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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...

September 24, 2015

When most people think of storage solutions they most likely think they need to buy a few large plastic totes, throw their items in the box, close the lid and their storage problem is solved.  It is only later when one is attempting to sort through a large group of heavy totes, vainly searching for one small item that one realizes their solution for their storage issues did not necessarily...

September 17, 2015

Taking over an estate of a loved one is overwhelming. If you did not live with that person, it is likely that you did not realize how many belongings they had. Many steps must be taken before the day of the sale. Here are areas that Closetbox can assist in managing an estate sale in Sante Fe. Storage Security:  Estate sales do not happen overnight, because of this you need to...

September 10, 2015

Throughout your life, you have likely accumulated a number of items that you find sentimental to you, and that you would eventually like to pass down to your children. It is possible for these possessions to end up consuming too much room in your home, which might lead you to consider donating them. If you know that your children are not ready to receive what you have to give them, you should...

September 03, 2015

Buying handmade items is a growing trend. People like to purchase one of a kind items that they won’t find in big box stores. Online shops like Etsy have made it easier for the average person to find items they love that have been handcrafted here in the United States. More and more entrepreneurs are taking advantage of this growing trend and creating products themselves. These small business...

August 27, 2015

When your Dad died and you moved your Mom into a smaller house in Bowie, you noticed some of the larger furniture pieces were in her way. She couldn’t walk into the kitchen without bruising her leg or hip against some of the furniture. Additionally, the pretty little house you moved her into sits near a lake, which means the breezes bring moisture that could harm some of your Mom’s wood furniture...

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