Alex Patterson

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How to Succeed at Storing Outgrown Baby Gear

Despite how small babies are, they generally require an incredibly large amount of gear. Changing tables, diaper genies, cribs, strollers, car seats, and playpens can take up an inordinate amount of space in your home, especially as your child ages and more furniture, toys, and accessories are required. Before long, it may be hard to
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Maximizing Your Garage Space for 2016

The garage is one of a home’s most important rooms, and the one that is often the most improperly utilized. In addition to keeping your cars safe, clean, and dry, a garage has the potential to expand your usable living space, providing storage for your essentials and creating space for workshops, tool benches, and other
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7 Ways to Transform Your Child’s Room Now That They’re Off to College

Now that you’re an empty-nester or have one less child in the crib, it’s time to think about finding fun and functional ways to use the space. Of course, the room can’t be permanently or completely transformed, as your college student will be home for breaks. If you live in the same city where your
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10 Dorm Essentials That Save on Space

Before you move into your college dorm, you should think about how you’re going to store all your stuff in that tiny room. Since you probably have to share the space with someone else, it can be a challenge to fit in all your clothes, shoes, decorative items, school supplies, and other necessities. But these
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17 Places To Find Boxes For Your Move

There are few things that are more of a hassle than moving. Not only do you have to decide what you’re going to keep and how you’re going to dispose of what you don’t, you face the unenviable (some would say dreadful) prospect of having to pack. And a key component of packing is having
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7 Ways to Stay Organized During a Home Renovation

There’s no doubt that home improvement is the best way to maintain or increase the value of your property while enhancing livability and the enjoyment you get out of it. Though a rewarding and fruitful endeavor, it can also prove stressful and physically demanding — as preserving your household items during the process can be
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Spring Clean Your Office Space: Decluttering to Improve Productivity

As much as you’d like to convince yourself that your chaotic office space is perfectly fine for your needs, chances are, it’s just not. Clear spaces and easy-to-find supplies are better for promoting productivity and studies show that workers with a neat workspace don’t mind spending as much time there as the ones who sit
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6 Methods To Tackle Your Downsizing Project

There’s something about all the hoarding shows on television that makes people watch. Sure, part of the reason is being able to view a train wreck of sorts — rubbernecking isn’t a noble pastime, but it seems to be human nature. But another attraction to the hoarding shows is that everyone can relate to becoming
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Real Estate: The Science Behind Decluttering and Staging a House

Human perception is an amazing tool. That is why we are often quick to judge an individual by what he or she is wearing or a book by its cliche cover. The same perception can make or break a deal when trying to sell a house. People viewing your house love to see what is
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Changing Seasons: 7 Tips For Staying Organized All Year

Keeping your living spaces in order throughout the year can prove challenging, but maintaining an organized home is an achievable dream. We have gathered some useful tips for keeping your home in tip-top shape year round. 1. Integrate Storage Solutions One easy way to help keep things in order it to keep your storage close
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Store Your Stuff: The College Student’s Guide to Summer Storage

Between end-of-semester finals and celebratory social events, no college student wants to spend the last week of the school year stressing about storing their belongings over the summer. While some in-state students are lucky enough to be able to haul the contents of their dorm room home with them in a car, transitioning from spring
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Try These Clever Organizing Tricks to De-Clutter Your Home

De-Cluttering your home can be a chore; however, the 10 tips below should help you in your quest to find organization. Baby Wipes Containers There are so many adorable hair accessories for little girls. However, where do you store them? Previously used baby wipes containers are ideal to store little girls’ bows, ribbons, barrettes, scrunchies
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54 Ways To Get Ready For Your Move

Moving is going to be very stressful no matter how well you prepare. However, you can start preparing sooner than you may think. We’ve compiled an action list starting at 8 weeks out from your move date. Hopefully it helps make your move a bit easier. 

 

All About Getting Organized in 2014!

New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Here at Personal Mini Storage, we realize that the number one priority in
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Launch Your Landscaping Business With A Storage Unit

Getting started in the landscaping business, in essence, comes down to proper preparation. The key is to not get ahead of yourself.  An example might be buying a great deal of equipment before having the customers or training to use them. Our goal is to provide some helpful tips to ensure you are moving in
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Storing? Don’t Forget These Storage Accessories

Between choosing the best self storage company, correct size unit, and accessories to accompany your belongings, you have quite a bit to cover before ever unpacking your stuff. Our goal is to lighten your load by providing a bunch of helpful guides for the storage process. In this section, the focus will be storage accessories.
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The Storage Unit Size Guide

5×5 (Regular Closet) You can equate the 5×5 unit to a regular closet. With 25 square feet, it can hold items such as clothes, boxes, skis, children’s toys, small furniture, business records, sales rep materials, and other personal items. This is typically the smallest unit available at storage facilities (or very close to it). The
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Can An Organized Office Lead To Higher Workplace Satisfaction?

If you haven’t done so already, organizing your office should become a top priority.  It may be frustrating and feel like a waste of time, but in reality office organization can lead to higher efficiency and work-place satisfaction. Start with the big picture – your entire office area.