Storing stuff


You know you are in serious trouble when you have thrown away, given away, and put away the clothes and things you want to use and keep; you have organized, boxed, bagged, labelled, and skillfully stacked seasonal goods under beds and overhead; and utilized all previously available but unused space and still fall short for your needs.  You have followed to a tee the advice at blogs and websites of home builders, do-it-yourselfers, and creative magazine editors but to no avail.  Perhaps your husband moved his business home or your in-laws downsized and you were their only hope to care for their remaining items or you are in between homes, renovating, having a baby, live in a deed restricted community, or have a temporary job.  Whatever the reason, your house may no longer meet your storage needs and it is time to look elsewhere. 

Do not fear; there are different types of facilities to suit your needs and websites like can help. They describe the types of facilities available: outside, drive-up, mobile and indoor; what to consider when choosing the one to meet your needs such as security, climate control, what to store and what not to store, size, price, and location among other topics of interest.  They include popular topics such as antiques and valuables; RVs, autos, and boats; insurance; packing supplies; student and military packing; and troubleshooting.  The advice is practical and helpful.  And for current topics, interviews, Q & A, humor, and more check out their blog for stories about real people by real people.


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