The Art of Self-Storage

The United States has 2 billion square feet of self-storage space, and the self-storage industry makes more money than Hollywood. Self-storage units have been used as homes, meth labs, and waystations for bomb-making materials — and, in one disturbing case, as a clinic for an unlicensed gynecologist. In Lake Worth, at the fourth-annual “10X10” exhibition, self-storage units become art installations. Curated by Kara Walker-Tome, there are 16 in all, but you have to search them out in a sprawling indoor industrial facility with hundreds of units. In one of them, you might come across a man wearing scuba gear, surrounded by cardboard boxes and submerged in a sea of pink foam packing peanuts. In another, you might find a tiled bathroom with white sausages — or are they sea cucumbers? or bleached intestinal tracts? — piled in the sink and erupting from the toilet bowl. The installations are full of absorbing details and eerie ambiance. Admission is only $5. “10X10” is located at Lake Worth Storage (4166 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth). The one-night-only event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Call 561-670-9658, or visit artsiteprojects.org.
Sat., Nov. 20, 6 p.m., 2010
 
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maryjaneprincton
maryjaneprincton

It is crazy to think that self storage businesses are making more money than Hollywood. However, self storage is definitely starting to become more and more common. It definitely comes in handy though, especially when you are living in a small apartment. Self storage is a great way to be able to open up more space in your home.


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hollietruesdale
hollietruesdale

It's amazing what people have used storage units for. I didn't think it was legal to use a storage unit as anything other than a place to store things. I definitely wouldn't see any gynecologist working out a storage unit! If you actually owned the unit instead of renting it, you could probably do anything you wanted with it. Personally, I would just use it for storing things I didn't have room for in my living space. http://www.santamonicaministorage.com 

janefairfax18
janefairfax18

This is very interesting. I am surprised I haven't heard of something like this sooner. I definitely didn't know that the storage industry makes more than Hollywood. That was a surprise, but at the same time it makes sense. Storage is big business these days.


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michael2327williams
michael2327williams

This is really cool, I had no idea that the storage unit industry makes more money than Hollywood! Who would think that a company that holds onto peoples things could make so much money. I guess it does make sense, knowing that the industries just in the US is more that 2 billion square feet. However, it makes me wonder how much these facilities are charging for their units. http://www.storagestation.ca/self-storage-surrey-bc.htm

ronaldbryan13
ronaldbryan13

Penn, is there any way to know if my storage unit is at risk? I've heard that there are ways to insure a storage unit, but I'm not sure how to do that. I might just have to go and inspect my unit to make sure everything is fine. http://www.baemmonsstorage.com/units.php 

tarheelnation.93
tarheelnation.93

Most Americans have self storage units. Self storage can make it much easier to eliminate clutter, while being able to hold on to all of your valuables. Storage units also provide a great place to store seasonal items. You no longer need to stumble over Christmas lights in June while walking through the garage.

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