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Climate Controlled Storage Helps You Avoid Seasonal Harm

Seasons help us mark the passage of time. They also remind us of jobs to complete! Each season comes with its joys and challenges, and we’re here to help you celebrate and conquer.

Some months bring with them special tasks, and we can’t avoid them if we want to protect our homes and belongings, and live organized lives. When you’re prepared for each season you’ll be less likely to find yourself, for example, with ruined patio furniture in the winter or a cluttered closet full of chunky sweaters in the summer.

In our Seasonal category, we celebrate change! And we help you stay on top of the tasks demanded by changing seasons. Some topics we cover include knowing which items to rotate out of storage, determining whether you need climate controlled storage, preparing your home for different seasons, prepping your boat or RV for storage, improving yard sale turnout and cleaning your storage unit. We also write about lighter topics, like how to get the most out of your summer or how to decorate for fall.

Change is constant, but seasonal change is predictable. We’re ready to help you check off those predictable tasks and enjoy the more memorable ones!

Before you know it, winter will be over and spring will be underway. Not only does that mean warmer temperatures, it also means spring cleaning. The annual cleaning frenzy doesn’t have to be a drag. If properly prepared, you can make it through your spring cleaning in no time. Here are four tips to help you prepare for the mess you’ll clean up. Make a plan. Don’t...

                    The holiday season is a time for giving. And it’s a time for giving back. Declutter your home for a good cause this year by donating old items to charity. Here are seven things in your closet that you should consider giving away. Winter coats If you have winter coats in your closet that you’ve...

Worried about staying warm and under-budget during those dark, cold months of the year? Here are ten inexpensive tips for making you and your domicile nice and cozy this winter. ...

Dare to transform yourself into a DIY elf, and you’ll see some smiles when gifts are opened! It’s barely autumn, true. Yet, this is the perfect time to get started on making your own holiday gifts. Just follow the links for tutorials. Creative DIY Gifts for Adults 1. Herb Garden Coffee Table: They’ll never see it coming, but those with sunrooms and a bit of...

Whether your kids spent hours gathering up their loot or you weren’t able to unload your arsenal to trick-or-treaters, chances are you have more candy than you know what to do with post-Halloween Day. You can only eat so much candy at once, so what should you do with the rest? Here are some tips to help store your treats and keep them fresh. Store in an Airtight...

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...

Alternative Titles: 7 Spooktacular DIY Halloween Costumes Go green this Halloween and leave those cheaply made, cookie-cutter costumes at the store. Using a few simple items from your house, you can make your kids some fun and exciting costumes that they will love on Halloween and beyond. You will not only save money, you’ll also encourage creativity and teach your...

Rust, corrosion, and inactivity can take a big toll on a motorcycle. If you’re storing your ride for the winter, make sure you take some action before you put it away or you may be in for some nasty surprises come spring. Basem Wasef at About.com offers a very thorough description of the best way to store your motorcycle. But if you just want the basics, go with...

With summer behind us, it’s time to winterize and store all of your mild-weather toys – and that includes your Jet Ski or Waverunner. It’s a sad fact, but you just can’t use your personal watercraft (a.k.a. PWC) all year. With a price tag of $10,000 to $15,000, the fun of a PWC doesn’t come cheap. Make sure you get the most out of your investment by...

Fall is just around the corner – and if those chilly winds and plummeting temps tell us anything it’s that winter is not far behind. Before the deep freeze sets in, take some time to pack away some of your summer items to clear up more space for living. Tell us: Which of these items are you planning on storing this fall? Keep a tab in your head as you run down...