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8 Marvelous Ways to Upcycle Pallets for Storage


Upcycle Pallet Kitchen Storage

With a little sweat equity and a bit of creativity, shipping pallets can be repurposed into just about anything – and usually they are free. Because of this, pallets are among diyers' favorite materials with which to work. The popularity has provided some great ideas to not only do yourself, but also to draw inspiration from for your own creation. They are marvelous for creating solutions for kitchen storage, bathroom storage, garage storage, garden storage, and closet storage and organization. Read on for 8 great storage ideas.

Moving Tips for Pet Lovers


Dog sitting on boxes_moving with pets

Moving can be just as stressful for pets as it is for people. Unlike their humans, pets do not have the understanding of what the move is for or why. Your furry friend wants to know that he will be moving with his family. The best way to alleviate stress and help soothe your pet during the moving process is to plan ahead. These tips will help ensure the move will be as smooth as possible for your pet.

Storing Winter Gear for Spring Hibernation


Winter clothes storage

Closet space and drawer space seem to expand in the spring as warmer weather means far less layers than you have been wearing, especially if you live in a part of the country that actually experiences the full wrath of winter. It's time to change out snow removal tools for gardening tools and snow boards for body boards. Before you do, though, be sure to store your winter gear so it will be in tip-top shape when you need it again.

Uncle Sam Might Give You a Break on Moving Expenses


Tax deductible moving expenses

While there is excitement at the idea of starting fresh in a new place, the fact of the matter is that the process of moving is just a pain. Moving is expensive whether you hire professionals or do it yourself for a cross country move or the next city over. Uncle Sam just might cut you a break if you have started a new job in conjunction with your move. According to the Internal Revenue Service, moving expenses only qualify as a deduction if the move relates to a new job or business.

It’s All About That Space: Maximize Storage Unit Space


Store Manager_Pack a Storage Unit

Any number of life events can put you in the position of needing a storage unit. Whether the merging of two households, home renovation or downsizing, a limbo period between a lease being up and closing on a house, a divorce, or military deployment, using a self-storage unit can be a convenient solution and hugely beneficial. Knowing a few tricks about how to best pack a storage unit and maximize space could result saved time and money.

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