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Shouldn’t wedding gifts last “til death do us part?” These presents arose from the tradition of the father of the bride giving a dowry in the form of jewelry or land. And while diamonds (and land) are forever, they’re probably out of your budget. So what do you get a couple that will last them a lifetime, through storage and home use and back to storage? Here...

  If your family has left you with a bunch of priceless antiques, you might not necessarily have space for all of them. To clear your home of clutter, while still hanging onto those family heirlooms, consider renting a storage unit. But, of course, make sure that you take the necessary steps to avoid damage and keep these treasures safe. Here are our tips for...

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to say hello to fall — and your fall wardrobe. That means making space for your light jackets, comfy sweaters, and all the new trends this season. Here are our tips for how to make room in your closet for fall fashion. Empty your closet. Tackle your closet head-on. Take everything out, placing all items on a table or bed....

We teamed up with El Monte RV, to bring you our top 13 RV storage tips. With more than 40 locations throughout the US, El Monte RV rents and sells thousands of RVs each year – making them the perfect partner for this video. Check out our video, or if reading’s more your thing, find the 13 RV storage tips below. Tip #1: Scrub the interior and vacuum the...

Over the years, my parents have moved around quite a bit. Each time they’ve relocated, they’ve found themselves in need of a storage unit. I used one during my transition between graduating from college and moving into my first “adult” apartment. My husband and I needed one last year while we renovated our first home. Although the reasons for...

Artwork can have sentimental and monetary value, so it deserves the best care possible. When you’re placing paintings in your storage unit, follow these preservation steps: How to cover it: Remove dust from your artwork with an artist’s brush. Lean the canvas upright and forward, then lightly brush the dust off in one direction. Repeat the brushstrokes in the...

Moving takes quite a bit of time and effort — and you know how the saying goes: “Many hands make light work.” Plus, moving is a lot more fun when there’s conversation and laughter involved. But asking friends and family to lend a hand can be tricky. Here are a few tips for how to ask someone to help you move. 1. Send them a sweet (but specific) message. Prepare...

Don’t panic. Thousands (or millions?) have survived after making the decision to move back home as adults. First, realize it’s better to move back in with your parents than live in a box, usually. Second, keep your end goal in mind. Whether you’re trying to make it through grad school, saving for a mortgage, or just generally unemployed, living at home temporarily...

Maximize the success of your yard sale by teaming up with your neighbors. Not only are community sales more fun, but you’ll likely do more business and have less work to do. Advantages of Organizing a Community Yard or Garage Sale 1. Increased promotional budget The cost of printing up and distributing flyers and signs, plus online and newspaper ads, can be...

It is so important to plan and be prepared for a move, especially when coordinating what will go to storage and what will be taken along during your move. Storage is a great solution to use during your move to help you stage a home, move more economically in phases, or to help in the case of people in your old home going to separate new homes. While you are in the...