Category Archives: Galloway Indoor Storage Units

The Storage Inn offers extra space for when you’re downsizing your living space!

Downsizing and Self Storage

There are plenty of reasons why people decide it’s time to downsize their lives and move into a smaller living space including wanting less house to manage, retiring to a active adult community, health concerns, or the need for assisted living. Whatever the reason, downsizing can be a daunting task, but the The Storage Inn Self-Storage in Egg Harbor Township, and Ocean City, NJ can be a huge benefit for you in making that transition easier especially if you’re one of the following:

Empty Nesters
The kids have moved out! You can finally turn their bedroom into that office you always wanted, the dream craft room, or a guest bedroom. The possibilities are endless! So, what are you to do with all that extra stuff taking up extra space they left behind – bed, desk, dresser, etc.?
The Storage Inn can solve your extra space issues – with over 45 storage space sizes to choose from, it’s the perfect solution! It can also ease the transition for you and your adult kids when they move out. Place their items into a storage unit and give them access to it. This gets their stuff out of the way at home, but still makes it easy for them to access everything when needed. 

Congratulations on your retirement! We all dream of that day when we can sleep in with no alarm and do all those things we’ve dreamt of for years, like traveling the world, or finding new hobbies.

If retirement means moving to a smaller home perhaps in a 55 and over community, the good news is no more shoveling snow or cutting the grass!  The challenge is that you now have less than half of the storage space that you had in your old home!

Where are you going to put the 30 years of stuff you’ve accumulated but can’t bear to get rid of yet?
This is where a self storage space can come to the rescue! The staff at The Storage Inn is always happy to offer tips to help you sort and save the items that may have sentimental value to your family as well as the ones that you made need easy access to throughout the year.

Assisted Living
Transitioning into an assisted living facility, or helping a loved one through this process, is a challenging endeavor. How do you deal with a lifetime of personal belongings that very likely will not fit into your new senior living community? Often, time is of the essence, and the need for storing these items must be met quickly! This is where self-storage comes to the rescue! Many times, the best solution is to rent a large to mid-sized storage space until items can be sorted and consolidated into a smaller storage unit for long term storage.


Whether you’re an empty nester, happy new retiree, or relocating to an assisted living community, The Storage Inn can help make the transition a bit easier. Here are some of the features that we offer…

  • Award-winning, Local family owned business.
  • Clean Safe and Secure Storage featuring 24 hour Video Surveillance and a Resident Security Manager.
  • 7 day office hours and access.
  • 45 storage sizes to ensure that you don’t pay for more than you need!
  • Climate Control units.
  • 10 foot ceilings / 20% more space than industry standard
  • Full array of packing supplies available in our office store.
  • Free Wi-Fi, Copy, Print, Shred and Fax
  • Senior Discounts
  • Home of the $1 move-in/ Free Truck Rental

Our Storage Inn professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have – from unit size and features, to arranging a unit for easier access. Stop by The Storage Inn in Egg harbor Township, or Ocean City, NJ today for more information on how we can help with your transition to a smaller living space and keep your lifetime of items organized along the way!


Spring Cleaning & Indoor Storage Units

Spring Cleaning & Indoor Storage Units

Why Spring cleaning? Why not Summer cleaning, or Winter cleaning? The answer is simple. Spring represents renewal – a fresh start ! It’s time to go from jeans and sweatshirts, to shorts and  flip flops – from snow shovels and ice melt,  to lawnmowers and beach chairs. It’s time to open the windows, clean, and get organized !

Do you have storage space?
Having a garage can be a big plus when organizing storage.  Whether you have a garage or not, indoor storage units can come in handy.  Avoid just piling everything into the garage. It may seem like the easiest solution but is often ineffective, and rarely actually solves your clutter problems.  The garage should be used only for items that you need regular access to, but that wouldn’t be appropriate to store in a living area.

Seasonal item Storage
Arrange your garage in a way that will keep warm weather items such as seasonal tools, lawn care products, paints and stains, bicycles, and beach chairs handy, with space to access them as needed. Be aware of items that will not be needed until next Fall or Winter, such as Halloween costumes, holiday decorations, snow shovels, and ice melt, these items are good candidates to be moved to indoor storage units.

Closet Clean-out
In most homes, a quick look into the closets will reveal that we have many more  pairs of shoes, and articles of clothing then we can  actually store correctly. This is a good time to sort the cold weather items  such as boots and winter jackets, and move them to your self storage units until Spring . Most self storage facilities offer wardrobe boxes, made specifically for storing clothing items. Now you have space in your closet for your next shopping spree!

Documents and Sentimental Items
You no doubt have a drawer, box or file cabinets full of documents and records, many of which you will need to keep, but not access regularly. We all have items that we rarely use , but that are of such sentimental value that we can’t bear to part with them – old family photographs, grandma’s rocker, or that kitschy lamp that we bought for our first apartment. This is a good time to move these items to indoor storage units for safe keeping. Remember to store your documents and photographs in waterproof containers.

Spring cleaning is not a fun job, however these tips on utilizing indoor storage units should make it a little more bearable. Remember to donate usable items, rather than trashing them..When in doubt, use the Golden Rule for spring cleaning. If you haven’t used it in the past year, and it doesn’t fall into the sentimental or document category, it’s got to go. Happy Cleaning!

By Jerry Brown