I Made a Reservation – Why Are You Calling Me and Bugging Me?

July 26, 2019
So you needed a storage space, you decided on a size and then reserved the unit online. You got everything taken care of now, and can go back to packing boxes. Not so fast…. the storage place is calling. Ugh! I made a reservation why do they need to call? I’ve got things to do! I’m moving. It can go to voice mail! This scenario happens daily. You think you’ve got it all worked out and then someone calls you to tell you what you already know. But, guess what? Sometimes there is more to that reservation then you might… Read More
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What Is a Storage Manager Thinking While Giving a Tour and Why Do They Ask so Many Questions?

July 5, 2019
If you’ve ever taken a tour of a self-storage facility you may be wondering, why do storage managers ask so many questions? “It’s my stuff! Quit being so nosy! Why do you even need to know?” In reality, any self-storage manager with experience is thinking: “I need to learn what is important to the customer, what might cause roadblocks and… Read More
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Do You Want to be a Storage Manager?

June 5, 2019
Are you interested in a self storage job and the tasks that go along with it? Or, maybe you just want to peek “behind-the-curtain” and see what it’s like being a storage manager. Either way, I have some great information for you. Storage companies are split into two groups, in my mind. The “Mom & Pop” operator has a handful… Read More

Moving Into Assisted Living

April 29, 2019
Thinking about Assisted Living? Let’s talk about the big move! For the sake of easy reading, let’s consider an example. This is about 84 year old Larry. His wife died… Read More
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Why Rent a Storage Space

April 10, 2019
Everyone knows why someone would rent a storage space right? There are only a few reasons, right? That is what you think! Here are just 16 reasons that people store.… Read More
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Getting a Job at a Storage Facility

March 1, 2019
Looking for a self-storage job and don’t know where to start? There is a lot to consider. The position of “Storage Manager” has evolved over the past 30+ years. In… Read More
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True or False: Easy Unloading

February 1, 2019
True or False: At Storage West, we skip the elevators and “lift” your car, truck or trailer to the second floor directly. True! It sounds pretty magical eh? Storage West… Read More
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Local Business Spotlight: Solana at the Park

January 21, 2019
  Solana at the Park is an assisted living community that is growing here in Surprise, Arizona! They have a new building that will be opening in April 2019 providing… Read More
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True or False: How to Decide on Your Trio

January 21, 2019
True or False: The hardest part of renting at Storage West Surprise is trying to decide which freebies to take home with you? True! Cleaning out the office and putting… Read More
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True or False: Gate Access

September 21, 2018
True or False: I can buy lunch with my smartphone, move money with it and open the security gate at Storage West Surprise? True! Just open the app on your… Read More

True or False: Guarantee

September 5, 2018
True or False? Storage West is so confident that we will provide you a high quality storage experience, we came up with a “Guarantee” that pays you, if something goes… Read More
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Free Move In Truck

August 3, 2018
Did you know that we have a free move in truck here at Storage West Surprise? Problem: You need to get everything to your storage unit and you are thinking… Read More

Dorm Move In Guide

July 3, 2018
Are you going to be spending your first year here in Surprise at Ottawa University and living on campus? There are probably a lot of questions you have about what… Read More

Packing for a Camping Trip

June 28, 2018
It is always exciting to go camping but bringing the right things is critical to having fun. Camping comes in a lot of different styles. There is the minimalist with… Read More
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Packing for a Family Road Trip

June 13, 2018
Decided to embark on a classic (or not so classic) family road trip this summer? I have a few packing tips to assure a smooth ride for all. No matter… Read More
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Storage West Surprise – Virtual Tour

May 18, 2018
Check out the Storage West Surprise – virtual tour! This Virtual Tour will show you just what to expect at this self-storage property in Surprise, Arizona. Features Storage West Surprise… Read More
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Planning Summer Activities for Kids

May 7, 2018
With the school year coming to an end it can be bitter sweet. You’ll get a break from the daily stress of trying to rush everyone around, but it also… Read More
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Home Staging Tips

February 6, 2018
When it comes time to sell you might feel yourself being pulled in a million directions. There is no question that there is a lot to do just to prepare… Read More

Arizona Storage Stars

April 12, 2017
Storage West has always been a company that believes that the back bone of our company is the people that work here. Our people and the performance that they deliver… Read More

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

August 24, 2016
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is located in the central area of Phoenix approximately 3 miles from downtown.  It is a large airport serving the metropolitan area of Phoenix and the… Read More

Storage West Surprise – Facility Spotlight

May 13, 2015
Storage West Surprise is located in the northwest area of Greater Phoenix. We provide service for Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise and Sun City Grand.   We are located at… Read More
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