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  • bookish
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 29, 2020
     
     
    • Personal Storage
    • Portable Storage
    • Downsizing

    How to Store Books in a Storage Unit

    Are your closets drowning in books that you have gathered over the years? Are you moving and in need of a place to store your books temporarily? Whatever the reason, storing books is a bit trickier than storing other household items. Without proper care, books will deteriorate and ruin if not stored in the right conditions. If you have a valuable collection or just want to ensure your old favorites don’t get damaged, there are certain steps you should take to keep your collection safe and intact for years to come. Here are a few tips and tricks for how to properly store your books in a storage unit.
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  • elders
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 21, 2020
     
     
    • Downsizing
    • affordable moving
    • Portable Storage

    Moving Elderly Parents Out of Their Home

    For many people the time will come when they are faced with the difficult task of moving their aging parents out of their home and into a retirement community. This can be both a physically and psychologically exhausting process for everyone involved. Elderly parents might not exactly welcome this change in their lives. They might be sad about leaving a home filled with memories and they might feel as if they have lost a sense of independence. If you have found yourself in this situation, the good news is that there are some great ways to get elderly parents excited about this new chapter in their lives while successfully transitioning them to a new home. The following tips can help guide you through each stage of this moving process
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  • apartments.com
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 16, 2020
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • Downsizing
    • affordable moving

    Moving from a House to an Apartment

    As you prepare to make the move from a house to an apartment, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the changes. You are probably wondering how you will adjust to life with less space, but you should keep in mind that there are plenty of perks that come with apartment life. Sure you don’t have your own yard, but you also don’t have the responsibilities that come with yard maintenance. And while you might have less space, you also don’t have the expense of dealing with repairs when things break. Many apartments also come with some great amenities such as a pool and workout facility. So, whether you are downsizing, looking to save money, or you are living in an apartment temporarily, there are definitely some things to consider to make the adjustment smoother. Consider the following tips for a successful transition from a house to an apartment.
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  • ORGANIZED KITCHEN 7-15-2020
    Dusty Rhodes
      Jul 15, 2020
     
     
    • Organization
    • Home Storage
    • Downsizing

    4 Steps to Reorganize Your Kitchen

    If you have found yourself searching endlessly for that Tupperware® lid, sifting through countless spice jars, and shoving pots and pans back into the cabinets, then it might be time to reorganize your kitchen. The kitchen is one of the most important spaces in your home but also tends to get cluttered easily. This can lead to frustration when you are trying to prepare meals for the family. The good news is that you don’t need an enormous amount of space to have a functional kitchen. With proper organization, you can maximize space in your kitchen and find enjoyment in cooking and meal planning. Here are a few easy tips to help you get started. ​
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  • signs of the times
    Dusty Rhodes
      Feb 05, 2020
     
     
    • Downsizing
    • Portable Storage
    • Real Estate
    • Packing Tips
    • Moving
    • affordable moving

    6 Common Reasons Families Choose to Move

    If you are contemplating whether or not to move, you’re not alone. On any given day, thousands of people are moving to a new home or even a new city. Though it’s a costly, time consuming, and stressful process, there are a variety of reasons why families choose to move. From jobs and finances to additional space and great schools, there are countless reasons why people choose to move. Not sure if moving is right for you? Here are a few of the most common reasons why families decide it’s time for a new home. ​
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  • fall into good habits and stay organized
    Dusty Rhodes
      Sep 04, 2019
     
     
    • Home Storage
    • Organization
    • Corporate Storage
    • Downsizing
    • Contractor Storage

    8 Clever Ways to Use a Portable Storage Container During Fall Months

    Portable storage containers are highly versatile and can be useful for a variety of storage needs. They offer a unique storage solution that is convenient and affordable. As autumn approaches, the time is just right to begin storing seasonal items, preparing to head back to school, and getting your home in tip top shape for the holidays. A portable storage unit might be just what you need this fall... and here’s why!
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  • organzing tips
    Dusty Rhodes
      Aug 21, 2019
     
     
    • Packing Tips
    • Organization
    • Cleaning
    • Downsizing
    • Moving
    • affordable moving

    A Guide for Decluttering Your House Before a Move

    You have decided to move and you may have even found the perfect house so you are feeling excited and enthusiastic. Then, reality sets in that you have to actually pack up everything in your house and move it all to another place. The idea of packing up your entire home can seem daunting and completely overwhelming. This can have you second guessing your decision to move before you ever even lift a finger. Don’t let your excitement get drowned out by the task of packing. Instead, lighten the load by decluttering your house before your move. Getting rid of all of the junk and unnecessary items before you move will make the process quicker and easier. Here is a helpful guide for decluttering every space in your home so you can be prepared for moving day!
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  • yard sale
    Dusty Rhodes
      Jul 31, 2019
     
     
    • Downsizing
    • Renovating
    • Storage
    • Cleaning
    • affordable moving
    • Moving

    7 Surprising Uses for a Portable Storage Unit During a House Sale

    Preparing your home for a move is a big job and portable storage units can give you an advantage when it comes to getting your house on the market. It gives you a way to store your belongings without having to haul them to a storage facility. Whether you are looking to declutter your home, give it a good clean, or do a little remodeling before you put your home on the market, a portable storage unit can provide a number of convenient solutions.
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  • moving truck
    Dusty Rhodes
      Jul 26, 2019
     
     
    • affordable moving
    • Corporate Storage
    • Downsizing
    • Home Storage
    • Long Distance Move
    • Moving
    • Organization
    • Personal Storage
    • Portable Storage
    • SMARTBOX Moving Tips

    7 Advantages of Using a Storage Container to Move Instead of a Truck

    If you are planning a move there are undoubtedly loads of decisions to make. One of those decisions will be how to move your belongings from one home to another. Do you hire professional movers? Do you enlist the help of family and friends and rent a moving truck or do you go with a portable storage company? While there are a wide range of options when it comes to moving, nothing is as advantageous as moving with a portable storage company.
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  • girl holding books
    Dusty Rhodes
      Jul 12, 2019
     
     
    • Storage Tips
    • School
    • Portable Storage
    • Personal Storage
    • Downsizing
    • Packing Tips
    • Organization
    • Moving
    • Long Distance Move
    • Cleaning
    • affordable moving

    8 Easy Ways to Simplify Moving to College

    All summer long parents and students alike are thinking about that big milestone ahead: college move-in day. While it’s easy to let the summer get away from you and leave packing until the last minute, it is advisable not to wait. Moving to college is a big task and one that requires some planning. Consider these helpful tips to simplify your child’s move to college.
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