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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.