Let’s Get Down to Business: Helpful Tips for Utilizing Self-Storage as a Business Owner


As a business owner additional space can be hard to come by, especially when it comes to storage. When you need room for extra products or working space, a storage unit or two can help you take a load off. If you’re considering a self-storage option, here are a few aspects of your business to consider moving off-site. 1. Inventory. If you sell products, like clothing or home goods, additional inventory can be a handful. Moving excess merchandise off-site can help free up space and allow more room for other seasonal inventory. This can be especially helpful for items you carry throughout the year. 2. Seasonal Decor. Whether you decorate for one or every holiday, festive décor can take up a lot of space even though it’s only used for a portion of the year. Take advantage of a storage unit to keep holiday and seasonal décor organized, dry, and safe during the off-season. 3. Furniture. Do you put out patio furniture when the weather gets warm or utilize outdoor heaters in the cold? These bulky items can take up a lot of space when they’re not in use. Instead of trying to find places to tuck furniture away, consider a storage unit to protect your big or bulky belongings. 4. Tradeshow Gear. Every industry typically has some sort of tradeshow or event annually. From tables and chairs to banners and marketing materials, a lot is required to have an eye-catching display at your show. Holding these things in a storage unit for safekeeping ensures they’ll stay in great shape for years to come. 5. Miscellaneous. Storage units can protect a plethora of goods, especially when they’re indoor and climate controlled. Important documents, art, liquids, and anything with a small engine are all items that you can protect in the short or long term with a self-storage unit. If you’re curious about how you can take advantage of storage units for your business, head to our website for rates, ...

April 14th, 2022

he King of Kohl's Pond Storage- Lumbertosens' Gamble

Storage History

Did you know that; On the site that Store It now sits, Mankato’s first storage facility opened during the mid-1800’s. Ezekiel Lumbertosen, a champion cliff diver who immigrated from Sweden was one of the first settlers of lower East Mankato. He bought some land just near of the Kohls Pond and tried. He had many endeavors, but never achieved the success he dreamed of. Nicknamed, Mud Flap by those that knew him best, he tried farming the fertile soil, but the cucumber plague of 1871 killed those dreams. He later started a travelling lutefisk and flaming banjo show. He even drove the massive herds of winter tabby cats across the Great Plains into Cheyenne. Nothing seemed to click and the fortune never came. Until he sat alone one cold fall day and watched squirrels gather nuts for the winter. He noticed that each family had their own little hole in a specific tree. He watched as the families loaded the nuts into their own designated space in the tree. Was this the moment? Would it work? Could it work? He knew right then he had to try. Buying an old barn from Mortimer Blenderson and after much effort, moved the barn to a perfect location. Near the town, near the farms and with the Kohls Pond for water, he began. A second floor was added and he then sectioned the barn into small rooms. He hung doors on each room and opened shop. Soon enough, they came. What a great idea they remarked to each other and how “keen” Kato’s best would say. The townsfolk soon brought their belongings and paid for a storage at “ole Mud Flaps” barn. Demand continued and he expanded at the site. He even opened another location with the great French badger hunter Maurice Flambeau, just across the border in Canada. With his empire growing and the back accounts ever-increasing, it all ended on a fateful night. After crossing the border ...

Sir Johnson Thornwell, 3rd, Esg.
April 1st, 2022