Should You Hire a Moving Company?

Moving can be such an overwhelming and challenging task that just thinking about it often can lead to stress. It requires time and energy to not only do the physical work, but also the often more laboring mental work of planning, strategizing and organizing. For many, moving is such a big job that they would rather just pay a professional moving company to do the work for them.   The dilemma of whether or not to hire movers is a tough one to crack. On the one hand, you’re faced with an additional and not so little expense for something Read More

Planning on Moving to Phoenix? What You Should Know…

Whether you’re moving to Phoenix for a job relocation, retirement or to get out of the cold weather, there are few things you should probably know. Those from the outside often describe Phoenix as a sort of oasis in the desert, the miracle of the southwest where you will find a sprawling and vibrant city amidst the dry and harsh climate.   Also known as the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix has much to offer and continues to draw visitors and new residents year after year. To help you better prepare for your move to Phoenix, here are is what Read More

How to Effectively Merge Belongings When Moving in Together

Amidst all of the excitement and giddiness that comes when a couple decides to move in together, it’s sometimes easy to overlook a very important consideration: how to take the possessions of both people and move it all into one space.   In some cases, merging two households can be complicated and messy. But, if both parties are willing to work together and spend some time planning ahead, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few ideas on how to best combine your stuff when you move in together:   Open Communication   The best place to start Read More

Top 5 Storage Mistakes

Having spent so many years working with people looking for self-storage solutions, we at Cactus Self Storage have picked up on a few things. We’ve not only seen some very ingenious and clever storage techniques, but we’ve also witnessed first hand some of the biggest mistakes people make when using a storage unit.   This can apply no matter what the situation, whether you are storing something long-term or short, for business or personal reasons and for both large and small units. Seeing some of these mistakes for ourselves allows us to pass some advice along to new customers. Here Read More

Storage Organization Tips

Have you ever been standing in front of an empty storage unit and heard that little voice in your head that says “Well…it ain’t going to pack itself!”? If only it could pack itself! For many who have used self-storage units in the past and for those who are considering it, knowing how best to pack and store items in your allotted space can be a very difficult challenge.   At Cactus Self-Storage, we consider ourselves experts when it comes to self-storage organization. Not only have we had our own experience with loading or unloading units, but we’ve had the Read More

How Important is Storage Insurance?

As you consider using a self-storage unit to keep your possessions safe and readily available, there are a few important things to think about. Besides location, cleanliness and safety, you should also definitely consider storage insurance. Just as you would insure other valuables in your life, such as cars, jewelry, and electronics, it is equally as important to insure items in storage.   The items you are choosing to store must be of some value to you or you would probably be getting rid of them, right? Storage insurance gives you that peace of mind you need to know that Read More