Big Box Blog

September 23, 2014
Here's a simple, but effective Infographic that explains the portable storage process in a nutshell. A few simple steps and that's all it takes to place your items in storage! Remember, since it's portable storage and we bring the storage locker right to your door, we're able to service the vast...
September 11, 2014
  Filling a self storage unit, may seem like a simple task, but there are a few little tips that may help you out. If you’re considering renting a storage space, these simple tips will help you maximize your storage space, help you properly load your items into the storage unit, provide...
September 8, 2014
Selling your home?  Need to stage it? Ever thought of this little tip…. If you’re in the process or soon to be in the process of staging your home so that your home is de-cluttered and presents well to prospective homebuyers, perhaps you should consider using portable storage during the home...
September 6, 2014
Using portable storage for short and long distance moves? Many people are still unfamiliar with the portable storage service, referred to also as ‘mobile storage’, as an alternative to traditional self-storage. That being said, it’s probably safe to assume that even less individuals are aware of...
September 6, 2014
How to Make Money at San Diego Storage Auctions There’s little doubt that we’re all a bit more familiar with storage auctions after the onslaught of TV shows covering them over the last few years (there were four of them the last time we checked). In viewing the shows, bidding and buying at the...
September 4, 2014
Self Storage History
How did self storage start? Although self-storage is primarily a US based business, there is evidence that self-storage was publicly available in ancient China. It’s been said that approximately 6,000 years ago, the Chinese would often store their possessions in clay pots in public underground...
September 3, 2014
Every home can use a little organizing and the occasional de-cluttering. Check out these 10 ingenious storage ideas that we discovered on Pinterest that are sure to make you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” #1 Here's a great way to organize hand towels and face clothes in your bathroom by...
May 17, 2014
Storage available at no charge for San Diego fire victims
It was a tough week for many families throughout San Diego. People throughout the county were forced to evacuate their homes as the San Diego wildfires raged through their neighborhoods. One of our employees, along were her family, was included in the group of evacuees. Although the fires continue...
February 11, 2014
popular items stored in a Big Box storage unit in San Diego
We often receiving calls from prospective customers asking how much space is actually in a “Big Box”. How much can they store in it? What can they store in it? Regarding size, each Big Box storage unit is 8’ long by 5’ wide. The height is 7’. As a general rule, each one is capable of storing the...
December 26, 2013
$6 billion dollars. Based on reports from the National Retail Federation, that’s the amount that Americans will spend on holiday decorations this year. While Christmas decorations make up the majority of the amount, other holidays such as Hanukah, Halloween, 4th of July, St. Patrick’s Day and...

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