When to Use Cardboard Boxes vs. Plastic Bins When Storing

There are many iconic matchups in this world. Left vs. right. Coke vs. Pepsi. The Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Boston Celtics. The list goes on.

One matchup you may not have considered is the rivalry between boxes. That’s right: plastic bins vs. cardboard boxes. It may not look like much, but for anyone moving or storing goods, this rivalry is a big deal. If you’re in the midst of a move or if you have just booked your very first storage unit, you may be looking to pick a winner from this pair. To help you choose, the moving and storage experts here at Stor-It have put together the definitive guide on cardboard boxes vs. plastic bins when storing and moving. Learn the pros and cons of each and make the right choice for your needs!

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How to Maximize Efficiency When Using a Moving Truck

So, you’ve decided to go for it. You’re going to move, and you’re going to go it alone. Well, you might recruit a few friends, but you’re certainly not going to pay for movers.

What you likely will pay for, however, is a moving truck. You probably don’t have a huge truck sitting in your driveway. And even if you own a pickup or a van, you may not want to make multiple trips in it. With a moving truck, all it takes is one round trip.

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What You Need to Know When You Store a Vehicle in a Storage Unit

Like people, cars sometimes need new places to stay. Whether it’s an old beater that needs to beat it out of the garage, a convertible that simply can’t stay on the curb, or an RV that needs to hunker down for the winter, vehicles often have to relocate — for their own benefit and the benefit of their owners. In many cases, these large investments are relocating into storage.

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Your Guide to Storing Holiday Decorations

As the year nears its end, the holiday season begins. For many homes and business, this means it’s time to break out the decorations. While fun to set up and enjoy during the holiday season, decorations can be a hassle to pack up and store for the rest of the year if proper storing practices aren’t followed. Continue reading “Your Guide to Storing Holiday Decorations”

7 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from a Storage Unit

There isnt a single business on Earth without stuff. Even the most cloud-friendly enterprises have infrastructure. The smallest mom-and-pop operations have inventory. And what budding brand doesnt have merch? Material stuff” is essential to your companys day-to-day operations, but not all of it is used every second of every day. With reorganizations and location changes, downsizing and growth periods, buyouts and re-brandings, stuff gets lost in the shuffle. Were talking literal stuff. Product. Office equipment. You name it. While hopefully not lost for good, it occupies a sort of liminal space. Its in the way, but its too valuable to throw away. For this stuff, your company needs self storage. Need convincing? This is the guide for you. Here are 7 ways your business can benefit from a storage unit.

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6 Reasons to Rent a Storage Unit This Holiday Season

On the fence about finally biting the bullet and getting a storage unit? The holiday season is one of the best times to pull the trigger on this useful space-saving investment. Winter weather is very harsh in most parts of the country, and even if you can’t afford a climate-controlled storage unit, most regular storage units are superior to sheds, chests, and even garages when it comes to winter storage. For those feeling cramped in their homes or businesses, storage units are far superior (and cheaper) than investing in a larger building. With the holidays now upon us, here are the top 6 reasons to get a storage unit this season.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Self Storage

Are you a first-time self-storage renter? A long-time self-storage tenant? Maybe you’re just a self-storage researcher looking to take the first step towards organizing your life and freeing up your space. If you fall into any of these categories, this guide can help you get the most out of your current or upcoming storage arrangement. Below, our storage experts cover the top do’s and don’ts of self-storage. Continue reading “The Dos and Don’ts of Self Storage”

Preparing Your Storage Unit for Cold Weather

Winter is right around the corner. Soon, it will be time to pack up your beach gear, your ATV, and your patio furniture and instead pull out your seasonal holiday decorations from your storage unit. This changing of the guard presents an excellent opportunity to prepare your storage unit for the colder weather ahead. As you might have guessed, different seasons require different storage preparation protocol. Summer is all about tackling heat and humidity. Winter? The freezing cold and water are your biggest enemies. In this guide, our storage experts here at Stor-It cover essential preparation steps to take when preparing your unit for cold weather. Keep your items in great condition with this guide, and enjoy the holidays to their fullest!

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Making the Most of a Tiny Space

Tiny homes are quickly becoming all the rage around the world, and for good reason. With tiny houses, you can save on housing and spend more on acreage. You can build your abode in the backyard of a friend or family member. You can even live in communities of like-minded tiny-house owners. Even for those who haven’t bought into the tiny house craze, downsizing is still an attractive practice with many of the same perks. While daunting at first, downsizing to a smaller space can help you save money, benefit the environment, and live happier. The biggest step is getting started.

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How to Properly Pack Your Storage Unit

Just as important as choosing the right storage unit is knowing how to properly pack that unit. Proper packing will not only give you more space for your buck, but also make accessing your items much easier. Follow these 7 steps from storage experts at Stor-It to pack your storage unit like a pro.

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