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Traveling for Business? Here Are Five Tips for a Smooth Trip

Whether you travel for business every once in a while or every week, you know that traveling comes with some real challenges. It seems that the entire process – from booking a flight to checking a bag – has become…

Organization and Storage Tips for Contractors

Working as a contractor is challenging. You need to be able to keep track of everything, from the people on your crew to subcontractors, and from work schedules to equipment. It’s a bit like a juggling act, requiring you to…

College Organization Tips: Makeup Storage

In a dorm room — and even in an apartment — there’s never enough space for all of your beauty products. The lack of storage, especially if you don’t even have a makeup drawer, can make it hard to get…

Tips on Job Relocation - Video

This is a video offering tips on job relocation from The Intern Queen.  She graduated college and made the move from Florida to California. She did not have a job offer, but had some clear goals in place.  There were…

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:…

Tips on Going Paperless

Is your home or office overflowing with paper? It used to be the norm for everybody to conduct important business on paper, but that is no longer the case. Even the most important legal documents can be created (and signed)…

What to Do With Your Business Assets After the Business Closes

Closing a business can be a difficult and emotional thing to do. Even if you know it’s the right choice for you, you put a great deal of time and energy into starting your business. It’s natural to have mixed…

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…

Home Organization Tips: Where to Hide Presents

It’s officially shopping season — and most parents are buying holiday presents for their curious, inquisitive children who turn into expert detectives this time of year. The last thing you want to do when coming home after a day of…

Moving? These Tips Will Make Packing Easy

Very few people enjoy packing their belongings for a big move. It’s a lot of work and often takes longer than you think it will. That said, it’s a necessary evil. Since it has to be done, the key to…

Tips for Office Space Downsizing

Business space is expensive, and there are many benefits to cutting back on your rent. If you are considering office space downsizing, here are some tips to help you do it well. How to Know When It’s Time to Downsize…

Cleaning Out Your Car Tips

Here is a video with tips for cleaning out your car:

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 Size Guide: How to Rent the Right Size Unit

Deciding which storage unit size to choose is difficult for some people.  That’s why a self-storage size guide is a useful tool.   We put together this simple version that we think will help, along with some tips about how to…

Tips for Organizing Your Desk

Is your desk out of control? If you’re like a lot of people, you have more work on your desk than you can handle. Things tend to pile up. People might even ask you how you can find anything on…

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…

2015 Employee Recognition Dinner and Business Conference

Every year at Storage West we get together as a whole company to celebrate our successes in the past year and to participate in a training day to get us prepared for the year to come. This annual tradition is…

Job Relocation Tips: Advice and Resources for Making the Big Move

Are you preparing to relocate for a job? The job relocation process can feel stressful and even overwhelming, especially if you have a family. For that reason, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you need to know…

You Can Do Home Organization with Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo has recently built quite a name for herself in the home organization and cleaning sphere. Since starting her tidying up business at the tender age of 19, she has helped many turn around their cluttered living space. The…

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…

Commercial Storage Reduces Overhead Costs

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. Commercial storage is just that popular. If that fact surprises…

Tips for Planning Your Ideal Thanksgiving

Before Black Friday, you have to navigate Thanksgiving. This American holiday is the official kick-off for the holiday season and you are planning to host everyone at your house this year. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of planning…

Clothes Folding Tips

Here is a video outlining some cool clothes folding tips. This video includes tips on how to fold something with a hood, towels, and dress shirts. Hooded shirts often cause unevenness in stacks because of the extra material. This video…

10 Tips for Organizing Your Photographs

Photographs have a way of accumulating over time. Every time we experience an important life event or take a vacation, we commemorate it by taking pictures. Even in these days of digital photography, many people still have boxes full of…

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,…

How to Organize Your Storage Unit: 6 Effective Ways

Storage units can really come in handy when you do not have a lot of room around your home to store extra things. For some people, however, units can fill up awfully fast and get cluttered. The question is how…

Packing Tips for Moving a Washer and Dryer

Moving to a new home is a big job.. That’s true even if you only move furniture and clothing. Moving a washer and dryer can be especially challenging. A typical dryer weighs around 125 pounds while a washer tends to…

Important Tips for Moving with Pets

Moving your family to a new home, especially far away, is a stressful endeavor. If you are moving with pets, the move can be even more complicated. Dogs and cats can get just as upset about such a big change…

Employee Appreciation Event and Business Conference 2005

Business Conference 2005 Our Business Conference 2005 was a success! Storage West Team Members posed for a picture together at the event. We really value longevity and loyalty here at Storage West. It’s wonderful to see our group grow, but…

Spring Cleaning Tips (Videos)

Spring is officially here (even if it IS still snowing some places). That means many of you are tackling spring cleaning and looking for tips and hints to make it easier. We’ve gathered a few videos to give you some…
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