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    7th Nov 2013

    There’s no telling when the items in your storage unit will have survived certain weather conditions in one piece. Bankrate.com’s Jay McDonald tells the story of someone who found out the hard way: When IT program manager Dan Renfroe moved to Washington, D.C., he stored his furniture and other belongings in a ground-floor self-storage unit […]

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    6th Nov 2013

    There will be times in life that you feel constrained at home because of the sheer amount of items inside, and you need to “breathe” or “detox.” As an article on the Apartment Therapy site states: Over the years we’ve been tenants in several storage units, because sometimes you just need more space. There’s lots […]

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    5th Nov 2013

    Ten years ago, when my mother was in the throes of dementia, I left New York, bought a home in North Carolina near my brother, and moved her in with me. Mama Jo, as she was known, was a hoarder who had been living in Virginia with a collection of more than 700 dolls that […]

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    4th Nov 2013

    It’s a cellar’s market. New Yorkers are spending more than the price of the average American home — on storage units. Tribeca’s 56 Leonard just sold a 200-square-foot unit for $300,000. That’s $1,500 a square foot for a metal cage in the basement of the future luxury skyscraper. “It’s unbelievable,” said Elizabeth Unger of Corcoran […]

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    1st Oct 2013

    Why do some people keep things that they don’t seem to actually need? The reasons may vary, but not everybody who stores things is necessarily a hoarder—which has a negative economic connotation. Most people keep things of personal value to them which can accumulate to a lot of clutter. The good news is: this clutter […]

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    30th Sep 2013

    A number of people just can’t seem to part with some of their belongings. It’s not a matter of hoarding but a matter of sentimental value. The result is clutter—not enough room to store all those valuables! However, there’s a solution to this problem that not only homeowners face but business enterprises as well: self-storage […]

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    29th Sep 2013

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With spring having arrived, it’s time to clear out the cobwebs and make a big sweep – but experts say you shouldn’t just throw away all your clutter. As CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson reported Tuesday, it has never been easier to turn your spring cleaning trash into cash. Just when it […]

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    28th Sep 2013

    The armored truck was waiting near a Pay-O-Matic check-cashing store in south Brooklyn, when the driver heard a knock on the rear door. So he unlocked it. He later told investigators that he had assumed that the vehicle’s guard had been knocking, having finished his pickup at the check-cashing store. But the man who entered […]

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    13th Sep 2013

    The self-storage industry is experiencing a boom not just in New York, but across the country as well. According to an article on Inside Self-Storage, the industry is exhibiting signs of continuous growth due to an improving economy and a growing number of consumers who opt for self-storage for various reasons. For the next year […]

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    12th Sep 2013

    A news article from Inside Self-Storage proudly proclaims that the self-storage industry in the United States remains quite strong despite the 2008-2009 recession that hobbled the nation’s economy. The article cites a recent report from Moody’s Investors Service which states that the self-storage market is poised to stay strong for at least three more years […]

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