UK company Big Yellow Self Storage, as part of their sponsorship of Colchester Zoo’s 50th Birthday celebrations and the “Stand Tall for Giraffes” are storing 112 giraffe sculptures. Sorry, not real giraffes, but giraffe sculptures. Let’s have a look…
“The Big Yellow Self Storage Company is one of 30 local businesses sponsoring Stand Tall for Giraffes, in which a herd of 2.5m giraffe sculptures will be on display around Colchester for 12 weeks. These 30 giraffes have all been individually painted by artists whose designs were chosen from over 100 submissions.”
An update on our recent post about children being discovered living in a storage unit ….
More evidence surfaces as the two boys’ mother faces Court:
During the arrest Johnson told police that her sons were in the storage space. Police officers went to the unit where they found the door closed and the two boys sitting in the unlocked, dark locker.
“They were in good physical health, they were relatively clean,” Mennuti said.
When police interviewed the boys, they said they had been living in the locker for a week, but Johnson told police the family had been staying there for a month, Mennuti said.
He said the family went to restrooms at local businesses to brush their teeth and use the bathroom and were eating granola bars, applesauce and other packaged foods. Johnson told police she sometimes got a hotel room or brought the children to friends’ houses to shower, Mennuti said.
Wow. Check out these photos of the world’s thinnest house, designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny. It all started 4 years ago when he challenged himself to build a fully functional, liveable house within a very narrow gap between two existing buildings. The results… have a look for yourself… One thing we know for sure, if you live in a house this tiny, you are definitely going to need self storage units!
Self Storage in Russia is super fancy!
Fancy as! Love her hat, love her hair.. the whole uniform. It’s like Thunderbirds meets Jetsons mashed up with Russian retropolitan :)
This is what self storage in Russia looks like….
Climate-controlled storage will usually cost more than normal self storage but in many cases it is well worth it, especially for wine storage, antiques, musical instruments, valuable artwork, wood and paper based materials (especially in tropical and humid environments)
Climate controlled storage offers protection from adverse weather, atmospheric and environmental conditions. The units will be dry, built above floor level (flood level) and are well insulated.
Australians in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in need of climate controlled storage can search via Self Storage Choice storage directory and will find that many businesses listed there can offer this feature in some of their storage facilities.
Good stored in climate controlled storage units do no experience fluctuations or variations in air temperature, pressure or humidity.
The most expensive climate controlled storage facilities have dedicated air conditioning including dehumidifier function, dedicated and individually controlled to provide the optimum level of climate control.
What do you think?
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that:
[the self storage industry] has pop-culture cache with the popular reality TV series “Storage Wars” that debuted on the A&E Network in 2010
It would seem that this reality show has had a potent spin-off effect which perhaps no-one saw coming: those that rent self storage units and especially those that rent long term, storing items such as antiques, curios, and other “rare” things, they now have a perhaps-overly-inflated belief in the value of such items and therefore are more willing to keep their payments up on their self storage unit, so as to avoid the chance of losing out and having someone else get the chance to buy the contents of their self storage unit in a storage aucton.