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Clock Storage 101: How Do You Store a Wall Clock and Where?

Clock Storage 101: How Do You Store a Wall Clock and Where?

While many in our digital age are accustomed to glancing at the microwave to check the time if a smartphone isn't handy, some still look to fashioned clocks to check the current hour. Clocks aren't just functional tools for telling time, but often decorative pieces of...

How To Store a Grandfather Clock the Right Way

How To Store a Grandfather Clock the Right Way

Decorative and practical, grandfather clocks are true time capsules from the past. They may connect you to past generations with every tick and chime, but let’s be real, they’re pretty finicky. All those gears and springs inside need extra care, so proper storage is a...

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Self-Storage Unit?

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Self-Storage Unit?

Self-storage offers individuals and businesses secure off-site spaces to keep their belongings. Units are rented on a month-to-month basis for a fee. So, how much does it cost to rent a self-storage unit? Keep reading to learn about the latest self-storage pricing...

Industry Deep Dive: What Is Full-Service Storage?

Industry Deep Dive: What Is Full-Service Storage?

Tired of the usual storage hassles? We’re mainly talking about packing, hauling and squeezing boxes into tiny spaces without any help.  If your answer is yes, then full service storage might be right for you.. Unlike traditional...

What Can You Fit Inside of a 10×30 Storage Unit?

What Can You Fit Inside of a 10×30 Storage Unit?

Are you planning a big move and need a secure spot to keep everything while you smooth out the details? Do you need to store inventory or large equipment for your business? Either way, when space is what you need, a 10x30 storage unit might just be your new best...

What Can You Fit Inside of a 10×20 Storage Unit?

What Can You Fit Inside of a 10×20 Storage Unit?

Ah, the vast expanse of a 10x20 storage unit — it's like the roomy basement you never had, or a garage without the greasy floor and a car taking up most of the space. Among all self-storage options out there, this one's quite a behemoth, ready to swallow the contents...

The Process of Using Full Service Storage from Start to Finish

The Process of Using Full Service Storage from Start to Finish

Ever imagined moving without the moving part? Say you’re renovating and need to clear the living room, or maybe you’re traveling for a while. Instead of cramming stuff into boxes, how about this: A team sweeps in, packs and stores everything for you. And, when you’re...

Wrap Up The Holidays With These Christmas Decoration Storage Solutions

Wrap Up The Holidays With These Christmas Decoration Storage Solutions

There’s something we all face after the holiday cheer winds down. The looming question: Where do we put all these decorations? If that bulky, artificial tree seems to eat up space in your closet, it’s time to find a better spot for it. And if you find yourself holding...

Tips for Choosing a Self-Storage Facility

Tips for Choosing a Self-Storage Facility

Ever noticed our spaces getting tighter while our stuff seems to multiply? Blame it on busy city lives, sudden moves or simply that urge to declutter without letting go. Self-storage is becoming the buddy we didn’t know we needed. But here’s the kicker: not all...

What Can You Fit Inside of a 10×15 Storage Unit?

What Can You Fit Inside of a 10×15 Storage Unit?

Thinking about a 10x15 storage unit? It’s an interesting pick for sure. People often turn to them when life gets a bit hectic. Why? They are spacious and flexible, fitting in just like an extra room at home or helping out when things get a tad chaotic. What can they...

What Can You Fit Inside of a 10×10 Storage Unit?

What Can You Fit Inside of a 10×10 Storage Unit?

When people think about storage units, the 10x10 often comes to mind. Why does this size win hearts? Simply put, it hits a sweet spot. You can stow away your home treasures or declutter during a house spruce-up. To paint a clearer picture, we will now be going over...

What Can You Fit Inside of a 5×10 Storage Unit?

What Can You Fit Inside of a 5×10 Storage Unit?

Have you ever considered renting a 5x10 storage unit, but wonder how much it can actually hold? Maybe you are prepping for a move, decluttering or simply need that extra space. If you want to know if a 5x10 is big enough for all your stuff, well, you've come to the...

What Can You Fit Inside of a 5×5 Storage Unit?

What Can You Fit Inside of a 5×5 Storage Unit?

Ready to clear some space or stash away a few belongings? A 5x5 storage unit might just be your answer. It’s a popular pick, but what exactly can you fit inside? And what about the specifics like climate control? Let’s unpack those questions and get you the details...

How to Store Wood Furniture the Right Way

How to Store Wood Furniture the Right Way

Got some wooden furniture that needs a temporary home? You might be thinking it’s just a matter of putting it in a storage unit and forgetting about it until you need it again. If only it was that simple. Wood furniture is particularly finicky when it comes to changes...

Storage 101: The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Self-Storage

Storage 101: The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Self-Storage

Thinking about self-storage? Determining whether to use self-storage doesn’t need to be a head-scratcher. From self-storage to vehicle storage, business use and short-term storage solutions, we've got you covered on the most frequently asked questions. These are the...

What Are Climate-Controlled Storage Units?

What Are Climate-Controlled Storage Units?

When navigating the seas of moving, decluttering or just finding that little extra space, storage units emerge as a beacon of convenience. But wait—not all storage units are the same. The key to shielding your precious possessions comes down to a simple choice —...

Storage Units vs. Storage Sheds: Which is Better?

Storage Units vs. Storage Sheds: Which is Better?

It’s no secret. Americans have a lot of stuff. Whether you’re moving or need more room for your ever growing pile of possessions, there are times when finding some extra storage space is essential. You may drive past a storage facility every day on your way to work,...

Everything You Need to Know About Self-Storage Locks

Everything You Need to Know About Self-Storage Locks

While self-storage theft is not a common occurrence, you may have heard the occasional horror story on the news. We know that many tenants stash valuable belongings in their self-storage units, so choosing the right lock is a high priority. As a renter, you’re...

How to Pick the Right Size Self-Storage Unit

How to Pick the Right Size Self-Storage Unit

Choosing a self-storage unit doesn’t have to be like “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” where you try out every size unit before finally finding one that suits your needs. Whether you’re looking to store the contents of an entire four-bedroom home or just your seasonal...

How to Pick the Right Size Storage Unit for Your Car

How to Pick the Right Size Storage Unit for Your Car

Cars come in many shapes and sizes, from tiny hatchbacks little bigger than go-karts to mammoth vans that are essentially small buses. When it comes to finding car storage for these vehicles, choosing the right size should be a simple process. It’s those car models in...

SpareFoot’s Ultimate Guide to Storage Auctions

SpareFoot’s Ultimate Guide to Storage Auctions

Thanks to shows like “Storage Wars” and “Storage Hunters,” millions of Americans have been introduced to self-storage auctions, yet very few truly know what they entail. So if you’re thinking of getting into the storage auction game, turn off the TV and follow...

No Reality TV Here: Inside a Real Storage Auction 

No Reality TV Here: Inside a Real Storage Auction 

Patty Maddox rolled up the blue metal door of the storage unit. Sunlight washed over the piles of disorganized stuff she had just purchased for $120 at this morning’s auction. A wooden dresser. Patio furniture. An old VHS player. A pair of brown work boots. Tupperware...

What to Do When You’re Hit By a ‘Wrongful’ Lien Sale

What to Do When You’re Hit By a ‘Wrongful’ Lien Sale

Shows like “Storage Wars” have popularized storage auctions, called lien sales in the self-storage industry. But behind every posse of gleeful treasure hunters, you'll find a small group of people who earnestly believe their items were sold wrongfully. A lien sale is...

Are Storage Facilities Really a ‘Haven for Thieves’?

Are Storage Facilities Really a ‘Haven for Thieves’?

Back in May, ABC’s “Good Morning America” aired a report suggesting that self-storage units are “easy prey” for thieves. Now, a Houston TV station has taken its turn at “investigating” self-storage break-ins. The investigative team at KHOU-TV recently reviewed three...

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