Creating A Happier Storage Environment

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Creating A Happier Storage Environment

Since I became an adult, I have had a really difficult time parting with belongings. I just love remembering things that are tied to a memory, even if the memory isn't always a happy one. Unfortunately, this has also made it difficult for me to store everything I love into one solitary space, which is why I started learning as much as I could about the process. It has been really fascinating for me to focus completely on storage, and before I knew it, things were really starting to come together. I wanted to make a blog about storage to help other people, so here you go.


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Four Unusual Moving Tools To Consider

When preparing for a move, you'll likely need the help of some tools to get the packing and sorting completed. With the help of a few unusual moving tools, you can make this process a bit easier. Here are some tools to consider for your move:

Slab Cradle Dollies

If you've ever tried to carry a stack of flat boxes or shelves, you know how difficult it can be to keep a steady grip on these items. Slab cradle dollies take the difficulty out of moving large, flat items. They typically feature two heavy-duty wheels and an adjustable set of plates that clamp onto your items. You can use this type of dolly to get moving boxes from your car to your home, and you can also use it to move pieces of disassembled furniture to a designated staging area for moving day.

Plastic Hardware Storage Tubes

As you prepare your furniture and electronics for moving, you'll likely have small pieces of hardware that need to be secured. Plastic hardware storage tubs offer the perfect solution for these smaller items. They feature simple tops that need only a squeeze to open, and the clear sides make it easy to see what's stored inside. Label each tube, and place them all in a box marked as "hardware", so you have all your small pieces packed together in one convenient place.

Vacuum Sealers

If you use a vacuum sealer in your kitchen for food storage or sous vide cooking, you already have a helpful moving tool ready for use. Use the sealer to safely pack away soaps, powdered makeup, and other items that might otherwise spill in boxes. The sealer can also be used to seal bags of sugar or flour, so you can easily pack them for moving. For packing away clothes, consider investing in large vacuum sealer bags that can be used with your household vacuum cleaner. This offers a space-saving option for packing clothes and linens.

Shower Caddies

Shower caddies can be used for a wide range of purposes on moving day. They can be used to organize cleaning supplies you might need at your new home, condiments you want to move to your new kitchen, or for small odds and ends, you find behind furniture as the movers are hauling items to the moving truck. You can purchase cheap plastic shower caddies at your local dollar store or discount store for moving day, and they can be placed in the closets of your new home for additional small item organization.

Take a trip to your local hardware or dollar store for inspiration as you plan for moving day. You may just find even more unusual tools you can use to make moving and packing a bit easier. Contact a company like Santa Fe Storage & Moving for more information and assistance.