Monthly Archives: August 2014

Back to School in Another Town

College studentGive your college student the benefit of extra storage all year long.

Back to school. The same simple phrase that strikes terror into the heart of school-age children everywhere brings secret delight to parents. Back to order. Back to routine. Back to a cup of tea in a quiet house.

If your child is a college student, back to school means back to campus – perhaps in another town, even another state. College students have a special relationship with storage units. Many college students who go to school far from their homes have to figure out what to do with their belongings over the summer break each year. Self-storage is a smart and handy solution that makes these times a little more hassle-free for both students and parents.

If you take advantage of self-storage in this way for your college student, you might want to consider keeping that storage unit all year long for them. There are several benefits to this idea: Continue reading

E-Waste: The Silver Lining

E-WasteHard to believe that fifty or sixty years ago, there was no such thing as “electronic waste”. One garbage can was all you needed. If you handed down your furniture and clothing, burned your leaves in the back yard, composted your food garbage for your victory garden, and lined the parakeet’s cage with the newspaper, there really wasn’t that much left over to throw away.

Then we got TVs. And TV dinners. And our trash cans have been growing in number and size ever since. Now we really have to stop and think about what we throw away and where we Continue reading