6 Laundry Room Organization Ideas


A young woman carrying a basket after following tips for organizing a laundry roomThe laundry room is a space that can easily get cluttered. Between dirty laundry piles thrown together by your spouse or kid, boxes of detergent and laundry supplies, shoes, backpacks and hats from school, it’s easy for this space to get out of control. But, this space should not be neglected because an organized laundry room can help your entire home to feel more organized.

How to Organize the Laundry Room in 6 Steps

If you’re looking to get your laundry room organized and keep it organized, try out these 6 steps!

Step 1: Use Laundry Room Organizer Shelves

If you’re starting to run out of storage space in drawers and cabinets, consider using laundry room organizer shelves. This is a smart way to keep your space organized and clean.

Step 2: Keep All Laundry Supplies Together

Keep all regularly used laundry items, like detergent and fabric softener, together in one section. Near this section, put any lesser used laundry items, like bleach and stain-stick. Keeping all of your laundry items together will keep you from wasting time digging for these supplies later on.

Step 3: Hang Bookbags and Coats

The laundry room is commonly used as the space used to store kids’ school items. Use a coat hooks to hang bookbags, coats and other hangable items. Put a label above each hook with each kids’ names on it so they can easily find their stuff in the morning.

Step 4: Color-Code the Hampers

Add three hampers to your laundry room. Label each of the hampers as “whites”, “lights” and “darks”. Instruct your kids to bring their clothes down to the laundry room once they are dirty and sort them into the coordinating basket.

Step 5: Create a Lost and Found Box

Designate a box to be used to store items found in the laundry room. This may be spare socks, money, Chapstick or other items that may have fallen out of a pocket during the wash.

Step 6: Add a Drying Bar

One of the main complaints of people with their laundry room space is that they do not have enough drying space. Install a drying bar from underneath a shelf to be used to hang a row of shirts and allow them to air dry.

Are You Looking for a Household Storage Solution?

If after following all of these steps your laundry room is still too crowded, consider a storage unit rental. A storage unit rental can help to clear unneeded items that may be cluttering your laundry room. Storage World has storage facilities in Jonesboro, GA, Stockbridge, GA and in Decatur, GA, on Pathersville Rd and coming soon on Flat Shoals Pkwy. Reserve a 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 storage unit today!


Couples Moving in Together: Follow These 6 Tips


Two couples relaxing on the couch after following tips for moving in togetherIf you and your significant other have recently gotten married, you’re likely starting to take steps to combining households. While moving in together can be a very exciting time, it can also be a very stressful time. Ease the moving in process by trying out these 6 tips for couples moving in together.

Must Follow Tips for Couples Moving in Together

  • Compromise on items: If you and your significant other both live on your own before moving in together, you likely have quite a few duplicate items. Instead of one person selling or disposing of their items and the other person bringing all of theirs, compromise in the middle. If you bring your couch, keep your partner’s dining room table.
  • Understand each other’s living habits: Before moving in together, discuss any habits that may impact your significant other. For example, if you like to watch television before bed, offer to keep the volume down and set a nightly timer.
  • Keep date nights on the schedule: Even though you are combining households and will see that person often, it is still important to plan on doing date nights. This is where many couples run into problems, it is easy to fall into the rhythm of being roommates.
  • Divvy up chores based on preference: Create a list of necessary chores for your household. Have both patners look at the list and dictate if there are any chores that they like or dislike more than the rest. Based on preference, divvy up the chores list. Keep in mind that this list is by no means set in stone and it is a good idea to help each other where you can.
  • Commit to 70% of the housework: Oftentimes, people overestimate just how much work they actually do. If in your mind, you commit to doing 70% of the work, you’ll actually end up doing about half of the work.
  • Decorate together: It is important for both people in the marriage to feel that they have had a say in decorating the space. When shopping for items for your home, make sure you both agree on the decorations.

Make Space with Self Storage

One of the main challenges with combining households is a lack of space. While a starter home is great for the budget, it can be very small. Even after sorting through your and your significant other’s items, it’s possible you may just have too much stuff. Over the years, both parties may have grown attached to their items, and parting with them can be tough. If you and your spouse are in this position, consider a storage unit rental. A storage unit rental allows you to store your items for as long as you want until you’ll need them again.

Storage World has storage units in Jonesboro, GA, Stockbridge, GA and in Decatur, GA, on Panthersville Rd and coming soon on Flat Shoals Pkwy. Reserve a 5×5, 5×10 or 10×10 storage unit today!


Preparing for a Baby: How to Get Your Home Ready for a Baby


A new mom holds her baby after following a things to do before baby arrives checklistDuring the weeks leading up to you or your spouse’s due date, you may be experiencing a wide variety of emotions. From excitement about meeting your baby, to being nervous about what lies in the new chapter ahead, every emotion is normal. One thing many first-time parents worry about is effectively baby-proofing their homes. Preparing your home for the new baby will not only help you to have an easier first few weeks with your newborn, it will also protect your newborn from potential hazards. Check out these 7 things to do before bringing your baby home!

Things to Do Before the Baby Arrives Checklist

  1. Clean Your Home: Keep in mind that babies are germ magnets. Infants are more susceptible to illness, and the last thing you want is to bring your baby into a germy home. When cleaning your home, use all non-toxic chemicals. Before bringing a product into the home, research it to make sure it is safe to have around an infant.
  2. Check for Recalls: It is always a good idea to know what products or items have been recently recalled. This is especially important if you have received hand-me-down or second-hand items.
  3. Stock the Freezer: During the weeks after you bring the baby home, you probably will not have a lot of time to cook. Prepare meals ahead of time and freeze them.
  4. Pack the Hospital Bag: Start packing your hospital bag way before your due date. This bag should include both everything the mom and baby will need.
  5. Examine Your Home for Safety Concerns: While it may seem pre-mature to prepare your home for a mobile baby before it is even born, it isn’t. It is also better to prepare your home ahead of time before you’re sleep deprived and have a lot more on your plate. Plug all of your outlets with safety plugs, install safety latches on all cupboards and secure any heavy furniture and items to the wall.
  6. Prepare for Visitors: Be prepared for visitors. The weeks leading up to your due date, stock up on extra toothpaste, toothbrushes, clean sheets and towels.
  7. Do Laundry Ahead of Time: Take the tags off of new outfits and wash them using a detergent that is safe for infants. This will be a huge time-saver once the baby is born.

Storage World Has Household Storage Solutions

Babies require a lot of items. When you convert a room into a nursery, you might not have space for or be able to keep all of the items that were previously in your home. Whether the space was previously an office, workout room or spare bedroom, there may be some items you want to hold on to that just simply will no longer fit in your home. Instead of throwing these items out, consider renting a storage unit.

Storage World has storage facilities in Jonesboro, GA, Stockbridge, GA and Decatur! For the storage of smaller items, consider our 5×5 storage unit. If you’re storing larger pieces of furniture, consider our 5×10 or 10×10 storage unit. Reserve your storage unit today!


Garage Storage Solutions: Take Back Your Garage Storage Space!


A family follows garage storage solution tips and rents a storage unit for seasonal itemsGarages are often one of the most cluttered rooms in the house. Why is this? Well, when you think about it, a wide variety of items are often stored in the garage. From gardening tools to sports equipment to summer inner-tubes, the garage is a catch-all for a lot of household items. But, your garage doesn’t have to be disorganized. Follow these garage organization tips!

7 Garage Storage Ideas for a More Organized Household

  1. Empty Out Your Garage: The best way to evaluate the items you have stored in your garage is by pulling all of the items out onto your lawn. This lets you get a clearer picture of what should stay and what should go.
  2. Keep, Donate, Throw-Out and Sell: Sort your items into 4 piles labeled “keep”, “donate”, “throw-out” and “sell”. Within the “keep” pile, split it into items you want to keep in your home and items you want to keep in your storage unit. Seasonal items or items that aren’t used as often can be stored in your storage unit.
  3. Look into Garage Shelving: Use a garage shelving system to create more storage space in your garage. Shelving units are relatively inexpensive and can create more storage space in your garage.
  4. Organize Smaller Items in Clear Bins: Clear bins are a great and effective way to organize odds and ends of items. Smaller items like tools, sports equipment and cleaning equipment can be stored in these clear bins. Even though you will be able to see through the bin, label it with a list of contents for ease of finding items.
  5. Take Advantage of Hangable Items: Consider making room in your garage by hanging your tools from the wall and your bicycle from the ceiling. This will also help to protect fragile items from damage.
  6. Remove Hazardous Items: There are some items that are hazardous or potentially dangerous to your home and should not be stored in a storage unit. For example, any sort of food items should not be stored in your garage because it may attract pests and vermin. Additionally, propane tanks and paints should never be stored in your garage because they are flammable and combustible.
  7. Continue to Organize: You just spent all of this time organizing your garage, but if you’re not careful, it may become disheveled again. The best way to prevent your garage from becoming disorganized is to put time into your schedule to organize it about every month. When you organize monthly, it will be a much easier project because there will be a lot less work to do.

Storage World Has Household Storage Solutions

Your garage being unorganized may boil down to you not having enough room. If this is the case, consider a storage unit rental to store out-of-season items like shovels, a wheel barrel, summer fun items and more. A storage unit rental will keep items you don’t need right now in a safe and secure location. Storage World has a wide variety of storage units available, including out 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 storage units. If you’re storing items that are more sensitive to fluctuations in temperature, consider a climate controlled storage unit rental. Reserve your storage unit today!


The Top Tips for Renovating an Attic into Living Space


A man renovating attic space installs insulation into the ceiling Most homeowners are not taking full advantage of their attic space. This area is often used as a catch-all for old paint cans, tools, old yearbooks and other long-forgotten items. But with a little work, your attic can be more than just a drop spot for unwanted items.

The Atlanta, GA area is a hotspot for tourists. Extra rooms in your home can easily be rented on Airbnb or another rental site and help give you extra income. Before renovating your attic into a new room, check out these 5 tips!

How to Turn an Attic into a Room

  1. Check with the Building Codes
    Before going full-force on attic renovations, it is important to determine if your attic can handle being renovated. Some areas in your attic may not be able to support weight. Additionally, it is important to understand which walls are weight bearing. Before renovating your attic, have a professional inspect the structure to determine if it is safe.
  2. Have a Plan
    When it comes to renovating an obtusely shaped room, the last thing you want to do is to start renovating without putting a plan into place. Have a rough estimate of where you want the bed, bathroom, cupboards and any other large items to go.
  3. Extend Systems into Your Attic
    This step is optional, based on your intent with the attic space. If you want the space to be livable, you’ll have to extend the electrical, plumbing and HVAC system into the attic. When adding in these systems, it is best to contact a professional. A professional can help to determine any limitations of the system.
  4. Make Best Use of Space
    You will more than likely be short on space in this renovation. Additionally, finding furniture that will fit the room will be a very difficult task and will ultimately take up too much room. The best way to make use of all space is to build storage into the walls. Conserve space by building closets, cupboards and drawers into the wall.
  5. Make the Space Look Bigger with Windows
    According to most building codes, every room has to have at least one easily accessible window. When renovating your attic, consider adding more windows. This will help to open the space and make it appear bigger.

Storage World Has Attic and Household Storage Solutions

Now that you have decided to renovate your attic and put the space to use, you’re tasked with the problem of finding a location to store the items that were once stored there. If the items were initially stored in your attic, you most likely don’t need or want them cluttering your home. If the items have sentimental value or you simply are not ready to part with them, consider a storage unit rental with Storage World. Storage World has 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 traditional and climate controlled storage unit rentals in the Atlanta, GA area. Reserve your storage unit rental today!


Atlanta Oktoberfest and Fall Festivals


Kids enjoy a 2018 Atlanta fall festivalFall is the season for enjoying apple cider, picking pumpkins, spooky Halloween costumes and spending the day at fall festivals. If you’re looking for fall festivals and Oktoberfest celebrations in the Atlanta area, look no further! We compiled a list of some of the best fall festivals and Oktoberfest celebrations in the Atlanta area. Check them out!

Atlanta Oktoberfest 2018

Der Biergarten

October 6th
Prior to all of the Oktoberfest festivities, there will be a 5K Oktoberfest fun run! Participants will receive a t-shirt, refreshments and a certificate. Stick around after the race for an Oktoberfest party in the heart of downtown Atlanta! This Oktoberfest celebration will include 18 different German beers, bratwursts and live music and entertainment.

Oktoberfest Atlanta

October 12th – October 14th
Oktoberfest Atlanta is Atlanta’s biggest German-themed party. This event will feature 4 Oktoberfest style tents, beer, bratwursts, Bavarian pretzels, German polka music, games and entertainment. Tickets to the festival include a souvenir beer stein.

2018 Atlanta Fall Festivals

Fall Fest in Candler Park

September 29th-30th
The Fall Fest in Candler Park is a can’t-miss two-day event. The festival will include an Artist Market with work from over 200 artists and vendors and food from popular food trucks. There will a special section for kids at this event, called Kidlandia. Kidlandia will have a carnival-like atmosphere with rides, live shows and yummy treats. The Fall Fest will also include a 5K, Fun Run and live entertainment.

Fall Folklife Festival

September 22nd
The Fall Folklife Festival focuses on the barbecue traditions of the Native Americans, European Americans and African Americans. There will be hands on demonstrations exploring traditional Southern crafts, like corn husk dolls, blacksmithing, pottery and candle dipping. Visitors can also take in the sounds of Georgia folk music and enjoy the fall foliage at the Goizueta Gardens.

Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade

October 20th
The Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade puts a wacky spin on a traditional Halloween festival. It includes live entertainment, an artist market, food vendors and a parade. If you attend the event, you will see outrageous costumes, over-the-top floats and a Halloween-themed marching band.

Storage World Has Seasonal Storage Solutions

There’s nothing like decorating your home for fall. Festive lights, leaf décor and Halloween decorations add a nice seasonal touch to the home. But, what do you do with your items once fall is over? When you rent a storage unit for seasonal storage, you can easily store your fall items until they are needed next year. A storage unit rental for seasonal items also allows you to seamlessly transition through the seasons. Storage World has 5×5 and 5×10 storage units near Atlanta in Jonesboro, GA, Stockbridge, GA, Decatur, GA and Panthersville, GA, perfect for seasonal storage. Reserve your storage unit today!


Hiking Near Atlanta, GA


A family enjoys a trip hiking near AtlantaThere are many awesome things to do in Atlanta, GA. But, there may be some days where you want to get out of the city and spend the day outdoors. Read this post for some of the best hiking spots near Atlanta, GA!

The 5 Best Hiking Spots in Atlanta, GA

Whether you’re looking to get away from the city for a few hours, or spend a weekend outdoors, these hiking trails near Atlanta, GA are sure to please. Check them out!

1. Arabia Mountain Top Trail

Arabia Mountain Top Trail is located just 30 minutes from Midtown Atlanta. When you hike the Arabia Mountain Top Trail, you will see both the Arabia Lake and Arabia Mountain’s scenic summit. This trail is safe for both beginners and kids.

2. Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats Trail

The Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats Trail is a relatively moderate 4-mile trek. The summit of Sawnee Mountain has one of the best views in North Georgia, overlooking the North Georgia mountains. This trail is only part of the 900-acre stretch of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve.

3. Sope Creek Trail

Sope Creek Trail is one of the most popular parks in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. On this hike, you will see the ruins of a stacked stone paper mill from the Civil War era. The once functioning paper-mill now looks like the ruins of an ancient castle.

4. East Palisades Trail at the Chattahoochee River

When you hike the East Palisades Trail at the Chattahoochee River, you will be treated to some of the most scenic views of the Chattahoochee River in the Atlanta area! The trail follows along the Chattahoochee River and leads you through a bamboo forest. This area is also popular for kayakers.

5. Pine Mountain Trail near Cartersville, Georgia

Not only is the hike along the Pine Mountain Trail breathtaking, so is the drive up. The trail offers a gorgeous view of Lake Allatoona, Stone Mountain and Kennesaw Mountain. The trail is around 4.5 miles long and is rated as relatively moderate. Along this trail, you can expect to see forests, streams and large granite outcrops. This trail is also dog-friendly.

Storage World Has Outdoor Storage Solutions

Storage World has storage facilities in Stockbridge, Jonesboro and Decatur, GA, nearby Atlanta, GA. If you live in Atlanta, GA, you may not have the space you need to store your outdoor items, like tents, hiking equipment and kayaks. If this is the case, consider a storage unit rental with Storage World. Storage World has 5×5 and 5×10 storage units, ideal for the storage of outdoor items. Stop by one of our storage facilities or contact us to rent a storage unit today!


Georgia Campgrounds: Camping Near Atlanta


A family enjoys camping near Atlanta, GAThere are many great campsites around the Atlanta area. A camping weekend is a great way to get a breath of fresh air away from the city. Camping near Atlanta, GA is also a smart way for tourists to see the city while minimizing the expenses of finding a place to sleep. Whether you are an Atlanta local looking to escape the city, or an Atlanta tourist planning to see the city, check out these campgrounds nearby Atlanta, GA!

Camping Near Atlanta

Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park has many camping options. Visitors can rent the tent sites, safari tent sites, RV sites and yurt sites. There are even RV rental sites available, for those that want to enjoy the pleasures of RV camping without having to own a RV. Stone Mountain Park has a large number of attractive amenities, including grills, free Wi-Fi and cable, a general store, swimming pool, playground and volleyball court. There are a variety of campground packages available, making camping at Stone Mountain Park an affordable family vacation.

Sweetwater Creek State Park
Sweetwater Creek State Park has both campsites and yurts available. Amenities in and around the campground include: boat rentals, canoeing, fishing, hikes and a nature overlook. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is also near Sweetwater Creek State Park. Campsite reservations can be done online or by contacting the park.

Atlanta RV Parks

Atlanta South RV Resort
The Atlanta South RV Resort has more than just an RV campsite, it also has tent and cabin camping. This campsite has a pool, recreation room, playground and internet access. It also in conveniently located nearby Six Flags and Downtown Atlanta.

The Beautiful Rock Campground, RV and Music Park
The Beautiful Rock, RV and Music Park has tent camping, cabin camping and RV camping options. The tent and RV camping options have electric hook-up options for the convenience of visitors. This campsite is different from traditional campgrounds, and is also the home of Bluegrass festivals, events and weddings. The well-known “Silver Comet Trail” is a favorite of hikers and cyclists alike.

Storage World Has Storage Facilities Near Atlanta, GA

Once your big camping trip is over, it is important to properly store your camping gear to keep it in the best shape possible for your next trip. If you’re looking for a location to store your camping gear, consider a storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit rental will maintain a steady temperature ideal for storing camping supplies. Storage World has storage facilities near Atlanta, GA, in Jonesboro, GA, Stockbridge, GA, Decatur, GA and Panthersville, GA. Our Jonesboro and Stockbridge storage facilities also have RV storage options. Stop by or contact one of our storage facilities today!


Tips for Moving into an Apartment in the City


A woman on a balcony after moving into an apartment in the cityThere’s something exciting about living in a big city. But, the actual move into the city tends to less thrilling. If you are planning on moving to an apartment in a busy city, like Atlanta, GA, try out these moving tips!

Moving into an Apartment Checklist

Get Rid of Unnecessary Items

The cost of living in a city is generally higher than living outside of the city. It is important to understand that you might not be able to afford the same size of apartment that you once had. Before moving into your new apartment, spend time sorting through your belongings to determine what you should bring to your new home. Be prepared to part with the items that will no longer fit in your home.

Look into the Your Moving Route and the Surrounding Areas

The last thing you want is to make a wrong turn and end up having to maneuver a large moving truck through narrow streets. Before your move in day, know what obstacles you may face on the commute to your new apartment. If the road is too narrow or there is a large hill, movers may charge you extra or refuse to make the move for fear of damage.

Know the Parking Rules

Parking in the city is no easy task. It is important to know parking rules as early as your move in day. The last thing you want is for you or one of your movers to get a ticket or towed while trying to move you into your new home. When you live in the city, it is a good idea to always have cash and change for parking.

Talk to Your Landlord

Before your move in day, ask the landlord if there is any recommended time of day for moving. If you live in an incredibly busy part of the city, it may be smart to move in the middle of the day so you won’t hit rush hour.

Have a Layout in Mind

Take advantage of the move-in help while you have it. Before moving into your apartment, have a general furniture layout in mind.

Know What Equipment You Will Need

If you have a lot of large items to move, rent a dolly to help with getting the items from the truck to your apartment. If you hired movers, give them a heads up of any other equipment you may need.

Storage World has Apartment Storage Options

If you are moving to an apartment in the city, consider using a storage unit to store some of your seasonal or hard-to-part-with items. If in the future you decide city living isn’t for you, your items will be waiting for you in your storage unit. Storage World has storage facilities in Decatur, GA and Panthersville, GA, close to Atlanta, GA. We have storage units ranging in a variety of sizes, including the 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 storage unit. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!


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