How to Store a Comic Book Collection Like a Superhero

How to Store a Comic Book Collection Like a Superhero

You don’t have to have superhuman strength or x-ray vision to appreciate comic books and to yearn to collect and preserve the graphic stories of childhood and beyond. But there are some simple steps every fan should take to store a comic book collection—to ensure it retains its value and can be enjoyed by the next generation. Whether obsessed with everything Wonder Woman for years or inspired more recently by movies to start collecting Iron Man, our tips from comic-store owners will ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 27, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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How to Keep Your Pet Supplies Organized

How to Keep Your Pet Supplies Organized

We often think of organizing for our closets, paperwork and kid’s toys. But what about for our pets? If you look around the house, your furry friends have an awful lot of belongings – there are leashes for walking, bulk purchases of food, toys, grooming supplies, vitamins and medicines, and for some, the occasional outfit. Often these items are scattered in various areas of the house, tucked in cabinets with no thought to it. But adding a little organization will help you find what y...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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Find Your Next Apartment with Hunting Tips from a Pro

Find Your Next Apartment with Hunting Tips from a Pro

As with any lifestyle reboot, searching for the perfect apartment can be exciting, but you’ll also need to be practical to ensure your new pad is a home sweet home for the duration of your lease, and that your move is a success. Of course there is plenty to consider.  Beyond information about the unit you’d be renting, you’ll want to know how the property is maintained, the community’s rules and the fit of the neighborhood. So before you head out, think ahead and con...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 14, 2015 at 7:00 AM
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Coin Collection Storage Tips to Preserve Your Investment

Coin Collection Storage Tips to Preserve Your Investment

Maybe it started with a coin your grandfather gave you, a shiny gold disc you knew was worth a little something. Then it grew into more shiny coins, each with a history, sentimental value and potentially, real investment value. No doubt you want to keep these special coins in pristine condition. So how to do you protect the value of your coin collection while you keep it in storage? We asked Shaun DuBois, numismatic (or “coins”) director at Pacific Coast Coin and Collateral to share...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 13, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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Closet Organization and Design Tips fit for the Stars

Closet Organization and Design Tips fit for the Stars

If the extent of your closet design entails a simple walk-in with mismatched hangars, scuffed walls and a bulb that lights up with the pull of a string, you clearly have not worked with celebrity closet expert Melanie Charlton. Over the years, star clients have turned to the founder of Clos-ette for advice on storing some of the most impressive high-end designer wardrobes in the country. Her dream dressing rooms feature custom furnishings and mood lighting, and as you might imagine, customers ha...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Pet Relocation: Moving Spot without Getting Bit

Pet Relocation: Moving Spot without Getting Bit

Moving a pet household a long distance can mean a truckload of logistical worries. Your pets may or may not be used to traveling anywhere outside the home, let alone a long distance, and then there are the paperwork requirements for bringing an animal into your new state or country. To help busy and confused owners, companies have even sprung up offering everything from a few tips to full door-to-door transport. Cassandra Luppens is the owner of Pet Relocator, a professional relocation service f...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 4, 2015 at 10:20 AM
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How Storage Auctions Work

How Storage Auctions Work

Self-storage auctions have gotten a lot of attention lately on the TV show “Storage Wars”. Though most self-storage companies have never participated in that show, many (if not all), do host auctions throughout the year.    Self-storage companies sell the contents of customers’ spaces to recoup losses only after the customer has failed to pay rent multiple months in a row and has not responded to several formal requests for payment in writing and by phone.  ...
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January 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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Organizing with Budget Storage Containers Makes Cents

Organizing with Budget Storage Containers Makes Cents

Getting organized can be a daunting task, but if one of the things holding you back is the cost of all those bins, buckets and boxes you’ll need for storage, fear no more. After hearing about the wealth of organization solutions available at discount stores where items are typically just a dollar, we decided to learn more. We always love to get it done for less! Jessica Hill, a savvy blogger with Mad in Crafts, shared tips on how to put all those colorful $1 bins to work. Jessica says her ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
January 21, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Photo Storage and Organization Tips

Photo Storage and Organization Tips

If every picture is worth a thousand words, we all must have plenty of nouns, adjectives and verbs stored in the photo folders of our computers and smart phones. After all, with the portability of a good camera these days, many of us are never without some way to snap a selfie or food photo. Between old printed photographs and recent digital versions, all of the images we keep can create clutter, spread across photos albums, boxes and multiple devices, compounding decades of disarray. Tryin...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
January 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Downsizing Tips for Moving to a Smaller Space

Downsizing Tips for Moving to a Smaller Space

How do you downsize and move a lifetime of memories and belongings from a large family home to a smaller space? It’s a daunting task, deciding what to keep, what to toss and dealing with all of the emotions along the way. Janet Hulstrand and Linda Hetzer were friends who both went through separate but similar experiences of moving their fathers out of the homes their parents had been in for decades into significantly smaller living spaces.  They wished there had been a book to guide t...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
January 12, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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How to Pay Your Public Storage Bill: Easy and Quick!

How to Pay Your Public Storage Bill: Easy and Quick!

Life is busy, so at Public Storage we make paying your monthly bill easy. We provide several options so that no matter where you are, you can easily make your payment, or set up AutoPay—so you don’t have to worry about your bill every month. In fact, you are also automatically entered for a chance to win $1,000 every month you use it! Maybe we can pay you! You can sign up for AutoPay at any Public Storage location, by phone or online using your checking account or your debit card to ...
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January 9, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Hire a Professional Organizer to Shape Up Your Space

Hire a Professional Organizer to Shape Up Your Space

There they are, those areas of your house that haunt you – the piles of paperwork, the closet bursting with clothes and shoes you forgot you had, the garage packed so full of stuff you can’t even fit the car in anymore. Every weekend you say you’re going to clean it out but Saturday and Sunday come and go and it just never gets done – or you take a crack at it and find you barely made a dent. You need a professional organizer. Why pay someone to come in and clean out your...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM
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Looking After Your Stuff When You Store

Looking After Your Stuff When You Store

If new purchases or seasonal items are taking up valuable space, and you’re ready to move less-used things outside your home, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the need to protect everything from the elements of your chosen storage environment. Depending on where you choose to store your things, water, humidity, extreme temperatures and small animals can all cause damage to your belongings—unless you take care! We consulted with pro organizer Jessica Decker of Become Organized, ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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Declutter Your Way to Feng Shui

Declutter Your Way to Feng Shui

Incorporating aspects of the Chinese feng shui philosophy at home has become increasingly popular in the West to help us relax and feel more in control of our busy lives. While the practice of channeling energy flows may seem like hocus pocus to some, the more practical benefits of minimizing clutter to reduce stress and negativity is something everyone could use, especially during the busy holiday season! We turned to Feng shui specialist, architect and interior designer Anjie Cho of Holistic S...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 10, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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Christmas Decorating Tips: Creativity on a Budget

Christmas Decorating Tips: Creativity on a Budget

The holiday season can be an exciting time to decorate, with so many options that sparkle, add more color, and create drama. But it can also be a period of stress for those of us who wonder how to use all those stored boxes of ornaments and garlands to make a pretty display. We consulted with art director/ decorator Stacy Nelson for some tips on how to set the scene for Christmas, even if you’re short on cash and stumped for creativity. Stacy is the founder of Trash Lassies, a professional...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM
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