Shipping to Hawaii? Air vs Barge Shipping Comparison

Traditionally, Hawaii is looked at as a major destination hot spot for active travelers and generally they pack a suitcase or two and they are good for their trip. But what if you do business in Hawaii? What if you’re going to college in Hawaii? And what if you decide to move to Hawaii and […]

Organizing and Storing Linens

Is your linen closet a disaster? Do you have piles of wadded-up sheets and towels hanging off the shelves with set-in wrinkles? It’s probably time to go through your linens, fold items properly, and put them away so that they don’t attract dust, silverfish or moths. Organizing your linens will also save valuable closet space […]

Tips for Moving to Hawaii

If you are moving to Hawaii you may be trying to figure out how you are going to get all your belongings there.  For most moves, you can just pack up your moving truck and drive to your destination.  Making the move to Hawaii it is a little more involved than that, but there are […]

Moving Boxes: The Trade-off Between Price and Quality

Moving boxes — they are one of the most important tools that you can have in your repertoire for your upcoming move. But, did you know that not all boxes are created equal? Some boxes for moving are better suited for the job than others, and by that I mean unfortunately those free boxes you scavenged on […]

Portable Storage on Wheels

Things have changed a lot in the self-storage industry over the years. We’ve advanced past storing our belongings in barns, attics, basements, closets or garages. All of those options take up valuable space in the home and create clutter. During the 1950s and 60s, self-storage rental units became popular. People could rent a room and […]

Do You Need Storage Protection?

Safety — it’s one of the most important items you should look for when selecting a rental storage unit. When we put our stuff in storage, roll the door down and lock the lock, we expect the items to be exactly the way we left them when we open it the next time. And, this […]

3 Options to Organize and Store Photos

Photos often hold great sentimental value. Even though you may not have enough table space to display all of the pictures you love, you still want to hold onto them for decades, maybe even your whole life! What is the best way to store photos? In this post we will share the best ways to […]

Why Move With Portable Storage Containers?

There are many times where a rental truck may not be the best fit for your move. If this is the case, portable storage containers may be more suitable for your moving needs.  Below are a few advantages of using portable storage containers for moving and storage. Delivery: Not everyone has a driver’s license, or […]

How to Load a Portable Storage Unit

It’s moving time… You have rented a portable storage unit or moving container, and now you want to ensure that your belongings make the move in one piece. This post will help you identify the best practices and the most effective ways to load a portable storage container to make sure your stuff doesn’t become […]

Storage Wars: Myth Busted

After reading our last two posts about our storage auction adventures, chances are you are already soured on the idea of storage auctions all together. If you don’t mind grimy, dusty piles of junk, then maybe you aren’t. After seeing (and smelling) the unit from the outside, we decided to take safety measures and suit up before […]

5 Things to Look For in Your Next Self Storage Unit

In most cities, there are several self-storage locations to choose from. So, the question when looking for storage may not be ‘where to find a storage unit’, but rather ‘what features to look for in a storage unit and facility’ when its time to rent. Here are 5 key things to look for in a self storage […]

Storage Wars: The Reality of an Auction

Last week we shared an interview with an individual in the storage auction business.  He warned us that, unlike it appears in Storage Wars,  the storage auction business is difficult and not always profitable.  Here at Moving Insider, we like to see for ourselves so we headed out to the local storage auctions in Phoenix. […]