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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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When the time comes for you to clean out your storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO you might have a hard time knowing where to start. To help you with the process we have gathered some tips for you to try in order to have a fast and easy clean out process. Set a Deadline A lot of times it is hard to find the motivation to clean out your unit. To help you when it comes to making a plan and holding yourself accountable, you will want to create a deadline. Make the deadline reasonable to accomplish and plan for any unexpected events that might occur before your set deadline. Creating a goal always helps you when it comes to completing a task. Create Small Tasks Trying to clean out your storage unit in one day is hard and stressful. Instead of trying to accomplish a lot…
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The winter winds are blowing in and bringing a few months’ worth of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures along with it. You will need to start making the necessary winter preparations in protecting your home from the harsh winter ahead. This is especially true for your garage. If you tend to store a lot of fragile or more temperature sensitive items in your garage, you might want to consider renting a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. We can ensure the quality and safety of your items during the long winter months. For the items you need close at hand we have gathered some winter preparations tips for your garage to try. Maintain your Weather-stripping As you step into your garage you may feel a cold breeze drifting throughout the space. This means you may need to replace your weather-stripping. Often times weather-stripping can become cracked and brittle,…
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When it comes to placing your electronics in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette you will want to make sure you are taking all the necessary steps to protect them. Electronics can last years if you take proper care of them, this remains true even when they are placed out of the way in a storage unit. Below are some steps you should take in order to make sure you are storing your electronics correctly. Preparing your Electronics Many electronics such as computers, printers, and televisions, come with owner’s manuals or have owner’s manuals on a website for instruction pertaining to their use. These instructions can also recommend how to properly pack and store that specific item. Don’t forget to remove any CDs or DVDs from your electronics before unplugging. Moving these items while they are still in the DVD or CD player will cause damage to the…
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Preparing your home for a baby on the way is a big deal. You will want to make sure you are prepared for anything before the baby comes home so you can keep the clutter under control. Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO can provide you with a storage unit to hold the items you just don’t have room for anymore now that you have a little one on the way. We have also gathered some preparations you might want to consider doing before you little bundle of joy comes home. Your Kitchen A baby comes with a variety of accessories. All of these accessories don’t just end up in the nursery either. You will need to make room for a variety of bottles, spoons, and sippy cups for you little in your kitchen. Dedicate one cabinet or shelf to hold the majority of your babies eating accessories to make sure…
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