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Keeping Family Harmony During The Move

We all know that moving can be a stressful time as an adult, and keeping family harmony during that time is not always easy. Especially since we often overlook how stressful a move can be for our children. Sometimes we can’t help that a move must occur due to divorce, job relocation or maybe the loss of a family member. (Talk about other stresses already in play.) There are no ways to completely remove the anxiety. But as a parent, you ... Read more

Should I Check On My Items When In Storage?

When you use self storage to keep your belongings safe, a few questions probably come to mind; “Should I check on my stuff?” And, “How often should I check on it?” After you have moved all your items into your storage unit and it’s filled to the brim, you are likely very tired. You place your lock on the door and you think, “Thankfully that is over and I am done until I move everything out!” However, that is not the best ... Read more

Pest Prevention

We take pride in maintaining a standard of excellence in all aspects of our business; even the problematic ones such as pest control and pest prevention. We keep our facilities clean, tidy and visually appealing at all times. Our hallways are regularly swept, bits of debris removed and walls wiped down. Every time a tenant vacates, the floor and walls are swept and wiped down in that unit before it is available for a new customer. As a final touch, our ... Read more

How to Maximize Space Efficiently in Your Storage Unit

When deciding what size storage space you need, it’s really about maximizing the potential of the storage unit you are renting. You don’t want to pay for a huge storage unit when you only need one half the size. Let’s talk about how to maximize space efficiently and safely, pack like a pro and secure the correct storage unit size for your needs. Organization is key when you are putting things in storage. While navigating through this step, keep in mind which ... Read more

How to Store Kids’ Artwork and Other Sensitive Items

As parents we love to hold onto our child’s artwork from school, stories they write and awards they win, but we don't always know how to store kids' artwork. And you know how it goes; as the school years go on and we collect more and more artwork, we start to run out of space to keep it all. But we don’t want to part with it either. Great news! You don’t have to keep them in your home anymore and you ... Read more

Reclaim Your Closet – Storing Clothes

It's time to reclaim your closet using self storage! Whether Spring has sprung or Fall is approaching, most women swap the clothes in their wardrobe for the next season. Instead of digging past all those totes or boxes you have piled high with other odd things that we shove in the closet, reclaim it! Stop filling your closets so full that you really can’t use them and your clothes are getting wrinkled and damaged. Consider storing clothes in a self storage ... Read more

Maintaining Your Storage Unit – Short and Long-Term Storage

When using a self storage unit, there are generally two types of renters: short-term, which is storing for 3 months or less; and long-term storage, which is storing for longer than 3 months. Regardless of whether you use a storage unit for 2 months or 2 years (or longer), there are some steps you should take for maintaining your storage unit to keep your valuables safe. Long-Term Storage If you are a long-term storage user, it is crucial to protect your items for future use ... Read more

Featured Business: Rick’s Cleaning Service LLC

Rick Morgan from Rick’s Cleaning Service started out small in 1985, by cleaning carpets, upholstery, walls, ceilings and store front office windows. Then, in March 2014, he established Rick’s Cleaning Service LLC. Located in Lititz, PA, they serve commercial and residential clients in Lancaster County and the surrounding areas. Rick’s Cleaning Service LLC Mission Statement: To Provide the best quality professional cleaning service at a reasonable rate. To work with the customer to help them determine their cleaning needs, to use effective products, be ... Read more

Best Practices When Storing Collectibles and Heirlooms

There are many aspects to take into consideration and put into practice when storing collectibles and heirlooms into storage. These practices become exceptionally vital when preserving the quality of collectibles and family heirlooms. We provide some tips and things to keep in mind so you can keep your valuables in good shape and free of damage while using self storage. The three biggest variables to factor in when storing collectibles, heirlooms and antiques are light, temperature and humidity. When not taken into consideration, ... Read more

Moving Truck Tips – Part 2: Pack a Moving Truck Like It Matters

In Part 1 earlier this month, we reviewed how to choose the right size moving truck. Now we are going to discuss how to pack a moving truck like it matters – maximizing your space and reducing the risk of damage during the move. Rental trucks used for moving are designed to hold a certain amount of items, typically measured in cubic feet. For instance, there are 16-cubic-foot trucks, 24-cubic-foot trucks and other sizes both smaller and larger. But, the capacity of the ... Read more
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