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In order to cut costs, self storage companies will often look to purchase existing facilities or structures rather than build new ones. Besides being cheaper, it’s also generally quicker to get a renovated facility open to the public. That is pretty much what one firm, Natural Ventures, was looking to do when it purchased an old self storage facility in Omaha,...

    Posted on May 14 2014 - 4:26pm by Brent Hardy
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    Packing long-stemmed wine glasses for a move can be quite a challenge. There’s nothing worse than finally getting all moved in, eagerly unpacking a box, and then finding out your glasses didn’t survive the journey! Here’s a quick and easy way to pack wine glasses that will ensure their protection. ...

    If you live in a cold climate, putting your car or boat into storage makes good sense. Hopefully you performed careful maintenance before storing your vehicle so as to ensure that it remained in good condition.   Even if you did take steps to store your vehicle properly, it’s important to perform a few inspections when the time comes to take your car or...

    Classic cars don’t always do well in harsh weather, making seasonal car storage a must in many areas. But but storing a vintage automobile is different from other types of storage. Below are some things that you need to know and do when looking for and storing your vehicle:   Winter Maintenance You’ve invested a lot of time and money in your classic...

    When storing your car for a period of time, there are a lot of things you need to do to make sure its components last during its period of non-use. To help you out, we interviewed automotive expert Tom Mollo of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and asked him to share his most recommended car storage tips.     We’ve also summarized Tom’s car...

    You’re hot on the trail of a quality storage space for your stuff. You’ve narrowed down the size and type of unit you’ll need and the general location you’ll be targeting.   Now the question is which of the facilities in the area to sign on with. What are helpful questions to ask when you visit? Take this list with you and you’ll be on your way. ...

    In a competitive sellers’ market, excellent home “staging” (arranging and prepping your home so that it appeals to buyers) is crucial. While it’s true that a lived-in look enhances your chance of a sale, having too much stuff, or the wrong stuff, can work against home sellers. While many sellers rent storage space to reduce clutter in their...

    Self-storage companies are known for making headlines about strange things people find in abandoned units, like NASA rockets and human organs. But at Extra Space Storage, we like to break out of the ordinary, so this month we’ve gotten a little airtime in Barron’s regarding why we are a good investment for 2014. ...

    Photo: akasped via Flickr   Self-storage isn’t just for suburbanites with minivans. There are plenty of facilities in urban areas, perfect for city-dwellers to supplement the limited space in their apartments.   Chicago has just gained one more storage option in its urban core. The newest Extra Space facility joins the other three near the central business...

      Photo via Ikea The universe of storage and organization products is enormous. From sideboards to shower racks, you can easily find solutions to every storage problem. But which boxes, bins, barrels, and baskets are right for you? I’ve searched out a few winning products, one for each room of the house. ...