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Dropping Pounds in 2024? Shed Bulky Items with Cheap Storage!

Do Your New Year’s Resolutions Include Losing Weight? U-STOR Can Help!

We might not be a personal trainer, but we certainly have a place for you to drop off excess bulk from around the house ;). We also have a few tips and fun facts about dropping actual pounds while you’re moving into storage.

Moving isn’t the most fun, but at least there’s a workout involved! Did you know packing moving boxes and loading a moving truck (preferably a Penske moving truck;) can be better exercise than going to the gym?

So how many calories can you burn moving? We found some surprising fitness facts from! In just one hour, you can burn up to:

  • 222 calories packing and unpacking moving boxes
  • 381 calories moving furniture
  • 191 calories moving household items
  • 572 calories moving boxes or furniture up or downstairs
  • Loading items onto a rental truck is the same as weightlifting at the gym
  • Every time you lift a box off the ground, you are essentially doing a deadlift
  • If you crouch down to gain leverage to get it onto the moving truck, that’s a squat!
  • Ascending and descending stairs can count as your cardio for the day (don’t worry, we don’t have stairs or even elevators at any of our locations to give you a break)

Remember you can save on our always low-cost moving supplies, moving boxes, and get cheap storage near you at one of our 7 Wichita storage locations with our monthly move-in special (including temperature controlled storage units). We also have cheap moving truck rentals with our Penske moving truck discounts. Here’s to storing local and saving you more in 2024!

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