The Most Common Time Wasting Activities In Your Day

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It’s no secret that we all waste time in a day, but how much time we waste may be a real shock if you were to sit down and calculate it out. Have you taken an inventory of the things you do in a day that waste the most time? We decided to compile a list of some of the most common time wasters people struggle with daily.

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Lacking Motivation to Spring Clean? Here’s 5 Tips to Help!

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Spring is in the air! With spring comes yard clean up, enjoying the outdoors, cleaning our vehicles and house cleaning. Making a to-do list to outline these items is easy-actually getting them all done is different.

Here are ten tips that will help you get motivated to spring clean!

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Top Ten Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

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Dare we say it? Spring is just around the corner here in Calgary and many of us are beginning to feel spring fever coming on. Most of us have spring cleaning at the top of our to-do list when the weather gets nicer, but we dread doing it too. Here are ten ways to get the most out of your spring cleaning efforts this year.

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Five Ways to be More Productive in Your Home Office

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Work from home opportunities are popping up all over. Many companies are also starting to offer employees the option to work remotely. In both situations, employees and contractors are going to need a quiet, organized place to work. So how can you set up a home office to be more productive? Here are five tips that can help!

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5 Tricks to Motivate Yourself to Get Organized

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Getting organized tops many peoples list of New Year’s resolutions. Here we are in February, and many people may be procrastinating getting started on this task. The truth is getting organized can truly be a bit of a mind over matter situation and not quite as big of a task as it initially seems.

Here are five tips to help you get motivated to get organized.

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How To Get Organized the Marie Kondo Way

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If you’re on any social network, watch tv or listen to the news you’ve probably heard about Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series about decluttering. If you’re like some you might be throwing out, and giving away half of your household, or you’re like the other half who are sitting there completely overwhelmed at where to start. Here are a few of the key points to this revolutionary decluttering process.

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Start The New Year Off Right…Organized!

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We’re into the full swing of 2019 now. Are you feeling organized at work or are you overwhelmed? A new year has one effect or the other and we would love to hear where you’re at! If you’re feeling organized and ready to take on the new year, we are super excited for you! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we’ve got your back!

Here are three things you can do to ensure 2019 is your most organized year in the office.

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5 Secrets to Packing your Christmas Décor, Properly

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The holidays come and go so quickly every year. Sure, it’s not even Christmas yet but before you know it, it will be time to start packing your décor up once again. To help make the clean up a breeze, we gathered our 5 favourite tips to packing your décor away the right way.

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Ways to Bring the Holidays into Your Office

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Your office may already be decorated for the holidays, and the treats may be rolling in. When you’re considering the holiday spirit, there are some great things you can do that go above and beyond Christmas trees and garland. To share the spirit of the season, here are some ways you can give back to your community as a group.

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How to Be Organized This Holiday Season

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While the holidays are full of joy, festivities, family, and friends, they can also be full of stress. Stress at the holidays can come in many forms and there are a few organizational things you can do to ensure that you’re fully enjoying the holiday season.

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Enjoy Christmas…Clutter Free

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Christmas is just around the corner! Can you believe it? For some, the holidays bring twinkling lights, warmth, and cheer and for others they bring clutter. Living in a clutter-free environment doesn’t have to go out the window just because it’s the holidays. Here are our top 5 tips to keep the clutter at bay this holiday season.

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5 Ideas for a Clutter Free Space

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Ready to take the plunge to a clutter-free lifestyle? It’s not as hard as you might think! With the right tools, and attitude adopting this popular new life can be incredibly rewarding and relaxing too. To turn your home into a clutter-free space you may be wondering where to start. These ten straightforward and simple tips will help you take a step in the right direction to leave the clutter behind for good.

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The Benefits of Downsizing your Office Space

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As businesses grow and change, there are going to be times that downsizing the size of your office makes sense. If you’re wondering if its really worth moving into a smaller space, here are three things to consider that can help determine if it’s the right move for you.

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Moving Expectations vs. Realities

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The big day is here and it’s a big one. You’ve spent a ton of time, whether that’s days or months, listing your house, taking off during showings, or hunting the real estate listings for the perfect home. You might think you’re 100% prepared, however, expectations can be much different than reality.

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Our Top Ten Winter Moving Tips

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In the past week, we have jumped right from fall into winter here in Calgary. With mother nature showing us just a smidge of what she’s got in store for us this early in the year, it’s important to take note of these important winter moving tips.

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A Seniors Guide to Effective Downsizing

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Downsizing is a daunting task at any time in your life, however, the older you get and more items you collect the bigger this task becomes. At Crate It Storage we provide downsizing and storage services to many seniors in the Calgary area and wanted to put together a list of tips for downsizing specific to seniors.

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Top 5 Fall Moving Tips

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In the last couple of weeks in Calgary, there has been a crispness in the air that we haven’t felt in a couple of months. Unfortunately, it seems our already short summer is coming to an end and fall is in the air. Many people look forward to the fall for the cooler weather, routine of back to school and break from the heat. As we have discussed in the past, summer is the busiest time of the year to move, however, when the fall weather is mild it is popular as well. These five tips are our favorite to make your fall move just a bit easier!

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The Best Packing Materials You Need to Utilize

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If you look online, you can find thousands of retailers that sell packing materials. You can buy bundles by the size of your house, you can rent packing supplies, or you can pick up boxes from a dozen miscellaneous locations all over the city for free. Did you know that the best packing materials that you need are actually some of your regular household items and are things you can use again!? Save yourself some hassle, and some money by taking a look at this list of our must use items for moving.

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Practical Must Haves to Organize Your Office

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Getting your office organized and keeping it that way are two totally different things that can be very challenging. There are some really neat items that help to keep your space organized so we put together a list of our must-have office organization items.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for a Tidier Home

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Spring is finally here after a long winter and before we know it summer will be here! Spring cleaning is something that most of us avoid doing for as long as possible, but these 10 tips are sure to make the process much easier for you!

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Benefits of Downsizing Your Home

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As we spend years in the same place we all tend to gather more stuff.  While some people are more sentimental than others, some like to collect and some end up with more duplicate items than others,  we can all benefit from downsizing our homes at certain times of our lives. When you reach a point in your life when you are ready to say goodbye to cleaning gutters, mowing the lawn, shoveling endless amount of snow or spending hours cleaning downsizing just makes sense.

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Summer Time Moving Tips

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You probably already know this but, summer is the most popular time of the year to move. Moving is hard work at the best of times, so during summer with the heat it can be especially challenging. These simple tips will assist you when preparing for your next move.

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How can your small business benefit from storage?

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Storage solutions are becoming increasingly popular for small businesses to meet their needs. There are many reasons that storage is a valuable asset to any business and it presents a unique opportunity for businesses to save money and efficiently run their operations.

Here are five ways small businesses can benefit from using a storage solution.

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What does your clutter say about you?

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On the outside, clutter looks like piles of paperwork or clothing, double utensils, and more. Most of us look at clutter for its physical properties but not so much it’s mental ones. Have you ever given any thought to what your clutter means or what it says about you? Take a look at these points to take a closer look at what your clutter says about you.

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Make a Great Impression at Work with These 5 Tips

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How significant do you believe first impressions are? We believe they are everything and on top of that, the impression you leave on others in the workplace will follow you through your entire career. So, how can you be sure you’re leaving a positive mark on others? These five tips ensure you’ll be making only the best impression.

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5 Rules to Help You Tackle Clutter This Spring

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Spring is just around the corner (hopefully!) here in Calgary which means many people are starting to get spring fever and geared up to tackle their spring cleaning. Spring is such a refreshing time of the year and an important time to remember that physical clutter creates mental clutter-something nobody wants.

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Three Common Reasons for Clutter in the Workplace

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When you look at your workspace what do you see? Are there papers piled up waiting to be filed or sticky notes all over your monitor? Maybe there is a coffee cup that needs to be washed or an overflowing garbage? After you look around, think about how you feel when you have to take a phone call that requires your full attention or complete a stressful project on a tight timeline. Would you be able to focus on your environment or not?

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Tips to Store Your Clothing Properly

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Clothing can be a tricky thing to figure out how to store. There are a few things to consider when packing parts of your wardrobe away. Follow these straightforward steps to prepare your clothing to be packed away.

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10 Amazing Ways to Help Employees Relieve Stress at Work

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Stress is part of everyday life and can be especially hard to handle at work. There are some interesting and fun things you can incorporate to decrease the stress levels in the office. Stress takes a personal toll on employees which will impact the bottom line of your business.

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Set Your Cubicle Up for Maximum Productivity

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Working indoors all day can be tough and working in a cubicle with limited space can be even more of a challenge. To get organized and enjoy your workspace follow these tips to set up your desk properly from day one for maximum productivity.

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Ten Tips for Downsizing Your Space

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Time to downsize to a smaller home? Maybe you are ready to retire and take advantage of less square footage and maintenance. These ten tips will make downsizing simple for you, or your loved ones.

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How to Get Rid of The Holiday Clutter

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In just a few short weeks it will be time to say goodbye to Christmas trees, stockings and the gifts under the tree. Here are ten tips to staying on top of the holiday clutter, in advance!

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Simple Tips to Clear Office Clutter

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Having your own office space sounds and is great, however, keeping it organized is not. It can be really easy for office clutter to get out of hand and create an unproductive workspace. These ten tips are simple ways to keep your office neat and tidy.

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Storage Units Can Help You During the Holidays-Here’s How!

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We’re just about to get into the swing of holidays and shortly you’ll see amazing design and décor ideas to spruce up your home for the holiday season. Do you have a plan in place for when you begin unpacking your holiday décor? Did you know storage solutions can help you in 5 exceptional ways?

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The Cost of a Cluttered Office

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Maximizing productivity is a common topic among business professionals from every industry. There is a definite link between company profits and success and owner/employee productivity that needs to be considered. Did you know that working in the most productive manner can be as simple as maintaining a clean and tidy desk space?

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Storage Solutions for Businesses Large and Small

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When you own or run a business there is a long list of items you may need to put in storage at one time or another. Crate It Storage delivers simple solutions for busy business owners just like you! Here are some of the items we can house at our secure facility.

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Simple Pre-Moving Checklist for a Stress-Free Move

The key to having a stress-free move is to be prepared. Avoid leaving everything until the last minute by following our pre-moving checklist.

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Understanding These Common Myths About Storage

There are a ton of myths floating around about storage and it’s time to set the record straight here at Crate It Storage.

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Tips to Store Fragile and Dangerous Items

When you run a storage company, you see it all. There are a wide variety of items that are fragile and potentially dangerous that need some extra care to pack away. If you plan to store any of the following items be sure to take care to protect your precious cargo.

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The Affect of Clutter on Your Brain

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Clutter can have a major impact on your brain in ways that many of us don’t even realize. No one is immune to the stress brought on by living in a cluttered space, but it’s never too late to take back control! These three benefits are some awesome motivation to clear the clutter for a better life.

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