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  • bookish
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 29, 2020
     
     
    • Personal Storage
    • Portable Storage
    • Downsizing

    How to Store Books in a Storage Unit

    Are your closets drowning in books that you have gathered over the years? Are you moving and in need of a place to store your books temporarily? Whatever the reason, storing books is a bit trickier than storing other household items. Without proper care, books will deteriorate and ruin if not stored in the right conditions. If you have a valuable collection or just want to ensure your old favorites don’t get damaged, there are certain steps you should take to keep your collection safe and intact for years to come. Here are a few tips and tricks for how to properly store your books in a storage unit.
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  • garbage
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 23, 2020
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • Home Storage
    • Cleaning

    Things You Should Never Store in a Garage

    Your garage is a great place to store excess items and if you are like many people, it may have even turned into a space for shoving and hiding away pretty much everything but a car. While it certainly is an ideal home for lawn equipment, tools, and sports gear, there are certain things you should never store in your garage. Because it is difficult to regulate temperatures and moisture levels in your garage throughout the year, some items could get ruined and might even pose a health risk to you and your family. Here is a list of common items that should never be kept in a garage.
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  • elders
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 21, 2020
     
     
    • Downsizing
    • affordable moving
    • Portable Storage

    Moving Elderly Parents Out of Their Home

    For many people the time will come when they are faced with the difficult task of moving their aging parents out of their home and into a retirement community. This can be both a physically and psychologically exhausting process for everyone involved. Elderly parents might not exactly welcome this change in their lives. They might be sad about leaving a home filled with memories and they might feel as if they have lost a sense of independence. If you have found yourself in this situation, the good news is that there are some great ways to get elderly parents excited about this new chapter in their lives while successfully transitioning them to a new home. The following tips can help guide you through each stage of this moving process
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  • apartments.com
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 16, 2020
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • Downsizing
    • affordable moving

    Moving from a House to an Apartment

    As you prepare to make the move from a house to an apartment, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the changes. You are probably wondering how you will adjust to life with less space, but you should keep in mind that there are plenty of perks that come with apartment life. Sure you don’t have your own yard, but you also don’t have the responsibilities that come with yard maintenance. And while you might have less space, you also don’t have the expense of dealing with repairs when things break. Many apartments also come with some great amenities such as a pool and workout facility. So, whether you are downsizing, looking to save money, or you are living in an apartment temporarily, there are definitely some things to consider to make the adjustment smoother. Consider the following tips for a successful transition from a house to an apartment.
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  • home office (1)
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 14, 2020
     
     
    • Storage Tips
    • Portable Storage
    • Home Storage

    How to Declutter Your Home Office ​

    As the novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country, millions of Americans have found themselves working from home. That means people are spending more time than ever in their home office. Whether you have a dedicated room, an alcove, or a desk in your living room, a cluttered office space can increase stress and anxiety and decrease productivity. Even the most spacious offices can accumulate paper and clutter over time, and a good decluttering could be beneficial in getting you back on track. If you’re finding it hard to get things done and stay focused due to an unorganized office space, consider the following tips for decluttering your home office and regenerating your creativity and productivity.
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  • piano key
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 07, 2020
     
     
    • SMARTBOX Moving Tips
    • Moving
    • affordable moving

    Moving a Piano ​

    A piano is more than just a musical instrument. It is a piece of furniture, a work of art, and in some cases even a family heirloom. They are also extremely heavy and require some serious strength and meticulous attention in order to move them. The process of moving a piano is not the same as moving a sofa, a refrigerator, or any other large piece of furniture. In addition to being heavy, pianos are fragile instruments that contain hundreds of tiny parts. Beneath the wood frame, there are finely-tuned felt covered hammers, strings, keys, pedals, and a number of other complex mechanisms. As a result, pianos can easily be damaged when they are moved. In order to minimize the risk of damage to the piano and injury to the movers, consider these tips for how to move a piano safely.
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  • how to store a mattress
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 02, 2020
     
     
    • Packing Tips
    • Portable Storage
    • Home Storage

    How to Store a Mattress

    There is nothing like kicking off your shoes and crawling into bed after a long day. Your mattress serves as more than just a piece of furniture for your bedroom. It acts as your place of respite and provides you with a good night’s sleep. Mattresses are an important part of our lives, and they are quite an investment. That’s why it’s important to take proper care of your mattress. With the right care and maintenance, a good mattress can last 10-15 years. Part of caring for your mattress is storing it properly.
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  • fridge
    Dusty Rhodes
      Sep 30, 2020
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • Renovating
    • Personal Storage

    How to Store a Refrigerator

    A refrigerator is one of the most common appliances that people need to put in storage. Given that a refrigerator is an expensive appliance, it is important to take the necessary precautions to prevent damage and keep it in good working order. Though it may seem easy enough to simply unplug it and place it in a storage unit, there are actually important steps that should be taken to avoid mold, pests, and undesirable odors. Proper storage will also ensure the refrigerator works properly when it’s time to move it back to the home. Consider the following tips for properly storing your refrigerator.
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  • declutter garage
    Dusty Rhodes
      Sep 24, 2020
     
     
    • Cleaning
    • Home Storage
    • Organization

    How to Declutter a Garage

    Are you tired of parking your car in the driveway because there isn’t room in your garage? If so, you aren’t alone. Many homeowners that have a two car garage can’t enjoy the perks of covered parking because their garage is filled with everything but a vehicle. From lawn equipment and sporting goods to holiday decorations and tools, the garage tends to be a catch all for many items. So, how exactly is one supposed to find the time (and the space) to organize all of this stuff? Consider the following tips for turning your cluttered garage into a perfectly organized masterpiece.
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  • hazy summer days
    Dusty Rhodes
      Sep 18, 2020
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • Personal Storage
    • Packing Tips

    How to Store an American Flag ​

    Nothing symbolizes freedom and patriotism quite like the American flag. Displaying an American flag is a fantastic way to show respect and love for our beautiful country. Flying the flag proudly is a great way to commemorate special holidays including Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day and it’s a physical reminder of the sacrifices that have been made to preserve our nation. While the American flag can be displayed any time of the year, some people choose to place it in storage between holidays to preserve its condition.
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