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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?…

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…

Storage Unit Prices: How Much Does a 10 X 10 Storage Unit Cost?

Choosing the 10 x 10 Storage Unit When you need a place to store your belongings, it makes sense to shop around for the best storage unit prices. You want to find the size that helps you balance the storage…

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…

Craft Room Storage

One thing home design blogs and magazines are good at is giving readers major room envy. Do you have a craft room? Then you’ve no doubt seen many shelving units and systems designed to organize every kind of crafting supply…

Need More Storage? Here Are Some Inexpensive Ways to Create Space

One of the top complaints of homeowners and renters alike is that they don’t have enough storage space where they live. When you live in a small space, it is especially important to make the most of what you have.…

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…

Tips to Help Get Your RV Ready for Storage

If you typically travel in your RV during the warm months, it is essential to know how to store it properly for the winter. Failure to prepare your RV for storage can result in serious damage and costly repairs. However,…

Traveling to Fontana This Summer? Visit Their Community Site

The city of Fontana, located in Southern California’s San Bernardino County, is a wonderful place to live or visit. We know because Fontana is the site of one of our facilities for storage. Fontana has a lot to offer residents…

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…

10 x 10 Storage Unit: Perfect for 2 bedroom home or Apartment

Here are some questions we hear often: What can fit in a 10 x 10 storage unit? What are the best storage units for a small apartment? How can I maximize the space in my 10×10 storage bins? What are…

Staging Your Home May Require a Storage Unit

The housing market is on an uptick across much of the country and you may be considering selling your home. The first thing your real estate agent is going to tell you is that staging your home will make it…

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…

10 x 15 Storage Unit Ideal for 1- or 2-Bedroom Storage

What should you do if you have a two-bedroom home or apartment full of belongings you need to store? Or perhaps you are trying to make room for a home office? Our 10 X 15 unit has enough space to…

Protecting Furniture in Storage

Furniture may be simply functional or it can have deep, emotional meaning. Think about the antique dining table you inherited from your grandmother or the first sofa you bought with your spouse. There may not be room for them in…

Remodeling to Maximize Storage

Very few of us have the good fortune to buy a house or condominium and find that it comes equipped with all the storage we need. In fact, remodeling to add storage is very common. When you remodel, you have…

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…

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…

Package Acceptance at Storage West

Did you know that at Storage West we accept deliveries for our business Community Members signed up with our Business PASS program? Storage West has locations throughout the Southwest including in Orange County, San Diego, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. This service is available at…

Preparing Your Boat for Storage? Remember These Tips

Boat ownership is a big responsibility. If you want to be sure that your boat is in good condition, you must make sure to take the time to prepare it properly before you put it into storage. Failure to do…

What You Need to Know for a Job Relocation

Are you preparing to relocate your family for a job? Whether you’re staying with your existing employer or switching jobs entirely, the process can feel stressful and even overwhelming. For that reason, it’s important to have a clear idea of…

How should I organize my storage unit?

Be sure to store frequently used items at the front of the unit to avoid having to search for them. Also, store valuable items towards the back of the unit. Keep your out-of-season clothes accessible; you may have your belongings…

RV Storage Ideas - Video

Check out this video of RV storage ideas: See also how to prepare your RV for winter storage.

Tiny House Storage Ideas: How Some Make This Lifestyle Choice Work for Them

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 couple could live in such a small space. Now…

Shop Storage Ideas

Here are some great shop storage ideas in this video from Matt Vanderlist of Popular Woodworking:

Wine Storage Tips - Video

A video showing tips for wine storage. Storing wine can be a tricky business – white wine, red wine, sparkling wine – what conditions are best for each type? Find out more in this nice video. How to Store Wine:…

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…

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. 

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…

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…
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