Author: storagegenie

10 Tips for Packing Books

Of all the small objects that you can pack into a box, books seem to be the heaviest. Pack a box full and try to move it, and it will feel like you are trying to lift a car..maybe not that heavy perhaps, but surely heavier than most household items you will pack. Since books also take up quite a bit of space in a box, a common mistake is to use a large box in the hope of transporting more books in one load. It’s a nice idea that could leave you wrestling with a box that weighs...

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The 7 Rules of Moving

Do you hate moving? If you do, then you are not alone. More than 12% of American households move each year…and it’s a safe bet that a vast majority of those dislike moving. Moving can be a stressful event; physically demanding and emotionally draining. In short, it’s not something that most people look forward to. However, let’s face it, at some point you will probably move or help someone else with their move. It doesn’t have to be a miserable experience though. If you plan it out and follow some simple rules, your next move should be, if not...

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The Wonderful World of Boxes Part 3: I’m Done With These Boxes, Now What?

So, now that your move is over, what should you do with all the wonderful boxes that you have collected? You don’t want to just throw them away, but you certainly don’t want to store them all in your house. First of all, you may want to hold onto some of those boxes for storage. From holiday decorations to seasonal clothes, we all have things that we don’t need close at hand but we want keep. These items can be packed away in labeled boxes and stored in the attic or a closet until you decide to pull them...

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Storing Your Holiday Decorations

Sadly, the holidays are over now and it’s time to put away the holiday decorations. The idea is to get them all back where you got them in a somewhat organized fashion, preferably without breaking them. Let’s finish this holiday season off right by avoiding tangled lights, misplaced decorations, and broken ornaments. Here are a couple ideas to help you accomplish that goal and find them all in one piece next year. Label Each Container First of all, you should put all of your decorations into clearly marked containers such as boxes, bags, or plastic bins. Keep a list...

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Ring in the New Year

Happy New Year! Once again, it’s time to get moving on those New Year’s resolutions. Strap on those tennis shoes, start that diet, learn a new skill…Let’s get a better grip on life, get a start on our goals, and seize the day! Even though most people’s resolutions don’t make it through the first month of the year, this year is going to be different for you. This is the year that you will get organized and take life by the horns! You may not know it, but a major part of reaching your goals is through organization. Writing...

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Unclutter Your Attic

Every year it seems like Christmas music and decorations appear a little earlier. The instant the last plate has been cleared and the leftovers are in the fridge, shopping malls seem to be already decked out in Christmas splendor. In the blink of an eye Christmas is here and Thanksgiving is all but a full stomach and a fond memory. While the holiday decorations seem to put themselves up all around, your decorating probably won’t be that easy. It’s a safe bet to say that your decorating adventures will involve multiple trips to the attic, rummaging through unmarked boxes,...

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A Holiday Plan

If you’re feeling like you are busting at the seams after Thanksgiving, if Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas shopping have overloaded you, if the hustle and bustle of the season have gotten you down, you are not alone. What is supposed to be a merry time spent in celebration with family and friends instead can become one of the most stressful times of the year. All of the shopping, decorating, baking, making Christmas cards and everything else that comes along with the holidays added upon your already busy schedule can quickly weigh you down. There is a way...

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Reclaim the Garage for Your Car

Does your garage resemble a warehouse after a bomb went off? Has your garage parking space been taken over by everything else you own? Take a quick look in the dictionary and you’ll see that a garage was meant to be, “an indoor space in which to park a motor vehicle”. As long as we’re talking definitions, did you know that the word garage comes from the Norse word for protection? The garage was meant to be a place to store and protect your car. Without a car, most of us wouldn’t be able to go to work, pick...

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