5 Ways to Get Outdoors and Stay Active This Winter

Rain? Check. Snow? Double check. It’s safe to say Oregon has it all when it comes to winter weather forecasts. Even though Oregon’s winters are somewhat majestic, they can also give you a little bit of cabin fever if you don’t leave the house (hygge can only get you so far, after all). Rather than … Read more

7 Steps to Hygge This Winter

This year, forget about those New Year’s resolutions you’re just going to abandon by mid-February. Aim for something long-lasting, like a lifestyle change that won’t only chase away the winter blues, but will keep you cozy year-round. Aim for hygge! Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word. And while there’s no direct translation to English, … Read more

10 Soups and Stews for Pacific Northwesterners

Celebrate National Soup Month in style with these Pacific Northwest recipes. Enjoy local ingredients and amazing flavor!

January is National Soup Month, and that means it’s time to fish out your pots and pans and get cooking. To help you get started, we’ve outlined some amazing soups and stews that the Pacific Northwest region is known for. While it can be difficult to track the origin of one specific recipe, we’ve highlighted … 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

Store Your Boat During Colder Months

With the weather changing, trips on the water become fewer and farther between, and it’s time to store your boat for winter. During the boating season, it’s convenient to have your boat at home for those impromptu outings, but in the winter, consider storage units in Hillsboro, Oregon. Using Northwest Self Storage protects your boat … Read more

Eugene, Oregon is a Cyclist’s Dream

cycling in Eugene, Oregon

If you consider yourself a hardcore biking enthusiast, then Eugene, Oregon is your Heaven on Earth. The Cascades & Coast region offers some of the most breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys, lakes, mountains, and forests. In addition to pedaling through natural and insanely beautiful geographies, you’ll get the opportunity to swing through charming towns … Read more

Prepare for your storage unit before the weather gets you!

Frozen bike

Winter weather in the Pacific Northwest has a reputation for being cold, wet, and generally miserable. Unless your belongings are sheltered appropriately, this nasty weather can destroy your treasured property. Storage also ensures that seasonal items will not clutter your home. Here are some tips to prepare for winter self storage: Invest in Appropriate Containers: … Read more

Tips for storing clothing: Keep it Cool, Clean, Dark & Dry at Northwest Self Storage

Clothes spilling out of drawers

With the chilly winter months fast approaching, it?s time to dig out your favorite sweaters, hats and scarves and pack away your swimsuits, shorts and flip-flops. Switching out seasonal clothing is an excellent way to save space. To make room in your closet for your favorite winter apparel, consider taking advantage of the fantastic self … Read more