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A garage is often the perfect place to store various items. But what happens when your garage seems to be bursting at the seams and hard to maneuver around. A cluttered garage is a dangerous place to be with potential trip and fall hazards and fire hazards as well. Taking the time to sort and organize your garage is often necessary. Below are some steps to take in creating a safe and organized garage.   Start with Cleaning When pulling out and sorting through everything you have accumulated in your garage, take the opportunity to clean every surface. You will notice how dusty and grimy your shelving and garage floor has become while storing all of your valuables. Start with a clean slate and wipe down every surface and sweep the floor of any dirt, cobwebs, and debris.   Seasonal Items As you are going through and sorting items it…
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Your laundry room is often the place that contains the most clutter. It has become a room that everyone will just gather and throw their clothes into. The mess often seems uncontrollable. Below are some tips to help you get your laundry room under control.   Utilize Space Laundry rooms are often small and never have enough storage. The key to maximizing your space is to think up. Use the wall space and space behind the door to add shelving and storage cubbies. You can personalize each cubby to hold every family members clothing and provide the needed organization when doing loads of laundry.   Teaching the Family Doing laundry on your own is a daunting task to tackle. Having your kids help you with this daily chore will help ease some of your stress. If everyone in the family is responsible for his or her own clothes you can…
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  Children are known to grow very quickly. This will often result in an abundance of clothing and baby accessories that you child has recently outgrown. Many want to keep these items for a future baby or for a family friend. Storing these items at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO can ensure the safety and quality of your baby items. We offer a variety of storage units in order to make sure you get exactly what you need. We have also provided you with some tips on storing those special baby accessories so they are ready to be used again.   Clothing It is important to wash all clothing before placing it in storage. This way no old food particles left on the clothing will attract any unwanted guests. Make sure the clothes are completely dry before placing them in storage as to prevent mildew. Depending on how long you…
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  As the weather get colder, our summer outdoor activities are put on hold. This means storing your camping gear for the cold winter months. Elite Storage in Logmont, CO will help you find the perfect storage unit for all of your camping gear. To make sure the quality of your gear stays impact through the winter months of storage, here are some steps to help you in the storing process.   Tents In order to keep your tent in working order, it is important to make sure your tent in clean and dry before letting it sit in storage. If weather permits, set up your tent at home to make sure every surface, inside and out, is dry. Once the tent is dry, clean out the tent of any remaining dirt or plant life. By taking the time to make sure your tent is clean and dry you prevent…
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Moving in with a significant other is a huge step whether you just got married or you are moving in with a long-time partner. It can be scary at first, especially if you’ve never moved in with someone but it can also be a lot of fun as long as you’re prepared. Your life is going to drastically change so we’ve compiled some tips that should make moving in together a smooth process.   Communicate First Moving in together is a huge step so communicate with your partner to make sure you’re both on the same page and want the same things. If one person feels forced, things aren’t likely to end well. Take everything into account such as your living habits, beliefs, cleaning routines, and finances so that you can be prepared to share a home. Store What You Can Moving in together means double the stuff and chances…
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If you’re packing clothes away for Longmont CO storage or are planning a vacation in the near future, you may be looking for some tips to get the most out of your space. Clothing can take up quite a bit of room but there are several things you can do to really get the most of a box or a suitcase. Here are some of our favorite tips for packing away clothing.   Stuff Shoes Shoes often take up more room than anything else in a box or suitcase but they have lots of empty space inside. Stuff smaller items such as underwear and socks inside your shoes. This especially comes in handy when traveling. This will also prevent your shoes from getting crushed in Longmont CO storage. You can also put small accessories such as jewelry inside of your shoes. Roll Your Clothing Clothing takes up much less space…
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  Elite Storage provides Lafayette storage units that are temperature controlled in order to protect your belongings from harsh weather elements that can lead to things like mold and mildew. Unfortunately, you can still see these things if you’re items aren’t properly prepared for storage. Here are some ways you can prevent your possessions from getting mold and mildew while being stored. Don’t Use Plastic Bags Storing items in plastic bags may seem like a great idea at the time but this creates an environment where mold and mildew can prosper. This is because you are trapping water vapors inside the plastic bag along with your stuff. The exception to this rule would be vacuum sealed plastic bags. Clean Appliances Thoroughly clean all appliances before moving them into storage. You can purchase special cleaners are just baking soda to get rid of stains. Make sure all food residue is gone…
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Fall is here and pretty soon winter will arrive. Now is the time to store all those things you just won’t need during the colder months. Your self storage in Boulder CO will come in handy when it’s time to find a place to keep all of your warm month items safe and sound. Sometimes storing is just the best option so you don’t have to worry about these things taking up space in your home. Here are just a few things to consider storing before winter arrives.   Summer Clothes We’re guessing you won’t need shorts and flip-flops when it’s raining and snowing outside so why not store them? If you have limited space in your closet, this is a great way to free up some room. Box up all of your summer clothes and put them into storage for fall and winter. Then when spring arrives, you can…
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  Moving during the summer can be rough, especially when temperatures are record breaking. Elite Storage aims to be your all-in-one moving resource and provides you with Lafayette CO storage units and moving supplies to help make your move easier. We also want to make sure you’re safe during the big move so we’re providing you with some tips to help you stay cool. Wear the Right Clothing If you know it’s going to be hot out, dress accordingly on moving day. Aim for loose fitting clothing so that you don’t have to deal with tight clothing rubbing against your skin and chafing. We also recommend wearing light colored clothing as opposed to black as this will help keep you cooler in the hot sun. Drink Plenty of Water Moving is hard work and not staying hydrated could lead to dehydration and exhaustion. You’re more likely to get dehydrated when…
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If you’ve been storing your bike at your trusted Lafayette storage location, chances are it’s going to need a little love when you finally decide to take it out of storage. If you have an itch to pull your bike out of storage and hit the open road, we highly suggest reading our tips first so that you can make sure your bike is ready to go. Make Sure It’s Clean If you’re bike has been sitting in your Lafayette storage location, it may be just a little dusty. Now is the perfect time to give it a thorough cleaning. Lightly rinse from top to bottom before scrubbing down with a soft bristled brush and warm, soapy water. Relube the chain if needed and gently dry your bike with a soft towel. Inspect the Wheels You won’t be able to enjoy your bike ride if the wheels aren’t working properly…
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