Quick Guide: Cleaning Up Before You Move | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

Are you getting ready to move? It’s a great idea to also think about clean up after you get everything packed up. Stow and Go Storage is a local family owned mini-storage business in Greenville and other locations in Eastern North Carolina. We know that just the act of moving can be very overwhelming, and it can be hard to think of exactly what you need to do. We want to make this stressful time as easy as possible, so here’s a quick a list of things that you may have forgotten to clean.

1. Spackle Over Any Holes in the Wall

It can be easy to forget about these, especially when you’re trying to move out in a hurry. Try to remember to take these out though for the new person moving in. If you live in an apartment, they may also charge you an additional fee! This can be fast and easy, so don’t spend more money then you have to. Fill them in!

2. Dust, Dust, Dust

Ceiling fans, baseboards, windows, base boards, light fixtures, window sills,  walls, and even ceilings can accumulate a lot of dander and dust. Make sure that you dust off these areas and wipe them down with a light cleaner. This will freshen up any home and make them fresh and clean.

Make sure that you hit the cabinets as well! The cabinets and closets are most likely to accumulate dust and crud more than any place in your home. People typically rarely clean them, or they don’t clean them until it’s time to move out. Take the initiative and clean out this space so that it’s fresh for the new residents.

3. Start with Fresh Linens

The last thing you wanna do after you move in all your stuff in your new place is to clean more. Go ahead and take out ALL your linens and run them through the washer. You will thank yourself later.

4. Clean and Vacuum Carpets!

Get out some baking soda and lightly dust over each room with carpet. Let this sit for about 30 minutes, then you should be able to vacuum! This old wives trick will get rid of any remaining odor that is held on to by the carpet. If you have any heavy duty stains, it may be a good idea to rent a carpet cleaner from the grocery store and using that before.

5. Use Air Spray!

Air spray can improve and freshen your home in one sweep. Go into all the rooms and spray a heavy dosage of air spray in each one. This will leave a nice scent for the new residents!

Want More Help From Out Mini-Storage Experts in Greenville, NC?

Stow and Go Storage is a local family owned mini-storage business in Greenville and other Eastern North Carolina areas. With two locations to serve your personal and commercial needs, we continually strive to build on customer satisfaction. Our team delivers on a higher level of service by providing secure and clean facilities, reasonable prices, and personal attention to each of our customers.

Quick Guide: What to Toss This Year | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

There’s nothing worse at the start of a new year than a messy home. As mini-storage experts in Greenville, NC, we know that a big part of making the decision to get storage is throwing what you really don’t need away. With the start of this new year, it’s the best possible time to declutter your life. Especially if you’re planning on using storage, it is definitely time to sort through the stuff you don’t need. With that in mind, here are 3 things you probably own to throw in the trash.

1. Mismatched Items

If you’re not sure where the other sock is, the correct lid to that container, or can’t find the missing piece to that tool, it’s time to throw it away. You probably lost the other piece a long time ago. Don’t hold on to it hoping you’ll find the thing that completes it, just chuck it.

2. Anything Expired

Because it’s the new year, you probably have expired items. Whether it’s food, cosmetics, or cleaning supplies, toss it. You don’t want anything around the house that doesn’t work well or make you sick.

3. Broken or Worn Out Items

Don’t hang on to those worn out towels and sheets or that broken jewelry. You’re never going to get them fixed. You need to just start again and invest in a new pair. Just hanging on to it is only increasing clutter and making it that much harder to pack. Just let those pieces go.

Need More Mini-Storage Help in Greenville, NC?

Now that you’ve decluttered and ready to use mini-storage in Greenville, NC, don’t hesitate to contact Stow and Go Storage. Stow and Go Storage is a local family owned storage business in Eastern North Carolina. With two locations to serve your personal and commercial needs, we continually strive to build on customer satisfaction. Our team delivers on a higher level of service by providing secure and clean facilities, reasonable prices, and personal attention to each of our customers. 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. If you want to get started, give us a call at (252) 341-1487 today.

3 Storage Tips to Try | Mini Storage Greenville, NC

Are you having trouble finding a storage solution that’s right for you? Finding mini-storage 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 quick and handy guide— to show our valued customers how to store like a professional, with these 3 simple tips.

1. Determine the Amount of Space You Need

Without working in the mini-storage industry 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 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. Get Help With Mini-Storage in Greenville, NC

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 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!