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Basements are great when it comes to giving you the extra space you need in your home. What isn’t so great is when you extra household items take over your basement and turn it into a storage unit rather than a usable space. To get your basement back in working order, we at 1st Choice Storage in Waveland can provide you with the storage unit you need. We have also gathered some steps for you to try when you finally decide to conquer the clutter in your basement.   Sort Out your Items Before you can have your basement transformed into…
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To try and make your move to your new home or storage unit a little easier you may enlist in the help of a moving truck. While it seems like a good time saver you need to know how to properly drive a moving truck before you set out on the road. We at 1st Choice Storage in Miami want you to get to your destination safely, so we have provided some tips for you to try when you are ready to hit the road in your moving truck.   Use your Mirrors As with any car you want to constantly…
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Storage Auctions are the perfect opportunity to snag a good deal on some items you may have been searching for. In order to be successful on getting a good deal you need to know about some of the misconceptions you may have heard about storage unit auctions. We at 1st Choice Storage in Gautier have gathered some myths about storage auctions you need to be aware of.   Every Unit is Valuable This is of course a myth. While you might get lucky occasionally, you shouldn’t go into a storage unit thinking you are going to find a gold mine of…
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Spring is the perfect opportunity to reorganize and clean your home. This includes the organization of your closet. With the use of a storage unit at 1st Choice Storage in Gulfport you can free up the much needed space in your closet for your spring and summer wardrobe. Below are some tips to help you in the process of organizing your closet.   Completely Empty your Closet The best way to start any organization project is by emptying out all of the items you have in your closet. Designate a space in your home to place all of your items. Once…
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Babies have a tendency to grow faster than we can possibly imagine. Because of this they will outgrow clothes, toys, and other accessories within a few months. Rather than trying to store all of these items in your home, a self-storage unit at 1st Choice Storage in Gulfport is the perfect solution. Below are some of the preparations you will need to make to your baby items before placing them in storage.   Baby Clothing Before placing your child’s outgrown clothing you will want to make sure you wash and dry them. When throwing them in the washer, try not to…
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When it comes to keeping your jewelry organized you might be at a loss. With such small and delicate items you will want to organize your jewelry in a way that is easy to access and keeps them in pristine condition. We at 1st Choice Storage in Miami have gathered some creative ways you can try and to organize your jewelry.   Sort and Organize The first step in organizing your jewelry is to sort, untangle, and store. Sort through those pieces you have had over the years and decide if you will keep wearing them. If the answer is no…
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At some point in your life you might be looking to downsize your living situation. Over time we tend to accumulate more stuff than we actually need. Moving that into a smaller home could prove to be very difficult. With the help of a storage unit at 1st Choice Storage in Waveland you can successfully downsize and live comfortably in your new home. Below are some tips you can try when you are going through your items while downsizing.   Determine your Needs Before you begin the downsizing process you will want to walk through your home and determine what you…
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The New Year is finally upon us and it is the perfect time to get our home organized and in working order for the rest of the year. We at 1st Choice Storage in Miami love to help you in all of your organization needs by providing you with a storage unit for the items you just don’t have space for. To help you kick start your organization resolutions we have provided some steps for you to try throughout the process.   Downsize The best and easiest way to get your home organized and have it stay that way is by…
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Whether you are moving or transferring some of your heirlooms into a storage unit at 1st Choice Storage in Gautier you will want to make sure you are packing the fragile items correctly. Incorrectly packing your breakables will result in a loss of something that you care about most. Below are some steps you should be taking to protect those fragile items.  •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…
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When you decide to rent a storage unit you will want to make sure you know all the ins and outs of what you can and cannot place in your unit. Having a storage unit at 1st Choice Storage in Gulfport can free up a lot of needed storage space in your home as long as you make sure to avoid placing any of the following items in your unit.   Cash 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…
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