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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...

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...

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