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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…

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 Moving a Washer and Dryer

Moving to a new home is a big job no matter how you slice it. That’s true even if you only move the usual things, such as furniture and clothing. Moving large appliances adds an extra challenge to the process…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How to Load a Moving Van

Anyone who has ever loaded a moving van or helped friends load a truck knows that there are countless approaches to this necessary task — and everyone has their preferred method. If you are facing the unique challenges associated with…

Organization and Storage Tips for Contractors

Working as a contractor is challenging. You need to be able to keep track of everything, from the people on your crew to subcontractors, and from work schedules to equipment. It’s a bit like a juggling act, requiring you to…

Kitchen Storage Ideas

Your kitchen can be the center of your home, not just the place where you eat — unless you live in a dwelling with a tiny kitchen. In either case, you probably share one thing in common with everyone else…

Stay Safe During Your Move

No one questions that moving is financially, psychologically, and emotionally stressful. Keep in mind that it is also a physically demanding activity and that there are any number of ways for you to get hurt. If you have friends and…

10 Tips for Organizing Your Photographs

Photographs have a way of accumulating over time. Every time we experience an important life event or take a vacation, we commemorate it by taking pictures. Even in these days of digital photography, many people still have boxes full of…

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.…

What Does Self-Storage Mean?

At Storage West, we operate dozens of self-storage facilities across the Southwestern United States.  We have storage facilities in Texas, Arizona, Nevada & California.  But what does self-storage mean? Potential tenants sometimes ask us for clarification, and we decided to…

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…

Cleaning Out Your Car Tips

Here is a video with tips for cleaning out your car:

Home Staging Tips (Videos)

As real estate markets across the country continue to pick up, more people are thinking about putting their home on the market. The big question is whether or not they can get a top price for their effort.  Enter home…

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…

Preparing Your Appliances for a Safe Move

Moving can truly be a grueling experience. First there is the preparation: securing a moving van, ensuring your new home is ready, transferring the utilities; then there is the hectic process of packing. Smaller items can easily be boxed up…

Moving Across the Country with Your Kids

The stress of uprooting your life to move across the country is magnified when you have kids. No matter how young — or old — they are, they will be just as stressed about the move as you, if not…

Storage Tips for Your RV

Spring is in the air. It’s time to get the RV out of storage and start getting ready for fun. As you are getting your RV ready for the road, take some time to think about how it is organized…

10 x 20 Storage Unit: Perfect for 3 or 4 bedroom home

Whether you’re preparing for a military deployment or taking an extended trip, you might need to store some or all of your belongings in a safe and secure location while you’re away. For many people, the ideal size is our…
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