Storage 4 Life
Storage, Storage Everywhere
For the full version of this blog post (including photos) & MORE, please visit our blog STORAGE 4 LIFE – A storage blog for everyone by Prairie Life Storage How many photos can you fit into one tote? Packy the Pack Rat quit counting after 500. Whether you are the family historian or just inherited a boatload of printed photos, you may feel overwhelmed with the abundance. Do you keep them or toss them? Photographs allow us to see firsthand the crooked smile or curly hair we inherited from our ancestors. The value of family treasures is hard to measure, so organize and archive your photos for future pleasure. Treat your photo collection as if it were an “official” archive at the Smithsonian Museum. Packy’s Tips to Organize Your Photos Don’t expect to sort and organize all in one session. Set your own timeline. Separate by type: antique photos such as tintypes or stereo vision cards, black & white, color, reels, slides, etc. Organize by family, subject, place, or size of photo. Don’t write directly on the image. Scan images in batches. Use a light touch when writing on the back of a photo. Packy’s Tips to Safely Archive Your Photos Avoid extreme heat or cold to help prevent warping or curling. Slides, film, color, black & white—store them all out of light. Magnetic albums are a no-no. Store albums vertically in archival boxes. Store in archival paper or plastic sleeves. According to the Library of Congress, photos are easiest to maintain in a climate-controlled space—not in a basement or attic. If you have more photos that you have space, check out indoor climate-controlled storage units. They are affordable and are available in various sizes. To store your family treasures in optimal conditions, contact Jocee at Prairie Life Storage, 319-260-2275 or visit the website at https://www.prairielifestorage.com/contact-us May Your New Year be filled with many meaningful memories. ...
January 24th, 2023
Remodeling? Discover the Benefits of Short-Term Storage
For the full version of this blog post (including photos) and MORE, please visit our blog STORAGE 4 LIFE – A storage blog for everyone by Prairie Life Storage Kitchen remodel calls for short-term storage Hurray! Your house remodeling dream is a reality. Finances are in place, and you’ve found the perfect contractor—a team that has captured your vision. Just one glitch. It will take at least two months to complete the project—and your family will still be living in the space. Where and how will you store all your belongings during renovation?Bill and Sue know the frustration and inconvenience of living in what they termed “a disaster zone”. When they remodeled their kitchen, they piled boxes of dishes, appliances, and glassware in their living room. They continually stepped over and around boxes and totes or shoved them across the room to make more space for walking. If they had known about temporary self-storage, they wouldn’t have experienced broken Christmas stemware.They could have kept the few appliances and dishes they needed and stored the rest. What they didn’t know was that temporary storage was an option. Benefits of Short-Term Storage at Prairie Life Storage Month-by-month leases High-level security Passcode to enter the building Indoor climate-controlled units Easy access to your belongings seven days a week between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. So, when you need short-term storage space, call Jocee at Prairie Life Storage, 319-260-2275. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Jocee can help you decide what size unit is best for you. You can also contact us online at https://www.prairielifestorage.com/contact-us We are located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, just a few minutes from the University of Northern Iowa. ...
August 23rd, 2022
Summer Storage for Students
For the full version of this blog post (including photos) and MORE, please visit our blog STORAGE 4 LIFE – A storage blog for everyone by Prairie Life Storage Students, it’s almost time for summer break. Are you heading out for a big summer adventure? Maybe an internship or study abroad? Or perhaps you’re heading back home. Adventure awaits, but what will you do with all your stuff? Not to worry, there is a storage option located just six minutes from the University of Northern Iowa campus. Whether you need a small space for your books and clothes or a larger space for furniture and bicycles, we have storage options for you. Affordable and Accessible: Temporary storage is available on a month-to-month basis. We offer climate-controlled units in a secure video-monitored indoor facility. You can access your belongings seven days a week with your own access code. We have boxes, tape and all the supplies you will need for easy packing. Contact us at 319.260.2275 or firstname.lastname@example.org and then get ready for your big adventure. For more posts & pictures, head over to www.storage4life.com ...
May 4th, 2022
Create More Space in Your Home: rent a self-storage unit
For the full version of this blog post (including photos) and MORE, please visit our blog STORAGE 4 LIFE – A storage blog for everyone by Prairie Life Storage Are you experiencing cabin fever, feeling claustrophobic? Perhaps you need more open space in your home to play indoor catch with Fido or space to stretch out your yoga mat. That’s where we come in. We can help you make more room in your home for hobbies, friends, entertaining, exercise equipment or whatever brings more vitality to your life. It’s winter here in the Midwest, and those icy blasts send us indoors to hunker down. That’s when it’s hard not to see clutter—and, to notice how little space we have. If you’re feeling the urge to de-clutter whether its furniture, toys, hobby supplies or any items that you can’t live with, but also couldn’t live without, a climate-controlled storage unit might be just the ticket for you. All our storage units are kept at the right temperature to preserve your valuables; and your just-for-fun stuff, too. You can sleep peacefully knowing your treasures are safe and secure with our state-of-the-art computerized gate access and 24-hour videotaped surveillance. You can take advantage of month-to-month rentals, and you’ll get your own access key so you can visit your awesome stuff anytime. Need help? We have: Boxes in several sizes Packing and moving supplies Truck rentals Not sure what you need? Our helpful staff are waiting to answer your questions, or to give you a tour. We invite you to stop by Prairie Life Storage at 6100 Production Drive in Cedar Falls to say hello and to see what is happening on the prairie this winter. For more posts & pictures, head over to www.storage4life.com ...
February 2nd, 2022
How to out-smart the "package peekers" in your house
For the full version of this blog post (including photos) please visit our blog STORAGE 4 LIFE – A storage blog for everyone by Prairie Life Storage The first year Melissa and Myron married he wanted to surprise his new bride with an inscribed locket to celebrate their first Christmas together. As a young couple, it was a little over their budget, but he hoped it would be an heirloom for their future children and someday be passed along to their grandchildren.Myron wrapped the gift himself with the comics from the newspaper and taped it with duct tape. He tucked it in with several smaller gifts under the Christmas tree, and there it lay for two weeks. He pictured the gleam in Melissa’s eyes as she unwrapped what he hoped would be a surprisingly precious gift.The big day arrived. With a warm smile Myron handed the carefully wrapped package to Melissa. She held it up to the light. She held it next to her ear and gently shook the package. She held it next to her heart and without unwrapping it she beamed at Myron, “You got me a locket, didn’t you?”Myron rubbed his chin, “How could you possibly know that? Did you peek?”Melissa gave him a big bear hug, “Just a lucky guess.” The next year Myron was determined to keep his gift a surprise. He wrapped the silk scarf he had purchased on a business trip in a small box again using duct tape. For added security, he placed the small box in a larger Christmas tin and added a brick for weight. “That should do it,” he chuckled.The big day arrived. This time Myron wore a smug smile. Again, Melissa held the package up to the light, shook it next to her ear, and held it next to her heart. “Hmmm, what could possibly be this heavy?” Melissa said tearing into the wrapping. She stopped and grinned at Myron, “You didn’t get me a silk ...
November 21st, 2021