Monthly Archives: August 2016

Decluttering Your Home and How Storage Can Help

Are you enjoying your home to its fullest potential? Is the sun room really sunny? Is the living room livable? Have the items that your family has amassed been met with no vacancies at your nearest closet? If so, sounds like you have a decluttering issue.

Decluttering is the process of removing items you are not currently using into a storage area outside of your home to create more livable space. Storage facilities are frequented used in a decluttering project, for example, providing space to place seasonal items, sports equipment, patio furniture, bikes and other items you won’t need for a few months. A detailed list of top items are below.

Decluttering Tips: 10 Things to Get Rid of in a Decluttering Project

1. Old or unused kitchen equipment: Throw out old and unused kitchen equipment. If it’s gathering dust, it’s taking space you could better use for something else.

2. Outdated bathroom items: Throw away old and outdated cosmetics, medicine and first aid items. Check the expiration date and clear out space for anything past its prime.

3. Throw out old office equipment: Do you still have a fax machine in your home office? Throw out any office equipment you are no longer using to increase storage space around your home; this include old office supplies like pens, pencils, empty tape dispensers, etc.

4. Stacks of magazines, newspapers and unread books: Maybe you’re holding on to those magazines because there’s a recipe you wanted to try out, or you just haven’t had time to read that paperback. If several months have passed and you still aren’t getting around to reading them, recycle them or consider donating them to a hospital, school or senior center.

For any other storage questions or tips for how to declutter your home, stop by any of our Atlanta area storage facilities to learn more. 

Storing a Pool or Billiards Table? Follow These Tips!

Once your pool or billiards table is completely disassembled, it is ready to begin being moved. Check with your manufacturers requirements for each individual table. But, typically, this process includes wrapping up the larger pieces in their own moving blankets. Individually wrapping each slate, rail, leg and frame, while also keeping each piece organized and secured with packing tape.

It’s important to be very cautious when placing the slate on the moving truck, too. Use an appliance dolly to help get it up the loading ramp, and if there is more than one slate they can be stacked once on board. Then, once you arrive, following the tips below will help ensure a rewarding storage experience.

How to Store a Pool Table

You should consider renting a climate controlled self storage unit for your pool table, as the constant temperature will ensure the wood will not warp or buckle. Contact any of our Atlanta area storage facilities for more questions on that. From there, following the steps below will help you store a pool table properly.

1. Place plastic sheeting on the floor of your storage unit:

Lay the slate on top of it, covering each individual piece with more plastic adhered with packing tape before stacking the next piece on top (if there was more than one piece of slate).

2. Keep the other elements of the pool table wrapped in the moving blankets and set them on top of the slate:

The frame, legs, pockets, felt and other pieces of your pool or billiards table should be kept folded neatly in a sealed plastic bag to protect it from damage.

3. Keep the bags of screws, nuts and bolts with the table parts so you’ll have everything ready to go for reassembly:

If you need to store a pool table or other larger items, consider Storage World for all your household storage needs. We offer a variety of storage unit sizes perfect for all your sports equipment storage large or small, throughout the ATL.

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