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February 19, 2016

Especially if it's messy, getting through a divorce requires marshalling all the resources at your disposal. A friend who's been in the same situation. A family member with a shoulder to cry on. A therapist to talk through larger emotional issues. Old hobbies. New interests. A lawyer who won't take everything, or let everything get taken. These are all potentially life-saving things you can lean...

December 28, 2015

During the holiday season, your home is festive and bright. You've decorated with lights and greenery, hung stockings for every member of the family, and generally filled your home with holiday cheer. There's just one problem: now, you have to take down all of those holiday items; and not only do you have to take them down, you have to store them somewhere. Storage for holiday decorations...

February 11, 2016

Whether we like it or not, the older we get the harder it can be to take care of things that were once simple tasks on our own. Arthritis can make everything from exercise to simple cooking more difficult than it needs to be, loss of vision adds challenges to everyday life, and old injuries that used to be minor annoyances can grow long teeth when one reaches the senior citizen stage of life....

February 17, 2016

Often, one of the most difficult parts of losing of a loved one is going through their belongings. Sometimes, it involves getting the grandkids together to determine what's most important to whom. And sometimes the surviving spouse must go through everything item-by-item. Even then, there's almost always a pile leftover of things that seemingly nobody wants, but nobody wants to throw away. Give...

February 04, 2016

We live in a country full of stuff. Ever since Madonna crooned about our 'material world' back in the 80's, it seems that our culture has only become increasingly more materialistic. With the holiday season of gift-giving just behind us, many of us will find ourselves surrounded by even more stuff. Having things is nice, and we all have objects and items that are special to us....

January 28, 2016

When you think about renting a storage unit for a parent, you might think about doing so when a parent moves into a nursing home. Obviously, if your loved one has to move into a nursing home, he or she will not have as much space for storing much-loved items. However, it can actually be a good idea to rent a storage unit now, even if your elderly parent is still at home. Even though you...

January 20, 2016

Losing a loved one is difficult for everyone. It can be hard to accept they're gone especially when death comes suddenly. If you have a death in the family, what to do with their belongings can be a common issue to arise.  In addition to dealing with the fact they are gone you have the sad and difficult task of figuring out what to do with their belongings. It can be tempting to...

January 14, 2016

If you have plans to move and need to sell your home, the list of things to do can seem endless. At Closetbox, our storage solutions can help you in ways you never imagined. Let's take the task of staging a home for sale.  The key to success is to have your home look both warm and inviting, as well as spacious and clutter free. A prospective homebuyer needs to imagine the...

January 08, 2016

Check out the checkout stands at the grocery store–racks and racks of sleek magazine covers with the taunting headlines–“Easy Organizing!”, “Simple Storage Solutions”–aside from the irony of all these shelter rags cluttering up the checkout lane, home organization how-to is a booming business. So you feel compelled to get sorted out–everybody else is wildly successful at doing it,...

December 17, 2015

If you’re like many people, you might have a lot of stuff in your home that you do not use and have not used in years. These items might be stuffed in your spare bedrooms, your closets, your cabinets, your drawers and all of the other areas of your home. Even though you might not use these items or need them, however, you might not want to throw this stuff away for one reason or another....

December 10, 2015

If you have holiday guests coming who will be in your home for several days, you can probably already feel how cramped and crowded the house is going to become. While you love your friends and family members, a little togetherness goes a long way, especially during the holidays! To help make room and make it easier to fit in your holiday guests and the assortment of clutter that comes...

December 12, 2015

Holidays are looming over us once again. Are you ready? Is your house ready? Is the laundry all done, sorted, and put away? Or are those piles of clutter from summer still hanging out in the hall and corners? Shoved into the coat closet where your holiday visitors may want to store — their coats? A quick and easy way to be in tip-top shape within a day or so is to rent storage. Action Plan...

November 25, 2015

There are many reasons that you may need to use temporary storage for your possessions. Perhaps you are moving into a smaller house, maybe you’ve decided to declutter your home and shift items you don’t use on a regular basis out of your space, maybe you are taking in a parent or elderly relative and need to store some of their belongings. Whatever the reason you are considering using temporary...

November 19, 2015

For seniors who are moving into an assisted living facility or downsizing for a move into a senior community, the process of downsizing can be incredibly difficult. Self storage for seniors is a great way to store more of your possessions in case you need them for the future–but how do you decide what to store? A few simple guidelines will help make the process easier. Store furniture...

November 12, 2015

Do you often find yourself dreaming of a spacious home where every nook and cranny isn’t holding some dust-catcher? Clutter free living doesn’t have to be a fantasy. Here are a few tips on how you can declutter your home and free up valuable living space.  Free Up Space — The old saying, ‘A place for everything, and everything in its place,’ has a lot of merit when it...

November 05, 2015

Whether your house is already pretty clean or you are a notorious pack rat – a little spruce is always nice and necessary when you are trying to sell lease out your home. Staging a home is a great way to make your house look as nice as possible without hiring a demolition team and a bulldozer. Here is how to stage your home so that it is showcase worthy: Eliminate Clutter There are...

October 30, 2015

How many things do you keep around your home, knowing that you will only use them one season out of the year? If you have a luxury of space and storage solutions in your home, perhaps you don’t mind having extra items cluttering up your space, but if you are like most of us, even having to find places for a few items that you don’t use every day is tedious and annoying. In the summer, you use...

October 22, 2015

It is that time of year. Fall is definitely in the air and you are so ready to display some of your seasonal and holiday decorations. It is time for family mementos, priceless paper chains and turkey hand prints made by the kids, and grandma’s heirloom ornaments. You love them all. You love to decorate your home for the holidays, but you just don’t remember where you put anything. Your house...

October 08, 2015

Unitaskers and neatniks, unite! You have nothing to lose but your lack of focus and your stress! And now science agrees that it is not only ok but better for you if you like to keep your environment clean and organized while you focus on the task at hand. Are you a multitasker? Would you admit to it if you weren’t? The common wisdom is that multitasking is a necessity in today’s world and...

October 01, 2015

Photo via Flickr Courtesy of Inhabitat https://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/ If your empty nest has stirred your wanderlust or your wish, at least, for a more carefree life, it’s time to consider downsizing. If you’re tired of mortgages and association dues and maybe even of being tied to one location, if you have kids or grandkids spread around the...

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