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Lexington Mini-Storage Tips and Blog

Storage Tips

Appliances

A refrigerator should be stored with its door slightly ajar. Some goods can be stored inside large appliances and boxes. Be sure to clean stoves and cooking equipment before placing them in a storage space of any kind.

Books and Paper Documents

Pack books flat to protect their spines and pages. Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to prevent moisture absorption. Use packing materials to fill out empty pockets in the boxes. Do not pack fragile items in the same box with books and do not overload boxes.

Bedding, Clothing, Curtains, Drapes, and Linens

Clothing, curtains, and drapes should be stored on hangers. If hanging cartons are not available, such items should be carefully folded and stored in dresser drawers or cedar chests along with bedding and linens. Food crumbs and stains should be removed before storage.

Dishes and Glassware

Place a layer of packing material inside the bottom and at the top of boxes containing glassware. All glass items should be individually wrapped. Nest cups and bowls, and stand all plates, saucers, and platters on edge. Wrapped glass should be placed near the top of cartons. Label all boxes containing glassware, and do not place heavy items on boxes containing glassware.

Furniture

Place a pallet, corrugated cardboard mat, or plastic sheet on the floor and stand sofas and mattresses on end. Disassemble beds and tables and wrap table legs in paper. If a table will not disassemble, place padding on the floor and place the table on its top with legs pointing up. Use dresser tops for stacking cartons, and dresser drawers for linens or small delicate items. Keep upholstery off the floor. Most lightweight chairs can be disassembled. Finally, place a light cotton (i.e. a bed sheet) dust cover over your furniture.

Lamps

Wrap lamp bases in padding and place them in boxes, and pack delicate lamp shades or any other items that may be damaged by ink stains. Be sure to clearly label boxes containing lamps. Do not store heavy items on boxes containing lamps or lamp shades.

Bicycles and Other Metal Items

To prevent rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.

Winter will soon be in Kentucky (if it hasn't arrived already!), which unfortunately means fishing season is over. Lexington Mini-StorageÔŅĹhas a few ideas for how to store all of your fishing supplies.

Cheaper rods need little to no care. However, more expensive rods with cork handles will...

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We are all excited to have friends and family gathered around for thanksgiving. In all of your celebrations, don't forget about your furry friends! You may be tempted to allow them to participate in festivities. However, there are some dangerous foods and drinks that they should not be consuming...

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We all know Thanksgiving preparations can be hectic. Lexington Mini-Storage is here to help make Thanksgiving as easy as pumpkin pie.

Write down recipes and tape them to your cupboards for easy access.

Skip the peeling. If you are going to boil potatoes at some point, you can skip the peeling (we...

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We all know Thanksgiving preparations can be hectic. Lexington Mini-Storage is here to help make Thanksgiving as easy as pumpkin pie.

  • Ice down the turkey. This will prevent the breast meat from drying out during the cooking process.
  • Cook it semi frozen. Just like icing down the breast, this will...
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We all know Thanksgiving preparations can be hectic.†Lexington Mini-Storage†is here to help make Thanksgiving as easy†as pumpkin pie.†

Prepare ahead. You can prep a lot of ingredients ahead of time (and even cook some dishes a day or two in advance), saving time on Thanksgiving Day to spend with...

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Having trouble hiding holiday gifts from your snoopy family members? Here are more ways in which you can sneakily hide those big surprises

Make use of your office space. It's a great place to store those extra-secret gifts for your loved ones.†

Take advantage of kitchen appliances you rarely use....

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We all try to do our best to hide holiday gifts from our loved ones (especially those kiddos), sometimes unsuccessfully. Here are some gift storage tips for your holiday season!

If you are ordering gifts online, ship them to the home in which you will be celebrating the holidays. For example, if...

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Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving Day, is a key day in online shopping as the holiday gift-giving season begins. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind:

1. Just like with your grocery shopping, you never want to go without your list (else you will buy a lot of unnecessary items...

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Follow these black friday tips for a less stressful shopping adventure.

1. Ever heard to never go to the grocery store without a list? The same is true for Black Friday. If you have a list, you are less likely to buy things you do not need (and optimize your time at certain stores).

2. Focus your...

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We are coming up on mini-graduation season--November and December. So it's time to think about what you need to do before you graduate.

†It's a common misconception that December graduates have a tougher time finding a job. In fact, there will be less competition in finding a job compared with...

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The leaves are falling and the trees will soon be bare.†Next comes the tedious process of removing your leaves from your property...or not? We all know removing leaves, whether via blower, rake, broom, or mulcher, is a long and seemingly endless process.

What most of us don't realize is that...

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Not sure what to do with your pumpkin left over from Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations? Here are a few ideas that will be sure to please!

If you decided not to carve your pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern, you can use it to make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving (or just because). "Pie Pumpkins"...

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Have you noticed your bathroom has started to look a little down in the dumps? If so, here are some easy ways to make it look better!

 

  • Start with a color scheme.† If you donít want to repaint, find another color to pair with your wall color and go with it
  • Upgrade your towels, hand towels, wash...
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DIY projects can either be enjoyable or they can be a headache.† If youíre unsure of what projects you should tackle, take a look at this list at some easy home projects that will increase the value of your home.† While you may not be planning to sell your home anytime soon, these upgrades will...

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With the holiday season upon us, burglars and thieves are just getting started.† New gifts, busy schedules, and traveling out of town can leave you and your home vulnerable.† This season, make sure you are taking the necessary precautions to prevent your home from being burglarized.

†Doors:

  • Dead...
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As winter is approaching, itís important to note the steps that youíve been taking to prepare your home for the change in climate. Most homeowners associate winter with high heating bills, which isnít always the case. Here are some easy tips to help save you money this winter!

 

  • Fill in any air...
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In the unfortunate event that youíve become a victim from water damage in a ceiling in your home, Lexington Mini Storage wants to help!† Itís important to note, however, when to call in the experts and when you can do it yourself.†

 

First, get a metal putty knife and start scraping off the water...

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The next time youíre in your kitchen, take a look at your cabinets.† Do you have that awkward, wasted space between the cabinets and the ceiling?† If you answered yes, donít fret!† Lexington Mini Storage has some tips so that space can benefit you!

 

  • Use some type of container to store items that...
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If youíre thinking about putting your house on the market, or are already in the process of selling your home, you are probably stressed about it all.† To make things easier, make sure that you donít forget to follow these easy steps.† These are common mistakes that homeowners make when staging...

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Weíve already discussed some easy tips for preparing the outside of your home for the winter season. Today, we have some simple tips for preparing the interior of your home too. Since you spend the majority of your time at home, you should want it to be a welcoming place!

 

  1. If you havenít already,...
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As fall goes by and winter approaches, wildlife watchers look forward to winter bird visitors. That means those birds are going to have fewer and fewer things to eat as the weather gets colder. You can easily build your own bird feeder from materials you might have around the house (some of...

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means free time with the family.†You can be sure to entertain your kids (and the rest of the family!) with these fun activities.

Are you hosting your extended family for Thanksgiving? Get your kids involved in welcoming them to your home with this...

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This past weekend, we got a taste of winter temperatures to come.†Lexington Mini-Storage wants you have your vehicle prepared for winter weather. Here are a few things you should consider:

1. Check your battery

2. Make sure you have enough antifreeze.

3. Check the pressure levels and tread of your...

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The weathermen have been predicting this coming winter will be a lot like last winter. That means it will be time to bundle up here in Kentucky! It also means that you should be proactive in keeping the cold out of your home, and making sure your home is prepared for those chilly...

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So you want to spend your weekend repainting a couple rooms in your houses. You donít have much experience painting, but you want to do it yourself to learn. Here are some helpful hints about paint finishes:

 

  • Flat: This is the least glossy paint finish. Since it is not glossy, it doesn't reflect...
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Lexington Mini Storage not only offers the largest selection of self storage units, storage units, and storage rentals, but we have two locations to choose from!

Both locations offer free moving trucks for your convenience.

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After Halloween is over, the rest of the year seems to go by even quicker than the first 10 months of the year.† Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Yearsí Eve, and numerous birthdays, parties, and relatives coming into town, you need to be prepared.† Hereís how to have a stress-free holiday...

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Lexington Mini Storage offers the largest selection of storage units, self storage units, and storage rentals in Lexington, KY.

Not to mention we offer a free moving truck for your convenience!†

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Have you ever wondered what would happen in the unfortunate event that your home was burglarized?† If you havenít, you should.† Itís always smart to know where your valuables are at all times to ensure theyíre safe and secure.† Whereís the best place to store your valuables?†

While a safe in your...

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Lexington Mini Storage offers two convenient locations in Lexington, KY.

We offer free moving trucks, self storage options, storage rental options, and storage units in Lexington, KY.

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If you have a fireplace in your home, make it stand out and be a strength for your home!† Here are some easy ways to make it a focal point in your home.

 

  • If itís not functional, find ways to fill the void where the wood would go.† Add wood, flowers, or something else in its place.
  • Repaint the...
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With cooler weather upon us, some of us transition into fall and winter better than others. It's common to be a little down about the weather change, as you won't be able to enjoy the outdoors as often and it becomes dark much earlier than it does in the summer.

Since your home is the place...

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Lexington Mini-Storage†here, and it's that time of the year when the leaves are falling, you wake up to crisp morning air, and your kids are planning their Halloween costumes. It's a great time to get the family together to do some easy craft projects. Here are a few you might enjoy:

Don't quite...

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Itís no lie that kids love to get candy as a result of getting dressed up and walking all over their neighborhood and probably other neighborhoods.† Do you participate in trick or treating?† If you do, do you always give out candy?† Here are some great alternatives instead of giving out...Read More

Halloween isnít just for kids! In fact, your children may feel more comfortable about dressing up if you do too.†† Why not? Here are some fun costume ideas for the whole family.

 

  • The Despicable Me family
  • Winnie the Pooh characters
  • 101 Dalmatians: The kids are Dalmatians while the parents are...
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The common cold can often be confused with seasonal allergies. Both have similar symptoms (ie. runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing). Fall is just as potent on allergy-ridden people as spring.†About 10-30% of the populations experiences fall allergies, which are often brought on by ragweed and...

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Fall is here, and winter is just around the corner. It is no longer bikini season, and we are already bringing out the heavier jackets. While you still may be optimistic there will be a few more warmer days before winter sets in, you will eventually need to pack away your summer clothes....

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Halloween is just around the corner. Here are a few ideas for carving your pumpkins for the holiday!

Star and Moon Eyes.

Silhouette Pumpkin.

Fall Leaves: a not-so-scary option.

Etching. You can show a lot more detail with etching, but won't get the glow of a hollowed pumpkin.

Party Pumpkin: for...

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We are now fully enjoying the full extent of the fall colors here in Kentucky. As kids, we love to collect and play in the fall leaves. Why not make a craft project out of it?†

There are a few things you can do with those beautiful oranges, yellows, and reds of fall leaves:

1. Use Glycerin and...

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Itís fall, which means that every variance of pumpkin flavored foods are flying off the shelves.† Along with indulging in pumpkin spiced lattes and whatever else might float your boat, itís a rites of passage to go to the pumpkin patch before Halloween.† What do you do when you found the right...

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The weekend is usually the best time to relax, but why not be productive if you can?† You donít have to completely renovate your home to be productive, either.† Here are some easy projects that wonít take any time at all!

 

-Clean out that junk drawer (or two, or five)

-Hang those pictures that...

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Halloween is just around the corner! Instead of going to a Halloween store to break the bank on a cheaply made, overpriced costume, why not make a costume from things you most likely already have around your house? And if you donít it would surely be cheaper than buying a full ensemble for just...

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You just got done repainting your living and dining rooms, but you realized after the job was done that you bought too much paint.† Donít let it go to waste!† Lexington Mini Storage has some great tips to properly store your paint cans.

 

Be sure to label the paint cans if it hasnít already been...

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With autumn in full swing, most people are out enjoying the seasonís change and preparing for winter.† If you have allergies, however, fall can be the worst.† Since home is where you spend the most time, here are some ways to minimize the allergens that you allow in your house.

As tempting as it...

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A lot of people say that when they are on vacation, whether itís for a weekend or a week or more, they have trouble sleeping.† Why is that?† You should be relaxed if youíre on vacation!† Hereís how to sleep better, like youíre in your own bed.

 

Know your preferences.† Do you like a pitch black...

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With every move comes a new address. Whatís the best way to let people know youíve moved? Who should you tell? You donít want any sensitive information like credit card bills sent to your old address so the new tenants have that information. Lexington Mini Storage is going to tell you how to...

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Here are a few more ideas for repurposing food and drink containers to more efficiently store items in your home.

Have a toddler at home? Never know what to do with all of those baby food containers once you're little one is done? Make a spice rack out of them! You can use chalkboard paint on the...

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Do you have a lot of glass jars that you never quite know what to do with? You could recycle them, but you could also use them to free up that ever-important storage space around your home. Here are a few ideas for repurposing food and drink containers to more efficiently store items in your...

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Have a pile of clothes you want to throw away? Maybe you just got around to spring cleaning. Here are some ideas for freeing up storage space by repurposing those old clothes, brought to you by†Lexington Mini-Storage.†

Have a lot of old, nostalgic t-shirts that you don't want to give away? Make a...

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We are always looking for new and unique ideas to for storage.†With the end of construction season coming, there may be a lot of wooden pallets available for repurposing. Here are just a few ideas:

Use them for gardens and greenery.

 

Classy wine bottle and glass storage.

Make a sturdy wooden crate...

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Making sure your collectible car is stored safely is important!†Lexington Mini-Storage†has some tips for storing your collectibles and keeping them out of harm's way.

Keeping your car out of the elements. This is made easier with†Lexington Mini-Storage's†climate-controlled storage facilities.†

Lexington Mini-Storage has some great tips for all the handymen out there! These ideas are also good to start thinking about as winter approaches and you will be using your outdoor tools less.

Blade saver: use an old garden hose to cover sharp tools like saws.†

OR use a PVC blade saver.

Wrench...

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No matter what size bathroom you may have, it seems we are always short on storage space. Here are a few ways to cut down on clutter and increase your storage area, brought to you by†Lexington Mini-Storage.†

Use a file box (preferably metal) to store hot irons or hair driers. This frees up...

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Use a soap box for crayons-on-the go.

OR store crayons in a baby wipe container.

Put puzzles in zippered pencil pouches.

Store stuffed animals in "the zoo".

Hang painted crates for shoe storage.

Magnetic strips to hold metal toy cars.

Clear storage is a must for every playroom. You can better see...

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The holidays are a long ways off, but it might be time to think about how you can store your decorations so they will be easier to find and put up in your home. †Lexington Mini-Storage†has a few tips for holiday storage:†

Glue plastic cups to a piece of cardboard, put your ornaments in, and stack...

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Do you have items can never find the right place for? Are there things that are always in your way or cluttering your closets?†Lexington Mini-Storage has some tips for a few of those more common awkward storage problems.

Plastic tackle boxes: they're great for so many things. But even more useful...

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Here are some creative tips for keeping your kitchen in order, brought to you by†Lexington Mini-Storage.

Store tupperware lids in a metal CD rack.

DIY fabric tupperware lid holder. You just need a few basic sewing skills and scrap fabric.

Plate cradles for your heavier plates really make them easy...

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Lexington Mini-Storage†thought you might like these creative uses for egg cartons:

Drawer Dividers: Keep your paper clips, paper binders, rubber bands, erasers, coins, and other items all separate (and prevent them from ending up at the back of the drawer, not to be found for years to come).

Store...

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You just got to your new place. It's a hectic time. Here are some things to keep in mind while unpacking.

  • While unloading, make sure there is no damage and no item is missing.
  • Make sure utilities are connected.
  • Carry travelerís checks or cash for quick payments.
  • Plan out placement of major items in...
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It's MOVING DAY! It can be a very stressful day, so here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Check closets, drawers, shelves, the attic, and the garage to make sure nothing has been left behind.
  • Turn off all the lights
  • Lock the doors and windows.
  • If you hired movers, be sure to stick around so that...
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Planning to move in the near future? Here are some things you should be thinking of 1 week out.

  • If you are moving your belongings yourself, be sure to label them--not just with what is in the boxes, but how to load them into your vehicle (and perhaps how fragile the items may be). For example,...
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Planning to move in the near future? Here are some things you should be thinking of 2-4 weeks out.

  • If you have a newborn or toddlers, you should consider scheduling a babysitter during moving day.
  • Return library books.
  • Consider packing and moving valuables yourself.†
  • If you are†traveling a long...
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Planning to move in the near future? Here are some things you should be thinking of 4-5 weeks out.

  • If you are moving some of your items yourself, make sure to start to collect moving supplies.†Lexington Mini-Storage†sells moving supplies including bubble wrap, tape, mattress covers, and a wide...
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Planning to move in the near future? Here are some things you should be thinking of 6-8 weeks out.

  • Make a list for items you will bring with you.
  • Make a list of items you want to put into storage.
  • Make a list of items to be moved professionally and those you want to move yourself.
  • Figure out which...
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Organize. With just a little forethought, you would be amazed at what you can fit into a small space.

Cat litter. Or sand. When you live in a place with winter, you will want to carry either of these items with you, as snowmelt and refreeze can cause a slippery pathway to your outdoor unit. Sand...

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It has been almost a week since Labor Day, the unofficial end to the summer and the welcome of fall. That means it's time to start thinking about what you might need to do to prepare your home for the coming cooler months.

  • Make sure your heating systems are checked and cleaned. You don't want to...
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Suddenly got the urge to purge your closet of unnecessary clothes but are continually saving things you don't wear? Here are a few tips to help you along:†

1. If you haven't worn it for a year, out it goes. You've gone through every season without wearing it.

2. Try all of your clothes on. Maybe a...

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Here are a few tips for making the most out of your closet space.†

1. Cut down on inventory. It's difficult to do, but it's a necessary evil.

2. Make extra rod space by building your own DIY clothes and shoes rack.†

3. If you aren't in a DIY mood, double your rod space by hanging a second rod below...

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If you own jewelry, you have likely experienced the tangle of earrings, necklaces, rings, watches, and bracelets that can ensue. Whether you are in the process of moving, or you just have a "drawerful" of accessories,†Lexington Mini-Storage†is here to help!†

Get a jewelry armoire. They come in...

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Whether you are part of the Tiny Home movement or you just live in a small apartment, finding ways to effectively utilize your space can be difficult. Lexington Mini-Storage is here to help!

 

1. Downsize. A lot of kitchen appliances are only occasionally used, yet occupy a lot of valuable space....

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1. You guessed it: empty the gas tank. Unused gas can invite unwanted rust in your mower.

2. Disconnect the spark plug (this prevents injury for the following steps)

3. Remove the blade. This allows easier access to the underside of the mower. (HINT: This is a great time to sharpen the blade for...

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  • Make a sketch of the floor plan in your storage unit, making sure to label items you may want to refind in the near future.
  • Leave a path in the middle of your unit to access all of your stored items.
  • Keep frequently used items at the front of the storage unit. That way, you may easily get to...
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It is always nice to have an organized home. Here are tips from Lexington Mini-Storage for keeping it organized and decluttered:

  • Make use of the awkward space underneath your stairs: create an enclosed space and use it for seasonal clothing (ie. winter clothes you arenít using), as a pantry, or...
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Sometimes we find ourselves needing to store a vehicle for an extended period of time. Whether you are going out of the country, your son or daughter is going off to college, or you are a storing a†valued collector's car,†Lexington Mini Storage has you covered.†

Here are a few tips in preparing...

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Whether your are using External Hard Drives, Flash Drives, CDs, or floppy disks, Lexington Mini Storage†is the place to store them!

Computers have often contain our†most valued documents, photos, and projects. Making sure they are kept safe is your number one priority. You want to be sure that...

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Most renters have to pay a security deposit before moving into a rental property. What exactly does this do? This helps landlords balance out the possibility of paying out of pocket to fix damages that you incurred during your stay. Whatís the best way to make sure you get your money back?

  • Clean....
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Everyone in the real estate market knows that the number one rule is location, location, location.†† Your location might be great in regards to your commute to school or work, but it might not be a quiet neighborhood in the suburbs.† If you deal with the loud noises of traffic, sirens,...

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Moving from one rental property to another can be a pain. Is it better to wait until your current lease is up before looking for your next rental?† Do you overlap your leases?† Lexington Mini Storage has all the answers for you!

†When do I look for rental properties?

It is probably best to look...

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With technology comes cords and chargers. These tips will help make your cord storage, whether at home, in your office, or at Lexington Mini Storage, pain-free.

1.†Organize.†Use an DIY organizer. Upcycle toilet paper rolls and use them as individual pockets for your various cords. If you are in...

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Mason jars have been around for a while Ė recently, theyíre seeing a boost in popularity.† The reason behind it may be hard to decipher, but having them in your home is a definite sign of being with the times.† You donít have to use your jars just for canning, either.† Hereís some ways to get...

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When youíre shopping on a budget, you may start feeling down because you canít splurge on the items you really want.† Thereís no need to do that!† If you want to give a room in your home a new look or feel, have no fear Ė here are some simple tips to redecorate on a limited budget:

  • Check out your...
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With fall just around the corner, it may leave you feeling like you didnít get the most out of your summer. Donít fret, because Lexington Mini Storage has provided some last minute ideas for you to add to your end-of-the-summer bucket list!

  • Have a weekend getaway in the outdoors Ė go camping,...
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You spend a lot of your time in your bedroom, whether or not you think so. You sleep there, which takes up a lot of time for most people. When you walk in your bedroom, do you become relaxed? Or do you find the environment in your bedroom to be somewhat stressful? Your bedroom should be your...

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Off to college soon? Here are 7 hacks for living in your small dorm room or apartment!

1. Use a binder clip to keep beverages stacked in a mini fridge.

2. Heat two bowls in one microwave by stacking one on top of a cup or coffee mug.

3. Reheat pizza with a glass of of water to prevent chewy pizza...

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If you love wine, you may love these tips on wine storage!†

 

  • 55į F is the "ideal" temperature for wine storage. However, storage temperature can range anywhere from 45į F to 60į F so long as the wine is consumed within a few years of purchase.

  • Keeping wine refrigerated can dry out the cork,...
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If you are planning on†storing your items, you may want to consider these reasons to use climate-controlled storage. Whether it's the heat, cold, or humidity, here are a five†reasons to choose to store your items where the weather won't get to them!

1. Temperature Fluctuations

Temperatures†above...

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After the yard sale is over, chances are you still have some things left that didnít sell. This begs the question, ďWhat do I do now?Ē Well, Lexington Mini Storage will help you answer that question with these quick tips!

  • Think ahead Ė could these items sell at a future yard sale? If you donít...
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Yard sales of today donít compare to yard sales of yesterday. In todayís time an age, technology has played a vital role in connecting and reconnecting people through social networks. When youíre thinking about hosting a yard sale, you can use technology to your benefit to draw in bigger crowds...

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Everyone at some point in his or her life has moved. The majority of people dread moving and describe the experience as traumatic. At Lexington Mini Storage, we think moving can be a good thing. Not only do we have two convenient locations in Lexington, KY, but we also offer climate controlled...

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If you live in a small apartment or house, you get asked the same question every time someone comes to visit you: Where do you put all yourÖstuff? Well, depending on how well you manage your space determines how you answer. With these great tips from Lexington Mini Storage, you can now amaze...

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Everyone could use more storage space. Whether itís in your garage, basement, or a storage unit with Lexington Mini Storage, you probably use Rubbermaid storage containers or traditional boxes. You may not know that there are many places that you can find boxes for little to nothing! If you...

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As the summer months begin to wind down, you may be wondering what you can do with that ďkiddie poolĒ that keeps your children so easily entertained.† No worries, Lexington Mini Storage has some unique tips and tricks to get the most out of your childrenís pool.

  • Instead of just throwing the...
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Do you have a job that requires you to move frequently? Do you like to move around to see the country or world? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you know all of the pains and struggles of moving Ė packing, unpacking, organizing, and reorganizing. Lexington Mini Storage has some...

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As summer comes to a close, fall will make its way into Lexington.† After a long, hot summer, your home will need a little TLC to make the most of the transition.†† Here are some tips to make sure that your home recovers from the hot summer temperatures.†

  • Change your air conditioning filters
  • Be...
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As Labor Day Weekend is approaching, many find the long weekend as one to spend time with their family. If you donít want to go too far out of the way for a fun-filled family weekend, donít count out all of the great sights that the Commonwealth of Kentucky has!

If youíre feeling adventurous,...

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At any stage of living in your home or apartment, changing or renovating it can be good.† Donít be fooled by magazines telling you to spend large amounts of money to change up your home; sometimes all it takes are a few tweaks here and there and youíll notice a big difference.†

  • A fresh coat of...
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Labor Day will be here before you know it.† This summer has flown by, and Lexington Mini Storage wants to make sure you get the most out of your holiday weekend!† If youíre staying home for the long weekend, itís the opportune time to get some of those home projects done that you can never find...

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Itís August, and the kiddos are probably starting school sooner than the college kids. At Lexington Mini Storage, we are busy helping out our college students make sure their move from our climate controlled storage units to their new homes is as smooth as possible. Either way, weíve thought of...

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Take a moment to think about all the stuff you have in your house. Do you use it all? Is it worth keeping some things in your house that take up space, even if you just use it a few times a year? If the answer is no, here are a few ideas to help you de-clutter your home and reorganize it at the...

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Itís almost time for students to be flooding college towns, especially here in Lexington, KY. Not only do we offer two convenient locations in Lexington, but we our month lease is especially helpful to college students. If you will be living in a dorm this fall, Lexington Mini Storage has some...

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Your bedroom is another great place to get the most out of your storage. †If you want your room to feel larger, or if you want to use your space the most efficiently, below are some ideas to do that:

  • Instead of folding your clothes, try rolling them - less wrinkles and more space
  • Look into buying...
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Just like with bathrooms, the kitchen is another area that can be cluttered. †Here are some easy tips to get the most out of your storage space in your kitchen:

  • Add magnetic panels to your walls to attach metal cookware
  • Create your own "roll out" pantry
  • Add a knife block to a cabinet wall
  • Hang pots...
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Lexington Mini Storage is Lexington, KY's finest self storage facility in the area. †We offer two convenient locations in Lexington, both with climate controlled storage available.

Have you ever thought about using a storage unit for more than just your average storage? †Sure, Lexington Mini...

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As a continuation from the first article, here are some tips that not everyone thinks about when they're moving. †By reading these, you'll be ahead of the game.

1. †If you have a fridge at your new place, be sure to stock it with cold drinks and snacks - especially if you have a lot to move

2. If...

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There's a reason looking in someone else's medicine cabinet when visiting their house is considered a faux pas - it probably isn't the most organized. †If you're looking to use your space more efficiently or become more organized in general, here are some easy, DIY ideas for even the smallest...

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Summer - it's one of the best times of the year. †The kids are out of school, you can travel, and the weather is warm. †Take a few minutes to make your own travel kit now, and reap the benefits of it for months to come. †

1. Wipes. †Kids are messy, so always have these handy to wipe up any mess...

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Anywhere you look on the web, you're bound to see numerous websites and articles telling you pretty well known, common tips on moving. †Here at Lexington Mini Storage, we've pondered the best kept secrets of the moving world so you can keep your move as stress free as possible.

1. †For clothes...

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There are many reasons you might want to put a couch into a storage unit with Lexington Mini Storage. †You might be storing it to stage your home, getting ready for a yard sale, renovating your home, or whatever else. †There's a right way and many wrong ways to store a couch, so protect your...

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Doing some redecorating around the house? †If you have an extra rug that you don't know what to do with, move it to a storage unit with†Lexington Mini Storage. †What's the best way to store an area rug? † Follow these simple steps and your rug will look like new when you decide to use it...

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Lexington Mini Storage in Lexington, KY offers two convenient locations for the Lexington community to utilize affordable climate controlled storage units.

We gladly serve both residents and businesses in the community. †Have you ever thought about storing your business documents in a climate...

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Everybody has to start somewhere. †If you've never made a move, or opened up a storage unit, then read below to make sure you don't fall victim to these rookie mistakes.

1. Plan, plan, plan.† Planning your move as far in advance as possible will help eliminate a lot of the headaches that come...

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Lexington Mini Storage is home to Lexington, KY and Fayette County's finest self storage units. †We offer two convenient locations in Lexington for your convenience. We offer climate controlled storage units, too! †There are many benefits to opening up a climate controlled storage unit as...

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If you would consider yourself a wino, chances are you have more bottles than you do wine racks. †What do you do with all the extra bottles you're letting age to perfection right now? †If you don't have a wine cellar, your wine could be getting damaged without you knowing it.

Not right-side up

To...

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Whether you're about to move out or move in, everyone know's it is a painstaking process. †It's easy to get overwhelmed with how much stuff you have, how much you want to get rid of, and how much you don't want to move any of it. †If you have the luxury of planning out your move with at least a...

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With the real estate market picking up momentum, now is as good of a time as ever to put your house on the market. †Lexington Mini Storage offers climate controlled storage units at two locations in Lexington, KY and would be glad to help you get the most bang for your buck when selling your...

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It's no surprise that the summer months pack the heat, especially in Lexington, KY. †Items that you may not need right now and are in storage could be in danger if you don't take the proper precautions to combat the heat.

At Lexington Mini Storage, we offer climate controlled storage units. †This...

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At the beginning of this month, University of Kentucky Basketball Coach John Calipari made headlines as he extended his contract. The seven year, $52.5 million contract will ensure that Calipari will continue his legacy on at UK. †That being said, Coach Cal might not need a storage unit in...

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I had a great garage sale this past Saturday.† We sold all kinds of stuff and I feel like I got paid to clean out my garage.† I was on such a roll that I decided to keep the momentum going and get even more out of my garage.† Not the item that I wanted to sell but just too keep out of my way all...

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Youíve just moved into your new house and you have more boxes to unpack than youíd like to count.† Letís rewind and go over some helpful tips that will make your move easier than ever.

  1. Instead of opting for bubble wrap, wrap your dishware and anything fragile in clothing.† This will help save...
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When you open up a storage unit with Lexington Mini Storage, youíre bound to go through your belongings where you live and decide what youíre going to fill it with if you havenít already.†

†When you go through your things, you decide what to keep, what to get rid of, and what to store.† Once this...

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If you donít have a dedicated mudroom in your home, that doesnít mean you canít have an organized entryway.† As a result of having an organized mudroom, it doesnít induce stress by coming home from work and seeing a mess of shoes, jackets, keys, and whatever else might be found in your...

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Itís clear that organization is important, both at the workplace and at home. You donít have to spend a fortune to stay organized, either. Here are some cheap ideas to stay organized.

  1. Put all of your instruction manuals into a three ring binder
  2. Use old shoe boxes to keep like items together such...
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Even if you donít plan on moving from your current home anytime soon, itís always best to plan ahead.† By doing this, you can get even more out of your future Lexington Mini Storage unit.

Coffee tables and ottomans

Instead of these items being ďdead spaceĒ in your home, give them a dual purpose.†...

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With Lexington Mini Storage, you can make something out of nothing with our climate controlled storage units.† If you have a room in your house or apartment that just seems to be a black hole of miscellaneous items that you want to keep, but donít necessarily need, then Lexington Mini Storage...

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How did storage units first originate?† Some report that the first commercial storage unit business started in Sioux City, Iowa in the late 1890s and then expanded as the Bekins family moved across the country.†

†After several decades of hiring moving trucks to put your belongings, self storage...

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After you have successful moved, what do you do next?† Your new place is cluttered with boxes, your belongings, and no telling what else.

†First, do not end your lease with your storage unit until you know for sure that you wonít need it.† You could have underestimated how much extra storage...

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If youíre in Lexington this summer, chances are there are a lot of fun things happening that you donít even know about.† Some people get so used to living in a certain city that they forget about all of the different things to get out and do!† Below is a list of some activities to make your...

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If youíre a resident of Lexington, KY, you know that tailgating for University of Kentucky football games is a big deal.† If you like to partake in the football festivities, but are short on storage space for all of your tailgating items, Lexington Mini Storage can help.

†Canopy tents, coolers,...

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College students have the advantage that those who have already graduated and have jobs donít: study abroad. Studying abroad is something you can do while still in undergrad without having to worry about a job or family to provide for.† Whether itís for a summer or a semester, going out of the...

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Although this academic year is over, college students who went home for the summer will some be moving back to Lexington in just a couple months.† Even if you are living in Lexington and are moving into another house or apartment, you will need a place to store your belongings to make the move...

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If youíre from Kentucky, you know that the weather is hardly the same for more than a few weeks.† Cold fronts, warm fronts, rain, snow, sleet, tornados, and storms are all things Kentuckians must face every year; some even encounter this type of weather in one season.

†If youíre a college...

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Lexington, KY is home to the Keeneland Racecourse, famous for its horse racing.† Keeneland is held twice a year, in April and October.† In recent history, the Horseplayers Association of North America named Keeneland among the worldís top race tracks.

†Keeneland is an integral part of Lexington.†...

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Between work and home and your Lexington Mini Storage unit, there are numerous places that need to be locked and unlocked. †The problem is that so many keys look alike that itís difficult to keep track of them all. Keep reading to learn how to organize keys!

First, free all your keys from their...

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Have you ever had someone step into your office, only to see them paying more attention to your cluttered desk than what you are saying?† We all understand that getting work done is a job in and of itself. But if you suffer from a cluttered desk, you may be discouraging yourself from working in...

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Whether you know it or not, Flag Day was first started on June 14th, 1777 - the day that the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the flag of the United States. National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress in August of 1949 and has been observed on June 14th, with the flying...

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As a college student, it can be a pain to have to pack and unpack your belongings as you move from a dorm room, to an apartment, to a house, to anywhere else you find suitable to inhabit. Lexington Mini Storage offers a great alternative to leaving your stuff behind where it might not be...

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If you need to put a bed and mattress in self storage ó maybe your partner is moving in and you need to upgrade, or your kids are moving out and you want to repurpose their rooms ó follow these helpful hints to make sure they maintain their magic for years to come.

Consider climate control.

Technology is becoming an integral part in day-to-day life in society.† As a result, everyone has large amounts of cords that go to different devices, such as cell phones, laptops, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players; the list goes on.†

To save time from having to untangle every cord in your home,

Getting ready to move?† Are houseplants part of your home?† If you answered yes to both questions, chances are you are concerned about how to keep your plants healthy while you make your move.† Below, Lexington Mini Storage has some tips to make the transitions for your houseplants as easy as...

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Your storage unit was neat and tidy when you started, but things have become a bit less organized. And itís becoming increasingly difficult to find what you need.

Since spring has arrived, you are busy cleaning and de-cluttering your house, garage, and basement Ė but donít forget about your...

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A cramped workspace can make it difficult to find what you need, distracting you from business at hand. Excess inventory, samples, supplies and paperwork tend to pile up quickly in small spaces, requiring extra effort to keep things organized. You may have considered renting additional...

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Tip #1
Store items youíll need most often at the front of the unit.

Tip #2
When you pack your storage unit, create a center aisle for access to all items.

Tip #3
Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to allow air flow around and under items.

Tip #4
If youíre storing...

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TIP #1

Make packing easier by planning ahead.†Gather up plenty of sturdy, corrugated cartons, packing paper, bubble wrap, sealing tape and marker pens, along with any furniture covers.

TIP #2

Boxes that are ightly sealed with packing tape will prevent dust from entering.

TIP #3

Wrap furniture legs...

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Since spring has sprung, many people are looking to clean out their homes, closets, and garages in anticipation of the new season.† This means that Garage Sales will be popping up in neighborhoods almost every weekend.† If you are interested in organizing one of these events yourself, below are...

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No matter what type of person you are, there are just some things that you donít want to throw away because it means something to you.† Luckily for you, Lexington Mini Storage can become the home for your sentimental belongings that just canít seem to fit at your residence anymore.

Sentimental....

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Lexington Mini Storage wants you to get the most out of your time while renting one of our units, so below there are three great tips to keep in mind while moving your belongings into one of our two locations here in Lexington!

 

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Instead of letting old, infrequently used items around your house pile up, you might as well make a profit off them by hosting a yard sale. Your garage may be full of tools, bicycles, kidsí toys, yard tools, and sporting equipment, not to mention your cars. A storage unit at Lexington Mini...

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.College students are known to be able to make the most out of their small dorm rooms and apartments. †Depending on the time of year, it may be tricky to find a cheap, available self-storage space right away, especially if you live in a small to medium-sized college town.†

If you just want to...

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Springtime is around the corner, which means spring-cleaning is in order.† Whether you conduct a full house cleaning once a year or once a month, you may want to consider renting a self-storage unit to get things out of the way during the process. In addition, cleaning and organizing easily can...

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Many are skeptical about the principles of feng shui. But think about it, donít you feel a little on-edge and scatterbrained when your house is awry? Some say your closet is a reflection of whatís going on in your life. When you declutter your home, you declutter your mind. Youíll find you think...

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† † †As winter drags on, you begin to get a little stir crazy spending the majority of your time indoors.† For a quick, easy, and cheap change of scenery, changing the art hanging on your walls should be your go to tip this season. If you have a newly acquired painting to replace the one in that...

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With spring right around the corner, the transition from cold weather clothes to spring clothing doesnít have to be traumatic. Here are a few clever tips on how to organize your closet and have a smooth transition from season to season.

†††††††† Hanging clothes. Instead of having to fold each...

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Before you put your musical instrument into a self storage unit at Lexington Mini Storage, here are some tips to make sure it will be in the same condition when you take it out as it was when you put it in. Treat your instrument well during musical instrument storage, and you could still be...

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Many of us really like our ďstuffĒ Ė so much so that even if we donít have room for it or use it very often, we still want to hold on to it. But if you want to use that stuff again in the...

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When itís time to use Lexington Mini Storageís moving truck, there are a few key concepts to keep in mind. Packing your items into a large truck requires some planning to prevent breakage during transport. Here are some tips for packing your things into a moving van:

-You want to keep your...

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Itís common knowledge that moving is a strenuous process.† From packing boxes up and moving them to a storage unit at Lexington Mini Storage to finding a way to pack your delicate belongings.† One of the worst parts of unpacking is getting into the bubble wrap and finding a family heirloom...

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With the effects of winter spreading across the majority of the country, many folks donít want to leave the house unless itís absolutely mandatory.† When you stay in, however, you donít have to be bored Ė make the most out of your time inside by doing some early spring-cleaning by organizing...

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Chances are if you have any children who play sports, or you like to stay brushed up on your jump shot, your garage has a variety of sports equipment strewn about, messy and unorganized.† By using a storage unit at Lexington Mini Storage, you can keep your garage less cluttered by storing your...

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With spring and summer just around the corner and many great locations to camp just outside of Lexington, KY, itís best to start making a list of the essentials for a perfect weekend spending time with family, friends, and Mother Nature.† If you donít have an abundance of space to store all of...

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With the warm months of spring and summer around the corner, the house market will experience an influx of homes being put up for sale.† If you are thinking about taking this big step, the number one rule for selling your home is being able to sell the space that your home has to offer.† That...

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Whether itís a large piece of furniture or a bulky kitchen appliance, moving heavy items are always more trouble than theyíre worth.† Always remember that when moving heavy items, using your brain as well as your brawn will help prevent incurring injuries such as pulled muscles and a bad back.†...

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Here at Lexington Mini Storage, we offer free use of our move in trucks to our new tenants.† If youíve never driven a move in truck before, the task can seem a little intimidating.† Below, we have some tips to make driving our move in trucks a little less stressful.†

Before you even start the...

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When taking on a home improvement project, itís common knowledge that things can get a little hectic.† Lexington Mini Storage can provide you ample storage space to store extra items at home to keep the stress levels at home to a minimum.† If you have move-in crews coming in and out of your home...

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Lexington, KY is home to a few different universities: University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, Asbury University, and Bluegrass Community and Technological College.† Not everyone has the luxury of living a commutable distance from Lexington, so Lexington Mini Storage has you covered for...

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When planning a move, whether itís for your home or place of business, most things can be packed away in a storage unit at Lexington Mini Storage.† Other delicate items, such as an aquarium, should not be put in a storage unit or left to the movers to take care of.† Fish are very sensitive...

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HOW TO STORE SPORTS EQUIPMENT

†During the off-season, many sports teams use storage rental in Lexington, KY to store their spare equipment. Since most sporting equipment is extremely expensive to purchase, it must be stored correctly to ensure that it lasts for another year.

 

Sporting items must...

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SELECTING RECORDS TO PUT INTO STORAGE

Companies have to put records into a storage unit at times because each business has to meet certain legal requirements for the records that they keep. Likewise, many households have to retain tax documents and financial files for a set amount of time. Since...

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STORAGE CHECKLIST

Before placing items in storage, families should go through a checklist.† One of the first things that must be done is to determine how much space is needed. Staff members at Lexington Mini Storage can provide important advice on selecting a unit size. A surprisingly large...

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STORING FINE LINENS AT A LEXINGTON STORAGE UNIT

Many families have fine china and linens that are only taken out for special occasions. These napkins, placemats and tablecloths must be stored in a self-storage correctly in order for them to be protected from wear and tear. If they are stored...

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STORING MOTORCYCLES FOR THE WINTER

Before placing a motorcycle in self storage at Lexington Mini-Storage, individuals should make sure to follow the proper steps. Vehicles that are stored for months or years need to be taken care in order to ensure that they have the longest life possible....

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TIPS FOR PUTTING CLOTHES IN STORAGE

With the cost of designer clothes and winter jackets, throwing away last yearís coat is a waste of money. Instead, many families choose to put their seasonal clothes in a storage rental at Lexington Mini Storage. In addition to seasonal items, keepsake items...

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TIPS FOR STORAGE UNITS

Wrap Every Item Possible

People should always wrap everything that they can in acid-free tissue paper. Plastic, metal or glass items can be wrapped snugly within plastic or bubble wrap. For clothing and fabric, acid-free material has to be used or the fabric will become...

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TIPS FOR STORING WINTER CLOTHES

Individuals who are looking for storage units in Lexington can find ample locations at both our Ruccio and Hamburg locations to store their clothes.† With storage rentals, people can make sure that their garments are kept looking brand new.

Make Sure Pockets are...

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USING REVIEWS TO FIND A SELF-STORAGE UNIT

There are many factors in selecting a self storage units in Lexington, such as location and level of accessibility. Once they find storage that possesses these qualities, they will want to check out the reviews. These personal recommendations and feedback...

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TOP THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A SELF-STORAGE UNIT

Most people do not have to rent a storage unit for the entirety of their life. Often, storage is only necessary while a house is being built or between moves. For business, extra furniture or old records can be kept in a storage unit. As spring or...

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HOW TO STORE MILITARY ITEMS

Long after years of service have passed, military uniforms and items can be placed into storage units so these items can be preserved for future generations to inherit. In order to keep fabrics in good condition, the military items have to be protected from light,...

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HOW TO PRESERVE WEDDING DRESSES

A wedding is a very special memory for many couples. After the wedding is over, scrapbooks and the wedding dress are some of the few items left to commemorate this event. To make sure these mementos can last a lifetime, they should be placed in storage centers. The...

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HOW TO PACK VALUABLES

When storing items, itís a good idea to have some sort of inventory list with documentation showing where everything is placed.† This makes it easier to locate items and now what was put into the moving boxes in. The moving supplies can also be labeled in case the boxes are...

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Items that are placed in self-storage in Lexington, KY are often quickly forgotten by their owners. Due to this and occasional carelessness, the items may be damaged. Many families run into common mistakes when they try to use a storage rental in Lexington, KY. For the best results, the...

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Individuals who are looking for storage units Lexington can find ample locations to store their clothes. To make sure that the clothes are put into storage units in Lexington KY correctly, these ideas can help. †One of the most common problems is figuring out how to prevent clothing from being...

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Before placing a motorcycle in self-storage Lexington KY, individuals should make sure to follow the proper steps. Vehicles that are stored for months or years need to be taken care in order to ensure that they have the longest life possible. Initially, corrosive agents should be removed to...

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Many families have fine china and linens that are only taken out for special occasions. These napkins, placemats and tablecloths must be stored in a self-storage Lexington KY facility correctly in order for them to be protected from wear and tear. If they are stored safely, fine linens can last...

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As seasons start to change, items in self-storage Lexington, KY, will need to be switched out. Winter and fall clothes will have to be removed while summer clothes will have to be packed away. Since many households do not have enough space for extra items, summer clothes can be placed into...

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A wedding is a very special memory for many couples. After the wedding is over, scrapbooks and the wedding dress are some of the few items left to commemorate this event. To make sure these mementos can last a lifetime, they must be placed in storage centers in Lexington, KY. The wedding dress,...

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With new technology developing faster than ever before, many people are finding that their electronic items are accumulating rapidly and yet they hesitate to part with them. †As soon as we purchase a new computer or camera, a more advanced version is introduced.

This explosion of new technology...

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