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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....

March 05, 2016

As your business begins to gain traction, you can't keep spending so much time shuttling your business supplies in and out of self-storage. Yet, at the same time, you may not have the necessary capital to hang your shingle or move into a larger location. Find a solution that won't consume your entire operating budget, while also putting time back in your schedule to take on other vital business...

March 05, 2016

Be it a travel opportunity, moving into a new home, a distressed mortgage, or one of life's other unexpected turns, subletting a home is often a lot easier when you have a storage solution to hold your current household belongings. 1. Save Time for other Trip Planning. As it is with a wide range of storage projects, one of our most popular features for subletting storage is the convenience and...

March 03, 2016

Organizing your home is hard, especially if you are not a natural organizer. It is even harder if you do not like cleaning, and even more so if you have kids. And all those things are made even more complicated and difficult when you have a limited amount of space to work with. But it is possible. You can organize your house, and keep it organized, but you have to keep it up. Here are some ...

February 25, 2016

New parents often experience an unexpected difficulty when they welcome a new bundle of joy: the sheer amount of "stuff" that comes along with the baby. Not only will the baby need a bedroom of its own, it will also slowly take over the rest of the house. Cleaning out your home is a time-consuming process, and you don't always want to get rid of everything. By using Closetbox, however, you...

February 18, 2016

When you make the decision to settle into an smaller home in a retirement community.You will have help and support as you grow older. You will make new friends and have activities to keep you occupied. However, it can be challenging to think about packing up your home and moving into a smaller home. Here are some tips to make downsizing go a little smoother. Give yourself plenty of...

March 02, 2016

As one of 1,300 blended families that form every single day in the U.S., know that you're not alone in creating a new, unified household. You're bound to hear useful tips about enlisting the support of friends and extended family, about showing patience and understanding while also stepping into the role of disciplinarian to new children, about continuing to work on building a stronger marriage...

March 02, 2016

1. Missions and Other Travel Solutions Some of our most popular Utah storage solutions are 18- and 24-month storage projects that help LDS families during the household transition that occurs between their mission and their emergence into adulthood, whether that starts with college education (at the U or the Y) or a career opportunity. Maybe the empty nest has you moving into a smaller, easier-...

February 17, 2016

  The most successful dental practices continuously develop their clinical skills, as well as their practice management resources. One of a dental practice's most important assets, the office space has a direct impact on both the clinical and business side of the practice. That said, there is no one size or floor plan that fits every dental practice. In fact, many practices get their...

February 19, 2016

Especially if it's messy, getting through a divorce requires marshalling all the resources at your disposal. A friend who's been in the same situation. A family member with a shoulder to cry on. A therapist to talk through larger emotional issues. Old hobbies. New interests. A lawyer who won't take everything, or let everything get taken. These are all potentially life-saving things you can lean...

December 28, 2015

During the holiday season, your home is festive and bright. You've decorated with lights and greenery, hung stockings for every member of the family, and generally filled your home with holiday cheer. There's just one problem: now, you have to take down all of those holiday items; and not only do you have to take them down, you have to store them somewhere. Storage for holiday decorations...

February 11, 2016

Whether we like it or not, the older we get the harder it can be to take care of things that were once simple tasks on our own. Arthritis can make everything from exercise to simple cooking more difficult than it needs to be, loss of vision adds challenges to everyday life, and old injuries that used to be minor annoyances can grow long teeth when one reaches the senior citizen stage of life....

February 17, 2016

Often, one of the most difficult parts of losing of a loved one is going through their belongings. Sometimes, it involves getting the grandkids together to determine what's most important to whom. And sometimes the surviving spouse must go through everything item-by-item. Even then, there's almost always a pile leftover of things that seemingly nobody wants, but nobody wants to throw away. Give...

February 04, 2016

We live in a country full of stuff. Ever since Madonna crooned about our 'material world' back in the 80's, it seems that our culture has only become increasingly more materialistic. With the holiday season of gift-giving just behind us, many of us will find ourselves surrounded by even more stuff. Having things is nice, and we all have objects and items that are special to us....

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