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Lars Fisk of ‘Phish’ Explores Self-Storage

By John Donegan   December 16, 2013

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Given the ubiquity of self-storage, it’s no wonder that Lars Fisk, the former creative director for Phish, chose it as the subject of his latest art project.

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Door About to Roll Up on Self-Storage Comic Book ‘Unit 44’

By John Donegan   October 21, 2013

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Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign, Florida comic book writer Wes Locher is launching his self-storage-themed comic book series, “Unit 44.” With its tagline–“Area 51. Storage Units. Conspiracy. Humor”–the comic book piqued our interest immediately.

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Patagonia Backpacks: We Get Around at SpareFoot

By John Donegan   September 9, 2013

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With a no-policy vacation policy firmly in place, SpareFooters take more vacation days than your average Joe. And when we do, we typically bring our SpareBags.

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Even More Self-Storage References In TV And Movies

By John Donegan   November 6, 2012

After our readers noticed glaring omissions from our initial Top Self-Storage Moments in Film and TV round-up, we decided to create another list highlighting even more great cinematic self-storage scenes.

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Haunted Self-Storage Facilities Go Bump In The Night

By John Donegan   October 31, 2012

It’s Halloween time, so we’re going on a virtual ghost tour of self-storage facilities. Not surprisingly, warehouse rooms full of memories and heirlooms aren’t immune to the supernatural. Here are some of the best real-life scary storage stories we’ve heard.

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Top Self-Storage Moments In Film And Television

By John Donegan   October 29, 2012

1.  Breaking Bad, Season 5, Episode 8, “Gliding Over All” (2012)
Although many viewers were disappointed to see AMC split Season 5 into two halves, few can refute the fact that the first half finale was a juggernaut. With so much illicit money coming into her car wash, Sklyer can’t launder all of Walt’s cash without arousing suspicion, so she does what any quick-thinking criminal would; she rents a self-storage unit.

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Meet The SpareFeet: Air Wade

By John Donegan   October 15, 2012

Many of our team members, like Support & Implementation Intern Wade, eschew desk chairs in favor of oversized exercise balls. We’re talking exercise balls that are more commonly seen in Jane Fonda workout videos than in offices, but SpareFoot is not your average office. And Wade is not your average intern.

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“Self-Storage Is A Really Bad Idea,” Rebutted and Debunked

By John Donegan   October 9, 2012

While reading Kentin Waits’ recent article for Wise Bread, 7 Reasons Why Self Storage is a Really Bad Idea, I found many of his claims to be both misguided and misleading. So I want to offer a quick rebuttal on behalf of the self-storage industry.

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Be Wary Of Deceptive Home Staging Practices

By John Donegan   September 24, 2012

Home staging, the practice of redecorating a home for sale, can help show off a house’s potential to potential buyers and facilitate a faster sale at a higher price. The overwhelming majority of professional home stagers are honest and talented interior decorators. Nevertheless, like any industry, the home staging world has its share of unethical practitioners. If you’re in the homebuying market, keep an eye out for these problem-concealing strategies at open houses.

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Star Wars Episode I: The Storage Menace

By John Donegan   September 14, 2012

To date, no film franchise has gained the type of following Star Wars has amassed, and here at SpareFoot, we have detected a correlation between passion for Star Wars and the number of storage units rented. With Star Wars collectibles cluttering up his home, our own Customer Support Specialist, Albert (aka Han Storage), recently rented a unit to store all his memorabilia.

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