Gaining Free Space for the Holidays

Gaining Free Space for the HolidaysThanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are holidays when friends and family gather to celebrate. It’s a great time but a crowded house can be a problem that makes the event a little less enjoyable.

And what about the Christmas tree, presents and loads of food that take up space? The answer isn’t difficult. Free up space by using a storage unit.

Start in the living room. An end table, coffee table or other item not required during the holidays can be stored. This provides room for the decorations while freeing up more space for visitors.

Bedrooms can be used to free up space, too. Clear out unnecessary items. An uncluttered bedroom is a pleasing place for putting all coats, hats and purses in one convenient spot. Read More

Lowering Stress for the Holidays

Christmas and New Years are holidays when friends and family gather to celebrate. It’s a great time but a crowded, cluttered house can be a problem that makes the event a little less enjoyable.

Work, a busy family, crowded stores and a cluttered house are all sources of stress. And what about the Christmas tree, presents and loads of food that take up space? The answer isn’t difficult. Free up space by using a storage unit.

The Store-All Family has simple tips to help keep what you want while reducing clutter. You’ll need storage containers/boxes, a rented storage unit to put items, and a desire to make it happen. Anyone living with you should help with the project including the kids. Read More

Senior Citizen Declutter for Better Living

Senior Citizen Declutter for Better LivingDownsizing and decluttering for seniors might be due to moving but can also improve living without a move.

Seniors can take some of these steps on their own, but it’s likely a caregiver will be involved. The threat of change, being told what to do, and the thought of giving up cherished items and memories can be very difficult for a senior. A caregiver should be sensitive even when insisting upon necessary changes. Discuss the reasons and goals.

A storage unit is a big advantage because many items will simply be changing locations. This is critical to avoid having to get rid of a lot of items that could otherwise be a reason for not proceeding with a downsize.

One way to begin is do a quick check of all items in the house, make a stack for throw-away, a stack for give-away or yard sale, and one for storage. Make a list of jobs to do later like install grab bars, repair a light fixture, etc. Don’t let these jobs delay the downsize. Read More

Prepping

Store All PreppingPreppers are people who are prepared for survival during a natural or man-made disaster. They have food, clothing, water and other supplies needed for survival.

Some preppers have root cellars, basements, hidden rooms and sheds. However, a practical option for many, especially those living in towns and cities, is rental storage facilities.

We are not here to explain exactly what you’ll need in your supplies to survive a disaster. However, we can help with tips for storing these items so they will be in good shape if you and your family need them. Read More

Hunter’s Spring Cleaning & Storage

Hunter’s Spring Cleaning & StorageNeed to create space in your home, garage or carport? Getting complaints from your sweetheart about all your “huntin’ stuff” all over the place? There is a great solution. It’s off-site storage.

Not only will you make your sweetie happy, you too will enjoy the extra room. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your items are out of the elements and safely stored.

(1) Step one is to do a walk-around inventory of items you need to store. Figure how much storage you need, and maybe add a little extra for other things you you’ll find later that will store nicely with your hunting gear and equipment.

(2) Rent your storage facility. Read More

Tips & Ideas for Happier Storage

Tips & Ideas for Happier StorageStorage is what you make it. Stack too many boxes on top of each other and you have a collapse. Don’t plan how you place items and you’ll lose space. Keep piling stuff in without including an isle and you won’t be able to get to items in the back. Your storage unit is what you make it.

Make an inventory list of things you’ll store. It not only helps determine the size of the unit you’ll need but when you can’t find something, you’ll have a list of what items you have in storage. Plus, you have a list for insurance purposes.

Not all storage facilities are equal. Quality, convenience and price vary. Do your homework before making a decision. Visit them to see if you like the units and overall feel. Read More

Big Item Storage

Big Item StorageTake a look around your house, garage and outside areas. What are the biggest space-eaters you see? You are saying, “It’s where we always keep them.” Just because you keep items in a specific spot doesn’t mean it’s best for everyday living and maximizing your space.

Start in the garage. A snow blower is a great item but not in July. It, along with your emergency cold weather generator, take up a lot of room in your garage. They have to be stored but wouldn’t you have more room if they were not in the way during the off-season? Consider using a self-storage unit. Read More

Storage- The Perfect Small Business Solution

Storage- The Perfect Small Business SolutionYou work from home or have a place of business? A small business can take advantage of economical, off-site storage.

Working from home full-time or part time is a growing trend. The problem is your business can take over living and garage areas. You have to make a decision whether you keep your home and share a little space for working. Or, you let your home become a business place where you also live.

The type business determines the room you need. However, few home offices or workshops shrink in size. The business grows with more equipment, tools and supplies. They encroach upon living space. The key is to not lose your home or garage to your business. Enjoy your home and what it offers. Also, don’t kick your car out of the garage. Self-storage offers economical solutions to fit your needs and budget. Read More

Why Choose Climate Control Storage?

Climate ControlledStandard storage and climate control storage are two options you’ll want to consider. Standard is less expensive and is an excellent choice for many items. However, when heat or humidity can deteriorate an item the climate control option is the better option.

 

In general, climate controlled means that temperatures are kept in a range of temperatures, usually around 65 degrees up to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. The constant temperature range keeps the environmentally sensitive items from being exposed to extremes.

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Less Clutter, Less Stress

Less Clutter - Store AllWork, a busy family, interstate traffic and crowded stores are all sources of stress. An overlooked place of stress is a cluttered house or apartment. Clothes are stuffed too tightly in the closet, boxes are stacked at the end of the dresser, a pile of mail is on the kitchen table and the infamous garage is packed with boxes instead of vehicles. We will always have some stress but our house doesn’t have to be one of them.
The Store-All Family has simple tips to help keep what you want while reducing clutter. You’ll need storage containers/boxes, a rented storage unit to put items, and a desire to make it happen. Anyone living with you should help with the project including the kids. Read More