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Are you thinking about relocating to the Denver area? Wondering where to set up stakes? One of the best places to do so is in Lafayette, just north of the Denver metropolitan area. Here at Elite Storage, a leading Lafayette, CO storage facility, we’ll admit, we’re biased, but with good reason. Colorado is the best place to live! What about the area in general? Since Lafayette is just north of the Denver metro boundary and inside the Boulder metro area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, we’ll dive into a little about both the Denver and Boulder metro areas. The Denver metro area is one of the largest in the Unites States, being the 17th largest. Often called the Front Range, the area boasts good weather, with sunny days for an average of 300 days of the year. Residents are some of the healthiest in the country, with…
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Do you remember these fun lists? Since we are uniquely concerned with safely storing stuff at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO, one day for fun, we sat down and thought of a few of our own. So, you might need a storage unit if … You can’t put your car in the garage. Your junk drawer has grown up and become a junk room, floor, etc. You can’t fit any more clothes into your closet and you have a clothes basket organizational system. There isn’t room for your storage bins, boxes, etc., so you stack them, throw a large sheet over them, and pretend that you got new furniture. You’ve tried the Kondo method and all that gives you joy is ice cream from the freezer. Everything else is headed to the trash. Your bookshelves are so packed that you don’t have room for any more books. Well, go ahead…
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There are as many trends to creating the perfect living space as there are stars in the sky it seems. The latest one of which we’ve heard about here at Elite Storage Units in Lafayette, CO, is “death cleaning.” Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? What is death cleaning? Some people have discovered the trend of death cleaning, which is based on a Swedish practice of reducing one’s belongings in later life. This allows for people to be in charge of their possessions and make decisions about where they should go. Many consider this practice as considerate to one’s surviving relatives since they will not be burdened by clearing out your estate. Additionally, it is easier for the elderly person to keep their home clean without as many things in the house. How do you death clean without creeping everyone out? We’re not necessarily a fan of the term “death cleaning.”…
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What can I do to stop the holiday lights from becoming a rat’s nest in the box? Of all of the things that find their way into storage with a regular frequency are often your holiday decorations. One of the more difficult items to pack efficiently is holiday lights. When packing them, there are several tricks to keep all of those strands of lights from self-tangling. Have you ever carefully packed them up and open a rat’s nest when you get ready to set up? Who knows what they are doing when they are in the boxes, but it must be interesting, right? If you make sure that each strand of lights that you pack is fully functional, no dead bulbs, exposed wires, etc., you will save a ton of time come November. Wrapping each strand on a clothes hanger and stacking them next to each other is a common…
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One of the more common goals made at the New Year is to become more organized. As our lives are increasingly connected to our devices, a growing number of professional organizers include a person’s devices into their organizational programs. We asked ourselves at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO about our own devices and digital lives and their respective organization. As would be expected, we had varying responses. Finding the First Steps I’m not what some would call organized. My method typically looks for a more functional method to getting things done as quickly as possible, rather than having a “system.” When I first tackled the task of organizing my digital life, I looked around for recommendations to improve my digital organization system, or more realistically, lack thereof. I decided to work with my email box first and keep it clear and manageable. It sounds easier than it is, and I…
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As a parent who is sending kids off to their new university dorms or apartments, I wanted to make sure that they had the tools to be able to keep their lives organized and to maximize their small living space. As we’d done this a time or two before with older children, we knew the whole spiel and the lack of storage space in the dorms. Labels can be your friend As one of my daughters has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, we learned that she needed order in her things so that she could maintain a level of calm. As such, we purchased a small label maker from the office supply section of our favorite mass merchandiser. Sure, we could have done chalkboard paint, calligraphy, color coding, micro chips, but that took more time, money, and effort than what we wanted to deal with. Basic and simple, the label maker…
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Is your living room a little smaller than you would prefer? By taking the time to go through the items you currently having in your living room and storing them in your storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO you can open up some much needed space. With the tips listed below you can successfully make your small living room feel larger.   Contain your Clutter With the items you have to have on hand in your home, you will want to keep them as contained as possible in order to maximize the little space you have available. You can easily do this by containing your clutter into storage bins or by installing shelving. Utilize what wall space you have available by installing floating shelves to store a variety of items. Investing in storage bins with wheels can allow you ease of access when placing these bins under coffee…
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We all know the drill. You’ve been planning a move for the last several months. Somehow, your great intentions of packing a box or two a week have fallen by the wayside when you found the old CDs and were caught on memory lane. So, here you are, with a week or two to go, a handful of boxes, a little packing tape, and feeling stressed and overwhelmed. You’re rethinking your life and wondering how you accumulated all of this stuff. News flash – moving stinks. It’s expensive, time consuming, and exhausting. There are a few things that can help you plan for it. Let’s go back to the initial decision to move. You wanted to be closer to work, family, or have outgrown your starter home. You’ve found a great place with natural light, more room and in a great neighborhood. So, why are you contemplating taking a match…
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Storage units are handy to create some more room when you’re moving, organizing, or downsizing. With all of the benefits of using storage in Lafayette CO, there is a chance that you might be inviting unwanted pests into your unit. Management takes reports of a pest infestation very seriously and works with professionals to try to keep your items safe and pest free. Since the units are locked and pests can move in quickly, quick identification is critical when trying to stay ahead of the problem. The following steps are recommended to prevent damage to your goods. Check your unit regularly The simplest way to protect your items is the one that is most often missed by renters. While it is nice to not have to worry about your excess items in storage, regular inspections can help you determine if pests have gotten into your unit. Your inspection should include…
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Has your self-storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO taken a turn for the worse when it comes to organization and useless items? It may be time to go through the clutter and get rid of some of the outdated items in your unit. Listed below are some of the items you might want to consider parting ways with. Outgrown Toys If you have children then you know how many toys your child will go through over the years. If you are storing them in your storage unit you many need to reevaluate the toys you should keep, donate, or toss. You can keep a few of the more novel or interesting toys for nostalgia’s sake. Reach out to your family and friends with growing children and see if they could have a use for the toys. If your plastic toys have been in storage for over 20 years…
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