It is time to roll up the sleeves and get to some serious spring cleaning, but the call of the outdoors and sunshine is too strong to ignore. We've hacked the most time consuming cleaning tasks to make cleaning a breeze and get you enjoying the outside breeze sooner.
For the third year in a row, the Stevie Awards® for Sales and Customer Service have honored CubeSmart with the top award for Customer Service Department of the Year, and, thanks to our amazing Customers, CubeSmart was also voted the 2015 People's Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite Customer Service in our category.
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.
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.
Keeping the 500 foot red carpet in shape for roll out at the Dolby Theater for the Academy Awards is no small task. Properly storing the carpet plays a big role in keeping it awards show ready. If you've made an investment in purchasing a rug and need to put it in storage, these "red carpet" tips will help keep your rug looking great after long-term storage.
Music plays a big role in people’s lives and can play a big role in creating memories from following Jimmy Buffett on tour with the other parrotheads to meeting the legendary Tom Petty to picking up your first guitar or tickling the ivories on stage. Whether a creator or appreciator of music, many people collect sentimental and valuable items in their life's journey. Storing these items properly can help preserve them for enjoyment, and perhaps a worthwhile investment to be cashed in on, in the future.
Valentine's Day has some people bursting at the seams with expressions of love, friendship, and kindness and ready to celebrate the season of love in any way possible. No matter how the day looks in your home – from an intimate romantic dinner to a jovial gathering of friends – dressing up your love nest with all things sweet and lovely is a must. These "Cupid-approved" DIY Valentine's Day decorations will help set the mood for a fun, heartfelt day without putting the squeeze on your wallet.
Moving in winter is not such a crazy idea if you are living in sunny southern California or Florida or somewhere in between, but for a large part of the United States most people would do anything to avoid moving in the winter. Frigid temperatures, snow, and ice do not make for the best moving conditions and put you on the receiving end of everyone's sympathies. However, there are perks to be enjoyed when making your move this time of year. There are also some things to think about that you would not have to consider if you were moving in warmer weather.
More than likely you are not being courted by the producers of Hoarders to be their next featured story, but most people could use a bit more organization in their lives. January is Get Organized month and the New Year is the perfect time to stop procrastinating and start organizing your home. With a place for everything and everything in its place, less time is spent looking for things, more gets done at work, and it is more relaxing to be in a clean, organized environment. The best way to accomplish what may be a daunting task for some is to start with small resolutions, aka baby steps.
It was great getting into the holiday spirit and pulling ALL of your decorations out of storage to celebrate the season. The only problem with decorating for the holidays is cleaning up and organizing it as you suffer through the realization that the season has come to an end. It goes by so fast that sometimes it feels like you spent more time prepping for the holidays than you really celebrated them. All the colorful joy that your decorations brought you over the past weeks must be put away and stored for next year's festivities. Any effort put into organizing and storing your decorations with care now will only help to avoid stress of dealing tangled and broken lights, squished Christmas trees and wreaths, and broken ornaments.