Category Archives: General

An Uncluttered Mind

uncluttered areaIt’s not uncommon for people to ask our managers about whether or not our storage units are equipped to become an office or if they can be used as a workout room. The short answer is no. Although we store a lot of office items and business inventory, and also a lot of exercise equipment that is temporarily not being used – units are just not able to be used for those type of ongoing activities.

However, it’s likely the real reason for someone’s desire to use a storage unit as something other than a place to store things in is that it’s clean, uncluttered, and often air-conditioned. It’s away from the distraction of family, co-workers, phones, and to-do lists stuck on the refrigerator.

Order and tranquility are what are wanted; an uncluttered environment to think or work-out in. Shape magazine  had an excellent article of the benefits  Continue reading

Minimalism – Fad or Future

minimalism - bird on a wireThere is a lot of talk about minimalism these days. It may be coming about because as “first-worlders” we have the ability to accumulate a whole lot of stuff. We also have access to so much information and so much distraction that we can start to feel lost in the vastness of our personal empires of gadgets, user profiles, and twitter feeds.

Whatever the cause, the attraction to rid ourselves of clutter can become compelling. Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, two Minimalists,  have become well known by their journey to minimalism and their positive feelings toward it. Continue reading

Ringing in the New Year – Resolutions the Easy Way

Lose weight, get in shape, get organized, do more, do less, we’ve all made at least a few New Year’s resolutions in our time.

Some resolutions require a lifestyle change and some require a single act of action.

For me, the resolutions that tend to be more successful are those requiring a single act. Lifestyle changes take more than just a jotting down a foggy wish on a napkin at the breakfast table on January 1st. They take a whole mental shift, a concerted effort to change who you are. Well for the most part I kind of like who I am (at least most days), I just want a few improvements.

So look to “single-act” resolutions that can positively impact your life.  This works especially well if that impact then extends beyond the single action. Some examples:

  • Want to lose weight, take your neighbor’s dog for a walk.
  • Want a nicer yard, dig a hole.
  • Want to get organized, sign up for a bigger storage unit.

Now experts might call this addressing the symptoms and not the problems, but I say “Hey, if you’re not coughing, sneezing or feeling lousy, does it really matter that you have a cold”, – of course not.

So here’s how it works …

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Welcome to the Blog

Hi All,

Time to take a read about he lighter side of storage. Being in this industry we come across a lot of interesting, funny, and valuable information. We want to start passing some of it along!

So sit back, enjoy, and if you’d like, comment back to us!  We look forward to getting to know you better.