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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!

Quick Guide: Be a Storage Master|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

Finding an mini-storage solution in Greenville, NC that works for you shouldn’t be an insurmountable 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, but helping you make the best choice for your needs.  With that in mind, here’s our quick guide on how to store like a professional, in 3 simple tips.

1. Determine How Much Space You Need

Without working in mini-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 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 you 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

Of course, the most important thing to do is make sure you have a great mini-storage team by your side. At Stow and Go Storage, we would love to partner with you.

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 Handy Storage Tips|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

Stow and Go Storage is a local family owned mini-storage business in Greenville and available to other Eastern North Carolina locations. We know how daunting it can be to start putting your stuff in storage. Luckily, working in the industry for years, we’ve picked up a lot of tips and tricks. With that in mind, here are 3 storage tips from our experts.

1. Pack Jewelry the Smart Way

When you’re using mini-storage or moving in Greenville, NC, jewelry tends to get tangled, broken, or lost. There are some things you can do to keep it from happening:

  • Use a Toilet Paper Roll– Connect your necklaces through the roll to prevent them from knotting
  • Try Egg Cartons– Egg cartons are a great way to protect small pieces of jewelry like earrings, rings, and bracelets.

2. Label Small Parts

It’s important to keep your screws and bolts organized when you’re heading to storage or moving. It’s so easy to lose small screws, bolts, and nots. Use packing tape to tape them to the underside of furniture or for bigger pieces tape ziplock baggies with the small pieces with them.

3. Double Box Valuables

If there are any valuables you’re worried about breaking later on, try double boxing for an extra layer of protection. This is a great solution for electronics like your computer or TV to make sure they come in one piece.

Need More Help?

Of course, those are only a couple of tips you can use for storage. For more help, don’t hesitate to seek the help of Stow and Go Storage. 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,  give us a call at (252) 341-1487.

5 Things to Trash This Week|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

One thing mini-storage specialists 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 unnecessary 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 trash this week.

1. Unnecessary Receipts

It’s time to go 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. Expired Cosmetics

You don’t need to keep old make up- 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. Extra 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. Old and Outdated Clothes

If you’re not wearing it, you shouldn’t have 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. Worn Out Sheets and Washcloths

If they’re worn out and you’re not using them, by all means get rid of them. It’s probably time for new ones anyway. You only want 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 de-clutter 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,  give us a call at (252) 341-1487.

3 Tips for Choosing Storage|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

As experienced mini-storage specialists in Greenville, NC, we get a lot of questions on how to get started with storage. We get questions like:

  • “What Size to Should I Get?”
  • “How and What Should I Be Storing?”
  • “How Should It Be Organized?”

With questions like these in mind, here are 3 tips to help you with mini-storage.

1. Figure Out What Type You Need

When you’re thinking about using mini-storage, it’s important to know exactly what you need. Are you planning on storing a whole house’s worth or just a small room? That’s why we provide a space estimator and a size guide  to help you determine the square footage you need. In addition, our dedicated staff is always happy to help you at every step of the way. 

2. Devise a Plan and Stick to It

At Stow and Go Storage, we’re big fans of planning. Create a simple diagram to plan where you put everything, then when you leave the unit you’ll have a map to help you find all the precious items. You can tape this diagram inside the door or on a wall, or even on one of your boxes or large items in the front. For packing tips, check out this guide

3. Make Labels and Pack Appropriately

Beyond your plan, don’t forget to label your boxes neatly, so you know its contents at a glance. Make sure to mark which boxes can go inside larger items like dressers to save space. Wrap valuables and breakables in bubble wrap or packing paper to protect them while in storage. In addition, don’t go overboard and pack your boxes too heavily. It’s better to be able to easily pick them up and move them about without hurting yourself or needing assistance. For more tips on this, check out this blog post

Need More Help?

Of course, those are just a couple ways to get started. Once you get up and running, you’ll need to look at mini-storage in Greenville, NC to help you on your way. We’d love if you’d consider Stow and Go Storage to help you with storage. 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. If you want to get started, give us a call at (252) 341-1487 and we can get started.