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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The end of the school year is near, which can only mean a few things: cramming for finals, celebrating the end of the year, and–if you're graduating–starting a new chapter in your young life. But there's one last thing you have to do first: move out of your old room! Let's face it—as a college student, you're probably too busy procrastinating on your studies to worry about packing up and moving out. With a little help, you can get your things organized fast so you can say goodbye to your dorm room in a flash. For everything that you aren't packing up for home, you can always store ‘em at CubeSmart and save 15% off your cube for the summer. Check out these 11 clever tips and tricks to help you move out efficiently and effortlessly.
It's sometimes hard to believe that our home, the Earth, only gets one day per year to be celebrated! At CubeSmart, we often like to celebrate and share ways to go green or give back to the environment. OurPlant a Tree program – which has planted 40,000 trees and counting! – is one of the ways we like to make a contribution. We also like to use our blog to inspire smart ways to reduce the amount of waste and garbage, such as upcycling plastic bottles or discovering new uses for broken objects.