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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....

I recently bought a house from a widower who had remarried. His new wife didn’t want stuff from the house that he’d shared with his first wife in their new home, so he gave me first dibs on many valuable things — among them a 9-by-12 beige wool rug with a pretty pattern of flowers, leaves and vines. After unsuccessfully trying to pawn the rug off...

Storage in a non-climate-controlled room can damage many types of things. Wine can turn to vinegar in low humidity. Photos can yellow and curl. Grandma’s antique credenza can suddenly look a lot more like a flea-market steal. Trust me, grandma will not be amused by the crack in the credenza. Musical instruments can also be easily damaged by extreme heat and cold,...

Using vertical space can be the key to solving your storage woes. Use your space efficiently by hanging things wherever possible. Here are some airborne ideas for every room. Living room: Books and media can be stored in wall-mounted racks and shelves. Magazine racks also look nice on the wall. Some of them, like those with wide baskets, can be used to keep all...

You certainly can store your belongings and forget about them until you need them, but to be fully protected, storage insurance is a must. Any self-storage facility is vulnerable to storms, fire, water, or vandalism. And it’s up to you to make sure you’re covered if damage or loss occurs. Self-storage properties don’t maintain insurance to cover your stored...

Don’t let melting happen to your stuff. Extreme heat or cold can cause cracking, tearing, warping, and discoloration. If you answer yes to any of the following, consider climate control options. Some examples of things you’ll want to consider storing in climate control, even for a short amount of time: Electronics (i.e. computers, audio equipment) Family heirlooms...

Should you go with the 5′ x 5′ unit or the 5′ x 10′? If you’re in the throes of renting a storage unit, you know that this choice isn’t as easy as it appears. You want to choose a unit that fits your needs – no more or less – but it’s hard to differentiate the size difference just by numbers on a page. Here’s a new look at the...

Posted on Apr 28 2014 - 2:00am by Brent Hardy
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  The RV lifestyle is thriving! Bloomberg Businessweek reported that RV manufacturers shipped 19 percent more RVs in the spring of 2013 compared to 2012. If you’re one of these new RV owners, you’re probably looking for tips on RV storage. After all, when you’re busy with life’s other duties, it’s good to know you have a secure spot to park your motorhome.   Secure...

The basics of moving don’t seem complicated: boxes, wrapping material, tape. But you might want to think a little more deeply if you really want your stuff to stay safe and clean, especially if you are moving your things into storage for an extended period. Here are some tips to make your packing the best it can be.   1. Use sturdy, undamaged boxes. When moving...

  You know that rotating your tires is a good practice, but do you also know that now could be the perfect time to rotate your storage unit? Just to be clear, rotating your storage unit doesn’t involve moving your stored belongings to a different storage unit. Instead, when you rotate your storage unit, you’re moving items around inside the storage unit.   Unlike...