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How to Clean and Store Your Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is the time of year when it’s acceptable to get dressed up and eat all the candy you could want — what could be better?. It’s a fun season, but like all seasons, it comes to an end. November 1st means putting your costume away. It might be easiest to throw your Halloween costume in a random corner, but if you want to re-use it in later years, this is not the best method. Your costume requires cleaning and proper storage methods to keep it in good condition. Clean Your Costume Before Storing An excellent place to start is looking at the cleaning instructions on your costume. Depending on the material of your costume, it will require different cleaning methods. For example, a beaded or sequin costume needs to be hand washed to prevent the falling of the beads or sequins. Some costumes will need to be dry cleaned, and for others, it will be perfectly safe to throw them in a washing machine. Cleaning Your Halloween Mask Cleaning your Halloween masks requires a different approach from the clothing of your costume. Don’t throw your masks into a washer machine or dryer. Clean your masks with a towel using hand soap and warm water. When cleaning your masks, make sure to pay close attention to the eye and mouth opening. Make sure your mask is completely dry before storing it to avoid mold or peeling. Cleaning Your Halloween Wig Make sure to use shampoo and conditioner specifically for synthetic wigs to clean out your wig. Place your clean wing on a towel on a flat surface to air dry. Don’t blow dry, hang, or place your wig in direct sunlight to dry. Attempting to do anything other than air drying will damage the fibers in the hair and stretch the cap. Once dry, comb out and detangle the wig. Start combing at the bottom, then move up. Combing out your wig in this way will smooth out your wig and will remove unwanted knots. Cleaning Your ...


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September 19th, 2021


Treasure Island Storage Brings Holiday Joy to NYC Children in Annual Toys for Tots Drive

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As Christmas Day inches closer, we at Treasure Island Storage would like to thank those generous individuals who participated in the Marines Toys for Tots Program this year. Your goodwill and kindness will help bring holiday joy and play the role of Santa Claus for America’s less fortunate children, as well as sending a message of hope during what has been an especially tough year for many families. This year, the impact of this campaign is perhaps bigger than it’s ever been. The COVID-19 pandemic—which has already strained resources, shuttered businesses, and left millions without a job—continues to impact individuals throughout the world. Charity projects like the Marines Toys for Toys Program are a great way to spread goodwill to those in need, which is why Treasure Island Storage once again became an official participant in the program this year. From late October through the end of the program on December 15th, we saw so many new and unwrapped toys for younger children be dropped off at our Treasure Island Storage locations scattered throughout New York and New Jersey. Along with you, we are experiencing the joy of knowing that somewhere, these toys will be under a Christmas tree bringing a smile to a less fortunate child on Christmas morning.Since its founding in 1947, the Toys for Tots Foundation has united the local community in a common cause for three months each year during their annual toy collection and distribution campaign. So far, thanks to your generosity, they’ve now distributed over 540 million toys. Thank you for supporting Marine Toys for Tots, and have a wonderful holiday! ...


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December 28th, 2020


6 Things to Get Rid of for a Fresh New Year

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Each winter, millions of people across the world create resolutions for the new year. Whether you resolve to start exercising, spend more time with family, or pick up a new hobby, everyone wants to start their year on the right foot. The best way to set yourself up for a year of success is to declutter your living space and give yourself a fresh start. Here are six different types of objects piling up in your home that can be tossed or stored to ensure that nothing stands between you and a great new year. Holiday Decorations Now that the biggest holidays have come and gone, it’s time to take down the tinsel and the lights. Instead of tossing all of your ornaments and stockings into an old cardboard box, consider purchasing a plastic bin where you can neatly store them together. Seasonal mugs and plates can be stored separately from larger items to ensure their safety. Any bunting or banners can also be folded up and tucked away until next year, along with those snowflake-patterned placemats and Grandma’s favorite tablecloth. Say goodbye to the plastic tree and say hello to more living space! Baking Supplies Pastries, cookies, and other delicious baked goods are a staple of the winter holidays. But what should you do with your seasonal Santa apron and the matching cookie cutters after all of the presents have been unwrapped? These holiday tokens can be packed up and put away until next December, of course, but always ensure that they are being stored in an airtight container to prevent any bacteria from building up while they are out of the rotation. Unused or Old Toys Out with the old and in with the new. Children often receive their fair share of new toys and gadgets as a result of the gift-giving season, so why not use this as an opportunity to move out some of the more well-loved pieces in their collection? Action figures, dolls, old costumes, and toys that go neglected can ...


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December 28th, 2020


How Self Storage Can Help You Plan the Perfect Holiday Gathering

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For many, the holiday season presents the perfect excuse to host and entertain family and friends. After all, accommodating a holiday gathering can be a wonderful way to celebrate the season and spend time with the people you love. But it can also be stressful to organize your home for guests, especially if you live in a small apartment. If you do decide to open your doors this season, chances are you may need some extra space. That’s where we come in.Utilizing a self-storage facility like Treasure Island Storage can come in handy this holiday season by providing you with a safe space to stockpile your belongings so you can make room for family and friends. Here’s what you need to know about making that a reality. Why Might I Need a Self-Storage Facility This Holiday Season? The holidays are for rest and relaxation—but of course, they’re not without their stresses. As a host, it’s your job to make your guests comfortable, but finding sufficient space can be a challenge. If you’ve decided to stay home and surround yourself with friends and family this holiday season, self-storage may help ease some of that tension. Less Clutter, More Family You can put all of your non-seasonal decorative items in your storage unit so that you’ll have plenty of room for putting up your Christmas tree and other favorite holiday decorations. Likewise, you’ll want to create plenty of space for guests to sit, stand, and mingle. From home gym equipment and ski gear to old documents and power tools, self-storage can provide you with an ideal option for stowing excess furniture and personal items that add clutter and take up space at home. Protect Breakables in Tight Quarters It’s important to consider, as well, stowing away the breakable or valuable items that may get damaged while the gathering is taking place. Even if these particularly fragile items don’t take up too much space or are already tucked away in a cabinet, you can never be too safe. One ...


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November 26th, 2020


Pros and Cons of Moving from NYC During the Holiday Season

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The exodus that began at the start of the coronavirus outbreak has seen many New Yorkers depart from their homes and has continued as more leave for good. New Yorkers are abandoning the big city in droves, and the uncertainty and health risks surrounding COVID-19 may not be the only driving force. Maybe residents are leaving New York in search of a lower cost of living, a more peaceful life, better weather, lower tax rates, and fewer crowds.The sprint to leave New York—with numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau indicating that the state lost more than 75,000 residents over the past year—is perhaps surprising considering that the Big Apple represents a dream to many people worldwide. But every city in the world has its disadvantages, and New York is no exception. If you’re contemplating hitting the road and leaving the hustling and bustling big city this holiday season, it’s important to consider if now is the right time to do so. We’ve broken down the pros and cons of moving during the holiday season. The Advantages of Moving During the Holiday Season Moving during the holidays might seem like a terrible suggestion, but many people consider it to be the best time of year to reposition. With a bit of extra planning, holiday relocation offers many great benefits that you won’t find during the rest of the year. Here are a few: It’s off-peak season. Most people move during the summer because their kids are out of school and the weather is sunny and beautiful. For this reason, summer is peak season, making the months that follow off-peak. In the winter and over the holiday season, professional moving services are generally less in-demand, which can mean greater savings, shorter waits, and more flexibility. Friends and family can provide assistance. Over the holiday season, families are often on vacation or off from work and available to help if you need it. That’s not to mention that the holiday spirit is alive and well at this ...


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November 24th, 2020


How to Create a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving time is supposed to be about reconnecting with family and giving thanks. Unfortunately, sometimes the holiday can be extremely stressful, especially if you’re hosting a dinner or event at your home. From cooking and cleaning to accommodating guests and planning activities, the holiday season may not feel so joyful to you.It’s common to feel pressured and worried about hosting a perfect Thanksgiving get-together, but you should be able to indulge in the fun too! Follow these tips to help reduce stress so you can enjoy the holidays as much as possible. Make a Plan Planning is indispensable when it comes to hosting a Thanksgiving gathering. Find out how many people plan on spending the holiday with you so that you can start calculating everything you’ll need. Having a rough estimate of how many people to expect can help you save money and time. You’ll have a better idea of how much food you’ll need, and you won’t have to make several trips back and forth from the grocery store. It’ll also give you more time to make seating arrangements and to buy or borrow more chairs and tables.Making a plan will not only ensure that you meet the needs of your guests but also benefit you and your sanity. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, your plan can keep you on schedule, ensuring you don’t forget to do something important. Remember to carve out time in your days for yourself—the holidays are special and so are you. Know What You Need Once you’ve established your plan, start thinking about what it is you want to make. Perhaps you can ask your guests if they have any meal requests or dietary restrictions. Even better, ask your guests to bring a dish of their own. That will take a huge weight off your shoulders and you won’t have to worry about being short on food.But, of course, cooking is what Thanksgiving is all about. If you plan on making some of your favorite dishes, ...


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November 12th, 2020