March 2016 - Sparky's Storage

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Why Using Self Storage Is Best During A Move

March 31st, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Storing your possessions in a self storage unit can be very beneficial whether you are moving across town or across the state. Storage is a great way to reduce your stress and make the overall move go a lot smoother. Here are a few tips to make renting storage a more comfortable experience and to make the moving process as pain-free as possible.

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How To Pick The Right Size Self Storage Unit

March 31st, 2016 - sparkysstorag

If you are moving or remodeling you may be looking for a self storage unit to keep your property safe and out of your way. There are self storage units to fit all your needs, whether you are storing the entire contents of your home or a few seasonal items. Before you choose a storage unit, it is best to find the exact size for your needs. First, you should take an inventory of your items, then research the exact sizes of storage units in your area. Finally, follow a guide to determine the best storage unit size for your needs.

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The History And Future Of Self Storage

March 24th, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Thousands of self storage facilities around the nation are contributing billions of dollars to the economy. The Self Storage Association said more than $22 billion was generated in the U.S. alone through self storage in 2011. This amount is growing every year as people seek cost effective ways to store vehicles, office equipment and items they don’t need around the house everyday. Since self storage facilities are continuing to evolve and grow worldwide, it is worth asking where the concept began in the first place.

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Why You Should Insure Your Items In Self Storage

March 24th, 2016 - sparkysstorag

When your items are tucked away in a self storage unit, you may find it easy to forget about them. However, this forgetfulness does not mean you should be careless once they are out of sight. Insuring your items in self storage can be the best way to protect losing their value in the event of severe weather or robbery.

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Rules Of Self Storage

March 24th, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Many self storage facilities have a list of rules and regulations in addition to their lease agreement. After you sign the lease, which will go over the details of your agreement, you will likely be given this list of rules. These guidelines are designed to keep the self storage facility safe and ensure peace of mind for all renters. Some of the rules include how to enter and exit the building, as well as a list of things you cannot store inside your unit. There are also rules that govern the self storage facility itself, such as ensuring there is adequate electricity and light for all renters.

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Self Storage Tips: 4 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Self Storage Unit

March 21st, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Self storage is often a necessary solution for families in need of extra space to store items they don’t use everyday. If an item is important enough to store, then you likely want to take good care of it. You should know how to care for your self storage unit in order to keep your items in the best shape possible. Below are four self storage tips to make the most out of your self storage unit.

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What Not To Keep Inside Your Self Storage Unit

March 21st, 2016 - sparkysstorag

When you are looking for self storage, keep in mind that each facility has its own restrictions on what is allowed to be kept in a unit. These restrictions are for your protection and for the protection of other self storage customers. In general, items that are considered “inherently dangerous” are not allowed in a self storage unit. If you are not sure about an item, be sure to ask the self storage facility that you are renting from.

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4 Tips For Getting Your Items Storage Ready

March 21st, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Self storage provides an effective and simple way to store items such as books, clothes, paperwork, furniture, old memorabilia, appliances, and much more. Whether you need self storage for a short period of time or for a long-term situation, there are some things you can do to better prepare your items for storage. These four tips for making your items storage ready will help ensure that your items stay in top condition.

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How To Ensure Your Items Are Safe In Self Storage After A Move

March 11th, 2016 - sparkysstorag

A self storage facility is a great answer for those looking to safely store nonessential items after a move. A typical self storage facility may be filled with furniture, files, computer equipment, seasonal items, heirlooms or property that is taking up space at home. It may be easy to find a self storage facility in your area, but you should find one that can ensure the safety of your property.

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Self Storage Unit Sizes – How Much Space Do You Need?

March 8th, 2016 - sparkysstorag

If you are considering renting a self storage unit, you may be wondering exactly what size you will need. There are many reasons to rent a self storage unit, including when you need to downsize or simply want to move items out of your way. You can rent these units when renovating or remodeling to get furniture out of your way while work is being done. You can also store family heirlooms and seasonal items that need a place to go until they are needed again. It is important to know the most common self storage unit sizes and how to determine what size you will need before renting one.

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