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Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things that make our blood run cold. When using self-storage, there are plenty of possible pitfalls — and these frightful disasters will likely give you the chills. Luckily, we have some tips for how to prevent common self-storage mistakes. Here is our list of top scary storage nightmares, along with simple ways to avoid...

Finding the right box for moving and storage can be overwhelming. Should you use cardboard or plastic boxes? If your items will be on display in your home for part of the year, shouldn’t the storage box be decorative? Consider these options to determine which is the best material for your moving and storage needs. Cardboard When people think of moving and storage,...

Rust, corrosion, and inactivity can take a big toll on a motorcycle. If you’re storing your ride for the winter, make sure you take some action before you put it away or you may be in for some nasty surprises come spring. Basem Wasef at About.com offers a very thorough description of the best way to store your motorcycle. But if you just want the basics, go with...

Divorce is scary. Complex emotional, financial and legal issues make the entire process extremely stressful. The secret to making it go smoothly? Self-storage. It might not be what you’d expect, but renting a self-storage unit can actually ease the burden of divorce. Here are a few ways: Divide Up Possessions Divvying up possessions is never easy. Do you get that...

With summer behind us, it’s time to winterize and store all of your mild-weather toys – and that includes your Jet Ski or Waverunner. It’s a sad fact, but you just can’t use your personal watercraft (a.k.a. PWC) all year. With a price tag of $10,000 to $15,000, the fun of a PWC doesn’t come cheap. Make sure you get the most out of your investment by...

Shouldn’t wedding gifts last “til death do us part?” These presents arose from the tradition of the father of the bride giving a dowry in the form of jewelry or land. And while diamonds (and land) are forever, they’re probably out of your budget. So what do you get a couple that will last them a lifetime, through storage and home use and back to storage? Here...

Proper car storage is no joke. That’s why the joke is on Cameron Frye’s dad when his 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California ends up smoking in the bottom of a ravine in the classic 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” If only Mr. Frye had stored his prize automobile the right way in the first place, his son’s friend—the notorious Ferris—would never have driven...

Fall is just around the corner – and if those chilly winds and plummeting temps tell us anything it’s that winter is not far behind. Before the deep freeze sets in, take some time to pack away some of your summer items to clear up more space for living. Tell us: Which of these items are you planning on storing this fall? Keep a tab in your head as you run down...

A big furniture piece is no easy thing to move. And while a mattress can be separated from a bed frame, a couch or a sofa has the unique characteristic of being both rigid and delicate. So how do you move and store a monstrous fabric covered piece without staining, bending, breaking, or damaging it? 1. Measure. This sounds like a no-brainer, but before you get the...

  If your family has left you with a bunch of priceless antiques, you might not necessarily have space for all of them. To clear your home of clutter, while still hanging onto those family heirlooms, consider renting a storage unit. But, of course, make sure that you take the necessary steps to avoid damage and keep these treasures safe. Here are our tips for...