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October 11, 2016

Discover some of our popular storage resources and project ideas for residents, businesses, and organizations throughout the greater Detroit-area:   1. Inventors, Entrepreneurs, History and Heritage: Detroit’s automotive industry attracts more than its fair share of inventors and engineers. But not every tinkerer is working under the auspices of Ford, GM, or Chrysler. Likewise, the history...

October 07, 2016

For those in the path of Hurricane Matthew, we hope your story ends by being able to brag about the best hurricane party ever, or at least how the evacuation shelter wasn’t as bad as you had feared. Unfortunately, a hurricane of this magnitude inevitably leaves behind a wake of destruction that can claim both homes and lives. Stay safe both during the storm and in the immediate aftermath. But...

October 05, 2016

1. Worry-Free Storage Facilities: We don’t compromise the security of our storage facilities, while also making smart choices for cost-effective storage units. In Kansas City, there’s no shortage of hazards to contend with. There are times of heavy rains and floods, as well as drought-stricken years. There are tornadoes and hail storms. And with its intercontinental location, it’s not just the...

September 22, 2016

Few things are so universally difficult as ending a long-term relationship. Whether you’re blindsided by a betrayal, racked with guilt over your own mistakes, or relieved after years of mutual misery and fighting, the process of splitting up is one of the toughest things you’re likely to go through. You’re probably not going to make the best choice every step of the way, but by seeking advice...

September 21, 2016

Between seasonal home maintenance, wardrobe changes, back-to-school projects, autumn anxiety, and yoga, there's a variety of topics, trends, and demands which are connected to the fall season and which dovetail nicely with a clutter-free living space.   How Clutter Starts Got clutter? You're not the only one. If you're like us, your home has taken on clutter one item and one area at a...

September 16, 2016

Starting with free pickup and exact price quotes, Closetbox has developed a comprehensive set of resources to take the stress out of storage. That said, we want our customers to find more effective strategies to cope with any type of stress that may be interfering with their lives and health. To pursue this goal, few options are better than yoga.   Tackling Stress on Two Different Fronts...

September 15, 2016

September is National Fall Hat Month, and while some monthly commemorations seem arbitrarily assigned, we agree that September—and fall in general—is a great time for hats. The sun is still bright enough that you want some UV protection for your face, and yet the worst of the summer heat is over, allowing you to expand your repertoire of hat accessories. Put another way, come September, you can...

September 14, 2016

The Commission on Presidential Debates has advised the debate hosting sites to have a contingency plan for a three-person debate forum—even it means installing a bigger stage. With Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson polling in double-digits, the political media is intrigued by the idea of a 3rd party candidate at one or more of this year's Presidential Debates. Now, last time we checked the...

September 13, 2016

Did you know that the end of August/beginning of September is high tide for anxiety? Maybe it has something to do with seasonal allergies, the changing leaves, or the dwindling window for daylight hours. If you're prone to this type of anxiety—and you're not alone—it may feel like it's all of these things and more. Your living space may have become increasingly cluttered for several months, or...

September 13, 2016

In a tradition that extends back to the late 19th century, the U.S. Department of Labor commemorates the social and economic contributions that workers have made to the national welfare throughout the generations by making the first Monday in September a national holiday. And so, to celebrate workers, a lot of Americans get to take the day off from work. There's kind of a false irony to it. Work...

September 13, 2016

Fall home maintenance is an essential part of protecting your real estate investment and responsible homeownership in general. If this is the first time you've taken your fall maintenance seriously, or if you've moved into a new home in the last year, you may be looking to compile a home maintenance checklist. It's not hard to find a fall home maintenance checklist online. We recommend this home...

August 26, 2016

If you're planning to join the roughly 4 million Americans who are retiring this year, congratulations! After working for decades, you’ve finally earned the rest and relaxation you deserve. However, before throwing caution to the wind and spending the rest of your years boating, fishing, or golfing, you probably have a few chores to complete. Downsizing your home is something on many retirement...

August 24, 2016

Each year, on August 26th, Women's Equality Day celebrates the anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. But, of course, suffrage is only one kind of equality. Across a wide range of consumer products, women can pay more than men for the same thing. Not just anecdotally. Not just a little bit. Studies from the University of Central Florida, Yale University, as...

August 23, 2016

August 25th is National Secondhand Wardrobe Day. This day is often cast as an opportunity to declutter your home or save money by shopping at secondhand clothing stores. But passing on secondhand clothing to someone else doesn't always happen in a single day. Often times, you can do even more with your secondhand wardrobe with a convenient and cost-effective storage solution. Storage is a great...

August 22, 2016

Ball storage sounds crazy, or like a running gag line, until you're put into a situation in which you actually have too many balls and not enough space to stow them. If you're talking basketball, soccer, or football, you could decrease your storage requirements by deflating the balls. But this is a time-consuming, logistical hassle that is almost always more trouble than its worth. Balls aren't...

August 17, 2016

As a major storage brand, Closetbox gets questions all the times about different storage practices, projects, and policies. Rio 2016 has given us the perfect occasion to ask ourselves what's the most commonly overlooked and underrated category of sports storage. Now, we store all kinds of sporting goods. Not just for summer, either. We take skis, snowboards, helmets, snowshoes, footballs and...

August 16, 2016

The idea of sports—and especially competitive fighting—as a substitute for warfare is well established. The story of David and Goliath begins with two warring factions looking to reduce the bloodshed and body count of their conflict. Psychologists point to the development of "positive" traits associated with both war and team sports (discipline, courage, self-sacrifice, belonging, unity)....

August 15, 2016

Whether it's jumping, dressage, or cross-country, there's something special both about the majesty of a horse and the bond that's shared between animal and rider. For some people, the equestrian events at Rio 2016 serve as the impetus to go horseback riding. For others, it's the final push they need to seek the animal-assisted therapy that their best friend has been recommending. For others, it's...

August 12, 2016

A lot of the open-water events at the Rio Olympics have been overshadowed by the water pollution in Guanabara Bay, and the health risk it poses to anyone exposed to these waters. Still, the Bay's surrounding landscape is next-level beautiful, and there are few experiences in life like enjoying Mother Nature's water-borne charms. It's time you got back out there. The thing is whether it's a kayak...

August 10, 2016

In Rio, Golf has returned to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1904. If you haven't heard anything by now, you probably weren't chosen to participate. The roster is largely determined based on world ranking as of July 11th, 2016. Nevertheless, maybe you're ready to get serious about your golf game again. Here's how we can help:   Use our Storage Units to Increase Your Practice...

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