Spring into Action! 5 Tips for Taking Back Your Space with Storage

Spring is in the air! Now is the perfect time to refresh your home or office environment. According to a survey by the American Cleaning Institute, 91% of Americans and 96% of Millennials take on the seasonal task of spring cleaning. Most respondents reported participating in this centuries-old tradition because they want a thorough cleaning and less clutter that can make an environment feel cramped. If you’re looking to take back your space, spring into action with our helpful storage tips – and make room for awesome.

Before we dive into our storage tips, let’s cover a couple of types of storage that you may want to consider for your spring-cleaning project.

Types of spring-cleaning storage

Besides deep cleaning, decluttering and organization are central to a thorough spring-cleaning process. There are two primary types of storage to consider when you want to find a new home for your extra belongings:

  1. Home storage solutionsHome storage solutions is a broad category of space-saving products for your home or office, covering everything from bins, baskets, containers, closet shelving, hanging organizers, and more. These items are most helpful for smaller items you use regularly and want to keep on your property. But what should you do with those large, bulky, seasonal, or other items that cannot fit in traditional home storage solutions? You guessed it: self-storage.
  2. Storage unitThe solution for creating a more spacious home or work environment is to store extra items in a self-storage unit. This easy and affordable type of spring-cleaning storage helps you hang onto your belongings – while also taking back your space at the same time. It’s a win-win on a noble quest to make room for awesome.

Next, let’s explore a few storage tips to ensure your unit works for you.

5 Self-storage tips for spring cleaning

When you’re finished spring cleaning, and you’re ready to move your extra belongings into a self-storage facility, practice the following tips to keep your unit organized and items secure.

  1. Label your boxes and bins, so you know what’s in each one.
  2. Pack items you plan to access frequently in the front of your storage unit.
  3. Wrap fragile items in packing paper or bubble wrap and place them in a safe place inside your unit.
  4. Protect furniture with blankets or moving pads to prevent scratches or other damage.
  5. Use a climate-controlled storage unit for sensitive or sentimental items, such as appliances, artwork, collectibles, electronics, musical instruments, and photographs.

Peace, love & storage: What to look for in a self-storage facility

Before committing to a storage unit, be sure the facility you choose cares as much about you and your belongings as you do.

Look for a self-storage facility that:

  • Is clean and welcoming
  • Takes safety and security seriously
  • Offers affordable rates and flexible rental terms
  • Has easy-to-access locations and units, such as drive-up for easy drop-off or pick-up
  • Offers climate-controlled storage options for sensitive and sentimental items
  • Has friendly professionals on-site, ready to help

When it comes to spring cleaning – or anytime – storage, find your happy space with us. Our bright and modern self-storage facilities conveniently situated in Bayonne, Jersey City, and Brooklyn offer the extra storage you need and so much more. Our sparkling clean facility, convenient access, high-tech security, affordability, and flexibility are sure to put a spring in your step. Contact us to discover more about how we’ve reimagined today’s storage solutions for you.

How to Organize Your Space When You’re Working from Home

Home Office

You get to work, but it’s hard to actually get any work done. You’re frazzled from a long commute – and you still have that trip home to look forward to – your phone won’t stop ringing, and the person in the next cubicle won’t stop talking.

“This would all be so much easier,” you think to yourself, “if I could work from home.” Continue reading “How to Organize Your Space When You’re Working from Home”

How to Get Ready for Moving Day

Extra space storage, student storage

On the scale of stressful life events, moving to a new home ranks far below the actual process of buying a home or another major life event.

That doesn’t mean that moving is easy. We see it all the time in the self-storage world. Moving can be a major chore, trying to uproot your family and everything you own, often while still trying to live your daily life.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Moving becomes less stressful when you start early and break down everything you need to do into lists. Whether you’re a college student or a new homeowner–here’s what you need to know to prepare for the big day. Continue reading “How to Get Ready for Moving Day”

Generation Clutter: Why Millennials Need Self Storage

There was a time when it seemed like you couldn’t go online without seeing a news story about how millennials were “killing” some cherished American industry.

Casual dining places like Applebee’s. Cereal. Napkins. Banks. Homeownership.

But here’s one thing millennials aren’t killing: the storage industry. This is a generation of people who are searching for affordable storage to keep their stuff. Here’s why:

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Spring Cleaning is Over. Where Can I Store My Stuff?

We’re publishing this soon after the first full day of summer, but we’re still thinking about spring.

Spring cleaning, to be exact. Even though the season may be over, the warm weather months are the perfect time to spruce things up around your house.

In this blog post, we’ll offer some tips for giving your house a proper cleaning, and some advice on storing the things you’re not ready to part with.

 

Getting ready to clean

Tackling a whole-house clean-up is a big job, and like any major project, you’ll need a plan. Set aside a day to begin cleaning and come up with a list of things to do. Continue reading “Spring Cleaning is Over. Where Can I Store My Stuff?”

5 Things You Shouldn’t Store in a Storage Unit

A self-storage facility is great for anyone who’s in the middle of moving into a new home, remodeling an existing living space, or has just run out of room.

Extra space storage units offer customers safety and security, a chance to protect important or cherished possessions without having to clutter their homes.

But there are limits to what you can store in these units. For safety reasons, there are a few things you shouldn’t store in a self-storage unit, including:

 

1. Food

Ask anyone in the world of self-storage about things that shouldn’t be stored, and “Food products” will likely top their list. Continue reading “5 Things You Shouldn’t Store in a Storage Unit”

How to Organize Your Self Storage Unit

What do you picture when you hear the word “garage”?

Do you imagine the space where you park your car and maybe store a few tools? Or do picture a part of your home that’s so cluttered you have to crawl over boxes and other junk to get what you need?

A self-storage unit offers you a fresh start, a place to keep your things in a clean, well-ordered space.

Whether you need residential storage or business storage, proper storage unit organization is the key to getting the most out of your experience. That’s why we’ve put together these tips on how to organize a storage unit.

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