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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…

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.…

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…

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…

Things You Should Never Put in a Storage Unit

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

E-commerce Inventory Storage

Inventory is a major concern of any e-commerce startup. It doesn’t matter if you have thousands of units of a product or just a few dozen handmade objects that you’re looking to sell as a side business. Managing your inventory…

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.…

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…

RV Storage Ideas - Video

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

Deck the Halls: 10 Storage Tips for Christmas Decorations

When the holidays are over, it’s time to pack the festive decorations away for another year. Did you spent any time struggling with tangled lights or sighing over broken ornaments this year? You might need to rethink how you store…

10 x 15 Storage Unit: Perfect for one to two bedroom storage

What should you do if you need a place to store your motorcycle or ATV – or if you have a two-bedroom home or apartment full of belongings you need to store? Our 10 X 15 drive-up unit has enough…

5 Makeup Storage Ideas to Try

If you wear makeup, you know what a challenge it can be to keep your products organized. Even if you have a large bathroom with plenty of storage space, you might sometimes feel that the situation is out of control.…

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…

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,…

Moving in with a Significant Other for the First Time

In modern relationships, moving in together is often a precursor to marriage – or, it may just be a way of blending your lives without the formality of getting married. Either way, it’s a big step to take. The good…

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…

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…

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…

Safe Xmas Storage Ideas

Here are some safe storage ideas for Christmas decorations. There is a lot of clearing up to do at the end of the holiday season. Find out some bright ideas to safely store your precious items. Christmas decoration storage hacks…

10 x 20 Storage Unit: Perfect for 3 or 4 bedroom home

Whether you’re preparing for a military deployment or taking an extended trip, you might need to store some or all of your belongings in a safe and secure location while you’re away. For many people, the ideal size is our…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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