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Cantastic Storage in Your Home

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Can't think of fresh, innovative ideas to update your home? YES, you can! Decorating this spring and summer is as easy as looking into a kitchen cabinet or the garage. By using paint cans, soup cans, or even the tabs from old soda cans, you can add extra storage spaces, organize desks, or even add a decorative flair to your lawn. With these amazing and cantastic ideas, you'll be left thinking — yes you can!

Would You Rather: Moving Edition

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Now that the T's have been crossed and the I's have been dotted, the search for the place you'll be spending the next year – or the next 20 – is finally over. There's only one not-so-small hurdle left on your list – the big move. Packing and unpacking aside, moving can be a major hassle. Between dealing with movers, cable and internet installers, and finding the perfect place to store everything, part of you may wish you didn't have to leave your old place at all. However challenging your move is, it likely can't be as bad as these three wacky situations.

Beating the Heat When Your A/C Unit is in Storage

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It's getting hotter outside, but if you're trying to save on your utility bill or be a little greener, you may be waiting to take your A/C unit out of storage. To help you beat the heat until it's reinstalled – we're sharing some genius tips and tricks to keep you cool sans A/C. When you get around to taking it out of storage, we've got some tips on maintaining your unit so it performs better and lasts longer too.

Lawn Ornaments That Should Stay in Storage

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Flowers blossoming, children playing, and families getting together for barbecues are just a few of the wonderful things happening in yards this time of year. But you might have noticed something else happening in yards too. Something that's a little cringe-worthy or maybe even a little creepy: crazy lawn ornaments are coming out of hiding.

Packing the Perfect Beach Bag

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Beach days are finally here! While spending a day at the beach can become a wonderful memory, it requires proper planning and preparation. Forget your sunglasses and you'll be squinting all day. Forget your sunscreen and you could be in a lot of pain for a few days afterwards. If it's a family trip, you'd better not forget towels, water and sun protection for everyone. It's a lot to remember! Save yourself from getting burned – literally – with some smart packing tips that will help you prepare and get beach gear organized before you head to the shore.

7 More DIY Projects for Wine Bottles

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Planning to celebrate a special event this spring with a bottle of wine or do you have a case-full empty wine bottles from your National Moscato Day celebration last week? Whatever the reason, you'll find yourself with an empty bottle or two when your celebration has ended. Instead of tossing the empty bottle in the recycling bin, upcycle it to create one of these ingenious DIY projects to beautify your home indoors and out like these ideas from our previous post, 8 Innovative Ideas for Upcycling Wine Bottles. Let us know which idea is your favorite in the comments section below.

The Ultimate Grill Storage Guide

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Fire up your grills – it's time to take your grills out of storage and start cooking! Since next weekend is the unofficial kick-off of summer, we at CubeSmart wanted to make sure you – and your grills – are ready for a summer full of flavor, food, and cook outs. To help you get ready, we've developed this smart guide to maintaining and storing your grill.

Lawn Mower Storage: Storing the Machine that Keeps Your Lawn Mean and Green

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No matter the size of your property, having the greenest, meanest lawn on your block requires mastery of the art of lawn mowing as well as a machine that's in top-performing shape. Taking your mower out of your CubeSmart cube is the easy part. Mowing your lawn the right way and properly maintaining the machine throughout the season takes time and effort. To help you deal with your lawn and lawn mower the smart way, we're sharing some guidance early in the season. We hope with these expert tips and how-tos, you'll get the most value out of your lawn mower as well as a yard that makes your neighbors green with envy.

May the Fork Be With You

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April showers can bring May flowers, but you may also find yourself with an overabundance of forks, knives, and spoons if you're planning to celebrate your nuptials soon. With all the wedding gifts you and your new spouse will receive, you may be tempted to toss your old silverware in favor of the one listed on your registry. But with a little help from your DIY skills, you can craft them into something new. For inspiration, we've compiled nine ideas to get you started. As always, if you are too busy finalizing the last-minute details for your wedding or are enjoying your honeymoon, you can always store your project-to-be at your local CubeSmart center. May the Forks (knives, and spoons) be with you!

How to Build a Potting Bench to Organize a Small Space

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The smells and signs of spring can be torture when you are an avid gardener living in a small space with a limited outdoor area. There's no place where you can cultivate your natural desire to get your hands dirty. We hear a lot about how to upcycle containers for gardening and how to grow an herb garden in a wooden pallet, but we hardly see any information about how to create a new space for building these magical gardens, let alone how to store all the things you need to maintain them. It is time to reclaim your right to a green thumb.

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