Organizing your Kitchen

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  • The amount of items you need to store in your kitchen can be overwhelming. Trying to cram all the necessary kitchen accessories can seem almost impossible. For your duplicate kitchen accessories you can get the extra space you need with a storage unit from Ogden Self Storage in Ogden, Utah. For the kitchen accessories you need every day, we have provided you with some tips and tricks you can try when organizing your kitchen. 
  • Find a Space
  • A key to successfully organizing your kitchen is having a designated spot for everything you use. This way you can easily put your kitchenware back where it belongs and not have to worry about cluttering your countertops.
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  • Keep it Simple
  • Over-organization can make you crazy. When you start the organization process keep it simple. You can designate specific cabinet or drawer space by categories such as baking, utensils, and flatware. You can use drawer dividers to keep your kitchenware tidy. Multilevel shelving in cabinets can optimize the storage space you have available in your cupboards. 
  • Clearing the Clutter
  • Kitchens always seem to attract a variety of clutter, including bills, keys, and homework. To conquer the mess that seems to always pile up, create a command center to keep the clutter out of the way. Your command center can be something as simple as a magnetic board or a shelving unit. You can separate bills that are due and important paper work while having it up and out of the way. 
  • Display your Kitchen Accessories
  • When you realize you have used up all of your hidden storage, there is no need to worry. A variety of your kitchen utilities that you use every day can be put on display. You can use a bookshelf to provide you with large amounts of needed storage. Placing command hooks underneath cabinets can allow you to easily hang kitchen utensils. Don’t be afraid to get creative.
  • Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed with the amount of kitchenware you need to fit in your kitchen. By following some of the tips and tricks above you can effectively manage you lack of storage space and organization. If you find yourself not using some kitchen accessories as often as others, consider renting a storage unit from Ogden Self Storage in Ogden, Utah. We can provide you with the right amount of space for all of your storage needs. 

What to Store in a Financial Crisis

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  • When a financial crisis hits and you are forced to leave your home you are left with the dilemma of what to bring with you and what to place in storage. Whether you are staying with family or had to downsize to a smaller home, you just won’t have the space to take all of your items with you. Having a storage unit at Ogden Self Storage can give you the secure space to store your belongings until you can get back on your feet. Below is a list of items that you may want to take with you and what you could be placing in storage.
  • What to Bring With You
  1. Important Documents such as insurance policies, bank statements, social security cards, evidence of bankruptcy or foreclosures, marriage certificates, and birth certificates. Anything you might need in the future to prove your identity and your financial status is always good to have with you at all times. Keep these items together and in a place you can easily locate in your new home.
  2. Clothing for the current season is a must. You should pack enough to last you at least a week or in between laundry days. Be practical in your clothing choices. You may be very tight on space for the time being and unnecessary clothing is a hassle to haul around.
  3. Kid’s necessities is a must. Pack everything you think your child may need during your stay at your new place. This can include toys, sippy cups, diapers, wipes, clothing, and bathroom accessories. Ensuring your child is happy and comfortable during this transition is key.
  4. Having an External Hard Drive is an easy solution when you are living in a tight space. Bringing all of your electronics may not be in option in your current living situation. An external hard drive allows you to bring all of the important files from your computer with you to access on a different computer at any time.
  5. Make sure you have the means for someone to contact you. Don’t forget your cell phone or update your current contact information to the home you will be staying at.
  • What to Store
  1. Duplicate Items such as various kitchen accessories, furniture, or items you don’t use on a day to day basis can easily be stored for the duration of the time spent in your living situation. The storage units at Ogden Self Storage come in a variety of sizes so you only pay for what you need to store.
  2. Out of season clothing is another storage must. Instead of hauling around clothes you won’t be wearing, you can save time and space by storing them. Make sure they are clean and placed in plastic storage bins to protect them from any unwelcome damage or pests.
  3. Home accessories such as books, pictures, lamps, and other décor can be safely placed in storage. This will protect them during various moves and save you the space in your new home. 

Making Your Small Space Feel Bigger

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  • If you are faced with a space that is smaller than you had hoped, there is no need to fret. We at Ogden Self Storage in Ogden, Utah want to help you in making your home the way you had always dreamed it to be. We can get you the perfect storage unit for the perfect price to help you in freeing up some extra space. We have also provided you with some tricks that help make your small space feel just a little larger. 
  • Paint
  • Rather than going with darker colors, it is always best to stick to the lighter tones when painting a smaller room. Lighter colors give the illusion of more space. You can keep with the theme of lighter colors and paint your furniture and invest in lighter flooring as well. All of this will help the room to feel larger than it actually is.
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  • Shelving
  • Shelving is a great solution when you are in need of storage. Floating shelves can help you save on space in tight spaces. Hang the shelves higher up towards the ceiling to give the illusion of taller ceilings in your small space. This draws the eye upward and makes the room feel larger. 
  • Décor
  • When using decorative accents such as vases or interesting souvenirs it is best to follow the “cantaloupe rule”. If it is smaller than a cantaloupe then it could just make the room feel overcrowded and cluttered. Focus on gather one or two large statement pieces for your décor. 
  • Windows
  • Natural light is the best trick to making a space feel larger. Leave those windows uncovered and let in as much natural light as you can. Having your windows open to the outdoors will provide you with the sense of a larger space. 
  • Lighting
  • Skip on the overhead lighting and go for a couple of strategically placed floor lamps. Floor lamps will draw your eye around the room and make it appear larger than it actually is. 
  • Mirrors
  • Mirrors provide a variety of uses. While it can act as a statement piece to cover up those bare walls, it can also reflect light and give your small space a larger feel. Place the mirrors opposite of windows or lighting so it can reflect light around the room. 
  • By following the tricks above you can create the home you have always wanted, even if you are tight on space. Renting a storage unit at Ogden Self Storage in Ogden, Utah can help you achieve your goal and give you the space you need in your home. Our facility can provide you with the space and security you need for your valuables. Stop by or call us today for more information. 

What Should I Store?

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  • When you are in the process of decluttering your home you may start to wonder what exactly you should put into your storage unit. Ogden Self Storage can provide you with the space and security needed for your items, it is up to you to decide what exactly you want to store. Below is a list of items that would be beneficial to put in storage and help you in the process of decluttering your home. 
  • Seasonal Items
  • There is no need to hold on to those Christmas decorations all year long. Placing seasonal items such as holiday decorations and clothing can free up a ton of closet and storage space in your home. Storing sporting goods such as skis and snowboards during the summer will help you give you that extra space in your garage as well. A storage unit is the perfect place to keep these items when you aren’t using them. 
  • Furniture
  • As life goes on, kids will come and go. Holding onto furniture will be beneficial in the future, but finding room for it in the house can often create difficulties. Placing furniture in a storage unit is the perfect solution. Make sure you clean and disassemble what you can of the furniture to ensure its quality during storage. 
  • Collectibles
  • It is good for each of us to have a hobby. If that hobby so happens to be collecting a variety of large or small items, it may take up more space than we have available in our homes. A storage unit is often the perfect solution to keep those collectibles safe and secure. You can access your beloved collectibles anytime you need and can rest easy knowing they are safe in our Ogden Storage Facility. 
  • Baby Items
  • Babies tend to have a lot of clothes, furniture, and accessories. All of these items are needed, but unfortunately they aren’t needed for long. When your children grow they will require a whole new set of items. You can store those gently used baby items in a storage unit and have them ready for when the next child arrives. 
  • Business Items
  • Whether you work from home or own your own business, you will soon see you need that extra space. You can easily store extra business accessories or documents in a storage unit. Purchasing shelving and filing cabinets to place in your storage unit is an easy way to keep you organized. 
  • What to store is up to you. At Ogden Self Storage you can have the right amount of space needed for you at the right price. We have a variety of sizes of storage units available at our facility. Call us today to see how we can accommodate all of your needs. 

Conquer the Closet

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    • The one area of your home that rarely gets cleaned out or organized would have to be your closet. Take a look at your closet now. Is it bursting with clothes you haven’t worn in years? It is probably time to conquer your closet and get organized with these easy solutions listed below. 
    • When you take the time to finally conquer that closet clutter you will love the new found space you never knew you had. Remember to take your time and have fun in the process. For those items you just can’t seem to find the space for but can’t bear to give away, consider a storage unit at Ogden Self Storage. Your items will be safe and secure in our storage facility. 
    • If your closet seems to be exploding with clothes and hangers there is an easy solution. Stackable hangers can be purchased and allow you to double up on clothing while using less space. These hangers often work best for pants but can easily be used for other clothing items as well. By streamlining your clothing you can now actually see what clothing you own rather than digging through an extremely full closet. 
    • While going through your closet and decided what you should and shouldn’t keep, we often find it difficult to get rid of various pieces of clothing. While these clothing items are either memorable or just not in season, there is no need to get rid of it just because you don’t seem to have the space. At Ogden Self Storage, we can provide you with the space you need to store those special items of clothing. Our units come in a variety of sizes with affordable prices so you can get exactly what you need.
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    • Accessories are often the main culprit in a closet disaster. When it comes to shoes, handbags, and scarves they seem to be the hardest to store and organize. This is where you can take some creative liberty. For those messy shoes, shoe cubbies can be purchased in a variety of colors and sizes. Creating cute hanging storage solutions is also an option when it comes to your handbags. Storage bins to be used in your closet or even under your bed are always handy for storing scarves. What you choose to create storage is up to you. 
    • When you take the time to finally conquer that closet clutter you will love the new found space you never knew you had. Remember to take your time and have fun in the process. For those items you just can’t seem to find the space for but can’t bear to give away, consider a storage unit at Ogden Self Storage. Your items will be safe and secure in our storage facility. 

How to Store your Couch

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    • Whether you are moving or just don’t have the space for that extra couch, it is important to know how to properly store your couch in a storage unit. Ogden Self Storage has the right storage unit to fit a variety of couch sizes. Taking the time to prepare your couch for storage will ensure its condition to remain the same as the day you store it. 
    • Clean your Couch
    • Our couches encounter a lot of dirt and grime when in our houses. Constant use, food particles, and pets all have a part in the deterioration of your couch. Before storing your couch for a period of time it is important to make sure you clean off anything that may be harmful to your couch in the long run. Remember to use water-based or synthetic-based cleaners with most couches. These cleaning products will protect the fabric of your couch and still give you the cleanliness it needs. If you have a leather couch, a small dab of olive oil on a microfiber cloth will clean and protect the leather. Make sure your couch is completely dry before storing. 
    • The Storage Unit
    • Depending on the size of your couch, you will need a storage unit that will fit your couch. It is not recommended renting a storage unit smaller than your couch. Shoving a couch into a space that is too small will cause damage to the structure of the couch as well as cause potentials tears in the fabric. Ogden Self Storage has storage units in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. 
    • Protect your Couch
    • To make sure the quality of you couch remains the same in the storing process it is important to protect your couch on the way to storage and in storage as well. Protect your couch during the transportation process. Make sure your couch is covered and protected from dirt and potential harm from other furniture being moved. When in the storage unit you will want to invest in sheets or drop cloths to protect it from dust and moisture. Stay away from plastic couch covers. These can trap in moisture and cause mildew to form on your couch. 
    • Lift it up 
    • The best way to store a couch is to store it off of the ground. This will protect your couch from potential spills or accidents. You can easily place your couch on a tarp or on wood pallets to keep it from getting damaged on the ground. 
    • We at Ogden Self Storage want to help you with all of your storage needs. If you have any questions regarding the perfect storage unit for your couch please contact us today. 

Getting Organized with Kids

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    • As kids grow so does the amount of their belongings. For those sentimental pieces of artwork and toys you wish to keep Ogden Self Storage can keep them in safe over the years. For the accessories and toys they use every day you need to get creative in how to store those items. Getting your kids participate in the organized storage process is also key. 
  • Toy Boxes 
  • Toy boxes are the best storage when it comes to the toys your child plays with the most. Having the ease of access to the toys will also help your child learn the process of getting out and putting away their toys. To get your child involved in the cleanup process, have them help you create a fun and interesting toy box. Decorating it with either a favorite movie character or even their favorite animal will get them excited to use the toy box as it was intended. 
  • Art Gallery 
  • Children produce large amounts of fantastic pieces of art. Often time they produce more art then you can display. Creating a personalized art gallery for all of their pieces of art work will decrease the clutter around the home. You can create this gallery from either mounting corkboard, magnetic strips, or string with clothes pins. Place the gallery in a space that is easy to get to and low enough so your child can hang up their own artwork. This is a simple way to display your child’s masterpieces for your visitors to see. 
  • Storage Jars and Bins
  • For all those little toys and art accessories that can easily get lost, create your own storage jars or bins. You can do this in a variety of ways so your storage will still correlate with your home décor. One way you can do this is by personalizing mason jars. Keeping the mason jar clear will allow you to easily see what is stored inside, and you can decorate the lids with your child. Adding small toys to the top of the jars such as plastic dinosaurs or animals can help your child open the jars with ease. Recovering old diaper boxes with fabric of your choice is a cheap and easy way to create storage bins for your child’s larger toys. 
  • Getting your child involved in the cleaning and organization processes of your home can save you a lot of time and hassle. Making storage options that get your child involved and show their creativity will make them more willing and excited to help clean up. For the toys they outgrow but you can’t seem to part with, there is always Ogden Self Storage. We can help you in finding the perfect storage unit to ensure the safety of those precious childhood memories.