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.
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.
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 →
Has your wallet just recovered from Christmas and now you’re sweating Valentine’s Day?! Well have no fear! You don’t have to go the traditional route with roses, chocolates and dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant that will charge you twice the amount that they normally would with their Valentine’s fixed priced menu.
Part-Time Money put together a list of 33 inexpensive and non-cheesy Valentine’s ideas that are sure to please your significant other. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Acts of Service
Who doesn’t love a little extra help around the house? Surprise your loved one by doing a few of their chores for them: dishes, laundry, cleaning up, sweeping the floor or grocery shopping. It’s a sweet gesture that will be greatly appreciated (and unexpected)!
When most people hear the words “Arizona” and “summer” in the same sentence, they probably just think of unbearable heat and being uncomfortable. While temps in Arizona do get pretty high in the summer, there are lots of cool and fun activities that this beautiful state has to offer. According to Planet Ware, there are 17 must see attractions in this beautiful state: The Grand Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Phoenix, Hoover Dam, Jerome, Havasu Falls, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Bisbee, Lake Mead, Tombstone, Petrified Forest National Park, Saguaro National Park, Antelope Canyon, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Tumacacori National Historical Park. All of these places are in different parts of the state and would allow someone to appreciate all the beauty Arizona has to offer.
We’re coming up on springtime and that means getting outside and connecting with neighbors. But what happens when the small talk starts to run short? Well here’s an answer – just bring up storage – because who doesn’t want to know some interesting self-storage facts?!
Whether you are looking for a storage unit or already have one, here are some fun facts about these precious extra units of space that are sure to make you the hit of the neighborhood! Continue reading →