When most people plan on celebrating Earth Day, they are not looking at their self storage facilities for inspiration. This is a time when we look to the skies and to nature, when we come together with entire communities to show support for environmental protection to preserve our world for future generations.
But self storage and Earth Day might not be so far removed as you think. Smart storage—whether in a rented facility or at home—is a great way to avoid throwing things away for future use. When we work and live with limited storage options, it becomes easy to buy disposable items, or give things away only to buy a new item. It might also seem like a good idea to buy shelves or other storage ideas.
However, instead of going to the store to buy more plastic, more materials, more everything, why not try a few innovative, eco-friendly storage solutions? Not only will you help work toward saving the planet, but you might save a few bucks, as well. Here are a few ideas collected from Pinterest and our creative teams at Storage.com. Continue reading
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Since the first yellow marshmallow chicks were sold in the 1950s, Peeps have come a long way. Not only do many kids and, let’s be honest, adults, love to find Peeps in their Easter baskets, but Peeps lovers and DIY fans have found many ways to express their admiration for the confection.
My favorite Peeps treat is simple: a yellow bunny dipped into melted dark chocolate. Yum, Peeps fondue! Whether you prefer to eat Peeps, or decorate your table with them, the possibilities are nearly limitless. Now’s the time to get hopping, or cooking! Continue reading
We have an interesting living arrangement. Our house is actually an upstairs/downstairs duplex with a shared front door and indoor stairs. So basically it’s a house with extra doors, if that makes any sense at all. Continue reading
You might not think self storage is a seasonal issue, but most storage facilities become quite busy when the weather starts to change—especially when the Spring Equinox rolls around and we all start seeing a little more sun. Nothing feels better than making a fresh start and clearing out the winter doldrums by organizing your storage space to make room for the year to come.
Of course, organizing storage units can be an intimidating task. If you are like most people, you use storage facilities as a last-ditch effort, a place to put items that no longer fit in your home or in your life. This makes these materials particularly daunting to tackle. We recommend that you bring a team of people with you to clean your storage facility, and to come with two main items: plenty of boxes and a heavy-duty black pen. Continue reading
We all have those few pieces of furniture that we know could use a little something to bring it back to life. For me, it’s a few ottomans.
I love this piece of furniture, especially if you can find some that open up for storage because then they become dual purpose. Ottomans are totally functional, you can use them as footstools, additional seating, even a coffee table, there are a ton of choices.
But, probably because they are so functional, it’s pretty easy for ottomans to start getting a bit beat up faster than a lot of your other furniture. But, that’s ok, because ottomans are one of the easiest pieces of furniture to get a nice DIY project going on. So, let’s get started! Continue reading