iCan Blog

How the Little Guy Finishes First: iCan vs PODS

How do we stack up? When you’re starting a new, family-owned and operated business, you often look to the big guys to see how they’ve done it – and where you can improve. And then it’s your job to make sure you keep measuring yourself to see if you still stand out,...

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Time to Renovate!

Spring is here and that means it's time to emerge from hibernation. But when you do - what do you see? Is there something about your home that can use sprucing up? Updating? Or maybe you've been indoors so long that now you KNOW you need to renovate the indoor space....

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Tips of the Trade

Getting ready to move? Thinking about a portable storage container instead of traditional movers? Advantage: portable, because you can load and unload at your own pace. Plus, if you have some time in between the move, it's a lot more cost effective to store your stuff...

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Thankfulness

As we approach our third anniversary in business, we are mindful and grateful for the growth we've experienced, the wonderful people we've met, the ever-deepening relationships we've made with our repeat clients, and the way we have grown as a family and as an...

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Selling? Teamwork Makes the Sale

Ever wonder what home stagers do? Or whether it makes a difference when you're selling your home? Recently, iCan Storage participated in "Take It or Leave It." Directed at Realtors®, it combined the talents of several affiliate members of Bergen County's RealSource...

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Crazy Weather We’re Having!

First it's freezing cold, then it warms up - only to chill right back down again. As all too many of our clients have discovered, this wreaks havoc on your pipes, but you don't even know it until the weather warms up and the ice that broke your pipe starts to...

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“WE’VE Got This” – The Future of Moving

Using portable storage to move homes is a hybrid between complete DIY (renting that truck!) and full-service movers. We believe it's the future of moving, and our guest blogger, Michael Johnson, the inventor of the Horizontal Lift system proudly used by iCan Storage,...

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What Not to Pack in Moving Boxes

If you decide to hire a professional moving company to help with your next move, you will want to understand what you can and what you should not pack for them to move. Most items will be fine. However, there are some hazardous and perishable items that are illegal to move for safety reasons. The following infographic entitled “A Visual Guide To What You Should Not Box When You Move” will give you a guide to what you cannot and should not pack during your upcoming move.

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Leaving on Vacation? Protect Your Home!

Summertime and the vacation is almost here! Here are some tips to protect your home before you leave. 1) First, the obvious: putting lights and TVs on programmable timers. Pro tip: if your timer allows, set them to vary by a few minutes each day. Remember that scene...

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The Stress Free Checklist For Moving

Moving can be a very stressful thing for many, especially children and pets. Whether its worrying about packing everything just right, having the right moving supplies or hiring a good moving company that is going to care for your stuff like you do, the following check-list will help to keep your stress levels down to a minimum.

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