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Tips To Make Your Move Easier In Winter

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

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Decorate For Christmas In Small Spaces

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

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Eco-Friendly Measures For Your Home And Self Storage

At Neighborhood Self Storage, we want to encourage people to think about the environment that surrounds us and to take some considered steps in order to change your living space to be more eco-friendly. Go green to protect the earth and also save a lot of money doing it. You can start with simple changes in your daily routine and also in your home, office and self storage and that too within a budget. Continue reading

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Aurora Storage Tips: 6 Things to Consider Before Making A Decision To Move

A lot of families prefer moving homes during summer. But deciding to move is a major life decision and there are different factors you need to consider when deciding where to live. It requires all the more consideration when you have a family to think of. There are factors like budget, schools, neighborhood, security, commute, and family-friendly features to weigh on when relocating. Your dream job may fall through, you may not get along with colleagues in your new workplace or you may even end up feeling homesick. Before you follow through with the decision to move to a new location or not, go over the reasons behind wanting to move and the practicality of doing so.

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Aurora Storage:Tips To Clean And Store Outdoor Gear

If you are an outdoor person and enjoy hiking, camping, hunting or canoeing then you are likely to have lots of gear. There are different gears to go with each outdoor activity you pick up. It all adds up fast and before you know it, outdoor gear can end up taking up a lot of your precious space at home. You can free up space in your home by storing outdoor gear in a storage unit! A storage unit close to your home provides the best solution for safe storage of your gear when you are not using it. Most facilities also offer ease of access anytime of the day or night, so that you can get your gear out quickly, if needed! Do enquire about 24 hour access when looking to rent a self storage unit.

Outdoor activities can not only be rough on your body but also on the backpacking kit, sleeping bag, boots and the rest of your camping gear too. You need to clean your dirty gear before putting them in storage. Follow these simple cleaning and storage tips to keep your gear in top condition.
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Protect Your Furniture When Moving Home

There is a lot of excitement about moving to a new home but most people dread having to move their stuff into the new home. There is a lot of stress attached with moving, whether you are working with professional movers or taking on the job yourself. Once you settle in on a move-in date, you can start organizing your stuff for the big day. The most hectic and difficult job is moving your furniture pieces to its new home, primarily because of its size, bulk, shape and number. This article will help you plan and prepare for moving your furniture to your new home safely, while protecting your belongings.

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Items You Should Not Store In Self Storage

Self storage offers different size units for all kinds of unique storage needs and items. But self storage facilities have restrictions too on what is appropriate for storage on their premises because some items can pose a risk to the safety of the facility, staff, tenants and their goods. Whether for business or personal purposes, your storage unit provides the extra space needed for many different types of items but do look up the items allowed on premises before signing the lease. Follow the rules and restrictions and as a general rule, do not store any item that may be considered ‘dangerous.’ But even some everyday items can be unsafe for storage, so audit your belongings before organizing it for storage. Ask the facility manager for a list of prohibited items onsite but here is a list of items that are not permitted for storage at most self storage units-

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Simple Ways of Cutting Clutter in Your Kitchen Space

Did you know that a cluttered kitchen can make you eat mindlessly on sugary, fatty snacks, but cleaning up and getting your kitchen organized may help you slim down. Cornell University released a study report in the journal “Environment and Behavior,” analyzing the effects of the environment on human behavior. Women were made to wait in a messy kitchen with newspapers and mail scattered, dishes piled up in the sink and a choice of snacks within easy reach. More than half the women in a cluttered kitchen opted for the cookies instead of carrots. Researchers found that women in a cluttered kitchen ate 53 more calories from cookies than the other half in an organized kitchen, who refused the same snacks.

Clutter in the kitchen gets in the way of healthy eating goals. Junk the mess in your kitchen to keep inches off your waistline. Adopt these habits for a clutter-free kitchen.

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Self Storage For ebay and Etsy Shops

Small businesses, even ones that begin in the garage or living room, need space for office documents, supplies and inventory. As your business grows, so does the demand for space. There is limited space in your home and if your office project crowds up your living room, it can quickly build up stress in the household along with clutter. The trend of selling high quality, handmade and unique products, from furniture to fashion clothing, is picking up in online marketplaces like Etsy and eBay shops. With increasing success the people running these small online businesses often grow out of space in their homes. Many Etsy shop owners struggle to manage their inventory with rising demand from customers and have turned to self storage units for storing inventory, materials, tools and other office supplies safely.

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Tips on Moving and Storage for A Job Relocation

Switching jobs may mark the beginning of an exciting new life but if it involves moving outside of your current city of residence, it may quickly become a stress trigger. Every year, thousands across the U.S. relocate to new homes, when switching jobs. Moving for your job may prove a challenge unless your make smart moves, stay organized, plan ahead and collaborate with your employer. Read on to pick up a few tips to ensure a smooth moving and storage experience when relocating for a job.

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