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5 Tips for Storing China between Elegant Dinner Parties

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With different themes and colors, every occasion requires specific tableware. Whether you’re a collector or you love to entertain, storing your priceless dinnerware can seem daunting. Some pieces might be antique or passed down through generations, and without proper space, providing care for your cherished belongings is difficult.There may come a time when your cupboard can no longer hold the massive amounts of place settings. Your china ends up taking space from items you regularly use and is more likely to become damaged. Self-storage is a cost-effective way to keep all your special occasion tableware protected until you desire to use them again. Ways to Properly Store and Protect Your China Suppose your in-laws are coming over for the first time or you’re planning a stylish brunch for your friend’s birthday. You have the perfect silverware to impress your guests, but finding it would take a lifetime. When you place your items in self-storage, you have the freedom to organize them however you want and waste no time searching for your perfect dinner set.Instead of taking the risk of chipping your elegant kitchenware, use the tips below to protect and care for your china: Invest in Cardboard Dividers When you throw your plates or bowls into boxes without any structure, there’s a higher risk for damage. Creating some extra stability will prevent the stems of your glasses from breaking or completely shattering dinner plates. Wrap Everything Up Wrapping all your kitchenware is probably one of the essential tips in packing valuables. Each piece—even the lids of ceramic containers—needs to be wrapped individually. Make sure that there are no areas where pieces of ceramic or glass are exposed or unprotected. If you’re planning on moving around these boxes, we recommend using either bubble wrap or more sustainable options for extra protection. Turn Your Plates and Bowls on Their Sides The edges of bowls and plates are often stronger than the centers, and if placed vertically, they’re less likely to break. When they’re placed flat on the bottom of a ...


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July 19th, 2021


What’s the Difference between Short-Term and Long-Term Storage Options?

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You may not have enough space at home to store your book collection or antique car. Instead of throwing out those cherished items, invest in extra space.One of things that makes self-storage so convenient is that residents and professionals can use it short-term or long-term. Short-Term and Long-Term Storage: What’s the Difference? Self-storage is an excellent investment for those looking into more space. Before you can move things into a unit, you’ll need to decide which type of rental term will best suit your needs. Short-Term Storage Short-term storage refers to a storage rental term of less than three months. These units can hold items from one week to three months and allow flexible space when you need it. If you’re storing something for a party or renovating an office, placing items in short-term storage is a great option.There are many reasons short-term storage might be perfect for you and preparing to move your belongings comes with a few essential steps. Leave yourself an aisle: You may want to consider if you will need to leave an aisle between your belongings when selecting a storage unit. If you’re planning on regularly accessing your belongings while they are in storage, you’ll need to organize your unit to leave enough space so that you can find and retrieve your items quickly. Pay attention to your fragile items: While they may only be in storage for a short time, breakable items still need to be wrapped properly so they don’t break during the moving process. Hold off on the tarps: In some cases, a tarp or dust covering is essential and depends on the situation. However, short-term leases usually don’t need these types of coverings because they will not be in storage that long. Units that don’t require extensive lease times are ideal for people who need space right away. Long-Term Storage If you’re interested in storing your possessions for any period longer than three months, then long-term storage was made for you. Unlike short-term storage, you’re able to keep items secure in ...


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July 15th, 2021


How Small Businesses Can Use Self-Storage to Prep for an Outdoor Market

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Outdoor markets have been trending amongst small businesses as a new way to promote your product or service with little financial investment. Whether you are taking part in a pop-up event, farmer’s or flea market, this is an excellent opportunity to test out new business techniques and market to a different audience.Treasure Island Storage is a self-storage facility equipped to help small businesses like yours succeed. If you plan to take part in an outdoor market, you may need to utilize self-storage for any equipment or stock that is needed for that event. The following tips will help you have a successful outdoor market event while keeping your business space clear of clutter. Why Should Your Small Business Participate in an Outdoor Market? If you have never had a booth at an outdoor market, then you don’t know what you are missing! As a small business, word of mouth is usually an essential form of marketing and reaching the local community. What better way to get positive word of mouth than by being present at a local outdoor market? Why Would Self Storage Be Helpful to Your Small Business? As you prepare for an outdoor market, you will likely need equipment and materials that you typically would not keep at your business space or storefront. Some of those items could be: Display tables Extra stock of items you may be selling Display equipment, such as shelving Racks for clothing or other products you may need to hang Storage bins Chairs Tent to protect from the sun or rain Signage These items are likely to be primarily used for outdoor market events and do not need to be stored in your storefront or office. Having a storage space that is easily accessible will make it easy when it is time to set up for the outdoor market. Another perk is the elimination of clutter in your daily workspace. How to Host a Successful Booth at Your Local Outdoor Market Hosting a booth at an outdoor market is a great business opportunity and can be fun for ...


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July 8th, 2021


4 Items You’ll Want to Store When Renting Out Your Home

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Whether you’ve finally decided to travel the world in a renovated van or are looking to start earning extra income, renting out your home comes with a few concerns. Before you start renting out your home, there are a few things to ask yourself.The first thing you should determine is what should and shouldn’t stay on the property. If you have precious valuables or irreplaceable items, you should store them in a safe location where you’ll have easy access to them if needed. If you don’t have any more space where you’re living, a great option is self-storage. What Items Should I Store When Renting Out My Home? There are a few different ways for someone to rent out their home. If you’re using Airbnb or other similar sites, you’ll need to include furniture and other household items your guests will need. If you are leasing your home for a longer term rental, you may decide not to include the furniture.From toothbrushes to body lotion, there are just some things you don’t want other people to touch or use. See below for items you’ll want to store when renting out your home: Private Documents Paperwork or documentation that has personal identification and other private information should be stored in a safe location. Some examples of these types of documents are medical records or tax information. Keeping that information secure is essential and should not be left on the rental property. Personal Items Personal items like your favorite pillow, old journals, and photo albums are great examples of things you should take out of the property you’re renting. Keeping a picture of your family on the counter is awkward for both parties. It’s better to go through your belongings and take all those memorabilia. Priceless Belongings Jewelry, unique art, and family heirlooms are all items you’re unable to easily replace. You’re unable to replace a blanket your grandmother stitched by hand or a clock that’s been in your family for generations. Instead, swap irreplaceable items in the house with ...


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July 1st, 2021


3 Reasons Storage Units Provide More Value Than You Might Think

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The value in having your own storage unit may seem fairly obvious: you have an easily accessible and dedicated space to store and organize your unused or seasonal items. While this may be the first and most important way that a storage unit can provide you with value, it is certainly not the last. Self-storage has become more popular than ever among families, college students, and even small businesses.Here are some of the ways storage units can provide you and your family with value and a variety of unique benefits. Storing Old Items Opens Up New Possibilities One of the best aspects of renting your own self-storage unit is that you can organize and manage your items whenever you want. The freedom of being able to store your possessions quickly and safely can provide new opportunities for home organization and might even open up ways for you to make a little bit of extra money.For example, if you have a garage that has become the unofficial “junk drawer” of the house and is full of old boxes and mementos, you can easily move your extra items from there into a self-storage unit that you can access at any time. This gives you the opportunity to transform the garage into: An extra bedroom An office An art studio A den A playroom A mother-in-law suite Another popular choice is to convert your garage into an Airbnb, which is especially lucrative for those who live in areas that are often visited by tourists. Storage Units Can Buy You Extra Time If you have ever been in the middle of a move and realized that you were running out of time to clear out your residence, a self-storage unit can serve as a perfect transition between an old home and a new one. Even if you still have plenty of time left on your lease, storage can help you secure your items until you’re ready to move out.One of the most popular methods for leveraging storage space during a move to save time is ...


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March 26th, 2021


How Self-Storage Can Help Photographers Grow Their Businesses

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Photography is everywhere. The moments and beauty that a simple click can capture are consumed, perceived, shared, and remembered by people worldwide. But, the true power of photography lies beyond the picture itself.The creative process and vision behind a photograph are executed by people—photographers. While photography is usually a rewarding career, it can be equally challenging. Being under high pressure to perform and deliver captivating results while managing several clients, equipment, and marketing is not an easy task. Have you ever considered how self-storage could help expand your business? Self-Storage Solutions for Your Photography Business When you own your own business, it’s essential to adapt to industry changes and modernize your business. Self-storage helps photographers secure both. To ensure the quality of your photography services and the longevity of your business, check out the main advantages of growing your business with self-storage below. Staying Organized In today’s world, having a nose for business is just as critical to any photographer as artistic abilities. The photography market for small businesses and freelancers is highly competitive and constantly evolving, so an effective business strategy and polished organizational skills are a necessity.Having a dedicated space to conduct managerial business efforts with ease can save you substantial time. One place for all your gear, paperwork, accessories, packaging supplies and travel equipment can improve so many aspects of your business. With self-storage, you can clearly label, organize, and store all your belongings. Protecting Your Investments Photography is an expensive hobby and business. Starting with the most apparent and essential expense—gear. Cameras cost thousands and thousands of dollars, not to mention the costs of different lenses, tripods, remotes, memory cards, flash drives, cases, adapters, props, and more. On top of physical gear, photographers typically need access to expensive digital platforms and software for editing, design, and client management.Leaving these valuable gadgets exposed in your car or unprotected in your home can be costly. By using self-storage, photographers find peace of mind knowing that all their assets are secure and accessible when needed. Innovating ...


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February 2nd, 2021


Is It Safe to Give Someone Else Access to Your Unit?

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If you’re considering ways to organize your personal space and belongings, self-storage is a great solution for anyone with a limited budget and too much stuff. However, if you are considering sharing your storage space with a family member, partner, roommate, or friend, you may have also wondered about the safety of your possessions and how best to protect them. Before making your decision, consider the following points to determine whether or not sharing a unit is the best choice for your situation. Benefits and Security of a Shared Unit Storage units require a monthly payment, and sharing a space with friends or family members can be a great way to cut down on costs for everyone involved. It can also be beneficial to have another person with a key to your storage unit if you ever need help retrieving something from it, which is especially common during moving and relocation.Ultimately, if the individual that you want to share the unit with is someone that you trust and have known for a long time, giving them a key is unlikely to present any safety issues. Professional Advantages to Self-Storage Self-storage isn’t only useful for reducing clutter in your personal life. Professionals in a number of industries can take advantage of shared self-storage in New York City and New Jersey. Here are some ways that self-storage can help your business: Utilizing a shared space with a coworker or business partner can give you the opportunity to organize your work environment more efficiently without having to navigate around your existing layout. Self-storage makes a great solution for offices that are changing locations or are temporarily inaccessible. Putting unused furniture and hardware, such as computer monitors or printers, into shared storage allows you to better manage or revamp your workspace. Seasonal business signage and holiday decorations can also be stored in a shared unit until the following year. If you’re interested in affordable business or commercial storage solutions, call Treasure Island Storage at 212-804-8972. Things to Consider Before Sharing Storage Space While there are ...


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January 5th, 2021


Incorporating Self-Storage When Decluttering Your Office

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The home office is gaining traction. Companies offer more job flexibility than ever, allowing employees to complete their work at home. There is one commonality to both traditional and home working environments: clutter.It’s easy for your office to go from clean to messy if you don’t stay organized. Using self-storage units may be key to keeping your belongings in order. A clean environment leads to a more successful and productive day. Here are a few ways you can declutter your office space, and why self-storage could be the solution you’re looking for. Remove Items That Don’t Belong What do you need to be successful when working from home? A desk, a comfortable chair, a computer, and ample space. If you have the room for it, add a filing cabinet or a bookshelf. That’s it for home office necessities.However, when it comes to home offices, they often become storage space for all those unwanted items in the house. It’s challenging to be productive when boxes of your kid’s art projects or old furniture fills the room. Go through everything piece by piece to determine what you want to keep and what you can get rid of. If there are still items you can’t part with, rent a self-storage unit for items taking up space. Clean Off Your Desk If all you can see are stacks of paperwork and files, it’s time to clean off your desk. It’s essential to have a clean workspace. Try a color-coded system to determine which files go to which task or client. Once all the paperwork is back in its correct place, organize your files whichever way will work best for you.Consider storing unneeded files. A self-storage unit will keep your files organized and out of the way, and you can retrieve those files whenever you need to. When you pull something from storage, make sure to bring a file from home to store in its place. Otherwise, your unit will be empty and your office back to cluttered before ...


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December 8th, 2020


How Much Stuff Can I Fit in a 5×5 Storage Unit?

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Storage units are one of the best ways to store your belongings when they aren’t needed in the house. No matter what your storage needs are, we have a range of units and locations to choose from. However, the age-old question is always the same: How much storage do I need? Some people like to have the “go big or go home” mentality, when, in reality, a 5×5 storage unit may be all you need. How Big is a 5×5 Storage Space? Our 5×5 unit is our smallest, and cheapest, storage option, but it’ll still provide you with the space you need. These units have 25 square feet and 200 cubic feet of storage space and feel just like a walk-closet. What Can I Fit in a 5×5 Unit? Even though these are smaller units, vertical space is key to getting the most out of your space. Some items that can fit include: Clothing Furniture Equipment Dorm room items Holiday decorations No matter what you’re putting away, just remember to put the heaviest items on the bottom and the lightest items at the top. Clothing If you’re anything like us, you have too many clothes and not enough space to keep them all. A 5×5 storage unit is a perfect place to keep all your winter clothes during those warm, sunny days. Plus, they’re only a drive or walk away for you to conveniently swap out those summer clothes for hats, gloves, and jackets.The best way to keep clothes in a storage unit is by placing them in storage bins, but make sure to wash your items first. Unwashed clothes could produce mold or mildew. You may be inclined to use cardboard boxes or plastic bags because they’re more cost-effective, but storage bins will prevent moisture from seeping in and ruining your clothes. Furniture A 5×5 unit can hold some smaller pieces of furniture. Think bookshelves, small chairs, or even a full-size mattress. Aim mainly for items that can easily stack on top of each other to maximize your space; just make sure to ...


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November 3rd, 2020


What to Do With My Belongings Before I Travel

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Traveling is one of the best ways to learn more about yourself and the world. You can discover things you never knew you loved, places you never knew existed, and develop passions you never knew you had. Travel opportunities don’t come around often, so if you get the chance, seize it! Don’t let your belongings weigh you down. If you’re worried about what to do with your valuables before you travel, below you’ll find a list of options and things to keep in mind when planning your epic voyage.  Preparing to Travel: Options for What to Do with Your Stuff  If you come across the chance to travel—whether it’s for work, studies, or leisure—uncertainty may start to set in once you realize how much stuff you have. Although you may have many things to take care of before you travel, don’t let that discourage you from what is likely going to be the experience of a lifetime. Be proactive and start planning early. Make a list of everything you need to take with you on your trip, and as for the rest of your stuff, here are your options:  Trash It About half of the stuff we own is unnecessary. As much as most of us dread getting rid of things, even when you know you don’t need or use them, decluttering is the first step you should take before you travel. Depending on your unique circumstances, you may have old sports gear, clothes, or baby toys that have piled up in your home over time. Take a moment to establish which of those items are valuable to you or may be of value to someone else, and then trash the rest. Even if you plan on moving back into your home after your trip, the last thing you want to do is come back to a cluttered home. Plus, you will probably accumulate new items during your travels. Sell It What better way to declutter and downsize your home than by making some extra cash ...


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October 14th, 2020


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