• The Cheapest Way To Move if You Have Zero Budget

    12 January 2016 by
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    For anyone who has ever had to move—whether out of state or simply out of your mother’s basement—you know that it can be a major hassle. Between packing up your entire Star Wars action figure collection, disassembling your FJELLSE bed frame from IKEA, and hiring a moving team, not to mention purchasing enough empty cardboard boxes, masking tape, and Styrofoam peanuts, there’s a lot to do.

    But what if you have to do all this on a zero budget? (more…)

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  • What To Do When You Need Extra IKEA Screws

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    Don’t tell me you’ve never encountered this scenario: you return home with your long, flat box, excited to assemble your BILLY bookcase from IKEA and finally have somewhere to put all your books. (more…)

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  • 12 Creative Storage Hacks for an Organized 2016 (One for each Month!)

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    With every new year comes those inevitable resolutions: lose weight, get more sleep, visit grandpa in the slammer, give up that wallet-draining cocaine habit. You know, the usual. And at the end of each year you throw yourself into consumerism (also known as “the spirit of Christmas”) in an effort to drown out the voice in your head that whispers in a creepy, high-pitched, sing-song voice, “Another year, another failure…!”

    But maybe it’s not that you messed up; maybe your expectations were simply too high. I mean, if grandpa were in the local county jail rather than all the way over there in Sing Sing, perhaps you would’ve visited him more often. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

    So this year if you want to check a few things off your bucket list in order to feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment come December 31st, might I suggest that you lower the bar? And decluttering the crap from your so-called home office that hasn’t seen the light of day since you filled it with all the As Seen on TV goods you bought in a fit of failure last year is a good place to begin. (more…)

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  • Cool Things To Know When Moving to Columbus, Ohio

    31 December 2015 by
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    Columbus, not to be confused with the explorer, the TV detective or the South American country, is a city in Ohio which happens to have a lot of things going for it. For starters, it is the capital of the state, the 15th largest city in the country, and boasts a population of 835,957 (to put that into perspective, San Francisco has 837,442 and Portland has 609,456). (more…)

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  • What You Should Know Before Moving to Oregon

    29 December 2015 by
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    There are many reasons to move to a new state, such as a job or marriage offer, but sometimes those are just not good enough reasons. I mean, if you’re going to uproot your entire life and give up that fab beachfront property in Southern California or artist’s loft in SoHo, New York, then the benefits had better be worth it. With no sales tax, legalized Mary Jane, and public nudity, I think Oregon will prove to have everything you’re looking for in a new state.

    So here’s what you should know before moving to Oregon: (more…)

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  • What Does Santa Claus Have in His Storage Unit?

    22 December 2015 by

    A man breaks into your house, eats your cookies and drinks your milk (or beer if you live in Britain), and leaves a pile of junk on your floor. On any day of the year other than December 25th, you’d call the police. On this day, however, you awaken with glee and creep downstairs to see what gifts Santa Claus left you. (more…)

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  • Pros and Cons of Living in a Storage Unit

    17 December 2015 by
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    When you think of storage units, you don’t generally tend to think of living in them. Instead, you imagine stacks of old comic books, wardrobes from the ‘70s, and exercise equipment with the price tags still on them.

    But when you consider that there are 2.3 billion square feet of self-storage space in America (which means 7.3 square feet of storage for every single person in this country) with monthly rental prices ranging from $50 to several hundred dollars, you can see how it might be tempting to set up camp in a storage facility.

    Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of living in a storage unit: (more…)

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  • What You Should Know Before Moving To San Diego

    15 December 2015 by

    When people think of moving to a fabulous new city in the United States, San Diego does not often come to mind. You probably fantasize about New York or Los Angeles-slash-Hollywood for the hip-and-happening factor, Portland or Seattle for the indie scene, and San Francisco or Chicago for the depression-inducing weather.

    But you may want to consider Plymouth of the West (although you probably shouldn’t judge it based on its lackluster nicknames). It’s big but not too big (population: 1.38 million), has a pleasant climate all year long, is close to the U.S. Navy (I don’t know, that may be important to some people), and has a gazillion miles of beaches.

    So here’s what else you should know before moving to San Diego: (more…)

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  • A Brief History of the Self Storage Industry

    12 December 2015 by
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    As Derek Naylor, president of Storage Marketing Solutions, says, ““Human laziness has always been a big friend of self-storage operators.”

    The self storage industry has been around since the ‘60s Texas, mid-nineteenth century Britain, 750 BC Roman Empire, or 4,000 BC ancient China—depending on where you get your info from. (more…)

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  • Moving To Alaska: The Cautionary Guide

    10 December 2015 by

    With a population of just 736,732 for an entire state with a land area of  663,300 square miles (to put that into perspective, New York state is just 54,556 square miles but has a population of 19.75 million), you wouldn’t think that Alaska would be a good place to move to if you need to blend into the crowd. But considering that it is 2,290 miles from the closest American state (Washington), it’s actually the ideal location for going on the lam. I mean, who’s going to follow you?

    I know I say this for a lot of these “Moving To…” posts, but seriously, if you’re thinking of moving to Alaska, this is what you need to know: (more…)

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