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Why Organizing Your Garage is The Best Idea Ever?

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Gone are the days when the garage was only used to store tools or cars. This essential space is suitable for everyone in the family and can be used for many different tasks, including home improvement projects, bicycle and car repairs, hobbies, gardening preparations, recycling centers, and more. Regardless of your storage needs, a good organization can help you make the most of your space. It's easy to make the garage a practical and attractive part of your home. Various cabinet configuration options with trendy colors and stylish hardware allow you to create a look that is in harmony with the interior of your home, or you can choose a cabinet with a mixture of laminate and steel to upgrade the appearance. Tap into the full potential of your garage and turn that underused space into a place so organized you’ll be proud to leave your garage doors open. Keep Expensive Items Protected 💎 For such a messy space, the garage certainly holds some expensive things. Bicycles are not cheap, nor are power tools or lawn and gardening equipment. Then comes the most expensive one: your vehicle. With a well-organized garage, expensive things will stay protected. Your car’s paint won’t get chipped from a bicycle falling against it, or from your kids riding their scooter, electric toy car or tricycle into it. How do you protect your car from bicycles, rakes, shovels, and other tall objects that can tip over? Use hooks to lean them against the wall and away from the floor. When belongings fall onto the floor or are scattered in the garage, they’re more likely to be lost or damaged (due to flooding or leaks, getting stepped on or run over). During the process of tidying up your garage, you’ll get rid of toys your kids have grown out of, and you’ll find a safe space for what they still use. If your counter is prone to clutter, choose an elevated cabinet above your workspace so you can easily ...


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July 20th, 2021


What's the Best Way to Store Your Winter Clothes?

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What's the Best Way to Store Your Winter Clothes? Summertime is finally here, which means it’s time to put away all your heavy winter clothes. However, unless you have a very spacious closet, it may be difficult to rotate your wardrobe and store out-of-season clothes. Proper storage of winter clothes is essential to a tidy, well-organized space; it ensures that your cold-weather gear is ready to keep you warm when you need it. Prepare Clothes for Storage 🧺 The very first step when you go to put your winter clothes in storage is selecting what you want to keep. There’s no sense putting time and energy into preparing items for storage and then consuming valuable space when you won’t wear the items next winter season (just like you didn’t this season). Donate what didn’t wear while your preferences are fresh in your memory. Next, make sure you’re putting away your winter clothing in its very best condition. Storing clothing with any odors, or stains (even if they aren’t noticeable) will only set them in further, maybe permanently. When you’re done preparing your winter clothes, the only things that will get put away for next winter are the items you use and love, and each of them will be clean and as close to new-looking as possible. Containers Work Best! ✅ While it’s tempting to use cardboard boxes to store winter clothes, they aren’t the best solution. Cardboard is both acidic and susceptible to water damage — it certainly isn’t the best solution for storing your winter clothes in. Instead, opt for clear plastic containers. Storing winter clothes inside sealed plastic bins will prevent water damage and other mishaps. Shoes and boots are also best stored in plastic containers. Make sure they are clean and dry and don’t try to stuff too many into one bin. Use tissue paper or shoe shapers to help your shoes keep their shape. Can Winter Clothes be Stored in a Garage or Attic?💡 Short answer: probably not. You want to store your winter clothing in ...


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July 13th, 2021


How To Master Home-Organizing in 5 Simple Steps

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Do you ever look around your home and feel overwhelmed by the clutter surrounding you? Maybe you have tried to follow Marie Kondo’s advice but can’t seem to get a grasp on it? Are you guilty of stashing said clutter away, promising yourself you'll tackle it another day? A thorough declutter is one of the best ways to instantly refresh your home, we give you these 5 simple steps to help make your home organizing a breeze. 🏠✨✅ 1. Find a place for every item 🪴 One reason things pile up on counters, tables, and floors is that they have no “home”, so make sure everything has its own space. If it’s something you use frequently, make sure the storage place is easy to access. 2. Hold off on container shopping 🛍 Clutter victims often think the solution is to stock up on organizing products, so they head to the nearest superstore and stock up on bins and boxes. Shop for storage items only after you’ve done some decluttering to understand the scope of the problem, the specific cause, and an appropriate solution. 3. Dump duplicates ❌ Why have two non-stick spatulas when one is enough? Why have six hairbrushes or 17 coffee mugs? Throwing out duplicates is one of the easiest ways to quell declutter. A simple rule? One in, one out. If you buy something new, get rid of something that is old. 4. Weed out your wardrobe 👚 Odds are your closet is full of clothes that are rarely worn. Does a particular garment no longer fit? Or maybe it's uncomfortable? Toss it into a box. Then take the box to a favorite charity or a consignment store. And don't hold onto things because you think you might need them someday. One key to decluttering is getting rid of things, not simply rearranging them. 5. Stick to a schedule 🖊 Some spaces, like kitchen counters, need daily decluttering. Others can be tackled weekly or monthly. When that time comes, be systematic. Take all ...


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July 13th, 2021


Why you should consider moving during the summer (and 5 tips to do it)

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It’s estimated that over 40 million Americans move each year, and 64% of those who move, do so between the months of May to September. Summer has some clear and obvious benefits as to why it’s often considered the best time of year to move. For those with families, moving during the summer means no disruption of the school year or daily routine for the children, and, since this is when most people move, this is also the time when there are the most housing options on the market. Summer is also the most popular season for garage sales which is the perfect way for you to get rid of that extra clutter while making some side cash to help pay for the move; the timing couldn’t be better! Finally, before you start your summer move, take a few minutes to read through these moving tips! 1. Consider hiring a moving company — If your budget allows for it, you might hire professionals to handle the moving process for you. Is hiring movers a significant expense? It is, but considering the amount of hard work that it will save you, it’s an expense that is worth paying if you can afford it. 2. Pack well in advance of your moving date — Start by packing things that you know you need, but you don’t need right now, like winter clothes, books, or seasonal home decor for example. 3. When moving in the summer you need to be careful with certain items that you put into a moving truck — Small, fragile items can be easily damaged or broken when treated improperly. Other valuables like fine art and musical instruments should also travel with you when possible. These items could be susceptible to damage related to temperature changes or changing weather. You should also consider a climate-controlled storage unit to cut down on your time in the heat. 4. If your schedule allows it, try moving during the week — Moving on weekends ...


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July 13th, 2021


PSA Announcement 3/17/20: COVID-19 response

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Here at Storage Corner we’re hoping that this announcement finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 virus we have implemented temporary policy updates for visits to Storage Corner locations. In order to ensure the safety and health of our customers and employees while still providing storage access, please note the following: The offices will be open and staffed as usual but the office door will be closed. If you need to speak with an employee please consider calling ahead before you visit so we can address your concern while limiting risk. Please also bring a cellphone for communication at the Storage Corner location to avoid physical contact. We are happy to assist you with your needs. The bathrooms at Storage Corner locations are not available. Consider bringing gloves, sanitary wipes, and hand sanitizer with you for your on-site visits. Please exercise social distancing and do not linger at storage units longer than needed. Per guidelines, each of us can further the cause to protect each other from this virus by following these rules. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone. We’re thankful for your business with Storage Corner and hope that it helps give you the flexibility you need to take care of yourself and those around you. Wishing you the best, Your neighbors over at Storage Corner ...



July 13th, 2021


When is a good time to start spring cleaning?

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How can I tell if I should spring clean my home? Even if you clean your home on a regular basis, a thorough cleaning is often needed at least once per year, as very few individuals regularly clean their homes from top to bottom. For many, this process is known as spring cleaning. However, knowing when to spring clean a home is difficult if you do not experience long winters or you live in a region without changing seasons. Additionally, some families may need to spring clean their homes earlier in the year than others, especially if any household members suffer from seasonal allergies or live with pets. To explore the various telltale signs of needing to clean your home from top to bottom, review the following sections. #1 – Your kitchen is filled with empty or expired food items Spring cleaning involves more than simply vacuuming underneath couches and washing floors. During the process of spring cleaning your home, going through your kitchen cupboards, recycling empty boxes and tossing any expired foods or spices is just as important. In addition, if you find unexpired food items that you no longer want or need, you can donate them to a food shelf or homeless shelter. #2 – Your refrigerator is filled with spoiled foods or reusable food containers After a busy winter or a long year, you may forget to clean out your refrigerator and toss out any expired foods. If you run out of reusable food containers because they are all holding expired food in your refrigerator, this is another important sign that you need to spring clean your home and reorganize your kitchen. #3 – Your drains are clogged If your shower drain is filled with hair, or your kitchen or bathroom sinks suddenly take longer than usual to drain, this is often a telltale sign that it is time to spring clean your home. By cleaning your drains, the water will drain more quickly, and unsanitary water will not stand in the ...



July 13th, 2021


Spring is here!

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Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to investigate the condition of your home’s exterior, including everything from the roof, gutters, siding, and foundation, to the lawn, shrubs, trees, and garden. The chore isn’t so bad, and with a plan—and the right tools—you can make short work of many of these common tasks: Inspecting — Spring is a good time to see what damage winter storms, snow, and ice may have done to the exterior of your home  Take this time to inspect the roof; you can do it easily and safely from the ground with a pair of binoculars. Look for loose, curled, or missing shingles and any bent or damaged flashing around chimneys, skylights, or points where the roof makes contact with the house. Note where repairs are in order and make sure to get them done. Next, clean out your gutters and downspouts. With those spring showers on the way, you definitely want to make sure your gutters are clear of debris so that they function properly. Also use this time to inspect your home’s foundation and chimney; repair any cracks or crumbles. Small fixes now could save you money and headaches later. Pruning — Your trees and bushes will look and grow a lot better if you remove dead, damaged, or overhanging branches. The main thing to remember here is to cut the entire branch off at the branch collar, which is the point where the branch connects to the trunk or another branch. Don’t leave little half branches or big stubs. You’ll get the best results using a handsaw or hand pruner, and it’s well worth investing in an extendable pruning saw with clippers if you have some branches that are just out of reach. Be sure to wear safety glasses and a hard hat if you are cutting branches directly overhead. Cleaning — There’s certainly no shortage of things to clean outside when the spring season hits. Clean siding, windows, foundations, decks, gutters, patio furniture, grills, driveways, pool areas, fences, mowers, and more.  Touch-up ...



July 13th, 2021


How to Manage Moving Stress in November & December

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Moving is among the top life stressors, along with divorce, the death of a loved one, and losing your job. Add to that the stress of planning a move during the busiest time of the year, and you have a recipe for disaster. The holiday season happens to fall during the off-peak time for packing and moving companies, which can mean lower rates and will make finding movers easier. However, poor weather conditions often make it more difficult for movers to access buildings, navigate streets, and load and unload items. It also makes it less likely your friends and family will be available to help you move. Understandably, many people want to be settled into their new homes before the holiday season starts so they can prepare for guests and festivities. So, to avoid turning into a Grinch when moving home, try these tips for managing moving stress during November and December. Planning is Key Getting a head start is the easiest and best way to avoid a stressful move. You can often begin to plan your move weeks in advance by booking your movers early, packing non-essential items, and organizing to have your utilities shut off. Since the weather can be slightly unpredictable, you may need to add an extra week or two to your moving calendar and have a contingency plan in place, such as a temporary place to stay or a storage unit. Don’t forget to include a budget in your planning to ensure there aren’t any unexpected costs that might derail your holiday plans. Minimize Clutter is a major stressor in any home, so why take it with you when you move? Going through your home and purging unnecessary items room by room will not only help you to take the stress out of your move, but it can also free up space for new items you may acquire during the holidays. As a bonus, if you have a yard sale or sell your unwanted items online, you will have ...



July 13th, 2021