Storage Tips + Uses

8 Tips for Saving Money on Your Move

By Allie Johnson   July 21, 2014

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Trying to stick to a tight budget for your move? You might be wondering how you’re going to transport all your stuff—from your apple corer to your zero-gravity chair—without breaking the bank.

The good news is that moving companies know all the secrets for keeping costs down. Here are eight tips from pro movers for saving money on your move. → Keep Reading

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Yuuup! Dave Hester Returning to ‘Storage Wars’

By Alexander Harris   July 17, 2014

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Storage-auction “mogul” Dave Hester will return to the A&E reality series “Storage Wars” when the next season debuts in August. → Keep Reading

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6 Ways to Help Your Aging Parent Move to a New Place

By Rachel Hartman   July 16, 2014

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If you have a parent who’s lived happily in a spacious home for years, there’ll probably come a time when a change in living arrangements is in order. You might notice your parent has a hard time keeping up with household maintenance. A small fall—even if it doesn’t result in an injury—could be a sign that a new living situation would improve safety.

Moving an aging parent requires more than just packing up boxes, though.

“There are both physical and emotional aspects of transitioning to a new home as we age that must be addressed carefully,” said long-term care specialist Nancy Butler, author of “Above All Else: Success in Life and Business.” → Keep Reading

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Is the Price Right? Greg Strahm Helps Determine Whether You’ve Got Trash or Treasure

By Jay MacDonald   July 14, 2014

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What prompted veteran ballet dancer and choreographer Greg Strahm to make the leap from head of marketing and communications at New York’s famed Joffrey Ballet into an unlikely second career appraising other people’s stuff?

Chalk it up to his eye for detail, his artist’s sensibility and his partner, Tim Luke, the master appraiser and auctioneer often featured on PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” and HGTV’s “Cash in the Attic.”

Together, “the Fric and Frac of Knick and Knack” operate Treasure Quest Appraisal Group of Hobe Sound, FL, with one goal: to help everyday people empty out storage units and liquidate the estates of their departed loved ones—without being taken to the cleaners. → Keep Reading

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5 Old Things You Can Repurpose for Your Home

By Lauren Haber   July 9, 2014

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Summer is in the air, and it’s time for a fresh new look. No need to spend a pretty penny when you have all you need right in your house. Look around at all your “junk” and envision the possibilities. Here are a few ways to repurpose old items to decorate your home. → Keep Reading

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3 Essentials for Outfitting Your Bachelor Pad

By Kerrie Kelly   July 8, 2014

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Good news for bachelors: When it comes to your bachelor pad, simplicity is in.

A simple bachelor pad is a clean and organized space—and that’s the impression you want to give to any guests who may be over for the evening (or the weekend), right? Take a little time to plan, and you’ll have a great looking space that’s functional, too. It’s all about furniture, color and lighting—the biggest bangs for your buck. → Keep Reading

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What Happens to a Storage Unit When the Renter Dies?

By John Egan   July 7, 2014

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When the renter of a storage unit dies, the aftermath can be almost as messy as a Tom Cruise divorce. What happens to the contents of that storage unit depends on an array of factors.

Typically, the contents of a dead tenant’s storage unit become part of the tenant’s estate, and a judge decides what happens to them. → Keep Reading

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Damage Control: Protecting Your Belongings in Hurricane-Prone Areas

By Paul Sisolak   July 2, 2014

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Every year, the Atlantic hurricane season in the U.S. runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. And during every hurricane season, people who live in hurricane-prone places like Florida and Louisiana worry about how to keep their belongings safe. By taking the following precautions, you can help ensure your possessions are protected if you live in a hurricane zone. → Keep Reading

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Where Are the Best Hometown Fourth of July Celebrations?

By Josh Waldrum   

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You’ve heard of–and perhaps you’ve even seen–some of the flashiest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S., in places like New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. But some smaller places in the U.S. put on some big shows of their own. In this slideshow, we introduce you to seven of the best hometown Fourth of July celebrations in the country. → Keep Reading

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‘Storage Wars’ Star Dan Dotson Released From Hospital

By John Egan   July 1, 2014

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Given a 4 percent to 20 percent chance to live after a double brain aneurysm, “Storage Wars” star Dan Dotson was released June 29 from a hospital in Palm Springs, CA. → Keep Reading

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