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Posted on Jul 21 2014 - 11:14am by David Decker
Comments Off on Downsizing? 5 Steps You Should Do First

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....

Posted on Jul 15 2014 - 10:30am by Michael Chotiner
Comments Off on 7 Steps to Storing Valuable Rugs

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...

Posted on Jul 9 2014 - 8:00am by David Decker
Comments Off on Don’t Be Guns N’ Roses Without Climate Control

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,...

Posted on Jul 3 2014 - 8:00am by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on 4 Steps for Taking Your Boat Out of Storage

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...

Posted on Jul 2 2014 - 7:43pm by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on 5 Storage Tips from America’s Founding Fathers

  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...

Posted on Jun 30 2014 - 11:16am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Using vertical space to solve your storage woes.

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...

Posted on Jun 25 2014 - 4:23pm by David Decker
Comments Off on 7 Important Tips for Driving a Moving Truck

A moving truck is probably the biggest automobile you’ll ever have to operate (unless that dream of driving a Monster Truck really does come true). While you’re moving or storing your stuff, make sure you follow these key tips for driving a moving truck. 1. Double check that everything is secure. Balance the truck’s cargo weight so that your prized possessions...

Posted on Jun 13 2014 - 11:00am by David Decker
Comments Off on Just Hitched? Tips For Merging Your Stuff

Wedding season is in full swing and many newlyweds are finding out just how frustrating it can be to merge two households. If you’re like most couples and have two of everything – from kitchen utensils to sectionals – here are some stress-free tips on merging all your stuff:     Photo source: Flickr Purge Before You Merge First, take the time to go...

Posted on May 30 2014 - 3:57pm by Joe Cortina
Comments Off on Budget Truck’s Tips for Packing for a Move

When it comes to getting ready to move, there are a ton of things that need to be taken care of. The most important of which is packing. However, it can be really difficult to visualize exactly how all of your items are actually going to fit in moving boxes. Especially when all you have to go by are a pile of boxes at the local store. But, there are a couple of tips...