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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...

August 20, 2015

When you decide to take responsibility for getting your storage for your parent inSan Diego, you cannot expect to rent a unit and accomplish everything you need without any complications. It is important to know some details about the items that will get put into storage before making final decisions. How Much to Store One of the most essential details is finding out how much you have...

August 13, 2015

Managing the disbursement of an estate can be a challenge for even the most organized person. Even if you can separate the emotions and sentimental feelings that accompany the processing of an estate, there is still no easy way to make sure that everyone is able to access the estate to receive the items they are interested in, and then make decisions together about what to do with the items no...

October 15, 2015

The best advice people give for home organization projects it that you should remove absolutely everything from a room, and then only put things back in the room that belong there and that have a place. If an item belongs in a room and doesn’t have a place, you create a place.  If an item has always been in a room, but it doesn’t have a purpose, then it doesn’t need to return to...

July 30, 2015

Self storage for seniors is useful for many reasons; but in the Denver, Colorado area, downsizing is a smart economic choice for everyone. Rents have skyrocketed, while homes are selling almost instantly. Parents who once had a home filled with children, now have one filled with their children’s prized possessions. Beloved children’s books and text books, special...

July 23, 2015

Summer is underway, and if your main or second home is sitting empty while you are living in your summer home, you could be missing out on a major source of income. There is a huge market for vacation home rentals in the Boulder area, and the internet has made renting your home out to vacationers simpler than ever before with websites like HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, and AirBnB.com. All you have...

August 06, 2015

Having an aging mother is never easy. Especially as you try to keep her comfortable in her own living space. Your mom, like most moms, has tons of stuff she can stand to get rid of. However, helping her get rid of junk and organize her home or living space will most likely be a stressful time for both of you. There are many things she wants to keep but does not have room for in her space. Letting...

July 16, 2015

If you are a bit of a pack-rat you’ve probably spent most of your life trying to break your addiction to “stuff.” You’ve probably spent time in people’s homes who like to keep things sparse and you’ve noticed the peace and simplicity in their lives. However, when you make efforts to get rid of the excess, it is difficult to actually part with items that it seems like you may need. If you feel...

July 13, 2015

From one of our organizing experts – Bev Moranetz, Streamline Organizing Solutions    Just because I’m a professional organizer doesn’t mean I’ve checked off all the items on my “to do” list.  Managing my tasks is an ongoing process.  Many of my clients struggle with this so I thought I would break it down into some manageable steps.  Forming new habits to...

July 09, 2015

When Washingtonians see the end of their working years coming, they often dream of moving to a place close to all-day fishing or a place with no telephone, fax or the ding of a message on their phone. Peace and quiet are usually the first two things these people want, and they’ll go all the way to pretty and picturesque Annapolis to get it. Sailing their boat, walking Quiet Waters Park and...

July 02, 2015

With the children grown and retirement approaching rapidly, many baby boomers are considering downsizing from their large family size house to a smaller single-level home or a condo.  Those who like to travel may envision selling the house to buy a motorhome and travel full-time for a while to see the country once they’re retired. The problem with most of those plans is all of the...

June 25, 2015

These days, blogs are rampant with tips on how to make space with home organization. Whole books and magazines exist in order to help people put their belongings into neat little compartments. Sometimes, though, life just can’t be sorted. If you are like most American’s, you probably have at least one box in your home containing a myriad of things from your childhood....

June 18, 2015

You’re ready for your divorce to be final and ready to move on, but now you have a house full of stuff and an apartment budget. Worse yet, most of your belongings take two people to lift and your ex is not interested in helping you pack things up to take them to storage. When you face divorce and ask, “Who can help store my belongings?” the last thing you want to do is go down the list...

June 11, 2015

Living in Denver means that you’re only a few hours from all of your favorite outdoor activities.  Whether you love day trips hiking, overnight backpacking, camping from your car, or kayaking, it’s all waiting for you just outside of the city.  All of the gear for those activities takes up a lot of premium real estate in your home.  You don’t have to give up your favorite things to...

June 04, 2015

If you’ve finally had enough of trying to fit everything you own into a small space, storage units are a surprisingly easy way of stowing away all of your belongings while keeping them safe and sound. But, wait! Before you run out and pick the nearest storage unit, read on to get the most out of your experience. 1. Research the Company. There are tons of places in Denver to...

May 21, 2015

You had a plan for your life and this wasn’t it. You would graduate from college at age 22, own your own home by age 25, get married, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, certain things happened that were out of your control and now you face the prospect of moving back in with your parents. Perhaps you lost your job through downsizing or your spouse suddenly decided he or she wanted a...

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