Author: storagegenie

How to Store Photos

Not long ago a photographer and antique camera collector came across a very old camera that he bought to add to his collection. To his surprise, the camera contained undeveloped film inside that was almost 100 years old. The collector carefully developed the photos from the camera and discovered, to his delight (and amazement) that there were several pictures that were still in good condition. It turned out that the pictures documented the final days of World War One. This story gathered international attention soon after it happened for several reasons, not the least of which was the fact...

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Storing Art Like a Pro

Who doesn’t love art; it beautifies the space around us, brightens up our home or office, and makes us feel life more intensely by conveying our deepest emotions. If you have an art collection but not the means to keep everything on display, then you’ve probably put a little thought into how to properly store your art. Storing art so it stays in good condition takes a little bit of planning and preparation. You can’t just throw it in a closet or the garage and expect it to last. Art museums throughout the world have also put a great...

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Prepping Your Boat before Storage

Being a boat owner is great. There are few things better than taking your boat on the water, cruising through the waves, water-skiing or wakeboarding, and spending time with friends and family in the sun. What do you do with your boat when you are not using it, however? This is a question that has probably bothered boat owners more than anything else throughout the ages. You can almost imagine the ancient Greeks trying to solve this conundrum with their Triremes after their adventures at Troy were done… So, what do you do? Where should you store your boat…and...

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Tips for Storing Wine

Giving advice on how to store wine can be somewhat difficult because there are many different types of wine and so many opinions on the topic. Most wine enthusiasts will agree, however, that there are some basic storage conditions and best practices that you should adhere to. Here are a few things you should keep in mind: Temperature Your wine storage area should be kept at a cool and constant temperature. The ideal temperature range is between 50 and 60° F. Any temperatures outside this range can harm your wine. Even a very short exposure to extreme temperatures can...

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Happy Holidays from Price Self Storage

The holiday season is in full swing now. Everywhere you look, decorations are up, holiday goodies are being served, and festivities have begun. Even the weather outside is “frightful”, or at least a little bit colder here in California  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just enjoy spending time with family and friends, gift giving is a big part of this season.   It is a great time of year that is all about giving and helping others. Storing Gifts Whether you got your shopping done months ago, or you are a last minute shopper, finding a good place...

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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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