Tips for Self Storage in Chicago

The city of Chicago (AKA, the windy city) has many unique climate considerations, especially when you will be storing your goods here for an extended period of time. Not only is the city very windy as it’s nickname implies, but it can also drop to very frigid temperatures in the winter and  become very humid […]

What to Look for In Storage Coverage

At one point in your life, you’re bound to put some of your stuff in a storage unit — whether it is a year or a month is completely up to you, but it’s something that most people will do. In my young age I’ve already done it at least twice and I’ve selected protection […]

How to Stabilize a Portable Storage Trailer

Using a U-Box portable storage container is a great way to conveniently and easily get your items to your new home. When you use a U-Box container, you have two different methods of getting it to and from your house — you can schedule a delivery or pickup on the back of a U-Haul truck, or you can […]

Organizing and Storing Linens

Is your linen closet a disaster? Do you have piles of wadded-up sheets and towels hanging off the shelves with set-in wrinkles? It’s probably time to go through your linens, fold items properly, and put them away so that they don’t attract dust, silverfish or moths. Organizing your linens will also save valuable closet space […]

Portable Storage on Wheels

Things have changed a lot in the self-storage industry over the years. We’ve advanced past storing our belongings in barns, attics, basements, closets or garages. All of those options take up valuable space in the home and create clutter. During the 1950s and 60s, self-storage rental units became popular. People could rent a room and […]

Do You Need Storage Protection?

Safety — it’s one of the most important items you should look for when selecting a rental storage unit. When we put our stuff in storage, roll the door down and lock the lock, we expect the items to be exactly the way we left them when we open it the next time. And, this […]

3 Options to Organize and Store Photos

Photos often hold great sentimental value. Even though you may not have enough table space to display all of the pictures you love, you still want to hold onto them for decades, maybe even your whole life! What is the best way to store photos? In this post we will share the best ways to […]

Storage Wars: Myth Busted

After reading our last two posts about our storage auction adventures, chances are you are already soured on the idea of storage auctions all together. If you don’t mind grimy, dusty piles of junk, then maybe you aren’t. After seeing (and smelling) the unit from the outside, we decided to take safety measures and suit up before […]

5 Things to Look For in Your Next Self Storage Unit

In most cities, there are several self-storage locations to choose from. So, the question when looking for storage may not be ‘where to find a storage unit’, but rather ‘what features to look for in a storage unit and facility’ when its time to rent. Here are 5 key things to look for in a self storage […]

Storage Wars: The Reality of an Auction

Last week we shared an interview with an individual in the storage auction business.  He warned us that, unlike it appears in Storage Wars,  the storage auction business is difficult and not always profitable.  Here at Moving Insider, we like to see for ourselves so we headed out to the local storage auctions in Phoenix. […]

Going Home for Summer Break: What to Do with Your Stuff

Going home for summer break is a time of mixed emotions. You have one more round of finals behind you (whew!), but now you’ve got to arrange to store or ship your belongings from your dorm while you go home for the summer. The good news? There’s no need to stress. In this post, we’ll […]

Storage Wars: Fact or Fiction?

You’ve likely heard of at least one of the recently popularized reality shows like Storage Wars that are centered on the business of purchasing repossessed storage units and then reselling the treasures inside for a hefty profit. Here at Moving Insider, we have a fondness of everything related to moving and storage. But, we felt […]