Storage King Blog
Kings and Queens! We are thrilled to be involved in this year’s Garage Sale Trail, with many of our Storage King stores around the country sponsoring or participating in their own community garage sales! Garage sales can be a great day of treasure hunting, bargain finding, haggling and supporting your local community.
Some of the great reasons we joined the trail this year:
It’s a haggler’s dream – Whether you go in seeking that perfect coffee table or stumble upon it by accident, you never know what you might find! If you don’t have space in your home just yet, Storage King offers simple storage solutions that could work for you. You could be finding some unique treasures that could find a great place in your home. Plus, the price will be only a fraction of what you’d pay for it brand new!
Help the planet – Last year Garage Sale Trail helped sell hundreds of thousands of items that could have instead ended up in a landfill and even avoid expensive...
Moving house? Storage King to the rescue!
Moving house: it’s not something we do for fun, is it? All the same, the time comes when we have to move on to pastures new. Getting storage space can take some of the stress out of your move, making the whole process a lot smoother and easier on frayed nerves. In fact, statistics show that the prime reason for taking storage space is the need to put a few things away over the moving period. But surely moving simply means packing up, moving on and packing out? Our investigations show there’s more to it than that!
If you own your home rather than renting it, moving means you have to get the old place sold first. We already know that the better the impression we make on prospective home buyers, the faster our properties will sell, but what’s to be done about all the things that make our homes look lived in? Buyers want to see everything crisp and uncluttered even though they know everything will move when we move. What’s to be...
Whether you’re considering relocating to another country and want to keep your accumulated stuff in storage while you check things out, or whether you’re staying put, there are some sentimental things that sometimes clutter your home. Even if you aren’t going anywhere, you might decide that the storage of excess things is worth it.
Suppose your kids are almost ready to leave home, and you want to keep a few things aside for them – or your youngest child isn’t quite ready for an older child’s almost-new hand-me-downs. Storage is a great solution.
September is a busy time for moving around and clearing out winter items. If you are relocating, you’ll want to keep your precious and irreplaceable items stored safely until you’re sure the new house will become a real home. If you’re travelling for several months, storing household contents away will make it possible to rent out your home for extra income.
You’re always going to have meaningful items that should...
There’s great excitement brewing, you’re going to the Olympics! You’ll be away for a while, but as a sports star, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for all your life. Even If you’re just going as a spectator, you’re looking forward to supporting your country’s athletes and seeing some fantastic sporting achievements. Storage is the last thing on your mind at a time like this, but it should be.
What should you store while you’re travelling?
What are the things that burglars like to steal? Computers, DVD players, flat-screen TVs and other consumer electronics are among the items that head the list. The resale value is very good, and it’s easy to get the loot sold fast.
The only thing that burglars like more than electronics are cash and jewellery. Money and valuable jewellery should be stored in a bank, but be careful to hide away or store costume jewellery too. The mere sight of what appears to be a jewellery box could be enough to provoke a break-in,...
It’s tax time, and your deductibles can help you to spend a whole lot less on tax. Unless you have an accountant working for you, chances are, you’ve been saving up all those slips and documents over the course of the year, and now you have to capture all the information and report your earnings. You’ll also have to keep the proof of tax related transactions. But this can involve a veritable avalanche of paperwork.
Generally speaking, you can divide your paperwork up as follows:
· Papers to keep for one year max: Bank deposit slips, credit card receipts and ATM slips need only be kept until you’ve reconciled your accounts. Insurance and investment statements can be kept until you have fresh ones. When you discard documents, shred them to avoid identity theft.
· Papers to keep for longer than a year: statements on loans should be kept until the loan is paid off. For big loans, this can be quite a long time....