iCan Blog

Boxes: Love ’em – or Leave ’em! Now You Can: Introducing iBins!

We have a love-hate relationship with cardboard boxes. They’re an essential part of moving and let’s face it, sometimes they’re absolutely necessary, like for things that are going to stay boxed and put in basement or attic storage. Problem is, they’re horribly...

Climate Controlled – Exactly WHAT Does That Mean?

It’s the dog days of summer, the time when we are deeply grateful if we have air conditioning in our homes, and deeply aversive of going out into the humidity. But what about your stuff in storage? We’ve all seen it: self-storage and even portable storage places that...

Self Storage or Portable Storage?

We can probably all agree on one thing: we have too much stuff. That doesn’t mean it’s not valuable; it’s just too much to keep in one place. So do you find a self storage unit, or use an iCan? Consider the pros and cons of both. Portable Storage – Typically...

Where Can You Put an iCan? Just About Anywhere!

Lately, we’ve been dropping off iCans in a lot of unusual places. Public streets, condo developments, the back of a shopping center, even a sidewalk – apparently anyplace is fair game, as long as you have a permit, because chances are iCan can make it work! Check out...

Selling Your Home? Stage It!

I used to think of staging as a service for the stars – but these statistics prove me wrong: Turns out, 94% of homes staged by a professional sold in 29 days or less – 1/5 of the time it took an un-staged home. We’re talking regular-people homes here, not Hollywood...

Building a Business – Literally

We are often asked how our iCans arrive at iCan World Headquarters – unbuilt? Is the build quick? Can you do it yourself? Is it fun?  The answer is yes. We decided to shoot a time lapse video so you can see for yourself. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/S99aA3E9ZmQ

What Are Tie-Downs and Why Do I Need Them?

Yes, iCan transports your container smoothly and levelly – but if there’s a hill anywhere between your house and our warehouse, at some point your iCan is going to be on a slant. That’s where tie-downs come in: they hook into D-rings inside the iCan and, when used...

Packing Tips to Make You King of the iCan

We get a lot of questions about packing an iCan – how to distribute the weight, whether to take apart furniture, how to maximize use of the container – which is why we have a “packing tips” section on the website. But you want details, don’t you. You want to be King...

Home Shows Are Awesome – Even if You’re Going to North Carolina!

What a weekend iCan Storage just had – we exhibited at the Suburban Home Show at Rockland Community College and had the great pleasure of meeting literally hundreds of homeowners, contractors, restoration pros, Realtors, and the baker of the most amazing (and biggest)...

Pack Away the Holiday Stuff

There are some really funny moments in the world of storage: Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb Do you have the same problem as Hoda Kotb? I’m betting a lot of gifts came over the threshold this holiday season, and when my kids were little, the rule was, one in, one out....