Take the guesswork out of getting prepared for your move by figuring out how many boxes you’ll need ahead of time. Real estate site Zillow offers a handy moving box estimator, which allows you to input the number of rooms and square footage in your house to come up with hard numbers for how many boxes to stock up on. We’ve done some of the leg-work for you by...

Maximize the success of your yard sale by teaming up with your neighbors. Not only are community sales more fun, but you’ll likely do more business and have less work to do. Advantages of Organizing a Community Yard or Garage Sale 1. Increased promotional budget The cost of printing up and distributing flyers and signs, plus online and newspaper ads, can be...

It is so important to plan and be prepared for a move, especially when coordinating what will go to storage and what will be taken along during your move. Storage is a great solution to use during your move to help you stage a home, move more economically in phases, or to help in the case of people in your old home going to separate new homes. While you are in the...

When you move, life can be full of surprises. There’s what kind of spider living in your new bathroom? And annoyances. Why did the previous owners put elephant wallpaper in the otherwise perfect living room? However, there’s something simple you can do to make settling in more pleasant. A moving tip so important, it could save you from all sorts of stress and...

Framed art and mirrors present a packing challenge. The pieces can be large and unwieldy, are often expensive, and are usually fragile. What are the best packing techniques to make sure your art arrives at its destination in good shape? 1. Prepare the item There are a couple things you can do to help the glass in your frame stay in one piece. First, use masking tape...

If you’re moving during the summer heat, you’ll want to make sure to stay cool and comfortable during the process. Follow these tips to prevent overheating as you’re transporting stuff in and out of storage. 1. Dress accordingly. Put on comfortable, loose, light-colored clothing when you’re doing a lot of activity during your move. 2. Take rest breaks. You...

Whether you’re downsizing an empty nest or just want fewer rooms to clean, moving from your large home to a smaller space can be an emotional process. It’s not just the reduced square feet that you have to contend with – it’s the decreased room for storage. And that often means getting rid of a lot of your belongings. If you’re in the process of downsizing...

One of the strangest storage units I ever saw was a 15 foot square unit that housed a single refrigerator. We were expecting to find some pretty amazing items in this fridge–gold, maybe?–but were baffled when we opened it and saw a lone, solitary pickle. A fridge and a pickle. That was it. Maybe it was the first pickle that was ever made. Maybe it was...

Posted on Jul 18 2014 - 2:59pm by David Decker
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Does someone you live with treasure their high school trophies? Throwing them away is out of the question (at least according to them), but if you need to make room for other stuff in your home, you’ll need to reach a compromise: keep those memories safely in storage. Here’s how to wrap and store trophies. You’ll need: bubble wrap masking/duct tape scissors marker box(es) Directions: 1....

The #GreatSpace Vine contest is officially over. We thank everyone who participated in the contest and took the time to submit a video of their #GreatSpace. So many great spaces out there! Now what you’ve all been waiting for…who claimed the grand prize? Winners announced below: Grand Prize Winning Vine – $500 American Express gift card:   Second...