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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…

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…

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)…

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…

Tips for Downsizing Your Office Space

In the modern economy, where knowledge-based jobs can be done from anywhere in the world, having a big office is no longer a necessity. Computers can fit in our laps. You can do paperwork online. You can store even the…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Storage Tips for Your RV

Spring is in the air. It’s time to get the RV out of storage and start getting ready for fun. As you are getting your RV ready for the road, take some time to think about how it is organized…

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…

Organizing Tips: Four Steps to a Successful Seasonal Clothing Storage Switch-Out

Helpful Hints for Seasonal Clothing Storage Last season’s clothes are in the way. This season’s clothes are too crowded in the drawers or closet. That’s a sign you didn’t make the autumn seasonal clothing switch-out. Now that’s it colder, take…

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…

Outgrowing the Garage - eBay Business Video

This nice video is about a home based eBay business. They started off small and are to the point where they have outgrown the home garage. The video shows two childhood friends who start a small tech business together. They…

What Happens When You Get Evicted: Tips for Getting Through a Difficult Time

Coping with the eviction process presents some real challenges, both emotionally and physically. It’s important to know your rights as a tenant and also, to have the local resources and coping mechanisms to get through a difficult time. Eviction laws…

San Diego Business Conference and Awards Dinner 2007

San Diego  Business Conference 2007 Our San Diego Business Conference 2007 was a tremendous success! As many of the Storage West Team Members from San Diego as we could gather posed for a picture at our Business Conference this year.…

Tips for Organizing Your Sewing Room

For many people, sewing is a way of life. It is an art and a craft – a way of taking raw materials and turning them into something that is both beautiful and useful. However, it is very easy for…

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…

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…

Orange County Business Conference and Awards Dinner 2007

Orange County  Business Conference 2007 Our Orange County Business Conference 2007 was a tremendous success! As many of the Storage West Team Members from Orange County as we could gather posed for a picture at our Business Conference this year.…

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,…

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…

De-Clutter Your Schedule with These Time Management Tips

For many of us, the days never seem to be long enough to get everything checked off our to-do list. The demands of life multiply and it can be impossible to stay ahead of them. If that sounds familiar, the…

Tips for Packing Items into a Tight Space

If you are moving yourself, you probably want to save as much time as possible. Furthermore, you often don’t have much space. Perhaps you are renting a truck, borrowing a pickup from a friend or using your SUV to haul…

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…

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…

Tips for Packing Your Kitchen

Preparing for a move can be a strenuous and stressful experience for many people, especially when you don’t make the necessary preparations. The same applies if you are planning to put items in storage. One room in your home that…

Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Facing the prospect of downsizing your home can be challenging.  Whether you’re scaling down for philosophic, economic, health, or other personal reasons, think of this as an opportunity to launch a new life — one without the weight of unused…
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