Self storage offers irresistible deals, 24/7 security and easy access features. So when you decide to rent a self-storage unit to store all your extra belongings, it is easy to make the mistake of just piling everything into boxes to shift into the unit and then forgetting about it. But if you want to avoid any major damage to all the items in storage, you have to put some thought into the moving process and organization so that you can avoid stress and complications later when trying to access your stuff. Here are 5 extremely common mistakes that you should avoid when putting belongings into a storage unit. Continue reading
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Many homeowners use their basements as a storage site for excess items, seasonal stuff, garden tools, pool accessories, family keepsakes and other personal possessions. But the basement space can quickly become cluttered and unorganized because these items easily accumulate over time. Moreover without any organization, you are likely to misplace or damage your belongings.
With a few pro tips, you can easily organize your possessions smartly to make storage in basement more efficient. Here’s how to make the most of your storage space in the basement. Continue reading
Summer 2017 is here and with the temperatures rising and long days, it is an ideal time to tackle projects to refresh the home. With so much going on over the summer and the whole family at home, having a clutter-free space is really important. Having piles of things or non-essential items lying in your home can leave you stressed. Keep reading for ideas on how to organize and revamp spaces throughout your home this summer. Continue reading
Do you live by the Phyllis Diller quote, “Housework can’t kill you, but why take the chance?” Are you constantly making excuses for the mess in your home rather than dealing with it? Now that winter is far behind us and spring has sprung, it is a good time to tidy up your digs, pack away seasonal clothing and declutter your home for the summer months. Decluttering helps to optimize space and make room for new things. There are some simple rules you can follow to make the decluttering process easier. Continue reading
Many people fear moving homes at the thought of the overwhelming house removals process. But there are no shortcuts to any place worth going. You have everything boxed up and looks like you are ready to move. But have you got everything covered? Moving can be a hugely taxing process and when you are juggling so many balls in the air, you are bound to drop a few. People often overlook some essential or even insignificant things in their to-do list when they move. At A Better Self Storage we have compiled a list of the most common things people forget to do when shifting addresses to help you check them off when it comes to moving day. Continue reading
Self-Storage is obviously not cheap, but it is an ideal place for many people (who are moving into a new business, starting an online business or renovating their place) to keep their belongings together, under the eyes of supervision. Such kind of facilities keeps your items safe and secure, thus giving you a peace of mind to go away from your belongings for some time.
Though there are several storage facilities available to choose from, but not all facilities offer the same level of peace of mind. Some are too expensive, and other are too cost effective. How would you choose the one that goes perfectly with all your needs?
Look at the 5 points to be taken into consideration when looking for a self-storage facility. These will definitely help you narrow down your list and shortlist the best provider. Here you go: Continue reading
Even if you do not believe in the superstition that breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck, you will definitely want to avoid any cracks or breaks in your mirror or expensive artwork. Mirrors and artwork can be extremely expensive to replace and it may also have some sentimental value. Making sure that your mirror gets to its destination safely can be hard work but if you want to ensure that it arrives intact at your new home then proper packing is important. Just as with your mirror, artwork, glass table top or panels are fragile too and need extra care when packing and moving. Here are some great tips for packing and moving mirrors safely and to prevent damage and cracks in your glass.
Everyone knows that moves can be stressful but international moves particularly can be super stressful because they throw up some unique challenges. Besides having to deal with the emotional turmoil of being uprooted from your home and a separation from your dear family & friends and in many cases even your language, there is the big task of preparing for the international move. There are so many aspects that one needs to prepare for, starting with hiring a reputable moving company before deciding on what to take, bin or store and readying all the necessary paperwork. Let’s face it-moving from one country to another is undeniably hard work and demanding. Here are a few guidelines to help make your international relocation as easy as possible.
There are many fun activities to engage in during winter but none of them involves packing up your home, carrying heavy boxes on icy walkways or driving a big rental moving truck in adverse weather conditions. The cold winter weather presents quite a challenge to moving. Winter may not be ideal for moving house but there are factors that can force a move during this time, like termination of a property lease, or move to another city for a new job or the sudden need to downsize the home. If the cold temperatures, ice, snow or freezing rain or even the thought of navigating slippery roads isn’t enough to put off homeowners from moving until spring, then here are some tips for dealing with cold weather moving and making it a success. Continue reading
A lack of space in your apartment or small house should not get in the way of you exhibiting your holiday spirit. While decorating small spaces in the spirit of the season can be quite a challenge, it is not an impossible task. It is not just about the scale but also about imaginative choices in color and design to mark any holiday you’re celebrating. Keeping that in mind, here are some tips to help you decorate your small apartment or home for Christmas. Continue reading