Entries by Colton Gardner

Ultimate Guide to College Storage

As a student, summer plans can be a little unpredictable. Will you have a job? Can you afford a storage unit? Will you live in a dorm room near school? Will you move home? And what are you going to do with your belongings in the meantime? It can …

How to Winterize Lawn Mowers

Landscapes — and your landscaping equipment — need seasonal attention. Before you store your lawn mower away once cold weather starts, however, you should winterize it. If you don’t properly prepare it for long-term storage, you may have to get another one next spring. Fortunately, this doesn’t take special …

Are Storage Units a Good Investment During a Recession?

If you’re an investor searching for a port in a storm, you might have heard about a once-obscure sector of the real estate investment portfolio — self-storage. It doesn’t sound sexy. It isn’t sexy. But it’s solid.

Historically, self-storage investments have outperformed other real estate sectors, and even the stock …

Guide to Real Estate Investing for Beginners

Real estate has remained a sound investment that can yield large profits for beginners and veterans alike. Even if you have been considering real estate investing, you might not know where to start. This guide real estate investing for beginners provides you with broad overviews of some basic real …

How to Pressure Wash a Deck

As you gear up for some back yard enjoyment with a freshly cleaned home this spring, one daunting task you might be dreading is how to get your deck to look shiny and brand new. The simplest and fastest way to get that deck spruced up is with a …

How to Clean Wood Furniture

When you have wood furniture in your home, there are times when it simply needs to be cleaned. If you need to know how to clean your wood furniture, follow these key steps to ensure that you maintain the quality of the wood furniture and its finish while still …

How to Store Jewelry: 3 Key Considerations

Storing jewelry properly extends its lifespan and reduces the risk of damage and loss (just like when you store photographs). When you’re thinking about how to store jewelry effectively, consider these three things:

What type of jewelry are you storing?
How long are you storing the jewelry?
What environment …

Ultimate Printable Guide to Pool Maintenance for Your Home

Maintaining your swimming pool is essential for healthy summer fun, but it can be easy to forget all the details involved with proper pool maintenance. Whether you’re looking for a guide to pool maintenance for beginners or you need to jog your memory on the specifics of pool care, …

The Comprehensive Guide to Shipping Furniture

When you’re preparing for a big move, especially a move across the country, you may need to ship your furniture instead of moving it yourself. Figuring out how to ship your furniture safely, however, can pose a challenge. There are several things to take into consideration when shipping furniture. 
The …

How to Organize Your Closet in 6 Steps

When you’re in the middle of a home organizing or decluttering spree, it’s easy to stuff things in your closets and hope for the best. Eventually, however, there will come a time when your closet organization needs special attention to clean out the items you no longer need and …

How to Insulate an Attic: The Ultimate Guide

As much as 25% of your home’s heat could be escaping through your poorly insulated attic. Just as importantly, an improperly insulated attic can lead to ice dams, which eventually cause expensive leaks and dangerous structural damage to your home.

Calling in a professional to insulate your attic could quickly …

How to Remove Ink From Clothes [Infographic]

When an ink-based accident occurs, it seems like Murphy’s Law is always there to ensure your favorite clothes are involved. Whether your ink pen at work is the culprit or your toddler found the one permanent marker that exists in your home, there is a laundry hack out there to remove …

Ultimate Guide for How Long to Keep Documents

Are you not sure about how long to keep documents? Digital storage makes it possible to hold on to many types of documents indefinitely. But it’s still important to keep paper copies of several different types of personal documents, which means that they take up vital storage space in …

How to Store Photographs

Photographs can be some of the most precious possessions in a home. But when they aren’t on display, what are the best ways to store photos? Photos require proper handling if you want them to maintain their quality. In this guide about how to store photographs, we’ll go over …

A Quick Guide to Boat Storage

If you are a boat owner or you are thinking about owning one, it is exciting to get your boat out on the water and have fun. One f the most important factors to consider in owning a boat is how you intend to store it, where that will be, …

How to Renovate Your Basement: The Ultimate Guide

Deciding to renovate your basement is a great way to add value and usable space to your home. An unfinished basement may allow you to store unwanted items. But that space isn’t as functional as a finished basement. This guide on how to renovate your basement will help you …

How to Pack Shoes for Moving

Moving is a chaotic time full of mounting responsibilities and endless ‘to-do’s while trying to find the best and safest way to store all of your beloved possessions. You have thought about how you will move your large electronics, your fragile dishes and china, and your appliances.

But what about your …

How Much to Tip Movers: A Complete Guide

If you’re using a moving company for the first time, then you probably have a lot of questions. For example, while you’ve likely done your research and carefully selected your packing and moving company, you may not have considered the final costs of properly paying high-quality movers.

Before you part ways …

Self Storage Industry Statistics (2020)

Neighbor, the leading peer-to-peer storage operator in the United States, has researched and compiled the following U.S. self storage industry statistics and data. This yearly resource will be updated as new data becomes available and is intended to serve as the ultimate guide to self storage statistics. For questions or …

Outdoor Summer Movies in the Park (2019): Utah’s Comprehensive Guide

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy lemonade stands, firework shows and neighborhood block parties. Another fantastic summer tradition are outdoor movies. Check out Utah’s most comprehensive list of the best summer movies in the park.

Know of summer outdoor movie series not listed? Comment below and we’ll add it!

Unless noted, …

8 Essential Resources For Building a Marketplace Startup

Marketplace startups are popping up at an accelerating rate. Angel.co’s list of marketplaces numbers almost 10,000 companies around the world. Over 80 new startups joined the list in just the last month.

Often, the founders of these platforms don’t know how to begin or where to learn about building a …

Is Renting Out Your RV Worth It?

For the price tag, every RV owner wishes they could get just a little bit more about of their purchase. Thanks to companies like Outdoorsy or RVshare (or RVezy if you’re in Canada), renting out your RV is a great way to make easy, passive income through the shared economy.

If you …