Showing posts from January, 2015

Keeping a Clean Garage

Keeping a Clean Garage Raise your hand if your garage looks like this: Most people tend to use their garage as a storage unit instead of a house for their car(s). Tackling the organization of any garage can be daunting. Follow a few simple steps listed below to get your garage organized, functional and stress free. Clear out everything in garage and sort into piles (keep, sell, store, donate, trash) Box up and store seasonal items like holiday decorations, sports equipment not being used during that season, etc. Install a peg board, some hooks and shelving to assist in organizing tools and items used daily.  Install adjustable shelving that will allow for different sized items.  Buy storage containers with one clear opening so that you can see what is inside. If you don’t have clear containers, make sure and clearly label each bin so that you can see from a distance what is in each container.  Lastly, don’t be afraid to combine a couple of different storage solut

Save Time, Save Money: Cooking tips for Mid-Week Dinners

Save Time, Save Money: Cooking tips for Mid-Week Dinners Photo from another great cooking tip article at bon appetit! We live in a hustle and bustle society. Between long work weeks, family and social commitments, and sometimes being strapped for cash, everyone feels the pinch of coming up with healthy and affordable meals during the week. Here are a few time and money saving tips to keep your commitment to healthy cooking/living during the week. 1.       Make a plan . The easiest way to save money at the store and prevent stress at the grocery store is to plan your meals for the week, make a list accordingly and stick to the plan. 2.       Pick a double duty recipe. Choosing to make a protein like roasted chicken, pulled pork, flank steak, etc. at the beginning of the week allows you to use the leftover meat in other meals. Take that leftover protein to make tacos the next day. You can even roast veggies at the beginning of the week and combine those with any protein

New Year, New You: De-clutter your Life

New Year, New You: De-clutter your Life At the start of each New Year most individuals make resolutions in an effort to insert change in their lives. Most popular are changes into a person’s eating habits and fitness routines. Often neglected are changes into ones environment, aka the home. Setting up your environment for success is just as important as an individual’s health and fitness goals. According to a recent article by Jura Koncius, Home Designer and writer for the Washington Post, de-cluttering your home “can be even tougher to begin and sustain than going paleo or vegan.” Below are a few tips recommended to help de-clutter your life, and set up your environment for success. Set Goals : Be as specific and intentional with the changes you want to make. Put them in writing and schedule them into your calendar. If you carve out the time to tackle these set goals, you have a way to keep yourself accountable. Make your Goals small and manageable : As with any re

Help, My Home is Shrinking! A Self Storage Unit in West Maui Can Save You

Help, My Home is Shrinking! A Self Storage Unit in West Maui Can Save You Are there times when you feel like your Maui home is shrinking and the walls are closing in on you? Is clutter and cramped space leaving you stressed or overwhelmed? A self-storage unit in West Maui can save you! When you start to notice that there is less room to move about your home and you are struggling as you move from room to room, you may be experiencing one of the common home shrinkage ‘events’ also known as “Clutter”. You may also be experiencing: Remodeling projects Long-term guests Kids moving back home temporarily Downsizing, right-sizing, and up-sizing 'adventures' Whether the situation is short- or long-term is irrelevant to the fact that you are uncomfortable . When there is simply too much stuff around your home , you begin feeling cramped . Then it’s time to find another place to store that stuff so you can begin enjoying your home again. Plus a self-storag

How A Self Storage Unit in West Maui Can Help Your Small Business

How A Self Storage Unit in West Maui Can Help Your Small Business When you run a small business, are you often in need of additional space? A self storage unit just might be the answer. Small businesses operate out of many types of spaces, from a personal garage to a large, modern facility. Even the most sophisticated business in West Maui can, however, run out of space. Is your business working with any of these situations? Renovations and remodeling Seasonal product rotation Holiday decorating time Ordering inventory in advance Downsizing your business If you have a storefront and customers walk in, you want their experience to be as inviting and engaging as possible. Stacks of boxes, bins, and other objects in the aisles make your show room floor look cluttered, uninviting and the lack of order makes it frustrating for the customer to find what they need. A unit in a self storage facility can be the additional space your West Maui small bu