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Jun 9, 2020
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How to Downsize Your Office Space The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing businesses to change. Some companies are allowed to open due to being essential businesses; others may reduce their hours or workforce to prevent the spread of this novel virus. Many employees can perform their work at home and are trying to arrange workspaces that will allow them to get tasks done without being interrupted by the kids who are in remote learning. (Read: The Best Methods for Downsizing a Home) If you are in this situation, you may wonder what

Jun 4, 2020
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Downsizing is the mark of a new beginning, which may spark enthusiasm, trepidation or mixed emotions. You don’t have to worry. Explore our tried-and-true tips for downsizing your home, painlessly. Why Are You Considering Downsizing? Downsizing is not just for empty nesters! There are plenty of reasons to downsize. Clutter: If your home has become a museum of fine goods that you rarely use, maybe it’s time to downsize. Financial freedom: If you have financial goals or challenges that would be helped by reducing your mortgage, tax and utility payments, consider downsizing.

Nov 27, 2019
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7 Holiday Decoration Storage Tips When the holidays are over, it is easy to feel like the Grinch with all the decorations needed to be stored away until next year’s festivities. Big Tex Storage is here to help you. A one-stop self-storage solution is exactly what Santa wanted to gift you this season to ease the holiday headache. How to Store Seasonal Decorations 1. Stow Bags and Wrapping Paper in a Chest. Saving your holiday bags and wrapping paper for next year is a practical way to cut down gift costs,

May 3, 2019
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When you're leaving college for the summer and packing up your dorm room, what are your options for storing your stuff? You've got all the stuff you need to be a fully functioning student – furniture, appliances, books and bedding – but you likely won't need any of these things again until fall. Why Consider Storage Units? Storage units can provide a cost-effective option so you don't have to drive or fly with all your items. They're especially useful for college students who live far away from home or are going

Mar 21, 2019
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Although the weather shifts between seasons aren’t as dramatic in Texas as they are in other parts of the country, you still need to rotate seasonal clothing for your family, put away winter holiday decorations, and much more. While you know that spring cleaning is necessary, it’s also a big job. Here's our spring cleaning tips checklist. All at Once or a Little at a Time? Before you tackle your spring cleaning job, assess how much time you have to devote to the project. If you have an entire weekend free

Feb 28, 2019
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If you’re one of the many people inspired by the Marie Kondo Method, you’ve likely attempted to declutter your home. Maybe tidying up was your New Year’s Resolution, or perhaps you decided to start “spring cleaning” a little early after catching Marie’s new Netflix show. You’re not alone. One in four Americans has a “clutter problem.” Eighty-four percent worry their homes aren’t organized. The need for help with the insurmountable task of “decluttering” has exploded so much that the National Association of Professional Organizers has grown from 400 to more than

Jan 29, 2019
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People sometimes have mistaken ideas about what it means to become a minimalist. Perhaps you have heard some of the myths that minimalism means giving away nearly all of your belongings, selling your home, and living in the tiniest space possible. The reality is that minimalism is about much more than any specific action you can take and is more of a mindset that you embrace. If you have decided you want to become a minimalist, here's how to start. Start by Changing One Aspect of Your Life Becoming a minimalist

Aug 13, 2018
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The kids are back at school as you check out the living room. It's come to a point where you have designated pathways around the mounds of things so you don't step on anything. It's time to declutter your home while the house is empty. Grab the garbage bags, line up the storage containers or new boxes and get the Houston self storage unit ready. Here are some fast tips to reorganize and reclaim your home again during the school year. Prepare Before You Begin Before you start your decluttering journey,

Apr 24, 2018
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Any moment you may be deployed overseas. You also have to worry about what will happen to your belongings while you are away. Luckily, you don't have to worry about your personal belongings, electronics, appliances or vehicle when you take advantage of a Houston self-storage provider. KEEP INTERIOR POSSESSIONS SECURE By using self-storage, military service members have greater control over how personal possessions are protected. You don't need to have someone go over to your apartment or home to inspect things occasionally if you are worried about a break-in. Instead, a

Jan 17, 2018
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When you put some of your personal belongings into storage long-term, you always run the risk of sustaining damage to them due to humidity. This is one reason why you could benefit from climate-controlled storage units. Below we discuss some of the most common items to place in Houston climate-controlled storage. Effects of Humidity and Moisture on Your Personal Items Humidity and moisture can wreak havoc on your oldest and most valuable possessions. Unfortunately, storing them in your garage, closet, or a storage unit without climate control leaves them vulnerable to

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