Moving in 2018? Stay Organized Every Step of the Way

There’s no denying that while moving into a new home is usually cause for celebration, it’s also a huge hassle! As soon as you sign on the dotted line for your new mortgage or lease the fun begins. Cleaning and organizing your home, researching moving companies, buying packing supplies, packing, the list goes on and … Read more.

Tips to Survive National Moving… Season!

May is the typical month to begin the process if you’re in the market to move, making it National Moving Month. Who knew that was a thing! Each year, the Tuesday after Memorial Day (this year May 30) is one of the busiest moving days of the year. Some call it National Moving Day, which jump-starts the … Read more.

How To Properly Pack A Moving Truck

Packing up all your belongings can be stressful, but with these helpful hints, you can maximize space in the moving truck! General packing rules include: pack your truck from front to back with weight evenly distributed throughout the truck. Pack floor to ceiling with the heaviest items on the floor and load the heaviest items … Read more.

Moving Mistakes You Don’t Have to Make

Packing up your home or apartment can take weeks, but you can save time by making sure that each item is stored properly in the correct box for a specific room. Organization is essential when packing up your valuables. Check out these moving mistakes and how to avoid them while packing: Not packing early. Spread … Read more.

DIY Tips to Make Your Move Easier

Moving can be a stressful process for you and your family. There are many ways that you can make the process easier for all those involved by just thinking slightly ahead in your planning process. There is an array of tools and products that are available for purchase, which includes great items available through our … Read more.

6 Tips for a Smooth Move: Self-Storage & More

6 Tips for a Smooth Move   Moving can easily seem like a daunting task. Whether for a studio apartment or a large home, packing your belongings can take time and more importantly, energy. Here’s your packing breakdown for packing your life into boxes and ensuring a smooth, organized move. Utilize an agenda: Planning out … Read more.

Essential Supplies for Moving Day

DIY projects have become an easy way to cut costs and feel like a champ. Moving is a DIY project that might not be as pleasant as baking a new recipe found on Pinterest, so you will want to make sure you have these essential supplies to make your move easier and more efficient. Sliders … Read more.

How to Find the Best Storage Facility for an Upcoming Move

Moving is often part of life transitions, whether you’re going from high school to college, starting a new career, or beginning a family of your own. The only problem is that often-times moving can be a very frustrating and stress-inducing experience. At Great Value Storage, we believe that finding the right storage unit for your … Read more.

Senior Citizen Downsizing

De-cluttering can be a deeply emotional process for an elderly person. The items are likely highly linked to fading memories, and as mental acumen fades, the desire to cling to the tangible grows. Furthermore, a Depression-era upbringing has taught many seniors the importance of frugality and clinging to what he or she has. Though difficult, try your best to … Read more.

Our 30 Best Moving Tricks

1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials, including a change of clothes for the next day and your necessary toiletries. We also recommend keeping your laptop in this bag, as it is easily damaged or misplaced. 2. Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin. A few ideas: scissors, trash bags, plastic plates/forks, paper … Read more.