8 Best Big-City Oktoberfests in the U.S. [Infographic]

By John Egan   October 1, 2014

Cincinnati Oktoberfest

You can toast to this: If you’re ready to strap on your lederhosen or dirndls and hoist a pint of beer to celebrate Oktoberfest, you don’t have to hop a flight to the world’s Oktoberfest capital: Munich, Germany. Every year, communities across the U.S. put on Oktoberfest celebrations that just might put a smile on the often stern face of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. → Keep Reading

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Murder Mystery: Hallmark Movie Features Self-Storage Owner as Key Character

By John Egan   August 29, 2014

Lori Loughlin

The owner of a self-storage facility plays a central—and deadly—role in a Hallmark made-for-TV movie coming out in October.

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Through a new blog, SpareFoot is lending a hand to military families. → Keep Reading

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Best Places in the U.S. to Cool Off Before Summer Ends

By Matt Schexnayder   August 22, 2014

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The neighborhood pool is nice and all, but where are the really cool places you can cool off? SpareFoot was wondering this very thing, so we scoured the Internet to come up with the answer.

Taken from numerous “Best of” lists, we found the top spots all over the U.S. that are ideal for taking a dip. Find the one nearest you and go make a big splash before Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer!

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76-Year-Old Woman Looks Back on Two Months Living in a Storage Unit

By John Egan   August 21, 2014

Minne Fire

Winter isn’t kind to Minnesota. So imagine what 76-year-old Minne’ Fire was coping with when she lived in a storage unit for a couple of months last winter in the Minneapolis area.

In an interview, she told Minnesota Public Radio that during a period of homelessness, she made her home in a storage unit that she’d rented. She put her $721 a month in supplemental income toward storage rent, food and other expenses. → Keep Reading

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Investigation Into LEGO Thefts Leads to Storage Facility

By Alexander Harris   August 20, 2014

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A stash of allegedly stolen LEGOs valued at $200,000 was recovered from a suspect’s garage and storage units in Phoenix as part of an investigation into a local crime ring accused of swiping the plastic building blocks from several Toys “R” Us stores.

The LEGOs were discovered in three 10×10 self-storage units in Phoenix, as well as in the home of local real estate agent Troy Koehler. Police have arrested Koehler and three other people in connection with the alleged scheme, according to → Keep Reading

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Police: Man Lived at Storage Facility With Nine Malnourished Dogs

By John Egan   August 11, 2014

Tommy Lee

A man who police say had been living at a West Virginia storage facility for about a week with his wife and nine malnourished dogs now faces criminal charges.

Tommy “Ninja” Lee, 44, of South Charleston, WV (pictured above), has been charged with nine counts of cruelty to animals, along with property destruction and reckless driving, according to WCHS-TV. → Keep Reading

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More Issues of ‘Unit 44’ Comic Book Series on the Way

By Alexander Harris   August 1, 2014

Unit 44

What happens when “Storage Wars” meets “Men in Black”?

That’s the premise of Wes Locher’s comic book series, “Unit 44.” Locher is raising money through a Kickstarter campaign to pay for issues 2, 3 and 4 of the series. As of Aug. 4, Locher had collected about $1,600 of the targeted $2,400 through the crowdfunding site. → Keep Reading

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Stolen Tillamook Minibuses Found in Storage Unit

By Alexander Harris   July 15, 2014

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Three vintage Volkswagen minibuses promoting Tillamook Cheese were stolen while on tour and later found stashed in a storage facility more than 80 miles away. → Keep Reading

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Enter SpareFoot’s Clean & Green Portland Giveaway!

By John Egan   June 27, 2014

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A lot of cities are green with envy when it comes to Portland, OR. Why? Portland regularly pops up on lists of the greenest cities in America. → Keep Reading

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