The Life of a Military Family

The Life of a Military Family

  • How Can Self Storage Help With Your Upcoming Move?

    If you're thinking about selling your house this summer, you've very likely got a lot on your mind. Now is a time to seek services that can make your life easier and more convenient, services that will help your house sell faster or make packing seem less arduous. Now is a time when you need services that can make moving seem more realistic and less burdensome. Self storage is one such service.

  • How To Securely Pack Your Appliances In Storage

    If you are going to be moving your household items into a storage unit, you want to make sure you know how to pack your appliances properly. Appliances can be expensive to replace, and there are many ways they can become damaged or destroyed during the moving process and/or when they are packed in your storage unit. The tips below will help you know you have packed your appliances correctly.

  • Color Me Happy: The Benefits Of Color Coding Your Self Storage Unit

    There are many different systems out there for organizing your storage unit. Some people suggest placing your items just as you would inside your home so that they are easily accessible. Others suggest using see through plastic containers so that you can easily see all of your stored items. However, perhaps the most beneficial of the organizational methods out there is the use of color coding. This is because color coding allows you to not only keep your storage unit organized, but also allows you to make the most out of the space you have while maintaining easy access to the items you stored.

  • Moving Your Piano: Important Considerations Before Moving Day

    Packing and moving a piano is no small feat! Whether you choose to pack your piano yourself or you hire a piano moving company, there are a few things you should consider before moving day.  Protect the Finish If you cherish the glossy shine on your piano, you'll need to protect the finish. There are a few ways you can do this on your own. You can purchase large sheets of bubble wrap and moving tape.

  • Organizing Your Storage Unit 101: Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your First Storage Experience

    Are you planning to rent a self storage unit for the first time? If so, you should know that the ability to keep this unit organized will play a huge part in your ability to truly get the most out of the storage experience. This is because a poorly organized unit will make it difficult to find the stored items you need in the future and will also require you to do far more work in order to add or remove items further down the line.

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About Me
The Life of a Military Family

Hello! My name is Maggie Thompson. My husband James has been in the military for our entire married life. We have two children; he was deployed at the time of both of their births. We have moved five times in nine years. James plans to remain in the military for many more years, and I know this means many more moves for us. I feel as if I’m becoming a professional in the area of moving. I've learned some very handy ways to pack, load trucks, and unpack. I’ve also learned how to pack a storage unit. You see, not every house we move into is the same size. A few times we haven’t been able to fit all of our belongings into a new home. Rather than sell them, we have stored them. I’m going to share some of my moving tips with you. Enjoy!

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