Author: storagegenie

Quick Guide to Organizing Your Storage Unit

So you’ve made the decision to rent a storage unit to help create some space in your life. Perhaps you’ll want to access your stuff from time to time while in storage? Whatever the reason for having the storage unit, you’ll want to ensure a simple and stress free storage experience by taking a few steps to arrange your unit to avoid time consuming rummaging and reorganizing later. Pack efficiently for self-storage Have a plan before you even pack the belongings that you’ll be storing. Place like items together in similar sized boxes. Remember not to over pack large...

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Get That Boat in the Water

Summer is prime boating time. There is perfect weather for plowing through the water in your boat, waterskiing, fishing and just enjoying being on the water. However you use your boat, this is the time to get the most out of it. So, if you haven’t already done it, now is a good time to get your boat out of storage and have some fun. But wait, before you slip your boat into the water, there are a couple of things you need to take care of first. Statistics show that the first couple times you take your boat...

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Time to Fire up the Grill

Summer is officially here! It’s time to set up your hammock, break out the lemonade and start celebrating all the things that make this season so great. One of our favorite things about the summer is throwing a bbq with friends and family. What better way is there to enjoy the warmer weather, than by grilling up some food and spending time with loved ones? Pulling off a great bbq takes a little more effort than just firing up the grill and throwing on some meat, however.  Here are a couple ideas to get you started and help you...

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Motivate Yourself to Get Organized

Cleaning up and organizing your home is not always easy. There is a seemingly endless list of demands in life that keeps us busy and there are plenty of things we would rather do when we actually get a break. It can be really hard to fit cleaning into a busy schedule and even harder to get motivated to actually do it. Here are a few things that may help you get yourself motivated to get organized: MAKE IT A PRIORITY We all have a lot to get done during any given day; however, if you don’t make organization...

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Organization for College Students – What to do this Summer?

Last year we wrote an article on dorm room organization. With such a small living space, and so much going on at college, it can be hard to keep your dorm room organized and looking good. If you want a refresher, take a look at that article here for some ideas on how to keep your dorm room in tip top shape. While we were thinking about college and dorm rooms, we figured it was about time to check back in with the college students out there who are trying to get more organized. Students face unique challenges in...

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Storing Musical Instruments

When a musician plays their instrument, it can be an incredible experience. With the flick of a finger or a simple breath, they can bring the notes on a page to life, shape our emotions, and bring beauty to our lives like few other things can. Whether you are an aspiring musician or an accomplished concert pianist, your musical instrument probably holds a lot of value for you. It goes without saying, then, that you want to take the absolute best care of your instrument. This is especially true when it is in storage. Here are a some tips...

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Spring Cleaning Made Easy

Not long ago we were in the midst of winter. The days were shorter, the temperature cooler, and the weather not quite as good.  With winter behind us, and our clocks set forward, it’s time to enjoy the sun and longer daylight hours, and maybe do a little spring cleaning…well, maybe… Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be so bad this year. Just focus on these spring cleaning basics and you will soon have everything whipped into shape and be halfway to summer before you know it. Get Organized Start by planning out your attack. Make a list of what...

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