If you have a college student in the family, you're probably spending this week watching him or her pack up to move to campus and begin classes. While parting with your college-age kiddo is sweet sorrow, you may also find yourself looking around and thinking about how much extra space you'll suddenly have when your kid is gone.

Posted: July 2019

When you buy your first home, you go through a huge learning process. You research local realtors and neighborhoods, learn about everything that goes into applying for a mortgage, and spend days or weeks comparing different homes. But the learning process doesn't end when you're handed the keys at your closing. Countryside Self-Storage has put together a list of SIX things you should know when moving into your first home.

Posted: June 2019

Wedding season is here! In fact, June is the third most popular month of the year for weddings, following on the heels of October and September. Combining two lives is an amazing and magical thing, but when you get right down to it, merging two living spaces can also create a lot of clutter.

Posted May 2019

Coming home can be one of the best parts of taking a vacation, and if you know how to prepare your RV for long-term storage, it'll be ready to go when it's time for your next adventure! To learn more about RV storage in Joplin and Pittsburg, feel free to contact Countryside Self Storage today!

Posted Apr 2019

The choice for older adults to downsize into a smaller home or apartment is rarely an easy one. Many people have lived in family homes for decades and have imbued the rooms with lots of happy memories. But the simple fact is downsizing is often easier, safer, more cost-effective, or otherwise preferable.

Posted Mar 2019

Days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom, and people are already getting into spring-cleaning mode here in Pittsburg, Kansas. After a long winter spent cooped up inside, it feels good to throw open the windows, put on some music, and tidy up the place! But why does nobody ever talk about spring cleaning for businesses?

Posted Feb 2019

When a sports season or hunting season comes to an end, reliable, climate controlled self storage can come in extremely handy. You'll have a safe, out-of-the way spot to store your hunting gear, golf clubs, sports uniforms, or just about anything else, and then it will be ready for you when the next season rolls around again.

Posted Jan. 2019

It's the beginning of a new year, and many of us are starting things off right by setting new goals for home and health and happiness. For some of us, all three of those things can be improved with a little decluttering around the house. If you've watched Marie Kondo's show Tidying Up on Netflix, you know that decluttering can not only improve your enjoyment of your space, but also improve your health and your whole life.

Posted Dec 2018

The garage is the most forgotten room in the home. Even if we do manage to park our cars there, we still tend to pile it full of clutter, mess, and everything that doesn't fit into any of our other rooms.

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Posted Nov 2018

Self storage can provide a safe and convenient home for excess business inventory, give you a place to store office supplies and bulky furniture or equipment that you're not using, house records and files that you need to keep on hand but don't necessarily access every day, and a whole lot more!

Posted Oct 2018

When it comes to renting a self storage unit for the first time, almost everyone has the same question: What size storage unit do I need? It's a question that we get asked all the time at our locations in Pittsburg, Joplin, and Frontenac. After all, it can be difficult to visualize how much stuff you can really store in a 5x5 self storage unit or in a 10x10 or 10x20 unit, for that matter.

Posted on Sept 2018

Why is climate-controlled self storage so much better? Very simply, climate-controlled self storage in Joplin and Pittsburg helps to protect your belongings from the perils of the natural world. Sure, it's important that humidity is controlled and temperature swings are immediately accounted for, but climate-controlled self storage has other benefits: It keeps out pests and provides better air quality, protecting your belongings from dust.

Posted on: August 2018

If you have a college student in your household who is returning to school this month, they're probably leaving behind more than their fair share of clutter. Though they've taken carloads of essential supplies to their dorm rooms or apartments, they've probably left their rooms filled with items that they don't want to part with but don't necessarily have a good place to store.

Posted on: July 2018

Moving is something that pretty much all of us do at least a few times in our lives. According to experts in the moving-services industry, most moves occur between May and September, and the demand for movers and packing supplies peaks in June, July, and August.

Posted on: June 2018

Taking care of business online—rather than driving across town to do the job in person—has become the norm for everything from grocery shopping to renting cars. In fact, has reported that 79% of U.S. consumers now shop online for just about everything.

Posted on: MAY 2018

Your car is one thing. You drive that every day, and you park it in the driveway or in the garage, if you have the space. (Maybe you've cleaned out your garage with the help of a self storage unit?) But when it comes to specialty vehicles such as boats, classic cars, and especially recreational vehicles, well, those are something else, right?

Posted on: APR 2018
Did you know? Last year, 20.4 million students went off to attend colleges and universities across the U.S. Each one of them left home with a car or truckload of belongings, and they probably came back with a whole lot more. Where do they put all that stuff? For many, the answer is self storage for college students! Categories: Self Storage for College Students, Self Storage in Pittsburg