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We’ve covered various aspects of minimalism in previous posts.   From downsizing to getting rid of excess clutter in your home without losing your mind. Maybe both of those ideas seem slightly extreme for you and you’d like to test out the waters of minimalism without making any permanent commitment, or maybe you aren’t interested in the minimalist lifestyle at all, but would love to challenge yourself financially. 

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What Size Storage Unit Do I Need

Large Storage UnitOnce you’ve made the decision to get a storage unit, the next big decision is deciding the size of the unit to meet your needs.  Here at Dollar Self Storage, we have many different amenities including storage units that range in size from 25-1000 square feet.  The goal in getting a unit is to make sure everything fits comfortably with enough room for you to access anything you may need in the unit. Continue reading

Valentine’s Date Ideas

Valentine in Storage BoxHas your wallet just recovered from Christmas and now you’re sweating Valentine’s Day?!  Well have no fear!  You don’t have to go the traditional route with roses, chocolates and dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant that will charge you twice the amount that they normally would with their Valentine’s fixed priced menu.

Part-Time Money put together a list of 33 inexpensive and non-cheesy Valentine’s ideas that are sure to please your significant other.  Here are just a few of our favorites:

  1. Acts of Service

Who doesn’t love a little extra help around the house?  Surprise your loved one by doing a few of their chores for them: dishes, laundry, cleaning up, sweeping the floor or grocery shopping.  It’s a sweet gesture that will be greatly appreciated (and unexpected)!

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Toast to Christmas

Holiday Storage DrinksDecember is here and that means holiday parties, holiday cheer and well, holiday drinks!  Whether you are hosting a party or attending one, here are a few holiday inspired beverages that are sure to please the crowd.  Just remember, nothing can ruin a party like having one too many drinks—so be responsible.

Here are a few favorite adult and kid friendly delicious drinks that will taste like Christmas in a glass.

White Christmas Martini (per inspiredbycharm.com/white-christmas-martini):

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounce white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce white creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce half-and-half
  • Honey and coarse sanding sugar for rim garnish

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Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks

leftovers storageIt’s Friday and you thoroughly enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner the night before. You wake up, open the fridge and what do you see? Leftovers. Turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, gravy, rolls, pumpkin pie…the list goes on. You may be okay eating another Thanksgiving meal or two, or you might find yourself craving something different but feeling guilty for not consuming all the leftovers you have in the fridge.  That’s where some creativity and an adventurous spirit come in.

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Trick or Treat in the Rear View Mirror

trick or treat storageWell, Halloween is officially behind us now. If you’re like millions of other Americans, you probably have way more candy in your house than you’d like. Maybe you don’t want your kids to consume that much sugar or maybe you lack self-control and those fun size chocolate pieces and rainbow colored sugar candies are a constant source of temptation.  Whatever your situation may be, we have a solution for you!  Store it!  Rent a small storage unit at one of our convenient locations convenient locations and store that sugar in a small, air-conditioned unit. Continue reading

Preparing Your Home For Company

preparing your home for companyAs we near the end of September our thoughts jump to sweaters, everything pumpkin, and holidays!  For most of us those thoughts are welcomed and exciting. For others of us, the thought of holidays and company mean stress. We stress over making our homes company ready and we may even stress about having people in our home that we have to entertain and prepare for.

If you find yourself getting a little anxious about having to prepare for company, we have a few tips Continue reading

Preserving & Storing Photographs

storage of photosPhotographs are invaluable to people.  They hold memories of childhood, family members that may no longer be here and some of the most important moments in our lives.  You may be fortunate enough to have boxes of family photos or albums that have been passed down from generation to generation.  Some of these photos may be displayed in your home, but chances are you may need a place to store most of them.  Whether you store them in your home or in a storage unit, here are a few tips to ensure that they are protected from potential harms:

According to Reader’s Digest there are 7 ways to store photos that will preserve them and the memories they hold.  Here are a few do’s and don’ts:

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Military Deployment and Storage Space

military storageYou’ve just received deployment papers and, depending on your military unit you may have anywhere from several months to a few short weeks to prepare. There are plenty of things to worry or stress about during this time, but don’t let moving be one of them. Rather than trying to haul your car, furniture and personal items to another location, consider renting storage space. Regardless of how long you are deployed, having your items stored is a hassle-reducing solution. You can rest easy knowing that your possessions are safe and that if you end up being gone longer than you originally thought, Dollar Self Storage offers month-to-month rentals.

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Summer Fun

summer-fun-and-storageSchools are either out or letting out very soon and the Summer Solstice is upon us. That means the little people in most homes are super excited!

For the parents of these kids, the excitement may be mixed with a little apprehension. Parents are excited to have a few months off of rushing around in the morning and having to get kids up, fed, lunches made, and out the door before 8 am. But slower mornings also mean that you’ll have your kids home all day long.  It’s only a matter of time before they get “bored” and you’re left scrambling for ideas of things to do.

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