If you asked anyone what the best time of year is to make a move, it’s not likely that they’d respond with “winter”. After all, no one wants to move when it’s the dead of winter — especially if they’re moving to or from a place that’s prone to nasty, inclement weather. But there are … Continued
It’s no surprise that Atlanta real estate is hotter than ever before — its booming city continues to grow more and more every year. And Georgia’s charming state capital has so much to offer its residents, including green spaces, walkability, and one of the more affordable big cities to own real estate. Since the city … Continued
Thinking about moving your small business into a space that’s bigger than your home office, basement, or detached garage? For many, a self-storage facility is the answer. These dedicated spaces offer a variety of amenities and services that can help your small business to unlock new levels of growth — all at the right price … Continued
Do you have a storage need but are unsure what type of storage unit you should be looking into? Let us help you narrow it down with this easy, four question quiz! What situation is the closest to what has you considering a self-storage unit right now? I am launching my small business … Continued
It’s not just all those dirty diapers that are putting a strain on our environment these days. Did you know that more than 183 million pieces of children’s clothing end up in the landfill each year? And with 90% of the toys on the market being made of plastic, it’s no wonder this is the … Continued
Whether you’ve recently moved to the Baltimore area, or you’ve called the city home for many years, there’s no time like the present to get involved with some of the local initiatives, non-profits, and charitable organizations in your community. If you’re ready to branch out and see how you can lend a helping hand, our … Continued
Life Transitions Come in All Shapes and Sizes There are so many periods in life where things — circumstances — can change, leaving you and your loved ones in a new stage of life. These situations can be overwhelming, stressful, and exhausting. But they can also be very exciting! But no matter what life may … Continued
So you’re considering moving to Baltimore, Maryland. But, like any big move, there are a lot of factors to consider when trying to decide what location to call home next. Baltimore — also nicknamed Charm City in reference to Baltimore’s history and hidden charm — has a population of 575,584 people, making it the largest … Continued
There’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to find something when you need it. This can be compounded when it comes to your storage unit, which, if not properly maintained from the first day, can start to look like a dumping ground for all of your not-for-everyday-use things. But don’t despair! Getting your storage … Continued
Home renovation projects can be oh-so-exciting to start…but when you’re in the thick of things, it’s common to panic just a little about the magnitude of this undertaking. Regardless of how big or small your project is going to be, it’s important to work with a blank canvas — and that’s where self-storage comes in … Continued
“To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.” – Bill Nye Spring is a magical time of year. Everything seems to wake up from its long, winter slumber, and sprout to life in a matter of days. For many, the brighter and warmer days inspire … Continued
Whether you’re a big fan of PBS Network’s Antiques Roadshow or are tasked with acting as your family’s archivist, it’s very common to accumulate some fragile and especially precious belongings that require special handling and storage. In most instances, storing these items requires more effort than just keeping a few boxes tucked away in your … Continued
Do you have a vehicle — whether that’s a car, a motorcycle, or even something larger — that is in desperate need of a better storage solution? There are a variety of reasons why you’d need to consider better storage options for your car, truck, or motorcycle. For one, if it’s not being used frequently, … Continued
Here at Morningstar Storage, we understand that both active military and their families are required to move around frequently to follow new base assignments or get deployed. Moving under any circumstance can be an exhausting task, particularly if it’s happening on a somewhat regular basis. That’s why Morningstar Storage is dedicated to making things that … Continued
When it comes to storing your bulkier gear, finding dry and damp-free areas is the name of the game! The worst thing you can do for your outdoor equipment is to have it kept in a humid spot, where moisture can build up and cause mold and mildew to grow. That’s why many adventure enthusiasts … Continued
Small businesses are the backbone of our country. In fact, Forbes reported in 2022 that 99.9% of all businesses across the United States are small businesses. But just because there are more than 33.2 million small businesses across America, it doesn’t mean that running one is so simple. In fact, being a small business owner … Continued
It’s the new year — which is coincidentally the perfect time to start things off fresh in your home. After all, it’s right after the holidays, where you’re more than likely to have watched an influx of new things migrate into your home during gift-giving season. And clutter can be exhausting to live amongst. A … Continued
A Comprehensive Moving Guide to OKC It didn’t get the nickname “Big Friendly” for nothing, Oklahoma City (also often abbreviated down to OKC) is just that — a great, friendly place to call home. This major metropolitan city is actually on the list as one of the 14 U.S. cities that have added more … Continued
When it comes to big life changes — whether that be adding a new family member, heading off to college or across the country to take on a new job, or moving to a new place — there are enough overwhelming logistics to consider. That’s why many opt to store their larger items in a … Continued
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson There are a lot of reasons you may have stumbled across this article. Maybe you’re looking to spend time over the holiday season giving back to those in your community who are … Continued
Over the past ten years, the population in Birmingham, Alabama, has grown exponentially. Today, the “Magic City” has a population of more than 200,000 people, and more than 1.1 million residents throughout the metropolitan area, making it the most populated city in the state of Alabama. Thanks to the rise of the industrial revolution, Birmingham … Continued
What do you think the strangest or most unusual items ever found in a storage unit were exactly? This is a question we asked Google, and the results we got were unsettling at best! An electric chair, a can of cockroaches, a few deadly snakes, taxidermied animals, and urns filled with ashes were among the … Continued
“People coming together as a community can make things happen.” – Jacob Rees-Mogg As we head back to school and march towards the upcoming holiday season, you might be considering donating your time, energy, or a financial contribution to some of the incredible organizations who are located right in your backyard. If you’re lucky enough … Continued
There are a lot of reasons you may need a storage unit. A home remodel project, summer break during your children’s cross-country university, or just in need of more space in your home to welcome a new family member, are all reasons you might be on the hunt for a self-storage solution. But there are … Continued
Often called the Brazos Valley, BCS, or Aggieland, the Bryan-College Station area exudes Texas charm, making it the perfect place to nickname the Southern Hospitality Headquarters. It’s comprised of equal measures small town living and big city ambitions, all packed into a thriving community that highly values education. Bryan-College Station are twin cities in the … Continued
Did you know there are lots of people running businesses out of their Morningstar Storage units? It’s an unlikely location, but with heated and cooled units, package acceptance, and a secure space, lots of people are finding success using this as their business location or office! We’ve previously interviewed Tony Evans, Founder and CEO of Fit Storybook, … Continued
There are a lot of reasons you might be considering a self-storage unit these days. A lack of space in your home or apartment, a need to temporarily store your items while you’re on the move, or to keep your growing small business’ inventory organized and out of your home are all valid reasons you’re … Continued
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you” — Mother Teresa Did you know that volunteers often help keep doors open and enable non-profit organizations to continue delivering their vital programs and services to the community? That’s right — so many non-profits around the world … Continued
Do you love football season, barbeque brisket, and everything being just a little bit bigger, the Big D might be the place for you! Called the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA, this metroplex has a lot to offer its residents as each of these areas continues to grow at a steady rate, year after year. Today, more … Continued
The Big Peach. The Big A. A-Town. New York of the South. Atlanta has a lot of nicknames. There are a lot of reasons people move to the Atlanta area each year. After all, a southern city with this amount of deep, rich history conjures images of good ol’ fashioned southern hospitality. But now, this … Continued
Did you know that, historically, the summer season is the best time of year to move homes? In fact, 70% of all moves in the United States tend to take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There are a lot of reasons why this might be the case. For one, the school’s out for … Continued
Depending on who you ask, you might hear the names Bayou City, Space City, or even Clutch City. But to those who reside in Houston, Texas, the main thing they call this beautiful city is “home”. As the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston is well known for … Continued
Is there anything worse than opening up a bottle of wine that you were very excited to try, just to find that it somehow spoiled overnight? After all, wine can come at a higher price point than some of the other adult beverages on the market — and it’s also one of the more precarious … Continued
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” — Coretta Scott King Dedicating your time and energy to a local organization comes with a variety of benefits. Not only does it allow you to meet new people and contribute to helping out around your community, but it … Continued
Anyone who has ever participated in the moving process knows that it’s a complicated endeavor. Not only are you expected to pack up your life within a few cardboard boxes, but then you have to figure out the logistics of moving said belongings from Point A to Point B! From packing boxes all the way … Continued
If you live in the Houston, TX area, there are a variety of non-profits you can get involved with — whether that’s dedicating time, financial contributions, or other methods of support! Here is a list of a few non-profit partners that Morningstar Storage works with in the Houston area, as well as some ideas to … Continued
When visiting the largest city in the state of North Carolina, it’s pretty easy to see why so many people are actively deciding to call Charlotte home. After all, it’s a thriving city, full of arts and entertainment options, sporting events, job opportunities, and overall great quality of life. With more than 911,700 people living … Continued
Whether you’re looking to join the thriving workforce in the second-largest banking city in the United States, hoping to relocate to a centralized city right in between the mountains and the coastline or want to head Uptown on Sundays to cheer on the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina, is the perfect place … Continued
We get it: moving can be a very overwhelming process. It can feel like there are a million and one things that need to get done before the big day, and figuring out where to start is half the struggle! What should you pack first? Who do you call to schedule day-of movers? Is there … Continued
If you live in the Charlotte, NC area, there are plenty of non-profits that you can get involved in. We have compiled a list of some of the non-profits our stores work with here in the area, as well as ways that you can get involved! Non-Profits that Help Women & Children Baby Bundles Founded … Continued
Did you know there are lots of people running businesses out of their Morningstar Storage units? It’s an unlikely location, but with heated and cooled units, package acceptance, and a secure space, lots of people are finding success using this as their business location or office! Last month, we interviewed Tony Evans, Founder and CEO of Fit … Continued
Did you know there are lots of people running businesses out of their Morningstar Storage units? It’s an unlikely location, but with heated and cooled units, package acceptance, and a secure space, lots of people are finding success using this as their business location or office! Over the next few months, we’re going to highlight … Continued
Self storage solves space issues for many people, including military families. Learn how Morningstar Storage serves our service members and their families.
Moving’s hard enough on its own. Moving with kids? That’s even more complicated. Use these tips to help smooth out the transition.
Bringing a new baby into your home is a magical experience (when you look past the lack of sleep and dirty diapers). What’s less magical is the fact that babies grow fast and need new clothes every six months. It really does feel like you’re constantly cleaning out dresser drawers to make space for new … Continued
Last year, Netflix dove headlong into the ideas of “tidying up” and identifying things that “spark joy” with the streaming sensation Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. This short series, based on Kondo’s book, focused on decluttering your home and only keeping things that make you happy. Now, there’s a (relatively) new series with many of … Continued
In this story, we’ll look at some of the most common storage needs—such as furniture, mattresses, and antiques— and help find ways to solve them.
Meet Gewina, the store manager at our South End Charlotte location who has been with Morningstar for 26 years. Yep, 26.
Whether you’re returning to campus or heading away for your first fall semester, using self storage while studying can really save space!
Trading cards are one of the most sought after collectibles on the market today. Learn how to properly preserve them for storage (or sale).
If you’re moving, how do you determine when to rent a truck and when to just ask a friend for help? Learn how using our rental truck can save you money and time.
If you love books but find yourself short on library space, we can help. Learn how to catalog and pack your books for storage.
From restaurants to retail, social distancing is vital for public safety during COVID-19. Learn how our storage units create more space for your business.
Those priceless memories can be fun to look at from time to time, but they take up lots of space. Self storage can preserve your photographs for years to come.
Wendy Messer is passionate about customer service, thrift shopping, and sock monkeys. Meet our Asheville, NC, property manager in this month’s spotlight.
In the mood to knock down a wall (or even paint one)? Use self storage at Morningstar Storage to stay organized during your home improvement project.
Listening to music in vinyl records can be a great way to unwind, but how should you store them? And where? We have a few ideas…
The best way to stay organized during your move is to label everything. We’ll give you some labeling tips to help prep for moving and storage.
Most realtors recommend staging your home for sale by eliminating extra furniture and photos. But where should they go? The answer is self storage!
Rotating your seasonal wardrobe is a great way to keep your closet organized. Learn how to cycle your sweaters with a self storage unit!
You know you need storage, but you’re not sure how much storage to get. We’ll help you figure out the right amount of space for your budget and belongings.
If you’re a fishing or boating enthusiast, there’s no reason to keep your boat in your driveway. Learn how Morningstar Storage can get you out on the water this spring!
Maybe your house feels a little too big now, or maybe you need extra space to take up a new hobby. Self storage is a great way to downsize and declutter.
Moving for the first time? The fifth? There’s always room for improvement! We’ll show you how to avoid rookie packing and moving mistakes.
Expecting a delivery? Morningstar Storage offers package acceptance at all locations, meaning you’ll never miss out on an important shipment.
Learn how self storage at Morningstar Storage can help solve issues for your business, whether you’re a sales professional or a lawn care service provider.
RVs are a great way to enjoy time with your family, but they take up a lot of space. Let Morningstar show you why RV storage can help you manage your next trip!
Don’t let clutter cut down on your productivity this year. Start with a clean slate and maximize your desk space in 2021.
Got the winter blues? Stuck inside with little to do? Why not freshen up your space with a few easy tweaks?