Uncategorized – Jiffy Self-Storage https://www.jiffystorage.com Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.4 How To Store Antique Books https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/uncategorized/how-to-store-antique-books/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/uncategorized/how-to-store-antique-books/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:47:32 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=186234 Books are something we often collect after we read them. A good book can become part of who we are, which is why so many people are reluctant to give up the books that have meant the most to them – even if they are not first editions,or original prints, and can be easily bought
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Books are something we often collect after we read them. A good book can become part of who we are, which is why so many people are reluctant to give up the books that have meant the most to them – even if they are not first editions,or original prints, and can be easily bought at any major chain bookstore.

Storing Antique Books

When a book is an antique, however, the need to keep it in great condition increases. If you are a collector, or, perhaps, didn’t even know that you had antique books in your collection, below are some important storage tips to make sure that your books are always well protected.

Avoid slipcases

Many people swear by slipcases. These are containers that books are slid into, but they don’t end up protecting the spine. The problem with slipcases is that they can sometimes damage the book when taking it in and out because the width of the slipcase is not ideal for the width of the book. This leads some people to jam the books in, and once they are in, the pressure for the sides of the slipcase can warp the shape of the book.

Tall and thick books

Any books that are taller than 18 inches, and/or wider than 3 inches should be stored flat, not upright. You should also take care not to store any antique books in stacks of more than three books, or you risk damaging the covers.

Don’t back them tightly

If you are storing antique books on a shelf, it is imperative that you don’t pack them too tightly. You should be able to remove each of your books without having it rub against the bindings of the books on either side of it. Each book should, however, be close enough to the other books on the shelf so that they are able to support one another.

Climate controlled

If you are storing your antique books in a self storage unit, your best bet is to opt for a unit that has a climate control option. This is because storing antique books in a climate that is not sufficiently humid will dry out the paper, and if the cover or binding is leather, it will dry that out as well, potentially causing cracks and tears.

Antique books are like pieces of history, and should be treated as such. These books have some special care requirements if you want to keep them in as close to their original condition as possible.

If you are an antique book collector, reader, or have inherited some books that could be considered antiques, keep the above storage tips in mind to ensure your books remain in mint condition for years to come.

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Prepare And Plan Ahead For The Big Move https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/uncategorized/prepare-plan-ahead-big-move/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/uncategorized/prepare-plan-ahead-big-move/#respond Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:14:03 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=185848 Moving is stressful business. Packing, saying good bye, changing your address, letting everyone you know of your address change, and making sure your family is prepared can all weigh on you. Moving is definitely one of those things that’s not really possible to procrastinate and do at the last minute. You have to bite the
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Moving is stressful business. Packing, saying good bye, changing your address, letting everyone you know of your address change, and making sure your family is prepared can all weigh on you. Moving is definitely one of those things that’s not really possible to procrastinate and do at the last minute. You have to bite the bullet and start planning in advance. If you are planning a big move soon and don’t know where to start, here are some tips for preparing and planning ahead.

How To Plan Ahead For A Move

Keep a Move Diary

Keeping a notebook with all of the things you’ve already done and things that you still need to do is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. By doing this, you can keep track of exactly what you’ve already done, avoiding unnecessary stress and effort wasted on things you’ve already gotten out of the way. This is easier to do than you think and it reduces the sense of chaos around a move.

Calculate Your Costs

The costs of moving, especially for first time movers, can seem overwhelming. They can seem even more overwhelming if you haven’t created a moving budget from the very beginning and you start to get hit with unforeseen costs close to the moving date. By establishing a budget and calculating your costs, you can decide what you might need to do yourself and what you can afford to hire professionals to help you with.

Change Your Address Before You Move

This is important because the first week (maybe more) after you’ve arrive at the new place, you probably won’t have much time for administrative stuff like this. In the meantime, important documentation might be piling up at your old address that you’ve completely forgotten about.

Get Free Moving and Packing Supplies

If you’ve never moved, you may not aware that boxes are expensive. Instead of going to a specialty packing store, or to a mail delivery service, which typically carry boxes at an incredibly marked-up price, see if a local grocery, liquor store, or restaurant has any boxes that they are willing to let you have.

Hiring a Moving Company

While some people may not have it in their budget to hire a professional moving company, if you do, they remove a ton of stress. Shop around and see what kinds of quotes you get from local movers. If you live in a big city, consider calling a moving company located a little bit outside the city. The less people demanding their services, the less money they will typically charge. Also avoid moving on a Friday, as it’s the most popular moving day, and the most expensive day of the week for moving companies.

Moving is definitely a hassle, but it can be a downright nightmare if you don’t have a plan. If you are moving soon, or know someone who is moving soon, use, and/or share this information and make the moving process as organized, and as painless as possible.

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10 of the World’s Coolest Watches https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/uncategorized/10-of-the-worlds-coolest-watches/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/uncategorized/10-of-the-worlds-coolest-watches/#respond Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:05:39 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/?p=2760 The wristwatch has proven one of the most well-loved and popular bits of high-functioning fashion for generation after generation. From the cheapest of the low-end Timex to the fanciest Tag Heuer, watches are an unmistakable marker of one’s look – and, with the high-end brands that go for the price of a used car, luxury
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The wristwatch has proven one of the most well-loved and popular bits of high-functioning fashion for generation after generation. From the cheapest of the low-end Timex to the fanciest Tag Heuer, watches are an unmistakable marker of one’s look – and, with the high-end brands that go for the price of a used car, luxury lifestyle.

And who knows watches better than the Swiss? The world’s toniest watchmakers gathered in Geneva earlier this year to trot out their newest portable timekeepers. Here are the top 10 coolest watches from the show.

10 – F.P. Journe Quantieme Perpetual

A classic-looking beauty from the Swiss company F.P. Journe, which builds all the parts in its watches.

F.P. Journe Quantieme Perpetual

9 – AudemarsPiguet

AudemarsPiguet remains a family-owned, Geneva-based watchmaker that prides itself on its precision manufacturing on display in this watch.

Audemars Piguet

8 – Richard Mille RM027

Richard Mille is a well-known French businessman who also owns a Swiss watch company named after him that was formed back in 2001. This RM027 is famous for two reasons. It’s been worn by tennis star Rafael Nadal during his world-class matches. And it’s also the lightest mechanical watch on the planet (surely one reason Nadal prefers it).

Richard Mille RM027

7 – Vacheron-Constantin

A relatively small company, Vacheron-Constantin employs some 400 people around the world to make its prestigious watches. Most of them are based in its plants in Geneva and Vallée de Joux.

Vacheron Constantin

6 – De Bethune DB28

This beauty of a timepiece is by Swiss firm De Bethune, and its face looks something out of this world. The DB28 was also selected as a finalist in the Grand Prix de Geneva watch competition.

De Bethune DB28

5 – F.P. Journe Remontoir d’Egalite

Another piece from F.P. Journe, the Remontoir d’Egalite features a beautiful mother of pearl dial.

F.P. Journe Remontoir d’Egalite

4 – Cartier

Paris-based jeweller Cartier doesn’t just limit itself to fancy stones. It also makes luxury watches, such as this high-functioning eye-catcher.

Cartier

3 – A. Lange & Söhne 1 Lumen

The “lumen” in the name of this A. Lange & Söhne watch stands for luminescent. When the lights are off, the dial and hands on this piece are illuminated.

A. Lange &Söhne 1 Lumen

2 – IWC Ingenieur Automatic

This timepiece from Swiss maker IWC Schaffhausen is a beauty of a self-winding, mechanical watch.

IWC Ingenieur Automatic

1 – Cartier Mysterious Hour

This Cartier stunner takes its influence from antique stand-up clocks.

Cartier Mysterious Hour

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