How to Pack For Long Term Vs. Short Term Storage

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Are You Looking to Store Your Belongings at a Bay Area Storage Facility?

Just about everyone relies on a storage facility at some point in their lives. Some people are in the process of moving to a new home and need a temporary storage solution, while others need a more long-term solution to store their valuables. There is no right or wrong way to use a self-storage unit, but there is a difference between preparing your belongings for short-term and long-term storage. Before you call a Bay Area moving and storage company, let’s take a look at how to pack and care for your belongings to prepare them for storage.

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How to Prepare for Full-Service Movers and Packers

While a full-service packing crew comes with highly-trained experts, you can never be too careful in handling your stuff. There are some things you’d want to pack yourself, other items you need to let go, and everything to document. Your efforts will save you from a stressful move and the headache of rummaging over boxes once you arrive at your new place. The best movers and packers from the right San Rafael moving company, backed by organization and preparedness is key to a successful move. Here’s what to do before they arrive: (more…)

7 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Decor

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The holiday season is upon us and with it comes an abundance of joy. From playing with snow in your backyard (or Lake Tahoe) to buying gifts for Christmas to celebrating New Year’s Eve, there are many things to look forward to in the last couple weeks of December.

If you have a Christmas tree (and ample decor), you’re probably wondering what you’ll do with all of it once the holidays are over. Our Novato moving company shares some excellent ideas on how to recycle and repurpose your Christmas tree and decor.

You might even end up bringing joy to someone’s life along the way!

Our Bay Area Moving Company Offers 7 Ways to Recycle & Reuse Your Holiday Tree and Decor

  1. Create a bird feeder

There can be no better bird feeder than a living Christmas tree. Just plant it in your backyard or leave it standing as-is to attract many types of birds with the smell of cranberry, suet, popcorn strings, fruit in mesh bags, and stale bread. Don’t be surprised to find song sparrows, chickadees, and Cardinals enjoying themselves.

  1. Mulch without mold

Pine needles tend to decompose quickly, making them perfect to be used as moisture- and mold-free mulch. Try using them in your garden or donate to one of many tree recycling programs in your community.

  1. Create home for the fishes

Use cut up Christmas tree pieces and throw them in the pond to create a place for fish to hide beneath. Just be sure not to use trees that have been chemically treated or still have decorations (like tinsel) attached to them.

  1. Make the ‘purrfect’ cat tree

Make your cat a new playground by covering the large branches and trunk of the Christmas tree with carpet pieces. Anchor the trunk down, attach some rope pieces, and you’ve successfully made a new place for the fuzzball to play around.

  1. Make wooden coasters

Still got the stump of your tree lying around? Chop them up into 1/3 or 1/2 inch thick disks to have your very own nature coasters. We bet the guests will be asking some questions when you serve them tea or coffee on these.

  1. DIY air freshener

Crush pine needles and pour them into a fresh bowl of potpourri or store them inside of sachets to make a unique air freshener. Now, your room will smell like Christmas throughout the year.

  1. Utilize Bay Area storage services

Instead of buying and tossing your Christmas tree every year, opt for a “fake tree” and store it away for next year (decorations included)! If you live in a small house or apartment, and don’t have much storage space to go all-out with decor around the holidays, consider the services of a Bay Area moving and storage company.

Contact Our Bay Area Moving and Storage Company for Clutter-Free Decor Storage

With the right residential moving and storage company, packing, storing and transport becomes so much easier. Contact Magic Moving & Storage today for a free quote on our indoor storage container units! Give us a call at 877-246-2442 or contact us online for a free moving, packing or storage quote.

Moving Checklist: Finding and Booking a Reliable Long Distance Mover

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If you’re embarking on a long distance move, there are many important details you have to think about to ensure a smooth transition. These details include where you’ll live, where you’ll work and the school your kids will go to. They can easily make selecting the right long distance movers an afterthought. This shouldn’t be the case because hiring the wrong movers can turn your relocation into a nightmare. Here are some useful tips for choosing the right team for your long distance move! (more…)

6 Hacks for Storing Your Holiday Decor

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6 Storage Hacks for Your Holiday Decor

Putting your décor away isn’t nearly as fun as setting it up for the holidays. Taking down all your decorations and keeping them safe and organized can be stressful and overwhelming. (more…)

Full-Service Storage or Self-Storage: What’s the Difference?

Apartment Moving Company Bay Area Berkeley Movers Explain the Two Storage Options

Storage facilities come in handy any time belongings can’t come home with you yet. Renting storage is useful during a move as a way to reduce the clutter of packed boxes, especially when it’s important for the home to look its best in the interim. Storage of some goods is a sensible option during a temporary relocation, as when a job shifts to another city or country for a limited time. It’s also useful for temporary downsizing, as when a new home can’t be moved into right away, and sometimes for permanent downsizing or settling an estate, when short-term storage can take the urgency out of selling off furnishings. One question to ask if you’re considering storage is whether you want a self-service facility or the full-service option available from a moving and storage company like Magic Moving & Storage. (more…)

5 Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

Why Packing Things Ahead of Time Will Help Sell Your House

professional movers bay areaAre you trying to sell your Bay Area home as fast as possible? We’ve compiled 5 of the most essential (but surprisingly underutilized) tips to close more quickly. A professional might charge upwards of $80 an hour to implement each of the following staging tips. Instead, you can try implementing them yourself, for free. (more…)

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