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Did You See it? Self Storage on Pretty Little Liars

Did You See it? Self Storage on Pretty Little Liars

Last month we talked about Project Runway‘s fashionable use of storage units, and this time we’re excited to talk about a show that’s had characters using storage since it began: Pretty Little Liars. We all know that Pretty Little Liars fans have eagle eyes, and with the liars’ commitment to keeping things hidden, the question isn’t so much “did you see the storage unit?” as it is “…could that even happen?” That’s why we’re here to talk about self storage in Rosewood, PA. Viewers won’t soon forget that season five paid a lot of lip service to a storage unit rented in Hanna Marin’s name, but we actually encounter a storage unit long before that–that’s right, season one! Do you remember it?   Alison’s Storage Unit In Pretty Little Liars‘ first season, Emily discovers a key taped to the bottom of a snow globe that had been given to her by Ali, only hours before Alison’s disappearance. That key opens (you guessed it!) a storage unit which contains a single lunch box, and the lunchbox is home to a flash drive that’s chock-full of uber-creepy NAT Club videos. The flash drive puts the girls in a pretty great position as teen sleuths–they really think they know their stuff with it in hand. In the end, as is always the way, the NAT videos answered a few questions and led to about a billion more (Is no one vetting future Rosewood police officers at all? Is Jenna the world’s largest creep and/or worst step-sister? Has Melissa ever aged? We may never know). But what we do know is how likely...
DIY: Wood Pallets for Self Storage and More!

DIY: Wood Pallets for Self Storage and More!

By Stephanie Hyland, StorageUnit.com When it comes to moving, any tool that is capable of making the transition or storage process easier is a must! Even though you are probably not using a forklift during your transition, pallets or “skids” are one of many tools that can make storing your belongings in a storage unit easier and your belongings safer. How Pallets Can Help When it comes to storing your belongings in a storage unit, you want to make sure that your expensive furniture, electronics, and other investments are protected when you are not using them. Even though your belongings are behind a locked door, placing a few pallets on the floor of your storage unit can add an additional layer of protection. By placing expensive items on a stable pallet, a few inches are created between your belongings and the floor. Those extra inches can be a saving grace if torrential rain or melting snow tries to leak into your outdoor unit. By keeping your belongings off the floor, you can be sure that you are taking the right precautions to avoid finding your expensive TV in a puddle of water on your next visit. If you’re not storing expensive electronics in your storage unit, a pallet can still come in handy. By turning the pallet on its side, it makes a perfect place to store shovels, rakes, tools, or sports equipment that would otherwise be laying on the floor of the unit where it could be damaged or hurt someone walking into the unit. The great thing about organizing your tools inside of a wooden pallet is that...
Did You See It? Self Storage on Project Runway

Did You See It? Self Storage on Project Runway

By Molly Hammond, StorageUnit.com While renting a storage unit might not be your most glamorous purchase ever, the truth is that storage facilities can be big-time stars! In fact, they’re often seen on television shows and movies, from well-known moments like Walter White’s pallets of cash, to instances that fly under the radar—did you realize Silence of the Lambs relies on a storage facility almost immediately? Frequently, storage units are used in popular culture for nefarious purposes—things that would simply never fly at a respectable facility—or as the backdrops to auction shows that are less than popular in the industry. That’s why we’re making it our mission to scout out storage units on TV and dish the dirt; how were they used? Is that even possible or just movie magic? And more than that: was it fabulous? In the case of our first storage feature, the answer is a resounding “yes!” A few months ago, season 13 of Project Runway was well under way when episode 11 presented a special sartorial challenge to the designers. The designers meet mentor Tim Gunn at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where he stands in front of a number of storage containers. Paired into three teams at the hands of the famous button bag, the designers are told that they’ll be given $500 to bid on the storage units—and will then be designing cohesive looks using only the contents of the lockers. Five units and three teams mean that at least one team will have more than one unit to work with, though the designers are still skeptical about what materials they’ll be able to...
StorageUnit.com Offers a Brand New Self Storage Shopping Experience

StorageUnit.com Offers a Brand New Self Storage Shopping Experience

StorageUnit.com is releasing a completely revamped design and experience for our website. This new version of StorageUnit.com is designed to accommodate the needs of the modern self storage consumer and is an entirely fresh take on the self storage shopping experience. When we decided to shake things up, one of our main focuses was creating the best possible mobile experience for users of our website. This is a first within the self storage industry. Consumer demand is what really made this an emphasis for us. People expect to be able to search the web and interact with fully-functioning websites on any device—desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. The evidence of this was in the month after month increases of visits to the website from mobile devices over the last couple years. Because of this, we were dedicated to providing a website where people could search for and rent self storage anywhere at any time. In addition to the mobile-friendly approach, we also wanted to provide a different experience from any other self storage website. One major motivation behind this was helping first-time storage renters find a unit that accommodates their specific needs. With over 80% of storage users being first-time renters, it was important to us to help them quickly and easily find the storage unit that would work for them. This resulted in the development of a wizard that uses a Q&A format to learn more about the specific storage needs of each StorageUnit.com user in order to provide a storage solution. The StorageUnit.com wizard asks 3-4 questions that can be answered within seconds by website visitors. Questions...