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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

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…

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…

Beauty Salon Storage Essentials

Running a successful beauty salon requires the ability to juggle inventory in response to customer demands. Stylists and aestheticians require equipment in order to do their jobs, and keeping everything neat and tidy can be a challenge. The key to…

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,…

Prepare Your Vehicle For Long Term Storage - Video

MotorWeek presents a video with master technician Pat Goss who shares advice on how to prepare your vehicle for long-term storage.  There are many great tips in this informational video. Long-Term Storage Video Transcription No matter what the vehicle, long…

Keeping Your Attic Safe for Storage

What’s the point of having an attic if you can’t use it for storage? It’s a good question, and yet it’s common for homeowners to struggle with maintaining a safe temperature in the attic. If it gets too hot or…

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…

Planning Ahead for Summer Storage

College students are preoccupied with thoughts of Spring Break and mid-terms this time of year.  Remember, though, that summer is just around the corner.  Before you get caught up in studying for finals and planning for an awesome summer, take…

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 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…

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…

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…

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.…

Offsite Storage for Businesses

Halfway through the digital decade, most people can speak knowledgeably about cloud storage and cloud servers and virtual files.  Yet, the average office worker will tell you that the truly paperless office is still a few years away.  Even small…

Small Spaces Demand Smart Storage

At different stages of your life you may find yourself living in a small space, maybe even a tiny space. Small homes are notoriously short on storage, preferring to maximize the actual living space. That doesn’t mean you have to…

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.…

College Organization Tip: Makeup Storage

The school year may be winding down, but students can always use new tips for storage and organization. Cleaning up a dorm room is a great distraction from studying for finals. Or you can just pick up some ideas to…

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…

DIY Tool and Equipment Storage: How to Keep What You Need at Your Fingertips

How do you store the tools and equipment you need to make repairs around the house? A lot of people end up piling everything into a garage or tool shed, but that may not be the best option. It’s easy…

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…

5 Effective Ways to Organize Your Storage Unit

Many people use storage units to stow their overflow possessions including things they cannot fit in their home, prized possessions such as trophies and photographs, or even larger items such as furniture or appliances. Storage units can really come in…

Does Your Club Need a Storage Unit?

Americans are joiners. We form clubs, teams, associations, and organizations at the drop of a hat. Some of these are small, informal groups like a book club or knitting circle. Others are more organized, like a baseball team or Girl…

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…

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,…

Self-Storage National Trends

Self-Storage National Trends in 2013 2013 was a banner year in self-storage expansion, but 2014 looks to be smaller. Last year marked the largest expansion since 2007. Over 3 million square feet of storage space was added in the US. …

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…

Video - Customer Testimonial: Storage West-A Safe Place to Store Your Motorhome

Well I had some problems at the storage facility that I was using previously, had some robberies and some vandalism on my motorhome. So I was looking a place to store a motor home and I drove by the lot…
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