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?