Monday, September 21, 2020

How to Pack Without Hurting Your Back


We can’t emphasize this enough - it’s very important to be mindful of avoiding strain or injury while moving. Fortunately, with just a little time and effort, you can set yourself up for success with a temporary packing station.

Friday, September 18, 2020

How to Choose a Storage Unit


Need some extra storage space but don't know how much? Use this quick trick to determine just how big your storage unit needs to be!

Saturday, September 12, 2020

How To Clean, Move And Store A Refrigerator


In this video, we'll show you everything you need to know about storing a fridge. More specifically, you’ll learn how to clean, move and store your refrigerator in 7 simple tips.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Storage Unit Organization


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

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Wait, Before You Move! Here's A Moving Day Checklist



Moving day is stressful. We tell you what to expect, and how to plan so things go smoothly.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Top 7 Reasons Why People Use a Self-Storage Unit


While this article spells out 7 reasons why people use a Self-Storage Unit, and we highly recommend you read about all of them, here is a quick list of the top 7 reasons:

  1. Renovating Your Existing Home
  2. Moving to a New Home
  3. Changes in Relationship Status
  4. A Safe Place for Equipment or Vehicles
  5. You’re Often in Transit
  6. Storing Business Inventory or Archives
  7. Simply Running Out of Space

Compared to other options such as renovating an existing building or renting additional rooms, self-storage units provide an economical alternative for people and businesses wishing to keep their assets and belongings in a secure location that’s protected from the environment.

But beyond the financial considerations, there are several reasons why increasing numbers of people are now using a self-storage unit as an extension of their personal or professional space. Here are seven of the main ones.

7 Reasons People Use a Self-Storage Unit

1. Renovating Your Existing Home
If you’re carving out walls, adding a room extension, or reconstructing a leaky roof, the last thing you’ll need on your carpets, furniture, and appliances is an added layer of dust or building debris.

During those times when home or office improvements are underway, a self-storage unit provides a safe temporary shelter for your valued movable items.

Once the work is complete, you then have the option of removing your belongings from storage and restoring them to their original positions or taking the opportunity to re-plan your interiors.

2. Moving to a New Home
In a complex property market, selling up and moving to a new location isn’t always a straightforward process that can be accomplished in a day. Delays often occur, and without a fall-back option you could be left in a real dilemma if your belongings are set to go, but your new premises aren’t yet available.

Self-storage provides a way station for holding your items until such time as you’re ready and able to move them into their new home.

3. Changes in Relationship Status
When terminating a personal relationship in which cohabitation is involved, it’s often the case that one partner or the other may desire (or even be legally required) to leave the common residence and find alternative accommodation.

On the flip side of the relationship coin, partners forming a new relationship may be in a hurry to leave their existing accommodations and set up house together as quickly as possible.

Either way, a self-storage unit provides a secure resting point for any valued personal items which can’t be relocated immediately.

4. A Safe Place for Equipment or Vehicles
Individuals or organizations who use equipment or hardware that operates on a seasonal basis (such as ski equipment, gardening tools or camping gear) typically won’t want this stuff cluttering up their home throughout the year.

Self-storage units allow such seasonal or surplus items to be safely stowed away during the periods when they aren’t required for active service.

The same holds true for vehicles which may not be called upon for extended periods. Though special terms may apply for the self storage of certain classes of vehicle, the units can provide shelter and environmental protection for cars, boats, motorcycles, trailers, etc.

5. You’re Often in Transit
Frequent travelers may have a need to acquire short-term accommodation that’s incapable of holding all of their belongings (e.g., holiday villas, residence for short-term working contracts). And shifting all of their valuables each time they make a trip may simply be impractical.

A self-storage unit solves these problems by providing the space and protection necessary for holding items that aren’t required on your travels. And rental contracts may be negotiated for whatever length of time is most convenient for the duration of your trip.

6. Storing Business Inventory or Archives
Both large business organizations and smaller entrepreneurs often have the need to store samples, inventory, business archives, and important documents relating to their work. But with office and warehousing spaces taking a serious bite out of their annual budgets, renting larger premises may not be the best or most economical option.

Self-storage units can provide climate and environment controlled “mini-warehouse” facilities at a significantly lower cost than a full-blown property rental. Access to inventory and archives is typically available whenever the owner wants it, and the security controls offered by a reputable self-storage facility give business users the assurance that their valued assets will remain physically safe at all times.

7. Simply Running Out of Space
For anyone who’s running out of space for their belongings in their home or office setting, a self-storage unit provides a secure and economical option for accommodating the surplus. Likewise, self-storage is a sensible option for anyone who’s looking to decongest their existing living or workspace by shifting items that they don’t need to see every day but nonetheless wouldn’t want to lose entirely.

Self-storage units are available in a wide range of sizes, and rental contracts may cover both short and longer terms of storage. Environment and climate-controlled units are available (depending on the storage facility) to accommodate virtually anything – within reason – that you might want to store.

There are usually restrictions on certain items (such as flammable materials, explosives, weapons, and so on), and you’ll need to do some research and consultation before deciding on a suitable facility.

You’ll also need to insure your items against burglary and damage caused by fire, hurricanes, earthquakes, or other events. Though self-storage facilities may try to sell you their own (typically over-priced and under-specified) insurance, you’re best sticking with a reputable third-party self-storage insurance provider.

Article Source: https://www.snapnsure.net/blog/why-people-use-self-storage-unit/

Monday, August 31, 2020

Too Much Stuff? Store It With Us!



Friendly - Affordable - Well-Secured

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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

What to Know About Self Storage, Tips and Suggestions



There are many reasons why people choose to use storage units today. So what are some things you should know before using self-storage and what exactly can you store in these units?

Saturday, August 1, 2020

How To Pack Lamps For Moving



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

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

8 Tips For Renting Storage Units



Blaine Cruse, REALTOR Extraordinaire gives you 8 Tips for Selecting a Storage Unit to Rent.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Storage Unit Size Guide: What Size Unit Do You Need?



In his video, Grady will tell you about all the different storage unit sizes and which one will best fit your needs. You'll learn some basic tips, like the difference between and 5x5 and a 10x10, as well as what items can fit into each of the 6 most common storage unit size.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

How To Pack Your Items In To Storage



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

Monday, July 20, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

What Are The Many Benefits of Using Self Storage For Home Owners and Business Owners?



There are many reasons homeowners and business owners make use of self-storage facilities. Self-storage offers numerous benefits and in this article, I will talk about some of the main benefits of using self-storage facilities.

Benefits Of Self Storage For Home Owners

Hoarding - when we have the desire to hold on to things, we want to create some space for those things so we can use them later on in our lives. Many people have this fear of throwing things which they think may be useful for them in the future. There are numerous examples of people in the self-storage industry of renting a storage space which they can use to collect items which they cannot store in their homes anymore. In most families, hoarding can cause a real problem because it creates an actual reduction in the living space. When we make use of self-storage facilities, we can clear that space in our homes and at the same time retain those items.

Reduce Clutter - whether it is home or office, storage space can help reduce clutter and free up the much-needed space.

Security - there is more security offered by self-storage facilities than we can find in homes. Apart from a simple lock, there are security fences, gated entry, surveillance cameras, exterior lighting, limited after-hours entry and security guards. If you have valuable items in the house which you are going to use, later on, it is best to put them in self-storage facilities.

Safety - the safety of your family is important and for this reason, it is not a good idea to have tools and other renovation-related equipment in the home. This is especially true if there are small children in the house. If you have tools such as drills, saws, ladders and other power tools lying around, consider keeping them in a storage facility. This will reduce the risks of accidents and injuries.

Space For Large Items - most people like the idea of owning ski boats, vintage cars, canoes, etc. If you do not have enough room for these items or if you are looking to provide protection against the weather conditions, then renting a self-storage unit can be the best choice for you.

A self-storage facility which is professionally run will allow you free access to your belongings at any time. They will provide you a code to enter the facility gates and your own key to the storage unit you have rented. Homeowners often use these self-storage facilities for peace of mind that their valuable or sentimental belongings are stored securely and safely. In a storage facility, you will find a secure environment which is clean and dry. The storage facility will be protected with various security systems ranging from 24-hour guard protection to CCTV security.

Benefits of Self Storage For Businesses

Before looking at the benefits, let us check out some of the main business uses for self-storage. These include:

- product and sample storage
- archive storage
- home office storage
- office relocation furniture and stock storage
- emergency storage such as in case of a storm, flooding, smoke damage, and fire
- seasonal stock storage such as Christmas stock during the festive season
- business stock overflow storage

Self-storage gives businesses increased flexibility. Whether it is a small business or a large business, they all need some kind of storage. There are many reasons for this which range from creating a mini-warehouse to take care of trade supplies to create a distribution point for a sales team.
Some of the main reasons why businesses need self-storage include:

Making the most of office space

Office spaces are quite costly these days and when you pay so much money on office space rental, you must ensure that space is being used to achieve maximum benefit. Offices which are filled up with less frequently used paperwork, excessive equipment, and unused furniture items or archive files can make work difficult. Moreover, a survey has revealed that an average company may end up paying about 1,200 a year to maintain space that is occupied by a medium sized filing cabinet. When you compare this amount with the cost of renting a self-storage unit to store that unnecessary or rarely used a filing cabinet, you will see that you can save close to 600 on just one filing cabinet. Today most companies have recognized the benefits of storing paperwork, rarely used furniture and equipment offsite by making use of self-storage facilities.

Easy expansion

Are you looking to relocate just because you think that the current office space is not adequate to meet your needs? If so, why not consider freeing up some space by removing those unnecessary file cabinets, unused equipment and loads of paperwork which are rarely referenced. If you make use of self-storage facilities to store these rarely used items, there will be no need for an expensive relocation. Instead, you will be able to free up the much-needed space that will provide for easy expansion.

Costs benefits

- rental is paid on a month to month basis which means that no yearly lease is required
- when compared to the cost of office space, self-storage rental rate is competitive
- businesses also get assistance when they need to move their items for free
- to make the best use of the storage unit, shelving can also be made available
- you can also receive discounts
- it is better to use office space to generate income rather than use it for storage

Security

- keeping valuable documents offsite protects against natural environmental damages such as fire
- only you have access to your individual space
- you get 24-hour security for your valuable items

Convenience

- Trolleys and pallet jacks making it easy to move your items
- It is easy to receive pallet deliveries
- You can access your items 7 days a week
- Packaging materials are available on site

Flexibility

- provides a flexible storage option for businesses which are stock-based
- flexible in terms of space as well as facilities
- there are a number of self-storage facilities which require just a day or 7 days notice to reduce or expand your storage space depending on your requirement
- flexible rentals
- no long term lease
- flexible facilities such as bulk storage, forklifts, loading bays, drive up units, etc
- short term commitment

However, before you choose a self-storage facility, consider the following eight essential questions.

1. What security measures are in place?
2. Does the facility offer 24/7 access?
3. Are there differently sized units available?
4. If the self-storage facility close to my home?
5. Can shippers drop off or pick up shipments?
6. Are there any kinds of discounts available?
7. Are the management professional and the facility clean?
8. Are there any hidden costs apart from the monthly rental?



Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6556396

Saturday, July 11, 2020

How to Pack Kitchen Part 2


In the first part of this series, we reviewed the basics of packing up your kitchen, plus the advantages of using a dish barrel for breakables. Here we talk in more detail about layering items according to weight, packing extremely fragile items, and knowing when your dish pack is full.

Weight
A good rule to keep in mind (not only when packing kitchen goods, but any item) is: heaviest things on the bottom, lighter things on top. It’s useful to label such boxes with “Top Load”, meaning the items at the top of the box are the most delicate.

Special Considerations

1) Cutting Boards:
We recommend packing almost everything in paper, but if you have things like a wooden cutting board with existing gouges and cuts, you can save yourself some work by putting it directly in the moving box.

2) Champagne Flutes:
If you have champagne flutes or other light glassware, try to pack them all in one box, rather than assorted boxes. This way extra care can be taken when handling these especially fragile goods.

Pack Cutlery Last
The nice thing about cutlery is you can wrap it up in its own container - the cutlery drawer organizer. Simply take paper and wrap up the whole organizer, fixing it in place with tape. This will usually fit nicely at the top of your box.

Before Closing - Check Capacity
When your box or dish pack is nearly ready to be sealed, there shouldn’t be much space left. Try folding the flaps of the box closed and see if it sinks down when you push gently on it. If it does, add more paper filler until there’s no give left. Your box is ready to be closed and taped.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

How to Pack Kitchen Part 1


When packing your kitchen for moving, a dish barrel (also known as a dish pack) is a great item to have on hand. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to put dishes in it. You can put anything breakable in these packs because they’re double-walled, and durable.

Packing a Dish Barrel
First grab several sheets packing paper and build a filler barrier, on the bottom. Each layer of dishes that you pack, you’re going to add another layer of paper filler in between.

Avoid Empty Spaces
A good rule of thumb is to avoid a lot of empty space, which causes things to crack. It’s helpful to pack smaller items, wrapped in paper, inside larger items - nesting them inside each other.

A Note on Knives
With sharp items like knives, be very careful to cover the tip of the blades. Fold it over with several sheets of paper, and cover it with a piece of tape so it’s secure. Take your marker and label the paper "sharp - knives". Place the knife standing upright, with the tip of the knife down.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Too Much Stuff? Store It With Us!



Friendly - Affordable - Well-Secured

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.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Must-Have Packing Supplies


You’ve probably heard that the key to a job well-done lies in having the proper tools. The job of moving is no different. Here are our favorite packing supplies that get things done, not just quickly, but effectively.

Monday, June 29, 2020

How to Move at the Last Minute


It’s not easy to move on a tight deadline, but take a deep breath. There are things you can do to get the job done quickly without feeling overwhelmed.

Friday, June 26, 2020

How to Pack Wardrobe Neatly


The Advantages of a Tall Moving Box
Wardrobe Boxes are great for tall items, such as long clothing. The bar at the top of this box makes it easy to arrange quality garments (still on the hanger) and stop them from getting wrinkled. Keep in mind items such a wedding dress, or other clothing that is irreplaceable.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

16 Stress Free Moving Hacks and Packing Tips Everyone Needs!!


Moving? Let us help you! Here are our top 16 stress free moving hacks and packing tips everyone needs! We'll teach you how to pack efficiently, save space, and make sure your fragile items survive the move

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Moving Boxes: Sizes and Types


Commercial moving boxes come with many different options. You can maximize your moving truck space by getting better acquainted with the choices, ending up with just the right amount of space and durability for your needs.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Storage Units: 6 Reasons They Can Benefit Your Life!


Storage units are an increasingly common way to store items you may not have room for in your house

Sunday, June 14, 2020

How to Pack Without Hurting Your Back


We can’t emphasize this enough - it’s very important to be mindful of avoiding strain or injury while moving. Fortunately, with just a little time and effort, you can set yourself up for success with a temporary packing station.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

How to Tape a Moving Box


There's an easier way to tape those moving boxes quickly, and securely. Watch and learn!

Monday, June 8, 2020

How to Pack Shoes & Boots in 60 Seconds


If anyone out there has ever packed a shoe correctly, please come forward to receive your golden, engraved plaque. For everyone else, here is how the professionals pack closets filled with shoes - not to mention big, annoying boots - so that they never get scuffed or separated.

Friday, June 5, 2020

How to Choose a Storage Unit


Need some extra storage space but don't know how much? Use this quick trick to determine just how big your storage unit needs to be!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Why Your Company's Office May Need Self Storage


Have too much stuff lying around your office? We all do. That is why in this video, Kevin suggests to his boss that in order for them to store their current company files properly they must find additional space. Self storage can offer secure, convenient and flexible storage for small and large businesses alike to save money and increase productivity.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

How to Lift Boxes


Lifting and carrying boxes is practically unavoidable when it comes to moving. Before you begin, it's important to know how to lift a box to avoid injury. We've spent time researching what health experts like the Mayo Clinic have to say about the best way to lift heavy objects--here are some of the highlights that you need to know:

-Clear a path through your home to the moving truck or container, moving any obstacles that you might trip over
-Wear closed-toe shoes that have considerable grip on the tread to avoid a slip or stubbed toe!
-If the box feels too heavy, don't try to lift it--grab a friend or moving dolly instead.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Three Things To Do Before Packing China Dishes For Moving



As professional movers, we’ve handled our fair share of difficult moves. If you’re getting ready for a move and you have a set of china, there are a few things our experts want to share with you.

Monday, May 18, 2020

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.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Storage Unit Organization


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

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

How to Pack a Storage Unit Tip #5: Protect Your Furniture


Packing your belongings into a storage unit isn't always as simple as you think. There are several self-storage tips and tricks that'll help you make the most out of your space.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!


A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

How to Pack a Storage Unit Tip #4: Pack Vertically


When storing large, bulky items in your storage unit, try to utilize as much vertical space as possible. For example, stand your coffee table up on end to make more room on the floor.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

How to Pack a Storage Unit Tip #3: Line the Walls


Packing your belongings into a storage unit isn't always as simple as you think. There are several self-storage tips and tricks that'll help you make the most out of your space.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

How to Pack a Storage Unit Tip #2: Install Shelving


Packing your belongings into a storage unit isn't always as simple as you think. There are several self-storage tips and tricks that'll help you make the most out of your space.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Do You Need Storage Unit Insurance?


If you are renting a storage unit, it might be a good idea to make sure that you have insurance just in case your items are stolen or damaged.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

How to Pack a Storage Unit Tip #1: Think Ahead


Packing your belongings into a storage unit isn't always as simple as you think. There are several self-storage tips and tricks that'll help you make the most out of your space. Check out this tip from StorageMart to help make your unit as efficient as possible

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Moving Tips - United's Expert Advice: How to Pack Your Kitchen


Before you move, learn how to pack like the pros. Here are proven practices for packing the items in your kitchen.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

How to Store your Ebay Inventory : Why a Storage Unit Works - and is Affordable!


When growing your Ebay business, how and where to store your inventory that is up for sale can be a challenge. The clutter it creates in your house, the space issue of when you grow too big for your house, and the overall speed at which you can pull sold items to ship, is something that can be hard to navigate.

A storage unit  can be the perfect solution for your Ebay reselling business. Using a numbered bin system, sealing the items in plastic poly bags labeled with inventory numbers and shipping weights, and have the unit located next to my workplace, has proved to be a perfect fit.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

How To Clean, Move And Store A Refrigerator


In this video, we'll show you everything you need to know about storing a fridge. More specifically, you’ll learn how to clean, move and store your refrigerator in 7 simple tips.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Easy Storage Unit Organizing Steps


Follow these 5 Easy Steps to plan your storage unit and make it painless and efficient to grab what you need.

Friday, April 3, 2020

How To Pick The Right Size Storage Unit


Railroad Ave Self Storage
515 Railroad Ave, Suisun City CA 94585
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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.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Packing A Sofa



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

Thursday, March 19, 2020

How to Pack Clothes & Shoes to Move | Olympia Moving & Storage



Olympia Moving & Storage's training manager, John, shows you how to pack clothes, shoes, and bedding for your personal move using a large lines box, wardrobe box, and medium box.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

MOVING HACKS | Tips Everyone NEEDS!



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!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

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. Organised packing can really lower down your stress of shifting and can save your lot of time, energy and money.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

How to Lift a Heavy Object



Save yourself back pain and injury by learning the correct way to pick up heavy objects.

Warning
If you have a history of back problems, consider asking someone else to lift a heavy object to prevent possible injury.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

How To Pack Boxes For A Move



There’s an art to packing boxes without breaking your good china—or breaking your back.

Monday, February 24, 2020

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.

Friday, February 21, 2020

How To Pack China In Boxes-Humboldt Storage and Moving



Have you ever wanted to know how to pack china and other dishes correctly for your moving day? Or have you had a bad experience during your last move? Let our experts show you the way when it comes to packing china.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Everything You Need To Know About Moving Boxes: Pick and Pack The Right Way



Moving is a hassle. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Contrary to popular belief, there is a method to the madness of packing and we’re here to share the secrets of the trade with you.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

How to Pack China When Moving



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

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

*NEW!* Organizing A SMALL Kitchen For Under $200!



Hey, guys! In today's video I show you the organization of a SMALL KITCHEN (less than 200 square feet). It's a complete makeover, cleaning and organizing vlog that is affordable for anyone. Perfect for small spaces or apartments. You don't have to spend a lot to create a space you love.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

See the 2020 Times Square Ball Drop From Above | NBC New York



Over a million people packed America’s most famous place to ring in 2020.

In one of the globe's most-watched New Year's Eve spectacles, the crowd counted down the last seconds of 2019 as a luminescent crystal ball descended down a pole. Throngs of people cheered and sang along to the X Ambassadors' soul-stirring rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" just before midnight.