Documents, files and other papers

In a perfect world, we would be able to get rid of all of our old business papers and tax forms without any fear that we would need them again. Most people, however, hold onto these items for a few years to be sure that they never need them, in a small house, these...

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Protect your items in storage

Many people believe that storage units are only for huge items like boats or to keep things while you are moving from one location to another and don't have the time or space to deal with all of your belongings. For many people with limited storage space at home,...

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Determining the fit of your new space

As you prepare for your move into a smaller space, the first thing you need to assess the amount of space your current home has in comparison to the new home you are about to move into. If the entire living room will fit in the new, great, but how many closets are in...

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The importance of cleaning items prior to storage

In addition to handy mattress storage tips, you can also preserve furniture items from damage or mildew with a through cleaning prior to storing. Wipe down furniture tops and legs with an all-purpose spray Periodically dust furniture while in storage to avoid the...

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How to utilize self storage for appliances

Appliances are not inexpensive household items. They're costly expense, so if you've upgraded your appliances or are moving homes, then keeping the old appliances in seld storage is probably a wise idea-at least until your can arrange a buyer for them. Self storage is...

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Use your Tetris Skills

Even the smaller storage unit can hold a great deal, just make sure you use the space wisely which means packing things the way to the ceiling. Bringing in plywood to lay across several boxes can help stabilize layers as your stacking it up, and up! It will take the...

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Make an essentials box

Similar to having a carry-on when you board a plane. You are going to need certain things once you get to the new place and you don't want to have to sift through all boxes just to find your essentials like a toothbrush, an extra set of clothes, mobile phone charger,...

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Utilize an essential box

If you are moving electronics, the best and most protective boxes are the original boxes the items were purchased...

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Wrap things well

Use paper and bubble wrap for anything fragile and make sure any liquids are stored in a tightly sealed container. You don't want the unpleasant surprise of opening a box only to find out the shampoo or the cologne has spilled all over clothing or...

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Economize on space

Instead of having an individual box for everything, look for ways to utilize larger items such as suitcases and baskets to store smaller items. This will help to maximize the amount of floor and vertical space you have at your...

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