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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

Give Your Old Stored Furniture New Life

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Give Your Old Stored Furniture New Life Most often, we buy furniture with a certain purpose. For instance, years ago you needed a sofa sleeper for out-of-town visits from your family. Other times, you may have purchased chairs, tables, end tables, and couches to furnish your new home. Moving from one apartment or home to another, reveals what we can use and what may need to be stored or sold. When you have a favorite chair in storage, but you don’t like the 1950s hot pink and black latex paint, you hesitate to put it in your current home. While that is understandable, why not do something about it, so you can get the enjoyment you deserve from it?  Refashion and renew your old stored furniture with simple ideas that are easy on the budget. Your self-storage unit from 5A Rent-A-Space in Foster City, is the best place to house infrequently used and seasonal items. It’s also the perfect solution for housing that thrift store find until you have a moment to work some makeover magic. Not on

Strategic Storage Ideas for Small Apartments and Homes

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  Strategic Storage Ideas for Small Apartments and Homes Television shows about building tiny homes are fun to watch but are they practical to live in? The reality may be much different than what is presented for viewers. You understand this if you’ve ever lived in a small home or apartment where space is at a premium. What can you do to make the most of your space without feeling cramped? Utilize your creativity by finding new solutions for your storage needs. For those items that you cannot tuck away, rent a drive-up storage unit from 5A Rent-A-Space near Maui. We have many units and a size that’s right for you to place your occasionally used belongings into and leaving your home clutter-free. 9 Tricks and Hacks to Store More in Less Space  Don’t let the lack of storage in your small home discourage you. Instead, check out these tips to make the most of your available space: Think Outside the Closet. Smaller homes and apartments often lack adequate closet space. If you do not have