How To Safely Store Mementos & Heirlooms

Safely Store Mementos

Important mementos and family heirlooms are more than just bits of junk, they are an important part of your personal history. No matter what material, size, or quantity of your prized possessions, it is important to store them properly. Your family heirlooms and treasured mementos should be enjoyed, but they also need to be protected in order to keep the memories alive. If you are wondering how to safely store mementos, our tips below can help.

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Tips for Storing Your RV, Motorcycle & Boat in the Winter

storing your RV

Winter can be hard on all of us, and that goes for vehicles too! And while your car can usually hide out in a garage or even in a pop-up shelter, storing your RV, motorcycle & boat in the winter can be a little more difficult!

This can create a number of potential issues as the cold weather wreaks havoc on the paint job, the battery juice, and more. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the things you can do to keep larger vehicles warm and cozy as the nights start getting longer!

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Marketing Play

Marketing Play self storage units

Just check the internet and we ran across a thread we responded to below, trying to help them out.  On the flip side, this would be a great deal.  All of the “Work” is done; this is a Marketing play.  Several states away, but what a great location to go to summer or winter.

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Customer Storage Insurance Coverage

Storage insurance coverage

Storage insurance coverage is recommended for all tenants.  Since the Storage Facility owners have no ownership of the contents and are not performing as a warehouse, our insurance does not cover any contents or impact on the tenant’s valuables. We supply access to Storage Insurance through Ponderosa Insurance company LLC, known as SafeStor insurance.  This is automatically billable and payable through our Self-storage management software.

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New Council Bluffs Iowa Location

New Council Bluffs Iowa Location Clark Storage

Today was Day 1 of dirt work for our new Council Bluffs Iowa location.  It is located on Railroad Avenue between the Animal Shelter and Bomgaars, in the East of Council Bluffs.  This will be a 330 unit facility featuring traditional drive-up access and our advanced Security systems.

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Iowa State Self Service Storage Facilities Auction Laws

Iowa State Self Service Storage Facilities Auction Laws

General Summary of Iowa Lien/Auction law:

Actual laws are shown below.

Key dates to remember are:

  1. After 30 days past due, the lien/Auction process can begin.,
  2. Notification to the tenant can start after the 30th day, with a minimum of 14 days allowed for payment.,
  3. A public notification period of 7 days prior to the auction.

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RV Or Vehicle Storage

RV Or Vehicle Storage Units

We have 20/30/40 foot parking at our location at 26763 Highway 34, Glenwood, IA if you are looking for an RV Or Vehicle Storage unit.  Each size has a different width due to how hard it is to park a longer unit at the very front angle of their turn in.  20’s- 10 wide; 30’s- 12 wide; 40’s- 15 wide.  Although you could park an RV in any of these sizes, it is easier with a wider width to make the “front” turn.   Or ask for an end parking spot, so you are doing 90-degree parking, but have the whole driveway to back in with, without a turn.

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Project Estimation Template

Project Estimation Template

Whether I am building or buying a location, I always run the Estimation template to dial in whether I can or should do the project.  Each of us will have our own Payback, CAP rates, cash flow models, and Tax implications thresholds; I am not covering that.  This is a back of the napkin estimation, just on a spreadsheet.

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No Money Down

No Money Down | Investing In Storage Units | Clark Storage LLC

Working with a young gentleman in Zagreb, Croatia who was seeking advice to get into the Storage business.  I was mowing the next day and thinking about a business I have in Belize (higher interest rates) and also the fact this person probably didn’t have much capital.  The amount of capital you have determines the paths you can take. Croatia has a very low-interest rate now around prime 3%, but it has been up to 3000% before, probably due to the war. If interest rates ever got above 9 or 10% I would never build. Might buy but never build. If his interest rate jumps high, he would go bust. Below is a Non-Traditional Storage approach for a no (little) money down scenario.

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Welcome to Clark Storage LLC

Our family business objective is to provide you the best service and facilities in a secured location. As you get to know our facilities, you will note they were selected for your ease of access, location, and security. Please let us know how we can continue to improve your storage needs and fulfill your high expectations.