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Ten years ago, I found myself with the need to move out of my apartment before my new place was ready. For a month, I camped out on my best friend's sofa. That also meant I had to find somewhere to store my furniture and other belongings. Fortunately for me, a local storage facility offered container rentals for reasonable prices. I was able to have a container delivered to my apartment, filled it with my stuff, and then have it transported to a facility. It remained there until my new place was ready. At that point, the service delivered the container and we set to work loading everything in my new home. If your lease is expiring but your new place will not be free for a month or two, let's talk. Temporary storage solutions are easier to come by than you think.

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Have A Coffee Obsession? Put Your Collection Safely Into A Storage Unit

Whether you are downsizing, getting rid of clutter, or increasing your family size, you may have some possessions that need to find a home elsewhere. If you have taken your coffee obsession and turned it into a massive coffee collection, you may need to put away some of your most prized possessions. Using a storage unit is your best option after exhausting your garage and storage shed.

Coffee Machine

Essential to any coffee collection is a coffee machine. You do not have to give up every machine you have, but you may want to put away your single-serve coffee machine and espresso maker to save space. A multi-cup coffee maker is typically the most useful out of the three, so you should keep that one around.

Although you can apply the basic concepts of cleaning a coffee maker to the other machines, they are not identical. A single-serve coffee maker requires you to pay extra attention around the cup holder area. Following this step, you want to cycle a mixture of water and white vinegar through several times. Finish it up with a few runs of water to get rid of the vinegar scent and have it ready for storage.

An espresso machine is a little more demanding to clean. Aside from the standard daily and weekly cleaning up, you need to descale the machine to keep it in good condition while in storage. This cleaning method works by running citric acid through the system to get rid of any buildup.

Coffee Mugs

One of the easiest coffee-related things to collect is mugs. You can find mugs for your favorite cities, coffee shops, movies, characters, and more. It is even possible to order mugs online that are custom-made. Most storage solutions in your home use kitchen cabinets or wall shelving, but you might not have room for them. If you want to keep your mugs on display, you should get freestanding shelves and line them up on the walls. Being careful when navigating your storage unit should keep you from knocking anything over.

To play it on the safe side, you can use packing paper and airtight plastic bins to store mugs. Just make sure to avoid newspaper as the ink can rub off onto the mugs and leave lasting stains.

Creating an impressive coffee collection can take many years, but pieces can get damaged or destroyed quickly. It is important to follow these tips on making sure you store everything correctly.

For more information, contact companies like Chestnut Mill Storage.