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The Right Storage Solutions Can Make All the Difference

No matter what size house or apartment you live in, it seems like storage is always an issue. You can buy or make storage, but either way you need to get it into your space, so you can start organizing. While you're going through everything you own, consider what you really need and what you can get rid of. Then, everything you're keeping should be neat and organized.

It can take some time, and you'll need the right storage solutions, but it's well worth the effort. Being organized can feel like a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. Of course, it's not all about where things are. It's also about how things look. There are so many storage solutions available today, that you're sure to find (or make) something that really fits your style. That will help give you a house or apartment you'll love to come home to.

When you're looking for solutions for your storage problems, make sure you carefully consider where you want the storage containers to go, and how much they need to hold. Make notes and take measurements, so you don't buy or create storage that really isn't going to be efficient. With a little careful planning, you'll have everything stored away, easy to find, and looking great before you know it.

It’s certainly easier to get out of bed on a Monday morning when you’re going to work at a place that you like, a place where you feel valued and respected. And it’s even nicer when your workplace is called out as a top place to work! Extra Space Storage was recently featured in “The Wasatch Front Top Workplaces,” published by The Salt Lake Tribune. This...

                    You love your child. Even the silliest of their hand-drawn pictures is beautiful. But there’s just so much of it – and your kid brings home new pieces each day! No parent can keep it all. Here are some tips for decluttering your home without getting rid of all of your children’s artwork: Hang...

                  It’s that time of year; we’re digging out our Christmas lights and getting ready to do some decorating for the holidays. I can’t believe it; I just heard Christmas music on the radio today. That’s always a sign. If you’re like most people, when you go digging for your holiday...

                    The in-laws are coming! Depending on your relationship with them, this may or may not be a good thing. Make it through the transition in one piece with these tips. Take a deep breath and relax. A study done by psychologist Terri Apter showed that more than 60% of married women said they experienced...

Planning to make the big move to Seattle? Get to know the city before heading out to the Pacific Northwest with our guide below. Here are some tips for moving to Seattle. Prepare for rainy weather. Seattle is known for its rainy weather, but not in the way you might think. Even though rain is frequent in the city (it rains at least 50% of the time), drizzle is more...

We all have those items we use only on occasion. Fine china for special occasions, specific medical, legal and financial documents, etc. Whatever the item and frequency of its use, the question is, what do you do with those items the rest of the time? Of course, a storage unit is always an option (and one we recommend J ) but I’m talking about things you need to...

                    Are you in the process of moving in with your significant other? It’s not just a big step for your relationship but also for your stuff. A lot of factors need to be taken into account before, during, and after the move. Find out what to prepare for below. Make sure this is the right move. Moving...

Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things that make our blood run cold. When using self-storage, there are plenty of possible pitfalls — and these frightful disasters will likely give you the chills. Luckily, we have some tips for how to prevent common self-storage mistakes. Here is our list of top scary storage nightmares, along with simple ways to avoid...

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,...

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...