Three Apartment Hunting Tips to Help Find Your New Home

While there are plenty of homeowners out there who are looking to move from time to time, there are probably many more apartment hunters who need help as well. There are any one of a number of reasons why someone would need a new apartment, including a new addition to the family, a new job, looking for a new neighborhood, wanting to downsize and more. Just like with house hunting, apartment hunting can end up being a real hassle and even a confusing process , but it doesn’t have to be, and with these tips your apartment hunting process should go very smoothly. Know Exactly Where You Want … [More]

Debunking the Biggest Self Storage Myths


  If you’ve never been a tenant at a self storage facility, it can be tempting to believe some of the myths that circulate about self storage. As with many things, it’s better to find out for yourself than believe the chatter. So, get ready! I’m going to debunk some self storage myths for you.   Storage myth #1: It’s lazy to store things, so you should just go through those boxes and get rid of stuff instead. The reality: Storage units are put to work! Hardworking landscapers, artisans, eBay merchants and collectors are just a few groups of people who rely on storage units for their businesses. … [More]

Organize for a New Baby


Having a new baby is pretty much the biggest change any family can experience. There is so much to do and get ready for by the time the baby comes that it can be very overwhelming. And while it can be a fun and scary time, there are a couple of things you can do in order to make the entire process and transition much smoother. After all, once the baby arrives you are going to want to focus on them! Get Organized One of the very best things you can do is organize for a new baby. If you haven’t noticed already, you will soon notice that … [More]

How to Design Your Laundry Room


Setting up your laundry room right can be the key to making an onerous chore into a (somewhat-) pleasant task. It’s essential to keep things organized, and that’s easiest to do when you have a strategic set-up. Building in your laundering infrastructure is the best to use your space efficiently. Keep containers, cabinets, and counter-tops all within arm’s reach. Some ideas on this front include an open-basket cabinet, a slide-out or fold-down ironing board, cabinets with flip-up doors, and cabinets designed to fit atop the washer and dryer. These can be custom-made for a price or bought as pieces to install or set up yourself. Adding a counter-top above … [More]

Why We Love Drive-up Storage

A drive-up storage unit at Extra Space Storage

  You may have heard the old real estate mantra “location, location, location,” but when it comes to storage spaces there’s another characteristic that’s very important too:  Accessibility! Drive-up units are ideal for many reasons, but perhaps the biggest factor in their popularity is easy access. Keep reading to learn more, and perhaps figure out if you’d love a drive-up storage unit too.     Exterior Entry Means Quick Access When you have a drive-up storage unit, you can pull your automobile directly up to your storage unit for quicker, easier unloading or loading. For businesses, this quick access translates into more time to devote to making a … [More]

Five Tips to Make Your Home More Eco Friendly


Being eco friendly in your home means a lot more than just being good to the environment, it also means saving money. Have some smart plans in place in your home to be more energy efficient can end up saving you hundreds of dollars each year. To get started, it’s pretty easy, let’s take a look at some easy ways to make your home more eco friendly. Fireplace Everyone loves a good fireplace in the home. And if you have a wood burning stove, it’s a fantastic way to heat your home without having to pay to turn up that expensive oil, gas or electric heat. An even … [More]

How To Hold All That Love? DIY Valentine’s Boxes for Kids


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you have kids, get ready for flurries of sparkles and pink-and-red construction paper. Chances are your little whipper-snappers will need card boxes to take to school or parties. Why not have them make their own? Here are some imaginative DIY Valentine’s box ideas to get the creative juices flowing. “You’ve got mail” box. It’s like a real mailbox, only small and made of cardboard. Paper-plate heart pocket. An easy little cardholder made of the simplest materials. Monster Valentine’s box. A lot of personality and a big mouth ready to gobble cards. Cereal box cardholder. Neat, pretty, and easy to make. Cardboard … [More]

15 Totally Ingenious Uses for Everyday Things

All over your home lie scads of useful and under-appreciated items. Many things you assume have only one purpose are actually perfect for other tasks. Here are 15 ideas to give your junk drawer a whole new life. Use a staple remover to add keys to your key ring.  Use a rubber band to scrape the excess paint off your brush.  Use a dustpan to fill large containers with water. Use a hanging shoe rack to organize your cleaning supplies. Use a pool noodle to keep your kid from falling out of bed. Use a toilet paper roll as a cuff to keep wrapping paper straight. Use a … [More]