Author: storagegenie

17 Tips on How to Organize Pet Supplies

Welcoming a new pet into the family brings warm fuzzies and new adventures. Whether a dog, cat, or another furry friend, pets change the atmosphere of the house in more ways than one—especially with a greater need for pet supply storage. Beds, bowls, food, treats, toys, medication, hygiene supplies like shampoo are among some of the top expenses footed by pet owners. A survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) found that pet-related expenses, including pet supplies, food, and veterinary care totaled $69.5 billion last year. With so many pet accessories coming into the house, it’s only natural...

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8 Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing your home for a move or simply to reduce clutter can become a huge undertaking. At any given time, the average American home contains roughly 300,000 things. In some households, the number of possession could be much higher. Without making any changes, clutter can take over the home, making each day an unending quest to put everything back in its place. This becomes especially difficult when some items don’t even have a dedicated place. Consider these downsizing tips to help you prepare to move or merely to downsize and declutter. How to Downsize Moving into an apartment or...

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6 Tips for DIY Summer Party Decorations

Summertime opens the door to incredible possibilities for parties and social occasions. Countless summer party themes give way to endless opportunities to celebrate and mingle with family and friends. Beyond food, drink, and entertainment, summer party decorations add to the vibe of your event. From barbecues to beach parties, this season is a hot one for fun. Consider these tips to make the most of your summer soirees with attractive party decorations to match the theme. Create a sweet summer garden party setting with real tea sets. Fill pitchers with iced tea, lemonade, or other beverages, and use real...

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Declutter Your Life for Less Stress and Better Wellbeing

It’s no secret that a cluttered environment can negatively impact a person’s state of mind. A messy, cluttered home gives way to so many chores and tasks just to get the place looking presentable. Sometimes it’s so burdensome that the anxiety of the clutter bulldozes any other attempts at productivity. Stuff piles up everywhere, whether it’s useful or not. The mess gets so bad that you might not even know where to start. Overwhelming feelings push out any sense of peace and the stress response kicks into high gear as you struggle to maintain some semblance of order amid...

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Take Our Self Storage Unit Size Quiz

When you find yourself with too much stuff and not enough space, renting a personal storage unit quickly becomes an appealing option. The difficulty arrives when you need to figure out what size storage unit you need to house all of your belongings. When is comes to picking out a storage unit, the most important thing is that it needs to be big enough to hold everything, but not too big that you end up paying for a ton of space you aren’t using. Finding this “sweet spot” can be difficult without some help and the best way to...

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10 Creative Ideas for the Perfect Man Cave

Every guy needs a place to get away. After a long day—or week—at work, the man cave is the ideal retreat from stress, responsibility, everything. Creating the perfect man cave can be a rewarding home improvement project for even novice handymen. Whether you design a garage man cave, basement man cave, or even a man shed, you will find the newly created space can truly improve your quality of life and your stress relief. When you decide to construct your own personal man cave, keep in mind all of the aspects you would like it to satisfy. A flat-screen...

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12 Tips for Moving with Pets Across the Country

Favorite spots, familiar smells—pets find comfort in the things they know. Moving with pets across the country is no small feat. You’ve got to pack your own things, sell or get rid of the stuff you aren’t taking, and coordinate shipping or moving services to transport all of your belongings to the new house. On top of all of this, you’ve also got to pack for your pet’s needs during travel and ensure your dog’s or cat’s comfort and safety during the trip. Even if everything goes smoothly, the move and the transition can be stressful for pets. A...

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7 Throwback Ways to Make Mother’s Day Unforgettable

How do we honor the woman who holds the entire family together? Mother’s Day comes once a year to remind us to show how much we care, but in actuality, we should be expressing these feelings all year long. The traditional Mother’s Day celebration has come a long way from its beginnings when Anna Jarvis founded the date to honor all mothers for their role in doing more for their children than anyone in the world. Mother’s Day became a national holiday under the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, set as the second Sunday in the month of May every...

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