The NYT has a 6-page story about the self-storage phenomenon, the effect of which was to make us grateful for the internet because were we to have to physically store these NYT Magazine features we’d be destitute. In any case, its an interesting article. If you’ve ever wondered what people were doing with all the crap they were buying in the last decade — well, a lot of it ended up in storage.
People lose their houses and move all their stuff into self-storage, where the first month is often free. Then it turns out they can’t pay their self-storage bills any better than their mortgage. However, the number of defaults are down from a year ago, suggesting that the worst is over. [NYT]
Reserve Your Chelsea Mini Storage Space In Person, Or They Will Re-Negotiate Your Deal When You Arrive With The Movers
Reader Holly arrived at Chelsea Mini Storage with her movers, only to discover that the 7×10 storage space she had reserved over the phone was unavailable. Chelsea Mini Storage gave Holly a simple choice: deal with a smaller space for the same price, or pay nearly twice as much for a larger unit. Holly writes:
Need a little extra space? Before boxing your miscellany, consider these seven suggestions from a former self storage facility manager.