Author: Cassandra Caballero Legge

The 5 Elements of a Perfect Bedroom

Here’s hoping you spend at least 1/3 of your life in your bedroom sleeping soundly! Even if your sleep is less than ideal, creating a bedroom space that incorporates all the elements of quiet restfulness and relaxation is important for mental—and physical—rejuvenation. What you want is to include all the necessary elements of a great […]

Storage Goes Vertical: Using Your Walls

Walls are the perfect places to hang artwork and bulletin boards. But they are also excellent resources for extra storage in your home. Sacrificing some of the drywall for storage space means you won’t take up more than a couple inches of floor space, which is important when every inch counts! Additionally, going vertical can add […]

3 Tips for Maximizing Your Living Space

Your living space should not be a home for extra junk but a serene, comfortable place for you to enjoy.   We humans collect stuff. Sometimes we collect stuff even when we are not trying to collect stuff: Shoes. Clothes. Books. Art. Memorabilia. Junk mail. Ceramic frogs. All that stuff can quickly overwhelm a living […]

Selling a Home: DIY Staging Tips

If there is one thing hours and hours of HGTV home buying and selling shows have taught their audience, it is that selling your home means putting it into its best possible light for potential buyers. Take Buying and Selling, for instance, in which twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott help couples spruce up their […]

Crazy Self Storage Questions Asked and Answered

Occasionally, someone comes up with a question we were just not expecting. These questions mostly have to do with what, exactly, is permissible to store in a self storage unit, but there are a few others that have been head-scratchers, as well. Sometimes we get unusual questions at Value Store It, and sometimes we hear […]

Packing and Storing Winter Clothes and Accessories

Now that warm weather is here to stay, it is time to clean out the coat closet, drawers, and clothes closets to lighten up the load of winter clothing and accessories. When boots, hats, mittens, coats, scarves, and bulky sweaters are safely stored away, you will have lots of extra space, which will let you breathe […]

Comparing Indoor and Drive-Up Self Storage Units

People need extra storage space for different reasons, so choosing a self storage facility that boasts a variety of unit sizes as well as indoor and outdoor drive-up options is important. When you are looking to rent a self storage unit or two, what are you looking for and which type of unit is right […]

Why You Need to Fully Insure Your Stored Items

For whatever reason you’re using a self storage unit (and Americans are using them more and more often for a variety of reasons), you are storing stuff because it has value to you. You are paying a monthly rental fee in order to keep your possessions, office documents, products, or whatever in a secure location. […]

The Best Apps for Packing and Organization

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or just trying to wrap your head around the monumental task of organizing all your stuff for a move (or for life), there’s an app for that. For the price of two or three dollars (or none at all! Woo-hoo!), you can create lists, remind yourself of small but vitally […]

How to Move It: Solutions for Big Items

Sometimes you run up against a moving challenge that leaves you scratching your head. Getting a wide sofa through a narrow doorway, sliding a king-size mattress up or down a tight stairwell, moving and protecting your flat-screen television, or packing your entire collection of a gazillion indispensable books are all perfect examples of such puzzling […]

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