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Creative Ways to Hide Christmas Gifts

Cleaning And Organization

It’s that time of year again: the leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and the end-of-year holidays are fast approaching. Soon the rush to purchase Christmas gifts for your family, friends, co-workers, and anyone else you may consider important will become the major focus of your free time. But there’s an important question that comes with this process: what is the best Christmas gift hiding place? 10 Federal Storage has been there, done that, and we want to float you our best tips and tricks to keeping your gifts under wraps until the big day. Close to the Heart Of course, the simplest solution is to store your gifts right in your own home. They’re available to you for immediate access, and you never have to question where anything is. Except, of course, for the fact that Christmas gifts multiply fast, and before you know it you may have more gifts than you have space for. After all, there’s only a finite amount of space in your closets, attic, garage, and under the bed, and if you buy gifts for more than a few people you will likely find your potential hiding places filled up before your shopping is done. This problem is only exacerbated if the people you’re shopping for have their eyes set on larger gifts for the holidays. While small gifts may be creatively maneuvered to maximize the effectiveness of your storage space, medium and large gifts are inevitably going to dominate whatever space they are stored in, especially considering larger gifts (such as televisions) almost always come in even larger boxes. Let’s also not forget the struggle of having nosey children (or even a nosey spouse) in the house. While you may think that your gift hiding strategy is foolproof, never underestimate the determination of a determined gift hunter, especially a child who is eager to know if they’re getting that new electronic or toy they’ve dreamed about for months. Even if they’re unsuccessful the first year ...

November 28th, 2022

Start Cleaning and Organizing Your Garage Today

Cleaning And Organization

Summer is one of the best times of year to do a deep-clean of your garage. Provided the weather cooperates and isn’t too hot, you can easily use the sunshine and warm weather to clear out some extra stuff from this valuable storage space. But if you’re not sure how to clean and organize your garage, you’ve probably got some questions about how to get started. Luckily, 10 Federal Storage can help. We’re pretty good at cleaning, moving, and organization. We can help give you some great clean garage organization ideas and help you with the process of decluttering from start to finish. Deep Cleaning Tips for Your Garage What’s the best way to clean a garage? Carefully. It’s probably been a while since you’ve given it a good cleaning, so it’s worth it to take things slow and make sure you’re focused—not to mention that there are probably plenty of sharp or heavy items in your garage that pose the potential for injury if improperly handled. Only after you give it a good clean can you start to organize and declutter. For starters, the right cleaning materials make all the difference. If you don’t have the following things handy, make a trip to the store to pick them up: Push broom Dustpan Trash bags Gloves Wet/dry vacuum Move everything out before you start cleaning. The best way to clean a garage is to give yourself space to do it. If there are vehicles parked inside, move them out and park in your driveway or along the street. If your garage is the only place to park your lawnmower, move it out, too. Once your vehicles are out, start moving items away from the walls. Sweep the floors and dispose of any trash. Using a push broom and dustpan, sweep out the corners of your garage and move as much dirt and debris toward the center of the room as possible. ...

July 20th, 2022