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 English-speaking world, but there are numerous venues that may cite in The Avenue of the Arts. Likewise, there are plenty of parades and festivals throughout the year.
Our favorite local event? The Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day highlights the city of Philadelphia—including City Hall and all along Broad Street—not to mention the creativity and eccentricity of Philadelphians themselves.
2. Healthcare: From the first hospital and medical school in the U.S. to the fact that one of out every six medical doctors in the U.S. receives at some training in Philadelphia, there is a world-class medical community in the city. Whether you have a collection of antique medical equipment, extra research materials, overflow supplies at your dental office, or you’re staying in Philly for a while during medical treatment, Closetbox provides all manner of medical-related storage. We’re also a great option for decluttering your home as part of an at-home convalescence or personal care services.
3. Antiques and Artifacts: The Declaration of Independence may be kept at the National Archives Building, but Philadelphia has an incredibly storied history full of big-impact events and American firsts. The first library, the first dance organization, the first hunting club, the first mint and stock exchange, the first steam vessel, the first zoo, the first department store, the list goes on and on. Our climate-controlled warehouse and personal vault storage has what it takes to safely store most antiques and artifacts.
4. Home Recovery and Temporary Living Solutions: The vast majority of residents enjoy years of uninterrupted living in their home, but there are a number of hazards that may threaten the safety of your home’s living environment. Severe storm and water damage. Burn damage from residential fires. Lead paint in older homes remains a big issue, especially around Strawberry Mansion and Fairmount Park. Looking to prepare for the worst? Here’s a list of top resources for emergency preparedness. Or maybe it’s not so much new damage but restoration of an older building. You don’t have to live on the oldest street in America (Elfreth's Alley, 1702) to be subject to historic district zoning laws.
5. Population Density and Revitalization: Philadelphia doesn’t just have a lot of people. With more than 11,000 people per square mile, it’s also a top 5 U.S. city for population density. And this after decades of population decline from the 1950s to the mid-2000s. The city has taken well to an aggressive revitalization program. As more people come back to the city and renovate older homes and residences, a lack of available storage space is inevitable. Row houses can be incredibly charming, but they don’t leave a lot of room for storage sheds.
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Now, we want to be upfront. Our Philadelphia storage centers can’t take anything that’s highly flammable, perishable, illegal, or too heavy to be moved by two professional storage handlers. Otherwise, no matter the nature of your project, you should be able to take advantage of our free pickup, online inventory, and on-demand return service for seasonal and long-term storage.