Discussing Storage Unit Uses

Packing Your Car For The Big Move

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Packing Your Car For The Big Move

As you travel to your new home, you may wonder if you can use your car to move your belongings. It is unlikely that you will be able to fit larger pieces of furniture in your car, but you may be able to fit many of your possessions into your car and save on moving expenses, if you are able to pack efficiently. Avoid Using Boxes Try to place belongings in bags whenever possible. Boxes tend to take up more space and are more difficult to work with in a car. Boxes are only useful when transporting things that would otherwise be impractical to...

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4 Tips For A Low-Stress, Long-Distance Move

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips For A Low-Stress, Long-Distance Move

Moving long distance is a great deal more stressful than moving within the same state or city that you are currently living in. For this reason, moving long distance should be carefully planned for. Consider these four tips for a low-stress, long-distance move: Donate: Everything in your home that you don’t need should be donated or thrown away. This will reduce the amount of stuff you will be moving long distance. Not only will this save you money when you hire long-distance movers since you won’t need as large of a truck or...

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Spend The Last Saturday Before Your Move Getting These Things Done

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spend The Last Saturday Before Your Move Getting These Things Done

If you’re planning to move on a Saturday, as is often the case for people, it’s important to circle not only that date on the calendar, but also the last Saturday before the move. While you’ll hopefully be well into the packing process by this point and have already hired the moving service that will show up bright and early to help you on moving day, you can spend at least part of the day a week before the move getting things done that will make moving day easier. Here are some tasks that you should plan for the previous...

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Traveling With The Ivories: Tips For Moving Your Piano Overseas

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Traveling With The Ivories: Tips For Moving Your Piano Overseas

Moving overseas – whether for a job, a military assignment, or simply a change of pace – can be extremely exciting, as well as extremely nerve-wracking. However, when that moving involves taking your beloved piano with you, you may become even more anxious about moving such a delicate piece of machinery over the ocean to your new home. So how can you alleviate a bit of that anxiety? If you’re looking for tips for moving your piano overseas, then here’s what you need to know. Prepare to Move Before you even think about moving your...

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4 Ways To Reduce The Cost Of A Cross Country Move

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways To Reduce The Cost Of A Cross Country Move

If you have to relocate across the country soon for a new job or for school, here are four ways that you can reduce the overall cost of a cross country move. #1 Try To Schedule Your Move During Off-Peak Times If you have control over the time of year when you make your move, try to schedule it during an off-peak moving time. One of the busiest and thus most expensive times of year to move is during the summer time. If you can, try to schedule your move for late fall or winter time, when movers tend to not be as busy and thus are more willing...

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Sometimes the Best Things in Life Have a Fee: Offsite RV Storage Versus Driveway Storage

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sometimes the Best Things in Life Have a Fee: Offsite RV Storage Versus Driveway Storage

If you’re a new RV owner who is already considering what to do with the RV after vacation season ends, and you have no plans to take the vehicle on the road during the rest of the year, you may be eyeing your driveway as the place to put the vehicle. Not everyone has the space for this, but if you live on property that does, leaving the RV in the driveway could seem like the best option—or is it? In many cases, leaving the RV at a specialty storage facility may actually be better. The space you have, plus the neighborhood in which you...

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A Winter Checklist For Storage Units

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Winter Checklist For Storage Units

Self storage units can be a great solution for items that would have otherwise been left out in the cold, such as in a garage, where the opening and closing of the door would lead to frequent intakes of cold air. Getting a storage unit for outdoor furniture and knick knacks is also a good idea during the winter months. You’ll want to make sure that all of your items are safe through the harshest parts of the season and that you can still access everything easily, which can be a challenge unless you opt for a temperature controlled...

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Putting Upholstered Wooden Chairs Into Storage: A Guide

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Putting Upholstered Wooden Chairs Into Storage: A Guide

Between the wood, the stuffing and the fabric, upholstered chairs are not the most durable item to be placing in storage. However, they can be kept in good shape as long as you’re careful to store them properly. Follow these dos and don’ts to ensure your wooden upholstered chairs emerge from the storage unit in tip-top shape. Do: Wrap up the legs. To keep insects of rodents from chewing on the legs of your wooden chairs, take some thick material (like canvas or felt) and wrap it around the bottoms of the legs of the chairs. Secure...

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Choosing The Right Bubble Wrap And Boxes To Pack Porcelain Dishes

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing The Right Bubble Wrap And Boxes To Pack Porcelain Dishes

Hiring local movers, like those at Affordable Transfer Co Inc., to move your furniture items and boxed belongings is one of the best ways to make sure that your most beloved things make it to your new home both quickly and safely. You also need to do your part to make sure that you box things up the right way. If you prepare in advance, then you can be sure that even your precious porcelain dishes make the trip unscathed. Keep reading to learn about a few important items you will need to pack the dishes. Bubble Wrap Bubble wrap is an...

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What You Need To Know About Moving Oil Paintings Long-Distance

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Moving Oil Paintings Long-Distance

Whether you’re an artist who specializes in oil paintings or a collector who prefers that type of artwork, at some point you may have to relocate your pictures from one home to another. Moving them across town is usually not a problem, but transporting them long-distance to another state requires extra care be taken to avoid damaging the artwork. Here’s what you need to know about moving oil paintings long distance. Packing the Paintings The most important part of safely moving your oil paintings across state lines is packing them...

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