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Four Steps to Help a Hoarder Declutter

Do you have a friend or family member who seems to be struggling with a massive amount of clutter in their home? You’ve noticed that the stacks of magazines and clutter have been growing over time, and you want to help your friend clean up and get rid of what looks like “junk” to you.  Before you do, read our …

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Seven Benefits of Drive-Up Self Storage

Among the many self storage types available today, drive-up self storage, or what we call traditional storage, remains one of the most popular because of its many benefits.  What Is Drive-Up Storage? Drive-up self storage is simply garage-like storage space that allows you to pull your truck or car right up next to the door of your storage unit to …

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FIVE FAQS ABOUT CLIMATE CONTROL STORAGE UNITS

Are you trying to decide between climate-controlled storage units and traditional storage units? There can be a lot of information to sort through as you make your decision. Hopefully, we can make it easier for you by breaking it down here.  1) Climate-Controlled Storage Units Provide Regulated Temperatures In climate-controlled storage units, the temperature is consistently regulated. This eliminates temperature …

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7 Tips on How to Clean out a Storage Unit

When you hear the words “clean out a storage unit,” does it make you want to scream or run far away? Whether you’re cleaning out your own unit or a unit you inherited, we know it’s not a fun job. Fortunately, we’re here to help wash away those storage-unit-cleaning blues! We’ve compiled seven simple steps to make your job as …

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Military Storage Blog

Have you considered how helpful military self storage might be? In the United States, there are over 1,400,000 active military personnel deployed around the world, as well as numerous reserve personnel. Due to base assignments and tours of duty, it’s common for military personnel to relocate frequently, making it difficult to hold onto personal belongings. Many seek out self-storage units …

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Ten Storage Unit Prohibited Items

We know you might be wondering if there are storage unit prohibited items. Before we answer, you probably already know that self-storage units can hold a large assortment of items, from the quirky to the practical. But not every self-storage unit will allow you to store the same things. While there are many differences between what you can store in …

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Beware of “Cheap Storage Units” Advertising

Not all storage units are created equal. If you’re looking for a storage unit, there are thousands of options available, from franchises to locally-owned boutique facilities. With so many choices, how do you choose? Do you rent the cheapest one? Sadly, many storage units mislead new customers, luring them in with the promise of inexpensive prices but raise those prices …

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Self Storage as a Part of Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness has never been more important than it is now, after a world-wide pandemic, wintery power outages creating devastation across Texas, and shortages on toilet paper and other essential items. During the uncertain times of the past year, many people have recognized the importance of being prepared, turning to self storage to store their supplies. The Federal Emergency Management …

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How to Keep Mice Out of Storage Units

Nobody wants pests in their storage unit. From damaging your items to causing issues for renters, pests can be a real problem in a storage unit. And while we do everything in our power to keep pests out, there are some important tips our renters should follow to minimize the concern.  Renting a storage unit opens up many possibilities in …

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Give Silverado Self Storage for Valentine’s

Do you know what you’re giving your significant other for Valentine’s Day? There’s always the usual flowers, chocolates, or jewelry, but have you considered something really different this year — something that sets you apart from all the years of chocolate covered strawberries — like a storage unit? We know what you’re thinking, but we’re serious about this suggestion. Although …