8 Jan 2016

Clever Storage Ideas For Your Christmas Decorations

Decorating for the holidays is fun. The rush of nostalgia and memories attached to each individual ornament, wreath, garland and advent calendar makes putting everything up a real joy. Taking it all down is another matter. The problem with Christmas decorations is that accumulating them seems to be a lifelong project, which means every year there is more stuff and therefore less space than the previous winter. If you’re having trouble deciding what to do with all those Santas and strings of lights at the end of the yuletide season, here are five clever storage ideas that can help you. Archival boxes for your antiques. Many people have Christmas decorations that are family heirlooms and have been passed down, sometimes through several generations. These should be stored separately and given some extra TLC so they can continue to be passed down. The dividers in archival storage boxes are acid free, compartmentalized and offer fade protection from ultraviolet light. Christmas light…

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29 Dec 2015

Your self-storage unit is only as useful as your ability to utilize the available space. You need to be able to efficiently arrange and store all of your personal belongings while still ensuring that things are stored safely and are easily accessible. Here are 5 tips to consider when packing your storage space. Arrange the items around a path. For the sake of accessibility, you will not be able to fill a storage unit to 100% capacity. You will need a walkway through the middle of the unit. Even if this means having to place items all the way at the back of a unit, reserving some of the space for a pathway will make your life that much easier…

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23 Sep 2015

Maybe you’re leaving to travel for a year. Maybe you’re downsizing apartments. Maybe you just have too much clutter and don’t want to give any of it up just yet. Whatever the reason, having the option for self-storage is always helpful. What types of items are found most often in self-storage units? Here are the top four, along with tips on how to store them! Electronics Though you may not be using them right now, electronics are often valuable and worth holding onto for the future. Electronics can be difficult to store, as they are very sensitive to moisture and water damage, and to climate. Electronics should always be stored in a dry, climate-controlled environment. Cords and other miscellaneous pieces…

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21 Sep 2015

Retiring is a big step in life, and the next period can sometimes be difficult to adjust to. Many seniors find self-storage helpful after retirement for several reasons. De-Clutter Many seniors find themselves with a lifetime of things, and after retirement they finally have the time to take stock and de-clutter. It’s not as easy as just disposing of unwanted or unneeded items. Certain things such as toys and clothing from when their children and grandchildren were young, carry sentimental value, or can function as hand me downs later down the road. Sentimental and family value is important to consider. Photo albums, books, framed pictures, journals, and documents, will all have important meaning to future generations, and should not be…

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