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Garage Storage Ideas: 14 Organization Tips For Your Garage

Neighbor is a peer-to-peer storage company. Hosts can rent extra space around their house like basements, closets, garages, and RV pads to others in their community. For renters, Neighbor is 50% cheaper than traditional self storage.In the past, garages were only used to park cars. The US Department of …

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ATV Maintenance Tips and Buying Guide

Just like any other vehicle, an ATV needs a little tender love to keep it at peak performance. ATV maintenance is similar to maintaining a car. You have to frequently check and change the oil, check out the air filter, look for damage on the nuts and bolts, maintain …

Spring Cleaning List

Spring Cleaning List

Spring is here again, and oh how wonderful it is. Early flowers are popping out of the ground, kids are starting to play outside, and everyone looks just a little bit more cheerful. It’s also the season for some spring cleaning.

Hopefully after a long, cold winter, you’re ready to …

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Cheap Student Storage for the Summer

As a student, summer plans can be a little unpredictable. Will you have a job? Live near school? Take a class? Move home? And what are you going to do with your belongings in the meantime? Using Neighbor you can find student storage at a reasonable price. 

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There are multiple …

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Cheap College Student Storage

Are you looking for a cheap college student storage space to store your stuff while you move, leave for an internship, or summer sales job?

Neighbor is the “Airbnb of storage” and connects people who need storage space and those who have unused space in their homes. Instead of owning …

20 Places to Find FREE Moving Boxes

20 Places to Find Free Moving Boxes Near You

Moving expenses, like boxes or self storage units, can really add up! You have to pay for the moving services which could include a moving truck and labor costs, pizza for family members who come to help, equipment for special furniture, and you can never find free moving boxes.

Wait, …

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How to Store Books Properly: 10 tips and tricks

Books are one of the most sentimental items we keep around our homes. Think of what they represent: A good story, knowledge, a symbol of our intellect and personality. But when the books start piling up the question becomes, how to store books?

The emotions we have about our books …

The Storage Facility Manager's Guide to Occupancy Rates

The Storage Facility Manager’s Guide to Occupancy Rates

The storage facility industry has continued to be a profitable business. Still, success isn’t guaranteed. Even a new built, well-managed storage unit isn’t perfect without attention to two things: occupancy rate and competitive prices.

Storage occupancy rates are always fluctuating. Recently, trends of minimalism, a slowing housing economy, and the …

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10 Long Term Car Storage Tips and Checklist

Every October, I like to park my Corvette in a garage for the winter. Okay, I don’t own a Corvette, but if I did, I’d take care of it! Truth is, there is more than one reason to find long term car storage aside from owning an expensive car.

You …

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Five Takeaways from “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”

Have you ever heard of Marie Kondo? If you haven’t, maybe you’ve heard this decluttering advice: pick up the object and ask yourself if it “sparks joy”. If it does, keep it. If it doesn’t, toss it out.

That entire idea started with Marie Kondo. She burst onto the scene …

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Climate Controlled Storage Units: Do you need them?

Ever browsed the internet for cheap storage units near you? Then you’ve probably come across the word “climate controlled”. What is climate controlled storage? And do you even need it? A climate controlled storage unit goes for 20-50% more than a non-climate controlled space. Since this could cost you hundreds of dollars, we’ll …

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IKEA Storage Units: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

If you’re looking for home storage options, IKEA storage units are the way to go. Each shelf, each box, is the perfect blend of Swedish practicality and American affordability. Plus the solid color palette matches any room.

Thomas Pychon had this to say about IKEA. “Look at this. A barstool, …

Dry Boat Storage: Finding a Solution that Works for You

While wet slips may be popular in coastal areas, dry boat storage provides more storage options. You can store your boat on a rack, in a storage unit or personal storage, or storing with Neighbor. Dry boat storage can protect your boat year round at an affordable cost.

When you bought …

Passive Income Streams

Have you ever dreamed of making extra money without actually having to do anything? That’s the basic idea of passive income. Sounds awesome, I know.

  The Farlex Financial Dictionary defines passive income as follows:

“Income from a venture in which an individual does not directly participate. The most common types …

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Recycling in Your Community

It is easy to underestimate the power and importance of recycling, especially when it’s convenient to do so. This might be because we fail to fully link the environment we want with what is required of us to maintain it. It’s easy to forget, for example, that blue skies, …

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How to Store a Mattress

Let’s face it, your bed is your best friend. You spend one third (hopefully) of every day snuggled in and dreaming away. Finding the right mattress set is nearly impossible, not to mention crazy expensive. Once you’ve landed the perfect set, it could last well over a decade if …

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How to Store a Tent

So there I was, laying in a tent with my two of my best friends. We sat as the wind blew our 10-man tent standing nearly 7” tall so that it lay barely inches above our noses. That was a crazy night. We set up camp at the opening …

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11 Tips to Winterize and Store Your Motorcycle

We all wanted to be that cool kid, the one with the motorcycle. Then we grew up, and some of us actually got motorcycles. One of the best ways to ruin that image you created for yourself in buying the motorcycle is by letting your motorcycle fall apart. You …

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10 Tips to Winterize Your Boat

How to Winterize Your Boat for Storage
Seriously, if you don’t winterize your boat properly, you won’t have a functioning boat for long. In fact, in the face of poor maintenance, your boat might decide to dump you, and then you’ll be stuck in the middle of the lake. Awkward. If …

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Store at My House – How to Host with Neighbor

Neighbor is a really good idea, but how can I make it work?

That’s a super common question. Maybe you feel like Charlie before he got the golden ticket (see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Well, that’s why I’m here, to help you figure out how you can start …

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How to Prepare your RV for Outdoor Winter Storage

Your RV is a loyal companion all summer long. It travels hundreds of miles without stopping for a break. It puts up with your dusty sweat-coated clothes littering the floor and and keeps you safe from the blistering heat. The least you could do in return is give your …

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DeClutter Your Home: 15 Decluttering Cleaning Tips

How on Earth do you declutter your home? 

Organizing your house is no less than a tiring and time-consuming adventure. Whether it’s an overflow of shoes or a bundle of toys wandering into every corner or your unnecessary acquisitions, they all pile up, hence making cleaning an insurmountable job.

Although it requires …

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How to Prepare Your Boat for Winter Storage?

How to Prepare Your Boat for Winter
Taking the time to prepare your boat for winter is crucial, especially in areas with extreme weather and temperatures. Performing a few simple maintenance duties beforehand can save you a lot of money in repair work later on. Find a suitable boat storage …

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Design The Perfect Kitchen:  Avoid these 5 Common Kitchen Layout Mistakes

Having a good layout is more important than anything else in your kitchen. As the hub of activity in the home, your kitchen should be set up to comfortably accommodate a variety of activities. Design The Perfect Kitchen!

For example, …

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Storage Facilities Guide

Self storage is a great option for keeping your belongings safe and out of the way. You might be looking for storage if you’ve recently downsized, are in the process of moving, or just want to get rid of some clutter in your current home. There are over 50,000 storage …

Landscaping Tips For Beginners and Home Owners

Landscaping Tips for Beginners & First-Time Homeowners

There are a lot of amazing opportunities that owning your first home provides: the chance to customize everything you want, the freedom to put nails in the wall without having to worry about violating your lease, and of course, the yard, and the opportunity to truly make it your …

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Hey Alexa, What Is A Smart Home?

Our world is constantly advancing in many ways. The medication we use, the communication devices we own, and the methods of transportation that would have been unbelievable 20 years ago–technology is amazing. Let’s talk about phones for a minute: they used to be these hug box-like walkie talkies. Then …

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Utah Boating: Top 8 Lakes And Reservoirs To Go Boating In Utah

More than 40 percent of Utah is covered in national parks, national monuments, national forests, state parks, and public lands. With that many opportunities how can you ever hope to make a decision on where to start your recreational adventures? There’s rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, …

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Become A Neighbor Host Today – Make $20-$400/Month

Neighbor’s secure marketplace allows you to make passive income, receive hassle free payments, and we protect your property with a $10,000 Host guarantee. List your unused space with Neighbor in under 5 minutes. Make $20-$400/month with the sharing economy. Being a Neighbor Host grants you exclusive access to a secure …

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What Is The Tiny House Movement?

The tiny house movement is growing–and not on a tiny scale. In the past four years, interest in the tiny house movement has nearly quadrupled as tracked on Google Trends. The trend is not just limited to the U.S.; tiny houses are popping up all over the world in countries …

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Utah ATV Trails: 14 Awesome Trails You Can’t Miss

Ready to hit the trail? With mountain ranges, lakes, and even desert, Utah is one of the most beautiful states and perfect for outdoor adventure. And, Utah ATV trails are some of the best in the country.

What makes Utah ATV trails so great is the diversity of the trails. …

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It’s Summer Time!

Does anyone else have May circled in red on their calendar and a countdown that leads to a day written over with “SUMMER”? Or maybe it says “freedom,” “party-time,” or “Mexico–here I come!” I think all students look ahead to that summer sunshine with hopes of napping, swimming and not having …

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Downsizing Benefits: Tips and Cost Calculator

It may not look like it, but spring is right around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about downsizing.

Did you know that in the 1960s the average homeowner lived in 1,600 square feet with a much larger family size? According to the United Census Bureau, the …

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Neighbor Vehicle Storage

You’re probably wondering, “Haven’t we done an article on car storage before?” The answer is yes, we have done an article similar to this one– but wait! There’s more! Instead of focusing just on cars, this time it’s all other types of transportation. Vehicle storage, Yay! We don’t believe in …

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Winter Prep For The Outside Of Your Home

Because I am a native Arizonan, the snow and the cold and indoor heating were all foreign to me growing up. But then I moved to the icy mountains of Utah and suddenly my lack of knowledge of winter prep became a problem. Who knew what to do when …

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Car Storage: Everything It Takes To Store A Car

There’s more to storing a car then just placing it in an empty garage. Car storage is super important especially when you are moving or going through any other dramatic change in life. Here are ten helpful steps to take to make sure your car stays in top condition …

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Where Are The Woman Caves?

Okay we have all heard of man caves, right? Yes, yes boys, we know the drudgery of work and long days and coming home to the crazy kids and messy kitchen and just needing to escape to your own little place to relax and recuperate. It’s where you hang …

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Reserving Neighbor Storage Units

Did you know that the hardest part about figuring out storage solutions is finding an open unit? Traditional storage units are at 93% capacity on average. This means if you find a company you like and that fits within your price range, chances are they don’t have the size …

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Do I Need Insurance For My Storage Unit?

Insurance.
What a heavy word. Do alarm bells go off in your head when you hear it too? It’s one of those necessary evils that we all want and need, but don’t really like thinking about. It can seem completely overwhelming, and yet it is a part of life.

Now we …

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Does Month-to-Month Storage Exist?

Month-to-month storage, that is also flexible storage can be hard to find. Many storage companies want you to sign a contract for at least a year. There are a few companies that do give you this option, but what these companies often don’t tell you though is that storage contracts for …

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Home Storage Solutions: Top 15 Home Storage Ideas

A few days after New Years I decided to organize my space. In the process I looked up different home storage solutions to organize everything better. I didn’t have room to do all of them in my small apartment, but here are my top fifteen favorite finds that I …