How To Organize Your House

Posted by on Jan 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Organize Your House

Have you become frustrated because your house is just plain unorganized? Perhaps you realize that you keep it clean as a whistle, but that you are always looking for things because they don’t actually have a place to be stored. If you have decided to do a major organization job in your home, here are some ideas that might help you. Make It A Family Affair – Have a meeting where you explain to your family that you need each person’s help to get the house in order. Set a day and make sure that no other appointments or engagements are scheduled for that day. At your family meeting, present a chart that shows each of the chores that will need to be completed and ask for volunteers to do each chore. For example, if your DVDs need to be organized, write that down and encourage one of your kids to do that job. Big jobs, like organizing the attic or the garage may take more than one person to complete the job. Another good idea is to form teams for other areas. Pair little kids with older siblings or with a parent. The Big Day – Start early! Help your kids to understand that the earlier you start the organization of your home, the earlier you’ll be finished for evening fun. Ask each person to go through his or her own personal belongings. Have a place for items that will go to a charity organization and another place for items that will later be placed in a yard sale. Give everybody a sturdy plastic bag for garbage. Arrange for a charity to pick things up as soon as possible so nobody will be tempted to retrieve things and so your excess things will no longer be taking up space. Proper Storage – Be sure to provide good storage for belongings. For example, transparent boxes for shoes will be perfect for organizing bedroom closets. A long, flat box that fits under beds would be the perfect place to keep memorabilia. If you’ve come to the conclusion that you just don’t have enough storage space in your home for all your stuff, rent a storage unit. Don’t worry about the safety of your belongings. They’ll be kept in a climate-controlled unit and good storage companies provide twenty-four hour surveillance. You’ll be able to access your belongings any time you want to. For instance, if you have the opportunity to go on a last minute fishing trip, you can pick your gear up at your own convenience. It’s helpful to write down things that you don’t use often. For example, if you put your huge serving platter under one of the beds, you might need a reminder of where you placed...

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Two Reasons Why A Storage Unit Is The Perfect Place To Store Holiday Decorations

Posted by on Dec 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two Reasons Why A Storage Unit Is The Perfect Place To Store Holiday Decorations

Each holiday brings with it a flurry of activity that only seems to end once the season has passed.  If you really get into the swing of things, you likely have adorned the interior and exterior portions of your home with all kinds of decorations that are designed to put the spirit of the season on display.  However, it can be difficult to determine what to do with the decorations between holidays.  Use this information to learn more about why a storage unit is the perfect place to store your holiday decorations. Storage Units Help To Preserve Your Decorations One of the most compelling reasons why it is so beneficial to store your decorations in a self storage unit is because it is a key way for you to preserve your decorations.  The last thing you want to do is continue to spend money buying more and more decorations because the ones you bought previously have deteriorated. If you have a garage, you may believe that you can simply store them there between seasons.  However, many garages are not climate controlled, so the temperature within that space is subject to the weather conditions outside of your home.  This means that when the temperature becomes extremely hot or cold, so will the air in your garage.  This exposure to extreme weather conditions can cause rust to form on your metal decorations and may even speed up the decay of the decorations made from other materials if insects or other critters decide to escape the weather by hiding amongst your goods. Placing your decorations in a climate controlled storage unit keeps them away from the fluctuations of the weather.  This may help to extend the life of your decorations so you won’t have to constantly replace your holiday decoration collection. Storage Units Keep You From Losing Decorations Another problem that you may have found yourself running into involves keeping all of your decorations in one place.  It’s so easy to misplace decorations that are haphazardly thrown around the house.  Then, when the season arrives and you go looking for your wares, you’re unable to locate them. Keep all of your decorations in one spot by getting a storage unit.  You’ll always know where your items are, and you can even organize them in the unit by holiday for even quicker retrieval. Placing your decorations in a storage unit makes it easier for you to bask in the joy of the holidays.  Rent a storage unit for your decorations today so you can enjoy these benefits and more. For more information, contact local storage companies, such as Capitol City...

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4 Storage Facility Features You Should Consider Must Have As A Realtor

Posted by on Dec 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Storage Facility Features You Should Consider Must Have As A Realtor

When you are in the business of selling homes, part of being successful means that you have to have the ability to make a house feel more like a home to a potential buyer, which usually involves model furniture and staging. While it is always important to build up your repertoire of staging furniture and home accessories, finding a place to keep these items can be a trying feat. Having a storage unit is the most logical business solution in this situation. If you are considering renting a storage unit to store model home furniture for your realty business, there are features that you should be looking for in a facility. 1. Climate Control – You may be tempted to skimp when it comes to splurging on a climate-controlled storage unit, but this is actually less of a splurge and more of a wise investment when you are using the unit to store model home furnishings. Climate control means that the items will never be exposed to excessive heat, humidity, or cold, and this will easily prolong the life of some items, especially those that are made of wood or plastic. 2. Flexible Billing Options – When you run a successful business, keeping tabs on even the smallest bills and expenses can be trying because you stay so busy. Look for a storage facility that offers flexible billing options and does not require a long-term commitment. You will want to be able to pay in advance if you need to and terminate the contract at any point in the event that you sell all of the furniture with a home. 3. Easy Access with a Large Vehicle – When you are in the process of preparing a home for viewing, it can get really chaotic and you will most definitely be pressed for time. You will want to be able to drive right up to the storage unit where the staging furniture is stored and load it quickly, which is only possible if you have direct access to the storage unit with your truck or hauling vehicle. 4. Convenient Access Hours – It is important that the facility you choose can cater to your hectic schedule as a real estate agent. You may need to swing by and drop off items or pick them up in the middle of the night or early in the morning. Therefore, it is crucial that the facility you choose has flexible hours of availability for customers. For professional storage options, contact a company such as All American Mini...

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How to Pack Your Storage Unit

Posted by on Oct 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Pack Your Storage Unit

Self-storage units can be used for all types of reasons. Maybe you are trying to downsize or you’re in between houses and need somewhere to store your things. Maybe you need extra storage space to keep seasonal items rather than letting them clutter up the garage or attic. Whatever your reason for needing a storage unit, you should know how to pack it to use the space efficiently. Pack with Boxes and Labels Be sure your items are in uniform boxes so they can be stacked easily and high up if need be. Boxes are sold at most storage facilities. Plastic storage totes are nice to use as well, especially clear totes so you can see what’s inside. Also, be sure to label your boxes or totes on all sides so you know exactly what is inside of them, and be specific. Don’t just label the box “kitchen,” list exactly what kitchen items are inside so you can find what you need easily. Protect Your Furniture Protect your furniture from moisture, dust, and scratches with padded covers, blankets, or sheets. Protect mattresses with mattress bags that can also be found at most storage facilities. Store these larger bulky items closest to the walls of the unit. If you are worried about water getting into your storage unit, you can store these items on top of a pallet to help protect them and to give you peace of mind. Store Biggest to Smallest To help give you a clear view of the items in your unit, be sure to pack big items such as furniture and stacked boxes against the wall, then store smaller items in front so they are closest to the walkway. Leave a Pathway Speaking of walkways, be sure to leave one so you can maneuver around your storage unit. Leave a path through the middle of your belonging for smaller units and leave multiple paths if you have a larger unit. It’ll help you whenever you need to find something that is buried deep inside your unit, so you’ll be grateful you made those pathways. Create an Inventory Be sure to have an inventory list of what you have in your storage unit. It’ll help you when you are looking for something and aren’t exactly sure what you did with it. Also, if there is ever a problem such as a natural disaster or a break-in, a well-inventoried list will help you to file an insurance claim. Packing your storage unit isn’t too difficult, it just takes a little bit of planning beforehand so you use the space effectively and...

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Loving Keepsakes And Self Storage: How To Protect Your Doll House

Posted by on Sep 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Loving Keepsakes And Self Storage: How To Protect Your Doll House

Sometimes, children outgrow toys that still hold a great deal of value both physically and personally. One of the most beautiful items your child may outgrow is their doll house. If the doll house is still in great condition, you want to keep it that way when you place it in self storage. Here are helpful ways to protect your loved one’s doll house while it’s in self storage. Secure the Doll House’s Furnishings If the doll house has different types of furniture, such as chairs and small lamps, place these items inside a separate storage container. They can break or damage easily if you accidentally jostle or overturn the doll house during transport. You also don’t want to misplace or lose pieces your grandchildren may use in the future. The container for the doll house should feature separate storage compartments to protect your furnishings. A large jewelry display case works great in this case. Also, wrap items that have multiple pieces or sets in bubble wrap, then secure the wrap with clear tape. Finally, insert cotton pads or soft cloths along the insides and bottoms of each compartment to keep the items from moving around during transport. If you don’t have cotton pads or soft cloths, put the furniture in a soft carrying case until you reach the storage unit, then place them inside the jewelry case before you leave. Be sure to place the jewelry case in the supine or flat position to keep the furniture from falling out. Protect the Sides and Interior of the Doll House After you secure the furniture, protect the outside of the house with bubble wrap and muslin cloth. Bubble wrap cushions the house against damage if you plan to store other items with it. Muslin cloth keeps dust and dirt out of your doll house. Keep in mind that even if you rent a climate controlled storage unit, dust can still develop inside it and form on the doll house. Once you arrive to the storage unit, cover the doll house with a wide piece of muslin cloth. The cloth should be long enough to reach the floor and wide enough to cover both sides of the house. Secure the cloth to the doll house with a soft, long cord. However, avoid placing large or heavy items on the top of the house. These types of things can break or collapse the house while it’s in storage. Before you leave the storage unit, place all large items away from the doll house and jewelry display case. You may enter the unit at a later date and accidentally push the large items into the house and case and break them. If you need additional help placing your doll house in storage, contact a storage facility in your area, such as Acorn Self Service...

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Although it might not seem like there is a lot to using a storage facility, loading your unit the right way can save you a lot of time later. I move a lot for work, typically relocating at least once a year. Because I can't always take everything with me, I am an absolute professional when it comes to loading and unloading storage units. I know how to keep my stuff safe, report problems with my unit, and handle unforeseen circumstances. My website will teach you everything you need to know about storage units, so that you can have an excellent experience.

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