Tags: self-storage, storage tips, storage units
You know what type and size storage unit you need, and you’ve found a self-storage facility at a great location that has just what you want. Time to make a reservation, right? Maybe!
Ask some important questions first. Storage managers are great resources. And remember, nothing beats seeing the storage facility with your own eyes! If you can, take a tour before you lease. (more…)
Movehacks, Moving Containers
Tags: apartment move, city attractions, DIY Thursday, DIYT, DIYThursday, moving labor, moving truck, moving truck rental, moving truck sizes, portable storage containers, rental trucks, storage tips, storage units
About a year ago, my husband and I packed up all of our belongings and moved from St. Louis to our current apartment in Chicago. We rented a PODS container and we used HireAHelper for the “muscle” portion of our move. I’m not saying it was a good time, because is moving ever really fun? But it actually wasn’t too incredibly painful, and we both lived to tell the tale. In fact, we detailed our moving escapade right here on the HireAHelper blog. (more…)
Apartment Life, Moving Containers
Tags: DIY Thursday, DIYT, DIYThursday, downsizing, moving tips, packing fragile items, packing tips, portable storage containers, short term moving, storage tips, storage units, temporary storage
Picture this. Your lease is up on your apartment, and you’re getting the boot next month. But, you have no idea where you’re going to live next and want to spend some time finding the perfect new home. So you turn to your friends, your family, or even a local hotel for a place to stay during this “in-between homes” time. This does sound like a stressful scenario, but it is also a very common situation for many people. We totally get it…you don’t want to rush into a new lease without checking out all of your options, so now you’re stuck in limbo.
This transitional period can be really tough on a mover. It’s one thing to move all of your stuff from your current home to your next home, but what do you do when you’re stuck in moving purgatory? We don’t have all of the answers, but we do want to make things a teeny tiny bit easier on you. So here are our tips on how to survive temporary housing.
Moving Stories, Self Storage
Tags: charity, self-storage, storage tips, storage units, StoragePost
This is a true story, written by 30-something wife and mom, Caroline Casetti of Atlanta, GA. It is the newest post in our Real People series. Enjoy!
How Self-Storage Can Impact Your Life and the Community
I began the process of relocating from Texas to Decatur, Georgia with my husband last year. Attempting to pack the many items that we owned, I realized that I had two options – sell the excess stuff or store it. I went online in search of a storage facility located near our new place and decided to go with StoragePost.
I think it’s important to choose a storage facility where you feel comfortable visiting. The aspects that ultimately influenced my decision were the location, amount of security, and the climate-controlled conditions. If you’re anything like me, you may also be curious to know which companies give a portion of their profits to charity. After searching online, I came across details of the community events that StoragePost takes part in.