Author: storagegenie

Storing Your Artificial Christmas Tree

Last year we wrote an article on how to pack up and store your holiday decorations. We spoke briefly about caring for and storing your Christmas tree, but we wanted to return to that topic a little more in depth. As you begin to pack everything up this year, here are a couple tips to help you keep your tree in tip top shape for years to come: Find and Replace Burned-out or Broken Lights Before you store your tree, it is important to examine it for any broken or burned-out lights. Broken or burned-out lights will cause more...

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Organize Your Apartment Home

Apartments aren’t exactly known for their abundance of storage. Space in closets and other storage locations is usually at a premium, so apartment dwellers need to get creative to make room for their belongings and keep things uncluttered.  And with the holidays just days away, you may need to make space for guests and seasonal decorating. Here are a couple tips to help you get the most out of the limited space you have: Choose Furniture that Does Double Duty If you end up purchasing furniture for your apartment, try to get items that can fulfill more than one...

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What Are You Thankful For?

Thanksgiving is a great holiday. What could be better than spending time with family, eating food and watching football? It isn’t all about sitting back and relaxing with family or shopping deals afterward, however. Since the time of the pilgrims, Thanksgiving has been an important part of our country, a time set aside for thinking about the good things we have in our lives. Most of us have plenty to be thankful for: family, friends, freedom, as well as all the material things that make our life a little easier. Unfortunately, there are many people out there that are...

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Unclutter This: How to Keep Your Bedroom Organized and Clean

Your bedroom, as the name of the room implies, is where your bed is. It is supposed to be a place where you can climb into that bed, close your eyes and sleep…a room that is devoted to rest and relaxation. The bedroom can easily get disorganized and downright dirty, however…and a messy bedroom, as you may know, is a difficult place to relax. You don’t have to lose sleep over your messy bedroom though; here are a some tips to help you unclutter this room, so that you can have sweet dreams again: Clean Up Like any other...

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Fall for Organization

Fall is a wonderful time; the kids are back in school, the weather is getting cooler, football is on TV and winter is just around the corner. Just because the phrase “spring cleaning” is reserved for the spring doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to get organized. Fall is the perfect time to get started. Here are a couple tips to help you get a head start on spring cleaning and get you ready for the winter holidays that are just around the corner. Sort through your belongings and simplify Now is a good time to go...

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Tips for Keeping an Organized Bathroom

The bathroom, generally the smallest room in your house, is also the most used. Due to its small size and heavy traffic, bathrooms are notoriously difficult to keep clean and organized. From bathing to brushing your teeth, this little room sees a lot of action. And with everything going on in there, it’s no wonder that it’s also one of the most cluttered, and according to a recent study, one of the most germ filled places in your home (If you’re wondering, the toilet bowl tops this list with an average of 3.2 million bacteria per square inch. Even...

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How to Lift Heavy Objects

How hard can it be to lift heavy things the right way? Well, as it turns out it is harder than you may think. It’s also easier than you may think to injure yourself if you do it the wrong way. One of the most common injuries associated with improper lifting is back pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, about 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time. Many of those were injured from lifting improperly or lifting objects that were too heavy for their back to support. Here are a some tips to help you lift...

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How to Store Antiques

Antiques are often passed down from one generation to the next. These heirlooms are treasured as a way to capture memories of loved ones and link us to the past. For collectors, antiques can bring beauty to their home, complete a collection, or raise the value of their investment portfolio. If for no other reason, antiques have intrinsic value due to their age and craftsmanship. Whether you cherish an antique as an heirloom to be passed down through the generations, as an investment, or merely as inventory, the value is based in large part on how well it’s preserved...

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