The Dos and Don’ts of Self Storage

Are you a first-time self-storage renter? A long-time self-storage tenant? Maybe you’re just a self-storage researcher looking to take the first step towards organizing your life and freeing up your space. If you fall into any of these categories, this guide can help you get the most out of your current or upcoming storage arrangement. Below, our storage experts cover the top do’s and don’ts of self-storage. Continue reading “The Dos and Don’ts of Self Storage”

Preparing Your Storage Unit for Cold Weather

Winter is right around the corner. Soon, it will be time to pack up your beach gear, your ATV, and your patio furniture and instead pull out your seasonal holiday decorations from your storage unit. This changing of the guard presents an excellent opportunity to prepare your storage unit for the colder weather ahead. As you might have guessed, different seasons require different storage preparation protocol. Summer is all about tackling heat and humidity. Winter? The freezing cold and water are your biggest enemies. In this guide, our storage experts here at Stor-It cover essential preparation steps to take when preparing your unit for cold weather. Keep your items in great condition with this guide, and enjoy the holidays to their fullest!

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Making the Most of a Tiny Space

Tiny homes are quickly becoming all the rage around the world, and for good reason. With tiny houses, you can save on housing and spend more on acreage. You can build your abode in the backyard of a friend or family member. You can even live in communities of like-minded tiny-house owners. Even for those who haven’t bought into the tiny house craze, downsizing is still an attractive practice with many of the same perks. While daunting at first, downsizing to a smaller space can help you save money, benefit the environment, and live happier. The biggest step is getting started.

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Essential Tips for Dealing with Moving Stress

Up there with the other big life shake-ups like changing jobs, losing loved ones, and dealing with illness, moving is one of the top stressors that life has to offer. Usually, the bigger the move, the bigger the stress. Thankfully, the end result of a move is typically a net positive for you and your family — it’s just getting there that’s the tough part. In this guide, our experts at Stor-It are here to make “getting there” as streamlined and stress-free as possible. Below, we discuss what is moving stress and how to mitigate it with 16 simple tips. Start your move off on the right foot, and end it the same way. Move stress-free with help from our experts, and store your excess stuff with us! Continue reading “Essential Tips for Dealing with Moving Stress”

How to Properly Pack Your Storage Unit

Just as important as choosing the right storage unit is knowing how to properly pack that unit. Proper packing will not only give you more space for your buck, but also make accessing your items much easier. Follow these 7 steps from storage experts at Stor-It to pack your storage unit like a pro.

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Preparing Your Home for a New Addition

Is your family growing? Congratulations! Now you must prepare. Whether you are about to welcome a new baby into your home or you just got a brand-new puppy, you are going to need to do some safety-proofing for your home to keep your new addition safe and you (and your spouse) sane. Wondering where to start? This is the guide for you. Below, our moving and storage experts at Stor-It give you a crash course on home preparation for your new baby or pet. Take our tips to heart to ensure that your bundle of joy comes without a side of stress, and for all the changes to your space, consider reserving your self-storage with us today!

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Your Three-Stage Guide to Hosting a Successful Garage Sale

Got a lot of stuff going unused and cluttering up your house? Do something about it and earn some quick cash in the process by hosting a garage sale (or “yard sale,” depending on where you want to set up shop). Not sure where to start? Or how to succeed? This is the guide for you. Here, our packing and moving experts at Stor-It provide you with tips, tricks, and general guidance on each of three stages of the garage sale: before the sale, during the sale, and after the sale. Your path to less clutter and more cash starts here.

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Your Guide to Packing Supplies

Got a big packing project up? Maybe you haven’t moved in years and you’re looking for a refresher course on how to pack properly.  Maybe you don’t want to pack at all. Perhaps you’re hoping that at this point in the 21st century someone has invented a newfangled packing solution that takes all the headache out of the moving process. Sadly, packing for a big move is still quite the ordeal. Thankfully, our moving and packing experts at Stor-It Self Storage are here with professional advice to make packing as easy as possible. Great packing starts with great packing supplies, and in this guide we’ll show you the best of the best.

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10 Tips for the First-Time Homebuyer

Buying a home for the first time is a big deal. But be warned: with inexperience and improper planning, it can quickly become a bad deal. To ensure you make the best choices and the right moves, it’s important to do your homework. Think of this as your study guide. In this post, our moving experts here at Stor-It provide a number of professional tips for the two most important stages of the home buying process: buying your home and preparing to move. With these 10 tips, you’ll learn how to make an informed home buying decision and ensure that your ensuing move goes off without a hitch. From hiring a realtor to investing in self-storage, make all the right moves when first-time home buying with this guide from our trusted experts at Stor-It.

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How to Store Collectibles

If you’re like most collectors, your collection is a part of you. It’s the embodiment of years of hunting, haggling, and heartache. It may be worth thousands of dollars or mere pennies, but for you, it’s priceless. If you’re going to be moving your collection into storage, you want to be sure that all of your collectibles are stored properly so they stay in pristine condition — even if you may not be seeing them for months or years. In this guide, our storage experts here at Stor-It will help you get started. We’ve compiled a list of general tips for collectible storage and item-specific guides for common collectibles, including antiques, vintage clothing, comic books, and more. Read to learn how to store collectibles the right way, and reserve your storage unit with our team today!

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