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April 12, 2016

Underestimate the size of your summer camp supplies at your own peril. If this is your first year sending your kid away to summer camp, you may feel overwhelmed with the supply shopping list. Moreover, buying all the relevant gear and getting it to camp is only part of the equation. Check out the size of these summer camp storage trunks, for example. Now, these trunks may be perfect for all your...

April 11, 2016

One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make during their kitchen renovation is to underestimate how long the renovation will take. Only after sitting down and having a serious conversation with their kitchen remodeler do homeowners begin to appreciate how long their kitchen space is going to be out of commission. And that's assuming that the contractor gives it to you straight: 3-4...

April 08, 2016

Looking to take on a major home organization project? A commonly deployed strategy is the use of pre-designated sorting piles. One problem we've noticed, however, is that even the longer lists fail to mention storage for de-cluttering your home as a viable resource. This is why Closetbox is known by savvy folks as the secret 5th pile for home organization.  Our convenient and reliable...

April 07, 2016

Look outside and you will see that spring is here! The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and flowers are blooming. It's time to pull out the short sleeves, shorts, and cute skirts, and put away the all that winter gear like coats, hats, and gloves. You could stash your winter clothes in your full-to-the-brim garage, or you could leave the storing to the professionals and hand them over...

April 06, 2016

Moving into a freshman dorm in a few weeks? Have a kid who's preparing to leave for college? When you sit down as a family to discuss what's going to happen with the old bedroom, here are 3 different college storage solutions that can make the transition easier and more positive for everyone involved.   1. Putting Something in Your Empty Nest A lot of parents help take the bite out of...

April 05, 2016

The very idea of a basement is something that can divide people into two camps. These cool, dark spaces can be great for sleeping at any time of the day, for creating a first-class home theater space, and for general storage. For other people and other homes, these spaces are creepy, moldy, and unfit for most residential purposes. That said, in many areas across the country, there are no...

April 04, 2016

Often, each individual attic presents a different set of storage opportunities and challenges. For many people, the attic is the go-to for their home storage needs. At the same time, attic storage is often vulnerable to mold and water damage, fire and heat damage, and all manner of pests. There is typically low-ceiling clearance. Not to mention inadequate floor support.   Practical Limits...

April 01, 2016

1. Film, Tech, and Music Storage: When it comes it film, tech, and music storage, it starts with South by Southwest and any number of venues, acts, and vendors that have supplies which are only used a handful of times a year. It starts with South by, but it certainly doesn't end there. Maybe you're a contractor or media hardware company that is part of the city's large film industry. Maybe you're...

March 31, 2016

You and your partner just moved in together. Things are going well. Still, you may not be ready to move all your stuff in together just yet. You may have left it with your parents or a sibling, or perhaps put it in storage. Why? Well, just because you’re moving in together doesn’t mean that all your stuff is necessarily moving in with all your partner’s stuff. As big a...

March 31, 2016

1. The Streetcar and Urban Living: Don't get us wrong, the hilly terrain surrounding the city will always limit the number of pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, but in the downtown area from the Banks to Over-the-Rhine, the Streetcar is bringing new urban living opportunities to a growing number of people in Cincinnati. Downtown apartments, condos, and many of the city's older brick homes don't...

March 30, 2016

Multi-child families create a chaotically rewarding home environment. Not all households with multiple children are the same. Some siblings are many years apart. Other families go from 0 to 2 or more kids in the same day. Some have homes with more space than they know what to do with. Others are struggling to find a way to make it work. Learn about some of the various storage solutions for multi-...

March 29, 2016

In an ideal world, you'd be able to sell, move out, buy, and move in to your new home all in the same month. Very few people get so lucky, and it's unwise to plan on such an outcome. Housing construction is commonly beset by challenges, delays, and uncertainty. The housing market can be fickle as well. When someone makes an attractive offer on your current property, it's not something you can...

March 28, 2016

First, a quick introduction to our concierge-style self-storage: To get started, simply box up your smaller items, tell us how much stuff you're looking to put into storage, and schedule your free pickup. From there, we take care of loading, hauling, unloading, and itemizing each and every item you put into storage. In this way, we're able to offer efficient tracking, return delivery, and exact...

March 25, 2016

Spring is here! Finally, time to air out, organize, clean, and de-junk your house after a long couple of months in winter hibernation. During the winter months your house becomes pretty stuffy and dusty because there is not much ventilation, but spring cleaning can fix all that. Here are some tips and ideas to use as you do your spring cleaning this year: Room-by-Room Start with...

March 24, 2016

The average cruise ship contract runs for 3-8 months—long enough that you can't justify paying rent while you're gone, short enough that you don't want to uproot your entire life. Whether you're temporarily without a home or you're able to sublet your current place, you're going to need a place to store your personal belongings and other valuable items. (To this point, Closetbox also offers...

March 24, 2016

1. Save Time and Hassles with our Concierge Storage Model. We get frustrated enough when one of our flights is unexpectedly delayed, but we also take a moment to remember: Most flight attendants aren't on the clock until the cabin door closes. It's no surprise, then, that most of the people in this line of work have a keen sense of the connection between saving time and saving money. By simply...

March 18, 2016

Pilot and flight attendant jobs include a great many perks, not the least of which are flight benefits for yourself, friends, and family. But the job also comes with a number of drawbacks and challenges. One of the big challenges is finding a reasonably-priced, reasonably-safe living situation, given that flight attendants spend so much of their time away from their home base. The crammed-full...

March 17, 2016

The San Jose real estate market is booming, but if you're thinking about selling your house, knowing how to properly stage your home can make all the difference. Properly staging a home will maximize its space and possibly even increase resale value by drumming up competing bids. If you're on a budget with your home sale, the good news is that with a little bit of guidance, you can...

March 13, 2016

A big problem facing a lot of art galleries face is a dilemma between limited floor plans and an otherwise desirable location. Specifically, many galleries are located in the center of town where commercial districts provide a ton of foot traffic but few opportunities to expand their space. What's a gallery to do when it becomes the victim of its own success? Using an offsite storage facility is...

March 10, 2016

When a parent or a close relative dies and you’ve been assigned as the executor of the estate, it can seem like an overwhelming task. One of the main jobs of an estate executor is selling off the belongings of an estate home. If you’re in this situation and wondering what to do, here are some guidelines for managing an estate sale. An estate sale is more than a simple yard or garage sale....

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