April 2016 - Sparky's Storage

Monthly Archives:: April 2016

Checklist For Moving Into A Self Storage Unit

April 25th, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Moving can be a complicated and stressful process. Packing a lifetime’s worth of furniture, clothes, and other belongings is a time consuming effort. Renting a self storage unit can give you some peace of mind as you try to decide what to bring with you, get rid, of and store. Self storage units provide a place to keep your belongings in between the move or as you try to decide what you want to keep. The following checklist will help you make the most efficient use of your self storage unit as you make a big move.

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Choosing The Right Self Storage Unit Size In 4 Easy Steps

April 22nd, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Selecting the right self storage unit size for your personal or professional belongings ensures you get the space you need. When you underestimate the amount of storage you need, you may end up cramming items into the unit. This increases the risk of items toppling and makes it difficult to find anything. When you overestimate the amount of storage you need, you pay more than you should. Taking the time to evaluate your self storage needs is key for choosing the proper unit size.

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Why Renting A Self Storage Unit Is Helpful To New Parents

April 22nd, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Having a child is an exciting moment in life that requires a lot of preparation. There are many things expectant parents need to do to get things ready for their new baby. In many cases, renting a self storage unit can help in the process of preparing the home for a child. You can clear out valuable space and have room for memorabilia as your child grows.

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3 Tips For Storing Artwork In A Self Storage Unit

April 22nd, 2016 - sparkysstorag

A self storage unit is an ideal storage solution for artists and art collectors alike. Whether you are looking for short-term storage during an upcoming move or you need long-term storage for your extensive collection, self storage gives you the space you need for as long as you need it. Taking a few extra steps to protect your valuable pieces ensures they will remain in top condition for years to come.

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Benefits Of Using Self Storage While Traveling For Work

April 22nd, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Many jobs require their employees to travel for work. While it can be difficult and may not be an ideal situation, traveling for work is a great way to build a resume. This situation means you will likely spend a significant time away from your home, leaving belongings in an empty house or apartment. Self storage can help you cut costs and ensure your items are safe if you are traveling often for work.

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Using Self Storage For Items You Don’t Want Your Kids Around

April 22nd, 2016 - sparkysstorag

If you are single, your apartment or home is likely filled with items that fit your lifestyle and hobbies. You have plenty of room for your collections in your personal space. However, when you choose to live with others, your things are likely the first thing compromised. Bringing kids into the home sets forth another type of challenge you should consider. Childproofing the home may require you to store your valuable items for the sake of the children’s safety and the safety of your things. Renting a self storage unit may be the best option for you.

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3 Benefits Of Using Self Storage Around Christmas Time

April 22nd, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Self storage units come in hand year round, but they are especially useful for many people around Christmas. The holidays often cause many to rearrange furniture, store past decorations and hide their children’s gifts. A self storage unit can help you complete these tasks as well as make room for any expected guests. The following are three benefits that come with using self storage as the Christmas season approaches.

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Why You Should Buy Boxes From A Self Storage Facility

April 19th, 2016 - sparkysstorag

When it comes time to pack your things, you will likely be on the hunt for boxes to move your items to a new home or self storage facility. It may be tempting to search for leftover boxes at local supermarkets and other businesses instead of spending money on new ones. However, buying from a self storage facility will actually end up saving you time and money. Consider the following benefits before you go hunting for used boxes.

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Self Storage Can Help Baby Boomers Downsize Their Homes

April 19th, 2016 - sparkysstorag

Baby boomers have been especially active in purchasing real estate over the past few years. A study by AARP said as baby boomers head towards retirement, many decide to invest in new homes rather than remain in their older property. Maintaining a newer home is significantly cheaper, so they can reduce the yearly upkeep of their home and enjoy their retirement. Because many baby boomers choose to buy a smaller home, there is less space to store the items that they have accumulated over the years. Renting a self storage unit will help with the transition from a larger home to a smaller one.

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Renting Out Your Home? Self Storage Can Keep Your Stuff Safe!

April 19th, 2016 - sparkysstorag

The advent of technology has made renting out a vacation home or a spare room incredibly easy. Many websites allow users to list their home or apartment on the internet and find potential renters. These opportunities allow property owners to make some extra cash off real estate, or rooms, that they are not currently using. However, hosting a stranger in your home can come with risks. How can you keep your important belongings safe while strangers are living in your home? There are several things you should consider before you rent out your home.

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