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What Happens When You Get Evicted: Tips for Getting Through a Difficult Time

Coping with the eviction process presents some real challenges, both emotionally and physically. It’s important to know your rights as a tenant and also, to have the local resources and coping mechanisms to get through a difficult time. Eviction laws…

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 Not to Put in Storage

If you ask a random person what they have in their storage unit, you’ll get a different answer from everyone. The whole point of renting a unit from companies like Storage West is to have the freedom to keep your…

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…

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…

Commercial Storage Reduces Overhead Costs

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. Commercial storage is just that popular. If that fact surprises…

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…

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…

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…

What security measures are used to protect my belongings?

Question: What security measures are used to protect my belongings? Answer: Here at Storage West our properties are fully fenced, have security cameras and automated gates with individual gate codes that you choose.  We take self-storage seriously. You can contact your…

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…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

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…

Can I Store a Car in a Storage Unit?

What Any Vehicle Owner Should Know About Car Storage Units Car storage units are a good option when you need to keep your vehicle safe for the short or long term. Common reasons to rent a car storage unit include:…

Keep Your Heirlooms Safe With These Tips on Storing Valuables

Whether retiring or simply reducing their carbon footprint, many people are choosing to downsize from their large home to a more space-efficient residence.  This is a popular and feasible option, but sometimes it creates a problem: how will the homeowner…

Tips for Choosing a Storage Space: How Self Storage Units Work

You’re moving or downsizing and you know you’re going to need to rent a storage space. Regardless of where you live, the chances are good that you have several choices. If you’ve never rented a storage space before, you may…

Planning for Summer: Outdoor Storage Ideas

Summer is coming and, with it, an increase in the amount of gear and equipment we have for the outdoors. This leads us to thinking about the best outdoor storage ideas and what can be done to keep life tidy…

How to Pack Fragile Items

Packing your belongings can be time-consuming and tiring work. One thing that many people worry about when packing is making sure that their fragile items – things like china, crystal, and fine keepsakes – are packed in such a way…

Renting a Storage Unit: Getting the Size Right

When you decide to rent a storage unit, the first question you need to ask is how much storage space you need for your belongings. Even when you know what you need to store, it can be difficult to correctly…

Coping with the Need for Storage Office Space When Downsizing

In the modern economy, where knowledge-based jobs can be done from anywhere in the world, having a big office is no longer a necessity. Renting office space is expensive. There are many benefits to downsizing it, especially with the growing…

Making the Most of Basement Storage

Basements usually fall into two categories: over-utilized and under-utilized. If you have an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to stashing things in your basement, then you probably fall in the first category. Your basement is full of boxes,…

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…

Why San Marcos Was Named as One of the Best Suburbs in America

Between the world-famous San Diego Zoo, fresh sea air, and a thriving economy, it’s understandable why millions of people from around the globe have flocked to San Diego. Currently, over 3 million people call San Diego County home. Many purchase…

Tips and Resources for Finding a Lost Pet

Here at Storage West we hear a lot of stories about lost pets so it got us thinking about how to find a lost cat or lost dog.There are similarities and differences in how you look for lost cats than…

Customer Testimonial Interview - Storage West is All About Community

The first thing that struck me was the kindness of the management team that was in here. And I see it was followed by other good people, like Paula and Howard. And we’ve all become good friends. It’s not just…
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