The Renter's Bent (Blog)

New to self storage and looking for solutions? Curious about this relatively modern trend in American life? Want to know what motivates the StorageFront team? StorageFront's blog is a helpful mix of tips and tales for renters, conjured up by our own diverse team of writers.

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Learning the importance of staying organized is one of the most valuable lessons that college can teach. Anyone who’s gone to school and lived in a dorm has realized just how much stuff you’ll need for school.

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What’s your number one reason for cleaning your house this spring? I’ll tell you what it should be: Money. That’s right. Cleaning your house and staying organized can save you money in ways you might never have suspected.

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Ben Franklin famously said that only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But there’s one thing the Founding Father and polymath forgot, the third grand truth of reality: Everyone is just six degrees from Kevin Bacon. Even in the storage industry. To prove it, I’ve compiled a list of storage facilities that are all within six degrees of Kevin Bacon.

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I think we can all agree that there are two different kinds of people in the world: messy and clean. You can look around your office or home and it’s probably easy to group everyone into these two categories. If you’re a clean person, it’s probably much easier for you to identify those of us that enjoy clutter.

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What do you think of when you think of a storage facility? Do you see endless rows of identical units with the same doors, all tucked away behind the same tall security fence? It’s true – storage facilities typically aren’t the most eye-catching buildings on the block.

That’s not always the case, however. There are indeed some eye-catching storage facilities out there, from converted military bases to stunning island retreats. Here are ten of them throughout the United States.

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Recently, we’ve seen a number of businesses approaching storage from a different angle. By taking control of all the steps of the storage process, from transport to the facility to retrieval from the facility, businesses such as Boxbee have presented a streamlined service that’s perfect for the hectic, urban lifestyle of America’s major cities.

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Although Storage Wars wants to convince you differently, most storage units aren’t full of treasures. They’re usually full of junk that you have an emotional attachment to and can’t find a good enough reason to throw away. Instead of letting your belongings collect dust, channel your creativity and turn them into your latest DIY projects. Not only will it leave you extra space in your unit, but it can give extra sentimental value because you took the time to revive it.

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You wouldn’t sign a lease to an apartment without making sure it had a bathroom first, would you? I challenge you to apply that same logic to renting your storage unit in regard to its amenities.

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