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

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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 A piece of clothing that is no longer in style or fits properly The electronics are outdated and need to be replaced There are expired foods in the pantry that need to be disposed of Books and magazines from your school days and old magazines See more: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


New Renters' Guide to Self-Storage

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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 ...


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May 26th, 2022


7 Useful Tips for Long-Term Storage

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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. ...


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April 26th, 2022


5 Tips to Declutter Your Retail Store

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Learning a few practical clutter-busting tricks can keep your business from looking like a maze, so it can finally feel like the space you’ve been dreaming of at last! 1. Create a decluttering checklist. It’s best to stay on track when you know right where you are at a simple glance. Create a list of your top three or so “cluttery” areas and make organizing them up a part of your weekly work routine. 2. Pick a decluttering strategy that best suits your business. The best approach is to find a system that works best for your business. i.e, have limited team or resources? Work and dedicate to one area each week. Maybe you have more than one person helping you, so you can set daily tasks for you and your team and keep an eye on the organization. If you have a busy business maybe your strategy can be to work all this every morning, or perhaps it is best at the end of the shift? You can craft your strategy accordingly, don’t be afraid Think of it like this: If your system works with you, it will work for you. 3. Ask yourself what items you actually use, and remove the rest! You have to start identifying the things you are 100% sure you will use in your everyday operations. Always remember to use your energy to simplify. Go through all items individually but quickly initially discard anything that isn’t necessarily needed right now, right there. 4. Make sure everything has a “place” Once you have started designing “places” for specific elements, it will be easier to keep’em in the chosen places. Go area by area, category by category, and don’t let anything just “stand by”. 5. Keep “clutter” smartly Invest in storage for your inventory, replacement parts, season-themed decoration, essentially everything you won’t be needing right now, right there BUT that you’ll need to have access anytime. This will allow you to organize your clutter, so all surfaces ...


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March 9th, 2022


Make space for a Home Office with help from Self-Storage

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Are you working from home but haven’t managed to make room for your office? Having a dedicated space at home where you can work allows you to complete your tasks more efficiently than if you have just a pop-up spot in the living room. If you’re struggling to work from home or you feel like you don’t have enough space to, here are some quick and easy tips to make space for a home office: Pick the right spot It's not a good idea to set up the office in the living room if that's where your family gathers. Sometimes that means converting your garage into an office space, and sometimes it means compromising with other spaces. You don’t need a big space, you would be surprised what you can achieve with just a little area in your room or a corner of the kitchen. Comfort is essential It’s important your home office computer setup is ergonomic. If you take shortcuts here, you could end up with long (and short) term problems. You’ll want a chair with back support that’s set up right. The chair’s height should keep your eye level with your screen when your back is straight. Doing this encourages the flow of oxygen and blood which helps you think and helps with preventing back and shoulder problems. This might be the most important tip we can give you when it comes to setting up your home office. Use storage creatively An uncluttered space helps keep your thought process clean and motivated. Splitting drawers, repurposing glasses, hooks, and even repurposing wine racks are all creative ways to maximize your storage space. It’s important to have storage space with all the supplies you need nearby, so you don’t keep moving around the house to find your materials. Remember to regularly clean your space and store your office supplies instead of cluttering your desk, as clutter can quickly become the new normal. Go for ...


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March 6th, 2022


6 Things You Should Know Before Renting A Storage Unit

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Whether you need to temporarily store belongings while moving or store them long term after downsizing, renting a storage unit provides an excellent, space-saving solution. There are several things you should know before renting a storage unit. But what are the main things to take into consideration? While there are different types and sizes of storage units, you can usually save big bucks by getting several quotes from several storage companies. 1. Location The first thing you need to consider is the location of the storage facility and its proximity to your home or workplace - especially if you want to visit your unit frequently.It will help you save on your gas bill and it can also help you save your precious time and energy. Remember, time is gold. 2. Accessibility Another important consideration is the accessibility of the facility. Are they open after office hours or when it is most convenient for you? Can they accommodate you when you suddenly decide to visit your unit? Check if they are open on the weekends or holidays. Some facilities allow 24/7 access to storage. Some require advance notice so they can arrange for staff to assist you with your visit. Others are open even after standard business hours to meet customers who may be accessing after hours. 3. Safety and Security Understand the safety and security features of a storage facility before signing a contract. Choose one with top-of-the-line safety and security. Check for the presence of fences/gates and check for security guards. Ask if the facility is protected by 24/7 CCTV or surveillance cameras, individual door alarms and locks, and fire safety devices such as fire alarms, extinguishers, sprinklers, and detectors.Don't make the mistake of storing your most precious items in a storage facility with compromising security. 4. Insurance Options Find out which storage company has insurance options - allowing you to decide if you need insurance for your storage items. Some storage companies require their customers to use an insurance plan before signing a contract - ...


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February 11th, 2022


4 Reasons Why More People Are Using Self Storage (And Why you Should Consider Doing It)

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We can all agree these past couple of years have been everything but ordinary, house prices are on the rise, many of us have been forced to work from home (even if we might not have the room), and more people seem to be downsizing or decluttering their homes. If you are still wondering whether renting a storage unit is the right choice for you or you just want to know what are the pros and cons of doing it, we got you covered. Read on to learn all about why more people are using self-storage and trusting it with their belongings. The Digital Nomad Lifestyle As remote work becomes the new normal, people are now free to travel wherever they want, whenever they want. Travelers need to declutter before they move, and instead of leaving important items in unoccupied homes for extended periods of time, they are opting to store them in storage facilities. Because storage units have such a low price point, people usually don't think twice about renting, even if the unit never gets filled. This gives them the security they need and the ease of access they want. Self-storage tenants are reluctant to throw things away until things get back to normal, especially when the price of almost everything seems to be going up. Downsizing Whether it’s kids going off to college, or a life event like losing a job, people are downsizing from big houses to smaller spaces. With this comes the decision of what to do with all the stuff that won’t fit into the reduced square feet of a townhouse, condo, or apartment. While some decide to part with their extra belongings through garage sales or donating them to charity, others decide to keep at least a portion of their possessions in storage lockers. This gives them the option of eventually taking those items out of storage when moving back to a larger home, or choosing to hand them over to their ...


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January 11th, 2022


The Perks of Using a Self-storage Unit While Traveling

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When you plan a trip, most of the time you think about the things you want to take with you. But what about the things you are leaving at home? Of course there are options. You can leave them with a friend or relative, but sometimes that can be uncomfortable and awkward, especially if you are not sure how long you will be gone or if you are going away for more than a few weeks. A safe bet is to consider keeping your belongings in a storage unit. This will give you peace of mind and make it a lot easier if you suddenly have a change of plans and need to stay away for longer. It might be the best choice available for you, and here we will explain why. Your belongings will stay safe ❤️ One major concern while traveling is to leave behind things that are expensive or have sentimental value. Self- storage units can help you keep your things protected from external factors like weather, termites, or mice. You will also feel at ease knowing where everything is, nothing will be misplaced or get lost, you will be sure your things are right where you left them. You also have the option of choosing a gated storage facility that provides you with a personal security code so you can have access 24/7. Travel for as long as you like 👍🏼 Time goes by fast when you are enjoying yourself! If you’re planning to be away longer than expected, you do not need to worry about anything, as you can easily extend your rental period with the storage facility. Renting a storage unit is the best way to avoid the feelings of uncertainty and awkwardness you could have when you leave your things behind with a friend or family member and have to let them know that your things will overstay their welcome. Get insurance for your valuable items 🔑 The ...


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November 18th, 2021


5 Reasons To Use a Self-Storage Unit

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5 Reasons To Use a Self-Storage Unit Compared to renovating existing buildings or renting additional rooms, self-service storage units provide a secure, economical option for people and businesses that want to keep their belongings in a safe location. But in addition to economic considerations, there are many reasons more and more people now use self-service storage units as an extension of their personal or professional space. Here we share five reasons why you could use a storage unit: 1. A Safe Place for Seasonal Equipment 🎃🎄 Individuals or organizations that use seasonal equipment or hardware (such as ski equipment, gardening tools, or camping gear) usually don’t want these things to occupy space in their homes all year long. The self-storage unit allows such seasonal or extra items to be safely stored during periods when they are not required. 2. Moving to a New Home 🚚 Moving to a new location is not always a simple process that can be completed in one day. Delays often happen, and with no backup options, if your belongings are ready but your new home is not yet available, you may be in a real dilemma. Self-storage provides a midway stop where you can store your belongings until you are ready and able to move them into your new home. 3. Downsizing 🧹🧺 If you move into a smaller house, you may not be able to organize all your belongings on time. Although some people decide to part with their extra stuff through garage sales or donate them to charity, others decide to keep at least part of their belongings in lockers. Rather than making a hasty decision you may regret later, it is better to put the extras in a storage unit so that you can organize them after the move. 4. You are a Frequent Traveler 🚍✈️ Frequent travelers may need to get short-term accommodation (for example, holiday villas, residence for short-term work contracts). It may be simply impractical to transfer all their valuables every time they travel. Self-storage units solve these problems by providing necessary ...


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September 15th, 2021


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


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