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Spending A Year Abroad? What You Should Do With Your Car While You Are Gone

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spending A Year Abroad? What You Should Do With Your Car While You Are Gone

When you are planning to spend a year abroad, whether for school or work, you will have a wide variety of factors to consider when getting ready for your time away from home. One of the biggest factors to consider is what you will do with your car while you are gone. There are many different car storage options that you may wish to choose from when you are out of the country. Get to know more about some of these options so that you can ensure that you car is safe and secure until your return.  A Secure Car Storage Parking Lot There are...

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Storing Your Piano

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Storing Your Piano

Pianos not only make beautiful music; they are often lovely pieces of furniture. Of course, they are large pieces of furniture that take up a lot of room and require special care. When you need to store your piano, you should take more precautions than when you are storing other home furnishings. Climate Control You need to rent a climate controlled storage unit for your piano. These instruments are actually quite vulnerable to extreme temperatures and can crack and warp in cold and heat. They are percussion instruments that also have...

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Four Reasons Why Graduating College Seniors Might Want To Take Advantage Of Self Storage

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Reasons Why Graduating College Seniors Might Want To Take Advantage Of Self Storage

The advantages of self-storage are particularly attractive to graduating college seniors. A self-storage unit can take some of the stress out of graduating and needing to relocate lots of bulky possessions.  The following are four of the biggest reasons why renting a self-storage unit is a particularly good idea for young people whose university years are drawing to a close: Make it easier to stay organized if you’re moving back with parents It’s not uncommon for college graduates to temporarily move back in with their...

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4 Tips for Storing Bulk Children’s Craft Supplies

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips for Storing Bulk Children’s Craft Supplies

Children’s art supplies can quickly overtake your home, especially if you are a primary teacher or youth leader for young children. You need to stockpile certain craft items, like toilet paper rolls, without sacrificing your living space to them. A small self-storage unit can be just the thing, especially if you are storing things for several classes or clubs. The following tips can help you store the items without any problems. Tip #1: Opt for plastic Many children’s craft items can attract pests. Certain glues and paste products...

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Safely Prepare, Pack And Store Your Vintage Toys

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Safely Prepare, Pack And Store Your Vintage Toys

Vintage toy collecting is popular among all ages of people. These collections can quickly grow and begin to take over too much of the home. If you have vintage toys that you aren’t quite ready to let go of, but don’t have enough space in your home for, a storage unit at places like North Star Mini Storage can help you preserve their condition and make space for those new toys that you want to add to your collection. Here you will learn how to prepare, pack, and store your vintage toys to ensure they remain in good...

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Setting Up Your Self-Storage Unit So You Can Keep Track Of Your Things: Three Tips

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Setting Up Your Self-Storage Unit So You Can Keep Track Of Your Things: Three Tips

The idea of cleaning out your home and putting some belongings into a self-storage unit can give you a sense of relief because your home won’t be cluttered with a lot of extra things. However, if you just store things inside the unit without a plan, it can be difficult to find what you need when you return to the unit. Use the following suggestions to create order inside your self-storage unit so that you can retrieve items without too much trouble. Use Colored Tape on Your Boxes One of the easiest ways to keep track of where certain...

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Do’s And Don’ts Of Safe And Secure Long-Term Self-Storage

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do’s And Don’ts Of Safe And Secure Long-Term Self-Storage

If you are overwhelmed with the thought of how you are going to pack all of your household items into a storage unit for the time you are away on a distant work assignment, then there are many things that you can do to help make the process easier on yourself and safer for your belongings. Follow these guidelines to ensure that your belongings are safe and secure in your self-storage unit while you are away for business: Do: Always use new boxes that are designed specifically for moving and storage. These boxes will stack in a more stable...

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How To Store Winter Toys

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Store Winter Toys

Putting away your winter toys frees up space for the activities of summer. Whether these toys consist of simple sleds or expensive skis, proper storage is a must. Make sure you are storing everything correctly before you take it to your self storage unit. Sleds Plastic sleds need very little care before you store them. Simply make sure they are completely dry, since moisture can lead to mildew and mildew can stain plastic. Once the item is in storage, hang it on the wall. Most plastic sleds have hanging holes or an attached rope for this...

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Pack Smartly Before Taking Your Items to a Self-Storage Facility

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pack Smartly Before Taking Your Items to a Self-Storage Facility

Renting space at a self-storage facility can be the key to allowing you to bring order to your home. Seldom-used possessions, seasonal decor items and more can be relocated to your storage unit and retrieved when needed. One of the best ways to save money on the cost of your storage space is to pack your items carefully before relocating them — doing so can often mean that you can use a smaller unit. Although you might be in a hurry to gather your things and begin loading them in the unit, allowing adequate time for packing your...

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Using Storage To Help With Downsizing When Moving

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Using Storage To Help With Downsizing When Moving

If you are planning a move that will be a downsize, you’ll need to make sure that you end up in your new home with less things. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to get rid of things before you’re ready to. Here are four ways renting a self storage unit when downsizing can help make your move less painful. 1. Taking the Time to Sell and Donate If your move is happening quickly or was unexpected, you aren’t going to want to just trash perfectly good items you don’t need any more. If you don’t have...

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