Selling a home can be a challenge these days. In this market, appearance matters – and that doesn’t just mean the great view or location. Putting in some extra work up front to stage your home will make it more appealing to buyers and encourage a quick sale. Here are some staging tips and tricks to help your home go from “blah” to “sold”: (Photo source:...

When there’s extra space in the house, how does Dad want to make use of it? With a room of his own, of course. In honor of Father’s Day (and perhaps for a few gift ideas), here are the top seven things that can be found in a man cave: 1. Bar He’s not just a bartender, he’s a bar master.               2. Power Tools He is...

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...

To you, it looks like an attic filled with junk; to an artist, it’s a masterpiece waiting to happen. To you, it looks like a bunch of storage boxes; to an artist, it’s beautifully organized chaos. For a bit of creative inspiration, here are four artists who have created with clutter. 1. Michael Johansson               Tetris...

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...

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...

If you’re moving a long way, what to do with your car can be one of the trickier things to figure out. What you decide will depend on factors like whether you have a moving allowance from an employer, how much your car is worth, how much you like your car, and how much hassle you’re willing to undertake. Here are your three main options: Sell your car on one...

  I recently bought a house from a nice man who, just after the settlement meeting concluded, confessed that the 15-year-old front-loading clothes washer in place under my kitchen counter didn’t work. He wanted to replace it for me, but the model had been discontinued, and he couldn’t find a new washer that would fit in the space. He kept coming by to...

What comes to mind when you think of Memorial Day? For me, I think about fishing on the Snake River, BBQs with the family, and relaxing. Others think about being productive, cleaning the house, and gardening. But what may surprise you is the fact that every year tens of thousands of people think about self-storage on Memorial Day. Historically, Memorial Day is one...

Happy Memorial Day weekend! The kids are off from school, you broke out the grill for a neighborhood BBQ…and summer is so close you can feel it. Of course, a change in seasons means a change in storage. Use the list below to make sure you’re fully equipped to have family fun in the sun. 1. Softball Equipment It’s not truly summer until you play a game...