How to Prepare and Protect Your Storage Unit for Hot Weather

Maybe you live in a climate known for year-round warm weather, or perhaps the forecast is predicting unusually high temperatures for the summer. But even if you’re currently sitting through a blizzard and warm weather is the last thing on your mind, you should always consider warm temperatures when it comes to storing your items. After all, extreme temperatures won’t do any favors for your belongings!

Because taking precautions is the best way to keep your belongings in tip-top shape, we’ve created this handy guide about how to protect items in storage units. We give you the scoop on everything, from what to avoid storing to when to consider climate-controlled self-storage options.

Follow our tips so you’re prepared when the mercury starts to rise!

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Moving Tips for Stress-Free Moving

While packing up and relocating can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, we’re here to help make changing homes a stress-free moving and storage experience. Below, we’ll discuss our top 10 tips for stress-free moving, from how to pack efficiently for a move to what to look for in a storage unit.

Whether you are moving in summer or the dead of winter, follow our moving tips and tricks to make moving day as stress-free as possible.

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Tips on Storing TVs and Other Electronics in a Storage Unit

If you’ve ever had to pack up and store your belongings for a move or renovation, you’re probably well aware that certain pieces are more fragile than others. Sure, your couch or nightstand will probably do okay wherever you put them, but what about your TV set or stereo? That’s a whole other can of worms.

You may be wondering, can you even store electronics in storage? The short answer is yes, but there are some things you will want to keep in mind when choosing a storage unit.

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How Much Storage Space Do You Need?

“How much storage space do I need?” It’s a question we get asked a lot. Unfortunately, the answer is usually not one-size-fits-all. Many factors go into choosing the right size unit for your items, such as your budget, the kinds of items you want to store, and the way you plan to store them. Do you want to stack your boxes and take up every last inch of space, or would you prefer some extra room to move around and access your belongings?

You don’t want a storage unit that is too big or too small. As Goldilocks would say, you want the one that is “just right.” To help you navigate the world of storage unit sizes, we’ve provided a handy guide with tips below so you’ll have an easier time narrowing down your options.

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6 Easy Ways to Store Your Bikes & Cycling Gear

Having a bike opens up a world of opportunities. After all, a bike can take you as far as your feet can pedal. Maybe you commute to work on your wheels or leisurely cruise around your beach town on your bike. Better yet, perhaps you’re a weekend warrior and carve up the trails on your mountain bike each Saturday morning. Regardless of when and how you use your bike, chances are you need a place to store it and all your cycling gear.

Whether you live in a shoebox apartment or a spacious home, figuring out how to store your bikes can feel like a headache, but it doesn’t have to be! Below, we’ve listed our favorite bike storage ideas. From ceiling options to travel cases, check out these six ways to easily store your bikes and cycling gear.

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12 Essential Tips for Dealing with Moving Stress

Moving can be stressful no matter how much preparation you do beforehand. Because there are so many moving pieces, dealing with moving stress can be tricky. But have no fear! To help you learn how to make moving less stressful, we’ve provided a handy guide below.

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How to Pack Kitchen Items and Store Them for Moving

Your kitchen is the heart and soul of your home—and it wouldn’t be yours without all your essential kitchen items! If you’re moving, you’re probably taking as many of these items as possible to save money and make your new place feel like home. To do that, you’ll have to pack those items up, transport them, and maybe even store them for a while. It’s an involved process, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. In this guide, the team from Stor-It will show you how to pack kitchenware, transport it, and store it successfully for your move.

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How to Store and Organize Your Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations: they’re fun until they’re not. While great for getting into the holiday spirit, their stay in (and on) your house is temporary. Holidays don’t last year-round, and decorations must come down. From there, it’s up to you to decide where and how to store them.

Not sure where to start? We’re here to help. In this guide, the storage and organization experts here at Stor-It give tips on how to store Christmas decorations, Thanksgiving decorations, Halloween home decor, and more. Take the hassle out of the holidays with our help and book your self storage with our team today!

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10 Moving Tips for College Students

Your college years will likely involve more moving than any other era of your life. From leaving home for the first time and switching residences every school year to traveling during the summer, studying abroad, and finally packing up one last time after graduation. With a little planning and preparation, moving in and moving out during college years can be as easy as a padded senior year schedule. Follow these college moving tips from our moving experts here at Stor-It, and check out affordable college storage at our many Idaho self-storage locations.

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How to Organize a Closet: Tips & Tricks From Our Storage Experts

The closet: it’s there to make your life easier, but it’s so often a source of stress. If you’re dealing with one that’s too full, too messy, or just too difficult to organize, we’re here to help. In this guide, our storage experts here at Stor-It provide several closet organization ideas to help you make the most of your dedicated at-home storage space.

From small closet organization ideas to tips for optimizing storage elsewhere, we’re here to make your closet the best it can be.

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