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December 30: 12 Months Of De-Cluttering Tasks For 2017
- 12/30/2016 at 9:00 am
- 12/31/2017 at 5:00 pm
12 Months of De-Cluttering Tasks for 2017
Here's a sample month-by-month plan to get you started. Customize your calendar planto fit your typical seasonal agenda, for example, purge before events such asacquiring new travel accessories for vacations; shopping for back-to-schoolclothes and supplies; and replacing outgrown, busted or outdated sporting geareach season. Base it on calendar holiday themes or schedule individual rooms totackle each month.
- January. It's the New Year. De-clutter ghosts of Christmas past to make room for the new gifts. Things to toss, donate or sell include anything you don't ever use -- or that you outright dislike. You may feel that you're somehow betraying the giver if you get rid of the gift, but the egg extruder must go!
- February. This is the perfect time to dump those stacks of old love letters, Valentine's Day cards (all old greeting cards, for that matter), photos (business cards, too) of people whose names and faces you can no longer recall, and sentimental knick-knacks you don't associate with anyone meaningful -- as well as quite a few that you do.
- March. Soon it will be time for gardening. Go through the potting shed and throw out expired seeds and broken pots, torn gardening gloves and broken spray nozzles and bottles. Properly dispose of toxic herbicides and pesticides you no longer really want to use but think, maybe someday? You won't. If you've been planning a winter project with old scraps or unused items you've been saving and you haven't done it yet, get started now or donate the unused materials to a school or artist.
- April. Look for sporting equipment the kids have outgrown over the winter. It's the perfect time to donate or sell old bicycles. Go through your car's trunk and glove compartment. You may find things in there you forgot you had, which means they are ripe for purging. Shred and dispose of papers you no longer need for tax purposes.
- May. Before the weather gets too warm, move boxes and large or heavy items out of your storage unit, the garage, the basement or the attic. Go through those boxes you haven't opened in years and re-evaluate why you are still keeping the contents. Get rid of anything that's been broken or damaged while it's been stored. Make an inventory of what you keep, and label boxes with contents before putting them back.
- June. Evaluate the condition of your travel accessories and camping gear. Some of these items take up a lot of space, so if you are planning to replace them with something more up-to-date, donate the old. If your luggage is past it's travel-worthiness, re-purpose it for storage, a pet bed, or toss it.
- July. Survey your closets for spring and summer clothes, scarves, accessories and handbags you haven't worn or used since last year. Donate or sell them so someone else can still enjoy them this season. Inventory supplies for your home office, personal desk space, and kids' school and art supplies. Toss dried up pens. Melt stubby crayon bits in muffin tins to make big, multicolor crayons. If you take stock of what you have, you can avoid overbuying.
- August. Go through the kids' artwork and school papers that they (and you) have been saving. Keep only the best of the best examples of their work unless you need a large portfolio to accompany applications. Set up a shallow bin to save this year's exemplary papers and a frame to display new artwork that you rotate in and out all year.
- September. The kids are back in school and fall projects are waiting. Get your craft room, man cave or workshop back online by purging old supplies and taking stock of what you need for new projects. Once you have everything pared down, you can DIY a new organization system with modules from the big box stores, IKEA hacks or by re-purposing old cabinets. For a more upscale remodel, call in a custom closet organization specialist.
- October. The holidays are coming 'round again. Get your kitchen reorganized by starting with the pantry. Throw out expired foods, especially if you can't remember when you bought them. If the shelves are deep, line them with sturdy baskets to corral small stuff -- no higher than eye level, however, or the contents may fall on your head when you pull the bins out. Go through cabinets and drawers. Purge chipped plates, one-task appliances and gadgets.
- November. As you buy new holiday decorations and home decor, weed through the old ones. If you don't want to run into the same storage problems you had last year, now is the time to release those you're not overly fond of to make room for some new ones. Donate them, not just for the tax write-off, but because you know someone on a tight budget is also hoping for some new-to-them decorations.
- December. Take the beginning of the month to de-clutter your closets of warm clothing you didn't wear last year and drop it off at your favorite charity. If you already know you're planning to buy newer versions of old electronics, donate them, too. If they no longer work, drop them off at an e-waste collection center.
May 02: College Students & Self Storage- “What do I do with all of my stuff in between semesters?”
- 05/02/2017 at 7:00 am
- 01/01/2018 at 7:00 am
- PINSON VALLEY SELF STORAGE Loves It’s Students!
It’s that time of year again. You’re preparing for finals, wrapping up courses, and making plans for the summer. But I have a question, do those plans include bringing everything you have in your dorm or apartment? Well I’m here to tell you that they don’t have to. Follow link to our website’s event page and see just what kind of FREE deal we have for you!
firstname.lastname@example.org It’s that time of year again. You’re preparing for finals, wrapping up courses, and making plans for the summer. But I have a question, do those plans include bringing everything you have in your dorm or apartment? Well I’m here to tell you that they don’t have to. Leave your items you do not need over the summer at storage. Don’t lug your furniture, winter clothes, and other dorm room essentials back home. It is much easier to leave them in a secure, nearby location and retrieve them upon return to school.
Well luckily, Pinson Valley Self Storage has many great size options just for you! Are you still not convinced? How about this, we are giving all students who store with us their first month for FREE! That’s right, just swing by our office, put your belongings in your unit, and you’re all set. It really couldn’t be easier. So relieve some of the stress of moving out for the summer and give one of our storage professionals a call. Check out our website at email@example.com and reserve your unit today!
May 08: WE NOW RENT TRUCKS!
- 05/08/2017 at 3:00 pm
- 01/31/2018 at 3:42 pm
- WE NOW ARE RENTING PENSKE TRUCKS, WE HAVE ALL SIZES OF TRUCKS AND ALSO MOVING SUPPLIES. COME BY AND CHECK OUT OUR RATES.
May 09: Get Ready For Your Wedding- Brides Can Use Climate-Controlled Self Storage Before and After the Special Day
- 05/09/2017 at 7:03 am
- 12/31/2017 at 7:34 pm
- When Is Your Big Day?
The answer to that question always depends on the couple. It may be
next week, next month, or next year. Preparing for a wedding is a time
consuming affair. With so many details to handle, it is overwhelming for
many. A surprising thing that many people do not realize is the large
amount of items you collect for a wedding. This is especially true if you
are doing your own wedding. When getting ready for your wedding day,
every bride will find she can use the help and benefits of a climate controlled
storage unit from a self storage facility.
What Does Self Storage Have To Do With A Wedding?
If you are planning your wedding, you know a million little things you need to gather and begin preparing for the big day. Some things you may rent, but to save money, doing a lot of the setup and preparation yourself is a good idea. Begin gathering tables and chairs from friends and family, as well as the centerpieces and other decorations for the ceremony and reception. Where are you going to store these, and possibly several other items? You will find plenty of wedding and bridal storage in a self storage unit.
How Do You Organize Your Self Storage Unit?
The time to plan wedding and bridal storage in self storage facilities, begins as soon as you start accumulating decorations and accessories. Piling things into the unit without thought can lead to damaged items. Make sure you have shelving available for the smaller items, and keep like items together. For example, stack folding chairs in a corner of the unit, and use the tables as flat space for smaller items if you do not have shelves. Otherwise, fold up the tables and stack them next to the chairs. Anything in boxes should be clearly labelled. Leave plenty of space to walk around the unit so you can easily find things. Keep a detailed inventory of what is in the unit. Also, if you are borrowing things from friends or family, label those items clearly so you can return them after the big day.
Why Choose A Climate-Controlled Unit?
If you need to store anything that may deteriorate in hot or humid conditions, a climate-controlled unit is the only logical option. You can keep your wedding gown safe from mold, and your paper goods free from humidity. Think about everything you plan on storing in the unit. If anything is vulnerable, choosing a climate-controlled unit makes sense.
Where Do I Find A Climate-Controlled Unit?Call us today at 205-681-2526
Rent a climate-controlled unit at PINSON VALLEY SELF STORAGE. Our staff can help you find the best unit to store your wedding items. You can rent on a month-to-month basis so if you need to leave some things in storage after the big day, it is not a problem.
May 24: RV Emergency Kit: What to Pack
- 05/24/2017 at 7:00 am
- 12/31/2017 at 7:00 am
September 01: Is Your Self Storage Unit Ready for Fall?
- 09/01/2017 at 6:00 am
- 04/08/2020 at 11:30 pm
- Before you know it, summer will be over and the cool, crispfeeling of fall will be upon us. If you already store with us, now is theperfect time of year to get into your self storage unit and give it a check-upto make sure it is ready for fall. If you are planning to start using selfstorage this fall, it’s a great time of year to move things into storage withthe cooler temps and lower humidity.
Here a few steps we recommend you take to ensure that yourvaluables are in good shape after surviving the hot summer months, and while instorage during the fall and winter months.
After the heat and humidity of the summer, and, If you used adrive-up storage unit all summer long, you really need to get in there and checkthat everything is in good shape – especially if you rarely visited. No matterwhat type of storage unit you have, be it drive-up, inside access ortemperature controlled, this is an important step to take when the seasonschange.
Everyone knows the saying, “Out of sight, out of mind.” That canbe the case quite often when using storage. Come visit your unit andre-familiarize yourself with is contents. If you haven’t visited in a while,it’s easy to forget what you have tucked away in there. Now is the time toreplace the container of Damp-Rid you placed in there during the spring. Thiswill help keep the moisture levels inside your storage unit as low as possibleand help prevent mold or mildew. If you simply gathered free boxes from thegrocery store to pack away your stuff and they are falling apart now, you mayneed to purchase some new ones. Greystone Self Storage is fully stocked packingand moving supplies, including a variety of boxes that resist crushing, willstack nicely and are specially treated to help prevent mold and mildew.
We suggest that you use a disc lock to provide the mostefficient security for your unit. Disc Locks have been created specifically forthe storage industry and will provide your valuables the most protection andkeep your mind at ease.
Is your door bulging, drooping or squeaking when you open andclose it? This is very unlikely, but if you do notice anything of this nature,please stop in the office and notify the property manager in our businessoffice. We can then have our maintenance team take a look and keep everythingin tip-top shape.
If you store with us all year long, the fall months are theideal time to pack away your patio furniture, pool accessories, and, summergear in preparation for winter. You can also move your lawnmower and other yardequipment and tools into storage since you won’t be mowing the grass inNovember (well, let’s hope not!). Just remember that you need to drain thetanks of gas, oil and other flammable liquids before placing them into storage.
While you are packing away the summer gear, be sure to unpackthe winter gear and take it with you. Make sure your sweatshirts and comfyjeans are pulled from storage and placed into rotation in your closet; and youmove the tank tops, sandals and swimwear into storage. Don’t forget to takeeverything you plan to use frequently during the cold months that should eithergo with you, or, be moved close to the door so it is ready when you need it.
Call the experts at Pinson Valley Self Storage for more tips andadvice to help with your Fall storage!
September 21: Summer Items You Should Store This Fall: Which Will You Choose?
- 09/21/2017 at 6:00 am
- 09/20/2020 at 6:00 am
October 10: LOCKS - Does it really make a difference?
- 10/10/2017 at 12:16 pm
- 10/10/2018 at 12:17 pm
- LOCKS -
Does it really make a difference?
Even after you’ve chosen a secure storage facility, you still can take steps to make sure your belongings are safe.
Many storage facilities let you choose your own lock for your unit’s door. Taking the time to choose a lock that will hold up against bolt cutters is highly recommended. You should avoid buying a lock with a long shackle, which is the loop that passes through or around the object you’re locking.
Disc locks are the most popular self-storage locks. We recommend purchasing a disc lock which is difficult to cut making it much more burglar-proof. For starters, it can’t be snapped with bolt cutters because of the way in which they’re designed. What’s more is that other tools, like hammers and lock picks, are also largely ineffective. It can be manipulated and picked, yes, but it will take a considerable amount of time to do so compared to other types of locks. That’s notable considering that most thieves are looking for a quick, easy in and out. In fact, to manipulate a disc lock, most thieves would have to turn to grinding it, which is messy, loud and time consuming. Disc locks actually originated for the sole purpose of securing self-storage units. They’re typically made of stainless steel, so they are able to thrive in year-round weather. Perhaps the lone disadvantage of going the disc lock route is that these locks will cost you more than the padlock or the combination lock. But when it comes to your personal belongings, it’s better to spend a little bit more money upfront than have to spend a lot of money replacing your valuables later on.
If you have a few high-value items among your stored possessions, it is recommended that you place those valuables in the back of your unit. Doing so can protect your most important belongings from what is referred to as a “crash and grab” theft. In this type of burglary, thieves break into several units and quickly seize whatever looks like it holds the most value. Because these burglaries often happen so quickly–usually in a matter of minutes–crooks will be less likely to snatch important items if you’ve made them more difficult to grab.
October 10: LOCKS - Does it really make a difference?
- 10/10/2017 at 12:22 pm
- 10/10/2020 at 12:00 am