Storing A Washing Machine: 4 Rules To Follow


You might think storing a washing machine is as simple as unplugging it, sticking it in a moving truck, and then plopping it in a storage unit at a place like Lake County Storage of Round Lake Heights. However, if you go this route, chances are good that your washing machine will emerge from storage damaged, chewed by rodents, or otherwise unusable. When storing a washing machine, make sure you follow these four rules for success.

4 August 2015

Storing For Easy Access: Tips To Help You Find What You Need When You Need It At Your Self Storage


Many people who rent self storage units are most concerned with packing as many boxes into their space as possible. To these customers, maximizing the use of space is more important than gaining easy access to the boxes in storage. Still, some people who rent self storage are concerned about gaining easy, quick access to their belongings. If you are one of these people, follow these tips to store your items and retain easy access to all your boxes.

22 July 2015

4 Packing Tips For Your Next Move Into A New Home


If you're like many people, packing can be one of the most stressful parts of moving from one home to another. Here are some packing tips to help make things easier. Clear Out Clutter First To make packing easier, one of the first things you can do is to decide what you won't bring to your new home. Get rid of the clutter in your office, for instance. Go through closets and get rid of old coats and clothes that no longer fit you.

13 July 2015

Don't Leave Yourself A The Stove Without A Pan: Three Keys To Packing Your Kitchen


One of the trickiest rooms to pack when you are moving is the kitchen. One reason for this is that there is just so much to sort through. On top of that, you have breakables, sharps, and other hard-to-pack items that you must sort through. If you want to efficiently pack your kitchen, the following steps can help: Set Aside Transition Items As you are sorting through your kitchen supplies, keep an eye out for items that you will need during the last couple of days in your old house, as well as items you will need during the first couple of days in your new house.

24 June 2015

How To Make The Most Of A Self-Storage Unit When Moving


If you're struggling with too many items before a big move into a smaller home, you can take advantage of a storage unit that can provide extra room. While renting a storage unit is a fairly easy task, you may end up frustrated due to the size or condition of the unit without a bit of preparation. By taking the time to compare storage facilities and the units they offer, you can end up with a storage unit that provides plenty of room for your belongings and will continue to serve you in the months of years to come:

16 June 2015

Keeping Your Storage Unit Contents Away From Moisture


If you are planning on putting some of your belongings in storage, you will want to do whatever necessary to keep them free from moisture, as it can have detrimental impact on their condition. There are a few tasks you can do yourself to help keep your items moisture-free, saving them from mold and mildew as a result. Here are some tips to use when storing your items to help keep them safe and dry.

18 May 2015

Got Art? How To Get Your Prized Paintings Ready For The Movers


When it comes to moving precious objects, paintings take a bit more prep work and care than other items. Whether you collect art or love to paint, you have to take extra steps to protect, pack and secure your paintings before the movers arrive. If you pack them properly, your paintings will be perfectly protected even if they get banged about accidentally during the move. While it might take you several minutes to pack each painting, the time is well worth it.

30 April 2015