Monthly Archives: May 2015

Self-Storage for Home Business Owners

picture-framesDo you run your business out of your home? Self-storage can save you time and money. If you let your inventory and supplies take over your work space, you are not going to work as efficiently, which can really drag down the profitability of your home business. Here are a number of scenarios where self-storage is a good idea:

  • Have a lawn care service? Store vehicles, lawn mowers, and other equipment, etc. in a storage unit instead of trying to store it in front of your home where you might run into zoning restrictions.
  • Selling stuff on eBay or Etsy? Store your inventory in a storage unit so it doesn’t impact the quality of life in your home.
  • Do you custom build items, like wood cabinets? Store them in a storage unit so you have room to continue working in your workshop.
  • Are you an artist? Like to work with extra-large canvases or life-size sculptures? Extend your studio with a self-storage unit.

In addition to the obvious advantage of extra space, here are some other advantages for home business owners: Continue reading

Mothballing the Fleet

shipEver wonder what to do when you have something really big to store?  Ask the U.S. government. They have been mothballing fleets of military ships since World War II, off the coast of California, Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina and New Jersey. Photographer Amy Heiden was allowed access to the fleet in Suisun Bay in Northern California, and captured some dramatic and haunting images of the ghost ships. The Suisun Bay fleet used to number as many as 340 ships. That number is dwindling, as ships that have outlived their usefulness are dismantled and scrapped. (One ship in Suisun Bay avoided that fate — the USS Iowa, which was moved to San Pedro and is now an official naval museum.)

Dollar Self Storage in Corona offers storage units up to 1,000 square feet at our Third Street location. Not big enough for a battleship, perhaps, but if you looking to “mothball” your riding lawnmower, it might be just the ticket!