Moving Tips for First-Time Homeowners

Owning a home for the first time is exciting — but without proper preparation, that excitement can quickly turn into stress. One the first hurdles you have to clear is the move itself, and that alone can defeat unprepared first-time homebuyers. How should you pack for this momentous event? How long should it take? Where do you start?

The team at Stor-It is here to help. We’ve put together a guide of moving tips and tricks that any first-time homeowner will find useful. Get reading, and get all of your moving and storage essentials here at Stor-It!

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5 Important Tips to Consider for Short-Term Storage

Not everyone needs storage for a lifetime — or even an entire year. For many, a few months is more than enough. Moving, remodeling, and seasonal houseguests are all great reasons to look into short-term storage.

Before taking the plunge with a provider near you, there are few things you should know about this type of storage. Our experts here at Stor-It have put together a quick guide with five tips to consider when investing in short-term storage. Read on to learn more!

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Tips for Moving With Pets and Small Children [Infographic]

One of the most common (and exciting) reasons to move homes is to accommodate an expanding family. We’re sure you’re going to love your new space, but we know the prospect of wrangling a gaggle of children and animals during the move can seem daunting. Luckily, we have some tips and tricks that can make this milestone less of a headache – and even a little bit fun!

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How to Pack Glassware and Dishes When Moving

It’s a well-known fact that moving house is no walk in the park. Often considered one of the most stressful common life experiences, relocating everything you own can be at best a pain, and at worst downright exasperating.

One of the trickiest categories of objects to move is glassware and dishes, the frustratingly fragile backbone of your kitchen, and an essential element to any dining set-up. From beautiful champagne coupes to ornate serving bowls, heirloom teacups to artisanal vases — this is a collection that you don’t want to see harmed in transit.

In this article we’ll go over some simple guidelines for packing glass and ceramics. While moving is unlikely to ever be a complete cinch, these tips will make packing delicate items significantly less anxiety-inducing, allowing you to enjoy the first meal in your new home on pristine, unbroken tableware.

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5 Useful Tips for Long-Term Storage

When it comes to storage, some of us are in it for the long haul. Months, or even years, may pass before some of the stuff you store sees the outside world again.

If this is the timetable you’re working with, you want to come prepared. After all, long-term storage is a big-time investment (literally). To help you do it right, our team here at Stor-It has put together this comprehensive guide. Learn how to store with success below, and store your stuff at one of our Idaho self-storage facilities today!

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5 Self-Storage Tips for New Parents

If you have a baby on the way, you need to get your house ready for much more than the baby. With a brand-new human being in your abode, expect a huge influx of stuff. Baby clothes, baby toys, baby furniture — you name it, your newborn probably needs it. What’s more, you’ll also have to find new spots for some of your old stuff. (After all, many items are dangerous for infants, toddlers, and small children.) With new stuff coming in and old stuff moving elsewhere, you’re going to have to strategize about storage. Here to help, our team at Stor-It has put together this guide on expert self-storage tips for new parents.

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How to Maximize Your Storage Unit Space

Your storage unit is your solution to more space—so you should be using it efficiently. The more you can fit into your storage unit, the more space you’ll have in your home or business. So, how do you maximize your storage unit space and optimize your storage room organization? You can’t just cram everything inside and close the door. You need to be able to move around, and you need to have the right items in the right places. Here to help you learn how to organize a storage unit, our experts at Stor-It have put together this short guide. Find your storage space solutions and reserve your storage unit with our team today!

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7 Ways to Make Moving and Self-Storage Fun

When you think of fun, what comes to mind? Moving? Self-storage? We didn’t think so. If you’re like most, these activities fall squarely into the “chore” category. In this guide, we’re here to challenge that perspective. While not exactly first-ballot picks for the definition of “fun,” moving and self-storage can be much easier and more enjoyable than you think. With some wisdom from our moving and storage experts, you’ll find out about seven ways to make moving and self-storage fun.

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15 Commonly-Asked Self-Storage Questions (and Answers)

Self-storage is a great solution for anyone looking to free up space. However, even the best solutions have questions surrounding them — especially for newcomers. If you’re considering self-storage and you have a few questions about what it is, how it works, and more, we have your answers. Here are 15 of the most commonly asked self-storage questions, with answers from our experts here at Stor-It.

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