Are you thinking about moving to a smaller home? Whether you’re downsizing your home to save money or joining the Tiny House movement, now might be the perfect time to move to sunshiny Florida. Lakeland is located just outside Tampa, and just as the name of this city implies, the main attractions are the 38 lakes and warm sunny days.
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Are RVs still hot and hip? There was certainly a point in time when they captivated American audiences in big Hollywood films like, wait for it, “RV” with the late great Robin Williams. Then there was “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase on a family road trip that brought peels of laughter to audiences.
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Moving? We’ve got some money saving resolutions for you
Chicago is a city of superlatives. It is the home of the world’s first 15-story Ferris wheel, best deep dish pizza, busiest airport, highest steeple, and if you exclude the Pentagon, the largest building. As the third most populated city in the country, it’s no wonder Chicagoans are sometimes crunched for time and space.
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The decorations are put away, and the new diet has begun. With a renewed commitment to the gym and perhaps a few moments to reflect on the past 12 months, January is the time of year to make that infamous list called “New Year’s Resolutions.”
Even if you don’t believe in resetting your resolutions every year, clearing out the clutter is worth putting on your to-do list. Maybe you got some really cool presents you want to show off. Perhaps you have a tortured relationship with “stuff.” Maybe you’re married to the King or Queen of Clutter.
It’s not too late to get a head start on the New Year and begin clearing out the untidiness that might otherwise undermine your best efforts to begin anew. Here are three timesaving tips to help declutter your home.
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It’s a question we’ve all asked experts, even perfect strangers, and ourselves. From carry on suitcases and skis to mountain bikes, moving trucks, and yes, even self storage—What Size Do I Need?—is usually the first question that comes to mind.
Finding the correct answer practically guarantees you’ll save time and money. If you start out with the right size, it means you aren’t overpaying for more than you need. Nor will you waste time on returning or exchanging something because you got the wrong size.
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Deciding between climate controlled and non climate controlled storage units is easier when you answer these three questions:
- 1. What items are you planning to store?
- 2. How long do you plan to store these items?
- 3. Is your storage location in a region with extreme temperatures?
I recently put everything I owned into storage after relocating to a city where the temperature gauge frequently dips below freezing during the coldest months of the year. I knew my items would be in storage for at least one full winter, possibly two, and that I was storing family heirlooms, artwork, dozens of books, and hundreds of photographs. So the answer to the question, “Do I need climate controlled storage?” was a resounding yes. Like many people, I assumed that climate controlled storage units would cost too much. However, I quickly realized that the benefits of keeping my valued belongings safe throughout the seasons (whether bitter cold or scorching hot) outweighed any additional storage costs in the long run.
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Yes, You Need Self Storage Insurance
What would you do if the unimaginable happened to your worldly possessions? Whether you own a home or rent, insuring the things you own is a wise choice. Most folks wouldn’t dream of driving a car without car insurance, but recent surveys by InsuranceQuotes.com found only one-third of those leasing their home or apartment have renters insurance.
But what happens when you put your belongings into a storage unit? Depending on whether you rent or own your home, you are probably asking yourself one of the following three questions:
- 1. Does renters insurance cover storage units?
- 2. Does homeowners insurance cover storage units?
- 3. What if I don’t have either insurance?
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Have you ever found yourself asking “Where are the cheapest storage units near me?” In today’s economic environment most everyone likes to save a buck whenever possible and looking for the cheapest storage in Largo, FL is no exception. However, nobody would choose cheap self storage units for their treasured items if they knew a bug infestation or water damage was on the horizon. Steer clear of storage companies that skimp on pest control and building maintenance in order to keep their prices cheaper than the competition. It just isn’t worth it in the long run.
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