When humidity reigns the skies, the likelihood of storage unit mildew, rot, and insect infestations skyrockets. Here’s how to beat the odds: Before moving in: Check for leaks– even the tiniest of crevices can widen over time and damage your belongings. A roll of black polyethylene can serve as a vapor barrier and is sold … Read more.
Hey DFW! Looking to make a difference this holiday season? We are, too! Drop off new, unwrapped toy donations by December 13th at our Great Value Storage facilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and we’ll get them to our friends at Toys for Tots. Drop-off Locations: White Rock Lake: 4311 Samuell Boulevard Dallas, TX 75228 (214) 865-7504 Garland: … Read more.
Popularized by 5 seasons of A&E’s Storage Wars, self-storage auctions are a great way for individuals to earn some extra cash. A person buys an entire unit worth of goods, re-sells the items, and pockets the profit. The rise of online bidding provides a great tool for beginners who want to learn about the self-storage industry, while providing experienced bidders an excellent opportunity for self-storage vendue participation … Read more.
As temperatures outside continue to fall, here’s how to keep refuge-seeking pests such as mice, bugs, fire ants, and spiders out of your personal belongings: INSECTS: Any quality storage unit will periodically spray for bugs each month – give potential vermin double trouble by dusting diatomaceous earth (available at garden centers) along the door, baseboards, and wall seams of your unit upon move-in and every … Read more.
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.
Want one less thing to worry about? Make the most of your kitchen space before the in-laws shuffle in for the holidays! Store your boxes in a vertical magazine rack under the sink rather than letting them clutter up valuable drawer space. Brilliant! Click the picture below for more ingeniously simple ideas from our friends at Good Housekeeping:
As invitations to potluck Thanksgiving feasts inundate your home, keep reading and let your financial woes subside. Great Value provides simple, cost-effective solutions to the “bring a dish” invitation. Click on the pictures for links to some of our favorite recipes, and follow us on Pinterest for more valuable ideas! Turn your jack-o-lantern residuals into a yummy snack! … Read more.
An easy and inexpensive way to scent your home this Thanksgiving season: Put these ingredients together in a pot: The peel of 1 Orange 1 cut up Apple 1 Tb cloves 2 Cinnamon Sticks 1 Tb Vanilla 1Tb Almond Extract 1.5 Cups Water Simmer on low heat and enjoy! Follow us on Pinterest for more lifestyle … Read more.
Most people know that multitasking decreases productivity, but our friends at Conquer the Clutter released this article with a solution for chronic organizational multitaskers… a “somewhere else” box!
Tried-and-True tips for Trick-or-Treaters: 1. DO NOT BUY YOUR FAVORITE CANDY! If you’re like me, your wallet AND waistline will thank you later. Buy candy that you enjoy, but that you’ll be able to resist during distribution “down time.” 2. Wait until the day before/day of Halloween – stores will slash prices in a last-ditch effort to … Read more.