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Using a Storage Unit to Store Your Halloween Decorations

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Why You Shouldn't Throw Away Your Halloween Decorations Halloween is a time for fun and spooky decorations. But what do you do with them after the holiday has passed? The answer is simple: don't throw them away! With the sometimes high up-front pricing of Halloween decorations, saving them for future use is clearly the right call! And beyond that, there are many ways to reuse your decorations year-round. One of the best ways to reuse your decorations is to turn them into Christmas ornaments. You can renovate some of the less spooky decorations and turn them into a way to celebrate the winter holidays! Another option is to make some DIY Halloween crafts. You can use old Halloween decorations as a starting point for something new. Some fake fall leaves can easily become the starting point for a holiday wreath! How to Store Your Decorations Nice and Neatly When it comes to storing your decorations, there are a few things you should consider. What type of decorations do you have? A

The Definitive Guide to Packing Tips for a Quick Move

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  Top Packing Tips for a Successful Move Moving can be a stressful time and it is important to have everything organized. Here are some tips on how to pack your items in the most efficient way. Pack clothes in plastic bags so they don't get dirty or wet. Use them as you go along packing, then seal them up and label the bag with the date you packed it, what is inside, and where it goes in your new home. Use boxes for heavy items that you may need to transport like books, dishes or furniture. Label each box with its contents so that you know what is inside when unpacking at your new home. Try not to overstuff boxes with heavy items because this will make them difficult to move around and can cause unnecessary damage during transit. Top 3 Packing Mistakes You're Probably Making that Cost You Time and Money! There are many things to think about and plan for when packing. Here are the top 3 mistakes that people make when packing for a move: Not planning ahead One of the most common

How to Host Thanksgiving with Social Distancing

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us are wondering just how this family-oriented holiday will go with Covid-19 on the rise once again. A holiday based so firmly on the concepts of sharing space, food, and affection with family members is unfortunately a risk in 2020, but that does not mean we need to cancel it entirely. There are a number of ways we can lower our Covid risk while still maintaining the spirit of the holiday as a whole. Tips on Throwing a Socially Distanced Thanksgiving Here are a couple of tips and techniques that you can employ to keep your Thanksgiving safe but still fun. Be conscious in the Days Leading Up: The most important step to take to make sure your Thanksgiving gathering is safe is of course the most obvious one. Be extra careful in the few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving day. Cut down on unnecessary trips and minimize extended contact with people outside of your social bubble. And of course, make sure everyone who will be attending is hones

Make Halloween Fun by Setting Up an Indoor Trick-or-Treat Circuit

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  Make Halloween Fun by Setting Up an Indoor Trick-or-Treat Circuit As we move through October, the leaves continue to change colors, the wind begins to pick up more of a chill, and the days get shorter. Affectionately referred to as “Spooky Season”, this month is a time for some of us to indulge in suspenseful movies, or even embrace the more magical side of fall. Either way, the month of October is a time to share and enjoy the characteristics unique to the month. Among the variety of activities that can be done this month, it comes as no surprise that Halloween night is widely considered the crowd favorite. The chance to put on a fun costume and be someone else for the night is quite rare for most of us. And as enjoyable as it may be for adults, it is an even more fantastical night for the younger generation. Kids on Halloween get the chance to express their boundless imagination to the fullest extent, dressing up as some of their favorite characters from all types of media. That, p

Make Moving this Fall Less Stressful

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  Make Moving this Fall Less Stressful   Many families move between May and September. Other families wait until fall and take advantage of lower prices and more flexible scheduling with moving companies. Whatever your reason is for relocating, it can still be stressful , but you don’t have to fret over packing up your belongings to trek across the city, state, or country.  5A Rent-A-Space can come to the rescue! Choose to take steps to ensure you have a smoother moving process. Don’t forget to take advantage of a storage unit from 5A Rent-A-Space near Maui. We have a wide range of sizes to fit your needs and alleviate some of the stress that comes with packing up, moving and unpacking. We have a full selection of packing supplies and will even use our free moving truck to transport your belongings to your unit when you rent from us. 6 Ways to Ensure a Smooth Move this Fall Season Gain peace of mind and confidence in your move when you follow these six suggestions: 1.     Check Out

Fall Decor Tips for Your Home

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Fall Decor Tips for Your Home As summer winds down and fall fast approaches, many of us take joy in redecorating parts of our homes to better fit the upcoming period of falling leaves, shorter days, and more time with family. Whether it is through a different color scheme, or through entirely different items, setting up your home to fit a fall aesthetic can be a rewarding endeavor. Get your home into the fall spirit with some of the following ideas and tips! Along the way if you feel like you are running out of space, look into a storage unit at 5A Rent-A-Space . We can keep all of your summer goods safe and secure while you prepare for Fall and Winter a few months later. Decorative Ideas for Fall Keep the Color Scheme in Mind: The most fundamental design aspect of fall that we often overlook is the color scheme. Warm, muted oranges can combine with deep burgundy, off white, and many other earth tones to create a sense of ease and relaxation in the home. Experiment with knick-knacks a

Back to School in the Year of COVID-19 – Everything is Different

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  Back to School in the Year of COVID-19 – Everything is Different  Back to school shopping time is here, but this year, many things are different. Schools across the country are shifting gears to have students learn from home via the Internet instead of showing up in person. Parents have been figuring out new ways to adjust their schedules, with working from home and having their children at home. Not only do they have to squeeze in time but also space. Make room for your kids to learn from home this year. Prepare your home by making it a clear, uncluttered space. A 5A Rent-A-Space self-storage unit near San Mateo is the perfect place for storing those extra items that are hampering your children’s learning environment. Free up your home and get ready for learning. 6 Suggestions to Make a Better Home School  Make this school year a great one! Avoid the stress and inconvenience for adults and children alike. Take these simple steps to plan for a better learning environment in your ho