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Storing Electronics

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Posted on September 25, 2014

Storing electronics is a task that requires more planning than the average mover estimates. To help ensure your electronic equipment is safe while getting it from A to B (or in order to keep it stored away for a long period of time), we’ve put together a step by step list of details you should be considering when locking away electric household items.


Portable Storage Overview

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Posted on 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 majority of the San Diego metro areas.

Storage Unit Packing tips

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Posted on 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 considerations for accessing items at a later date and provide tips as to what you should or should not store in a self storage locker.


Home Staging and Portable Storage

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Posted on 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 staging process.

What does portable storage have to do with home staging you ask?

San Diego Storage Auctions

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Posted on 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 auctions seems like a good way to make a great living. But is it as easy it as it looks on these “reality” shows?

The History of Self Storage

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Posted on 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 storage pits. The storage pits were supervised, to ensure that nobody could remove any pot or its contents except for their own.

Simple Storage Solutions-Why Didn't I think of That?

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Posted on 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 simply

hanging a few wicker baskets on the wall!

Big Box Storage Offering 30 Days of Free Storage to San Diego Fire Victims and Evacuees

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Posted on May 17, 2014

Big Box Storage Inc., a San Diego-based portable storage company, is offering 30 days of free storage to any individual or family that has been forced to relocate as a result of the fires that have roared through San Diego County over the last week. In addition to the free 30 days of storage, the company will also provide the delivery and pickup of the storage unit to/from the customer’s location at no charge.

For more information or to schedule a “Big Box” delivery, please contact Big Box Storage at 800-391-4890.

Top 10 Most Popular Items Stored in a Big Box Storage Unit

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Posted on 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 contents of up to one and a half rooms.

Ideal Storage for Holiday Decorations

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Posted on 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 others also contribute.