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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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May 31, 2018

Minimalist Living with Self-Storage

As more people begin to see value in the “less is more” principle, they may also consider living a minimalist lifestyle. Contrary to what some believe, minimalism does not mean you live with nothing. Its true pursuit is prioritizing possessions so we end up with only what we need. By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can: Reduce both physical and mental stress by removing excess stimuli. Prioritize experiences over material possessions. Focus more on self, what you love, and what brings you satisfaction. You don’t necessarily have to get rid of a lot all at once. You can start slowly and work your way from there. Here are some approaches to de-clutter your space and begin a journey to a…

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May 18, 2018

How Self-Storage Can Benefit Millennials

If you were born between the years 1982 and 2004, you are considered a member of the “Millennial generation” — the largest age group since the Baby Boomers. Your age group hails from backgrounds and values markedly different from those of older generations. Millennials are endowed with a familiarity of technology and are the most educated generation to date. However, yours is also an age group plagued by high student debt and unemployment rates in North America. Because of this, millennials are less likely to settle down early and commit to long-term liabilities (like purchasing a house) leading to concerns regarding storage. For this reason, millennials just about to start their careers need to consider the potential benefits of self-storage….

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April 20, 2018

How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Self-Storage

Although self-storage is commonly associated with personal use (individuals needing temporary storage or collectors needing a location to house valuable keepsakes), it can also benefit small business owners. Whether you’ve been running a small business for years or are on the verge of launching a startup, finding ample storage space can be a challenge. It’s a problem easily solved by renting a self-storage unit. Businesses that take advantage of commercial storage include: Retailers or eCommerce Businesses Caterers or Small Restaurant Owners Contractors (Housing, Landscaping, Construction) Publishing Companies Benefits of Self-Storage for Small Businesses Storage for Merchandise For retail, overstock of seasonal items can be particularly problematic. Without ample storage space, you may experience: difficulty keeping track of inventory disorganized merchandise…

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April 17, 2018

Where to Store Your Toy and Figure Collection

The popularity of franchises like Marvel, Star Wars, and anime have spawned an overwhelming fan following all over the globe. Toy companies are multiplying their efforts to appeal to these potential consumers. However, this ever-rising production has resulted in an oversaturated market. The sheer number of collectibles available creates a storage crisis for some collectors. Whether you collect figures for the simple enjoyment of admiring them — or for resale — proper storage is necessary to preserve their integrity and value. When choosing a storage location, keep your figures away from: Direct Sunlight – Direct exposure to sunlight will discolour the figure and dry out the plastic, making it more vulnerable to breakage. High Levels of Humidity – Exposing figures…

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March 22, 2018

Long-Term Storage Tips for Clothing

When placing anything in long-term storage, it’s wise to ensure your items will not suffer any damage. Clothes, especially those made of natural fibres, are especially vulnerable. Protect your clothes with the following tips: Wash or launder before storage. If you store unwashed clothes, chemicals (like those in perfumes and deodorants) will stain the fabric over time. Existing stains will settle and become more difficult to remove. Dirty clothes can also attract mould, mildew, and pests. Ensure a longer shelf life for your clothes by washing or dry cleaning them before storage. Do not vacuum-seal clothing. Although it’s true that vacuum-sealing can save space and leave more room for other items, it comes with a setback — it can damage…

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