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The Contents of the Storage Units

My place is like a cargo section of a train station, boxes everywhere. So I have to concentrate on getting stuff out. Scrap metal is out by the curb, but no one has responded to the ad I put up about it; I just took several boxes and bags to Goodwill, and now a pile of books to the bookstore that buys books.

And when I come home, I need to attend to what some call Mount Shredmore, but I usually call Accounts Flammable. These are the piles of papers that either are for shred or the fireplace.

It's a shame to open a box of vintage hardback books and find that storage alone gets them dirty. I don't know how dirt forced its way into the tightly-stacked columns of boxes.

I don't know whether I wrote about this after the storage unit move or not, but Budget vehicle rentals is just terrible. I am still fighting a $50 fee from them for being a no-show. After reserving a truck one evening -- and getting a confirmation for it at the location I needed -- I drove there the next morning and they had no trucks at all, and scarcely any cars. It didn't even look like a working rental location. Apparently they confirm reservations whether they have the vehicle there or not. So then they try to move your reservation to another location -- which is completely unacceptable, since it may add lots of miles, at about a dollar a mile. Then they email you during the night -- and if you expected a phone call, you might not be checking your email, as I didn't. They moved my reservation to a location 40 miles or so away. I was told this, when I showed up at the first location.

I went to U-haul down the street instead. They do not reserve a vehicle to be rented unless it is confirmed there on the lot at the time.

posted on Oct 30, 2018 1:37 PM ()


I'm enjoying hearing about what was in the storage units.
comment by traveltales on Oct 31, 2018 5:54 PM ()
Hold your horses for when I bore you with the computer bits: the SCSI card that has to be kept because it means I have a corresponding hard drive somewhere that it runs; boxes of cables like a pile of snakes; heavy boxes of Ikea metal hooks and table legs and unidentifiable parts; more boxes of invoices for domain name registrations of 20 years ago (actually these were interesting to me); boxes of dusty and slightly mildewy books; boxes of papers no one on earth needs...
reply by drmaus on Nov 3, 2018 9:31 AM ()
Sounds like a nightmare. We too have a lot of stuff Ed is not dealing with and won't let me just get rid of it. Anyway, I have places I can take things to, like the cat shelter that always takes bedding, or the charity re-sale shop that will take clothes I o longer use. But just gathering it and taking it is a chore so I put it off.
comment by tealstar on Oct 31, 2018 9:51 AM ()
I wish we had a resale shop for clothes nearby, but then I must remember I wear rotten clothes to begin with. I am attempting to sell a pile of men's clothes that are in perfect condition, but it doesn't seem to be going.
reply by drmaus on Nov 3, 2018 9:24 AM ()
Expose the truck people on facebook. I told my story about ordering bracelets for my grand daughters and having my credit card billed and not getting the bracelets and I got a credit back swiftly.
comment by elderjane on Oct 31, 2018 5:40 AM ()
Yes, negative reviews are important to post.
reply by drmaus on Nov 3, 2018 9:22 AM ()
Get rid of 'stuff' so you don't need a rental truck!!
comment by greatmartin on Oct 30, 2018 2:28 PM ()
Too late. All out of the storage place, anyway.
reply by drmaus on Oct 30, 2018 3:43 PM ()
Budget. Maybe you get what you pay for. Or maybe that's their way of saying, "don't expect much from us".
comment by jjoohhnn on Oct 30, 2018 1:55 PM ()
The price was the same for trucks. I guess "budget" does not mean "bargain" here.
reply by drmaus on Oct 30, 2018 3:42 PM ()

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