Save and Store More with Automatic Savings Plans

Finally, with our automatic savings plans you get lower rates the more your store.

Save more with Automatic Savings Plans

You have been asking us to give you a price break if you stored more items. Others wanted pricing that compared directly to self-storage. Good news is – we’ve done both! We still offer our item plan for customers needing small amounts of storage but now provide five plans that provide automatic savings. We track all your items (you’ll notice we now show you the typical dimensions and cubic feet of each of your items) and automatically give you savings with each order. And unlike self-storage, we only bill you for what you actually store and give you a comparable price if you are between sizes.

With the new plans we’re also 10-20% less than traditional self-storage:

automatic savings plans

 

So are you still at the edge of your seat on trying out Livible? With our automatic savings plans, you can store and save more! Sign-up online, pack your boxes and we handle the rest.

 

Seattle renters spend $7.8 billion

Seattle renters in the metro collectively paid a whopping $7.8 billion in 2014, Zillow reports.

Rents in the metro has grown steadily over the past years, a burden every Seattle renters have to carry, especially those who are still struggling to finance a house of their own.

Zillow says rents shelled out by Seattle renters were up by $617 million, or almost 9 percent, from 2013. The average renter paid about $71 more a month last year.

“Cumulatively, U.S. renters paid $441 billion in rent in 2014 compared to $420 billion last year, an increase of nearly five percent (4.9 percent), as both the number of renting households and the average rent rose nationally.” according to the Zillow press release.

Total Rent Paid By The Largest 25 Metros Covered by Zillow*

Metro

Cumulative 2013 Rent

Cumulative 2014 Rent

Percent Change

2013-2014

Monthly Payment Change 2013-2014iii

United States

$420.4 billion

$441 billion

4.9%

$26

New York-Northern New Jersey

$48.2 billion

$50 billion

3.6%

$20

Los Angeles

$32.5 billion

$34.2 billion

5.3%

$42

Chicago

$13.4 billion

$14.3 billion

7.4%

$50

Dallas-Fort Worth

$9.4 billion

$10 billion

6.2%

$35

Philadelphia

$7.8 billion

$8.1 billion

4.4%

$23

Houston

$8.2 billion

$8.8 billion

7.2%

$43

Washington, DC

$13.1 billion

$13.4 billion

2.1%

$2

Miami-Fort Lauderdale

$9.7 billion

$10.5 billion

7.7%

$59

Atlanta

$6.8 billion

$7.2 billion

5.7%

$30

Boston

$9.2 billion

$9.8 billion

6.9%

$58

San Francisco

$12.8 billion

$14.6 billion

13.5%

$163

Detroit

$4.3 billion

$4.5 billion

4.6%

$20

Riverside, Calif.

$5.9 billion

$6.2 billion

4.4%

$26

Phoenix

$5.9 billion

$6.2 billion

6.0%

$34

Seattle

$7.1 billion

$7.8 billion

8.6%

$71

Minneapolis-St Paul

$4.3 billion

$4.5 billion

4.8%

$25

San Diego

$7.9 billion

$8.3 billion

6.1%

$55

St. Louis

$2.7 billion

$2.8 billion

3.3%

$10

Tampa, Fla.

$4.1 billion

$4.3 billion

4.9%

$24

Baltimore

$4.2 billion

$4.3 billion

3.0%

$9

Denver

$4.4 billion

$4.9 billion

10.8%

$86

Pittsburgh

$2.2 billion

$2.4 billion

10.6%

$56

Portland, Ore.

$3.9 billion

$4.1 billion

7.1%

$46

Sacramento, Calif.

$3.8 billion

$4.0 billion

5.2%

$33

San Antonio

$2.6 billion

$2.8 billion

5.5%

$25

“Over the past fourteen years, rents have grown at twice the pace of income due to weak income growth, burgeoning rental demand, and insufficient growth in the supply of rental housing. This has created real opportunities for rental housing owners and investors, but has also been a bitter pill to swallow for tenants, particularly those on an entry-level salary and those would-be buyers struggling to save for a down payment on a home of their own,” said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries. “Next year, we expect rents to rise even faster than home values, meaning that another increase in total rent paid similar to that seen this year isn’t out of the question. In fact, it’s probable.”

As Seattle renters continue to expect a rise in rent, do you think it’s about time to consider financing your own home? What are your considerations? We love to hear your feedback in the comments.

Buddy the Elf vs. The Grinch vs. Modern Family: Who un-decks the halls better?

Tidying tips to help you manage post-holiday mess

The holidays may be winding down, but the work isn’t over. As the newly-opened gifts and Christmas decorations begin to crowd your living space, it’s time to figure out what to do with your holiday embellishments, especially your tree!

Buddy the Elf, The Grinch and Modern Family give us some tips.

The Smackdown by Buddy the Elf

See how our lovable elf, Buddy, take down a tree in one smackdown hit! Caution: be sure to wear an elf hat specially-designed to prevent potential head injuries.

Suck-it-up by The Grinch

Steal this tip from The Grinch! If you need help with the mess, this grumpy, anti-Christmas icon is more than willing to help. Make sure you tell him to suck it all up – except the presents!

The Drag by Phil of Modern Family

Okay, this may require some strength (and probably some naughty little ones!) to pull up, but nothing could stop a frustrated Phil to take down a tree single-handedly. Really effective, we must say, but make sure to have someone do The Drag instead if you have a taller, bigger trees. Or maybe just give the Grinch a call.

So which one is your favorite? If you are still unsure and would want to have your trees and decorations in mint condition till next Christmas, let us know and we might be of help.

Make Christmas clean-up easier with Storrage

Post-holiday mess isn’t fun. Let Storrage help! Simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play, tap on the Un-deck The Halls button and follow the step-by-step instructions! We’re also offering a limited time offer for only $1 for new customers including storage to the end of January!

From all of your friends at Storrage, here’s wishing you a safe and happy holidays. Or not!

Why isn’t Oktoberfest in October?

Why isn’t Oktoberfest in October?

That has always seemed strange so we consulted Wikipedia – of course – to find out why. It turns out that it was celebrated in October for the first hundred or so years, that being the anniversary of the marriage of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese on October 12, 1810 who started it to celebrate their nuptials. Held in Munich it involved a parade in traditional attire plus a horse race that persisted until 1960. It turns out that as Oktoberfest grew more popular and lasted longer the weather was better in September so they moved the date back – something Seattleites can totally relate to. While it’s great fun to drink lots of beer – 7 million liters were consumed at the Munich Oktoberfest last year – it tastes better out of the rain. Oktoberfest now officially starts mid-September and usually runs 17 days until the first Sunday in October.

And why were there almost as many dogs as people at both the Fremont and Kirkland Oktoberfest’s? Certainly some were there to drink beer with their owners and came dressed in matching lederhosen and stockings. One very happy fellow proudly announced that he’d trained his dog to take him home if he was drunk. A few minutes later he sat down and fell over with his dog licking his face without effect.

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The wisdom of Mark Twain

The wisdom of Mark Twain

What are you plans this August? Be sure to get outside, after all your life, and your space, is for living.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Value Village Partners with Storrage to Make Donations More Convenient for Seattle Residents
!

Seattle-area residents now have an easier way to tackle home organization through our new partnership with Value Village. Storrage customers who schedule a pick-up or delivery can now easily give donations of gently used clothing and household items for delivery to a local Value Village. All donations benefit Seattle-area Value Village nonprofit partners including, Northwest Center, SightConnection and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound.

“Convenience is often times the number one factor for people who donate clothing and household goods, and we continue to look for new ways to make the process easier,” Ken Alterman, president and CEO, Savers.

In fact, each year Value Village diverts more than 650 million pounds of goods from landfills each year, making the company one of the largest recyclers of used clothing in the world.

“We are focused on creating an ecosystem that makes it easier for people to care for their belongings – whether it’s through our unique storage solution or through partnerships like this with Value Village that remove barriers to the donation process,” Terry Drayton, CEO and Founder, Storrage.

Value Village and their nonprofit partners have a long heritage in the community of giving residents multiple options to donate their belongings – whether through free home pick-up or on-site drop-off at Value Village stores. This new option for the Seattle area extends these options. Storrage provides an easy, safe and secure means to storing items not always needed in the home – and now adds free donation home pick-up to their offerings as well.

Learn more about our Ecosystem and get started with Storrage today!

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