Jenny Zhang, SpareFoot

Stories by Jenny Zhang, SpareFoot

Packing and Storing Holiday Decorations

Dec 23, 2013

For some of us, it’s the same slog every year — the leftovers expire, the relatives leave, the “holiday cheer” dissipates, and you’re left with a house still decked to the nines with holly. It can be a daunting chore to disassemble, pack and store all of your ornaments, wreaths, figurines and lights, but it’s […]

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A Deep Dive into Storage Auctions

Jun 18, 2013

Storage auctions were virtually unheard of before A&E’s “Storage Wars” gained popularity, joining the new phenomenon of oddly specific reality shows like “Hoarders,” “Auction Hunters” and “Pawn Stars.” Anyone who has ever watched an episode of “Storage Wars” or “Auction Hunters” may think that storage auctions are some of the most exciting, cutthroat events around, […]

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Ground Rent in Baltimore: What You Should Know

Apr 25, 2013

Ground rent is a relatively antiquated practice dating back to colonial times, and today it is very much a Baltimore-centric phenomenon. The term describes the practice where a homeowner pays only for the physical building and then “rents” the land that it sits on. If you’re new to Baltimore and unfamiliar with the essentials of ground […]

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The Essential Guide to Renting a Storage Unit

Apr 23, 2013

Many of us, at one point or another, will use self-storage. Whether it be for college, moving, general storage or downsizing, self-storage remains a viable option for those with simply too much stuff. Though, if you’ve never used self-storage before, the process can seem overwhelming: What is climate control, and do you need it? What should […]

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