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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...

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...

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