… you might need a place to store your instruments. Musical instruments and equipment represent a sizable investment of money, talent, time, and love. Whether you have weekly gigs with your old college buddies, or you just like to pull out your guitar when you are feeling blue, you know that taking good care of your mandolin, or marimba, or mixing board is important.
But if the gigs are starting to be few and far between, and your wife has had enough fun hanging the laundry on your drum set, it might be time to find a different place to store them. Using a self-storage unit for musical instruments and equipment is a great idea, especially if you choose an air-conditioned unit. Air conditioning will maintain an even temperature, reduce humidity, and help to reduce dust, aiding in the preservation of your equipment for the long haul. Continue reading →
September always puts me in the mood to organize. I guess part of it is the old association with the beginning of the school year – a new backpack; clean, crisp notebooks full of potential; unbroken crayons in all the good colors. But unlike spring cleaning, which is all about squeaky clean surfaces, autumnal organizing brings out my creative side. It makes me want to decoupage that old wooden crate before I stow away my vinyl collection in it. It makes me want to put stickers on the old baby wipes container to make a new home for my kid’s marker collection. You get the idea.
So, if like me, September makes you want to sharpen a few pencils and get crackin’ on some “homework”, you might want to take a look at this article on Bob Vila’s website about creative storage solutions that feature clever, re-purposed items, like old books, dish drainers, cake pans, worn out luggage – and even last year’s cast off lunch box! These fun ideas will help you get organized and get your creative juices flowing. Who needs finger painting?
When you get done organizing, if you have a few things you need to transfer to your storage unit, don’t forget that Dollar Self Storage has boxes and packing supplies, including specialized items, such as dish packs and wardrobes, which will make that job easier. When they are all packed up, you can put some stickers on them!