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The winter weather is well upon us and so is the need to prep your storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. You will want to make sure your items are packed and prepared properly for the drastic change in temperature and weather, so we have provided you with some tips for when it comes to preparing your storage unit this winter.   Protect your Temperature Sensitive Items While the temperature may not fluctuate tremendously during the winter, it’s important to prepare temperature-sensitive items, such as art, musical instruments, and paper documents, for colder temperatures and the eventual change in weather that comes in the spring. You will want to make sure these item in particular have been properly packed and insulated. It is even worth the effort of going and checking on these items throughout this winter.   Buy Water Tight Bins Using water-tight plastic bins helps protect…
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As the cost of living rises, we find ourselves in smaller and smaller living spaces. This doesn’t have to be a terrible thing. With a little imagination and some help of a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO you can still have an amazing home in a small living situation. Check out the tips below to help you through the process.   Designate Your Areas One of the first tips is to create defined areas of living space. This might seem like a difficult task, but in reality it can be easier than it sounds. Consider using area rugs, for example, to help you transition from a living room to a dining room. The rugs will help you define those areas without the need for bulky dividers or actual walls. You can also use strategically placed furniture to help keep different living areas separate.   Be Flexible What…
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As the winter months are upon us now is the time to get our winter clothing out of our storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette and organize it in our home. Winter clothing is known to take up a lot of space. That is why you need to organize your clothing while maximizing the available space to make it work throughout the winter season. Follow the tips and tricks below to help you get started.   Empty, Sort, and Organize Winter coats often take up a lot of space. Before bringing out your winter wardrobe, take the time to empty out a closet completely to make room for all of your winter clothing necessities. You will be surprised at just how much stuff you had managed to pack into your closet. Determine what items you currently store in your closet can be relocated to another place in your home…
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Your living room is one of the most used rooms in your home. If you don’t have the necessary organization in place your living room can easily become a cluttered mess. We at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO have gathered some tricks to help you in keeping your living room clean and organized.   Control the Trash If you are like most, then you like to snack in front of the television while binge watching your favorite shows. Doing this can often lead to a buildup of trash in your living room. To control the clutter of trash you can place a wastebasket in your living room. Choose one that is more decorative and won’t draw your eye. Having a wastebasket in your living room will make it easier when you tidy up the space each day. Just make sure you don’t forget to take the trash out.   Clean…
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Renting a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette means you have the option of having a Temperature Controlled Storage Unit at our facility. To aid you in deciding whether temperature controlled storage is right for your storage needs, below are some pros when it comes to a temperature controlled storage unit.   Protection from Natural Elements Your items will be kept safe from the ever changing seasons. A temperature controlled unit will keep the items that need extra protection from elements safe by giving your unit a steady temperature year round. Fluctuations in temperature can often damage furniture, pictures, and family heirlooms.   Higher Security Not only will your items be protected from the natural elements and temperature fluctuations, but you will also have higher security with a temperature controlled storage unit. Most units have inside access to your storage unit. This gives us the ability to provide you…
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If you are one of the many taking your RV out for your summer adventures you will want to make sure it is organized. Trying to travel in a cluttered mess can ruin any vacation. Listed below are some tips you can use when it comes to getting your RV organized.   Properly Storing Toiletries Keep all toiletries such as, deodorants, shampoos, and lotions in plastic containers. This will help keep all your bathroom essentials together while protecting your RV from spills. Make sure to keep your plastic container of toiletries close to the bathroom in your RV so it is easier to find.   Save on Kitchen space By eating with paper plates, napkins and plastic cutlery you can increase the amount of cabinet space available in your RV. Many standard plates and bowls take up too much space and have the risk of breaking while on the road.…
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With summer in full swing you are bound to be taking your boat out a few times on the weekend. To help you in making sure your boat is maintained and in tip top shape for every lake day, we at Elite storage in Lafayette, CO have gathered some boat maintenance tips for you to try.   • When washing your boat, use cleaning products specific to boats. Other cleaners my tarnish or ruin the exterior of your boat. If boating in salt water it is very important to clean your boat to remove any salt water that may remain on the boat causing damage to the exterior paint and motor.   • Invest in a boat cover to use while storing or transporting your boat. This will protect the interior of the boat from any harms that may occur when your boat is not in use.   • Dry…
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The popularity of storage auctions has grown over the years all thanks to some popular reality TV shows. What the TV shows don’t show you is what you actually need to know when it comes to storage auctions. We at Elite Storage in Lafayette want you to be informed as to how our storage unit auctions work.   Not Every Unit is Valuable While you might get lucky occasionally, you shouldn’t go into a storage unit thinking you are going to find a gold mine. You might be able to find a few things you can sell for a profit in a storage auction but the reality TV shows make it look like it happens more often than it does.   It’s not impossible to see Inside a Storage Unit Even though you aren’t allowed physically in the unit, you are allowed to look in it. This will give you…
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Bookworms are known to have a large collection of various novels around their home. To keep your collection from cluttering the rest of your home you will need to get creative with your book storage. Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO can help you with the process by providing you with the extra space you might need with one of our storage units. Below are some creative book storage ideas for you to try in your home.   Make Books part of the Décor Incorporating your books onto your extra shelving or on your coffee table will add that extra personal touch your home needs. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your placement. Using books to display other decorations such as candles or trinkets upon a shelf can help on storage space and still give you a unique design.   For the Books you are Currently Reading Keep the books…
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When it comes to having to store your furniture in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette you want to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep it in pristine shape. To help you do this we can provide you with Temperature Controlled Storage Units. We have also gathered some preparations you should do to your furniture before you leave it in your unit.   Furniture Protectors In order to ensure that your furniture will remain in top quality you will want to invest in materials to protect your furniture. By lining your storage unit’s floor with plastic as well as your furniture piece you can keep any harmful substances off of the piece. For added protection you can purchase moving blankets that will act as a padding for your furniture.   Disassemble Most furniture pieces are too big, bulky, and awkward making it hard to…
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