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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…

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.…

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…

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…

Cold Food Storage: Organizing Your Fridge & Freezer

Experts estimate that around 40% of food in the United States is wasted. While much of that is generated by the food and restaurant industries, another chunk of it is generated by households like yours. How often do you go…

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.…

Ideas for Hidden Storage

Having hidden or secret storage areas in your home is a good idea if you live in a small space. It’s also a good idea for those who just don’t like visible shelves and cabinets and are seeking a sleeker,…

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…

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…

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…

The Two Fastest Ways to Pay Your Storage West Rent

We know that your time is valuable so we have simplified the rent payment process so you don’t have to make a call to pay rent. Created with the customer in mind, the Storage West customer portal is easy to…

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.…

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…

Creative Toy Storage

When it comes to organizational challenges, most parents will agree that toys are probably the most difficult. Toys are oddly-shaped, come in a huge variety of sizes, and spend most of their time “out” in the house rather than safely…

Tips For Boat Storage - Video

Wondering how to store your boat for the winter and protect it from the harsh weather.  Take a look at this video which will give guidance on storing your boat until those lazy days of summer returns and you are…

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…

Self Storage Katy TX - Take the tour

Welcome to our Katy Texas Self Storage Facility Located at 25595 Westheimer Parkway, Katy TX 77494.   We are currently offering Web only Specials, 50% off the first two months on Select units and free move in truck with Gas!

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…

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…

Video: The Stability of Storage West – Over 40 years

In this video, Don Willis talks about Storage West’s over 40 years in the industry. We have been in the industry since 1978. We pride ourselves in providing satisfactory service to our community of renters. We continue to proudly serve…

Storage West Opens New Self-Storage Facility in Surprise, AZ

We consider our Storage West facilities to be communities. Each one has a dedicated team of employees who are there to ensure that you feel safe and confident leaving your valued belongings with us. That’s why we’re happy to announce…

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…

Storage Auctions Aren't Glamorous

The proliferation of storage auctions in shows, books, and websites make it look like anyone can make their fortune by buying the contents of abandoned storage units.  The reality is a bit different. If you’re willing to do the work,…

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…

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?…
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