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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...

August 09, 2016

Whether your thing is road, track, mountain bike, or BMX, there's no shortage of inspiration at the Summer Olympics when it comes to discovering—or rediscovering—a passion for cycling. Whether you need to reclaim your garage space, fetch the bike out of a dark corner basement, or both, it's important to note that you often need more space than you first suppose.   Bike Storage and...

August 07, 2016

For extra targets, bows, arrows, quivers, tabs, rings, gloves, and special training equipment, there are all kinds of overflow archery supplies that you may want to store off-site. You may run an archery club with no permanent site location. You may run a summer camp in which archery in just one part of the programming. You may manage a sporting goods store with a rotating retail display of...

August 06, 2016

If you've ever swam in an Olympic-sized pool—50 meters long—you know that it seems to go on forever, at least compared to your neighbor's backyard pool. Even most local aquatic centers have pools that are only 25 yards or 25 meters, if there's one nearby at all. It's also increasingly difficult to find lakes that have a designated swimming area, reasonably clean waters, and isn't overrun with...

August 05, 2016

You were ahead of the times, but the world has finally caught on. Cargo shorts are horrendous, so says NPR and the Washington Post. The Post article, in particular, points out that cargo shorts aren't just a problem for the men who wear them. There's a double standard out there that makes it much more likely that a man's cargo shorts will be perceived as reflecting negatively on his wife, or...

August 04, 2016

There are tens of thousands of Olympic medals out there. And that's just the official medal winner count. Some can be worth a couple hundred dollars or less. Some can be worth more than a million dollars. And there are all kinds of stories and valuations that fall somewhere in between. You might think the athletes always end up displaying their medals, but you'd probably be surprised by how many...

August 03, 2016

August 7th is National Sister's Day! We have sisters. They're amazing. We also have customers who have sisters. Moreover, the objects and affects that are created in sisterhood throughout the years are often directly connected to personal storage projects. There's even a wiki-guide about how to celebrate National Sister's Day with your sister.   Sister Storage Now, sometimes in our...

August 02, 2016

President Obama turns 55 on Thursday, August 4th. Happy Birthday, Mr. President, and welcome to the senior citizen club! There are nearly 100 million people in the U.S. 55 years or older—so it may not be as exclusive a group as you're used to. But it does come with certain perks, including a huge range of senior citizen discounts.   Learning Never Ends, including Consumer Information The...

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