Steps to a Cleaner Home

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  • After the hustle and bustle of the holidays you are bound to be left with some cleaning up to do. There is no better time to sort, organize, and clean your home to start the New Year off right. Logan Self Storage wants to help you in the cleaning process. Listed below are some easy steps to take when tackling the clutter in your home.
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  • Make a List
  • The best way to tackle any job is to plan it out ahead of time and make a list. Walk through your house and see what areas need the most help. Making a list will help you to organize and remember everything that needs to be done in your home. Don’t get discouraged at the length of your list. It will be satisfying to cross off each item as you go. 
  • Cleaning One Area at a Time
  • If you think you can clean the whole house in one day, you are bound to get discouraged and not accomplish your task. It is best to tackle one or two areas of the house in a day. This way you can spend the time needed in each area and not wear yourself out in the process. Limit the time you spend on each task. If you notice a project is taking up your whole day you are bound to get frustrated and give up on the cleaning process all together. 15 to 30 minute increments is more than sufficient.
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  • Rethink Your Storage 
  • If you notice your lack of storage solutions throughout your home, now is the time to get creative and come up with a storage solution that works for you. Look at areas in your home that aren’t often used and are a waste of space. Such areas include under the bed and behind doors. Installing shelving will give you even more space as you move your clutter from the closet to the unused walls. Many storage solutions will allow you to get creative. Use what you can to create storage bins that go along with your décor.
  •  If you can’t seem to find the space in your home, but don’t want to part with various items, a storage unit at Logan Self Storage is the perfect solution. We provide a variety of units to suit all of your storage needs. That way you pay for what you need. For more information regarding Logan Self Storage Units please stop by or call us today. 

Organizing a Dorm Room

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  • As the holidays come to an end another school semester begins. For those who are going off to college and living in a dorm room, it can be daunting. Having a clean and organized dorm room can provide you with the space you need to accomplish all of your school projects while having a calming atmosphere. Below are some tips you can take in order to have the dorm room of your dreams. 
  • Coordinate with your Roomie
  • Dorm rooms come with a roommate. These close living quarters can make it hard to stay organized and have a successful cleaning system. Take the time before the semester to talk to your roommate about cleaning and organizational habits you wish to keep throughout the semester. If you go into it on the same page then you are less likely to have those small arguments about the condition of your living space. 
  • Floorplans
  • Most dorms come with standard furniture in each home. These pieces of furniture can easily be moved to accommodate you and your roommates needs. It always helps to draw out various floorplans before attempting to move the furniture. Try and pick one that will maximize your living space will giving you enough room to move around all of your belongings. 
  • Think Vertical
  • We often times forget that you don’t just have the floor or closet to store your items. By purchasing shelves or stackable storage bins you can increase the amount of storage without taking up too much floor space. If a loft bed is available make sure you take full advantage of the space underneath your bed. 
  • Use a Storage Unit
  • As the semester goes on you will find yourself accumulating more items and unfortunately running out of space in your dorm room. Instead of tossing what you need or sending it home, look into renting a storage unit at Logan Self Storage. Our storage units come in a variety of sizes with prices that can fit your budget. 
  • Stay Organized
  • The hardest part is staying organized. College students get overwhelmed with school work and social life that they don’t have time to spend cleaning their dorm room. By getting in the habit of staying organized and putting items back where they are supposed to go, you will have more time to spend on college life rather than sorting through a messy room. 
  • We at Logan Self Storage want to help our customers be happy and organized, no matter where they live. We can provide you with the service and storage units you need to accomplish all of your organizational goals. Call us today for more information. 

Prepare your Home for Holiday Guests

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    • The holidays are fast approaching and are always the perfect time for a family get together. Making sure to prepare you home for the potential guests that will be staying over that holidays can be stressful. Often times it is hard to squeeze in an additional family member or two. Below are some steps to help you better prepare your home for holiday guests. 
    • Organize your kitchen 
    • The holidays aren’t complete without having large amounts of food and treats to eat. Taking the time to find proper storage for the necessary food items can help you when your guests arrive. By going through your fridge and cupboards you may be surprised to find some items that have long passed their expiration date. Removing bulky items from the fridge in your home and storing them in a freezer or fridge in the garage will also help. If you have an abundant supply of canned goods consider placing them in storage. At Logan Self Storage we have a variety of storage units that will perfectly meet your storage expectations. 
    • Furniture 
    • Having too much or too little furniture can be a problem when housing holiday guests. Get more use out of the space you have available in your home by removing unnecessary furniture such as coffee tables and decorations. You can easily store these items either in your garage or in a storage unit at Logan Self Storage. Take advantage of the furniture you do have by transforming them into workable beds and chairs. Couches can double as beds and stools or ottomans can double as chairs at the dinner table. Don’t be afraid to get creative. 
    • Open up the Entry Way
    • Your entry way is bound to get a little hectic during the holidays. Shoes and coats of your guests will need to find a place to stay as well. The cold and wet weather that often accompanies your guests as they enter your home will also need to be dealt with. By purchasing a durable floor mat or a pebble boot tray you can help get rid of a potential slushy disaster in your entryway. Purchasing additional coat hooks would also be a good idea for your guests. This ensures them a space to store their winter accessories during their visit. 
    • The holidays are a joyous time to spend with all of your loved ones. Make it that much more enjoyable by taking the time to prepare your home for your holidays guests. When going through your home be assured that you can always store your extra belongings in a storage unit at Logan Self Storage. Please contact us today to see how we can meet your storage needs and expectations

Top Donations to give this Holiday Season

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  • The holidays are not only a time for family, but a time for giving as well. Many charitable organizations will gladly accept a variety of donations this holiday season, most of which will help the families in need have a wonderful holiday season as well. So as you are preparing your home for the holidays take the time to go through your belongings and storage to see what you can part with for those who are in need. 
  • Old Electronics 
  • This includes computers, cell phones, and game devices. These are often hard on the environment when thrown away and can always be refurbished and fixed so they are almost like new. Donating these items can go a long way. Old computers can give families a chance to enhance their computer skills and job training which is a necessary requirement for jobs today. You will also be part of fulfilling a child’s dream of owning their very own gaming system. Most electronics are too expensive for many families to afford, by donating those electronics that are collecting dust you can help someone who truly needs it. 
  • Kitchenware
  • By going through and organizing your kitchen you will find you don’t use some of your kitchenware. You can choose to store your valuables in a storage unit at Logan Self Storage or donate the extra kitchenware to a local Goodwill or Deseret Industries. Many families just starting out or in need could always use a few pots and pans. 
  • Bikes 
  • Let us be honest, we either don’t ride our bikes as often as we should, or our child has simply out grown their bike. Bikes are usually very durable and long lasting items that can be donated. Bikes are known as a hot ticket item at donation centers and often sell very fast. Not only could you provide a child with a new bike this holiday season, you could also be providing a form of transportation for someone who really needs it. 
  • Textiles
  • This includes a large variety of clothes such as suits, dresses, t-shirts, and even pajamas. Make some room in your closet this year and donate what you don’t wear anymore. Donations of clothes are largely accepted at donation centers. This gives families a chance to purchase the clothing they need for a very good price. 
  • When organizing your home to make it work for you, take the time to sort what you want to store or donate. If you choose to keep your valuables Logan Self Storage can help keep the items you love in pristine condition with a variety of storage units to fit your needs. When you donate your items you provide items for those in need, and job experience for those working at donations centers.