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Jun 9, 2020
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How to Downsize Your Business 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 to

Jun 4, 2020
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Less Equals More. Downsizing is the mark of a new beginning, which may spark enthusiasm, trepidation or mixed emotions. You don’t have to worry. At Big Tex Storage, we have helped our customers through many challenging times. 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 great 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

Nov 27, 2019
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The holidays snuck up on us in 2019, which calls for stressful times. But let's not forget it still is the most wonderful time of the year! Thanksgiving is here, and Christmas is right around the corner. This means everyone is most likely scrambling with decorations, cooking, place settings, last-minute grocery shopping, and gifts galore. Plus the Christmas tree. We can't forget about the tree! There's no need to turn into the Grinch with all the preparations in store for you. Staying organized and having fun can go hand in hand

Oct 17, 2019
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The fall is here. Autumn is thriving. And Halloween is right around the corner. When it comes to decorating, you have so many choices as to what type of theme you want to go for, and you can even get creative with different locations in your home. From the front porch to your bathroom, even your staircase and windows could use some spook. Why not, right? Here's a complete guide to spookifying your home and fulfilling your dark or bright dreams. It's not just the kids that get to have fun.

Sep 24, 2019
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Have you ever considered starting a wine collection? Or expanding your mini collection currently sitting on your kitchen counter?... You love your wine. And your wine loves you too. But lets check-in first. Are you showing your current wine the tender, love, and care it deserves? Preserving its goodness? You can be picky with your wine, but don't forget your wine is picky too. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering starting a wine collection to keep your wine at its optimal status. Pick Your Poison Do

Aug 13, 2019
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The kids are going back to school. It's time to reclaim the house from all the art projects, summer reading books and toys on every surface in every room. Your fall cleaning checklist should involve decluttering your home and placing everything away while also making room for the school books, science projects, and homework assignments. You also want to get the house ready for all the upcoming holidays when the family visits. Check out our list of tips to keeping every room organized throughout the new school year. Pantry Clean Out

Jul 24, 2019
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Moving can be stressful and a lot of work. The good news is that taking a proactive approach and creating a timeline of tasks before your move can make life much easier. Whether you’re moving to a new apartment or a house, try these packing and moving tips to make the process as seamless as possible. Eight Weeks Before: Your First Steps in Planning a Move Once you've decided to move and secured a new place, your next step is locating a moving company to assist you. While you may have

Jun 10, 2019
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Summer is here, and for many families, that means time to move. Relocating to Houston is common as more people discover this city and make it their home. In fact, an analysis of Census estimates indicates that every year, Houston welcomes about 15,000 new residents between the ages of 25 and 34 alone. Whether for downsizing, work or school, many people move in the summer. If you're tackling a big move this year, you can make the job just a little easier with a storage unit. In fact, renting a storage

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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The long and cold winter of Houston (the two weeks of 50-degree weather) has ended and we've moved into the beautiful warm and not so humid season of Spring. We find ourselves being joyful and productive and undergoing our annual spring cleaning. While we remember our every day to do list, some of us might forget the once a year cleaning duties. Before you get started, be sure to grab any boxes or storage supplies in the house to organize items you’d like to store away. If you need extra storage

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