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Making Room for Your Baby In a Small Space

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Making Room for Your Baby In a Small Space While experienced parents may tell you that you need a much bigger home, making a smaller apartment work for a new baby is very possible. You simply have to know how to maximize the space that you do have and be willing to compromise on a few things, including your decor, to make room for the baby. There is no need to buy or rent a new home right away because you have added another member. You can make use of a few of the following tips and turn your small space into a great place to raise your family. Self Storage Spaces Homeowners or renters who have limited space need to think outside the box or, in this case, above the box. Self Storage is the key to organizing small spaces and it can work perfectly for when your new addition arrives. If you are lacking closet space, consider hanging a bar on the wall and display your baby's clothes. Not only does this get them out of the way, but it can be a great addition to the décor. Hidden Storage in Empty Spaces Take advantage of modular storage units that can be suspended directly from the ceiling. Whether you want to store extra clothes or baby supplies, it is a great way to get them out of your way and keep them from causing clutter in your home. Double-Duty Furniture A baby in your home can easily overwhelm you and leave you with a mess. Organizing your small space is the only way you are going to be able to keep yourself sane. A great way to get organized is to make your furniture do double-duty. Utilize seating that can be also used for storage. A bench can hold clothing and other essentials that you do not wish to display. You may prefer the stylish look of your entertainment center, but putting your television on a beautiful dresser will also provide you with hidden storage space. Use ...



August 23rd, 2021


STORAGE SIZE BY TRUCK LOAD

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Calculating storage unit size based on truck load So, you have your moving truck packed and you're headed to one of our storage facilities surrounding the twin cities in Minnesota to unload it into your brand new storage unit. You have a couple of key pieces of information, but you still can’t figure out what size storage unit you need. a) You know the size of the truck but you have no idea what size storage unit you need. Or, b) Your moving company tells you that you have a 7,000 pound truck load but when you go to reserve your storage unit online your options are 5’x5′, 10’x10′, 10’x20′, etc. Now, this is quite a math equation. If you are loading up a moving truck to bring items into storage but you do not know what size storage unit you need, you’re in the right place! Our managers at Town Centre Self Storage, Tonka Self Storage, Gopher Mini & Outside Storage, New Hope Storage, Knollwood Self Storage, Lakeville Dodd Storage, Coon Rapids Storage, Highway 8 Self Storage, Meadowbrook Self Storage and Airlake Self Storage are all here to help! Let our trained professionals take that weight off of your shoulders! They can recommend moving supplies, strategies to organize your space for optimal use, whether you need climate controlled or standard storage and much more!Other helpful links: How to properly store photos, Tips for decluttering, How to move quickly. ...



July 23rd, 2021


HOW TO PROPERLY STORE AWAY YOUR PHOTOS

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HOW TO PROPERLY STORE AWAY YOUR PHOTOS Photographs are memories. You want to be completely assured that they are protected during storage. There are numerous factors to consider when storing your oh so precious reminders of the past. As you read further, you’ll understand the suitability of climate-controlled storage to prevent mold, mildew, and fading. Keep in mind that we are discussing developed, not digital, photos. Choose the Proper Containers for Your Photos Do not make the mistake of purchasing the cheap albums and boxes for your photos as the quality doesn’t provide you the protection you will need. They could potentially contain acids or adhesives that can harm, age, and degrade your photos. Look for items that are archival quality: photo safe, acid, lignin, and PVC free. Contact Town Centre Self Storage to speak to one of our trained managers for tips and moving supplies. Properly Load Your Photo Containers Even archival quality storage containers will not protect your photos if not filed properly.Overfilling an album can cause your pictures to bend or crease. If photos are not affixed properly, they can fall out of your album resulting in loss or damage. Overfilling a photo box causes the same problems as an overfilled album. Underfilling allows pictures to move around, causing curled or frayed edges and scratches. Additionally, it can cause your photos to stick together in either circumstance. If your box isn’t full, use archival quality dividers to prevent shifting or sticking. Town Centre Self Storage can provide you with wrapping paper/newsprint/packing paper to help take that additional step in protecting your photographs. It’s okay to stack photos loosely if you’re not storing in a humid or high temperature environment but for extra precaution, Town Centre Self Storage has the moving supplies you need.Some additional recommendations: Do not use tape or glue to affix photos in albums. Mount photos only on archival paper. Never hold photos together using paper clips or rubber bands. It’s not a good idea to store ...



July 13th, 2021


Tips for Decluttering!

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Tips for Decluttering Your Home! Will it Fit in a 5x10 Storage Unit? How to Move Quickly! Clutter in your home can not only cause added mental stress, but also holds dust, dirt, and unwelcome critters in your home. By taking a few simple steps, you can prevent your home from accumulating unnecessary items that eventually result in piles of clutter. Below is Meadowbrook Self Storage’s top tips and tricks on how to clean current clutter in your home while also preventing it in the future. Keep, donate, trash, storage Next, go through your clutter one room at a time and decide what you would like to keep, donate, put into storage or toss in the trash. One rule to keep in mind is to think of the last time that you used or needed it. If you cannot remember the last time you used it, or have not used it in the past 6 months, you will be better off either throwing it away or donating it. If you are not ready to part with your items Meadowbrook Self Storage has the storage and moving boxes you need to declutter your home. Uncover the truth One of the most important steps in decluttering is discovering why you have clutter in your home. Are you unable to part with items from your past? Are physical items bringing you comfort? Unveiling the reason for holding onto items that you truly have no use for will help you overcome allowing a cluttered home in the future. Design a layout Now that you have organized your items that you would like to keep, you will need to design a layout for those items. Place similar items together, or group by purpose or use. Meadowbrook Self Storage’s packing supplies will be helpful. This will help you mentally prepare for how you would like them organized. Grab a piece of paper and design a layout for how you would like the items to be organized, Whether using filing cabinets, bookshelves, ...



July 13th, 2021


How to Move Quickly!

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How to Move Out Quickly! Planning a move and having months to pack is already a huge task in itself. If you have found yourself looking to move in less than a week, well, that is a bigger obstacle. You may think it is impossible to pack and move all of your belongings in your home within a few days, but with Coon Rapids Storage’s help and a strong mindset, you can move out of your home quickly and easily! Step 1) Begin packing immediately Start by packing the most challenging room in your house, which is most likely your kitchen or basement. These rooms tend to have a lot of separate household items that require more time to pack than other rooms. Do not procrastinate on packing, as it often takes longer than you anticipated! Do not forget to pick up your moving supplies from Coon Rapids Storage in advance! Get the proper packing supplies Click here for a list of supplies Coon Rapids Storage offers. We have all the necessities needed to pack your items safely and conveniently. Create a keep, throw away, and donate pile for each room The less stuff you have, the less time your move will take. Do not be afraid to get rid of items that are no longer needed. If you have not used the item in over a year, you can probably live without it! If you know where you are moving to next, think about how much space your new home will have. Make sure to downsize accordingly so you are not stuck moving with objects you don't have space for! Pack one room at a time When you are in a time crunch, it is easier to organize and pack all of your items in one room at a time. This way, your moving boxes will be full and organized according to each room and will make ...



July 13th, 2021


Storage Guide for College Students

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Summer Self Storage Guide for College Students June 10th, 2021 Tips for decluttering, Will it fit in a 5x10?, How to Move Quickly If you’re a college student who has been living in either a dorm, an apartment or a sorority or frat house, you may be preparing to go home for the summer. Maybe your summer plans include study abroad or an internship in another city. Possibly, you are just hanging out at home with family and friends. Whatever your summer holds, if you’re leaving campus temporarily, you’re going to need a safe, secure self storage facility for your belongings. Lakeville Dodd Storage is a great place to store your items. Before you rush out to lease summer self storage, we have some tips and tricks that will help you save time, money, and your parent’s sanity. Reach out to our professional office managers at Lakeville Dodd Storage to discuss any questions you may have. Why Do You Need Summer Self Storage? As you’ve noticed by now, at the end of every semester you somehow have more belongings than you started with. Every summer it ends up in your parent’s garage or basement on top of their already extensive collection of non-essential junk. Summer self storage at Lakeville Dodd Storage can easily solve this problem. They also sell moving boxes and moving supplies right there in the rental office, they can offer you a truck to rent too! Space: This is a big one. Dorm rooms are cramped. It’s great to have a place to store extra books and off-season clothing, not to mention any other strange things you may have accumulated. Flexibility: Most self storage facilities like Lakeville Dodd Storage offer flexible month-to-month leasing. You’ll be able to rent on your schedule without the hassle of a long-term commitment. Lakeville Dodd Storage offers Month to Month leases! Travel or Study Abroad: The opportunity to travel or study in a foreign country is incredible, but what about the stuff? Instead ...



July 13th, 2021


Will it Fit in a 5x10 Storage Unit?

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Will it Fit in a 5x10 Storage Unit? MEADOWBROOK SELF STORAGE Self Storage, Size Guide, 5x10, Storage Questions, Moving Supplies, Self storage locations Minnesota, Truck rental, How to Move Quickly! For those who are new to self-storage, the vast array of options can seem very intimidating. Whether you are downsizing, moving out of a college dorm, or simply decluttering, Meadowbrook Self Storage is here to help. We offer the expertise of our on-site managers to assist you in picking the right-sized unit. You can also check out this self storage size guide and calculator for other storage units sizes located at Meadowbrook Self Storage. Figure out what you need to store The first plan-of-action is to set aside or take note of everything that you need to store at Meadowbrook Self Storage. Take an inventory of furniture, boxes, and appliances and decipher what you would need to fit. This is often the stage where you can declutter and donate, or throw away items that are no longer needed. Make piles of smaller items, or neatly pack them into boxes so that you can visualize what you are keeping. While noting larger items, it is recommended to measure each item as sometimes they can be stored vertically, rather than horizontally. You can reach out to Meadowbrook Self Storage to assist you with all of your moving supplies and recommendations. What can you fit in a 5x10 unit? A 5x10 unit at Meadowbrook Self Storage is perfect for those “closet cleanout” projects due to it being compared to the size of a walk-in closet. Let Meadowbrook self storage put things into perspective, the lists of items below will all fit comfortably in a 5x10. ● Bedroom Furniture (dresser and nightstands) ● Twin or Queen Size mattress (Do not forget to purchase your mattress covers at Meadowbrook Self Storage) ● Large Appliances (example: dishwasher) ● Bicycle’s● Office Furniture - desk, chairs, electronics, etc. ● Mid-sized Boxes or Storage Containers. Another way to think of it is that this ...



July 13th, 2021