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January Newsletter – 3 Quick Tips for Packing Away Christmas Decorations and MORE!

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 January Newsletter

That’s a Wrap. 3 Quick Tips for Packing Away Christmas Decorations – Do you remember back in late November when we eagerly anticipated the prep work of the holiday season? For many of us, as soon as the last bite of turkey was devoured on Thanksgiving, we shouted, “Let’s decorate all the things!” With the season winding …

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Fun Budget-Friendly Baby Shower Ideas

Is planning a baby shower in your future? We’ve got some easy, budget-friendly ideas for making you the best hostess EVER! Attending a baby shower for a friend or family member is a fun way to get the mother-to-be ready for her new little bundle, but if you’re the host, the pressure to have a Pinterest-perfect party can be overwhelming, especially if you’re on a budget. Don’t stress! We’re here to help.

Consult With Mama First

Before you plan an hour’s worth of raucous baby shower games or an elaborate craft project, consult with the guest of honor. A shy mom might want to …

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How to Pack a Moving Truck Like a Pro

After you rent the moving truck it’s time to haul boxes and furniture into it with reckless abandon, right? Wrong. Taking a little time to plan ahead will allow you to maximize space and keep your belongings snugged in tight…but not too tight. Remember, U-STOR offers Penske truck rental at our Maize, Northrock, and West Central locations.

 GATHER SUPPLIES 

The moving truck is an essential part of the process, but you’ll need a few miscellaneous items to assist you.

Two-wheeled dolly
Packing straps
Workman’s gloves
Old rugs or blankets to prevent scratching
Tarp for the bottom of the truck
Moving sliders. Place under items to help manipulate into …

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Moving to a new home is an exciting, albeit stressful time for the whole family including our pets.

5 Tips for Moving with Pets

Moving to a new home is an exciting, albeit stressful time for the whole family including our pets. Before you start packing the moving truck, take a few minutes to read the tips below. Taking the proper time and care to prepare your four-legged pal for new surroundings, a different neighborhood, and riding in a vehicle or plane, will make the trip more enjoyable for everyone.

Pack a Bag

Before every item in your home or apartment is stowed away in boxes, take a moment to pack a bag of pet essentials including a small water dish, bottled water, small bag …

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This month, our Employee Spotlight celebrates a grad school student with strong humanitarian beliefs who enjoys the daily interaction she gets with U-Stor tenants.

Employee Spotlight: Meet Whitney from U-STOR Maize

This month, our Employee Spotlight celebrates a grad school student with strong humanitarian beliefs who enjoys the daily interaction she gets with U-Stor tenants. February is a fitting month to tell you more about our U-STOR Maize manager because her heart melts on a regular basis for teeny 4-legged friends including a new dog recently adopted from the Kansas Humane Society. Let’s learn more about Whitney.

What do you do in your spare time?

I’m in grad school and I’m a teaching assistant, in addition to working at a fellowship. Spare time is not a thing I’m terribly familiar with, but on …

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February is American Heart Month, a good reminder to have your ticker checked on an annual basis and practice healthy heart behavior all year long.

Weight, Life, Diet – The Healthy Heart Trifecta

February is American Heart Month, a good reminder to have your ticker checked on an annual basis and practice healthy heart behavior all year long. In 2016, a study conducted by the American Heart Association revealed cardiovascular disease to be the “underlying cause of death,” for over 800,000 men and women in the US. While the statistics are staggering, the heart is actually a resilient little organ, it just needs regular TLC.

Weight, Life, Diet – The Healthy Heart Trifecta

Keeping your body in tip-top shape is important to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Genetics may play a …

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In mid-January, it's tough to remember to pay it forward when credit cards emit steam from overuse during the holidays and cash flow is limited.

5 Cheap Free Ways to Spread Random Acts of Kindness

In mid-January, it’s tough to remember to pay it forward when credit cards emit steam from overuse during the holidays and cash flow is limited. Kindness often has a December 31 expiration and it takes a few months to build up all that good cheer again. The ultimate giver, Mother Teresa said, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” To that end, we’ve compiled a list of five ways to give more from the heart and less from the wallet.

Donate Blood

During the holidays, the American Red Cross often sees a sharp decline in donors …

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Do you remember back in late November when we eagerly anticipated the prep work of the holiday season? For many of us, as soon as the last bite of turkey was devoured on Thanksgiving, we shouted, "Let's decorate all the things!"

That’s a Wrap! 3 Quick Tips for Packing Away Christmas Decorations

Do you remember back in late November when we eagerly anticipated the prep work of the holiday season? For many of us, as soon as the last bite of turkey was devoured on Thanksgiving, we shouted, “Let’s decorate all the things!” With the season winding down, it’s time to bundle everything back up to be safely stowed away until next year. If you’re dreading this chore more than stepping on the scale after eating all those pieces of Rocky Road fudge, keep reading – U-STOR’S three quick tips for packing away Christmas decorations.

Organize Decorations By Room

As you un-deck the halls, …

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In each issue of the U-Stor newsletter you’ll find announcements, auction times and weird items. This month, we talk about Santa's Secret Closet, Give you a Holiday Organization Guide and MORE!

December Newsletter – Santa’s Secret Closet, Holiday Organization Guide and MORE!

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 December Newsletter

Santa’s Secret Closet Special – Through the month of December, U-STOR is offering a $25 special to new AND current customers. Use the storage unit to keep gifts safe from spying little eyes, de-clutter a room, or any other use you can think of.

Holiday Organization Guide – The busiest time of the year is upon us. One minute …

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The busiest time of the year is upon us. One minute you're humming Silent Night while casually picking out a box of Christmas cards and the next minute - BAM - December is here and it wants all of your attention.

Get More Yuletide and Less Stress with this Holiday Organization Guide

The busiest time of the year is upon us. One minute you’re humming Silent Night while casually picking out a box of Christmas cards and the next minute – BAM – December is here and it wants all of your attention. If your holiday to-do list is more maddening than a tangled string of Christmas tree lights, don’t fret. Let us help you get organized with a week-by-week guide to help you dash through the remainder of the season faster than a one horse open sleigh.

Three weeks before Christmas 

Update holiday card list.
Deck the halls and the rest of your home …

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