Frugal Living And Self Storage

Frugal Living

Many people are turning toward a more minimalist lifestyle. From the tiny house movement to people choosing to live in RVs and other types of smaller spaces, frugal living is becoming more and more popular. If you are thinking about a more frugal lifestyle, you might be wondering where you are going to store all of your things.

The idea behind living a minimalist lifestyle is to get rid of most of your things and only have the very basics. However, many people have items that come from their family that has been passed down throughout the years. Perhaps you have items that are extremely sentimental, which makes it very difficult to get rid of them.

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Moving During The Pandemic

moving during the pandemic

Moving is never easy but trying to relocate during a pandemic can bring with it extra challenges. Moving during the pandemic is possible, but it is important to do it thoughtfully and carefully. If you are considering moving to a new place this year, we have some tips that will make your project more efficient.

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Storage Tips For Seasonal Decor

Storage Tips For Seasonal Decor

Unless you have some very weird fashion sense, season decor will spend most of the year packed away. The decorations we get out for Halloween, Christmas, or any other holiday is only appropriate for that time of year – and when we don’t use it, there’s a designated cupboard, closet, or box where it will stay. Improper storage of holiday decorations can mean that they’re vulnerable to things that can shorten their lifespan. Bugs can hide in some holiday decorations, while others can pick up issues from retaining moisture, dust, or mold. Decorations can even crack, crumble, or fall apart under the wrong conditions. That is why we have prepared a list of storage tips for seasonal decor.

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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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