The Storage Facility Manager’s Guide to Occupancy Rates

The storage facility industry has continued to be a profitable business. Still, success isn’t guaranteed. Even a new built, well-managed storage unit isn’t perfect without attention to two things: occupancy rate and competitive prices.

Storage occupancy rates are always fluctuating. Recently, trends of minimalism, a slowing housing economy, and the …

The History of Self Storage: From China to Omaha

To understand the history of self storage, it helps to know where the industry is at today. The self storage industry is worth over $40 billion. Surprised? Don’t be. In 2018, there was an estimated $5 billion spent on new storage facility construction, a more than 340% increase from …

10 Long Term Car Storage Tips and Checklist

Every October, I like to park my Corvette in a garage for the winter. Okay, I don’t own a Corvette, but if I did, I’d take care of it! Truth is, there is more than one reason to find long term car storage aside from owning an expensive car.

You …

Renting a Warehouse? Here are Five Things to Consider

Unless you’re part of a huge company, chances are you’ll rent your warehouse space, not own it. And when you look for warehouse space to start storing your product, it seems like most warehouses are geared toward big businesses who need shipping and logistics automation.

If you’re a small …

A Guide to Climate Controlled Storage

Ever browsed the internet for cheap storage units near you? Then you’ve probably come across the word “climate controlled”. What is climate controlled storage? And do you even need it?  Since this could cost you hundreds of dollars, we’ll help you understand everything there is to know about climate controlled storage …

A Boater’s Guide to Dry Boat Storage

While wet slips may be a popular boat storage option in coastal areas, dry boat storage provides more options for a wider variety of needs. You can store your boat on a rack, in a boat yard, in a storage unit, or on a space featured on Neighbor. Dry boat …

Storage Auctions: A beginner’s guide

You’re likely acquainted with self-storage, but have you ever heard of storage for auction?

Introduced in the 1960s, self-storage has steadily grown in use throughout the years. Storage facilities assist a wide variety of people to store their belongings in secured units whilst undergoing periods of transition. However, one fault …

How to Store a Mattress

Mattress storage is a common experience for many of us, whether you’re in the process of moving and needing temporary storage or you’re in the market for a new one, but still plan on holding onto your old mattress. Whatever the reason may be for you to need to …

How to Store a Tent

So there I was, laying in a tent with my two of my best friends. We sat as the wind blew our 10-man tent standing nearly 7” tall so that it lay barely inches above our noses. That was a crazy night. We set up camp at the opening …

11 Tips to Winterize and Store Your Motorcycle

We all wanted to be that cool kid, the one with the motorcycle. Then we grew up, and some of us actually got motorcycles. One of the best ways to ruin that image you created for yourself in buying the motorcycle is by letting your motorcycle fall apart. You …

How to Prepare your RV for Outdoor Winter Storage

Your RV is a loyal companion all summer long. It travels hundreds of miles without stopping for a break. It puts up with your dusty sweat-coated clothes littering the floor and and keeps you safe from the blistering heat. The least you could do in return is give your …

Storage Facilities Guide

Self storage is a great option for keeping your belongings safe and out of the way. You might be looking for storage if you’ve recently downsized, are in the process of moving, or just want to get rid of some clutter in your current home. There are over 50,000 storage …

Car Storage: Everything It Takes To Store A Car

There’s more to storing a car then just placing it in an empty garage. Car storage is super important especially when you are moving or going through any other dramatic change in life. Here are ten helpful steps to take to make sure your car stays in top condition …

Do I Need Insurance For My Storage Unit?

Insurance.
What a heavy word. Do alarm bells go off in your head when you hear it too? It’s one of those necessary evils that we all want and need, but don’t really like thinking about. It can seem completely overwhelming, and yet it is a part of life.

Now we …

Does Month-to-Month Storage Exist?

Month-to-month storage, that is also flexible storage can be hard to find. Many storage companies want you to sign a contract for at least a year. There are a few companies that do give you this option, but what these companies often don’t tell you though is that storage contracts for …

Storage Auctions: Treasures vs. Busts

You need some extra storage space. Maybe you’re downsizing, maybe you’re going away for the summer. Whatever it is, you decide to rent out a self-storage unit. And then you see all of your stuff in storage auctions on the popular reality TV show, Storage Wars, and you realize …

How to Winterize a Boat: 5 Easy Steps

Too many boats die quietly every winter. Your boat may not be able to come inside and warm up, but if winterized properly it won’t be spending extra time in the repair shop in the spring when it should be out on the water.

A properly stored winterized boat can …

Neighbor Storage vs Traditional Self Storage

Neighbor Storage vs. Traditional Self Storage
Neighbor Storage is an online, peer-to-peer self storage community that allows homeowners with unused storage space to rent that space to people in need of storage. Demand for self storage has never been higher in the USA and supply is limited, which means high …

What Is The Ideal Storage Unit For Me?

When looking for a storage unit or a place to store your belongings, you want it to be four things: secure, well-maintained, accessible, and affordable. And now, there’s a way you can have all four of these options through Neighbor. This will make your storing life a thousand times better, …