Moving Time: 8 Tips for Packing Like a Pro

What’s worse than a 7 a.m. client meeting on a Monday? Worse than leaving your house for the day thinking your phone is fully charged, only to discover it wasn’t even plugged in? Worse than an entire row of parallel-parked cars taking up all the street parking when there’s clearly room for at least two … Read more

How Not to Pack a Self-Storage Unit

Packing a storage unit is like playing real-life Tetris. Making everything fit takes skills and experience. One wrong move and your precious china could come crashing down. If you’re looking for some helpful tips to make the most of your storage space, don’t follow these suggestions. Don’t use boxes. Forget about using boxes, bins, or … Read more

7 Tips for Moving Across the Country

One of the greatest (and potentially most stressful) adventures in life can be packing up all of your things and moving across the country. Whether for work, school, or just a new start, planning to move to a new region (we’re partial to the great Pacific Northwest) can feel like a huge undertaking. If you’re … Read more

Self Storage Tips for PNW Weather

To live in the Pacific Northwest, you have to be a pro at dealing with wet weather. Rain, sprinkle, drizzle, shower, pour — these are all words to describe the vast variety of condensation in Oregon and Washington. Rain is what keeps our home so lush and beautiful, but that doesn’t mean we always like … Read more

Self Storage for Portland, OR, Music Lovers

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You always know who’s headlining at the Aladdin. The crew at Beacon Sound greets you by name. You collect vintage vinyl and sometimes even play local gigs. You’re a music lover living the good life, but you can always use a little more space here in Portland, OR. Storage units are an affordable ticket to … Read more

Storing Your Winter Clothes

coast hanging up on hangers in closet

In a perfect world, you’d have unlimited closet space and plenty of room for your winter clothes without the need to store them away. Living in Centralia Washington, though, you know how much space those bulky sweaters, thick jeans and oversized coats can take up. When it’s time to store your winter clothes, look to … Read more

Worried about flooding? Keep your valuables safe and dry with Northwest Self Storage.


As a resident of Washington or Oregon, you are probably well aware of the devastation that floods can cause. Not only can flooding be potentially dangerous and emotionally traumatic, it can also cause substantial damage to your home and property. Keeping some valuables in a secure self storage facility is one way to protect your … Read more