The holidays can be a hectic time. Between the parties, family, shopping, and decorating, there’s a lot going on! Holiday stress can be avoided when you are organized. Here are some simple tips to help keep your sanity during this busy holiday season:
Make To-Do Lists. Creating lists will ensure all tasks are completed and nothing is forgotten. They prevent you from having to running out to the grocery store at the last minute, fighting crowds to grab the one item you forgot. Instead of making one to-do list, make multiple lists to help you stay focused and not forget a single thing. The lists can be broken down into tasks such as grocery shopping, things to do around the house, and gifts to buy.
Take inventory. If you are an early shopper, it is a great idea to inventory your items and have a list so no gifts go forgotten in the closet or purchased twice. Also take inventory of supplies you might need for the holidays for cooking, baking, wrapping, decorating, hosting, etc. You may find you have left over things from the previous year to reuse and save money.
Declutter. This time of year is a great time to look around and declutter cabinets, closets, and rooms. If you have kids, now is the time to go through their clothes and toys to make room for new items coming in. If you are expecting guests for the holidays and your guest room has turned into your junk and storage room, get a head start on preparing for holiday by sorting through your items. If you find you need extra space for items consider using a self storage unit for the overflow.
Organize Holiday Decor. As you pull out your holiday decorations, it is a great time to throw out anything that might be broken or donate pieces that have been packed away for a few years. Like how you set up your holiday decor? Snap a picture of your display and save it for next year to remind you how to decorate.
Following these simple tips can reduce your holiday stress & help you enjoy the season! What is the one thing you suggest to make your holidays more organized? Share in a Comment below!
The holidays are approaching rather quickly, now is the time to start planning. With Christmas being just around the corner, that means it’s time to start figuring out what gifts to give! It can be overwhelming with all the bags and boxes that start to pile up. You might catch yourself wondering where you should store all the presents for your family and loved ones. The answer is a storage unit! Storage units make an excellent hiding spot for gifts. Storing your gifts can keep the magic of the holiday season in your house! Many kids around the the holidays become anxious to see what gifts they got. In order prevent them from snooping around the house to find their presents putting presents as well as other holiday items in a storage unit is a great idea. Using self storage during the holiday season can help make things less stressful. When looking for a a storage unit this winter here are some general guidelines to follow:
Thanksgiving is just about here! For some of us, the best part about Thanksgiving are the leftovers. Depending on how many family members and guests attend your feast, you may find yourself with a huge amount of leftover food. Do not let the leftovers go to waste! Below we are providing you with storage tips on how to store your leftover Thanksgiving feast.
Is your garage a full of clutter? The garage tends to be the place where we toss our dirty shoes and pile mass amounts of yard tools on top of each other. Cleaning your garage can be a very tedious and a time consuming task, especially if you have been using your garage space as place to throw excess stuff you don’t want in your home. To make the process of organizing your garage efficiently it’s advised that you go through and get rid of what you don’t need. Listed below are tips to help you get your garage in order.
It’s that spooky fun-filled season again! Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to start gathering ideas for your Halloween costumes. As we all know the price of Halloween costumes can add up rather quickly. After investing your money into expensive costumes, it’s a good idea to store your costumes properly and save your wigs, outfits, jewelry, and other accessories so they can be reused again. Do your kids love gathering massive amounts of Halloween candy, but can hardly finish it before it gets stale? If so we also provide you with an inside tip on how use up Halloween candy.
Fall is here! As we transition into fall, this calls for the opportunity to organize and tidy up our houses to prepare for the next season. While you can take advantage of a storage unit at any time of the year, with winter (and the holidays) around the corner it makes it especially important to gear up and protect your belongings. In case you are wondering how to store your seasonal items safely we have some tips to help better prepare you.
Looking for some clever tricks and tips to help keep your house intact? A-1 Self Storage is here to help. We would like to point out some handy tips to help you feel more organized and less cluttered around the house. Continue reading “4 Clever Organization Tips” »
Binder clips are super handy! So much more than a paper fastener, binder clips have been life-hacked for endless uses. Cable management, smartphone docks, and bookmarks are just a few. Now we have one more hack to share – box lid tamer!
Have you ever tried packing something big & heavy, like a TV or microwave, into box by yourself? It’s nearly impossible, and you always seem to need least 3 more hands. You wind up fighting those flaps for the box lid and either getting severe paper cuts or worse, dropping something really heavy on your foot. A simple and cheap hack to save your sanity is to use binder clips to secure the flaps. No struggle and no paper cuts!
What interesting use for binder clips have you tried? Please leave a Comment. We’d love to hear about it!
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With your student all moved out of the house to attend college, one of the big questions many parents have is, “What do we do with the extra room?” Some leave the room as is for when their child returns, while others turn it into a guest room. We thought we would give you some more ideas on what to do with the extra space.
With summer getting closer to being over and school starting next month, we thought we would give students some helpful tips on moving out. These are some important things to think about when moving out and into your new place.