National Moving Day

SpareFoot Survey: One in Six Americans Moved in Past Year

By John Egan   May 22, 2013

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AUSTIN, TX–According to a survey commissioned by self-storage marketplace SpareFoot, one in six American adults (16 percent) moved within the past 12 months, with 57 percent of those movers relocating to homes just 25 miles away or less. The most common reason for relocating was to settle into a bigger or better home (18 percent), and the second most popular reason was moving for work (15 percent). Both of those statistics point to positive economic movement.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Self-Storage Explodes!

By John Donegan   June 13, 2012

The $22 billion self-storage industry is a hidden giant among us. You probably drive past at least one storage facility on your daily commute, with or without realizing it. They’re everywhere, but you don’t notice because self-storage is boring— a boring goldmine, that is. It’s one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial real estate, with the amount of storage space in the U.S. doubling to 2 billion square feet in a mere five years from 2000-2005.

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Infographic: Memorial Day Weekend Moving Trends

By Rachel Greenfield   May 24, 2012

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and kicks off moving season as the busiest weekend of the year for truck rental and self-storage. We’re excited to announce SpareFoot is teaming up with Penske Truck Rental to revolutionize DIY moving, making this year’s moves more convenient than ever.

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