11 Interesting Stats about American Movers

Check out these fascinating facts. Are you surprised? Can you believe it?

Moving and Storage Infographic Provided by: Big Box Storage

About 1 in 6 Americans move each year. (U.S. Census Bureau)
The average American moves 11.7 times in a lifetime. (U.S. Census Bureau)
An estimated 43 million Americans relocate each year. (U.S. Census Bureau)
About 40% of all moves are due to work, 42% are personal moves and 18% are military or government relocations. (U.S. Census Bureau)
33% of renters move each year. (U.S. Census Bureau)
The ten (10) most active states for moving are as follows: California, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, New York, Washington, DC, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. (Sorensen)
People in the Northeast part of the US move the least, while those in the West move the most. (U.S. Census Bureau)
The average mover is part of a couple between the ages of 25 and 44 with one or two kids between 2 and 11. (U.S. Census Bureau)
Nearly half of all moves take place in the summer, between the beginning of May and Labor Day. (U.S. Census Bureau)
91% of new movers found the Internet reduced the stress of moving.(Sorensen)
In 2008, for the first time ever, July passed June as the most popular month to move, with 12.5% of moves picked up that month. November came in as the slowest month. (AMSA – Industry Trends)

Self-Storage: What to Look For

Moving can be a stressful time for any person. There are many times where you will find yourself in a dilemma because the things that fit in your old house may not have a place in your new house. Instead of getting rid of unnecessary clutter many people choose instead to move the unneeded things into storage units.

However, what do you look for when searching for a storage unit? Below are a few suggestions of factors to consider when searching for a storage facility.

  • Climate Control: Climate control is an important factor to consider when seeking a storage facility. Many items that you own are subject to climate and temperature conditions. Climate controlled storage buildings usually keep their climates anywhere between 55-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Climate controlled storage buildings are storage buildings that are resistant to the outside elements such as humidity and rain so that your belongings will not start to rust, mildew, or grow any other weird kind of fungus or bacteria. 
  • Space: another key factor in deciding which storage unit is right for you is the space. This does not just cover how much space the storage unit provides but how much space you need. The size of the storage unit that you need will all depend on the number and size of the items that you wish to store. You do not want to be paying for more space than you actually need. It is always important to have a list made of what you wish to store so that you will have a general idea of how much space you will need. Another important practice for storing items is that every item should be stored in the same size tote or box to make stacking and organizing easier. 
  • Security: security is a big issue when determining if a storage area is right for you. You are putting your personal items in a building so it is important that the building is as safe as your own house would be. This is the time to check out the storage company’s policies for safety as well as their reputation. Reputation can tell you a lot about a business just by how other people perceive the business. If the facility has a decent reputation then you know that the facility will try to maintain that reputation by providing excellent service. Another aspect of security is how easily accessible your items are to you.  Always be mindful of the facility hours and if you find that you cannot abide by the facilities hours then you should consider renting from a 24 hour facility. You would want to find a facility in a secure location such as a facility that was fenced in, in a well-lit area. Take a note of the different security measurements that the facility uses such as cameras, locked keypads, or other types of security systems. You would want to become familiar with the security company that supplies you storage facility and determine if they come with a good reputation or not. You would also need to find out your storage facilities policies on the use of managers and develop a working relationship with any managers you may encounter when using your storage unit. 

Self-storage is a choir as well as an art form at times. It is important that you find the right area to fit all your needs. Click here for more great storage resources.

Top 10 Dentists in San Diego, California

Below you will find the best dentists in San Diego. This list is based on Yelp reviews, Google + Reviews, and several other sources including reviewer experiences, BBB recommendations, USA Top Dentists, and more. Enjoy!

1. Fremont Dentistry in Pacific Beach, San Diego, California
(858) 272-2222
Sample Review: I started seeing Dr. Fremont about 1 year ago when I was experiencing pain from a cracked tooth and have been a happy patient ever since. As a trial attorney, my smile is an important part of my professional presentation. 

Dr. Fremont and his staff displayed a genuine care for the discomfort I was experiencing and diligently attacked the problem. Within a couple of follow up appointments the pain was gone and I was again chewing normally. The procedure was so effective both dentally and cosmetically that looking in the mirror now I can scarcely recall which tooth it was. While his dental services are exceptional, where 

Dr. Fremont really excels is in the selection of his staff. Every member of the team from the receptionist to the hygienist to the dental assistants to the billing department are warm, caring professionals with beautiful smiles. The text message reminders about appointments are a friendly reminder for someone with a busy schedule. Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention that the patient chairs are configured for viewing DVDs during procedures. While the distraction is wonderful and the appointments are over before you know it, the really great part is that they actually mark in your chart what scene you left off on! (Indiana Jones just found the Crystal Skull but had to hand it over to the Russians...) Very nice touch Dr. Fremont! 

I would recommend Fremont Dental Arts to anyone who has ever dreaded going to the dentist. My time as a patient there has been great experience!

2. Strober Dental in Downtown San Diego, California
(619) 299-5925
Sample Review:  I had a recent dental emergency...a front crown fell off....late on a Friday night. Saturday morning I called Dr Strober and he came in, did a root canal and replaced the crown. He went above and beyond the call of duty. He is a terrific dentist and a great human being. I highly recommend him.

3. Bella Vita Dental Carlsbad
(760) 720-9510
Sample Review: Dr. Mananquil has great hands and a great heart. His staff are top notch. They are efficient with scheduling and everyone is super, super nice. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Dr. and his staff. My wife says, "you don't feel like you're going to the dentist, you feel like you are going to the SPA!" Even since we moved to Rancho Santa Fe, we still make time to go him. I think that says it all!. We are very happy with Bella Vita as our family dentist

4.  La Mesa Dental Group
7872 La Mesa Blvd La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 464-1211
Sample Review: Thank Jesus, I finally found a legit dentist.  I have lived in San Diego for 12 years now and have had a horrible time finding a quality dentist.  I have been through about 5 of them in that time and they either totally SUCKED at their job or were complete crooks.

I have horrible teeth.  Beautiful but horrible.  I am prone to cavities that quickly lead to root canals and I have severe anxiety about the dentist bc like I said, I have had some that sucked bad.  I finally broke down due to knowing I needed another root canal along with some other fillings and made an appointment with Dr. Campanella after reading the reviews here.  He confirmed me needing a root canal and since I was in a ton of pain, he got me into my endodontist Dr. Wei that same day.  He was a life saver getting me that appointment.

I followed up with him to finish the crown and this was when I knew I could really judge his work bc I have some ugly crowns in my mouth, that totally don't fit and look like crap.  I knew they made them in the office, which I had never experienced, so I was nervous about that.  I knew he was awesome after he gave me my shot and I couldn't even feel it, he was so gentle.  Then he carefully and meticulously prepped my tooth.  My crown was made, was gorgeous and at first was hitting on my bottom tooth.  I seem to have this problem and every dentist argues with me about it, as if I am lying.  But Dr. Campanella proceeded to make a simple adjustment which totally fixed the problem easily.  Usually, with past dentists, it's like 15 mins of adjusting and I still leave feeling like it isn't sitting right on my tooth.  So this was a huge relief for me.

Dr. Campanella is awesome.  All the hygienists are super nice as well.  I am someone that uses dentists frequently and know when they are good...trust me, he's great. I have finally found my dentist!

5. Rancho Del Rey Orthodontics
(619) 421-8742
Sample Review: My experience at Dr. Praters is always a great visit. She has always been great with all of her patients and provides very high quality work. I would recommend her to anyone.

6. Toppi Orthodontic & Pediatric Dental Office in Clairemont, San Diego
3737 Moraga Ave Ste B109 San Diego, CA 92117
(between Monair Dr & Cadden Dr)
(858) 270-2343
Sample Review: Dr. Toppi and his brother do not deserve the low star average they've gotten!  It's not fair that all their happy clients don't yelp yet!  They are incredibly honest and patient and understanding and reliable.  Their staff is very consistent and helpful and we've gotten the same hygienist for both kids, every time for the past 4 years!!!

The office is in a great location, just off the 5 freeway and also, has lots of easy parking.  They play great kids movies and their set-up for cleaning is perfect for even the most jittery kids!  I have a son with CP who is a big-time screamer and kicker, but as soon as they lay him down with the video glasses and headphones, he was like putty.  No restraints, no screaming, no tears.   If that isn't a perfect dental visit, I don't know what is!

7.  Emergency Dental Weekends in Beachside San Diego, California
(619) 276-1172
Sample Review: BEST DENTIST EVER. My Fiance just moved to town and her bracket broke off taking a piece of tooth with it. Being a Saturday during a 3 day weekend we were prepared for the worst. I found Dr. Taylor on Citysearch and after a short phone conversation Dr. Taylor asked how quickly we could get to his office. He was a fantastic, personable Dentist. He made us feel like he was our family dentist and he was great with our kids. He was very up front and honest with the pricing and was WAY cheaper than any dentist I ve been to. If you are visiting or live in San Diego don t hesitate to visit Dr. Taylor, I guarantee you, your teeth and your wallet will walk away satisfied.

8. On Demand Dentist in Clairemont San Diego, California
(619) 342-3577
Sample Review: Mom had terribly painful lump along gumline...actually thought of going to TJ since we live so close and she has no insurance - also didn't want to wait 8 hours in an ER. Did some research online and came across ODD. Never heard of an after hours dental clinic so we were a bit hesitant. Call the number, got a rep right away..gave them some info and rep said a doctor would call back to make appointment...got call in less than 5 minutes! Arrived that night to the clinic and Dr. Irvin was already there and waiting. He had us fill out a questionnaire on a laptop (pretty cool) and did some panoramic x-rays on a great new non-invasive machine. Dr. Irvin was really gentle and patient with my mom and made sure she new all her treatment options. He thoroughly explained the pricing and payment options. My mom left that night relieved from the painful infection and a prescription ready to be picked up at the 24hr. CVS conveniently located down the street. i would totally recommend this place to anyone who needs emergency dental care!

9. Marcos Ortega DDS Downtown/Bankers Hill/Hill Crest San Diego, California
(619) 295-4545
Sample Review: I've been going to see Dr. Ortega for 15 years and have recommended him to several friends. He's the best!

10. A+ Family Dentistry in San Diego, California
(619) 265-2467
Sample Review: If you have ever had a bad experience at a dentistry come to A+ Family Dentistry. everyone is great. they care a lot about there patients and if you have any questions about anything they will explain it fully. i am a customer service manager and A+ Family Dentistry gets an A+ in my book.

What are Self Storage Management Services?

Self storage management services are the types of services you don't hear about too often (if ever). But many of us have heard of self storage facilities and property management services. Well, self storage management is pretty much a combination of those two things types of services.

Self storage facilities are those places you pay monthly fees to store your belongings, you just can't let go of. You can store treasures, old antiques, things your spouse told you to get rid of, or even things for a small amount of time until you get your new or potential place situated.

Property management services are services where you put a professional management firm in charge of managing your facility. Whether it's a warehouse  apartment complex, a strip mall or even a storage facility. Because of all the administration, legal and financial aspects of managing a property, its sometimes better to put it in the hands of a company that specializes in managing those very establishments.

By now, you probably have figured out what a self storage management company does. If you are a owner of a self storage facility and need help with any part of business, a good place to start is with a mini storage management company. If you hire a professional firm with experience working with other facilities you can learn how to maintain your facility at the best possible rate, market to keep your units full, and make sure everything is running so smoothly, you can just kick back and collect the extra money your efficiently-ran business is bringing in.

One self storage management company we recommend is Sterling Storage Management. They are experts in property management of all types of commercial facilities from garages and warehouses, to mini storage and boat docks. They are also members of the Self Storage Association If you have more questions about self storage management, you can check out SterLing Storage Management here.