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When it comes to natural disasters, they are an inevitable force, and almost everyone will be affected by one sometime in their lifetime. Fires, floods, tornados, hurricanes; they don’t discriminate on who they affect. But what happens when they involve your storage unit? This concept is not widely discussed among those who have gotten units and had damage to their things in the event of a natural disaster. So who’s at risk? Who pays the damages?

If you happen to live in an area that is commonly prone to natural disasters, you are probably pretty knowledgeable about keeping your belongings as safe as you can. In places such as tornado alley in the states, you will know where to seek shelter; those in earthquake areas know to cover under a table, door frame, or desk. …


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Whether you are moving or just looking for a little bit of extra space, storage units can greatly maximize your space. When looking for units it’s important to do your research and get organized as efficiently as possible and know what is going into every box if you have to find it later on down the road.

Packing

When you are going through your items that you are preparing to put into your storage unit, you want to organize the items as efficiently as possible. This is where categorizing your items can come in handy. …


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Sometimes when you are moving, or even in the process of remodeling part of your home, you may come to a time where you just need a little bit of extra storage space to store some of your belongings.

But, how do you know which company will provide you with the right space for the right price?

Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of the top 4 storage unit options to give you the most comprehensive overview of the market, so you can make an informed decision.

1. PODS
PODS is a storage/moving company that is ideal for those moving both locally and cross country. PODS is specifically designed to offer short-term storage solutions. Whether you are moving your items in increments, or your new home isn’t quite ready once you get your U-Haul all the way to your location, PODS offers temporary, on-site or portable storage solutions. …


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The task of moving is always a stressful situation, especially when you have a ton of your things just lying around. This can often put them at risk of being damaged, but they can also considerably slow down the process of moving, and nobody wants that. This is why so many homeowners and businesses alike take the time to store their items away at a storage facility. Although it’s certainly simple to do, there are a few things you should keep in mind before collecting your items. …


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The life of living in tiny homes has become a massive trend in recent years. With no particular age limit, many have made the decision to simply reduce the amount of space in which they live, which also means having fewer material things. The homes typically contain less than 500 square feet of space while coming in all shapes and sizes. They may be stationary on a solid foundation or constructed on wheels for portability.

Financial Advantage

Conventional homes have grown larger and larger, which means they cost more to buy and maintain. As millions of people find themselves with less income, owning a traditional home has become more of a challenge. Along with the original purchase price, homeowners are strapped with property taxes, home insurance, potential repairs and improvements plus utilities. …


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When self-storage has been abandoned for some time, they often go to auction. The show Storage Wars gave light to some of these fantastic finds. These excellent storage lockers have their own stories to tell when they come into possession, but you are never really sure what you may get when you buy one.

Beach Boys Collection

In Florida, during the late 2000s, a radio station decided to get in on the storage locker buying action. They purchased a locker during a blind auction for only $300. The locker had initially been rented out during the 1970s, but around 2006 the person who initially rented the locker stopped paying for it, and the contents sat unclaimed. The locker was originally listed containing documents, and other paperwork and the locker was being sold to make back the payments that had been left unpaid. When the locker was sold the buyers from the radio station went to clean it out to find out what they had purchased. In the locker, they found out those documents were photographs, handwritten lyric sheets, musical arrangements, contracts, and even royalty cheques that all belonged to the musical superstars, The Beach Boys. The remaining members found out and battled it out to try and reclaim the material. …

About

Michael Ruge, based in Vancouver Island, BC, is a business owner and entrepreneur specializing in self & records storage. Learn more @ https://michael-ruge.net

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