Author: storagegenie

11 DIY Gardening Tips for All Seasons

Fresh-picked fruit on demand, scrumptious veggies right from the vine to your dinner table, and beautiful flowers and shrubbery as far as the eye can see… the ideal garden can take many forms. In addition to elements of beauty and edible bounty, gardening offers great health benefits through exercise as well as a therapeutic source of stress relief. With gardening tips for all ages, it is a wonderful hobby for tots to seniors and everyone in between. To get started, discover how much available space you have, both in terms of garden plots and also storage for all of...

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Safely Pack A Moving Truck

A DIY move isn’t quite as easy as throwing everything into a truck and driving off. If you want to pack your moving truck like a professional mover would, follow this step-by-step guide. What You’ll Need: Dolly Plastic Stretch Wrap Tie Downs Furniture Pads One-Size Doesn’t Fit All: Choose The Right Size Truck Too large of a truck, and your things will move around haphazardly. Too small, and you won’t have enough room for everything you need to bring along for the ride. 10 ft. truck = Studio or small 1 bedroom 12-14 ft. truck = 450 cu. ft....

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Spring Cleaning: How to Deep Clean Your Home

As a beacon of new things, springtime reminds us to refresh and revitalize our lives and our homes. Spring cleaning comes to mind as a time to air out the house, freshen up the home furnishings, and whisk away dust and debris from forgotten corners of every room. Even if you thoroughly clean your home on a very regular basis, some areas need a little extra TLC once or twice a year. Following a cleaning plan can help you to deep clean your home as quickly and efficiently as possible, making sure not to miss important areas. Deep Cleaning...

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An Infographic To Walk You Through Spring Cleaning

Here is a simple, step-by-step instruction for how to manage your spring cleaning this year. Do you have any tips that you’d add to this list? Household Tips To get the most out of your Spring Cleaning, follow these general and specific key points in these common areas: Household Cleaning Bedrooms Bathrooms Kitchens 20% or one in five Americans suffer from either and allergy or asthma Household Cleaning: Fans and light fixtures: those hard to reach areas and high places you tent to forget about hold lots of dust bunnies, so get them out. Air vents: change air filters,...

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7 Clever DIY Easter Ideas to Optimize Your Holiday

While you’re busy daydreaming about chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks, reality snaps in and reminds you that Easter is less than a week away. Ahh! How did that happen? Suddenly your to-do list explodes with crafts and recipes, cleaning and organizing, and the best intentions for planning and preparing. This favorite springtime holiday brings with it meaningful Easter ideas and sentiments for everyone, but rarely—if ever—enough time for everything. Here are some fun Easter ideas to help optimize your holiday this year. Tackle your To-Do list systematically. Try to focus on at least one item from each category—cleaning, cooking,...

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How To Declutter Your Home For Spring

Spring is upon us and that means it’s time for some Spring cleaning. With another Winter drawing to a close, it’s time yet again to let some life back into your home. Besides, that fresh Spring air just doesn’t feel the same with all of that Winter dirt and dust taking up space at home. It may not be the thing you look forward to the most every year, but there’s no denying how great it feels to look at your newly cleaned home after a good tidying up. Still, figuring out where exactly to start with the whole...

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The Wonderful World of Boxes Part 2: What Goes Where

Do you think that all boxes are the same? Well, think again…there are dozens of different boxes that have been specially made for specific moving needs. You wouldn’t expect to see a mechanic rebuilding an engine with just a screwdriver would you? Well, just like a mechanic has certain tools that he uses for specific repairs, as a mover, you have a wide variety of boxes to choose from storing and moving your belongings. Here is a fresh look at just some of the types of boxes that you can choose from, so that next time you pack your...

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The Wonderful World of Boxes Part 1: Finding Boxes

The comedian Jerry Seinfeld once remarked, “..when you’re moving your whole world becomes boxes. That’s all you think about is boxes. Boxes, where are there boxes?…” Does this sound familiar to you? Has the thought of moving made your world all about boxes? Do you stay up at night thinking about finding boxes, how to pack your belongings in boxes, or even which belongings should go into which type of box? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have the same questions when they move. When you’re packing up to move, you’re going to need plenty of boxes to...

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