Cleaning Tricks You Will Wish You Knew Sooner

Cleaning…. It’s that dreadful task that is time consuming and not much fun.  Here is a list of tips and tricks to help you accomplish things efficiently leaving you more time to do the things you love.  

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Memories Light The Corners of My Home

Organization can be one of the most overwhelming tasks you may have in your life.  We collect trinkets and memories in all shapes and sizes. Pictures, gifts, clothes, toys and anything else that is “special”.  So what do we do with all of these memories, we set them on the shelf, store them in a box, or watch them get shoved into a drawer.  All of these memories are special and we keep them because they honour a special moment in our lives, but how can we keep them without all of the clutter?

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Make Decluttering Simple in 10 Steps

Decluttering is something we all dread, however, it is a necessary part of the process of selling your home. If you stay on top of the decluttering process it will be easier to get ready to sell your home, should you ever need to.  

These creative tips will help you to declutter your home, simply.

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5 Secrets of Those with Always Clean Homes

We all know that one person. You know the one that’s home looks like it’s in a magazine all the time. Many assume that this person spends hours upon hours cleaning to maintain this appearance and we are here to share a few secrets with you to help you become that person in your group. 

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5 Crucial Tips for Moving During the Busy Holiday Season

Moving during the busy holidays can be very stressful, but it also sets you up for a fresh start at the beginning of the new year. The key to successfully moving in the winter months is to plan ahead and prepare for the unexpected. Follow these 5 tips for a much smoother experience so you can still enjoy the holiday season, even while getting ready for a major move. Whether relocating across the country or next door, moving during the holidays is no easy task. Besides all of the seasonal distractions, you’ll now have to deal with planning a relocation as well.

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Take The Stress Out of Your Move With Our Moving Checklist

Packing up and moving your entire life can be a big job, but there are many ways to make it easier on you and your family. This moving checklist will help keep things straight and simple when you’re getting ready to pack up the moving truck

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8 Tips For Managing Paper Clutter

Paperwork can be a nightmare! Monthly bills and account statements, junk mail, insurance, warranties, receipts, your kids’ school papers, and so much more! It is very easy to become overwhelmed by all your papers and end up stuffing them in a drawer or letting them overwhelm counter space, thinking you will deal with them later. Unfortunately, we often don’t deal with it later as we intend to and we end up having an overwhelming pile of documents to sort through. Luckily, there are some easy tricks so that you can avoid having an overwhelming pile of papers laying around. Check out the following tips to help keep your papers organized! 

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Getting Your Home Ready For Fall

It would be wonderful if getting your home ready for fall were as simple as raking some leaves and hanging a wreath. Unfortunately, as a homeowner, getting your home ready for fall does require some other preparations should be done to prepare for a new season. Follow along in this month’s blog for quick tips on other things you should address inside and outside of the house before the snow flies.

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40 Things That Can Go Now For a More Organized Life

Decluttering can seem like a daunting task to complete. You may know that you need to declutter and get rid of excess stuff, but figuring out where to start can be challenging. Hopefully, you can use this list to help you start working on creating a more organized home with less clutter!

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Secrets to Getting Your Child to Clean

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A child’s brain subconsciously loves structure, routine, and stability. So the best way to get your child to help with cleaning is to be consistent, make it a part of your routine, and have fun with it! Follow along to learn some easy secrets to getting your child to clean and have fun all at the same time. 

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Organization Tips from the Pros

Amid this pandemic, it seems almost impossible to have any plans or have a sense of organization most of the time. All the chaos around us can make life feel a bit overwhelming sometimes. So it’s an excellent time to take a deep breath and focus on the things we can control. Most of us are spending more time at home than ever before, and with these organization tips from the pros, your house can look better than ever and give you some much-needed peace. 

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Make The Most of Your Small Backyard Space

The sunshine and blue skies appear to be here to stay! With the warmer weather comes the enjoyment of our outdoor living spaces. Regardless of the size of your backyard, it’s great to be able to enjoy it! Here are 10 ideas to make the most of your backyard, even when it’s on the smaller side. 

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How To: Spring Cleaning Tasks in 30 Minutes or Less

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Spring is when all things become fresh again — including your home! But the thought of a big cleanup can be intimidating, especially if you’ve got a larger home. 

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12 Ways to Make Your Large House Feel Cozy

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Is there a way to make a big home into a cozy one? 

According to one statistic, Canadians fall third behind the US and Australia as holding the highest average size of residential homes throughout the world. With that in mind, its citizens are the least desirous of larger homes. 

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7 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Your Home Clean

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Most New Year’s resolutions are to do with our body (health), or our finances (job or business). But what about our home, where most of us have been spending more time every day due to the pandemic?

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How to Keep Clutter at Bay This Christmas

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Christmas is the season of gifts galore, which means your home could easily turn into a cave of clutter instead of an unburdened, snowy abode. 

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8 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Holiday Season

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The holidays might have you happily buried in gifts and decorations, but it might also leave you with a mess. As the end of the year falls upon you, here’s how you can prepare your home for the last couple of months. 

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Must-Have Items for Your Fall Cleaning Checklist

As we enter the fall season, it would be wise to do a deep clean of your home ahead of winter. You should also prepare your house for the impending holiday season. 

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14 Innovative Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

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A smaller space often means a smaller carbon footprint, but there are challenges to this unique lifestyle. You might also find yourself renting or living in a home where some of the rooms were space-deprived. 

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9 Decluttering Projects to Tackle Before Summer Ends

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Summer’s end is the perfect time to do a decluttering run before the last two seasons of the year creep in. By now, the year’s accumulation probably has you waist-deep in unused items to get rid of.

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How to Stay Motivated While Working From Home

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Working from home might have been exciting at first, but like everything else, the novelty of the experience can soon wear off. None of us expected to be in the situation we’re in today. 

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10 Things That Are Making Your House Look Cheap

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Home design is a ticklish task when you’re on a budget. While you’re eager to make your house look and feel like you, sometimes it’s just not possible due to finances. 

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14 Ways to Liven up Your Home While under Quarantine

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Are you fed up with seeing the same decor every single day while stuck at home during the quarantine? While the ability to earn during the pandemic takes priority, it’s just as important to keep your mental health intact. 

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10 Easy Ways to Organize your Office when Working From Home

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For many of us, the lines between work and home have been blurred due to COVID-19. It’s not just about balance anymore. Those of us new to remote work now have to adjust to a completely different lifestyle. 

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How to Declutter Your Home while You Self-Quarantine during Coronavirus

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As you self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic, a Netflix binge can only go on for so long until your brains turn to mush and you need something else to occupy it. 

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How to Declutter a room in 30 minutes or Less

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It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed every time you step into that one room that’s filled with clutter. You know you should clean it out. But just the thought of the task sounds like an hours-long project.

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Top 20 Bathroom Organization Tips to Accelerate Your Get-Ready Routine

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Large or small, your bathroom is the place to be at least three times a day (most likely, more). So the more organized it is, the better for you to get in and out as quickly as possible — if you’re not lounging in the bath, that is.

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home in 2020

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By now, you’ve realized that health and well-being New Year’s resolutions are incredibly difficult to follow. You’ve probably either doubled down on them or adjusted your goals as needed.

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12 Ways to Become a Minimalist for the Holidays

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Christmas is coming! And so is a house full of bright decor, tons of presents, and of course, a well-lit tree. The vision of it makes us tingle with delight. 

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10 Gift Ideas For a Clutter-Free Christmas

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If you’re like most of us, the thought of Christmas is starting to enter your mind. You may have a list of items for your loved ones or you may be struggling to determine what makes the perfect gift. At Crate It Storage, we talk a lot about ridding your home of clutter which is a total opposite to what typically happens at Christmas time. In this article, we outline a few non-clutter gift ideas for even the hardest person to buy for on your list. 

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How To: Simplify Your Seasonal Home Cleaning

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Seasonal home cleaning can get the best of all of us sometimes. The seasonal cleaning to-do list is long, and even when you’re feeling motivated to get it done, it can feel overwhelming. Here are five tips to help you simplify your seasonal home cleaning chores, regardless of which season.

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How To Organize a Shared Bedroom

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Organizing a shared bedroom is a common frustration for families everywhere. It can be challenging to find furniture that fits properly with everything else you need to have in the room. Here are our top five tips for organizing a shared bedroom to make the most of the space.

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How To: Get Organized For Fall Now

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Fall means back to school for the kids, back to the regular activities for everyone, and back to the busy-ness of life. When thinking of the fall, do you experience anxiety? Are you wondering how you’re going to get everything done or manage your busy schedule? If you want to be organized and start the fall off on the right foot, here are some organization tips to help. 

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Get and Stay Organized This Summer With These Tips

Summer is the easiest time of the year to become disorganized. We are all busy enjoying the sunshine, outdoors and time with our families as we should be. When we are busy enjoying life, it’s easy to be distracted from our office lives. Here are nine tips to help you stay organized in the office even in the midst of the summer fun. 

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Should post secondary students use storage in the summer months?

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College and university are almost wrapped up if not already for most post-secondary students. If you are a post-secondary student or have a child or children who are, you may be wondering what you’re going to do with all their stuff. The next couple of months don’t need to be cramped or overcrowded. Read on to find out more about how storage can work for you and your family.

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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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