Surprising Find in a Storage Unit; The New Film: Finders Keepers

finders-keepers-posterNot sure what to watch this weekend? Well, have we got a suggestion for you. A story that’s been the stuff of legend in the self storage community has been turned into a documentary, titled Finders Keepers, and it looks worth a watch.

Here’s the story: A man went to an auction at a self storage facility and bid on and won a smoker. He proudly took it home, thinking of all the backyard barbecues in his future, popped it open, and discovered a leg inside. He called 911, his story hit the news and the original owner of the storage unit contents — and the leg — came forward. He claimed that after his leg was amputated, he put it in a safe spot so he could keep it always. And we all know what happens when you put something in a safe spot. You often misplace it!

So the leg’s original owner requested its return. The leg’s new owner saw this as a business opportunity and turned his backyard into a sideshow — charging people to look at the leg in the smoker. So who’s the rightful owner? The man born with it or the man who paid for it? You’ll get no spoilers from us! Don’t forget the popcorn.

Read about the film here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3462002/

Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information! We’re located at 76 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA.

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The Importance of Self Storage Unit Climate Control

thermometer-428339_1280There’s an old saying in New England that everyone has heard at least once in their life: “If you don’t like the weather here, wait 10 minutes.”

New England does have its share of wild temperature swings and even crazier weather when each season reaches its apex, but so do a lot of other regions in the country. That’s why no matter where you live, if you have a storage unit and you’re concerned about keeping everything in it in good shape, you’ll want to choose a storage facility with climate control.

Climate Controlled storage uses heating units and air conditioning to keep a more consistent climate in the building. Some facilities even go the extra step and have units installed to prevent excess humidity, which can be even more damaging than heat or cold.

The frequent changes in temperature and humidity are the main causes of damage to wooden furniture, fabrics, cardboard, and other items. It’s not unusual to find that wood stored in a non-climate-controlled unit has warped, or that fabric has mildewed.

Even if a climate-controlled unit is a little more expensive, when you consider the damage that the elements can do to your stored items, it’s a worthwhile investment.

Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information! We’re located at 76 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA.

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Take a little time to plan and organize as you pack. This should make it easier to finds things in the future!

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Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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Some Basic Tips for Your Walk-In Closet Storage Unit

self storage norwell interiorWhen it comes to loading up your storage unit, most of what you need to know is common sense. And some things — like putting an unlabeled box of heavy books on top of an unlabeled box of glassware — can only be learned the hard way.

Still, there are handy tips when it comes to getting the most out of your storage unit, and here are a few key ones.

Keep it up. On pallets, that is. Even the most waterproof of units can’t protect against a totally unexpected or completely random set of circumstances, so be sure to keep your valuables raised off the floor. Just in case.

Handy sand. If you’re in a part of the country that experiences tough winters, you’re probably already carrying sand. But be sure to bring it with you to your storage unit if it faces the outside. A buildup of ice can make accessing your unit impossible.

Maintain the space. Folks can store some pretty crazy stuff in storage units, and some of it can cause stains, scrapes, gouges, or other damage to the floor and walls. Use protective plastic sheeting or movers’ rugs to keep the unit neat and tidy.

The short arm of the law. Most reputable storage unit facilities have plenty of security measures in place, but hey, things happen. When you buy a lock, be sure it has a short arm to thwart would-be thieves. The longer the arm, the easier it is to slip in bolt cutters.

Need more expert advice or tips? We’re here to help! Contact us at Walk in Closet today!

Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information! We’re located at 76 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA.

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Storage Tips for Self Storage in Randolph 12.16.14

Cover furniture with sheets or tarps to protect them from stains, tears, and scratches.
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Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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Store Holiday Decorations Efficiently and Safely

Store Holiday Decorations EfficientlyIt seems like Christmas decorations start to sprinkle the neighborhood even before the last turkey sandwich is eaten and the gravy stains are removed from the tablecloth.

Christmas is such a magical time of year and people just can’t wait to get started with the twinkle lights and towering tree in their living room. Is your house already decked out in Christmas finery? But before it got to its current gorgeous point, what was the process like? Were your strings of lights all tangled? Those precious salt dough handprints nibbled by insects? Did your spare wrapping paper get destroyed by a spring rain induced leak? You can tell us. We’ve all been there! But there’s a better way.

You’re probably not ready to think about it yet, but before you pack away your Christmas decorations this year, consider storing them in a small storage unit for next year. They’ll be protected from insects and water, and will be kept safe from temperature fluctuations that can wreak havoc on delicate ornaments. And if you follow our packing tips, you’ll get your decorations unpacked and in place in no time.

  • Give lights special attention. Replace burned-out bulbs and carefully wind the strings around sections of cardboard from all of your gift boxes. If each string has a designated spot in your yard or home, label them.
  • Make an open-first box. If you can’t wait to start baking each year, your open-first box should contain your Christmas cookie cutters. If it just doesn’t feel like Christmas without your grandmother’s vintage Santa statue, put it in there, too. Having an open-first box will keep you from having to dig through everything in search of a few special items.
  • Store like items together. If you always display a nativity scene, put all the pieces in one box. Same goes for your holiday village. You’ll never have to search for a missing wise man again!
  • Make a kids’ box. If you’re constantly hovering over your little ones when it comes time to decorate the tree, trying to keep them from touching the breakable ornaments, next year make a box that’s just for them and fill it with all the ornaments they can’t hurt. They’ll love diving into the box without input from the grown-ups.

Enjoy your decorations and have a wonderful holiday season!

Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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Storage Tips for Self Storage in Randolph 12.03.14

Separate items by  fragility and weight. If you’re stacking, put heavier, sturdier items at the bottom. Put fragile items on top!

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Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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Storage Tips for Self Storage in Randolph 11.25.14

When packing, use boxes, not plastic bags. Boxes are sturdier and  stack well, and they take up less space.

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Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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Getting the Right-Sized Space for Your Stuff — Self Storage in Randolph

self storage norwell maIf there’s one thing people tend to have a lot of, it’s stuff. Stuff in the attic, stuff in the basement, stuff in the garage — sometimes it can feel like there’s nothing but stuff in every square inch of your home.

The excess of stuff is one of the reasons that people wind up getting a self-storage closet. Most people know that they should sort through and get rid of a lot of things that have been hanging around for years, but most people don’t have the time or the energy, and often there’s simply too much sentimental value involved.

When the time comes to get a closet, one of the first questions is a simple one: how big? The size depends on a lot of factors, and what you’re hoping to achieve by getting a closet.

If you’re just looking to reduce the clutter or clear a space in the garage, then a smaller closet (5×5 or 5×10) is probably sufficient. If you’re seeking a complete purge, then you’re going to need something a little heftier (10×30).

Of course, you’ll want to think about what you’re going to store and how you’re going to store it, and how much access you’re going to need to the items you’re storing. If you’re fine with storing everything from back to front and top to bottom (not recommended, by the way) then you won’t need as much space as you will if you want to leave a nice access path to everything in your closet.

For expert advice on choosing a storage size, contact us at Walk in Closet today!

Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information! We’re located at 76 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA.

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Storage Tips for Self Storage in Randolph 11.05.14

Wrap mirrors and pictures with cloth pads, or use mirror boxes. Never store them flat!

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Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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