Storage facilities are perfect for individuals with large collections of valuable items such as comics, cards, albums, books and wine. They are also ideal for families who have run out of room for their china sets, electronics, antique furniture and clothes. These types of belongings typically carry great sentimental and monetary value. So, it is important that they are kept safe.
Choose the right lock
Many storage facilities require that you purchase your own lock. Any lock could do the trick, but it is not advisable to purchase a lock that can be easily cut. You might want to consider purchasing a disc lock because they are designed for self-storage facilities. They cannot be removed with bolt cutters and they will not break if struck with a hammer. Read the rest »
There are many residents of Southern California who utilize self-storage to keep their belongings safe and secure. If you are running out of space at your home or work, it is time to consider a reasonably priced storage unit. Here are seven reasons why you may need self-storage:
- You want to remove the clutter. Extra space is hard to come by. Putting the belongings that you do not need every day in a storage space will free up room and help you get organized.
- You have belongings you want but do not need. There are many items that may be precious to you that are seasonal or that you just do not have need for yet. A storage unit is a great place to put items you inherited or belongings you will need someday in the future.
- You have valuables you want to protect. It can be stressful to have paintings, coins, jewelry, record collections and sports memorabilia in your home where they can be stolen or damaged. Read the rest »
The beginning of a new school year is upon us and families across Southern California are stocking up on supplies. This is at great time to clean the slate and implement organizing strategies to get your house in order before school begins.
Organizing Your Schedule
One way to get and stay organized is to assess your daily routine. There are ways to make school day mornings less chaotic. For example, why not consider laying out clothes the night before or packing lunches and setting out breakfast dishes before going to bed. Some families find it useful to have a shelf in their pantry designated for lunch boxes and lunch supplies.
Find a Space for Homework
Kids of all ages have work that they have to bring home. You can encourage hard work and make it easier for your children to study by creating a clean, organized homework space. Search your home for a space that can be reserved specifically for schoolwork. For some children, it is best to have the space in a quiet area of the house where they won’t be disturbed.
Once you find the perfect homework area, you can start organizing the workspace. Consider purchasing a bin or storage container for pens, pencils and other useful supplies so that your child will not have to leave the space to continue working. The goal is to encourage him or her to work efficiently with little distraction. Read the rest »
Southern California is known for having consistent weather, but not in recent months. We have had long dry spells, searing heat, and random nights of increased humidity. These types of weather changes are not ideal for wine storage. If you are thinking of starting a wine collection, you will need to find a way to store your wine in a cool, dark and humid space to ensure that your wine ages appropriately.
Keep Your Wine Cool
Historically, wine was kept in caves and underground cellars. This is because wine ages best in cooler temperatures free from sunlight. Optimal wine storage is at about 55 degrees. This is why many collectors purchase small wine refrigerators that will keep their wine at the same, consistent cool temperature. Read the rest »