How To Prep Furniture, Appliances & Vehicles For Long-Term Storage

If you are moving items into long-term self-storage, you don't want to just throw your items in without any prepping. It's important to make sure your items are clean and protected first. Here is how to prep common items for long-term storage so they'll last. Vehicle If you are putting a vehicle in long-term storage, you need to make sure you prep it properly. First, change the oil. You don't want contaminants from old, dirty oil sitting in your car for months.

Self-Storage Solutions For Couponers: 3 Tips For Storing The Toiletry Bargains You've Found

Extreme couponing is the latest craze to hit the U.S., with promises of grocery bill savings up to 90%. Although effective, extreme coupon use almost always come hand-in-hand with buying in bulk, so you'll likely be left with a surplus of products that will take you weeks, if not months, to use – especially if they're toiletry products. Don't let those bargains go to waste with these 3 tips. Keep an Eye Out for Expiry Dates and Ingredients

Protecting Your Assets: 4 Tips on How to Keep & Store Lumber During Renovations

Home improvement projects are on the rise in the U.S., which has created a huge demand for lumber. The increased demand for lumber has skyrocketed the cost of lumber by 30%—from $313 per 1,000 board feet to $400 by the end of 2014. With how much you're paying for lumber, it simply makes no sense to leave any spare materials lying around your property during the construction or renovation period. Instead, you should store unused lumber in climate-controlled self-storage units.