Friday, February 21, 2020

Lessons for Life: Teach Your Kids Good Housekeeping

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As parents, we all want our kids to grow up as responsible adults, able to care for themselves and their families. They will learn many things in school and from their peers, but the best lessons are from you. You have many opportunities to teach them life skills that will not only make their home life better but can also help them in their future endeavors. One of those life skills is that of good housekeeping. Not surprisingly, a clean, clutter-free home alleviates much stress in our lives.

Teach your children the benefits of being organized and living a clutter-free life when you rent a storage space near your Maui home. A 5A Rent-A-Space is the perfect choice for de-cluttering closets, garages, and spare rooms, while giving you convenient access to your belongings. We even offer the use of a free moving van when you rent from us.

3 Ways You Can Lead by Example to Teach Life Skills

Give your kids a leg-up on the world when you teach your kids essential life skills such as:
  1. Eating a healthy diet. Invite your children into the kitchen to prepare meals that are nutritious and will support their body’s functions. Reduce the sugar-fog they live in when you offer them fresh fruits and vegetables. Their energy levels will increase naturally without the sugar crashes from other forms of sweet treats.
  2. Getting plenty of exercise. A regular exercise regimen helps their body burn off extra calories and gives their brain plenty of oxygen for activities like academics. It can help them with focus and encourage stronger bones and muscle growth.
  3. Keeping a clean and tidy home. Removing excess clutter is like giving your home a boost of fresh air. It also shows your kids that having a tidy home, reduces stress from not knowing where their belongings are. It will also prevent unnecessary purchases to replace already owned items.
If you think about it, successful people are often extraordinarily well organized and live with little to no clutter. Teach these life skills to encourage your children to be responsible. These skills can also help them physically and mentally which results in better success at school and in their careers.

How Can Renting a Storage Unit Help Teach Kids Important Life Skills?

In parenting, on average, more is caught than taught. You can change that. Lead your children by example to show the vital life skills they need for their success. Utilizing a 5A Rent-A-Space storage unit can be one of the important steps. Our wide variety of sizes can fulfill your family’s needs to help make your home a clutter-free zone. Store seasonal items such as sports equipment and holiday decorations, and especially the overflow items that get in the way. Storage can leave your house tidy, clean and spacious enough for everyone. We will even move you in with our free truck when you rent from us.

Reserve your self-storage unit online now. Call 5A Rent-A-Space at 808-745-1616 or toll-free at 1-800-5ASPACE (1-800-527-7223) to learn more. Not sure how much space you will need? Use our online Space Calculator to estimate the best unit size for you.

Help Your Senior Loved Ones Fight the Winter Blues


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The bleak days of winter can bring even the best of us down, especially seniors. Depending on where you live, the weather may require your seniors to stay inside more than they like. The longer they languish in their homes sitting on the couch, the greater toll it takes on their bodies. Encourage your loved one to stay active during this season of life. Maui is the perfect place to do it, too. Yet, some aging parents may allow wet weather to keep them indoors too much.

Don’t let the changes in temperature and precipitation leave your aging loved one stranded. Help them beat the winter blues with a 5A Rent-A-Space storage unit. A good clearing of clutter in the home can help get our seniors back into the right frame of mind to enjoy this tropical paradise. When your Mom or Dad rents a unit from us, we can transport their belongings in our moving truck, which makes things easier on all of you.

5 Ways to Help Mom or Dad Win over the Winter Blues 

Seniors need extra attention to ensure their physical, mental, and emotional needs are met. Here are five ways you can help your aging loved one even during a gloomy period:
  1. Make sure they eat right:The elderly’s nutritional needs are different. Their taste buds change, and ill-fitting dentures may mean they don’t eat as they should. Help them with easy recipes that are nutrient-dense so they can get the most from each meal. Encourage them to drink plenty of fluids to fend off dehydration.
  2. Help them get plenty of fresh air: Mom and Dad need to get out as much as possible. The fresh air is rejuvenating and helps meet their Vitamin D requirements. See about getting them involved in a walking club or taking strolls by the beach a few times a week.
  3. Encourage them to stay active: As the body ages, the bones ache, leaving an elderly parent less excited about getting in and out of a comfy recliner. It may take some work, but encourage them to stay active, either with a part-time job, a hobby or by volunteering their skills and time.
  4. Take them to social events: If Mom loved concerts before, why not help her get to them now? Maybe Dad can join a class at the local community center where he can meet new friends and learn new things. The goal is to give them opportunities to interact with others and stave off depression, which can occur in isolation.
  5. Prepare for a good clear out: Clutter can bring a person down quickly. Help Mom and Dad clean out the closets and garage of those items they no longer need. For those belongings they cannot bear to part with, rent a 5A Rent-A-Space unit to store them. They can have convenient access to seasonal items without cluttering up their living quarters.
Fight the Winter Blues – 5A Rent-A-Space Can Help
Give your seniors all the advantages they need to live their life to its fullest. Keeping a home tidy, starting with a de-cluttering session, is only the beginning. The self-storage units at 5A Rent-A-Space make it easy for everyone, especially with Mom and Dad’s belongings transported smoothly in our moving van. Call today to get your parents the extra space they need.

Reserve your self-storage unit online now. Call 5A Rent-A-Space at 808-745-1616 or toll-free at 1-800-5ASPACE (1-800-527-7223) to learn more. Not sure how much space you will need? Use our online Space Calculator to estimate the best unit size for you.

Simple Ways to Show Love to Your Home and Family

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February is the month of love. For many, it means an expensive dinner with a loved one, flowers, and chocolates. This month is perfect for showering your family and home with love in a variety of ways that do not include spending much money. More importantly, it can be the starting point for showing love throughout the rest of the year. Why not think about some simple actions you can take? It may be spending more time with your spouse, volunteering at a soup kitchen, or de-cluttering your house.

If your home is overstuffed, one simple and effective way to reduce the stress is by taking steps to de-clutter and store your belongings in a 5A Rent-A-Space storage unit. Our storage spaces free up precious space in your home so that you can devote more time to your loved ones. We carry a variety of packing supplies, including moving boxes, to make your de-cluttering smooth and more manageable.

5 Simple, Inexpensive Ways to Express Love
  1. Put away the credit card: Instead, choose to take these proactive, yet simple steps to show love and care for your family and your home:
  2. Cook healthy meals: It has been said (and proven, too) that the fastest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Why not pick up on your New Year’s resolution and change your cooking habits? Look for recipes that are simple and pack a powerful punch by being healthy and nutrient-rich.
  3. Spend time together: We’re not talking about dinner dates, though those can be nice, too. Take your spouse out for a hike in nature, ride bikes or sit on your deck sipping lattes and talking about your dreams until the wee hours of the night. It is all about bonding and connecting in a comfortable, relaxed setting.
  4. Volunteer help with school projects: You can show your kids that you care by volunteering to help with projects. Children love to have their parents involved in their lives and showing up for your children’s Valentine’s Day party is just the beginning. 
  5. Make holiday memories: Look up some uncommon observances and find ways to celebrate as a family. They will enjoy the memories even when they are grown and out of the home. For example, February 21st is National Tortilla Chip Day; so, you can celebrate with chips and salsa for dinner!
  6. De-clutter and organize your home: Too much stuff all over the place can quickly drag you and your family down with additional stress. You can spend money unnecessarily when you re-purchase something, because you cannot find an item you know you have. Choose to give your family the gift of an organized and clutter-free home. Donate what you no longer want, and then put your seasonal items in a storage unit. Soon, everyone can rest more comfortably at home.
Show Your Family and Home More Love by Renting a Storage Unit Near Maui

It’s time to show the ones you love how much you care, by taking time to be with them and make memories together. Don’t let a cluttered house cloud those memories. Purchase moving boxes from 5A Rent-A-Space and let the de-cluttering begin! Let us help you show love for your home and family when you free up space by taking advantage of our storage units.

Reserve your self-storage unit online now. Call 5A Rent-A-Space at 808-745-1616 or toll-free at 1-800-5ASPACE (1-800-527-7223) to learn more. Not sure how much space you will need? Use our online Space Calculator to estimate the best unit size for you.