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Let’s face it, we all can’t live in grand palaces or mansions. In fact, most of us are living in smaller square footage for an outrageous amount of rent each month. Just because you had to opt for a smaller living space doesn’t mean there aren’t some tips and tricks you can do to make it feel larger. Elite Storage in Lafayette can help you in storing the items you can’t find the space for in our variety of storage units. Below, we have gathered some useful tips for making your space feel a lot larger than it actually is.   Go Lighter When it comes to picking paint colors you will want to stay on the lighter side of the color spectrum. Dark colors absorb light and make the room feel smaller. Lighter colors will reflect the light and make it appear larger. Adding lighter colored flooring with increase…
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Mattresses and bedframes are known to last up to 10 to 15 years of properly maintained. If you find yourself needing to place your mattress and bedframe in storage you can trust Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO to provide you with the perfect storage unit for your items. We want to ensure the quality of your mattress and bedframe remains intact while in storage. Below are some steps you should consider taking before placing your mattress and bedframe in storage.   Clean Everything Before placing your items in storage you will want to make sure everything is thoroughly cleaned. The easiest way to clean a mattress is to vacuum it on both sides to remove as much dirt and dust as you can. Follow up by using an upholstery cleaner. To properly clean your bedroom you can just use soap and water to remove any dirt or dust. Make sure…
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Unfortunately, mold is everywhere. There is no way of escaping it. Having mold spores around you is typically not a big deal if they’re not growing in your walls at home, however, provided that you’re not allergic to them. But it can be completely upsetting when you get your things out of storage only to find mold or mildew growing on them. Having mildew or mold on your possessions while they are in storage is not inevitable, especially if you know what to do to stop it before it starts. Keep reading for our tips on beating mildew and mold before they take hold!   Temperature Control The number one way to keep you belongings safe from the affects of mold and mildew is to get a temperature controlled storage unit. Because mold spores are everywhere, it is impossible to completely rid the air of them. The best option is…
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When you are choosing your storage unit, you want to make sure that you can utilize the space completely. Ensuring that you select a space where all of your belongings fit without a lot of extra space left over can be confusing, and that’s especially true when you have so many options! Self storage units range from a loft type of home to a six-bedroom home. Some storage units are even large enough to park a car inside. Let’s take a look at some parameters you should look for that will help you to decide on the best size storage unit for you and your family. Inventory Sometimes, when things are spread all throughout the house in different rooms, it can be difficult to know exactly how much “stuff” you really have. Take a household inventory of your belongings and then decide what will go into storage. Make of list…
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Storage units are extremely helpful when looking to de-clutter one’s home or when one runs out of space. They have numerous benefits, but to make the most out of them, they have to be as organized as possible. Without a proper arrangement, one will not only find it difficult to keep track of items, but will also waste a lot of space in their Lafayette Storage Units. To make things easy, the following steps can help in organizing one’s space; Zones Demarcating different zones for different items from different rooms will make it easy. Most of the time, items from on area will need to be place together because of their nature. For instance, kitchen appliances are normally fragile and prone to damage, and must therefore be stored in one area. Smaller items that are likely to get lost within the rest of the stored belongings should also be kept…
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Vintage vehicle owners will confess that these are some of their most valuable belongings, both in terms of monetary value and sentimentality. Still, sometimes one wants their garage full of functional vehicles, and might be forced to find alternative options for Self-Storage in Lafayette CO their vintage collection. A storage unit immediately comes to mind, but how does one make sure their vehicle remains in the best shape away from their garage where they can keep a constant eye on it? Here are some helpful tips; Gas One of the most destructive natural elements to vintage cars is moisture. One of the ways to reduce the effect of his on the vehicle, especially when the storage period is going to be long, is to have the gas tank full. A full gas tank prevents the formation of moisture in the space in the gas tank, and prevents the sediment that…
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Considering the many things out there that can and cannot be stored, and then which items you might want to safeguard with extra precautions might be the last thing on your mind. However, when invited to make use of the temperature controlled storage in Lafayette, you consider how this might benefit you. You might also wonder what exactly you’d need the temperature control for? What can you store inside this unit that might benefit from having this type of service? Items You Should Use a Temperature Controlled Unit For There are many items you should use a temperature controlled unit for. With everything from the biggest items, to the smallest and those in between; protecting the items that you have should be a priority when it comes to choosing storage solutions that fit your needs and wants. Consider all of these options. • Photos, Cameras and Other Papers or Mementos…
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When it comes to storing the items that you have, you have to consider the amount of space you’re going to need to store all of it. This is something they’re going to ask you ahead of time. Choosing the right size storage unit can be daunting though. What if you pay for more than you need? What if you do not have enough space for everything that needs to be stored? There are many questions that generally go unanswered in the process. Considerations for Storage Space Generally, storage companies will give you an idea of what square footage of items the space is able to hold. This is because you want to have an idea of what others were able to fit inside the unit, and what you might be able to fit, as well. Considering a smaller, efficiency or one-bedroom apartment would fit in one of the smaller…
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Depending on your current life situation, you may find yourself with additional furniture that you just don’t seem to have the room for anymore. Instead of tossing it out consider placing your beloved furniture in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette. If you are planning on placing your couch in storage we have provided you with some preparation steps you should take before dropping it off in our secure facility. Clean Before placing anything in storage you will want to make sure it is cleaned thoroughly. Dust, food, and grime can potentially cause damage to your couch when it is sitting in your storage unit over time. Depending on the fabric of your couch you will have to use different cleaning solvents to make sure the fabric itself is clean. You can easily determine which cleaning product to use with a little internet research. After your couch has…
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Spring is here and is the perfect opportunity to clean up some of the clutter that has accumulated over the past few months. One area of the house that probably hasn’t had some decluttering and organization in a few years is your basement. Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO can help you conquer the clutter that has overcome your basement. With the extra space you need from one of our storage units and the tips we have gathered below, you will have the clean and organized basement you have always dreamed of.   One Area at a Time When you start to declutter your basement you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of items that has accumulated over the years. The best way to start the decluttering and organizing process is by picking one area at a time. Designate a small space to work through and sort each day or weekend.…
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