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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...

Framed art and mirrors present a packing challenge. The pieces can be large and unwieldy, are often expensive, and are usually fragile. What are the best packing techniques to make sure your art arrives at its destination in good shape? 1. Prepare the item There are a couple things you can do to help the glass in your frame stay in one piece. First, use masking tape...

If you’re moving during the summer heat, you’ll want to make sure to stay cool and comfortable during the process. Follow these tips to prevent overheating as you’re transporting stuff in and out of storage. 1. Dress accordingly. Put on comfortable, loose, light-colored clothing when you’re doing a lot of activity during your move. 2. Take rest breaks. You...

Whether you’re downsizing an empty nest or just want fewer rooms to clean, moving from your large home to a smaller space can be an emotional process. It’s not just the reduced square feet that you have to contend with – it’s the decreased room for storage. And that often means getting rid of a lot of your belongings. If you’re in the process of downsizing...

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,...

Summertime means fun in the sun, barbeques, and boat trips on the water. But before you take your family and friends out to sea (or on the lake), follow these steps to make sure your boat is ready for the water once it comes out of storage. 1. Clean the boat. Use gentle cleaning products to clean the windows and foot traffic areas of the boat. Also, make sure that...

  Let freedom (from clutter) ring! In honor of July 4th, we’re celebrating our storage independence with a few lessons from America’s founding fathers (turns out, they were pretty smart guys).     Benjamin Franklin “He that can have patience can have what he will.” Don’t get overwhelmed by the enormity of the task at hand. Tackle clutter...