The Storage Blog

Smart Tips for Packing for a Backpacking Trip

packing tips for backpacking trip

Shirts and blouses, underwear and socks, pants and shorts, sweaters, scarves, shoes, toiletries and personal items, travel documents, electronics, and more all need to fit in a pack that you carry on your back. It sounds like a lot already without itemizing everything you will want to take. How on earth do you pack everything you need so that it fits in your backpack? What are the necessities and what should you leave in storage? Packing smart for a European adventure takes planning, a bit of confidence, and a bit of creativity.

Tiny Closet Storage Hacks

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Hard decisions will need to be made like what to do with that sweater you haven't worn in three years, but fashionistas will be delighted with these space maximizing hacks for clothing collections and accessories. After all you have to make room for next season’s must haves!

8 Marvelous Ways to Repurpose Pallets

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

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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.

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