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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...

June 22, 2016

Maybe it's a 1920 Tudor-style home with a beautiful, steeply-bricked façade. Maybe it's a turn-of-the-century bungalow. Maybe it's a late 19th century hand-hewn log home. Even a hundred years ago, or more, there were numerous architectural styles that continue to leave an indelible mark on today's housing stock. The heritage of your older, charming home will continue to endure and evolve based on...

June 21, 2016

Inpatient and residential treatment programs can create specialized storage needs. Some of these programs may last a year or more, while even those treatments that require only a couple months' stay may still feel like they last years. Moreover, because second- and third-line treatments may only be available at certain locations, patients are often required to travel across the state, if not the...

June 19, 2016

Along with free pick up, our online tracking, on-demand return delivery, and exact storage pricing is ideal for any number of after Father's Day storage needs. What types of projects are common after Father's Day? So glad you asked….   Making Room for Your Father's Day Present Bigger isn't always better, but a lot of the best Father's Day presents can take up a bunch of space. Maybe you'...

May 26, 2016

Any storage project may present its own challenges, but especially for those projects that involve heavier items or bulk storage needs, it's important to know your own limits. Don't let pride cause physical injury and additional headaches to your storage project. Even the strongest, most limber individuals can appreciate the time-savings and hassle-free convenience that comes with a concierge...

May 25, 2016

Despite the cost of a university education, going to college is still the dream for a huge percentage of high school graduates. Whether it's a higher-quality learning experience, new friends that last a lifetime, or the social life that comes with the college experience, this truly is a time you're never going to forget. At the same time, college tuition costs cover a lot more than educational...

May 23, 2016

1. Storage for all of Mother Nature's Beauty: Charlotte residents can boast that they're 3 hours from the beach and 2 hours from the mountains, along with incredible sunset views with the city skyline as the backdrop. Not to mention the U.S. National Whitewater Center! There are a lot of choices, but most locals have at least one or two passions that involve Mother Nature. Whether it's beach...

May 17, 2016

1. Homesteaders: With Oklahoma City, the story always starts in 1889 with the nation's first big land rush, in which people were invited to go out and lay claim to a free plot of land. Oklahoma City was literally created in a single day in which 10,000 people set up a tent city. Chaos ensued for many years. Today, the cityscape and landownership is much better organized. In fact, many local...

May 11, 2016

1. Music, Music, Music, and Art: Come for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, stay for the dozens of incredible live music venues and up-and-coming musical acts. The city is both a destination for musicians and a fertile ground for homegrown acts. Closetbox offers convenient, cost-effective storage with delivery service for bands, clubs, and concert halls. Right behind the music scene is...

May 10, 2016

Often, though not always, vintage homes are found in incredibly desirable locations near the city center. Ever since there's been civilization, social status has been conferred by living in the middle of the action. Thus, depending on the current condition and maintenance schedule, historic homes can be a money pit or a savvy real estate investment. It's simple supply-and-demand. There are only...

May 09, 2016

1. Storage Solutions for Smaller Homes: The fundamental problem, for many, is simply that they own more stuff than they have space for. As a side effect of the Great Recession, the first half of the decade saw a decrease in the average square footage of new homes in the Portland area. But no matter what the housing trends were last year or next, it doesn't change the fact that the city has 15...

May 04, 2016

A lot of people own multiple homes in their lifetime, but how do you make it work when you decide the time has come to upgrade by buying a new home? If you thought the mortgage loan process was cumbersome and stressful as a first-time home buyer, wait till you try to buy your second or third home. There are a number of strategies that can enable you to take on an extra home mortgage without...

April 28, 2016

Only in America, as many comedians have observed, will homeowners leave a $25,000 car exposed in the driveway, and keep tons of worthless junk safe in the garage. It's funny at first, but when you realize your garage is full of stuff you just don't have any room for in the other parts of your house, you might start to feel like the butt of the joke. Fortunately, you can get the last laugh if you...

April 27, 2016

1. Roasting and Espresso Equipment: Seattle is known, first and foremost, for its coffee. Our climate-controlled storage units provide continuously moderate temperatures and well-maintained storage space for stowing any extra coffee roasting and espresso-making equipment you may have. That said, to maintain a cost-effective storage facility, we had to forgo refrigeration and strict humidity...

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