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When planning and preparing for your move you need to take into consideration how you should be packing your moving truck. Not loading your items properly can result in a lot of broken valuables. We at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO can ease the process with one of our storage units. This way you can take lighter loads and take the time to properly move your items. Below we have provided you with some tips to packing your moving truck the right way.   Create a Plan The worst thing you could possibly do on moving day is not have a plan. It is important to have a game-plan ready when the moving truck arrives. Make sure all of your items are packed, labeled, and ready to go. Talk with those helping you move to decide what items to load first. Make sure you aren’t driving your moving truck during…
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Your office should be a place you can get your work done without any distraction. If you find that you are having a hard time concentrating due to the clutter of your office it is time to give it a much needed makeover. We at Elite Storage in Lafayette can help you with the organization of your office with the use of one of our storage units. We have also gathered some organizational tips to help you through the process.   Plan and Prepare Before tackling the mess that has accumulated in your office, you will want to make a plan. Decide how you want your office to look in the end and steadily work towards that goal. Make attainable tasks to finish within a set amount of time. You can either set aside a whole day or a few hours over a few days to get your office together.…
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Your homes entryway is the first area of your home you and guests see. This often means that it becomes a catch-all for various items as well. To help you in keeping this area clean and organized you can enlist in the help of a self storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO to free up some needed entryway storage space. You can also use the tips we have gathered below to keep your entryway clean and organized.   Recognize your Exit and Entry Habits Depending on what your current routine is it will determine how you should set up your entryway or mudroom. Assess everyone’s needs when they enter and exit your home. Look at the current clutter that is surrounding your entryway. This will tell you what you need in terms of organization. Installing shoe cubbies or hooks for backpacks is always helpful.   Make it Seasonally…
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Basements are known to be the storage unit of the home. If you are thinking about making your basement into a more usable space then you will need the help of a temperature controlled storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette. Placing the items you don’t need to use every day in a storage unit will allow you to get more use out of the space you have in your home. Below we have gathered some steps to help you in creating the basement space you have always wanted.   Start by Sorting Before you can have your basement transformed into the space you have always wanted, you will need to empty out its contents and sort through all of the items you have been storing. Creating piles of items that you will keep, toss, donate, or store. Be picky when it comes to the things you are thinking about…
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When it comes time to move or to place a few items in storage you will want to make sure you are packing them properly. We at Elite Storage in Lafayette care about the condition of your items during their stay in our facility. That is why we have provided some tips for you to follow when it comes to packing up your breakable items.     · Choose the right box. You will want to use boxes that are sturdy enough to hold your fragile items and large enough to fit the item and the adequate amount of packing materials. If necessary you might want to consider adding extra packing material or double-boxing your breakables during transit.   · Fill the items that could collapse inwards. Items such as glasses, bowls, and vases should be filled with tissue paper, extra socks, or newspaper to put equal pressure on all…
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Life changes more often than we expect it to. If one of those life changes includes downsizing your home you want to make sure you have the necessary tools to do so. A storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO can help. We have provided some tips for you to consider when you are going through the downsizing process.   Determine your Needs Before you begin the downsizing process you will want to walk through your home and determine what you really need in order to live comfortably day to day. A lot of the items we tend to accumulate will sit and collect dust because of unmet plans or goals. Get rid of what you aren’t using right now and store what you think you might use in the future.   Go through Everything When you are preparing to move and downsize your living situation you will want…
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Winter months really put a damper on the ability to freely ride your bicycle whenever you please. Instead of having it take up space in your garage, you can easily store it in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. We can keep your bike safe as long as you make the necessary preparations to your bike before its stay. Below are some of the things you can to do prep your bike for storage.   Check your Tires Thoroughly inspect your tires for any holes or tears. These should be repaired before placing your bike in storage. Make sure you tires area fully inflated as well. In order to have your bike remain in pristine condition during its time in storage you will want to make sure the tires stay inflated throughout its duration in the storage unit. The best way to do this is by hanging…
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Not everyone can afford to buy a house, especially with the way the economy is today. Rentals are beginning to be the only option for the majority of families. Just because you are renting a home doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own. With the help of a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette and permission from you landlord, you can create the space you have always wanted. Below are some temporary decorating options you will most likely be allowed to do in your new rental home. •Self-adhesive tiles can be added to your kitchen to give it that personal touch while creating a stunning back-drop. These tiles can often be found at Home Depot. These tiles are meant to be temporary and can easily be put up and taken off when the time comes. •Command Hooks are a fast and easy way to add some personal touches…
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Having a self-storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO can be beneficial in more ways than one. You can trust our facility to keep your items safe and secure during their stay, as long as you follow the rules and avoid placing any of the following items in your unit. Yourself and Family It may seem tempting to live in a storage unit but you really would regret it in the long run. Not only do you lack the necessary amenities, but the law simply prohibits setting up a residence in a storage unit. Pets If you can’t live in a storage unit, neither can your pet. A storage unit does not provide the adequate living amenities for your pet to be comfortable. Storing pets in a storage unit falls under animal cruelty and you could be prosecuted. Plants Unless it is your goal to kill all of your…
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Some of our most beloved items find their way to a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette. To make sure your items are staying in the best shape possible you will want to consider renting a temperature controlled storage unit. Some items need the consistency a temperature controlled storage unit provides. Below is a list of just some of the items that need a consistency in temperature. Wooden Furniture If there is an excessive amount of moisture in the air, which is common in most humid climates, you want to ensure your wooden furniture is protected. Too much moisture can cause wooden furniture to warp and crack. A temperature controlled storage unit will keep the humidity and moisture out by maintaining the temperature of your unit, no matter what the weather is like outside. Leather Furniture Leather can often be tricky to maintain. Whether you are in a hot…
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