Saturday, December 29, 2018

How To Pack Lamps For Moving |

Learn a quick and easy way for packing your lamps when moving in this video from

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Moving Day Tips : Moving Day Last Minute Items

Most kitchen and bathroom items are packed on moving day. Learn about packing other last minute items with expert tips in this free instructional moving video.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Hiring Movers: Avoid These Major Mistakes | - It's easy to mess up when hiring movers. We tell you the most common errors, and how to avoid them. From the leading authority on moving.

Friday, December 14, 2018

11 Delicious Dessert Ideas To Try Out This Holiday Season

It's holiday time! The perfect occasion to be creative in the kitchen and make something special. Figuring out the perfect dessert might be a challenging task, but with these 11 delicious dessert ideas, there's no bad pick. A variety of cakes, brownies, cookies, and other treats will give you plenty of options to choose from and enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

How To Pack Electronics

Your flat screen TVs, computers, and stereo equipment can often time be your most valuable possessions.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

How to Pack Plates and Saucers

Learn how to pack your plates, small plates, saucers and dishes for an upcoming move.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Organized Moving Tips: Low Stress Packing & Moving

My best moving tips to show you how to have an organized move! I've moved many times, and we have it down to a science. I give a tour of my moving binder so you can have a stress free move.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Packing Dishes - How to Pack Fragile Items and Chinaware

Packing dishes and chinaware the proper way to avoid breaking during a relocation is the best way to learn how to pack dishes.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Pantry Organization (Quick 15-Minutes!)

In this organization video, I show you how to organize the pantry, easily and quickly! We tackle organizing the messy pantry in just 15 minutes! If your pantry closet or pantry cabinet needs to be organized or decluttered, grab a timer, hit play on this video, and let's do it together!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Tips On How To Pack A File, Or Document Storage Box

Tip And Tricks, How To Set Up, Pack and Seal, A Record, Document and File Boxes, Tops And Bottoms Easy To Set Up And Start Moving, No Tape Needed! This Box Has Handles For Easy Moving And Stacking

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Moving Checklist How-To

Don't wait until the last minute to start planning your move. These tips for what to include in your moving checklist will help you stay on track for a successful move.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

30 House Packing And Moving Tips - House Shifting Guide

30 House Packing And Moving Tips - House Shifting Guide
This video is on House moving tips based on our shifting experience for almost last 15 years. These tips can be helpful for renters or those who plan to shift to a new house, whether it’s a local shifting or intercity. Organized packing can really lower down your stress of shifting and can save your lot of time, energy and money.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

First Important Tasks in Your New Home -

Congrats! You survived the move. The worst part is over, but before you kick up your feet and relax, there are a few important tasks you need to take care of.

Friday, October 12, 2018

4 Things To Remember When Moving Out Of An Apartment | Moving Tips

Getting ready to move? is here to help. Just tell us about your move and receive free estimates from the nation’s best moving companies in minutes. But we couldn't stop there. We also have hundreds of tips, guides, videos, ebooks, and expert advice to help you before, during, and after your move.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Organize: Long Term Storage for Baby Clothes and Items

When you have baby clothes, baby bottles, crib sheets, diaper changing covers, a breast pump, and tons of baby clothing accessories, you need some way to store all of them. Check out how I am storing all of my baby stuff.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

5 Moving Hacks!

The McKnights are moving! We ALL know how stressful moving is so today Mindy shares 5 hacks that can help make moving just a little bit easier and hopefully less chaotic! What are YOUR best tips and tricks for moving?

Friday, September 21, 2018

Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

I've been organizing in small spaces for a long time. I know how to maximize the space and organize well when there isn't a lot of square footage to go around. I'd like to share some tips on how we organized our small 725ft city apartment!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

How To Safeguard Rental Storage Units To Avoid Thefts

YouTube is filled with videos showing people allegedly breaking into storage units. Dallas police posted a video asking for help in tracking down the guys they say are responsible for 155 break-ins. Experts say the first line of defense in securing personal units is to look for a storage facility that has a gated entry and requires a special access code. The access code should be unique for each tenant. Also, make sure to use a secure lock.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

How To Pack Books

Learn how to pack books with care in this video. We'll show you a few options to protect your collection, including several ways to stack the books and the best way to prevent wrinkles and tears that could damage the pages.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

DIY- Aromatic Fresheners For Closet And Drawers

Here is an easy way to make fresheners for your closets and drawers with simple, all natural ingredients.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Packing + Moving Stress Free!

The key to a stress-free move is to start early and pack wisely. And of course, to declutter and purge as much as possible.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

12 Moving Hacks You Should Know

We're in the process of moving so I wanted to share some moving hacks that I'm actually using. Please hare the video if you thought it was helpful and I'll see you guys soon for a little home tour and decor haul.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


Moving hacks and packing hacks everyone needs to know! I'm moving house and apart from the usual room tours I wanted to do a hacks video vlog filled with my top tips and tricks to make moving house easier!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Moving Day Tips : Kitchen & Food on Moving Day

Most food and perishables should stay cold during a move. Learn about moving edibles successfully with expert tips in this free instructional moving video.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

7 Ways To Save Money On Your Move

Moving can be costly for anyone these days and often times homeowners cringe at the thought of having another set of expenses to worry about. Here are seven simple tips on how to reduce several moving costs!

Friday, August 10, 2018

What NOT To Pack On Moving Day | Packing Tips

While you pack for your move, you may think all of your household items are safe for moving. Well, you might want to think again. In this video, we will give you a list of what NOT to pack on moving day and steps you should take to ensure your move is both safe and smart.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

DIY vs. Pro Moves & Saving Money Moving

For some people, the decision to move instead of hiring a moving company is one of pure economics. It's true, you can save money by moving all on your own. But it's worth it to explore the pros and cons of paying a moving company versus doing it yourself

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Most Organized Move In History

Janice Leone is moving to a new apartment. What's so special about this move, you ask? Janice has some pretty potent organizational skills, which made her move super easy. Get some organization tips from Janice and see how your move can be stress-free.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Home Organization : How To Organize A Stress-Free Move

To organize a stress-free move, address one room at a time, begin packing the items that are less frequently used and label each box with the room it came from and its contents. Stay organized when packing up a house with housekeeping tips from a tidy stay-at-home mom in this free video on home organization.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

How To Tape Moving Boxes

Learn how to tape a moving box like a pro with this handy MyMove tutorial. From the "H" method to what tape to use, we've got all the tips you'll need when it comes to packing up those moving boxes.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Dolly vs. Hand Truck

Dolly or hand truck? Do you know the difference? Find out which is right for your move and avoid back-breaking box lifting with these two handy moving tools.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Moving Supplies You Need For Your Move

Packing and moving will go much more smoothly if you have all the supplies you'll need for your move

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Packing Dishes - The Secret For Avoiding Breakage

Packing dishes is intimidating, but not impossible if done right. We show you the tricks of the trade for how to get it done.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

How To Pack Pots And Pans For Moving

Learn a quick and easy way to pack your pots and pans and keep them safe during your move

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How To Pack Small Appliances

Small kitchen appliances can be lifesavers in the first few days in your new home. Make sure they arrive at your new place safely: this helpful tutorial will show you exactly how to pack your small appliances (like your toaster, microwave, or coffee maker).
Pro tip: If you still have the appliance’s original packaging, use that to protect it.
If you don’t have the original packaging, gather these supplies instead: moving boxes, packing paper, paper padding, foam or bubble wrap, tape, a marker, and scissors.
For all your appliances, cover the plug-in prongs with a piece of foam or bubble wrap to keep it from scratching the finish of the appliance. Also, remove any parts inside the appliance (like trays) and pack them separately.
For larger items, cut paper padding to fit the appliance, then gather the cord and wrap the appliance, like a present. Use tape to secure the padding around the appliance,--just don’t tape to the appliance itself to avoid damage to the finish.
To pack smaller items, gather the cord and wrap the appliance in several sheets of packing paper. Again, secure the paper around the appliance, not the appliance itself.
Before you place the appliances in the box, line the box with packing paper, then set the appliance inside. You may be able to fit multiple appliances in one box, or you may have to use separate boxes for each appliance, depending on size. We recommend filling any empty space with crushed packing paper to ensure a snug fit.
Once the box is full, close it, tape it up, and write the contents on the outside of the box. If any of your appliances have glass parts, write “FRAGILE” on the box so you know not to load heavy items on top of it.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Packing A Rental Truck For Moving

We maximize the space inside of the truck and we secure the load with tie-down ratchets

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Home Inventory And Color Coding For An Organized Move

It's helpful to break up your moving-related tasks into manageable parts. A home inventory list is a smart way to keep track of all your belongings. Color coding boxes as you pack will keep your move organized.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Cheap Moving Boxes For Packing

Ok, so we're a few weeks away from moving to our new home and we've been collecting boxes, organizing, and packing non-stop! In this video, I show you the 7 best boxes to use for moving ranging from free to just around $10. I'll also show you what types of items to store in each type of box. Do you have any super secret moving tips? If so, leave a comment or create a video response and let me know!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

How To Load Or Unload A Moving Truck

Getting ready to move? is here to help. Just tell us about your move and receive free estimates from the nation’s best moving companies in minutes. But we couldn't stop there. We also have hundreds of tips, guides, videos, ebooks, and expert advice to help you before, during, and after your move.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

How To Use Dollies, Hand Trucks And Moving Straps To Make Your Next Move Easier

When you have a difficult move ahead of you, be sure not to wear out your back with excessive lifting. This video will introduce you to three moving tools that will make your move easier -- dollies, hand trucks and moving straps. Each one of these tools will spare your back, and make lifting heavy, awkward or bulky items easier.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Packing Big Screen TV

Ever wonder how professional movers pack up TVs? Watch this video, and you'll learn the best ways to pack your TV and keep it protected throughout the move. Before you know it, you'll be packing like a pro!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

How To Drive A Moving Truck

Don't stress if it's your job to drive the moving truck on moving day. Check out this video with 10 simple tips to pull of a successful move using a moving truck.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

How To Pack And Move Fragile Items

It's not easy to pack and move fragile items! But there's a way to pack your family's china to ensure it arrives in your home safely. This video reveals the tools you need, as well as 5 tips moving pros use for properly packing china, to ensure it arrives in perfect condition...or, at least the same condition it was packed up in!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Dad's Everything But The Kitchen Sink Smoothie!

You can't usually find Alan in the kitchen, but when you do, it's because he's blending a smoothie. If you're looking for a recipe that's easy to make & hard to mess up- this one is for you.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Storage Unit Organization

Today we helped a client organize a storage unit. You pay for every square inch! Making an investment to organize your unit will save you time looking for and prevent damaged items.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

HouseSmarts "Self-Storage" Episode 83

Some 30 years ago, self-storage was a new concept to many people, and the industry was beginning to take off. Now, self-storage facilities have popped up everywhere -- and they're not just in old, converted warehouses. Many properties boast state-of-the-art, climate-controlled units, or roll-up doors you can drive right up to. Kim Kane looks at the "ins and outs" of self-storage, because you never know when you might need it, especially in a pinch.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

How to Move With Kids |

Moving is hard on kids. Learn ways to make it easier, from the Web's top authority the moving industry

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Moving Checklist & Timeline | What To Do Before You Move

Since I'll be moving on September 1st, I'm starting to prepare the preparations (if you get that reference then I love you). In this video, I'm sharing my moving checklist for all the things that can fall through the cracks when we're busy trying to ready ourselves for a move. I lay things out starting 2 months before moving, but you can adjust the timeline as it suits you.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

How To Pack Mattresses & Bed Frames

Ever wonder how professional movers pack up mattresses and bedframes? Watch this video, and you'll learn the best ways to pack your mattresses and bed frames and keep them protected throughout the move. Before you know it, you'll be packing like a pro!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

How To Pick The Right Size Storage Unit

In this video, we'll help you figure out what size storage unit to get by breaking down all the most common storage unit sizes and letting you know what kinds of items will fit into each one.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

How To Organize For Relocation: Packing Tips & Downsizing

Do you know a GREAT way to organize your entire home? Move, or pretend that you are moving. Whether you are moving or not ask yourself whether you'd pay to pack, store and move this item into a new home. In today's video Lorie Marrero shares relocation, downsizing and moving tips to help organize the home. Following these strategies will make organizing and moving more productive.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

How To Pack CDs For Shipping

How to Pack CDs: If you're holding onto your CD collection, watch this video to pack them safely before shipping.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

How To Pack Your TV

We show you a simple way to box up your TV so it doesn't get damaged in your move.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Self-Storage To The Rescue!

Storage has always been a problem for many. That is why many people have to sell the stuff they love or have to live in small spaces crammed with stuff. Some do not have a place to store cars when they are away on a trip. Other people love sailing or experiencing an adventure in an RV, but cannot get one of their own due to lack of storage space. Self-storage puts an end to all these people's sorrows.

Self-storage spaces are used by different people for storing different things. These storage units are available in many sizes and as per the requirement, they can be rented out. The period of the lease can be for a few weeks to a few years depending on the need. These self-storage places are generally located in easy to access places in cities. Due to their high demand, these storage facilities are now becoming savvier both in space and technology. They have state of the art technology when it comes to their security. This includes digital locks, some of which are activated by eye scan or fingerprint, 24/7 security through closed-circuit cameras for video surveillance and alarm systems and climate control. Climate control is particularly important for the customers. This is because it ensures that the goods stored in the self-storage units are protected from dust, moisture and other agents that might damage the goods. For instance, a furniture storage unit needs to be climate controlled, especially from parasites and keeps rodents from infesting it. All this could ruin the furniture.

Uses Of Self Storage

Self-storage has innumerable uses, hence their popularity these days. Some of these uses are noted below:

* Businesses sometimes hire self-storage to store their files and important documents for which they do not have space in the office and yet cannot be destroyed.

* People, who are often on the move, prefer to have their belongings in a self-storage unit, especially if they are moving into a furnished apartment. These people also store their cars in a self-storage unit until they are back in town. They feel it is safer to leave the car in a self-storage unit due to the elevated security features that they do not have in their own garage storage.

* Many people love to own boats and RVs but cannot due to lack of space. Therefore, they turn to self-storage to store these items and enjoy their possession and use them whenever they please.

* Many people inherit furniture that they cannot put in their own homes due to lack of space. Instead of selling them, many store them in self-storage units until they move into a house where they can be placed.

Whatever the reason may be for storage, customers prefer to leave their belongings in a place that ensures security and safety from wear and tear.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Storage Facilities And You: Choosing The Right Unit

People turn to storage facilities to store their belongings for all sorts of reasons. Some are looking for a long-term facility to house their property while others are looking for a short-term one. If you are looking for a place then you need to choose the right one for your stuff. There are plenty of facilities around so it is in your best interests to find out what each one has to offer you.

Once you have some names of storage companies call them up to inquire about their rates, the size of their units, their location and what security features they have to offer you. It might be an even better idea to drop by and speak with someone at the business. Face-to-face contact can help you to get a feel for the person you are dealing with as well as the company at large.

Before you make your choice in regards to the facilities you have visited you should know how much security is found at the storage unit, as well as the amount of access you would have to yours. You should also know (and hopefully have seen with your own eyes) the size of the units in order to determine if they would be accommodating to your possessions. You should also know if the units are  cleaned, well-maintained and whether they are heated or not. If pests are a worry of yours then you need to find out what features are in place in regards to pest control. You also should learn long you can rent the unit for. Finally, you do not want any hidden surprises in the contract which is why you need to find out everything about the area before you sign the contract.

Some facilities offer their customers more than one size of unit to choose from. You have to be clear with yourself about how much room you really need. In the same way you have to ask yourself how fragile and delicate your belongings are and how worried you will be about the condition of them when they are at the company. Be as realistic with yourself as possible about every aspect of the storage situation. Will you be dropping by at random to take items out of the space and to add new ones or will your possessions remain in place without you showing up until they are moved to a more  permanent location?

The more answers you have in regards to what you will require for storage the better able you will be to communicate this to the contact person you deal with at the company. To choose the most appropriate facility you need to know what it is that is most essential to you.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Importance Of Self Storage - Self-Storage Tips and Guide

Sometimes we accumulate a lot of stuff in our homes such that we lack space to store them in. instead of putting your stuff outside and let them spoil, and you will need to use them at some point, the best thing to do is to take advantage of self-storage.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Recipes For Moving Day: Oreo Truffles

This week's recipe is Oreo Truffles.

1 package of Oreo cookies
8oz package of cream cheese (softened)
12 oz. Ghirardelli white melting wafers (or white chocolate)

-Put the full cream-filled Oreos in a ziplock bag and crush them until they are small. If you have a food processor, that will work as well!
-Pour the crushed Oreos in a large bowl and add the softened cream cheese. Use a fork or spoon to mix it in good until sticky and no cream cheese showing.
-Take 1- 1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll it into small balls. Put them on a cookie sheet and pop them in the freezer for 20-25 minutes.
-Melt the Ghirardelli chocolate in a microwavable bowl for 15-second intervals, stirring until melted. Take a dough ball and dunk it in the chocolate. Shake off the excess chocolate and put on a piece of wax or parchment paper. Do this over another cookie sheet or large plate.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Too Much Stuff? Store It With Us!

Too much stuff? Store it safely with Railroad Avenue Self Storage in Fairfield, California. With gated access, multiple unit sizes, and onsite managers, they are sure to have the storage solution that's right for you. And every unit is ground level making drive-up access easier so you can get your belongings when you need them. Contact them today.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Moving Day Recipes: Chocolate And Peanut Butter Pinwheels

This week's recipe is Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pinwheels.

1½ cups peanut butter chips
1½ cups chocolate chips
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk

-Line a 15x10" baking sheet with tin foil and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
-In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter chips and half the can of sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir. If not completely smooth, microwave again for 15 seconds, and stir until smooth. The mixture will be thick like fudge.
-Spread into prepared pan, using your hands to smooth it out if you have to (it's not sticky so it will spread easily!).
-In another medium, microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and the rest of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir. If not completely smooth, microwave again for 15 seconds, and stir until smooth. The mixture will be thick like fudge.
-Spread on top of the peanut butter mixture carefully.
-Let stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Starting at the long side, roll up carefully and tightly, making sure to leave the foil behind. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours before slicing.
-Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

100 Layers Of Packing Tape |

The "100 Layers" challenge is blowing up all over YouTube. It started it with 100 layers of foundation. Then, Jenna Marbles took the crown by doing 100 layers of foundation, lip gloss, eyelashes, hairspray, spray tan, and glitter nail polish. Well, here at, we didn't want to be left out!

We decided to do 100 layers of packing tape. Although it does keep your box closed, we don't recommend this for moving day. It would use a lot of tape and take a long time to do that to every box.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Smashed To Bytes: Pack Your Computer Safely And Securely

Learn a quick and easy way to pack your computer for your move, from the Web's authority on moving,

Monday, April 9, 2018

Recipes For Moving Day: Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

When you first move into your new home, you may not unpack everything in one day, but you're going to need to eat! Here at, we are creating a series of videos of recipes you can do in your new home. The recipes require either no cooking or simply using a microwave.

This week's recipe is chocolate oatmeal cookies.

1/3 cup sugar
2 tsps cocoa powder
2 tbsps milk
2 tbsps crunchy peanut butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup quick oats

Combine sugar, cocoa powder and milk. Blend until smooth.
Microwave on high for 1- 1 1/2 minutes.
Mix in the peanut butter and vanilla and stir.
Add the oats and mix until everything is blended.
Spoon onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Freeze for 10 minutes.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Moving Supplies You Need For Your Move - Packing and moving will go much more smoothly if you have all the supplies you'll need for your move. We tell you what you'll need, from the authority on moving.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

HackBusters: Episode 2 - Color Coding Your Moving Boxes

One of the best ways to organize your stuff before your move is to color code your boxes. How will this "moving hack" hold up when we put it to the test?

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Moving Tip - Moving Into Your New Community

Did you just move into a new community and looking to meet new people or just be more social? Starting fresh in a new community takes patience, but be proactive and you’ll soon feel at home.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

How To Pack Wine Glasses For Moving House

If you're moving house and handling your own packing then some items like fragile stemmed wine glasses can be tricky. Here we show you what packing materials you will need and the best ways to pack your glasses to make sure they are protected from damage during your move.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

We Support Little League!

Railroad Ave Self Storage is helping with support to a Little League team. They made their own banners and our team won first place for their banner!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

How To Move With Pets

We give you some tips so your pets won't be fighting like cats and dogs during your move.

Monday, March 19, 2018

How To Tape Moving Boxes

First things first. Start your move with STRONG boxes. Knowing that your belongings are secure brings the peace of mind you need during this often chaotic time.
After your boxes are packed, you'll want to be sure each one is labeled clearly. This will make a world of difference when you're unpacking and moving in.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Do-It-Yourself Moving: Mistakes You Must Avoid

You can save a lot of money moving, but only if you avoid some of the common pitfalls. Learn about do-it-yourself moving from the Web's top authority on moving.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Recipes For Moving Day: Granola Bar Bites

When you first move into your new home, you may not unpack everything in one day, but you're going to need to eat!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Avoid This 1 Weighty Mistake When Packing Your Books

Packing books for your move is pretty straight-forward, but if you do it wrong, it'll be a pain -- literally. Learn how to pack books from the Web's moving authority.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

How To Pack Your TV

We show you a simple way to box up your TV so it doesn't get damaged in your move.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

How To Move With Kids

Moving is hard on kids. Learn ways to make it easier, from the Web's top authority the moving industry

Monday, February 26, 2018

Learn A Simple Packing Plan In Just 2 Minutes

Packing will go much more smoothly if you have a strategy. In just 2 minutes, learn one that will make your move easier and get you settled in quickly at your new home.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Self-Storage Unit Sizes - How Much Space Do You Need?

When it comes to self-storage units, size doesn't just matter - it's everything. You don't want to pay more for a storage space that will only sit half full when you can pay less for a smaller self-storage unit with all its space maximized.

It's all about picking the right size and knowing how to manage the space you have to let you fit all the things you need to put in storage. Not to worry though, there are a lot of self-storage unit sizes to choose from and almost all will provide you with enough space to store your things. The sizes also increase in just the right increments so that you never have too much or too little space; of which every square inch ought to be worth every cent you spend for it.

Take Your Pick

Basically, self-storage unit sizes range from the smallest at 5 ft. x 5 ft. or 25 square feet, which is roughly the size of a hall closet or half a bathroom to a 10 ft. x 30 ft. or 300 square foot deluxe garage size that can probably house one car comfortably with lots more room to spare.

To give you a better idea of the choices that are available to you, here are the standard sizes that are available at most self-storage unit provider companies, together with a brief description of what items or furnishings, and how many, will fit into each given size.

Each description should give you an idea of how much space you need. Just think about what that you want to put into storage and see which unit size will be able to accommodate your things.

• 5 x 5 - at 25 square feet, this smallest of self-storage unit choices will give you just enough room to put in small furniture like a chest of drawers, small boxes, a small mattress set, and some other small items.

• 5 x 10 - this is roughly the size of a walk-in closet and will allow you to store a couch, chairs, a chest of drawers, mattress set, some yard equipment and other small items.

• 5 x 15 or 8 x 20 - this unit size is roughly 75-80 square feet and is similar to that of a small bedroom or a hallway. It will store most furniture from a one-bedroom apartment, including a refrigerator, washer, and dryer, as well as some other small furniture and miscellaneous items.

• 10 x 10 - this is the average size of a regular bedroom and can fit most furnishings from a one or two-bedroom apartment including patio furniture as well as most appliances.

• 10 x 15 - at 150 square feet, this is about the size of a large bedroom and will hold a two-bedroom apartment or a small house's furnishings including most appliances.

• 10 x 20 - at this size, a lot of things can already be stored, with some extra room to spare. About the same area as a one-car garage, the 10 x 20 ft. self-storage unit can accommodate the furnishings of a two or three-bedroom apartment or house.

• 10 x 25 - this 250 square foot space is the same size as a standard one-car garage and can probably fit just that - a car, even a pick-up or a boat. If not, it can comfortably accommodate all the furnishings including major appliances of a three or four-bedroom house or apartment.

• 10 x 30 - by far the largest space and the biggest self-storage choice you can avail of, the 300 square foot unit is as big as an extra-large one-car garage and can house either one vehicle such as a car, truck or boat; or all the furnishings, appliances and other major and minor items of a four or five-bedroom house.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you visualize how well you are going to be able to fill your storage space so that you can find a self-storage unit size will fit your storage needs just right.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Easy and Cheap Moving Tips

My big moving day is almost here so I'm sharing the tricks and tips I've been using all week long to pack up my house!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

How To Wrap A Couch

This video demonstrates how to prepare a couch before a move. We show you how to wrap the sofa with shrink wrap and blankets, then secure it for moving.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Recipes for Moving Day: Mug Mac & Cheese

When you first move into your new home, you may not unpack everything in one day, but you're going to need to eat! Here at, we are creating a series of recipe videos you can do in your new home. The recipes require either no cooking or the use of a microwave.

This week's recipe is Mug Mac & Cheese.

1/3 cup pasta or macaroni
1/3 & 1/4 cup water
1/3 cup cheddar jack cheese
a splash of milk

Pour the pasta and the water into a mug and microwave for 4 minutes
Stir and microwave for 2 more minutes
Add cheese and milk and stir until cheese is melted
Top with more cheese and enjoy!

Friday, February 2, 2018

How To Pack Desk And Office Items

Moving a home or corporate office involves packing unusual items. There are some shortcuts you can take to make the process less painstaking.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Packing A Kitchen

This instructional video will demonstrate how to effectively pack the contents of a kitchen.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

How To Pack Wardrobe Boxes

Dry cleaning can be expensive. That's why we have wardrobe boxes. Let us show you how to move your suits, dresses, and coats both hassle and wrinkle-free.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Moving Tips - United's Expert Advice: How To Pack Your Bedroom

Before you move, learn how to pack like the pros. United's Expert Advice will show you our proven practices for packing the items in your bedroom.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

How To Pack Your Items In To Storage

Showing how to pack a storage unit, getting the right boxes and packing materials and using professional movers are three crucial things when making things simple during a move.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Some Things That You Need To Know About Self Storage

Looking for self-storage in your area? Self-storage can be needed for a large number of purposes. It can be needed for things such as decluttering, craft storage, extra space storage, kid home from college storage, storing the personal belongings of a loved one who has recently passed away, storing fitness equipment, storing yard sale stuff, remodeling house storage, business storage and many more.

The purpose of this article is to provide as much information as possible about the self-storage industry and self-storage facilities. To begin with, let us look at some of the essential tips on how to find local self-storage.

Finding Local Self Storage Companies

1. Going to the storage location directly - if you have noticed some self-storage locations around your local area, then you can drive to the location directly and find out more about their services. Storage companies will most probably choose locations which have a good face value. In other words, access to the location will be easy.

2. The phone book can be really helpful when it comes to finding storage services in your local area. The yellow pages will have contact numbers of the companies which offer storage services. Although information will not be as detailed as you would find on the company website, you will still be able to get hold of the phone numbers and also the location address.

3. Storage companies can also be found through the print media. Companies pay huge amounts of money to get their advertisements published in the newspapers and magazines. You can look through your local newspapers and magazines to see if they have advertisements about self-storage companies.

4. Billboards, radios and the television are also good ways for the local storage companies to get their names out there. When listening to your favorite music station, watching television or traveling the highway, look out for these advertisements.

5. If you have access to the internet, you can simply search and get the results. These days, more than 80% of the storage companies have websites to attract potential customers. Your local self-storage website will include information such as security features, rental payment information, how to get to the site, sizes of units, gate hours and other important information that will help you choose the one which suits your storage needs.

How To Choose The Best Self Storage Facility?

If you are considering making use of a self-storage facility, it is important for you to choose the best one. Choosing the best one will ensure that you have a pleasant storage experience. Here are some of the important things that you must consider if you are looking for the best self-storage facility.

- There has to be adequate security measures in the storage facility
- The units which are available are the right size to meet your individual needs.
- The units are suitable for the type of items you are looking to store. If you want to store valuable items, you must ensure that the storage unit has concealing walls so it is not possible for anyone else to see what is inside.
- The facility is climate controlled to avoid unnecessary damage to your items. For example, if the unit is not climate controlled, the space in which you store your items may become warm and damp in a few months. If you have stored items such as clothes and upholstery in the unit, then chances are that they will become damaged.
- The facility must take measures for pest control. This will ensure that your belongings are safe within the facility.
- Storage units must be clean, neat, tidy and well maintained
- There will be no hidden surprises when you go through the fine print

Types of Self Storage

There are four types of self-storage. These include:

1. Climate controlled self-storage - such storage units are available within enclosed buildings. All the units are humidity and temperature controlled which provides protection to the valuables. In all climate controlled self-storage facilities, access is limited to authorized users. There are close monitoring and hi-tech security systems in place.

2. Non-climate controlled storage - these are much cheaper than the climate-controlled units. These are located outdoors and are multiple row set of garages. They look very much like typical garages, expect that a number of units are linked to each other and divided by mesh partitions. Non-climate controlled storage facilities enable users to drive up to the door of the unit and pick up or drop off items.

3. Portable container storage - mostly used when people consider carrying out remodeling work at home and need storage space for their belongings. When you make use of this kind of self-storage facility, the company will deliver a container to your doorstep in which you can store your belongings. You can choose to keep this container storage unit on your property or you can have it picked up by the company once you have stored your belongings. Your belongings will be kept safe in these containers and when the company takes the unit, they will store it at their facility until you need your belongings.

4. Information management service - when you make use of information management service, the company will pick up files from your home or office and transport them to their climate-controlled storage units. Your items will be delivered back to you upon request. Items that can be stored mainly include files, folders and other kinds of paperwork. Such facilities do not store large items such as furniture, tools and home equipment.

Getting Insurance For Your Self Storage Items

Most people assume that self-storage companies provide insurance for their items. In most cases, this is not the case. You may be able to get comprehensive insurance for your belongings, but this service will be added to the cost of your facility rental. Certain companies may offer basic coverage which will be included in your agreement. However, this kind of insurance is usually not enough for the items stored in these facilities, in case of losses and damages. For this reason, it is important for you to research all insurance options. This also includes those which are offered with the agreement.

One of the best ways to get insurance for your self-storage items is to find out from your home insurance carrier. There are some who will offer coverage for your storage items. However, it is important for you to ensure that you verify the amount of coverage that is being offered. This is because most policies will reduce the amount of coverage for items stored away in storage facilities. But, you may be able to buy additional coverage for at an added price. On the other hand, you can also purchase a separate policy from your home insurance carrier.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

How To Pack Miscellaneous Items

When you're getting ready to move you pack all types of possessions. Some don't fit into any particular category. Let us show you how to get these items ready for transport.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

How To Pack Electronics

Your flat screen TVs, computers, and stereo equipment can often time be your most valuable possessions. Watch and learn how to properly prepare your electronics for transport.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

How To Pack Bathroom Items

Let Mike, a professional packer at DN Van Lines, show you how to pack bathroom items quickly and easily.