Monthly Archives: October 2017


Make Your Move Easy by Using this Moving Day Checklist


A young couple moves boxes into their new home after completing a moving day checklistMoving is stressful, there’s no denying it. Packing, determining the moving timeline, hiring movers, finding new stores and pharmacies… it seems like the work is never done. The day of your move doesn’t have to be stressful though, if you’re prepared. Create a moving day checklist to stay organized the day of your move!

Top Moving Day Tips to Help the Day Run Smoothly

  1. Dress Accordingly: The day of the move is going to be an exhausting and strenuous day. Wearing the right clothing will help you be more comfortable. Make sure to wear clothes you can easily move in and comfortable shoes, even if you hired movers. You may still end up moving smaller boxes, and the last thing you want is to slow down the moving process, or get injured, due to your attire.
  2. Eat a Good Breakfast: Along with dressing accordingly comes eating a nutritious breakfast. It will be impossible to deal with the stress of moving day if you are hungry, and you don’t want to feel nauseous or weak while you’re trying to move. Take the time to have a proper breakfast to help you maintain your strength throughout the day.
  3.  Make a Moving Day To-Do List: More likely than not, little things will come up that you need to remember to do. On a day as stressful and busy as moving day, it would be easy to forget to do something. Making a list of things that need to be done the day of your move will keep you organized and mitigate stress.
  4. Pack a First Night Bag: After a long day of moving, you will not want to dig through your boxes in search of items you need before bed. Pack a bag for your first night at your home filled with any important items you will need. This box should include things like toiletries, medicine, a shower curtain and towels, clothes and chargers.
  5. Enlist Help: Don’t underestimate the amount of help you will need. Consider having a moving party and offering to provide the pizza if your friends help you move. If you have a lot of heavy items, save those for the movers and concentrate on moving light and delicate items yourself.

Get a Head Start with Self Storage

If you have items that you want at your new home but are not using at your current house, consider storing them in a storage unit. A storage unit is a smart way to get a head start on packing for your move, while giving yourself more self to pack boxes. Seasonal decorations, clothes and other items can easily be stored in a storage unit and not missed for a few months. Storage World has various sized storage units available, perfect for storing a few miscellaneous items all the way up to the contents of multiple rooms. Contact us with any questions or to set up a tour!


Unconventional Storage Unit Uses


A young band sits on the floor in their storage unit after a band rehearsalA storage unit is a great option for storing items when you’re moving, downsizing or just need a little extra space. Today, storage units aren’t just for storing items. Many people have benefited from some unconventional uses for a storage unit. This list only encompasses some of the unconventional uses for a storage unit.

Band Practice in Storage Unit

A band that is just starting out may have a hard time finding a place to rehearse. Whether the funds aren’t quite there to afford a rental hall, or you need a space away from a residential community to rock and roll to your optimal volume, a storage unit can be a smart choice. Our climate controlled storage units will not only help to keep you comfortable while you’re practicing, it will also keep the unit at a temperature safe for your instruments.

Art Storage Units

Artists require a level of peace and quiet to paint. This may not be possible in their current living situation, making a storage unit a viable alternative. A climate controlled storage unit will not only make it a more comfortable work atmosphere, it will also protect the artwork from being damaged by dangerous temperatures. A storage unit that is too hot or humid can cause paint to run, ruining the artwork.

Workout Room in a Storage Unit

It can sometimes be hard to find a gym you like and feel comfortable at. If you have your own workout equipment, consider turning a storage unit into a workout room. This is a great way to not only keep your workout equipment from cluttering your home, but to also get a quality workout without any personal distractions.

Storage Unit for Business

Office space can be expensive. Sometimes it may not be possible to fit all of your inventory, or employees, inside of an office space. If you work from home, or run a small business, consider moving your headquarters to a storage unit. A storage unit can also be a great storage option for office supplies, documents and inventory. If you are storing important documents or inventory that may be sensitive to fluctuations in temperature, consider utilizing a climate controlled storage unit.

Interested in Using a Storage Unit for an Unconventional Use

A storage unit is no longer just for storing items. Whether you’re looking to create your own gym, yoga or art studio or are simply looking for a place to rehearse with your bandmates, we’ve got you covered. Storage World has three locations throughout Georgia, ready to serve your needs, whatever they may be. Before using a storage unit for an unconventional use, talk to the manager at the storage location. Are you interested in learning more? Contact us and set up a tour today!


How to Store a Bicycle During the Winter or Off-Season


Dad and young son clean and prepare a bicycle for storage over the winterRiding a bike is not only a great form of exercise, it is also a great way to see the beautiful early fall foliage all throughout Georgia. The gorgeous leaves, corn fields and weather that fall brings is entirely unique from any other season. Unfortunately, fall is also the time to think about storing your bicycle during the winter months.
Follow these bicycle storage tips to keep your bicycle in the best shape for your next season of summer rides:

1. Clean Your Bike
2. Inspect Your Bike Frame
3. Lubricate and Clean Cables and Chains
4. Inflate Your Tires
5. Store Your Bicycle in a Secure Location

Bicycle Storage Solutions and Tips Even the Pros Can Use

  1. Clean Your Bike: Before storing your bike, it is important to ensure it is clean. Use a soft bristle brush to remove any dirt and dust from the frame. Next, take a cloth and run it over the frame of your bike removing any spots the brush may have missed.
  2. Inspect Your Bike Frame: If left untreated, a bike frame that is already damaged before going into storage, may have further damage after being removed from storage. Take the time to look for any rust, cracks or damage to the metal. If you notice signs of damage, take care of it before placing your bike into storage.
  3. Lubricate and Clean Cables and Chains: Lubricate the cables on your bicycle to prevent any rust from forming during the winter months. Clean and lubricate your chain to remove any dirt or dust that may have accumulated during your long bike rides.
  4. Inflate Your Tires: If you are storing your bicycle standing on its wheels, be sure to properly inflate the tires before storage. Over time, the weight of the bike can cause dead spots to form on your tires, making them unusable. The best way to fight this is to ensure your tires are properly inflated.
  5. Store Your Bicycle in a Secure Location: When storing your bicycle, take into account the items that are located around the bicycle. If you store your bicycle in your garage, is it possible that a shelf or heavy power tool may fall on it? Take care to store your bicycle away from potentially hazardous items. If you’re concerned about the hazardous items you have on the floor of your garage, consider hanging your bicycle from the ceiling using bike hooks. Another issue bicycle owners may come across is thieves. Bicycles can also be worth a great deal of money, and can be seen as an appealing snatch for a thief. When storing your bicycle, store it in a secure location and out of the eyes of thieves.

Are you Looking for Somewhere to Store Your Bike During the Off-Season?

If you’re in need of a place to store your bicycle during the off-season, consider renting a storage unit! Storage World has storage units ranging in sizes from 5X5 to 10X30, perfect for storing anywhere from one bike to a whole fleet of bikes. Our storage units are monitored using a 24/7 camera monitoring system, so you can rest easy knowing your bicycle is under surveillance. Find a Storage World location near you or contact us today!


DIY Cardboard Projects for a More Creative and Organized Home


A young dad completes a DIY cardboard project to turn an old cardboard box into a car.Cardboard boxes are a cost-efficient and sturdy way to transport items from one location to another. If you have recently moved, you may be living in a sea of cardboard boxes. Instead of tossing out those cardboard boxes, consider the following DIY cardboard projects to create fun toys for your kids or handy storage containers. This is an environmentally friendly way to save money and create memories with your family!

DIY Cardboard Organizer and Storage System

A problem faced by many homeowners and renters is the lack of storage space in their homes, leading to clutter and stress. Consider turning an old cardboard box into a DIY storage masterpiece.

DIY Cardboard Drawer Divider
There’s nothing more frustrating than when you can’t find something in a drawer. If it’s a drawer you use often, like a sock drawer, imagine how much time you would save by just organizing the drawer! Create this easy drawer divider and never have to dig for a pair of matching socks again!

DIY Cardboard Storage Shelves
If you’ve been trying to get your garage or basement organized to no avail, try creating this easy cardboard box storage system! This is a simple way to stay organized, and you can customize your storage system to be any size you need! Do you need storage in your living room or bedroom? Add a coat of faux wood grain paint and no one will ever know your storage system is made from cardboard!

DIY Cardboard Home Décor

Decorating every room in a new house is neither easy nor inexpensive. Create these unique cardboard home décor pieces and spend less time shopping, and more time with your family!

DIY Faux Cardboard Letters
Walls in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms across America are decorated with trendy letters spelling words such as “Love” and “Eat.” This gorgeous look is equally trendy as it is expensive– if you go the traditional route of buying your letters in a store. Instead, consider creating faux metal letters from old cardboard boxes, papier mache and paint!

DIY Cardboard Light Fixture
Light fixtures are necessary in a room to create a completed look, but can be expensive. Consider saving time and creating a unique look for your room by making a pendant light out of an old cardboard box! This will create a modern look for your room, without you having to pay the price for a unique light fixture!

DIY Cardboard Toys

Playtime is important for the cognitive growth of a child. However, toys can be expensive and it is surprising how quickly kids outgrow them. Instead of buying new toys, try creating these toys out of old cardboard boxes!

Cardboard Box Race Track
Do you have a little racecar lover in your life? Create this easy cardboard race track! Your kids will love customizing it with their name and favorite colors!

Cardboard Box Oven
Do you have a young, aspiring baker or chef living in your house? This DIY cardboard oven craft will be perfect for them! Your child will spend hours using their imagination to whip up creative feasts! And the best part is, many of the materials needed for this craft can be found around the house!

Do You Need Room to Empty Out Your Boxes?

Creating these wonderful cardboard box projects depends on having the room in your house to unload all your boxes! If you have moved recently and are tight on space, consider storing some of your items in a storage unit! A storage unit is a great place to store items you do not need right now, but still want to hold on to– like seasonal decorations or outdoor furniture. Find a self storage location close to home, or contact us with any questions regarding a storage unit rental!


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