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Winter Purchases: Supplies and Clothing

iStock_000001396351XSmallWith the change of season comes the need for warmer clothes, winter weather supplies and even a pantry stocked with enough food, medication and other items to tide you over during a blizzard.  If you find the notion of winter shopping intimidating, here are some tips:  


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Reasons Why Snowbirds Should Consider Off-Site Storage

Northern and Midwestern winters can be tough, so many folks in these areas fly south during the colder months. These “snowbirds” typically spend anywhere from 2-5 months each year away from home, basking in the sunny confines of Florida, Arizona or another warm state until spring’s arrival. These folks often rent their homes to short-term...
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Shopping for Singles: Save time, Money, and Space

Shopping for singles isn’t as easy as it might seem. One significant problem is that suppliers often package grocery items in amounts suitable for families of three or more people, which can lead to food waste. Planning your shopping trips ahead of time, as well as learning safe food storage techniques, can make grocery shopping for...
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4 Tips for Selecting a Thoughtful Housewarming Gift

StorageFacilityStorageUnitMoving is a major transition and many people appreciate the support of their friends as they adjust to their new home. If a friend or family member recently relocated, a housewarming gift is a wonderful way to show your support. If you’re having trouble selecting a gift,...
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Six Tips for Renting with Pets

Young woman with her dog against the clear sky.Looking for a place to rent is always an adventure, even more so if you’re a pet owner. Many landlords and property management companies are wary about renting with pets, and for good reason: Irresponsible pet owners can alienate...
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Saving Money on Vegan and Vegetarian Food

Fruits and vegetablesIf you’ve decided to switch to a plant-based diet, or even just cut down on your consumption of animal products, you may be in for some sticker shock.  While there is no reason that a vegetarian or vegan diet should cost more than diets...
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Fitness on a Budget: Get in Shape and Save Money

Diet and exerciseAlong with warmer weather, the approach of Summer also brings out a desire to get into better shape. If you are looking to improve your health and fitness, but are concerned about the cost of exercise equipment or gym memberships, don’t despair. With some...
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Apartment Location: Finding Out What Matters to You

When looking for a place to live, consider your apartment and your neighborhood to be a complete package. While your apartment is certainly the place where you eat, sleep and relax, your neighborhood is, ideally, where you’ll be doing most of your living. Decide what...
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Getting The Most Out Of Your Garage Sale

Whether you are planning a big move or just need to de-clutter your home, a garage sale is a great way to get rid of your extra stuff while earning some extra money. Successful garage sales require some advance planning...
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