what this apartment sizing means for residential storage. Often times, it’s not just the size of your living space, but a handful of personal and professional factors that play themselves out in specific ways. Here are some of the popular apartment-based storage...

November 26, 2016

Our sole purpose as a company is to make self-storage less of a hassle. And that hassle is pretty much everything between your floor and the roll-down door. (Rhyming. Boom.) Once you pick up a box or a chair, everything gets more terrible, so our aim is to bring storage to you: Pick up your stuff for free, store it securely, and return anything on demand. We are Nationwide now. You dig?...

November 15, 2016

1. Storage for Atlanta’s Past and Future: Whether you have an antique from before the city was destroyed in the Civil War, or a precious keepsake from the early days of the Civil Rights era, our climate-controlled, fortress-like storage facility is the ideal solution to protect the financial and sentimental value of potentially vulnerable items. At the same time, Atlanta’s future couldn’t be...

November 15, 2016

Making the decision to end a marriage is difficult. If you’re like a lot of folks, it’s impossible to understand the enormity of this choice until you find yourself in a truly intolerable position. Depending on your situation, you could be struggling to decide between a prolonged separation and divorce. You may not know yet which choice is right for you, and that’s okay. You may not like the idea...

November 15, 2016

In terms of the general financial commitment and the need to comb through fine-print details, buying a condo can very much resemble buying a single-family home. Yet, as most people know, there are also stark differences. Instead of doing your own exterior home maintenance, much of this is taken care of for you. Monthly or annual dues to the community directly fund the maintenance of common spaces...

November 10, 2016

Have you heard the news? Golf has been in a hole for two years, and a lot of these headlines are resurfacing in light of Nike’s announcement that they’re going to stop making golf balls and most other equipment. But as for the idea that golf is dying, we’re not buying it—especially not the direst predictions. Here’s some context from golf writer, Geoff Shackelford, that helps put these doomsday...

October 20, 2016

Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without the costumes and decoration that create the illusion of horror and good old-fashioned spookiness. It’s a labor of love for many people, but we can make it more love and less labor. Let us take the fear out of the first weeks of November, while also keeping your home clutter-free year-round. If you have any of the following Halloween decorations to store,...

October 19, 2016

The holiday season is a mixed bag of early snow and winter wonderland, followed by weeks of dreary skies and long commutes to work. It’s a time to spend with friends and family for sure, but many people have very different ideas about the best place to spend the holidays. Sometimes, you’re just ready for something different. If you live in Boston, maybe you’re ready to take this winter off...

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