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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...

July 18, 2016

A lot of business and homeowners look around their property lines and get an idea in their head that they can simply build their way out of a shortage of storage space. Then, when the time comes, it's quickly revealed just how complicated, costly, and unfeasible the project really is. It happens all the time. The city's zoning laws prohibit the kind of structural addition you need. It could be...

July 15, 2016

There are two things that are common to pretty much all long-term book storage: the books are not going to be handled everyday, and they tend to have considerable worth that demands higher-quality storage units. Storage facilities that are susceptible to extreme temperatures and humidity levels can damage the condition of your book collection. Moreover, while it's not usually the first box that...

July 14, 2016

If you live on a coast or near a lake, river, or pond, you’re privy to the intricacies of boat culture. You don’t need to own a skiff to understand the lifestyle: reciprocated hellos, dinghy tows, and shared resources are known to all people who have spent time on the water. In the off-season, however, boaters need a place to store equipment and gear. In places like New England and along the...

July 13, 2016

We're not talking about actually storing children, though there are times when we understand the impulse. No, parents have a wide range of storage needs that can help make raising the kids just a little easier. Whether it's getting the most out of your alone time or alleviating worries about child hazards in the home, discover how a concierge storage solution can make the difference.   End...

July 11, 2016

It's great watching the Olympics broadcast, but what do the Olympic Games have to tell us about our personal health and physical fitness? The short answer is plenty. Take a look at these fitness tips inspired by the Summer Olympics. And because it's what Closetbox knows best, we've also included some storage tips to help minimize the logistical hassles of an exercise routine or training regimen...

July 07, 2016

Investment rental properties often serve as an extra source of income. They may be part of your retirement portfolio, or they may be a principal business venture. Maybe you don't own the properties themselves, but rather your business is managing the properties for the owners. Regardless, managing rental properties is rarely as easy as it seems from the outside looking in. There are any number of...

July 06, 2016

It's that time of year when Major League baseball teams are sizing up their prospects for the rest of the season in earnest. Both in terms of their postseason chances and the health of their farm system: A top of the rotation starter. A left-handed reliever. A big bat that can also play the hot corner. There are always deals to be made. It's that time of year when families, small businesses, and...

July 05, 2016

1. Homeowners and Historic Building Regulations One of America’s oldest continuously occupied cities, Boston’s buildings and architectural styles are some of the oldest in the country. With homes made in Post-Medieval, Georgian, Federal, and various revival styles, townies take pride in their home-grown architectural treasures. If you have the pleasure to live in one of these houses or...

June 27, 2016

With Independence Day falling on a Monday this year, a lot of people are choosing to use the three-day weekend to take on a new household project. For some, it's reclaiming a garage space or basement area. Maybe you've set a goal to lead a more clutter-free life in general. Or maybe you need to start preparing a retail space for the back-to-school shopping season. (For a few years now, back-to-...

June 26, 2016

Maybe you've loved fireworks from the time you were a little kid. Maybe you have a thing for flag-themed outfits and other red, white, and blue Americana. Or maybe the celebrations are simply a nice excuse to have some BBQ and drink an adult beverage. Independence Day has a little something for everyone. Public entertainment, all-day events, and fireworks displays are always a big part of the...

June 24, 2016

1. Storage Solutions for Urban Living: You can't talk about downtown Minneapolis without mentioning the famous Minneapolis Skyway. This dense, mixed-use district covers more than 60 city blocks and gives rise to many successful businesses and downtown residents who run into the fundamental storage problem: They have more stuff than they do space. Closetbox has you covered. Likewise, the quality...

June 23, 2016

A lot of storage projects go hand-in-hand with major life changes. From having a baby and blended families to marital discord and the death of a matriarch/patriarch, many of our customers are looking for a storage solution during emotionally-charged times. Some full of hope and joy. Others full of stress and heartache. Yet, there's one life change in particular that seems to have a little bit of...

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