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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