Author: storagegenie

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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13 Tips for an Organized Home Office

Those of you that have an office or workstation in your home know how hard it is to keep this space tidy and organized. With all the projects you’re working on in this space, it’s very easy to let things pile up on your desk or even the floor around it. Instead of being a place to get work done, this space can quickly turn into an untidy, stressful environment where work is hard to concentrate on. With a little planning and organization, however, you can easily make your home office or workstation into a productive place and keep...

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Vacation Like a Pro

August is the official halfway point through summer. Have you made the most of it? Taken it easy? Spent some time at the beach? Gotten the perfect tan? What about a vacation? Summer really is the perfect time to get some well-deserved rest and relaxation. With the kids out of school and beautiful weather, there’s no better time to take a trip. Unless you’re planning a stay-cation, however, a vacation means travel. Whether your plans include a week on the beach in Hawaii, or a simple weekend trip, you will be travelling. Getting ready for your trip can be...

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6 Clues to Cut Kitchen Clutter and Create the Quintessential Cookery

Too much alliteration in the title? Perhaps, but of all the rooms in the typical house, the kitchen probably inspires more creativity than any other. Just thinking about all of the culinary delights that can be fashioned in this room gets the imagination (and the taste buds) going. Besides being a center of creativity in the home, the kitchen is also the part of your house that likely gets used most often. With the constant activity in this room, this is also one of the hardest rooms to keep clean. The constant coming and going of meals and the...

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4 Steps to Keep Your Car Clean

According to a recent study, the average American spends about 100 hours per year in their car just commuting to work. If you add in all the other hours that we spend running errands, traveling for leisure, or just getting from point A to point B, that number would be significantly higher. In fact, it’s quite possible to spend more time in your car than in some rooms of your house. And just like your house, your car can quickly become messy and disorganized. It only takes a little work and planning, however, to keep your car in order....

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Summer Tips: Backyard Organization

Summer is in full swing now. That means it’s time for relaxing on the beach, swimming at the pool, higher gas prices, and all of the other fun filled things that summer entails. With longer days and warmer weather comes the desire to spend more time outside enjoying nature and improving your tan. And what better way is there to enjoy the sunshine than right in your own backyard? At this time of year, backyard barbecues with friends and family are especially popular. If you’re thinking about hosting a bbq, it may be the perfect time to take a...

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Load Your Moving Truck Properly

You are probably wondering why you can’t just place everything in your truck however you please. I can do what I want! What could possibly go wrong? Well, believe it or not, there really is a right way to load a truck. If you choose the right way to load your truck, your valuable possessions will remain safe, you’ll save time, unloading will be easier and your move will be a success. Choose the wrong way and your move could end in disaster. Broken furniture, smashed breakables a ripped mattress, total anarchy…well, you get the idea. So, what is...

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Rental Trucks and You

One of the more important items on your To Do List during your move is actually transporting your belongings. Packing everything into boxes only gets you so far. You still have to load everything, transport it, unload, and unpack when you get to your destination. It would be nice if you could load all of your possessions in the back of your trusty old pickup and move it like the Beverly Hillbillies. Can’t you picture your family and all of your belongings in a 1920’s Oldsmobile truck, headed down the highway toward your new home? You can’t? Well, thankfully,...

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