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3 Organization Hacks to Try | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

Even if you have mini-storage in Greenville, NC set up to help you organize your home, there’s always more that can be done. As much as you try, sometimes it’s hard to figure out the best way to store all of your stuff. You don’t have to take a trip out to one of those organization stores or spend hours on Pinterest— you probably already own the solutions to your storage problems. Here are 3 home organization hacks you can use to organize your life.

1. Take Advantage of Those Wine Racks

When’s the last time you actually had eight bottles of wine just sitting around? You don’t have to let your wine rack sit idle, use it for benefits. It’s a great way to store towels, craft supplies and anything else that needs shelving.

2. Use Hanging Shoe Storage

Let’s get real, you don’t really use that hanging shoe storage. It’s just hanging in your closet. Don’t throw it away or put it in your mini-storage units for later, you can use it now. Use this amazing use of space to store cleaning supplies, water bottles, tupperware, and anything else you need. It will reduce clutter in you cabinets and make finding what you need easier.

3. Add Magnets to the Equation

Okay, so maybe you don’t already have magnetic strips in your house, but adding magnetic storage is a great and creative way to utilize space. You can buy magnetic strips to make old food containers into storage, add magnets to toy cars to put them up, and even make a magnetic strip for containers for your kitchen. It’s also a great way to store power tools (just make sure it’s not draining batteries). For more tips, check out this post by Apartment Therapy.

Need More Storage Help in Greenville, NC?

Of course, there are so many more ways to organize a home. If you want to make more space for that, we have a variety of solutions. From needing to store a closet’s worth, to a whole home’s worth— there is a plan for every need and budget. To see what we offer, take a look at our Size Guide.

To contact us for a quote, call (252) 341-1487. 

 

Quick Guide: Storing Gift Wrapping Supplies | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

With the holiday season in full swing, now is the time to assess your mini-storage in Greenville, NC, especially when it comes to gift wrapping. Do you have a gift wrapping station set up and all the supplies you need? If you haven’t already, you probably need to start your set up.

With that in mind, here are 3 storage ideas for gift wrapping from our experts.

1. Utilize That Old Hamper

You probably thought you were going to use it, but just using laundry baskets was so much more convenient. You don’t have to throw out that tall wicker hamper you never used— it’s the perfect gift wrapping tool. Throw your wrapping paper and supplies in the basket, along with a checklist, and you’ll be ready to wrap everything you need all year long.

2. Turn that Mini Basket into a Ribbon Dispenser

Chances are you have all these wire and wicker baskets, cool cups, and all kinds of containers that you thought you’d use to organize, but never ended up using. A great way to use that is to dispense ribbon. Just pull the ribbon through the holes and you have a ready-made dispenser.

3. Consider a Hanging Rack

It’s easy to forget that the best way to use space is to use your walls. If you have leftover shoe racks or any kind of hanging rack, that’s a great place to store your wrapping supplies. That way, you can shut it in the closet and only use it when you need it.

Need More Mini-Storage Help?

In addition, if you just don’t need gift wrapping supplies any other month but December— consider storing it in mini-storage in Greenville, NC. That way you get the clutter out of the house until you need it. In addition, now’s a great time of year to start using mini-storage. With more people coming over to your home and the stress of the holidays, consider getting a unit to declutter your home. To find out more, give us a call at (252) 341-1487. 

5 Smart Moving Tips to Try | Mini-Storage Greenville NC

Whether you get Mini-storage for your Greenville, NC home or not, there’s no opposing that moving is stressful. How did you even accumulate this much stuff? Even when you get past throwing away almost half of what you own, there’s still the struggle of having to pack it.

Don’t panic. There are several ideas that we’ve learned at Stow and Go Storage for an easy and smart move. Here are a few to get you started.

1. Remember to Pack an Overnight Bag

It may be tempting to put everything in boxes or in mini-storage, but make sure you have an overnight bag with the essentials. After completing the move, you may tell yourself that you’ll get started right away and have what you need right away, but honestly you’re probably going to be too tired.

Pack a bag with toiletries, a change of clothes, and any other essentials, so once you’re moved in, you can relax. Then, the next day, you can organize everything.

2. Wrap Any Breakables With Clothing

You don’t need to waste your time using newspaper or go out of your way to find bubble wrap— pack with the things you need to pack anyway. T-shirts and linens are great for packing plates and socks work great for glassware. It prevents unnecessary mess and packs your stuff that much tighter.

3. Pack What You Need First in Clear Plastic Bins

Sure, what you labeled your cardboard boxes with should be fairly understandable, in theory. But really, there’s a lot of difference between your pre-move and post-move brain. By packing things you need, like stuff for your kitchen, in clear boxes, you can know exactly what’s inside and what to unpack first.

4. Keep Toiletries Safe

Moving is expensive enough, you shouldn’t have to replace all of your toiletries and cosmetics. Save some of your pressed and loose powder based supplies by placing cotton pads or balls in the applicator. For bottles of shampoo, you can use saran wrap around the lid so it doesn’t spill everywhere. For more on packing toiletries, here’s a great article via Byrdie.

5. Pack Closets with Trashbags

Whether for mini-storage or our own homes, we believe in packing smart. If you need to pack a closet, there’s no need to take down all the clothes and put it in separate boxes. All you need to do is push the hangers together in sizable chunks and wrap a trash bag around all the clothes. Then just tie the bag around the hangers and you have your own bulk garment bag(s). You use less boxes and it transfers to your new home very easily.

Need More Moving and Storage Help?

Of course, these are just a couple tips to get you started. One of the best ways to facilitate the move to your Greenville, NC home is setting up a mini-storage solution. We have a variety of sizes and plans to fit any project. Feel free to check out our space estimator to see what’s right for you and contact us at (252) 341-1487 for a quote.

 

3 Ways to Be a Storage Guru | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

Attaining a practical mini-storage solution in Greenville, NC shouldn’t have to be an impossible task. Sometimes, though, it can feel like it. Whether you’re trying to store a closet’s worth or the contents of a 3 bedroom home, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. You might find yourself asking:

  • What kind of storage space is best?
  • How do I know it will fit everything?
  • How do I get the most space for my money?

That’s  why our team at Stow and Go Storage is not only dedicated to high-quality mini-storage at low prices, but to help you make the best choice for your family.  That why we wrote this — to show our valued customers how to store like a professional, with these 3 simple tips.

1. Determine How Much Space You Need

Without working in storage for years, it’s hard to translate square footage into how many boxes you can fit. To give you our level of knowledge, we encourage you to use our Space Estimator. This handy tool shows how many rooms you can fit in a unit, and just how to do it. That way you can get a space that suits your needs. If you need even more help, don’t forget to check out our size guide as well.

2. Make a Plan

Now that you know how much space you need, it’s time to make a plan. Think of it as a game of Tetris— start with the largest items and then pack everything else in. No space should go unfilled. Also, don’t forget to assemble your team to help you organize and move it all. For more help in creating this strategy, check out these moving tips.

3. Get the Help You Need

Still struggling to make everything fit in the mini storage room?

We pride ourselves on our customer’s satisfaction and will do what we can to help for all of our customers. Remember to stop by your local Stow and Go in either Greenville, NC or Winterville, NC. Both of our facilities are gated with key pad entries, well-lit, and monitored with surveillance cameras. Our experienced staff will gladly assist you with your storage needs. To get started call us at (252) 341-1487 and we’ll see how we can help you.

3 Ways to Store Better | Mini-Storage | Greenville, NC

Finding an effective mini-storage solution in Greenville, NC shouldn’t be an impossible task. Sometimes, though, it can feel like it. Whether you’re trying to store a closet’s worth or the contents of a 3 bedroom home, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. You might find yourself asking:

  • What kind of storage space is best?
  • How do I know it will fit everything?
  • How do I get the most space for my money?

That’s  why our team at Stow and Go Storage is not only dedicated to high-quality mini-storage at low prices but to help you make the best choice for your family.  That why we wrote this — to show our valued customers how to store like a professional, with these 3 simple tips.

1. Figure Out How Much Space You Need

Without working in storage for years, it’s hard to translate square footage into how many boxes you can fit. To give you our level of knowledge, we encourage you to use our Space Estimator. This handy tool shows how many rooms you can fit in a unit, and just how to do it. That way you can get a space that suits your needs. If you need even more help, don’t forget to check out our size guide as well.

2. Plan Your Approach

Now that you know how much space you need, it’s time to make a plan. Think of it like a game of Tetris— start with the largest items and then pack everything else in. No space should go unfilled. Also, don’t forget to assemble your team to help you organize and move it all. For more help in creating this strategy, check out these moving tips.

3. Don’t Forget to Ask for Help

Still struggling to make everything fit in the mini storage room in Greenville, NC?

We pride ourselves on our customer’s satisfaction and will do what we can to help for all of our customers. Remember to stop by your local Stow and Go in either Greenville, NC or Winterville, NC. Both of our facilities are gated with keypad entries, well-lit, and monitored with surveillance cameras. Our experienced staff will gladly assist you with your storage needs. To get started contact us today, and we’ll see how we can help you.

Make Trash Day Smoother | Mini-Storage | Greenville, NC

As mini-storage experts in Greenville, NC, we know how hard it can be to sort through your things and find out what to keep or trash. No one likes taking out the trash. It can be stinky tiresome, and stressful. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are some key hacks to make trash day stress free.

1. Hang Up the Trash

That’s right, you can keep trash off the floor. With a couple pieces of scrap wood and a drill, you can hang up recycling bins so that it’s easier to sort your recyclables. That keeps the bins off the ground and serves as a great reminder to recycle and sort accordingly. For more detailed instructions how to do this, check out The Handyman’s tutorial.

2. Dispense Your Trashbags

Repurpose a paper towel roll to hang up your trash bags. That way you can get to them more easily, rather than digging around in a box. It will make putting in a new trash bag faster and that much easier.

3. Get a Dolly

If your trashcan isn’t wheeled or you have large trash you need to get out, invest in making some flat dollies to roll things out. You can use thicker frames or left over wood. It will make transporting things to the trash easier on you and your back. Here’s a tutorial to get you started on Lifehacker.

A note: if you make the dolly like a frame and have an empty center, that makes it easy to hang it on your wall with some hooks. Doing it that way means you’ll never trip on it.

What Now?

Now that taking out the trash is so much easier, it’s time to think of how else you can declutter your home. Consider investing in mini-storage in Greenville, NC to get even more space in your home. Both of our facilities are gated with keypad entries, well-lit, and monitored with surveillance cameras. Our experienced staff will gladly assist you with your storage needs. To get started to contact us today.

Mini-Storage Doesn’t Have to be Scary | Mini-Storage | Greenville, NC

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s fun to be spooky, but your home organization or mini-storage in Greenville, NC shouldn’t be. The Ring, The Grudge, and even The Babadook don’t have anything on the horror of a cluttered, unorganized space.

Here are 3 storage horrors to avoid and how to fix them.

1. Unorganized Piles of Anything

Whether it’s piles of shoes and laundry on the floor or shoved in a laundry basket in the closet— that’s no way to store anything, anywhere. Can you imagine a deeper horror than looking for a pair of shoes that you just can’t find? No matter how many baskets you overturn, piles you sort through, you just can’t find it?

For people with storage like this, that nightmare is a reality. It doesn’t have to be though. There are plenty of shoe racks and vacuum seal storage solutions that can solve this nightmare. Here are some solutions from Woman’s Day to get you started.

2. Junky Drawers

There’s nothing worse than those bottomless pits like drawers filled to the brim with no organization at all. Of course, it’s filled with things you need. It’s like in a horror movie when the protagonist is running and running and looking for a safe place to hide, except you’re just looking for a clip for your bag of chips. No one should have to dig through piles. Here are some neat tips on how you can organize your junk drawer.

3. Piled Up Pots and Pans

Hell hath no horror like trying to get a pizza pan out from the bottom of every frying and roasting pan you own. Just shifting and piling it all out on your kitchen floor, just because you really want to make some ghost shaped cookies. Things shift and topple and CLANG— you have an avalanche on your hands. Here are some tips to make pan storage less chaotic.

Want to Banish All of These Fears?

These are just a couple things you can do. Of course, the best way to minimize clutter in your home and make it perfect for all the ghouls you care about is investing in mini-storage in Greenville, NC.

Scared of the price? We have a variety of sizing and plans for the smallest tombstone to the largest haunted house that you can explore. To learn more, check out our handy space estimator and contact us today!

Quick Guide: Decluttering Your Home | Mini-storage | Greenville, NC

One thing mini-storage providers in Greenville, NC and all around the country know, is that the biggest part of moving and setting up for storage is getting rid of the clutter. Every time someone moves, so much of their clutter has to be sorted through and thrown away. Whether you’re getting ready for a big move or just want to stay organized, here are 5 things you can throw out this weekend.

1. Piles of Receipts

Go ahead, dig through your purse and wallet and pull out all those balled up receipts. If there’s no reason to save the receipts- throw them out! They are just occupying space and making more mess.

2. Old and Expired Cosmetics

Don’t keep old makeup- if it’s been more than 6 months, it’s time to go. Same goes for lotions, perfumes, and shampoo. It’s not going to work the way you want it to and there’s probably a reason you haven’t used it. Chuck it.

3. Unused Jars and Storage Containers

If you’re not using them, you definitely don’t actually need them. Believe it, there is actually such a thing as too many boxes or storage containers. Get rid of them or donate so someone else can use the storage.

4. Unworn and Old Clothes

If you’re not wearing it, you don’t need it in your closet. Far too often people buy and keep clothes because it represents the type of person they want to be. You don’t have room for that in your life. Same thing goes for old clothes. If it has holes or it’s fading, you need to get rid of it. You can afford to get a new one after all these years.

If you can’t make space to wear it, find someone who can. Donate it or sell it if you can.

5. Old Sheets and Washcloths

If they’re worn out and especially if you’re not using them, get rid of them. It’s probably time for new ones anyway. You only want a room in your home for high-quality things you can actually use.

What’s Next?

Of course, those are only a couple of things you can do to declutter your life. Go ahead, go through your things and get rid of all that excess. With less clutter in your home, your mind will be clearer for what lies ahead. Once you’re done with that, you can be ready to get things into storage.

That’s where we can come in. It is our mission to help you transition from your present to your future with ease by providing storage solutions for every budget. To get started with mini storage in Greenville, NC,  contact us today!

Quick Guide: Kitchen Organization | Mini-Storage | Greenville, NC

After you’ve chosen the mini-storage solution you need and you complete the move into your Greenville, NC home, the next step is unpacking and organization. The most daunting part of that is, of course, the kitchen. It’s the hub of the home: from family dinners, creating meals, to just finding the perfect midnight snack—everything happens there. So, of course, it has to be organized. Luckily, from our experts here at Stow and Go Storage, here are some handy tips for getting your kitchen organized.

1. Use Your Walls

As you know from mini-storage, it’s not all about hiding away and compartmentalizing containers throughout your cabinets. It’s about utilizing every possible inch of space. One great way to do that is to utilize the real estate that’s all around you: your walls.

By creating hanging racks, you can display and have access to your most useful serving plates. To make one, check out this great tutorial from Oliver and Rust.

2. Clear off Sink Space

Get the dish soap, sponges, brushes and other cleaning paraphernalia out of the way. It just makes your sink cluttered and dirty. Grab some desk organizers, hanging or standing, to place beside your sink to give a permanent home for your cleaning supplies. That gives them a place to go and keeps your sink space nice and clean.

3. Fully Utilize Shelf Space

We know that using the top of a shelf is a great place for storage, but have you ever thought about the other side? There is so much surface area you’re not utilizing. One easy way to use all the surface area is by making hanging mason jar storage to store your spices and nuts. That way you can just screw it off and have what you need.

Moving Forward

We are sure to find a mini-storage solution for your Greenville home. Those are just some of the things to do when it comes to kitchen organization. If you’re thinking of making a move or as you organize the kitchen, you find you just need space— feel free to contact us!

Quick Guide: 5 Moving Tips! | Mini-Storage | Greenville, NC

Whether you get Mini-storage for your new Greenville, NC home, there’s no denying that moving is stressful. How did you even accumulate this much stuff? Even when you get past throwing away almost half of what you own, there’s still the struggle of having to pack it.

Don’t panic. There are several ideas that we’ve learned at Stow and Go Storage for an easy and smart move. Here are a few to get you started.

1. Pack an Overnight Bag

It may be tempting to put everything in boxes or in mini-storage, but make sure you have an overnight bag with the essentials. After completing the move, you may tell yourself that you’ll get started right away and have what you need right away, but honestly, you’re probably going to be too tired.

Pack a bag with toiletries, a change of clothes, and any other essentials, so once you’re moved in, you can relax. Then, the next day, you can organize everything.

2. Wrap Breakables With Clothing

Sure, what you labeled your cardboard boxes with should be fairly understandable, in theory. But really, there’s a lot of difference between your pre-move and post-move brain. By packing things you need, like stuff for your kitchen, in clear boxes, you can know exactly what’s inside and what to unpack first.

3. Pack What You Want First in Clear Plastic Bins

Sure, what you labeled your cardboard boxes with should be fairly understandable, in theory. But really, there’s a lot of difference between your pre-move and post-move brain. By packing things you need, like stuff for your kitchen, in clear boxes, you can know exactly what’s inside and what to unpack first.

4. Keep Your Toiletries Safe

Moving is expensive enough, you shouldn’t have to replace all of your toiletries and cosmetics. Save some of your pressed and loose powder based supplies by placing cotton pads or balls in the applicator. For bottles of shampoo, you can use saran wrap around the lid so it doesn’t spill everywhere. For more on packing toiletries, here’s a great article via Byrdie.

5. Pack Closets the Easy Way

Whether for mini-storage or our own homes, we believe in packing smart. If you need to pack a closet, there’s no need to take down all the clothes and put it in separate boxes. All you need to do is push the hangers together in sizable chunks and wrap a trash bag around all the clothes. Then just tie the bag around the hangers and you have your own bulk garment bag(s). You use fewer boxes and it transfers to your new home very easily.

Next Steps

Of course, these are just a couple tips to get you started. One of the best ways to facilitate the move to your Greenville, NC home is set up a mini-storage solution. We have a variety of sizes and plans to fit any project. Feel free to check out our space estimator to see what’s right for you and contact us today!