How to Store Your Bicycle Long-Term

If you have a bicycle, there is a good chance that you may need to store it at some point. Whether you have an injury, it’s out of season, or any other number of reasons for not biking, if you do not store your bicycle correctly, you could expose it to unnecessary damage that could be […]

Switching a Seasonal Wardrobe: Summer to Winter

Try to deny it all you want, but summer is officially over. Cue the sad trombone. It’s time to exchange the flip flops and shorts for boots and flannel. Unless your closet could be featured on “MTV Cribs” (Who remembers that show?), rotating your seasonal wardrobe is a must. Look. We can’t all live like […]

How to Move a Queen Size Mattress

When you move it is important to take care of all your valuables.  Everyone is always extremely cautious with their television and expensive furniture, but a lot of the time nobody considers their mattress.  The average cost of a foam mattress is $1,610 more expensive than more televisions.  When a mattress is moved incorrectly it can […]

Preparing Gas Powered Items For Winter Storage

Gas powered items that you use in the spring, summer and fall months are usually among some of the higher priced equipment that you own. Whether it’s a lawnmower, a car, a boat, an RV, or any other gas powered item, you’ll want to keep your things safe and dry throughout the winter months. Winters can […]

What size storage unit do you get 30 days free?

When you rent a truck or trailer for a one-way move, U-Haul offers a free month of storage at participating U-Haul Centers (terms and conditions may apply to Self-Storage affiliates and Independent Dealers). This comes in especially handy when you’re, either, downsizing to a smaller size home and can no longer fit all of your […]

Kitchen Storage Solutions

If you’re anything like me, then you have way more kitchen supplies than you probably need. This is made even more troublesome while confined to small living space such as an apartment. Between the pots, pans, waffle iron, dishes, silverware, cutting boards, crock pot, baking pans, and everything else that you’re expected to store in […]

7 Renovations to Add Value to your Home

After recently moving to an older home in a new city, my parents decided to make some changes to the home.  They wanted to make the house from 1968 more modern and knew they only wanted to make renovations that would increase the value to the home.  The previous owners had built on a room […]

How do you find and rent a storage unit?

The boxes are packed, the truck is loaded and your belongings are being taken into your new home. As you begin to unpack and arrange rooms, you realize there are things that you want to keep but are not an immediate need to be kept in sight. Maybe your new home doesn’t have enough closet/storage space and you […]

What’s the minimum amount of time to rent a storage unit?

Storing your belongings can come in handy for many occasions. Do you need to downsize, but don’t want to get rid of your belongings because you will need them in the future? What about that short term job opportunity overseas? You can store your belongings in a U-Haul storage unit for the time that you […]

Must-Have Supplies for a Self Storage Room

Got so much junk it won’t fit in your trunk? No worries! Throw some of it in a self storage room. Maybe you’re downsizing from a house to an apartment, or you’re moving to a new town and need a temporary place to stow your belongings until you find a permanent home. Whatever your reason […]

How To Make Room For Your First Baby

Whether your first baby is planned well in advance or is a total surprise, there’s one thing that’s true: babies—while small in stature—take up a lot of space! If you and your partner carefully timed the arrival of your little one, then you probably planned on upgrading to a larger size home or apartment. This isn’t always possible, […]

How to Plan a Renovation

If you are a homeowner (or even if you’re not), I’m sure at some point you have spent countless weekends on the couch watching DIY marathons of people buying homes and then throwing on safety goggles and karate kicking through drywall to fix them up. You may then start thinking about all the things you […]