Helping your Child Stay Organized

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  • When you have a house full of children you have to have an organizational system in place so you don’t find yourself in a mess. The best way to help your child in keeping your home clean is by using some of the organizational tips below and giving them a fresh start and storing the items they don’t need in a self-storage unit at Logan Self Storage.
  • Bookshelves
  • The best way to keep all the clutter off the floor is by installing on-the-wall bookshelves. This will maximize your floor space for larger toys and accessories. On-the-wall bookshelves can also be installed in areas that are not often used such as behind the door. These shelves can be easily installed and tailored to fit your current home décor.
  • Craft Station
  • Instead of shoving crayons, markers, and paper in any available drawer, have them organized together in a functional craft station. This craft station can grow with your child and easily become a homework station. This is an area where you can get creative with your storage and use what you already have around the house. By using colorful bins, buckets, and muffin tins you can easily store all the odds and ends that come with doing arts and crafts. Make them fun for the children to use by adding their favorite characters to the design.
  • Label
  • The key to keeping your child organized is to have them participate in the organization process. By labeling all the bins and areas of storage with what is supposed to be placed in them can help your child in the cleanup process. Whether you label them with letters, pictures, or words is up to you. This will ensure everything gets put back in its place at the end of each day.
  • Hide-away Storage
  • With hide-away storage you can store a variety of items out of site and in places that aren’t often used. Small storage bins can be purchased to specifically fit under the bed. When purchasing these storage bins make sure they are easy to use for your children. Rolling storage bins helps them to grab what they need and put it back when they are done.
  • For the items your child just doesn’t seem to use or that are taking up too much space you can easily rent a self-storage unit from Logan Self Storage. We give you a variety of sized units to choose from so you can get exactly what you need. Call or stop by today to learn more about our facility and what we can offer you. 

Book Storage Solutions

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  • As an avid reader and book collector you will need to know how to store and organize books in your home. Books can easily become a cluttered mess if you don’t have a plan of organization or a rented storage unit at Logan Self Storage. Below we have provided you with some book storage solutions for you to try in your home.
  • Make Books part of the Décor
  • Incorporating your books onto your extra shelving or on your coffee table will add that extra personal touch your home needs. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your placement. Using books to display other decorations such as candles or trinkets upon a shelf can help on storage space and still give you a unique design.
  • Currently Reading
  • Keep the books you are currently reading close at hand. While some may prefer to lounge in their favorite chair or lie in bed with a good book, storing it close by is a must. Get creative with your bedroom book storage options. Rethink the décor of the foot of your bed. Adding a small bookshelf can store all of your favorite stories like a mini library. Adding shelving above your headboard is another option. If you prefer a more hidden and organized approach you can always add book storage under your bed. 
  • Space Dividers
  • For those living in crammed quarters or studio apartments, space dividers are often needed to distinguish a bedroom from the living room. Using a book shelf to divide your space in a creative and modern way can help you do just that. This provides a place for your books to be on display as well as giving you the needed privacy in your small space.
  • Take Storage Higher
  • Many of us just don’t have the square footage needed to store all of our wonderful belongings, including books. That is why you need to start thinking up. Take advantage of the height of your walls and ceilings by installing shelves. Shelves help you save on floor space and provide an abundance of storage for your valuables and books. This is an easy and productive way to have the books you love on display.
  • Convert your Closet
  • If you so happen to have an empty closet that is dying to be filled, books can be your solution. Adding shelving might be a necessity but this allows for the storage of your books all in one place. This will also work as a concealed storing option for those who have children or don’t want their books on display all of the time.
  • Expand on Existing Storage
  • This is the time to use that extra dresser holding unneeded junk. By storing books within a dresser you can re-purpose the storage you already have and stay organized. This works especially well in children’s bedrooms because children’s books are often thin, allowing for more storage space in dresser drawers.  

Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom

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  • When you are expecting family or friends to stay at your home you want to give them a space of their own to feel comfortable throughout the duration of their stay. Preparing the perfect guest bedroom can be a process but having a storage unit with Logan Self Storage can make the process easier. Below we have provided you with some steps to take when creating the perfect guest bedroom.
  • Declutter and Organize
  • The key to creating a peaceful space is by having an organized space. It’s time to clear out all that extra stuff you have acquired and stored in your guest bedroom. Go through your belongings and decide what you want to incorporate into the new guest bedroom, place in a storage unit, or donate. For the items you do decide to store you can find the perfect size storage unit Logan Self Storage. We have a variety storage units to choose from to fit your specific storage needs. Once the guest bedroom is cleared out of any unnecessary items it is time to give it a deep cleaning session.
  • Think about Lighting
  • Natural light provides a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. Get full use of your guest bedroom windows by adding curtains that allow in light during the day. If you are dealing with a smaller window you can hang curtains higher up on the wall to create the illusion of a larger window. Adding table lamps with soft light lightbulbs will provide a relaxing atmosphere for your guests as they prepare for bed.
  • Style and Décor
  • Decide on a certain style or theme for your guest bedroom. Many choose to go for a more relaxing, retreat like décor in order for their guests to feel at ease while they are on vacation. Simple and light colors can help you achieve this look. Adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls will help brighten up the room. You can even paint pieces of furniture to help have cohesiveness in your décor. Remember to keep it simple. Overloading a room on décor accessories can make it feel cramped and uninviting.
  • Adding the Extras
  • After having successfully put together your guest bedroom, it is now time to add the necessary touches to make it feel like home. Add some interesting reading material for your guests during their down time before bed. Provide extra towels and blankets for their use. Hang pictures of your family and friends to add the extra personal touch of love. 

Properly Storing your Mattress and Bedframe

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  • Whether you are moving, traveling, or upgrading your furniture you can rely on Logan Self Storage to give you the storage space you need to keep all of your belongings safe and secure. When preparing to move your mattress and bedframe into storage you need to make sure you have it clean, disassembled, and protected. Below are the instructions for preparing your bedframe and mattress for its stay at our facility.
  • Thoroughly Clean the Mattress and Bedframe
  • Before placing your items in storage you will want to make sure everything is thoroughly cleaned. The easiest way to clean a mattress is to vacuum it on both sides to remove as much dirt and dust as you can. Follow up by using an upholstery cleaner. To properly clean your bedframe you can just use soap and water to remove any dirt or dust. Make sure everything is completely dry before placing it in your storage unit to avoid damage and/or mold.
  • Disassemble
  • To make the move from your home to your storage unit easier you will want to disassemble your bedframe as much as you can. Make sure you keep track of all of the parts and take note of where they belong. The easiest way to do this is to take pictures of where each screw, nut, and bolt belongs before removing it. Place all the small parts of the bedframe in a plastic bag and attach it to the bedframe itself so you don’t end up misplacing vital parts.
  • Protect
  • While your mattress and bedframe is in storage you will want to take the proper precautions in protecting them from dust or moisture. High quality mattress bags can be purchased fairly cheaply. Make sure there are no rips or tears in the mattress bag. Avoid using plastic covers if you can. These tend to trap moisture and cause a buildup of mildew. To cover and protect your bedframe you can use sheets or drop cloths.
  • Placement in your Storage Unit
  • When placing your mattress in storage you will want to make sure you have enough space to lay it flat. Placing it in your storage unit on its side can damage the inner workings of your mattress and warp it. Elevate the mattress up off the floor of the storage units by using pallets or a tarp. Place your bedframe in a place that will keep it from falling or getting damaged.
  • Now that you have made all of your preparations to your mattress and bedframe you are ready to place it in a storage unit at Logan Self Storage for as long as you need. For more information on our facility and the rates of our storage units, check out our website or give us a call today. 

Tricks to Creating a Spacious Feeling Living Room

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  • Is your living room feeling cramped and cluttered? Want to make your living room feel spacious and inviting? We at Logan Self Storage can help. We have gathered some tips and tricks you can try when decorating and organizing your living room to make it feel more spacious.
  • Contain Clutter
  • The reason most living rooms feel small is due to the amount of items you are keeping in your living space. Get rid of the excess with a storage unit from Logan Self Storage. For the majority of smaller items you need to store in your living room you can purchase bins to contain the clutter. Use bins that will fit on shelving or bookshelves and will look good when it comes to your décor. Think vertical when it comes to finding storage space. Use whatever wall space you can to install shelving, cubbies, and bookshelves.
  • Reflect Natural Light
  • One useful trick to make your living room feel larger is with the use of natural light and mirrors. Install a mirror of your choosing directly across from the window in your living room. The mirror will reflect all the natural light from the window around the room making it feel larger than it actually is. Avoid using heavy drapes and window coverings on your windows. These can make a room feel smaller.
  • Add Height
  • One easy trick to give your living room some much needed height is by installing wall décor or shelving higher up on the wall. This will trick your eye into thinking your ceilings are higher than they actually are. Consider the option of painting or adding wallpaper to the ceiling to add even more height.
  • Choosing Paint Color
  • When deciding on a paint color for your living room you will want to try and keep it light. Lighter hues will keep your living room feeling airy and spacious. You can add depth to your space by adding accent colors that pop with small items or areas such as a wall radiator or the insides of bookshelves. You can still have the color you have always dreamed of, just used in a way that will make your living space feel larger than it actually is.
  • Your living room doesn’t need to be cramped in cluttered. With a little effort, creativity, and a storage unit from Logan Self Storage you can have the spacious living room you have always wanted. For more information regarding our storage units and their availability make sure you call us or check out our website today. 

How to Properly Pack your Breakable Items

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  • When moving to a new home placing some of your items in a storage unit at Logan Self Storage in Logan, UT you will want to make sure you are properly packing all of your breakable items. To help you do this we have provided some steps for you to follow when packing up all of your breakables.  
  • •Choose the right box. You will want to use boxes that are sturdy enough to hold your fragile items and large enough to fit the item and the adequate amount of packing materials. If necessary you might want to consider adding extra packing material or double-boxing your breakables during transit.
  • •Fill the items that could collapse inwards. Items such as glasses, bowls, and vases should be filled with tissue paper, extra socks, or newspaper to put equal pressure on all the surfaces of your fragile items. 
  • •Completely wrap all of your breakable valuables in bubble wrap to protect it during its move or stay in a storage unit at Logan Self Storage in Logan, UT. Make sure the bubble wrap covers all surfaces of your item and it is secured with tape. Make sure you aren’t using the tape excessively or else you will have a hard time getting to your item when you need it. 
  • •Make sure your box is completely filled. Put 2 to 3 inches of packing peanuts on the bottom of the box. Once you have a layer of packing material you can begin to place your bubble wrapped items in your box. Fill any of the empty spaces in between your items and the box with packing peanuts. Make sure your items are secure enough so they don’t have any wiggle room within the box. Securely tape the box and label it for ease and organization.
  • Taking the time to properly pack all of your breakable items will save you a lot of money and hassle in the future. For more packing and storage tips make sure you check out our website for Logan Self Storage in Logan, UT. We love being there for all of your storage questions and needs. 

Storage Organization Tips for your Kitchen

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  • When it comes to organizing your kitchen you might be at a loss. Coming up with the storage space can often be a difficult task. To help you in this dilemma we at Logan Self Storage can provide you with a storage unit you can rent for as little or as long as you need. Cleaning out what you don’t need every day in your kitchen will help you to use the creative storage tips listed below for the stuff you need close at hand.
  • •Store your dry goods in old spaghetti sauce jars. Having old jars to store a variety of dry goods in will make your storage space more concise and give you more room in the process. Random sized dry goods boxes can make it hard to fit everything in a small space.
  • •Using a lazy Susan in your fridge can allow you to store more items and give you the ease of access you need to those items. Simply turn and grab what you need each time.
  • •Tupperware lids are the number one cause for a cluttered cupboard. Using a dish drying rack can help you to organize your lids and allow you to easily locate each lid for its coinciding Tupperware partner.
  • •Get creative with the cardboard. Using spare pieces of old cardboard you can create dividers for your cutlery drawer and an organized spice drawer as well. Dividers are a simple and easy solution to put to use on those overly cluttered drawers in your kitchen.
  • •A pan organizer is a great investment for organizing pans and glassware used for cooking. These nifty little organizers can separate your pans and lids while saving you the hassle of digging through your cupboards.
  • •Utilize the height of your cupboards by adding additional levels with shelving. You can fit more in a cupboard if you can place all of your kitchen accessories on different levels.
  • •Adding small curtain rods to the doors of your cupboards is an easy way to store the lids to your pots and pans.
  • •Magazine racks can be used to store the large amount of canned goods you may have in your pantry. This gathers them into one small area and opens up a lot of needed space in your pantry.
  • The trick to having an organized kitchen is to get creative. By using the tips above and renting a storage unit at Logan Self Storage you will be well on your way to having the kitchen of your dreams. Call us today to learn more about our current offers and the units we have available. 

Getting your Garage Organized

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  • As the winter months draw closer to an end you will be given the opportunity to give your garage the makeover it needs. Organizing your garage will be easier than ever with the help of a storage unit from Logan Self Storage. Below are some steps we have found that make the garage organizing process a breeze.
  • Gut out Your Garage
  • The best way to clean and organize a garage is to empty it out completely and start over. Leave nothing untouched. Empty out all the cabinets, drawers, and shelving you have. Doing this will help you start the organization process as well as giving you the ability to thoroughly clean the garage. 
  • Sort your Items
  • Now that you have everything pulled out of your garage you can create 4 separate piles of what to keep, store, toss, or donate. Stick to your goals and get rid of anything you don’t absolutely need or haven’t used in the past few years. Placing seasonal items in a storage unit at Logan Self Storage can give you the extra space you have been looking for in your garage.
  • Raise it Off the Floor
  • After sorting your items and deciding what it is you are going to keep, you can now start placing it back into your garage. Your goal should be to find a place to store all of your belongings off of the floor. This will keep your garage organized and free from trip hazards. Add shelving, peg boards, and any other useful storage to give all of your belongings an organized place to reside.
  • Create Zones
  • Garages hold a variety of items, from tools to Christmas décor. Creating zones in your garage for each category of items can help you when it comes to finding that particular item later. Keeping your items as visible as possible will help as well. Hanging tools on peg boards on labeling drawers are sure to make your life easier later on.
  • Clean-up regularly
  • After taking the time to clean out and organize your garage you will want to ensure its cleanliness in the months to follow. Creating a cleaning system after using something in your garage. Make sure everything has its own place so it’s easier to put that particular item away. Staying on top of the cleanliness in your garage will keep it in pristine order.
  • By following the steps above you can get your garage cleaned out and organized in no time. For those items you just can’t seem to part with but don’t have the room for, you can trust Logan Self Storage to provide you with the ideal storage unit. Call us today to learn more about our facility. 

What you shouldn’t be placing in a Storage Unit

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  • While you are renting a storage unit you need to familiarize yourself with what you can and cannot store. While the majority of your items should be OK, there are a few that could cause damage to your items as well as the surrounding units. Logan Self Storage can provide you with a unit as long as you stray away from the items listed below.
  • $1Plants cannot thrive in a storage unit. They need fresh air and sunlight in order to grow. Additionally they could attract unwanted guests, such as bugs and rodents, which can cause damage to the other items you are storing in your unit.
  • $1Living or kenneling in a storage unit is not allowed. While a storage unit may be cheaper than room and board for you or your pets, it is not suitable for living in. It can be hazardous to the health and the well-being of your pets.  If you do place your animal in a storage unit you may be charged with animal cruelty.
  • $1Cash should be placed in a bank account or safely in your home. Having cash placed in your storage unit causes too much risk of a break in or a loss in money if the cash were to be destroyed due to unexpected water.
  • $1Firearms, munitions, gunpowder and explosives are also not allowed. The probability of something going wrong with any of these items is too high for them to be placed in storage. If an accident does occur it can cause harm to your items as well as others who have units in the facility.
  • $1Most foods are also prohibited in storage units. When food is placed in a storage unit it can attract unwanted guests and have the potential to rot. It can cause extensive damage to the items in your storage unit as well as the units next to yours. One exception to this rule is canned goods.
  • $1Hazardous material and waste storage should not be placed in your storage unit. If it’s corrosive, chemical, odorous, noxious or toxic, it can’t go in storage either. This includes lead paint, asbestos, urea formaldehyde, polychlorinated biphenyl, petroleum, petroleum products and constituents, methane, medical waste, toxic substances and related materials as defined in several federal acts and state statutes.
  • Storage units can be very useful when you just don’t have the space available in your home for various items. As long as you avoid storing the items listed above you can get the most out of your new unit at Logan Self Storage. Call us today to learn about our available units at our safe and secure facility. 

How to have a Stress Free Move

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  • Moving is never known as an enjoyable process. It is a lot of hard work and takes quite a bit of time to get packed, unpacked, and organized. Although moving isn’t something we want to do often, it doesn’t have to be stressful. With the help of a storage unit from Logan Self Storage you can have the stress free move you have always wanted.
  • Have a Plan
  • The best way to make the moving process less hectic and tiring is to make a game plan. You should start planning your move at least a few months in advance. Take this time to research moving companies and purchase boxes and moving supplies. Call up your friends and family to see if they can help you in moving the majority of your boxes and furniture on moving day. Packing up the items you don’t use on a day to day basis ahead of time can also ease the moving process. You can even place the items you don’t need on a day to day basis in a storage unit at Logan Self Storage. Once you have a plan in place you will find that the majority of your stress is gone.
  • Sort your Items
  • Packing up your home provides you with the perfect opportunity to sort through all of your belongings. Sort your items into separate piles of what to store, keep, toss or donate. The goal is to move with less than you started with so you can have a clean and organized home to move into.
  • Proper Packing Supplies
  • In order to protect all of your items during your move you will want to invest in the proper packing supplies. Such packing items include small and medium sized boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing blankets, and markers for labeling. It is always wise to take the time to properly pack all of your valuables to make sure nothing is damaged during transit. Avoid using large boxes that make it hard for you to carry on your own.
  • Pack Smart
  • To make the moving process even easier you will want to pack smart. Pack one room at a time and label everything. Make sure you don’t overfill the boxes. Making the boxes too full and heavy can cause damage to your items and your back if you aren’t careful. Take the time to properly wrap all of your fragile items in bubble wrap to reduce the risk of breaking.
  • By following the tips above and creating a moving plan you can have the stress free move that you need. Take your time and remain organized throughout the process. To help lessen the moving load you can store your items safely in a storage unit at Logan Self Storage. Check our website often to learn more about the deals we are currently offering.