Fall Moving Tips: The Pros & Cons of Moving During the Autumn Months

Many moving tips focus on navigating a relocation during the busy spring and summer seasons, but there are plenty of reasons to consider planning a move in the autumn months. From its cooler weather to lower demand for movers, the ...
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National Comic Book Day: How to Store Your Comic Book Collection

The comic book collections of today have their origins in newspapers. The first comics were compilations of reprinted newspaper funnies, but have evolved to become a dynamic form of entertainment read and collected by millions of readers. Hobbyists regularly amass ...
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Dorm Room Storage: How to Organize Your Dorm for Comfort and Convenience

A dorm room is home base for busy students who need convenience and comfort amid classes, part-time jobs, extracurriculars and a bustling social life. These dorm room storage ideas can help college students stay organized and focused on what matters ...
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Self-Storage Size Guide: How to Rent the Right Size Unit

Deciding which storage unit size to choose is difficult for some people.  That’s why a self-storage size guide is a useful tool.   We put together this simple version that we think will help, along with some tips about how to ...
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Bros Only: The Ultimate Man Cave Ideas

These man cave ideas will make your “mantuary” your favorite place to relax, indulge in hobbies, spend time with the bros and embrace everything manly.  Take inspiration from the famous man caves of history, such as Ernest Hemingway’s study where ...
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Keep Your Heirlooms Safe With These Tips on Storing Valuables

Whether retiring or simply reducing their carbon footprint, many people are choosing to downsize from their large home to a more space-efficient residence.  This is a popular and feasible option, but sometimes it creates a problem: how will the homeowner ...
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Moving Back Home: How to Cope

In today’s economy, moving back home has become common for adult children. After all,  staying with family members is a way of saving money. It can help you get ready for fiscal independence or help you get back on your ...
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Moving or Downsizing? A Timeline and Tips for a Successful Rummage Sale

Anyone who has moved, downsized, or cleaned an attic has asked this question: “How did I end up with so much STUFF?” A rummage sale is one of the best ways to part ways with things you no longer need ...
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Clothing Storage Solutions: Are My Clothes Safe in a Storage Unit?

What do you do with clothes that you don’t wear year-round? If you’re like a lot of people, you don’t have enough storage space to keep everything in your apartment or house. You need clothing storage solutions that fit your ...
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Tips and Resources for Finding a Lost Pet

Here at Storage West we hear a lot of stories about lost pets so it got us thinking about how to find a lost cat or lost dog.There are similarities and differences in how you look for lost cats than ...
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Can I Store a Car in a Storage Unit?

What Any Vehicle Owner Should Know About Car Storage Units Car storage units are a good option when you need to keep your vehicle safe for the short or long term. Common reasons to rent a car storage unit include: ...
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How to Start an Airbnb: 5 Steps Any Host Should Take

Like many other property owners or renters across the country, you might be wondering how to start an Airbnb. If you have the space or don’t mind having guests, it can be a good way to earn some extra cash ...
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Should You Use Free Boxes for Moving and Storage?

A lot of people try to save money when they’re moving by getting free boxes from friends or from local stores. Free cardboard boxes can be a good option, especially if you’re only moving a short distance. There are pros ...
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The Top Things to Do in Santa Ana

Santa Ana is a city with a lot to offer. If you live there, you might lose sight of its attractions and high points because you see them all the time. Here’s a list of our favorite things to do ...
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What to Ask When Renting a Storage Unit

Renting a storage unit can be a tricky proposition. You want to know that your treasures and heirlooms will be safe — along with all your off-season clothing and equipment and stuff you just don’t know what to do with ...
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