Donate your Clutter to these Roanoke Non-profits

Are you downsizing your home, decluttering to put your house on the market, tidying up your garage or cleaning out your storage unit? Before you start throwing things away check out this list of local charities who could put your unwanted items to good use in our community! Recycle and get a tax write-off (if […]

What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

Most people rent storage units that are too large and as a result pay too much. Understandably, it’s hard to visualize how an entire household of furnishings could fit into a storage unit a fraction that size, but it’s possible. With some planning, storing hacks and this handy size guide, you can rent a storage […]

Moving on a Budget without Sacrificing your Sanity

No matter what way you look at it, moving is stressful particularly when you’re trying to pinch pennies. News flash: It doesn’t have to be that way! 1. Plan ahead Take time to plan your packing & moving adventure. If you don’t, unexpected expenses will arise. A few weeks in advance, begin the search for […]

Moving? 9 Places to Snag Free Boxes

You’re only going to use them once, so what if you could find boxes for free? No, it won’t be a one-stop-shop for your packing and moving supplies. Be willing to invest a little time into gathering your boxes, and you’ll be ready to start packing soon enough! 1. Grocery stores – With recycling movements […]

6 Ways to Research a Storage Facility Before Renting

Wondering how you should choose a storage facility? What pitfalls should you avoid? It’s not as straight-forward as you might think, and there are hidden fees along the way. Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through the process using this checklist to do your research. Better Business Bureau (BBB) This agency provides information that is self-reported […]

Mobile Storage: 4 Signs You’re Getting Ripped Off

Mobile storage is one of the most convenient, and often least expensive, storage options when you are moving and needing to store your items – whether short term or long term. Short term construction, remodeling or home sales can also benefit from the convenience of a portable storage unit. However, are you confident you’ve found a […]

7 Things to Ask Before Renting a Storage Unit

Every storage facility is different. Asking questions before you rent a unit is important! Is the facility really secure? Every storage facility will claim they have security lighting and video monitoring, but realize those are general terms. Ask for specifics, such as: Are the cameras recording 24/7? Is the facility well lit at night, so […]