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How to Save On Storage & Moving? Here are 6 Ways.

How Can USTOR More With Us? Let Us Count the saving Ways…

Storage Unit Savings – Check out our monthly cheap storage units! We offer move-in discounts at any of our 7 Wichita storage locations.

Time is Money – One of the biggest features we’re proud of (besides being local since 1981) is…no elevators! No lugging moving boxes up or down stairs or into an elevator at any of our drive-up storage units. Simply cruise in and unload!

Referrals – Did you know we’ll pay you $25 for every successful referral – whether you’re a USTOR customer or not?

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What Are the Best Times to Have a Garage Sale?

Garage sale season is upon us. Time to get organized!

When is the best time to have a garage sale? The answer is now! Spring is the perfect time to clear out clutter and soon, garage sale enthusiasts everywhere will start searching online and cruising the streets for stuff to buy.

Here are a few tips for a successful plan to declutter, get organized, and make some cash at your next garage sale:

If you don’t use it regularly, sell it. Do you still have those old pleated jeans or that fanny pack from the 90s? They’re making a comeback so sell …

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How to Choose a Storage Unit Near You

What’s the Best Wichita Storage Unit Size for You? Here are 6 things to consider.

1. Inventory – What will you be storing? Make a list, so you don’t forget!

2. Identify – Consider sizes, weights, and shapes. Can your items be stacked on each other or will they need their own space?

3. Measure – Pack and stack items then use a tape measure to double-check the size.

4. Time – How long will you be storing these items? Will you be storing items in the future? How big are they? Make sure your unit can accommodate those sizes so you don’t …

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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.


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

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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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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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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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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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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.


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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