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Surprise Fire Department to Offer Free Disaster Relief Training

When a disaster occurs, it’s essential for communities to pull together. When citizens have the proper training to assist first responders, it can help save lives. Saving lives is a priority for the Surprise Fire Department, which is why they…

Coping with Eviction: Tips for Getting Through a Difficult Time

Apartment and home rentals are very common, but they can also be expensive. If you run into financial difficulties, whether it’s because you lost a job or had unexpected medical bills, you might find yourself facing the prospect of eviction.…

New Data Center Opens in Rancho Cucamonga

It’s common for municipalities to be slow to adopt new technology. After all, they’re using taxpayer money – and must justify spending it on anything new. However, the future of technology is bright in Rancho Cucamonga, where the city has…

What Does Self-Storage Mean?

At Storage West, we operate dozens of self-storage facilities across the Southwestern United States.  We have storage facilities in Texas, Arizona, Nevada & California.  But what does self-storage mean? Potential tenants sometimes ask us for clarification, and we decided to…

Storing Documents Properly

Documents come in many forms and all of them require special consideration when it comes to storage. If you are going to place important papers, certificates, photographs, etc., don’t just toss them into a box and put them in a…

Put Up Your Christmas Decorations Safely

Putting up Christmas decorations is fun for the whole family – except when it’s not. We’ve all heard stories about someone falling off the roof, tripping on a tangle of Christmas lights, or having a holiday decorating disaster that ended…

Self storage can have its advantages for exhibitors

When a company finishes the plan for their tradeshow booth, one would think all the heavy lifting is done. But in actuality, that’s when the heavy lifting begins for some exhibitors. Do you have a Tradeshow Booth? Shipping, transportation and…

Living With An Elderly Relative - Video

Here is a video with some tips to help you when an elderly relative comes to live with you in your home: How to Care for Elderly in Your Own Home: Senior Care (Video Transcription) Hi, I’m Valerie Sveningson with…

Traveling for Business? Here Are Five Tips for a Smooth Trip

Whether you travel for business every once in a while or every week, you know that traveling comes with some real challenges. It seems that the entire process – from booking a flight to checking a bag – has become…

Preparing Your Appliances for a Safe Move

Moving can truly be a grueling experience. First there is the preparation: securing a moving van, ensuring your new home is ready, transferring the utilities; then there is the hectic process of packing. Smaller items can easily be boxed up…

What to Ask When Renting a Storage Unit

Renting a storage unit can be a scary proposition. You want to know that your treasures and heirlooms will be safe — along with all your off-season clothing and equipment and stuff you just don’t know what to do with.…

Stay Safe During Your Move

No one questions that moving is financially, psychologically, and emotionally stressful. Keep in mind that it is also a physically demanding activity and that there are any number of ways for you to get hurt. If you have friends and…

Creating a Virtual Office

Remote working has been a really big business topic for quite some time. Everyone from consultants to internet startups to large, established corporations like IBM have jumped on the “work from home” bandwagon. For many small companies it makes financial…

Household Documents: What to Store and What to Discard

When it comes to maintaining essential documents, it can be difficult to know what you need to keep and what should go into the shredder or the recycling bin. If you hold on to things too long, you can easily…

How to Stay Safe During an Arizona Dust Storm

If you live in Arizona, you know that dust storms are no laughing matter. They can strike suddenly and if you’re caught out in one, you’ll need to take precautions to ensure your safety. What is an Arizona Dust Storm?…

Preparing Your House for Holiday Guests

Schools are going on break, some offices are closing down for the holidays, and you have family coming to visit. If you are one of the lucky ones, you don’t have to brave the planes, trains, and automobiles, because your…

Video - Mesa Facilities Virtual Tour

Here is a virtual tour of our Mesa facilities. Our facilities have; Security cameras and lighting throughout Packing and boxing supplies Outdoor drive-up units RV and boat storage Coded gate access Free move in truck Storage West; for forty years,…

Mesa Technology Company Plans to Triple Its Workforce in 2019

On days when bad news seems to dominate the headlines, it’s refreshing to focus on something positive. That’s easy to do when looking ahead to the job market in Mesa. Tech company Myndshft has recently announced that business is booming,…

Containers Vs Self-Storage Units

The arrival of storage pods has radically changed the notion of self-storage.  While there are benefits to using mobile units, there are many instances where a traditional self-storage unit is better. How Mobile Containers Works The commercials have been running…

Car Collection Storage Options

Collecting cars is a passion for some people. They might only be able to drive one at a time, but their love for automobiles means that they want to own several of their favorites. However, storing them can be a…

Autonomous Walmart Delivery System to Debut in Surprise

Walmart has recently announced a plan to partner with autonomous delivery company Udelv to deliver groceries to shoppers in Surprise. The company says that “What’s really cool is that Udelv will utilize a cargo van custom-made to deliver fresh groceries…

Businesses Win with Self-Storage

There are over 50,000 self-storage facilities in the US alone and the 2.5 billion square feet of available storage space is increasingly taken up not by families but by businesses. If that fact surprises you, ask yourself this question: Does…

Moving Questions: Which Moving Company Should I Use?

Hiring a moving company is an act of trust. You are literally putting everything you own in the hands of strangers and trusting them to transport all your belongings from one place to another. Choosing which company to trust can…

Getting Your Patio & Pool Ready for Summer

Are you counting the days until it is warm enough to use your backyard pool? Do your friends look forward to the first barbeque of the season at your house? Will all the kids in the neighborhood be hanging out…

Dorm Cleaning Tips - Video

Learn from the best in this cleaning and organizing video: airmen at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base demonstrate dorm cleaning tips and show how to prepare your room up to Air Force inspection standards. Lots of great information for university and…

Lime is Pulling Their Electric Scooters out of Tempe

Traveling by electric scooter is something that makes a lot of sense for people who live in warm climates. It cuts down on traffic and carbon emissions. It’s both convenient and affordable. Electric scooter company Lime has been operating in…

Monsoon Season Has Hit the Valley of the Sun After a Late Start

All of those who have grown up in the Phoenix Metro Area can recall memories of fierce monsoons. One moment, the sun is sweltering and the air is dry, and then the next moment, your neighborhood is being covered by…

How to Prepare to Rent Your House

Real estate investments are one of the best ways to earn money. Whether you seek out and buy a rental property or decide to rent out your home, you can collect rent and with any luck, make a nice profit…

Benefits of Storing Your Car for an Extended Vacation or Trip

You’re heading off for an extended vacation or trip. You might think that you have only two options. One, leaving your car at home and taking a cab to the airport. Or two, choosing long-term parking at the airport. Either…

Packing for the Beach or Pool

Summer fun usually involve both sun and water — that means a trip to the beach or nearby pool. If you’re lucky, you may be heading to one or the other several times a week. If not, you’ll probably try…
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