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How To Get More Space Out Of Your Home

Love your new home, but find yourself struggling to make your space work for you? If your living quarters are a bit cramped, and you can’t seem to make everything fit and function appropriately, don’t get frustrated. There are countless ways to get more from your space, and the team here at The Mobile Attic is here to help!

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When it comes to decorating and adding furniture, there are a few tricks to keep in mind that will help to make your space look bigger. First of all, invest in mirrors. Mirrors can make the inside of the home feel like there is more going on, and if you can get the mirror to capture a scenic landscape outdoors, then that’s even better.

Be careful when adding furniture, as well. The right pieces will enhance your room, but balance is key. A bunch of bulky items won’t do your smaller home any favors, but you don’t want to keep things tiny, either, as this emphasizes the fact that you don’t have much space to work with. Move things around and find what works best for you.

When it comes to your walls, the right paint color, art, and lighting can take you far. You can add a lot of depth and height with certain types of light fixtures, and the right combination of colors can open things up, too. Do your research, and stick with what you love. And, once you’re done, be sure to keep those windows open to show off your look and ensure your home doesn’t feel confined or constricted.

Maximize Storage Space

Finding ways to maximize storage space in your home is easier than you’d think. Benches and ottomans are great for both seating and stashing blankets and other items, and you could utilize the space under your bed for storage, as well. No coat closet? Put hooks on the wall or invest in a coat rack! No room for pots and pans? Make a potholder than you can place on your wall. They’ll be easy to access and out of the way – a win-win!

All in all, there are countless ways to turn unsightly storage into a piece of decor or you could purchase (or make) items that serve multiple functions. Get creative, look for ideas online, and get your home looking great today!

Invest In Outside Storage

Sometimes you’ll come across an item that you love but simply cannot work into your new home’s setup. If this sounds all too familiar, don’t stress! There’s no need to get rid of pieces you enjoy and think you may use down the line. Simply invest in storage from us! Our storage containers can be delivered to your home, so you can pack it up at a rate that works for you. Then, we’ll pick it up and place it in our secure lot until you need it again.

Create a space you love today, and please reach out if you need more storage solutions. We’re here to help!

What Not To Store In Portable Storage

Portable storage units are great to use for many different occasions. Whether you are moving, remodeling, throwing a large event, or are just simply running out of space, renting a unit is a great way to save yourself time and hassle. With portable Portable Storage Isn't For Everything - Nashville, TN- Mobile Attic-w800-h800storage, the unit is simply dropped at your home and you can load it or unload it at your convenience. This makes them easy to organize and you can easily get to your possessions at any time. If you need to move it at any time, the company will transport your unit to the desired location. On top of all this, you hold the sole key to the unit, ensuring that your possessions are safe.

If you chose portable storage for your needs, then you made the right decision. Yet, there are always things that are unsafe to store and could put you, your family, and your possessions at risk. When utilizing a portable storage unit, be sure to keep the following items out.

Expensive/Cherished Personal Items

If you have something important to you, keeping it in storage is not the best option. Despite the security involved with portable storage units, there is still always the risk of someone accessing your items without your permission. If you have something that is valuable to you, then keep it secured in a home vault and leave it far away from the hands of others.

This applies to confidential records, as well, such as birth certificates, banking information, and social security cards. Especially if you are moving your storage unit in the near future, you should keep these items inside of your home.

Perishables

Produce, frozen foods, and anything living are all examples of perishable items, and none of these should be kept in portable storage. Plants and animals are both living and breathing things that need regular care and attention. Keeping them in portable storage will be detrimental to their health and it is not a safe option as far as securing them for any amount of time.

Certain food items should not be stored away, as well. Fresh produce, as well as anything frozen, could quickly go bad, leaving you with nasty odors and a big mess. You run the risk of developing mold, as well, which could eventually lead to health problems for those working with or in the unit. Because of this, you should be sure to let your refrigerator dry out for at least a day before storing it away.

Hazardous Materials

There are a variety of hazardous materials that are not safe to store. Some of these include gasoline, car batteries, fireworks, and cleaning supplies. These, as well as many more items, could be explosive, corrosive, or flammable, meaning they would put many people in danger if exposed to the wrong things. Be sure to properly research how these items should best be stored within the home and leave them out of your portable storage unit.

The Mobile Attic has many different portable storage units available, so that you are sure to find what you need, based upon your specific situation. Contact us today!

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