Taking care of your treasures

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By Ron Benningfield

Most everyone will agree that death and taxes are two inevitable truisms.

But, for home or apartment dwellers another inevitable maxim can be etched in stone, stuff accumulates.

“That’s why we’re here,” acknowledged Judy McGee manager at the Hodgenville office of Treasure Chest Mini Storage located at 1270 Old E’town Road.

The Hodgenville store is one of three offices, with the other offices located in Elizabethtown and Radcliff. They are owned by Debbie and Jerry Phillips and operated by Mike Phillips.

“People have lots of reasons to need a place to store things,” McGee shared. “Some, when they move here, find their new house is not ready and they must store their belongings. A lot of times, people find they just don’t have any more room in their house.”

Though a lot of the items stored are household, the business, also stores automobiles and boats.

“Those who store items have 24-hour access to them and can use their own locks or we can supply them,” she said.

Prices range from $25 a month for 4x10-foot storage to $75 for a 10x20-foot space. Deposits are required.

The Hodgenville site also ships UPS. Although business is fairly steady year round, holidays are crazy, according to McGee.

“We’re especially busy with packages around Christmas,” she remarked. “Right before Christmas, we have had three or four people waiting in a steady line to get those packages out.”

Besides storage and shipping, Treasure Chest rents U-haul equipment and trucks, sells shipping boxes and packing materials as well as offers notary, faxing, and copying services. Their motto is, “Your Full Service Package and Shipping Store.”

McGee, a sister to Debbie Phillips and an artist, also operates Fletcher Fine Arts residential and commercial murals and canvas.

Office hours at the Hodgenville location are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are closed Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about Treasure Chest Mini Storage, call 270-358-5101.