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Father's Day Gifts 2019

Five “Off the Beaten Path” Gifts for Dad on Father’s Day 2019

Get Outdoors & Give New Memories to Dad!

Many spouses, sons, daughters, family, and friends are scrambling to get last minute Father’s Day gifts. Sure, Dad will love whatever you get him, but one thing that would mean the most to him is spending time with you – and getting outdoors is a great way to experience something new together.

Give Dad “off the beaten path” gifts this Father’s Day.

Experiences with your father are invaluable…so spend this 2019 Father’s Day doing something memorable with him by going outside together! Here are our five favorite “off the beaten path” places to take …

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Leaky basement tips

How Can I Dry Up My Leaky Basement?

Rain boots should be used for puddles, not basement flooding. Here are some cheap ways to dry up basement leaks!

Moisture in basements is either caused by indoor humidity or from water vapor coming in from outside. Recent Kansas rainwater can saturate the soil around your home’s foundation, causing a leaky basement as the water gets in through cracks, porous concrete, or masonry walls in the form of water vapor.

To test whether water is present internally or externally, tape a piece of aluminum foil to your basement wall and check it a few days later. Moisture on the outside of the …

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Why Do I Need Climate-Controlled Storage?

Because We Live in Wichita, Kansas.

We all know here in Wichita, Kansas, and surrounding areas our extreme weather can go from sunshine to rain in a matter of minutes. Valuable and sentimental items in your storage unit can be ruined if temperature and moisture aren’t controlled.

Climate-controlled storage is kept at no more than 85 degrees year-round and maintains a consistent humidity level. Climate-controlled storage units basically act as an air conditioner, heater, humidifier, and dehumidifier all in one to keep your items in their best condition.

So what needs to be stored in climate-controlled units? These items could be ruined …

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Bringing Home Your Rescue Dog: Tips for Long-Term Puppy Love!

With our upcoming Dog Days of Spring Beauties and Beasts benefit occurring in a few days, we thought some tips on helping your new pooch feel at home might be helpful. It can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 months for Fido to feel comfortable, so for starters, don’t get frustrated. Patience is key!

Step 1: Be Prepared

Have your new pup’s food and water bowls, collar and leash, and toys (of course:) ready to be put to use!
Establish rules. What are the limitations of your new fur family member? Can he/she not go in certain rooms or sleep …

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“Spark Joy” This Spring!

In honor of one of our new favorite shows, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” and our spring cleaning storage special – we figure this is a great opportunity to share some of our favorite organizing and moving tips that “spark joy” within us. Who would’ve guessed organizing could be so life changing?!

Our Favorite “Tidying Up” Tips

Don’t throw out moving boxes or even shoe boxes for that matter. They can be used to keep items organized and separated in drawers (junk drawers are the worst!).
Store items in closets and drawers as vertically as possible. Folding …

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dog adoption event

Dog Days of Spring!

U-Stor and Beauties & Beasts Team Up for Dog Adoption!

Dog adoption events are happening all around Wichita. Who’s letting the dogs out this time?? WE ARE!!

U-Stor Maize (3663 N Maize Rd) is hosting “The Dog Days of Spring,” a dog adoption event for Beauties and Beasts rescue. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20th from 11 AM-2 PM!

U-Stor will be sponsoring up to $1000 of adoption fees! In addition, Chuck & Don’s Pet Food and Supplies will be joining us with some great giveaways. Make sure to get there early and …

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Digital recipe solutions

Five Best Digital Recipe Solutions

Have you ever forgotten where you put a favorite recipe? Digital recipe apps and websites like Pinterest are making it easier than ever to find, save, and sort your favorite dishes now, to access later from your phone, tablet, or PC. All you need to do is choose the one that’s right for your lifestyle. Some will even help you tame the pile of note cards, ripped magazine pages, and scraps of paper with handwritten recipes that are cluttering the kitchen drawer.

Pinterest

Vibrant pictures and unlimited recipe sources make Pinterest a great organizational tool. Users simply pin the picture …

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Packed suitcase

3 Pack-Light Tips For Your Next Getaway

Are you the person in your group who needs two week’s notice for a weekend getaway so you can organize, pack, and rent a moving truck for your luggage? If you want more spontaneity in your life, you need to learn how to pack a bag, FAST! Whether you’re jumping in the car for a quick road trip or grabbing a flight to Vegas, we can help you become a lean, mean, packing machine with just a few simple steps.

Make A Plan

Before you reach for the suitcase or carry-on bag, make a list of everything you need and a few …

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cat with girl

Getting Ready for Kitty

June is National Adopt A Cat month. If your kids have been pleading for a cat or kitten and showing you adorable whisker-faced pictures until you’re ready to give in, make sure your home and family are ready for the new arrival. Doing a little research and preparation now will make the homecoming and transition sweeter for everyone.

Prep and Gather

Bringing home a new kitty is an exciting time, especially for little ones. Be sure to talk to small children and toddlers about proper behavior including no tail-pulling and proper holding techniques. Your local library should have a bevvy of books on …

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5 best apps to help you move

May Newsletter – Moving Apps + Home Staging

In each issue of the U-Stor newsletter, we provide readers with helpful information they can use in their daily lives. We also reveal auction times, coupons/specials, and share the many weird items people have found in storage units over the years.

Featured in the May Newsletter

5 Best Apps to Help you Move – Twenty years ago, if you wanted to move to a new house or apartment you grabbed a few boxes, called a buddy with a truck, bribed him with pizza and you were done. The only high tech component was a cell phone (with antenna) that did one thing, made …

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