In order to cut costs, self storage companies will often look to purchase existing facilities or structures rather than build new ones. Besides being cheaper, it’s also generally quicker to get a renovated facility open to the public. That is pretty much what one firm, Natural Ventures, was looking to do when it purchased an old self storage facility in Omaha,...

When people have to move, they immediately think of the obvious materials they’ll need: boxes, packing tape, scissors, and bubble wrap. But if you don’t plan entirely, you’ll find yourself rushing out for last minute materials in the middle of your move. Here are five things we recommend you don’t forget to purchase beforehand. Edge Protectors Pictures and...

If you are switching personal technology such as an android phone, tablet or, as many are doing this month, upgrading to the new I-phone 6, there are plenty of apps out there to help you through the transition. At the touch of a button you can store data, save games in progress, delete unused programs, sync email accounts and move tons of movies and music. Wouldn’t...

It’s no secret that we Americans love our celebrities. And, in honor of that fact, we’re going to play a little association game. What do Canton, OH, Springfield, MA and Cleveland, OH have in common? Can’t guess? All homes to Halls of Fame. Well, it’s time to move over NFL, NBA and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. There’s a new Hall in town and it ain’t...

Kids love novelty, but there are only so many new toys a family’s budget can afford. And why buy plastic junk when you can make your own amusement? Not only do the kiddos get new things to play with, they also learn some useful skills in the process and emerge with a satisfying sense of accomplishment. Here are some of the best DIY kids’ projects the Web has...

There’s really no denying that it can be a joy to share your home with a dog or cat, but pet owners often struggle with how to organize all the stuff that comes with their furry friends. Leashes, food bowls, toys, brushes, nail clippers, poop bags, shampoo and medications – oh, my! But don’t worry. It’s possible to store pet stuff in a tidy, aesthetically...

                      One of the most unique furniture items you’ll need to handle is your bed. The frame plus the mattress creates a unique set of challenges for your move. Remember these key steps to make sure your bed remains clean and intact. 1. Completely strip away all sheets and mattress covers, and...

Fall is my favorite season, and it isn’t just because of the free-flowing pumpkin ale and return of Monday Night Football. Even better is the invigorating nip in the air, the glorious autumnal colors, and the fun that can be had in a well-appointed yard. While the hamburgers, watermelon, and water fights of summer have their place, I believe that outdoor living...

Finding the right box for moving and storage can be overwhelming. Should you use cardboard or plastic boxes? If your items will be on display in your home for part of the year, shouldn’t the storage box be decorative? Consider these options to determine which is the best material for your moving and storage needs. Cardboard When people think of moving and storage,...

In honor of National Animal Day, we bring you nooks for your pets! Do you love sharing your home with your pet so much you would customize pet nooks for sleeping or eating? You might be surprised how many people do it! And, if you’re craving some extra storage space at home, or just wanting to get those pet beds or food dishes out of the way, you’re going...