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Posted on Dec 17 2014 - 5:31pm by Garret Stembridge
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We’re going to play a little association game. Here are the clues: It is a place. This place resides in the most luxurious cities, worldwide. Features have been known to include waterfalls, wine coolers and beach front. Sounding pretty great, huh? Well, this place is so great that movie stars, politicians and athletes frequent it. We know what you’re thinking:...

Posted on Oct 17 2014 - 4:54pm by Garret Stembridge
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It’s no secret that we Americans love our celebrities. And, in honor of that fact, we’re going to play a little association game. What do Canton, OH, Springfield, MA and Cleveland, OH have in common? Can’t guess? All homes to Halls of Fame. Well, it’s time to move over NFL, NBA and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. There’s a new Hall in town and it ain’t...

Posted on Sep 11 2014 - 10:32pm by Garret Stembridge
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  If you’ve seen the movie Larry Crowne, perhaps you remember the scene with Larry and Talia riding their scooters into a storage facility (see snippets from the scene in the trailer below starting at 1:32!). Talia wants to help Larry with his less-than-impressive wardrobe and brings him to her storage unit that is really a huge closet full of all kinds of...

Posted on Aug 14 2014 - 1:57pm by Garret Stembridge
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta approached one of our storage locations about filming in one of our storage units. They needed to temporarily rent a space for one of the housewives to rummage in, because they wanted to show that she was going through a tough, transitional time in her life. Not her existing storage space, mind you, but a staged unit for this “reality...

Posted on Jul 18 2014 - 3:32pm by Garret Stembridge
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One of the strangest storage units I ever saw was a 15 foot square unit that housed a single refrigerator. We were expecting to find some pretty amazing items in this fridge–gold, maybe?–but were baffled when we opened it and saw a lone, solitary pickle. A fridge and a pickle. That was it. Maybe it was the first pickle that was ever made. Maybe it was...

Posted on Jul 15 2014 - 3:26pm by Garret Stembridge
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One of our units stored a solitary baby grand piano. That in itself is not very interesting or peculiar. But when it was dark, in the middle of the night, the owner would enter his unit and practice his piano. Classical music would float around the entire storage facility. Occasionally we would hear some Broadway music. The night manager’s favorite was when...

Posted on Jul 14 2014 - 5:00pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on 5 Star Hotel? Actually It’s a Self Storage Facility.

We’ve all gotten them: wrong numbers. You miss a number when dialing and instead of your Aunt Mildred, you have dialed a urologist’s office. Our Bonita Springs, FL location gets called so often for a 5-star hotel, it is surely not just a misdialed number. We don’t suggest sleeping in our units, but we think they are pretty 5-star! What is the best/funniest/weirdest...

Posted on Jul 10 2014 - 4:50pm by Garret Stembridge
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FACT! It’s not uncommon for our storage units to house weight-lifting equipment, but every once in a while there will be a storage unit that has been turned into a complete weight room and gym. We have heard of people counting a move into their unit as their daily workout, but it isn’t often that people get their daily workout in their storage units. What’s...

Posted on Apr 11 2014 - 3:50pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on 5 Things You Need to Host a Mad Men Premiere Party

If you’re a die-hard Mad Men fan, you know that the upcoming Season 7 will feature Don, Peggy, and the rest of the gang reacting to historical events, just as they always have. This time it’s 1969, when Woodstock, the space-race, and flower power are in full-swing. ...

Posted on Sep 5 2012 - 8:22pm by Garret Stembridge
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  Bidding on the contents of abandoned storage units is a job for some and a hobby for others. And there’s nothing wrong with that. After all, you can make a few bucks. However, you can also end up with the shock of your life, as a couple of people learned this year. With Halloween coming up, I decided to take a look at the most spooky things recently discovered...