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5 Space Saving Ways To Organize Your Shoes

Posted by Tom Maxfield on Feb 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Many people end up accumulating a large number of pairs of shoes as part of their wardrobe. This is especially true for people who live in a location where the weather tends to vary quite a bit over the course of the year. Here are a number of different ways you can organize and store your shoes that keeps your needed items on hand while keeping other items safe and organized until they’re needed again.

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Topics: Household Storage, Alvin

How Long Are You Required To Store Your Old Tax Records?

Posted by Tom Maxfield on Feb 12, 2015 11:22:37 AM

No matter where you work, you have to file a tax return every year. When completing your taxes, you will likely pull together many documents (pay stubs, bank statements, investment papers, proof of donations, W-2s, etc.) you’ve retained throughout the year. The question many people have is for how long they need to keep these documents.

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Topics: Business Storage, Household Storage, Alvin

What Can I Do With Unwanted Electronics?

Posted by Katie Cowen on Feb 4, 2015 10:04:45 AM

Are you the kind of person that has to have the newest gadget all the time? Are you in line at the Apple store every time there’s a new iPad or iPhone release? Do you upgrade your TV every few years when a new HD, 3D or Smart TV model comes out? That must leave you with a lot of outdated and unwanted electronics at home that you’re not sure what to do with. Should you trash these items, keep them, sell them or what?

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Topics: South Austin Self Storage, Household Storage

Things You Should Never Get Rid Of

Posted by Tom Maxfield on Jan 21, 2015 12:55:17 PM

All the time, when talking about interior design, we hear "clear the clutter." This is a great tip for cleaning the house, creating flow and getting rid of items that can be holding you back. However, there are some items that should never be thrown out. These items are worth taking the time to store properly so you will always have them.

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Topics: Household Storage, Alvin

Find Fishing Spots In San Antonio

Posted by Tom Maxfield on Jan 15, 2015 3:52:41 PM

Moving to a new city can be hard for any avid fisherman. Old fishing spots are left behind, and new ones are yet to be discovered. Now that you’re in the San Antonio area, you might be wondering, what are the best local places to go fishing?

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Topics: Crestway, Household Storage

Getting Organized 2nd Most Popular New Year's Resolution

Posted by Tom Maxfield on Dec 29, 2014 2:38:33 PM

The second most popular New Year's resolution is “getting organized,” coming in just behind losing weight. While most Americans have a strong desire to get organized, few actually pull it off with success. Let's take a look at some of the best ways to get organized.

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Topics: Household Storage, Alvin

Set Up A 'Home' Gym Using Self Storage

Posted by Tom Maxfield on Dec 29, 2014 2:27:47 PM

One of the top resolutions people make is to get fit in the new year. This often lasts a week and then real life gets in the way. The reason why this resolution does not stick is that it is too vague. In order to make your resolution hold from January through December, you have to think about the little details. When it comes to getting fit, this means determining when, how and where you will work out.

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Topics: South Austin Self Storage, Household Storage

5 Toy Storage Ideas

Posted by Tom Maxfield on Dec 22, 2014 10:37:05 AM

Soon homes across the nation will be cluttered with the latest toys – quickly ripped open on Christmas morning and then strewn across every room in the house.

Action figures, Legos, model cars, dolls and electronic devices. They add up to a lot of fun for kids, but they can also compound parents’ problems when it comes to keeping the house clean. Unless, that is, you come up with clever and creative toy storage ideas. Here are five to get you started.

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Topics: South Austin Self Storage, Household Storage

4 Ways To Organize Your Closet

Posted by Tom Maxfield on Dec 2, 2014 9:50:28 AM

Your closet is a place where you keep your clothing items, shoes, purses, accessories and sometimes even store seasonal items in boxes. The closet area can get very disorganized very quickly. This is especially true the more items that are inside your closet. Luckily, there are a number of different ways to organize your closet to keep everything orderly and accessible.

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Topics: Bay Area, Household Storage

Tips For Getting Chewing Gum Out Of Your Microfiber Sofa

Posted by Tom Maxfield on Nov 12, 2014 12:16:55 PM

So, you are getting ready to move some of your furniture into storage and you notice that someone has left chewing gum on your microfiber sofa. Chances are this chewing gum is not going to just peel right off and even if you try, it will probably become just one sticky mess. Before you start to panic, there is some good news. Microfiber is a very durable material and removing chewing gum can be quite easy, but you must be sure to use the right technique.

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Topics: Bay Area, Household Storage

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