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Climate Controlled Storage Units: Do you need them?

Ever browsed the internet for cheap storage units near you? Then you’ve probably come across the word “climate controlled”. What is climate controlled storage? And do you even need it? A climate controlled storage unit goes for 20-50% more than a non-climate controlled space. Since this could cost you hundreds of dollars, we’ll help you decide if you need a climate controlled storage unit.
What is Climate Controlled Storage?
But first, let’s understand what climate control actually means when it comes to storage units. Climate control means that the temperature and/or humidity of your storage space will stay at a constant level controlled by the facility. If storage just “temperature-controlled”, it likely doesn’t regulate humidity. The purpose of climate control is so that heat, cold, and humidity don’t damage your stored items.

Unfortunately there is no standard for what “climate controlled” actually means. Climate controlled storage units are typically kept between 55 and 85 degrees F and around 55% humidity. For context, the …

Should you rent out your rv?

Is Renting Out Your RV Worth It?

For the price tag, every RV owner wishes they could get just a little bit more about of their purchase. Thanks to companies like Outdoorsy or RVshare, renting out your RV is a great way to make easy, passive income through the shared economy.

If you own an RV, you know it spends more time parked outside than it does on the road. That’s not to say the RV wasn’t a good purchase. A motorhome is an amazing way to explore the country. Plus it gets you out of a cold tent. Today, your camper doesn’t have to stay parked on the side. It can make you money in between your trips. 

Only 10 years ago, no one could imagine letting a stranger into their home or renting their car. Now, however, companies like Airbnb, Turo, and now Outdoorsy help home, car, and RV owners make additional money. Time has proven that …

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IKEA Storage Units: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

If you’re looking for home storage options, IKEA storage units are the way to go. Each shelf, each box, is the perfect blend of Swedish practicality and American affordability. Plus the solid color palette matches any room.

Thomas Pychon had this to say about IKEA. “Look at this. A barstool, named Sven? Some old Swedish custom, the winter kicks in, weather gets harsh, after a while you find yourself relating to the furniture in ways you didn’t expect?”

I got these Winter blues this week, so I took a trip to IKEA to check out the options. There are a wide variety of IKEA storage units to choose from. If, like Mr. Pychon and myself, the winter weather has you drawn to furniture, this guide to IKEA storage units should satisfy your craving.

There are two types of IKEA storage units to consider: shelving and boxes. As you’d expect, many of the …

Dry Boat Storage: Finding a Solution that Works for You

While wet slips may be popular in coastal areas, dry boat storage provides more storage options. You can store your boat on a rack, in a storage units or personal storage, or storing with Neighbor. Dry boat storage can protect your boat year round at an affordable cost.

When you bought a boat, you probably imagined a few things. Endless summer days on the lake. Teaching the kids how to water-ski and wake-board. Barbecuing on the shore between tube runs. In the midst of that daydreaming,  you may not have anticipated the logistics of owning a boat.

Cleaning and upkeep is only one part of the equation. Another is storage. Knowing where you’ll park your boat shouldn’t have to be a hassle or a dissuade you from buying a boat in the first place. Luckily, there are a lot of options, especially with dry boat storage. So which is best?
Dry Vs. …

Passive Income Streams

Have you ever dreamed of making extra money without actually having to do anything? That’s the basic idea of passive income. Sounds awesome, I know.

  The Farlex Financial Dictionary defines passive income as follows:

“Income from a venture in which an individual does not directly participate. The most common types of passive income are rents and income from a limited partnership. Some analysts consider income derived from securities such as dividends and coupons to be passive income, while others put it into a separate category as portfolio income. Passive income is taxable, but it is often treated differently than active income.”

Though this article mainly will deal with passive income, I want to address residual income. Passive income is sometimes labeled residual income; while this is not entirely correct, the two terms are closely related and will be discussed in this article as passive income. Residual income is defined by Legal …