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How to Store Wine Properly

Whether you pour a glass of vino to celebrate a special occasion or wind down after a stressful day at work, you’ll want to make sure it’s going to be tasty. That’s why it’s a good idea to know how to store wine

Maybe you have a collection of some of the finest wines from your Napa travels or a few bottles you set aside for a quiet night at your place. Whatever the case, we’re here to make sense of how to store wine at home, as our guide provides all the pro tips to help ensure your wine tastes like a dream every time. 

But before we dive into all the best ways to store wine, we need to get a few things straight. 

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What to Pack First When Moving

Are you changing apartments or moving into a new house? When faced with bringing your belongings from your old place to your new ones, you might be wondering where to start when packing to move. We understand; it can all feel overwhelming at first—so many things to pack and so little time! 

But moving doesn’t have to be mysterious. If you take our quiz below to see if your packing instincts are up to par, you can see where you need to improve.

Keep in mind that there’s always room for improvement when it comes to packing. That’s why we’ve created this in-depth guide to help you figure out where to start when packing to move. We cover what to pack first and what to pack last when moving, so all your ducks are in a row come moving day.

Follow along to discover our recommendations on what order to pack your house.

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How to Store Hats Correctly

Hats are often an underappreciated accessory. After all, they serve many purposes, from keeping your head warm on a chilly winter morning to adding the finishing touch to your fabulous attire. Maybe you have a lucky cap you wear when your favorite baseball team goes up to bat, or a special sun hat that shades you poolside on vacation. 

If you’re anything like us, you’ve likely accumulated quite the hat collection over the years, so you’re probably looking into some hat storage. Fortunately, we’re here with all the best advice on the best ways to store hats

Follow our guide below to find the perfect place to hang your hats! 

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How to Store Jewelry Properly

Jewelry is a very important accessory. It can give your outfit a pop of color, dress up an otherwise casual outfit, or add that finishing touch to your ensemble. 

But jewelry can also hold a lot of meaning. Maybe you have your grandmother’s special locket that reminds you of her, a bracelet you bought yourself on your first trip to Rome, or a beautiful ring your partner gifted you on your wedding anniversary. 

Your jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive to hold sentimental value. Whether it’s a string of plastic beads or a single flashy diamond, it’s essential that you find a proper way of storing it to help keep it in prime condition. This, of course, begs the question, What is the best way to store jewelry

We’re glad you asked! Our guide on how to store jewelry covers all the ins and outs of finding the perfect home for your necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and more. 

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What Size Moving Truck Do I Need?

If you’re planning a big move, your head is probably spinning with all the decisions you need to make. Where is the nearest storage facility, for instance? And how many cardboard boxes will you need? 

Well, we hate to break it to you, but there is one more thing you need to sort out before moving day, and that’s what size moving truck you’ll get. 

But wait! Don’t pull your hair out—we’re here to help. In our guide below, we’ll lay out our best advice to help make choosing your moving truck size a breeze. Follow along to figure out what size moving truck you’ll need. 

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A Guide on How to Donate Clothes

Whether we admit it or not, we all tend to accumulate clothing. It’s all too easy to buy another pair of dress pants, forgetting you already had a pair lodged in the back of your dresser. And once that skirt no longer fits, why not just buy a new one to replace it? Before you know it, your closet is overflowing with clothing you barely remember purchasing. 

Here at Stor-It, we talk a lot about cleaning out your bedroom closet. And for good reason—did you know decluttering your closet can do wonders for your health? It’s true: there are even studies to prove it! But besides benefiting your mental health, you may find yourself needing to organize or downsize your closet for other reasons, such as for an upcoming move or home renovation. And doing so may involve donating your clothing

Not sure how to donate used clothes? Don’t fret; we’re here to help. In our guide below, we cover all the basics of donating old clothes, including how, why, and where to do it. Follow along to find the best ways to donate your clothes

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How to Use Moving Straps

If you’ve even tweaked or thrown out your back while moving something heavy, you already understand the importance of moving straps. And even if you haven’t injured yourself like that before, take it from us: When it comes to moving, moving straps are your friend. 

Moving straps, also known as furniture lifting straps, are a strip of material that you attach to your forearms or shoulder and wrap underneath a heavy item you’re trying to lift. Because the moving straps help evenly distribute the object’s weight while stabilizing you, they can help prevent back, arm, and hand strain. Whether you’re moving your exercise equipment to another room or storing your desk in a storage unit, moving straps are essential. 

They’re also easy to use—but to ensure you’re using them properly, we’ve listed nine helpful tips on how to use moving straps. Follow this guide and your muscles (and back!) will thank you later! 

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How To Keep Mice Out of a Storage Unit

Getting ready to store things can feel a bit overwhelming at times. After all, there are a lot of moving parts involved with packing up your belongings, getting them to your unit, and then organizing them in your space. Clearly, you already have a lot on your mind, and the last thing you want to think about is a potential mouse infestation in your storage unit—no, thank you!

The good news is you won’t have to give those critters a second thought if you follow these simple tips. You see, a big part of keeping mice out of your storage unit comes down to discouraging them from showing up in the first place.

To help you avoid any rodent-centric drama, we’ve outlined a convenient guide on how to keep mice out of your storage unit. Check out these tips to create a mouse-free space. 

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How to Store Old Photos

We tend to acquire a lot of things over the course of our lives, one of which is old photographs. Maybe you inherited a whole collection from your great-grandfather after he passed away, or perhaps you’ve picked up photos here and there from relatives. 

Of course, your old photographs are beautiful mementos meant to be treasured. But that involves properly storing and preserving them. After all, old photographs tend to deteriorate if you don’t give them the TLC they deserve. 

Because photograph care isn’t exactly considered common knowledge, we’ve done the hard work for you, digging up all the proper techniques for keeping old photos in good condition. Follow our tips below for the best advice on how to store your photos! 

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Natural Mothball Alternatives for Storage

If you’ve ever dug your favorite cashmere sweater out from the back of your closet only to find it ridden with holes, then you probably already have a vendetta against moths. 

Unfortunately, it’s an all too common problem as your clothing provides a delicious feast for moths and their larvae. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a preventable issue. 

While many of us have long turned to toxic mothballs as the end-all-be-all solution, there are only ways to deter these insects from dining on your clothes. In fact, there are various natural repellents that are quickly becoming the more popular—and safer—solution. 

In our guide below, we’ll provide you with the best tips on how to get rid of moths without using mothballs

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