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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...

August 01, 2016

Now that the calendar month has turned over to August, families are looking at their back-to-school to-do list with an increasing sense of urgency. Here are 5 popular back-to-school storage projects that are better with Closetbox.   1. Don't Let Clutter Ruin the Vibe: One of the best parts about the back-to-school season is the new clothes, fresh supplies, schedule planners, and general...

July 28, 2016

If you’re a professional artist or aspiring art student, your studio space is probably cramped. With nowhere to put completed artworks and projects, work may have spilled over into your apartment or living space. If you’re making art faster than you can sell or submit it, a storage service is a great alternative to storing items in your studio. Closetbox is the best choice for your storage...

July 27, 2016

The decision to move home is never easy. Maybe you’ve just finished your undergraduate degree and need to catch your breath before searching for jobs. Maybe your mom isn’t in the best mental and physical shape and needs a live-in assistant. Whatever the case, moving home often goes hand-in-hand with a major life change. To accommodate the move, you might need to sell your belongings, sublet your...

July 26, 2016

With every Closetbox storage project, our customers receive free pickup service, online storage tracking, and personalized inventory labeling. On the back end of their storage needs, some of our customers then choose to pick up their own items at no additional charge. Others use our affordable, on-demand return delivery for one-time, total storage return. There's also a third return option that...

July 25, 2016

Public libraries have experienced massive growth in popularity over the past few years. With the advent of tablets and the prioritization of e-books, more and more people find themselves wanting to hold real, tangible books in their hands. Library usage and memberships are increasing, and—though funding is relatively sparse—citizens continue to recognize the value and cultural importance of...

July 22, 2016

Even dream homes require compromise because moving into a new living space also involves some kind of choice. Put another way, no home has everything, and those that do tend to be more difficult to clean and more expensive to maintain. Ideally, everybody would find a home "where you use every inch but don’t feel cramped," as This Old House put it. But more likely, as much as you love your home,...

July 21, 2016

Radio station essentials have remained fairly consistent over the last few decades: a soundboard, microphones, headphones, and a few swivel chairs. Stations still broadcast on the same AM and FM frequencies, and soundboard design has stayed remarkably constant. Despite this superficial consistency, however, a lot has changed in the world of public broadcasting. Radio stations are beginning to...

July 20, 2016

Tens of millions of people have downloaded Pokémon Go, more than Tinder. Daily users and engagement rates for Pokémon Go outnumber those for Twitter. It's not just that a lot of people are out playing the game. They're also looking around at their friends and neighbors and asking themselves how exactly did this happen, and happen so quickly? At Closetbox, we have no trouble at all understanding...

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