As a nation of consumers it is surprising how much stuff Americans hold on to. Rather than disposing of things, we shove them in boxes, hide them in closets, basements, and attics, or, if all else fails, rent an offsite storage unit.  While most people use a storage unit in the case of a major change such as marriage, death, divorce, or crisis, some people just need a place to stash extra stuff. As the nation has prospered and refused to dispose of things we hold valuable, an entire industry has grown to support it.  In fact, the storage industry in the US is one of the fastest growing facets of the economy.… Read the rest