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U-STOR news keeps you up to date on our storage specials, storage tips, auction news, and events!

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Home Staging on a Budget

If you’re ready to sell your home, don’t be in a rush to stick a for sale sign in the yard just yet. In addition to deep cleaning the carpets, sweeping dust bunnies, and scrubbing the tub, there is another must-do for home sellers – staging. To attract prospective buyers, your home needs to be clean and inviting, but what are the specifics? We consulted with local realtor, Lynette Chapman, to get her thoughts on strategies that won’t bust your bottom line.

There is an absolute benefit to staging a home, but you don’t have to spend …

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moving app

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 that did one thing, made calls. Now, most of us carry a tiny PC right in our pockets with apps that can reserve the moving truck, locate a new home, organize the process, sell your old stuff, and get everything hauled where it needs to go. Plus, it will order the pizza you promised your buddy.

Your relocation process …

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How to pack a moving truck like a pro

April Newsletter – How to Pack a Moving Truck, Easy Baby Shower Ideas 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 April Newsletter

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.

Easy Baby Shower Ideas on a Budget …

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Employee spotlight: Whitney from U-STOR Maize

March Newsletter – Employee Spotlight, 5 Tips for Moving with Pets 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 March Newsletter

Employee Spotlight: 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. Let’s learn more about Whitney.

5 Tips for Moving with Pets – Moving to a new home is an exciting, albeit stressful time for the whole family including our …

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Random act of kindness

February Newsletter – Random Acts of Kindness + Healthy Heart Trifecta

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 February Newsletter

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 …

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Packing away Christmas decorations

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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baby shower

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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couple packing moving truck

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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