Las Vegas certainly needs no introduction but we’ll introduce it, anyway.
Las Vegas – a city now known world-wide for its gaming and gambling industry, officially incorporated in 1911, just a year after Nevada actually outlawed gambling. But that was not the first of the seeming contradictions that are connected with the city. Going back further – to 1855, the area was first settled (and subsequently abandoned), by a group of Mormons who likely would never have imagined that its future nickname would become “Sin City”. Then, in the early 1930’s the desert city became home to workers building the huge Hoover Dam, which would create the nearby Lake Mead. A huge body of water in the midst of the arid valley.
In honor of opening our second self storage location in Henderson, we thought we would do a second “Spotlight on Henderson” (see our first one, here).
Henderson, Nevada is located just 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas and is the second largest city in Nevada. With a population of roughly 320,000 people (2019), Henderson has a lot to offer for visitors and residents alike.
The city is located within the Mojave Desert region and has a hot desert climate. This makes it the perfect city for “snowbirds” during the winter months. If winter is just too bone-chilling and unpleasant where you live, spend the winter down in Henderson. The highs during the winter months are around 50-65° F with the lows, on average, in the 40s. There’s no need for that thick winter parka here! Any warm winter clothes can be put away in storage, and Dollar Self Storage, now with a new storage location at S. Arroyo Grande Boulevard, is here to help with all of your storage needs.
Located less than a 20-minute drive outside of bustling Phoenix, Goodyear, Arizona offers a great suburban lifestyle. It is a wonderful place to live if you are looking for a quieter lifestyle but enjoy the occasional visit to the city.
As one might guess from the name of the city, Goodyear owes its origins to the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. In 1917, land in Arizona was purchased by the Goodyear Company to farm cotton, an essential ingredient in airplane tires at the time. From its early origins as a cotton farm, Goodyear grew over the years, and a substantial amount of housing was built during World War II. In 1985, Goodyear, AZ was officially declared a city.
A new movement of leaving behind normal life and possessions and living out of a van that has been converted into a living space, has become widely popular. A simple search of “Van Life” on Google will bring up pictures of people in a converted van parked in a picturesque location. These pictures are enough to make most wish to leave their busy life and search out a simplistic, more nomadic way of living. Some people choose this lifestyle of rent and mortgage free living in order to save up to purchase a house, but others choose it for the ability to travel and see the world in a very convenient manner.
The western coast of the United States, particularly California, is well known for wildfires. California experiences the greatest number of wildfires out of all of the states, and in 2019 alone, over 1.3 million acres were burned in 5,300 separate fires. Wildfire occurrence and the annual amount of acres burned has been increasing since 1950.
Fire season in California typically occurs from August to November. Fire is a natural occurrence in many California ecosystems, including brushlands and forests. It helps clear out the leaf litter on forest floors and dry vegetation in brushlands, adding more nutrients to the soil and fostering new life.
Peoria, Arizona is a rapidly expanding city located 30 minutes northwest of Phoenix. 164,000 people call this Sonoran Desert city home, and it is well known for its parks, open space recreational areas, and lively entertainment district.
Peoria was established in 1886 by William J. Murphy. Murphy was working on a canal construction project in Arizona when he realized the great potential of the area. He returned to his home in Peoria, Illinois and recruited families to found an agricultural community of the same name in Arizona. Over the years, Peoria grew, and it was formally incorporated in 1954.
August and September are always crazy months for parents with school-aged children. School is starting up again, and typically the kids are stoked to go back and see their friends. For the parents, starting a new school year can get a little hectic, especially for those with elementary aged children. There’s a new teacher to get to know, a giant supply list to go out and shop for, back to school night, and so much more. This year however, parents have a whole new hurdle to overcome when it comes to getting the kids back to school.
In the midst of summer, planning for the next school year may be the last thought on students’ minds. Parents with children preparing to go away to college may want to begin planning and packing now, as to not feel rushed at the last minute. With little space for storage in dorm rooms and shared apartments, it is important that incoming students pack the essentials first; however, this doesn’t mean that they must leave sentimental items behind. One great way to save memories without taking up additional space is by making a no-sew t-shirt blanket.
We’ve covered various aspects of minimalism in previous posts. From downsizing to getting rid of excess clutter in your home without losing your mind. Maybe both of those ideas seem slightly extreme for you and you’d like to test out the waters of minimalism without making any permanent commitment, or maybe you aren’t interested in the minimalist lifestyle at all, but would love to challenge yourself financially.
Once you’ve made the decision to get a storage unit, the next big decision is deciding the size of the unit to meet your needs. Here at Dollar Self Storage, we have many different amenities including storage units that range in size from 25-1000 square feet. The goal in getting a unit is to make sure everything fits comfortably with enough room for you to access anything you may need in the unit. Continue reading →