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What is Mini Storage?

If you’re in the market for a storage space, you may find the terminology being used confusing. At Storage West, one of the questions we hear from potential customers is this: What is the difference between self-storage and mini storage?…

How to Choose the Right Storage Space for Your Move

When you’re planning a move, you must sort through your belongings and decide whether they’ll be making the trip to your new home. And if you’re downsizing, the best option may be to rent a storage space for some of…

Tips for Choosing a Storage Space

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…

Storage West Business Conference and Awards Dinner 2008

Awards Dinner 2008 Our Business Conference and Awards Dinner 2008 was a great success! As many of the 2008 Storage West Team Members as we could gather posed for another picture at this year’s event. We really think it is…

Storage Issues and Solutions for eBay Businesses

Are you running an eBay business? It’s a popular business model that allows people to sell items they buy without having to own a brick-and-mortar store. There’s no question that eBay businesses can be lucrative, but running one is not…

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.…

Outdoor Storage Ideas

March means basketball for many and spring cleaning for others. However, it also means Daylight Saving Time, warmer temperatures, and the urge to spend time outdoors for practically everyone. Whether you’re someone who loves to garden, counting the days until…

Prepare Your RV Tires For Winter Storage

Some simple tips for preparing your RV tires for winter storage in this video.  The key is to slightly over-inflate your tires – as all tires deflate over time when not in use and this can cause damage to them.

Making Two Families into One: Storage and Organization Tips for the Blended Family

Blending two families together is a common phenomenon of modern life. People break up and get divorced, others lose partners to death, and eventually they move on. While finding someone new to love is reason to rejoice, there is no…

Minimalist Storage Ideas

When you live in a small space, you must make every square inch count. And naturally, you want any storage solutions you buy to have simple lines. That way they won’t clutter up your space visually. We have the solution.…

Customer Testimonial Interview - Storage West Makes Things Easy

I have really enjoyed it. Kevin and Laura are fantastic, pretty much serve all my needs. When things arrive to the storage unit, they get them for me. They actually place them in my storage unit. Always friendly, always in…

Dorm Room Storage Ideas

College dorm rooms are notoriously small and cramped.  Worst of all, universities usually expect two or more students to share a room that back home would have been too small for one person.  Figuring out where to put all your…

Kitchen Storage Ideas

Your kitchen can be the center of your home, not just the place where you eat — unless you live in a dwelling with a tiny kitchen. In either case, you probably share one thing in common with everyone else…

How Much Can You Fit in a 5’ by 5’ Storage Unit?

One of the most common questions we get is, “How much storage space should I rent?” It’s a good question – and a tricky one for most non-professionals to answer. Why? Because most people use their living space quite differently than…

Yardi Matrix Self Storage Report 2019 - San Diego leads the way in rates

Yardi Matrix has released its April 2019 Self Storage Report.  Data shows a small decline in development and rates Nationally.  San Diego leads the way in 10X10 units  with rates holding strong and increasing.   You can download the full report…

Northpointe Self Storage - Take the Tour

Welcome to our Northpointe Self Storage facility virtual tour.  We are currently offering Web Specials, 50% off first two months and yes a FREE move in truck. 

Storage West Business Conference and Awards Dinner 2009

Awards Dinner 2009 Our Business Conference and Awards Dinner 2009 was a great success! As many of the 2009 Storage West Team Members as we could gather posed for another picture at this year’s event. We really think it is…

Preparing Photos for Storage

Selfies may be all the rage, but long before the smartphone camera, people took pictures using actual film. They collected boxes and albums full of important memories.  Even with digital photos, people still print copies to frame or preserve in…

Vacuum Storage

Space saving is one of the big selling points of using a vacuum storage bag. There are multiple brands available and you can get different sizes to suit your specific needs. They are mostly used for storing out-of season clothing…

When a Home Business Outgrows the Home

Entrepreneurship is alive and well, and more people than ever are starting home-based businesses. That’s a good thing for the economy, and the flexibility and freedom that come with going into business for yourself can be wonderful for the people…

Would You Give Storage Space as a Gift?

What do you get for the person who has everything? Or, perhaps more accurately, what could you get for the person who has more belongings than they do living space? If you’ve never considered giving storage space as a gift,…

2nd Annual West Coast Self Storage Owner’s Conference

West Coast Self Storage Owner’s Conference The 2nd Annual West Coast Self Storage Owner’s Conference was held on April 16th-18th in Napa, CA. The event took place at the Westin Verasa in Napa. Napa is the second largest city in…

Planning Storage in Your Home

A major part of organizing your home is storage. Moving into a new home? Merging households? Attempting to declutter and make your home more efficient and aesthetically pleasing? You will need to find effective ways of storing the things you…

Storage Ideas for Tiny Houses

The Tiny House Movement has been growing over the past few years. TV shows, news reports, and even DIY blueprints are popping up everywhere.  It used to seem unthinkable that a family could live in such a small space. Now…

Storage West Updates Its Identity

Find out all about the new Storage West brand in this article written by Todd Peterson for Exhibit City. The article is called Storage West Updates Its Identity With New Branding.

Toy Storage Ideas

Here is a nice video showing 34 interesting toy storage ideas: You can also find out additional tips on how to store childrens artwork.

3 Things That Might Surprise You About the Storage West Call Center

When people talk about customer service, it seems like their focus is on negative interactions they’ve had. That’s understandable, especially when you consider that many American companies have outsourced their call centers to overseas locations in India or the Philippines.…

Self Storage Size Guide

For your convenience, Storage West offers a comprehensive self storage size guide that can help you figure out what size storage space is right for you or your business. Efficient packing and storing can allow many items to be stored…

How Much Does a 10X10 Storage Unit Cost?

When you need a place to store your belongings, it makes sense to shop around for a good deal on storage space. One of the most popular sizes is a 10X10 storage unit, which is big enough to hold the…

Storing Art in a Self Storage Unit

Whether you are in the middle of a move, or simply do not have enough wall space in your home, it sometimes becomes necessary to house some of your most prized art pieces in a self-storage unit. When storing art…
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