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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...

April 26, 2016

1. Alpine Storage: A lot of people know Denver, Colorado as an entry point for Colorado's world-class ski terrains and mountain resorts. It's one thing to rent or travel with your ski equipment when visiting from out-of-town. Local residents, however, tend to accumulate a good amount of ski gear that they don't use during the offseason. It's not just downhill, cross-country, and snowboarding,...

April 25, 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 take on a second mortgage. There are a number of strategies that can enable you to take on a second mortgage—temporarily or long-...

April 21, 2016

If you are a college student who has been living in the dorms, you might be thinking about going home to see your parents -- well, let's face it, your friends and your parents. Chances are good that you won't have the same dorm when you return, either, regardless of whether you are planning on spending another year in the dorms or if you are looking to move into an off-campus...

April 20, 2016

There is a reason we feel good with simplicity. When you visit a website that is not cluttered with ads, images, and bizarre a-symmetrical texts, it is much more enjoyable to read, correct? This is because simplicity brings humans happiness. Whether it is a website you visit, your daily routine, or the space you are living, getting rid of clutter and bringing more simplicity into your life is...

April 20, 2016

A lot of charming, older homes have one thing that give pause to both current residents and potential home-buyers: the bathrooms are too small. In appealing downtown areas, wealthier homebuyers with smaller families are all too ready to sacrifice bedroom space for a more reasonably-sized bathroom. If you're lucky, the home design allows for a relatively simple expansion of the existing bathroom...

April 14, 2016

When spring arrives, spring cleaning takes over in many households. You want to get rid of clutter, scrub all those nooks and crannies you haven't seen all winter, and make your house shine like new. Tackling spring cleaning all at once can feel like an overwhelming proposition, but by breaking it into smaller tasks, you can have your home looking neat and clean in no time. ...

April 14, 2016

Disaster preparation encompasses a wide range of resources and precautions. The most basic recommendations suggest food and water storage plus emergency cash, while more specialized preparation strategies tend to discuss things like the 16 uses of pine sap for wilderness survival. You can also get a sense for where you fall along this spectrum of preparedness by taking this quiz from National...

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