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Moving? These Tips Will Make Packing Easy

Very few people enjoy packing their belongings for a big move. It’s a lot of work and often takes longer than you think it will. That said, it’s a necessary evil. Since it has to be done, the key to…

Packing Tips for Moving a Washer and Dryer

Moving to a new home is a big job.. That’s true even if you only move furniture and clothing. Moving a washer and dryer can be especially challenging. A typical dryer weighs around 125 pounds while a washer tends to…

Tips for Packing Your Kitchen

Preparing for a move can be a strenuous and stressful experience for many people, especially when you don’t make the necessary preparations. The same applies if you are planning to put items in storage. One room in your home that…

Tips for Packing Items into a Tight Space

If you are moving yourself, you probably want to save as much time as possible. Furthermore, you often don’t have much space. Perhaps you are renting a truck, borrowing a pickup from a friend or using your SUV to haul…

Tips for Driving a Moving Van or Truck

Moving is stressful no matter how you slice it. Even when you’ve prepared and have plenty of lead time, it always seems to be more work than you think it will be. Packing and sorting would present enough of a…

Summer Break: Packing Your Kid Off to Camp

Sending your child to camp is a rite of passage not just for the kid, but for you as well. No doubt you’re fantasizing about the quiet days and evenings spent alone with your spouse. Sure, there will be some…

Traveling for Business? Here Are Five Tips for a Smooth Trip

Whether you travel for business every once in a while or every week, you know that traveling comes with some real challenges. It seems that the entire process – from booking a flight to checking a bag – has become…

On the Road: Packing for the Family Road Trip

Summer is finally here! And so is that time-honored tradition: the family road trip. Whether you’re hitting the road because it’s cheaper than flying or because you want to show your kids the beauty of the country, the one thing…

Organizing Tips: Four Steps to a Successful Seasonal Clothing Storage Switch-Out

Helpful Hints for Seasonal Clothing Storage Last season’s clothes are in the way. This season’s clothes are too crowded in the drawers or closet. That’s a sign you didn’t make the winter seasonal clothing switch-out. Now that’s it colder, take…

Organizing & Packing Ski Gear

Preparing for a ski or snow boarding trip involves packing and hauling more than just a suitcase or two. You’ll have boards, skis, helmets, boots, and other gear to prepare for travel. The videos below give you some tips on…

Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Facing the prospect of downsizing your home can be challenging.  Whether you’re scaling down for philosophic, economic, health, or other personal reasons, think of this as an opportunity to launch a new life — one without the weight of unused…

Selling Your Home? Use These House Staging and Self-Storage Tips to Get Ready

Are you getting ready to sell your home? Whether you’re selling it on your own or working with a real estate broker, you need to think about how you will stage your home. The goal is to make it look…

Packing and Organizing for a Long Trip

There are few things more exciting than preparing for a long trip. Whether you’re traveling with your family, some friends, or by yourself, the anticipation and thrill of leaving your usual surroundings and immersing yourself in a new area or…

Planning a Move? 10 Tips to Help You Get Organized

Moving to a new home is exciting, but it can be a stressful experience, too. There are so many things to remember to do, and if you don’t approach the process in an organized way, it can be all too…

Packing a Diaper Bag

An essential skill new parents need to master is how to pack the diaper bag. Knowing what to put where — and what to leave at home — can be the difference between an efficiently packed bag and a black…

Packing your Home for Moving - Video

Packing up your house can be a stressful business as you have probably accumulated much more stuff than you ever imagined! But if you check out this video you will find out that it may be a lot less stressful…

Tips for Planning Your Ideal Thanksgiving

Before Black Friday, you have to navigate Thanksgiving. This American holiday is the official kick-off for the holiday season and you are planning to host everyone at your house this year. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of planning…

Spring Cleaning Tips (Videos)

Spring is officially here (even if it IS still snowing some places). That means many of you are tackling spring cleaning and looking for tips and hints to make it easier. We’ve gathered a few videos to give you some…

Dorm Cleaning Tips - Video

Learn from the best in this cleaning and organizing video: airmen at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base demonstrate dorm cleaning tips and show how to prepare your room up to Air Force inspection standards. Lots of great information for university and…

Tips for Organizing Your Sewing Room

For many people, sewing is a way of life. It is an art and a craft – a way of taking raw materials and turning them into something that is both beautiful and useful. However, it is very easy for…

Tips and Resources for Finding a Lost Pet

Here at Storage West we hear a lot of stories about lost pets so it got us thinking about how to find a lost cat or lost dog.There are similarities and differences in how you look for lost cats than…

Tips for Moving in Winter

Winter is actually a great time to move, especially in colder climates. You can get lower rents and a cheaper truck! You just have to buy a home that’s been on the market for a while. Unfortunately, there’s a reason…

How to Pack Fragile Items

Packing your belongings can be time-consuming and tiring work. One thing that many people worry about when packing is making sure that their fragile items – things like china, crystal, and fine keepsakes – are packed in such a way…

Coping with Eviction: Tips for Getting Through a Difficult Time

Apartment and home rentals are very common, but they can also be expensive. If you run into financial difficulties, whether it’s because you lost a job or had unexpected medical bills, you might find yourself facing the prospect of eviction.…

Dorm Room Hacks: Tips for College Student Storage

The average dorm room has only 228 square feet of living space. That’s not much, and yet students must fit everything they need into it – and often while sharing with at least one other person. That means that college…

How to Prepare for Your RV Trip

Taking an RV Trip is exciting. If you do it properly, you can combine the advantages of traveling with the comforts of home. You won’t have to spend your hard-earned money on restaurant meals unless you want to. Plus you…

Any storage tips for drawers?

Use your bureau drawers as packing space. Fill them with some of your fragile items and use blankets, sweaters and towels for padding. Do not use printed newspaper to pack with. The ink may smudge off on your items.

How to Store Halloween Decorations

Seasonal Storage: How to Store Halloween Decorations Once Halloween is over, it’ll be time to take down all your decorations and pack them away with costumes until next fall. While many stores are now offering seasonal storage containers in black…

Need More Storage? Here Are Some Inexpensive Ways to Create Space

One of the top complaints of homeowners and renters alike is that they don’t have enough storage space where they live. When you live in a small space, it is especially important to make the most of what you have.…

How to Pack Fragile Items - Video

An instructional video showing excellent tips relating to packing and moving fragile items such as mirrors, glass, pictures etc. Moving or storing these types of items can be stressful so its useful to check out professional tips before attempting it.…
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