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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 a plethora of outdoor activities supported by the geographical features. Biking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, hiking/walking, etc. are each readily available, and the Rocky Mountains are within about 30 to 45 minutes from wherever you are in the area.

The Boulder metropolitan area is comprised of Boulder County which includes Lyons, Allenspark, Nederland, Louisville, and Lafayette. Lafayette has a population of roughly 25,000 and is rated highly by independent sources for its schools, cost of living, the percentage of college-educated residents, and outdoor space and walkability scale. Being that the area is closer to the mountains; residents have spectacular views of the prominent Flatiron Mountains.

What about the weather – 300 days of sunshine?!

This is one of the things about Colorado that most Coloradoans would prefer stays just that – a secret. Sure, there are spectacular snowstorms that blow through the area, sometimes dropping several inches of snow. For many of these storms, the sun is shining the next day and the world becomes a bright and clear. While some areas try to boast better snow than Colorado, truth is, they really don’t deliver.

OK, I will be moving to Lafayette, so what else should I know?

Since finding your dream house may not be complete before you move, sometimes new residents need to put a few items into storage. Since the temperature range in this area can shift drastically – remember what we said about snow/sun, finding a good temperature controlled storage facility in the area if you need a storage unit is a good plan. We strongly recommend putting your antiques, valuables, musical instruments (especially pianos) into a climate controlled unit until you are all settled.


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Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

How to Make your Living Room Feel Larger

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 tables or end tables.


Lighting Tricks

One trick to consider when trying to make your small space feel larger is to have as much natural light in the room as possible. Expand the natural light by strategically placing mirrors on the wall in your living room. The light will bounce off the mirrors and make the space seem a lot larger than it actually is.


Add Height

Another trick to use when enlarging a space is to hang artwork or shelving higher up on the wall than you normally would. By placing these items high on the wall you create the illusion of higher ceilings. Before hanging these items you can test their placement by hanging newspaper cut to the exact size of the frames. This way you can move around the newspaper and get the right arrangement of where you want your artwork before making any unnecessary holes in the wall.



It is important to expand your pallet when it comes to paint colors. If you are trying to expand the space you have, it is important to stick with a lighter color. Dark colors will make a space seem smaller and more confined. Painting the walls and furniture a lighter tone will open up the space and make it seem larger than it actually is.

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Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

Tips to Help you Move

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 to it all and walking away?

Purge, purge, purge

Did you get that? No? We’ll try one more time – purge. Our society has somehow given the misconception that stuff is equal to having happiness and success. You can use a six-month rule with your possessions. If you haven’t used it in six months, you need to donate, sell, or trash it. This doesn’t necessarily mean your great grandmother’s china, but those cords that you don’t remember what they go to, your VHS tapes, and your collection of plastic grocery bags – it’s completely ok to get rid of them.

Get a storage unit

After you’ve purged your unneeded items, find short-term self storage in Lafayette CO. Having a designated place for everything will help you stay focused and motivated. In so doing, you are giving yourself the peace of planning and contemplating what you need and designating a location to be the holding place for your items as you pack them up. Being able to have a place to move things can help you feel less stressed during the transition time. Commit to take a specified number of boxes to the unit each week and do it.

Get great boxes

Everyone has a favorite type of (free) moving box. If you ask, you’ll get advice on the best moving boxes. After four moves in six years, I discovered a hidden secret one morning when I was sitting in the McDonald’s drive through waiting for my breakfast. They have boxes! I will never use any other box than one from the golden arches. Their French fry boxes are sturdy, uniform, and just the right size. Packing in the uniform boxes as much as possible will keep your packing efficient. An added bonus is that these boxes are big enough to make a dent in your stuff, and are small enough to not get too heavy. As you stack them in your Lafayette, CO storage unit, try to stack the boxes with their labels showing and if possible, organize by room.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:00

How to Keep your Tools Safe in Storage

Whether you have just run out of room in your home or can’t seem to part with the tools you just don’t need right now, you can trust Elite Storage to provide you with the perfect unit to store all of your tools. We have temperature controlled storage units that provide you with the best protection available when it comes to the things you care about. Listed below are a variety of tools you may be looking to store and how to store them properly.


Hand Tools

Freezing temperatures can make many metal or plastic parts brittle and particularly susceptible to breakage if you use them at very cold temperatures. To avoid this, get into the habit of taking hand tools out of the cold before use; let them sit inside the house for an hour or more. Keep in mind that metal tools can rust if left out. Make sure you have them stored in a place that moisture from the air can’t get to the tools.


Power Tools

Any kind of power tools should be cared for throughout the cold winter months. Keeping them away from moisture is key. Have them elevated off of the storage unit floor to reduce the risk of damage. Make sure you allow your power tools to adjust to a warmer temperature before using. Using your power tools when they are still cold could cause extensive damage. Make sure your power tools are properly lubricated according to their user manual.


Gas Powered Tools

You need to take special care of your tools that are gas powered such as your lawn mower and chainsaw. If not properly winterized, gasoline left in an engine can gum up the carburetor or other parts, unlubricated engine parts can corrode, and moisture may affect the ignition system. A standard winterizing procedure includes:

•Drain the gasoline (or add a gasoline stabilizer). Gas that stands in the tank for more than one month can form a layer of varnish on the inside of the fuel components, and draining the gas reduces this problem. Or, you can add a can of gasoline stabilizer to the tank.

•Change the oil on 4-stroke engines. This will keep dirt and other particles in the oil from sticking to parts of the engine.

•Seal the fuel cap. Engines emit small amounts of fumes even when they aren't running. Cover a vented fuel cap with a piece of aluminum foil to prevent evaporation.


As you can see the use of a temperature controlled storage unit at Elite Storage is the best way to protect your tools from fluctuating temperatures this spring. Call us today for more information about the units we have available.



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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 00:00

How to Create a Child Friendly Bathroom

As your children grow you will want to give them the freedom of completing their daily bathroom processes on their own. To help them accomplish this you will have to make some adjustments in the bathroom they use most regularly. Getting rid of unnecessary items in that bathroom is easy with the use of a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette. We have also gathered some helpful tips to get you started on creating the perfect bathroom for your child.


Lower the Towel Hooks

How often do you walk into your child’s bathroom to see a wet towel on the floor? You can easily get rid of this problem by installing hooks at a level close to your child’s height for them to hang their towel on. Get them motivated to use their new towel hook by personalizing their towel space with their name.

Organize with Bins

The use of plastic bins in your child’s bathroom could get rid of the majority of the clutter. If you have younger children you are bound to have a large amount of bath toys. You can store the bath toys in a plastic bin while they are not in use. Put the bin on a shelf or in the cupboard to keep the floor space clear. Set aside a plastic bin for muddy or wet clothing that your child tends to leave on the bathroom floor. Tossing it in the bin is the easiest way to get it into the laundry room to be washed.

Cleaning Supplies

Each bathroom in your home should have its own cleaning supplies. This will save you from having to tote around cleaning supplies to each room in your house. Keeping them in a small caddy for storage is easiest. If you have small children make sure to place the cleaning supplies in an area that they can’t get into.

Personalize their Bathroom Supplies

If you have more than one child using this bathroom you can easily keep all of their own personal bathroom supplies together by giving them their own caddy or bag. They can keep their toothbrush, hair accessories, facewash, etc. in their bag without fear of someone else using it. Coordinate each bag by color to make it fun for each child.

Maximize Available Storage

Bathrooms are known to be small and never have enough storage space. Installing shelving and cubbies in your child’s bathroom can help you to utilize the available wall space. Remember to take advantage of the space you have available behind your bathroom door as well by installing a towel rack or over the door hanging storage.


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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

How to Store Holiday Decorations

Now that the holiday season is over it is finally time to put away all of your decorations. In order to keep them in pristine shape for next year you will want to make sure you are storing your decorations properly. Placing them in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette will ensure their safety and quality during their stay. Below we have gathered some preparation tips you can follow in order to properly store your holiday decorations.


Storing Linens

Before you store you holiday themed linens, such as tablecloths, blankets, tree skirts, etc. you will want to make sure they are clean. One way to store your holiday linens is in a suitcase, to keep away the risk of moisture damage. To keep away moths and keep your linen smelling wonderful, you can put one or two lavender scented dryer sheets between the linens.


Storing Artificial Trees

While it may seem like a good idea to continue storing your artificial tree in the box it came in, you may want to reconsider. Try a commercially available Christmas tree bag or Christmas tree box to protect your tree. There are also convenient tree bags with wheels, big and strong storage bags for large trees, and bag sets that split up the weight of the tree. This will protect your tree from moisture and unwanted guests.


Storing Ornaments

If you can, save the boxes that your ornaments came in. These are made specifically to hold each ornament so they won’t get damaged. If the box has already been tossed there is no need to worry. You can also store smaller ornaments in clean and dry egg cartons. Plastic ornaments that are not fragile may also be stored in plastic sandwich bags and tightly organized in a box or bag. Additionally, there are nifty containers and storage boxes available to neatly and securely store holiday ornaments in, which can help to especially protect fragile or glass decorations.


Storing Lights

When prepping your lights for storage you will want to take the time to make sure they don’t become tangled and broken mess for next year’s festivities. First, make sure to dispose of any lights that have been damaged or are not working properly. Then, you can wrap holiday lights around coffee cans, cardboard pieces, Pringles cans, or even a handy-dandy hanger. Conveniently package these in a large box, bag, or container for the next year.


Placing all of your holiday decorations in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette allows you to save the storage space you need in your home. Call us today to learn more about our facility and the units we have to offer.


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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 00:00

How to Successfully Divide Household Chores

Trying to accomplish all of the household chores that need to be done on a regular basis by yourself is a daunting task. Especially if you are looking after and taking care of your spouse and kids. We at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO love to help you in making your home clean and organized with our helpful storage tips and of course a storage unit at our facility. Below are just some of the ways you could go about dividing the household chores in your family to ease your burden.


You Can’t Split Chores 50/50 in a Marriage

As we start trying to quantify things we open ourselves up for fighting about who is and who isn’t doing their share of the work. Instead you and your spouse should be willing to help out around the house 100 percent of the time. If you see something that needs to be done, take a few minutes out of your day and get it done. You can even divide particular tasks as to what you are good at. The key is communication and a good attitude.


Teach How to do Every Chore Properly

When you get your family involved in the household chores you want to make sure that everyone knows how to do every chore properly. This is a great time to teach your kids the fundamentals and give them a sense of responsibility. Once they know how to do each chore properly you can then assign them to do a variety of different tasks each day. This way no one is stuck doing the dishes or cleaning toilets every day of the week.


Create a System

If you do assign chores or tasks at home, remember that people tend to complete them better to a system. Keep the chart on the fridge or in your home’s command center, and then make sure they get done by a specific date. Having a visible list is all the motivation that some people need. Some need extra motivation such as longer play times or even a random treat for completing all of their tasks.


To help your family in getting the hang of daily household chores and staying on top of their tasks it is wise to start with a clean and organized home. If you find you just don’t have the storage space you need to get your home to this point, you can trust Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO to provide you with the perfect storage unit. Call us today to see which of our units are available.


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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

How to Organize your Small Home

As you may have noticed, there has been an increased interest in tiny house living and small homes. This is widely due to the costs of living increasing and realizing we don’t need large amounts of space to feel comfortable in your own home. What you do need is to stay organized and keep the items that you just don’t need every day in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. We have provided you with some helpful ideas to get you through the process of organizing your small home.


Purge and Declutter Often

The key to staying organized in a small home is to purge and declutter often. We tend to accumulate a lot of stuff as the year goes on, which means less available space in your small home. Make it a habit to go through your items and donate or store what you just aren’t using. A good example of this is rotating seasonal clothing and décor. As you a purging and sorting through your items you will want to get into the system of sorting them into stuff you want to keep, store, donate, or toss. This gives you a visual representation of how much you are keeping and how much space you are opening up in your small living space.


Separate Rooms into Zones

Smaller homes don’t usually give you the separation of rooms with walls and long hallways. You are usually given an open concept living space that contains your living and dining room all in one area. To help you in distinguishing your living room from your dining room and kitchen you can create zones. Using storage carts and strategically placed rugs will help to give you an idea of what goes where and the separation.


Get Items off of the Floor

Small homes equal small floor space. To keep your home feeling clean and organized you will want to keep as many items up off of the floor as possible. Bookshelves, shelves, and hanging organizers are a great way to accomplish this. Use any available wall space to keep your items organized and away from foot traffic.


Living in a smaller home doesn’t need to be a hassle. With a good organizational plan and some diligence when it comes to decluttering you can have a comfortable and functional home. To help you accomplish this task make sure you check into renting one of our many storage units at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. Call or stop by our facility today to learn more.

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 00:00

Items Needing Storage this Winter

The cold winter months are well upon us and won’t be going away any time soon. It is important to know what items you have in your home or out in your garage/shed need a proper storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. Listed below are some of the items you should consider placing in a storage unit at our facility. We even have the option of temperature controlled units to protect your fragile items.


During the cold winter months there are a variety of items in your home that you won’t be using for some time. Instead of having them take up much needed storage space, you can easily place them in a storage unit. Listed below are the items you might want to consider placing in your unit for the next few months.


  • Summer clothing – In a small living space, it can make a big difference to put out-of-season clothing in a storage unit.
  • Lawn equipment – While it may be okay to leave this equipment outside during the summer, the winter is an entirely different story.
  • Recreational gear – Put away sporting equipment, such as skateboards, hiking boots, and life jackets, until the warm weather returns.
  • Small engine vehicles – You won’t be riding your motorcycle or ATV for a while, so put them away in storage to gain more space at home.


Some items you have in your home are more fragile than others and can easily be damaged if they are exposed to cold weather. If you just can’t seem to find a place to keep them in your home then you should consider renting a temperature controlled storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. Items that are easily damaged in winter conditions are as follows;

  • Electronics
  • Battery-operated items
  • Items that include liquid


Fluctuating temperatures can create condensation inside electronics, causing irreparable damage. Likewise, anything that has liquid in it already can crack due to expansion from freezing. This is especially true of battery cells, including those for cars, mowers, and other small engines, which can crack when frozen.


Call our stop by our facility today to learn about the storage units we have available and which one would best suite your storage needs.

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 18:39

Items that Need Temperature Controlled Storage

You may not know it, but there are some items that you are planning to place in storage that need special care and a temperature controlled storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette. Listed below are some of the items that need temperature controlled storage to ensure their integrity during their stay.


Wooden Furniture

When exposed to too much moisture over time, wood can crack, warp, or rot. For anyone storing wooden furniture like bed frames, tables and chairs, end tables, nightstands, dressers, entertainment centers, and more, this makes having temperature-controlled storage absolutely necessary. Having a temperature controlled storage unit can help you in controlling the humidity of the unit by keeping a constant and regulated temperature at all times.


Household Appliances

Washers and dryers, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators all need climate-controlled storage in regions that experience extreme heat or cold. That’s because climate control protects electronic and mechanical parts from cracking and rust that could cause permanent damage. A temperature controlled storage unit can help in preventing the build-up on mildew.


Your Prized Collections

If you are an avid collector of coins, stamps, comic books, etc. you will want to make sure you are taking all the necessary steps to make sure your collections lasts throughout the years. Storing these items in a temperature controlled storage unit is a must. Fluctuations in temperature and humidity can damage collector items.



If you are planning to store your clothing for an extended amount of time you really should consider storing them in a temperature controlled storage unit. This will keep your clothing in the best shape possible and prevent the growth of mold or mildew. Take that extra step of protection by storing your clothing in plastic bins.


Temperature controlled storage is very beneficial when you care about the quality of your items. For more information regarding temperature controlled storage make sure you give Elite Storage in Lafayette a call today!

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