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September 12, 2018

Make Way for Your “Word on the Street” Book Haul

The Word on the Street Festival is coming to Toronto. Along with the festival’s fully-packed itinerary of lectures, music, readings, and other fun events is an collection of books and magazines available for purchase. Whether you’re a collector, a bibliophile, or an avid reader, now is the time to consider viable storage options to house new reading acquisitions. In 2018 The Word on the Street is celebrating its 29th festival on Sunday, September 23rd at Harbourfront Centre from 10 AM to 5 PM. Celebrate the literary scene with prominent literary organizations and several of Canada’s best writers. Listen as local authors share their most riveting pieces; attend various workshops to learn from literary world influencers; participate in the numerous activities…

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August 27, 2018

Clever Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Every square foot matters, especially in small houses, condominiums, and apartments . As much as we may want to keep all our belongings in our homes, the space can become disorganized and cluttered. Creating multi-functional areas is essential to both living and working spaces. While organization and decluttering has   it takes some clever and creative thinking. If you are short on square footage, here are some storage ideas: Use Vertical Spaces – There are several up-and-down spaces in your home that can be put to good use. For example; you can purchase slim wire baskets and place them on the back of your bedroom door. This keeps contents in view and easily accessible. Shelving units are also useful — both…

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August 20, 2018

Smart Tips to Store Your Vehicle This Winter

Winter storage for cars and motorcycles means that in fall many vehicle owners have to say a temporary goodbye to their motorized friend. This can be especially true if you don’t have a garage — or other items like ice melt, lawnmowers, and snowblowers are competing for room in your at-home storage space. Although winter is still a short time away, it is never too early to look for a reliable self-storage unit to free up the area and protect your vehicle. Why Use Storage?  Storing  your vehicle in a a safe, cost-effective, and dry place is good for the machine. Also, slick, icy winter roads increase the risk of accident and injury. It might be a good time to retire…

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July 17, 2018

Storage Solutions for Camping Equipment

Camping requires a lot of preparation. This, however, should not be limited to watching weather forecasts to avoid camping in the rain. You also need to pay attention to the state of your camping equipment. If your camping equipment is in less-than-stellar condition, it can take the fun out of a trip. Take proper care of your camping gear and equipment to make your outdoor adventures infinitely more fun and exciting. Always store equipment properly during camping excursions and in-between trips. Packing for a Trip Use transportable storage bins. If hiking and trekking isn’t on the itinerary, you won’t need to carry large bags. Pack items in large storage bins, preferably those with wheels. It’s easier to take them out…

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July 6, 2018

“Smooth Moves” — Tips for a Job Relocation

Taking up a new job can be stressful, but the stress can increase if it involves moving to a new city. The following tips can make the transition smoother for both you and your family. Do your research Before you commit to relocating, educate yourself about your new town or city. Take the time to visit and talk to people who live and work in the area. Spend at least a week trying to take in the sights and sounds of the area, experiencing the area firsthand. Interacting with residents will also give you a deeper and more realistic insight into your new community. Assess the following aspects: Living Arrangements – Go house hunting. Explore the property options in different…

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June 19, 2018

Bookworm Bliss: Assembling Your Own Library

For book-lovers and collectors alike, having a personal library may seem like a dream. It is a creative and fulfilling way to express yourself and an affinity for books and reading. Assembling your own library allows you to effectively store a collection while giving you easy access to it. Setting up a library requires thought and careful consideration. Consider: location, organization, shelving materials, and design. Here are a few tips to help you get started: Choose the right space. Though most rooms in your home might provide adequate space for a library, there are a few areas to avoid. Do not store books in the attic or basement. These areas can be humid and make ideal nesting grounds for mould,…

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June 14, 2018

Space-Saving Hacks for Dorm Rooms

University students can attest that dorm rooms are anything but spacious. Finding the appropriate space to stash your belongings can be challenging, especially when you have books, papers, computers, and other academic materials to handle. To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of affordable ways to help save space and organize, avoid clutter, and live more comfortably while studying at university. Maximizing the Space If your university residence rules allow it, installing a “loft” can expand the small space. One roommate can sleep on the top, leaving room for additional storage, a mini-fridge, desk, and/or a small seating area/futon underneath. Ask your resident director before building anything inside the room, and make sure it doesn’t damage walls…

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