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4 Hacks to keep your home clean and organized

Declutter


Although you may not be royalty, your home is certainly your kingdom. Let's act like it. You'll have to decide how to organize the pile of clothes on the chair, determine what to do with your large book collection, and decide what to do with your nightstand once and for all. Check out these home organizing hacks that will make your space feel brand new! Set your cleaning schedule Think of one minor and one major cleaning day. Having a minor cleaning routine is very helpful to keep your spaces clean during the week and prevent a difficult major cleaning at the end of the week (or the day you choose to do a major cleaning). While it may seem impossible on your really busy days, tidying up a little each day can make a big difference. Things will stay nicely organized if you do a little bit here and there, and maintaining it will be effortless if you do a little bit here and there. A typical weekly cleaning will take approximately three to five hours for a three-bedroom house, including wiping down the counters, dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning the bathrooms. If you divide the cleaning chores up six days a week, you will spend 30 to 50 minutes daily on them. Have a home for each item Whenever you don't feel like putting something back where it belongs, you set it down on a surface, which leads to clutter collecting. This will help you have less clutter, and be more organized. Putting similar items together can make a huge difference in how you organize your space. Whenever you work on a category, make sure you grab everything that belongs to that category from anywhere in your house. You'll be able to see how much of something you have if everything is arranged by category - jeans in one corner, coffee mugs in another. Get containers (big and small) You can also keep things tidier around the house by keeping containers ...


Storage Corner
September 22nd, 2022


How to get the most out of your green space — no matter the size!

Decor


Any space can be transformed into a tranquil sanctuary by incorporating green into it. No matter how big or small your green space is, here are our top tips to make the most of it! Floor space shouldn't be a constraint You need to maximize the space on your balcony if you live in an apartment or flat with a small balcony if you want to make the most of your outdoor space. In fact, balcony railings can be utilized as space-saving tools even if they're not as large as the balcony. You can add some natural color to your urban balcony with potted plants, and they don't take up much space. Adding greenery to your balcony railings through potted plants gives you the option of bringing in greenery without taking up too much space. There are also lots of balcony-friendly hanging accessories available, such as hanging tables that are perfect for alfresco dining or holding drinks while entertaining friends. Bringing the outside in Refreshing your garden is similar to updating your home décor. Regardless of your budget, you can find a variety of garden accessories, from firepits to hanging chairs, sun loungers, weather-resistant cushions, and outdoor rugs. If you're concerned about any weather damage, you can safely and securely store these items at your local Storage Corner location, so they'll be in pristine condition next summer when the warmer months begin. Make your walls green Plants on the walls. Isn't that great? These can be installed professionally or you can follow online guides if you're a DIY enthusiast. As an alternative, trellises can be attached to walls, and special pots can be purchased to fit them. Take care of your local park and green areas Even if you don’t have an outside space at home, you can visit your local parks. You probably can't make any permanent updates here, but it's important to treat these spaces as if they were your own. Taking litter home when the public bins are full or avoiding trampling ...


Storage Corner
September 9th, 2022


Tips for sustainably DIY projects around the house

Decor


There's a lot to consider when you're about to embark on a DIY project, from choosing the perfect paint color to choosing the right accessories, lighting, or plants. With so many things to consider, we have compiled a handy guide containing top tips on how to do DIY around the house more sustainably. Making your home more eco-friendly by installing easy-to-install hacks, using compostable materials, or upcycling rather than buying new can all help you minimize your carbon footprint. Below you'll find some sustainable tips and inspiration that won't cost you a fortune! Choose paint that is eco-friendly Adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls can do wonders for your space. Make sure to research prior to heading to the store if you are deciding on what paint to use since not all paint brands are equal when it comes to their impact on the environment. If you are choosing a paint brand, choose one with low, natural, or organic VOCs. Environmentally friendly paints are available in a variety of colors, so you can choose from a variety of options. Upcycling is a sustainable art Changes to décor and small touches can completely transform a room. Upcycling is a much more affordable and sustainable option than buying new if you are planning to make any changes. Find bargain homeware in your area by exploring second-hand sales sites such as Facebook Marketplace. Additionally, charity shops often have a variety of pre-loved items for the home, with the added benefit of raising money for a good cause. Related: Click here to check our Blog ‘7 Useful Tips for Long-Term Storage’ Make your space more relaxing by incorporating mood lighting A space's atmosphere can be greatly influenced by the lighting in different rooms. Be sure to pay attention to every detail in every room. A kitchen may benefit from bright overhead lights, whereas a living room or bedroom with a lower light level may feel more relaxing. You ...


Storage Corner
August 18th, 2022


The Best Way to Pack Moving Boxes

Moving Tips


How do you pack moving boxes like a pro? Check out this guide. After all the excitement, the reality of packing all those boxes is setting in. It's now just a matter of getting your belongings safely and securely packed within the next few weeks. Don't panic! Keep your packing on track with these excellent tips. The first step is to gather supplies. Start by investing in moving boxes. Fragile items require special moving boxes. Boxes that are old and used can collapse and be contaminated. Among the other supplies you should have on hand are: Tape Tags and Labels Bubble wrap or peanuts The second step is to sort the items according to their categories. Build your first box, then pack each area one at a time. Make sure you group like-sized and weighted items together before you place them in your first moving box. Packing your bedroom, for example, can allow you to organize all your favorite small knick-knacks. The third. Make sure the moving box is almost full. In the case of non-fragile items, make sure to fill every space as much as you can without weighing the box down. Stacking empty boxes can lead to them collapsing. Pack each box tightly before sealing it with excess packing paper if necessary. Pro tip: Don't fill boxes beyond 30 pounds. Book boxes, for example, should be small or medium-sized. Large boxes are always best for lighter items! The fourth. Wrap breakables carefully. Properly wrapping your breakables can make the difference between whether they arrive intact. A dishware set is one of those items that should be overpacked rather than underpacked. Never place dishes and plates flat into boxes. Between each piece of glass or bowl, place a sheet of paper or padding. The fifth point. Glass items should be stored in box dividers. Use dividers to separate your moving boxes for an extra layer of protection for breakables. Different sizes are available for these dividers, which ...


Storage Corner
July 18th, 2022


How to Organize your Home for Summer (Step-by-step)

Storage


Organizing your house during the summer is a great idea! You can also get rid of some excess stuff that has accumulated over the school year by clearing out your space. Throughout this blog post, we will be sharing with you all the best tips and a summer decluttering checklist so that you can get started now! Summer Organizing: what should I do? Here are some suggestions to begin with. You can start small. Think of the following: Is there a toy that your kids no longer play with? A piece of clothing that is no longer in style or fits properly The electronics are outdated and need to be replaced There are expired foods in the pantry that need to be disposed of Books and magazines from your school days and old magazines See more: Click here to check our Size Guide to easily find the perfect unit! Step 1. Identify your areas to organize and set a goal. What's the most you want to throw out? You could aim for about 20% purging. Step 2. Put those plastic bins to good use in creating a sorting system! Sort your things into these three categories while you are going through them: "Store," "Donate," and "Trash." Step 3. Getting organized is a process that takes one step at a time. You'll be surprised how much can be accomplished if you spend 15-30 minutes each day decluttering! Step 4. Defining a deadline for yourself is the perfect way to motivate yourself to work on this. Setting a timeline for your goals can be helpful, no matter if it's the end of summer break or before any guests arrive. Remember that you can count on us to back you up with our storage solutions and contactless rentals and payments. Feel free to call your nearest location, we are happy to assist you with any questions or pricing details in Utah and Idaho. Click here to find the right facility for you. ...


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July 7th, 2022


4 E-Commerce Business You Can Run From A Storage Unit

Business


Setting up your own business is a daunting task, and transitioning from casual employee to business owner is a very big step. Change from one to the other is often necessary as a business grows to the point where it needs more space, but sometimes this dramatic step is too expensive for a fledgling business with instability in its finances. Luckily, there is middle ground! you can run your business from a storage unit. In fact, self-storage units come in whatever size you need, you are not subject to business rates/taxes (the storage company pays, at lower "warehouse" rates), and the rent is a fraction of the cost of renting a shop front. A Storage unit from Storage Corner is a great place to start an ecommerce business. Here we share 4 great examples for you to get inspired! 1. Collectables (Comics, Books or others) Collectables are a very broad field indeed, with almost anything being appealing to a collector. Many people hold on to items that will be worth more in the future, hoping to sell them at a later date. A collection can, however, quickly become bulky and a space hog. The security of a storage unit, as well as the controlled conditions, will benefit comic book collections, coins, memorabilia or anything else that can benefit from fluctuating prices over time. No matter if they are household items or collectables that are worth a lot of money, storage units are usually dry, well ventilated, and have ideal conditions for preserving products in good shape. 2. Crafts or jewelry In today's world of cheap, mass-market goods, homemade items are on the rise: unique items, made by hand and with ingenuity. Craft items have become more accessible and trendy thanks to websites such as Etsy. If you are a handy knitter, jeweler, woodcarver or similar, you can make your items at home and store them in a storage unit until ready to sell. For ...


Storage Corner
June 16th, 2022


New Renters' Guide to Self-Storage

Storage


Are you thinking about renting a storage unit? Regardless of where you are in the process of renting a self-storage unit, here are some tips and tricks. We understand that renting a storage unit is not a simple event, which is why at Storage Corner, we always try to inform potential customers and long-standing customers alike on what is involved with renting a storage unit. Our team has gathered several self-storage tips over the years, which we want to share with you in this spirit. There are some storage unit tips that may seem obvious, while others might be useful and even critical. We hope this article will help you move in easily! 1. Make sure you find the best storage unit deal before renting In the case that this is your first time renting a storage unit, you may qualify for a discount. You should also ask yourself the following questions: Where is the closest facility to my home? Does anyone offer remote leasing services? Which sites offer the space I want? 2. Determine the size of the storage unit you need When renting a storage unit at the last minute, most people make a mental list. The estimated size can sometimes turn out to be larger than the client needs, resulting in a larger bill. Other times, underestimating how much space you need can cause a lot of stress since you'll run out of space halfway through unpacking. Take a rough inventory of what you plan to store in the unit and how long you intend to keep it. Measuring larger items before renting a storage unit will help you to decide which type and size of the unit to rent. Related: How Big Should My Storage Unit Be? (Solved) 3. Ensure that your belongings are kept as safe as possible To keep their items out of harm's way, customers can follow some simple self-storage tips. Be sure to get a lock that is strong and reliable. Certain locks are ...


Storage Corner
May 26th, 2022


How Big Should My Storage Unit Be? (Solved)

Moving Tips


Units are available in a variety of sizes to suit the needs of people who store a few items, specialty items, or entire households. Storage units can be rented for short-term or long-term storage, making them useful for people who need just a few days of storage or those who prefer to keep things for several years. A storage unit's size is probably the most confusing aspect of renting one. Start by determining the size, shape, and quantity of items you plan to store. To ensure your belongings are safe, you can begin by calculating the size or number of storage units you need to rent. Here are a few tips on how to determine what size storage unit you need. Decide what you want to store in the storage room. Determining the type of items you plan to store is the first step in choosing the right storage unit. If you need to store an entire household of goods while you move between homes, you may need to rent more than one storage unit. It would take a large storage unit to hold the items in a garage Think about what amenities and level of access you need in a storage unit. In addition to determining what you plan to store, you should evaluate if your items require any special considerations and how often you plan to access them. Temperature-controlled might also be an option if needed. In any case, make sure that you have access 7 days a week. Click here to see our hours of operation You'll need to leave some space inside the unit if you plan to access items in the back throughout the year. You can also arrange the goods in a U-shape with items in the middle as well as a long aisle down the middle. Make sure that you store your items properly and calculate the amount of space they take up before packing. In order to ...


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May 19th, 2022


7 Useful Tips for Long-Term Storage

Storage


Storage units are rented both for long- and short-term needs. However, it is critical to note that items stored for a long period of time may require different care or treatment. All items that you intend to store in a storage unit for a few years should be properly prepared for long-term storage if you plan on renting one. Check out these tips below! 1. Plastic bags are not a suitable option For storing items for the long term, plastic bags aren't the best option, since they are cheap and can't hold a lot of items. As a result, plastic cannot breathe and can easily trap moisture, which can cause damage to your items. 2. Clean and dry all items This is perhaps the most helpful tip. In order to keep items in a storage unit for a long time, it is essential that they are both clean and dry. Pests can be attracted to items that have food debris, dirt, mud, or hair on them. Clean each item according to the manufacturer's instructions. You should allow the item enough time to dry after cleaning it with water or a solution. 3. Inventory list If you won't be entering your storage unit often, consider creating an inventory list so you know what's inside. If you can't locate an item in a few years, you can check your inventory list to see if it was ever stored there. 4. Label all boxes Before placing a box into your storage unit, make sure the outside is clearly marked with a list of contents. Labeling the outside of your boxes will save you from having to sort through each one separately to find what you're looking for. 5. Protect your furniture Make sure to protect your furniture from dust by covering each piece with a sheet. When storing leather, wooden, or cloth furniture items, this is a good idea. 6. ...


Storage Corner
April 26th, 2022


5 Tips For Moving To a New City!

Moving Tips


Moving to a new city soon? Well, then maybe you are experiencing a sense of happiness and mixed feelings like anxiety or desperation. It happens to everyone, especially if you leave your "comfort zone" for a fresh start in a new city. BUT, don’t worry; with the right preparation, you can enjoy a less stressful moving experience. In today’s blog, we’ll share some tips on how to have a less overwhelming moving! Look for the right mover Among the many things you have to consider, a very important aspect is finding a mover. Make sure to research moving companies or ask friends and family for references. Be sure to ask about things like insurance, licensing, etc., and review all their services. Tip: At Storage Corner, we provide free moving trucks for Salt Lake City (Free Truck for Move-Ins) Visit before you move Ok, this may sound ‘silly’ but listen, this can help you get a feel for the area and have a real perspective of what you’ll be getting when living there. Make sure to peak a bit into the local culture, and scope out the job market or schools in certain areas of your interest. Especially, if you are moving across the country, please make sure you visit before moving and don’t settle for Google images or youtube videos from the location. If you can, please consider visiting beforehand. Make a list of important things Some homework for you here! Take the time to jot down all the important things you’ll need when you get to the new location. You could list all the things you have to pack and label all boxes with the room it belongs. You can also look for rules in your new neighborhood related to newcomers. Is it an apartment? home? complex? Do they have any restrictions for pets or kids? Try to answer all these questions to yourself so your move day can be as smooth as possible. Be ready ...


Storage Corner
April 11th, 2022


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