Quick Fixes for an Organized Closet

Have you ever wondered why your closet seems to always be disarranged even if you just fixed it the other night? Us too! For some, fixing a closet could be an easy task but for many, it could be a nightmare! But here are a few tips on how you can keep your closets neatly arranged and clean.

Take out your huge obstacles to an organized closet

If your shoes are too space-consuming, you can take them out and buy a
shoe-rack where you can place them all on. You can also buy thinner hangers for you clothes.

Ask you family to get involved

Why don’t you make this boring task a fun bonding for you and your
family. Help each other in folding clothes and hanging dresses. That will bring you closer for sure!

Throw Old Stuff

You can throw whatever it is that you don’t need, like the overgrown
shirts and small pants. Or give it away if it still looks okay. It would save
you a lot of space.

Organize in Sections

You can try buying small boxes for the underwear and hanger where you can hang your bras. You can also arrange your closet according to colors, so it wouldn’t be hard for you to sort thing out.

These are only some of the tweaks but it’s a good start to achieve an organized closet. Or better yet, extend your closet with Livible! Sign-up online, pack your boxes and we handle the rest.

Image by: Shantrice16 via Wikimedia Commons

Terry Drayton Talks About Self-Storage Disruptive Innovation

Livible CEO and Founder, Terry Drayton Talks About Self-Storage Disruptive Innovation at the Self-Storage Association, Spring Show 2016

Hello, my name is Terry Drayton and I’m the founder & CEO of Livible. This is my 9th startup. I’ve raised over half a billion dollars for them and created a number of successful, world class businesses. All were logistics and technology innovators.

Livible provides on demand storage, also known as valet storage or full service storage. We’re a classic disruptor. Simpler to use via 2 minutes on our app. More convenient as we go right to the customers’ door. Already cheaper for urban customers with smaller needs. And long term we’ll be cheaper for all customers due to warehouse economics.

So are we a threat to self-storage? Absolutely. Some of the smartest people in your industry see us as Netflix and you as Blockbuster. What you may not know is that Blockbuster blew several early opportunities to work with Netflix. At the time Blockbuster was recording record profits and very complacent, actually dismissive, of upstarts. Does that sound familiar? A few years later they were bankrupt and Netflix was worth billions.

A more optimistic analogy is AT&T. They were dominant in fixed line and pay phones but saw mobile coming and moved aggressively to embrace it. Now they are all about mobile with data their newest growth area. And they are still worth
billions.

So we’re a threat but we’re an even bigger opportunity for smart incumbents! Let’s start by asking you one question: Are you in the storage business or in the self-storage business?

If you answer the former then we have a lot to talk about. And, unlike the other on demand players, we respect your businesses and want to partner with you to help you participate in the coming disruption. Our model is very straight forward. First, you start offering both self-storage and on demand storage to all your prospects and customers. Second, we store everything at your facilities. Third, we operate the logistics and provide all the technology. It’s a win-win!

 

On-Demand Storage Versus Traditional Self Storage – Livible Releases Recent Survey Results

Livible Releases Recent Survey Results on On-Demand Storage Versus Traditional Self Storage

With 50,000+ self-storage facilities in the United States it
is pretty clear that Americans love having ample storage space at affordable rates. But before investing, developers may want to review a recent consumer survey conducted by Livible, an on-demand storage company. The nationwide survey asked consumers what they wanted when it came to self-storage.

The survey comes in response to some interesting performance
in the self-storage industry over the last decade. Investors were surprised
with how well the industry performed during the economic downturn. That surprise increased as the industry continued to perform well as the economy improved. Now developers are not just looking to provide consumers with more storage space—they are trying to give consumers exactly what they want.

“The self-storage industry is booming — with record revenues
and a true ‘space race’ to build more facilities to meet the seemingly
insatiable consumer demand,” Terry Drayton, CEO of Livible, said in a recent press release. Thus, the nationwide survey. And, many of the results are not surprising.

According to the survey, there is an ongoing need for more self-storage. Of the respondents. 55 percent of them said they wished they had more storage space in general, and 17 percent said they wished they had a whole lot more.

When asked whether they would prefer traditional self-storage or on-demand storage, the majority responded in favor of on-demand. This is a new trend, as Livible had once before conducted this survey and at the time found 42 percent of respondents preferred on-demand; this time that number was 63 percent.

On-demand storage has changed the self-storage landscape a
bit as it allows for the storage company to pick up the required storage,
rather than for the consumer to deliver it to a personalized, self-storage
unit. Most survey respondents said the convenience of on-demand and time saved was a primary reason (62 percent). Many liked not having to transport what they want stored (42 percent).

“What our latest survey reveals is the rapidly growing preference and need for more convenient on-demand storage alternatives. Millennials and downsizing boomers — who are increasingly living urban lifestyles — are driving this,” Drayton explained.

As convincing as the survey results may be, it may help to
have more details before drawing conclusions. The sample size was 522
respondents over a three-day span in January when the survey was made
available. Livible did have a good cross section of the population represented as the age range was between 18-65 with an equal split between men and women. Most lived in single family houses (56 percent) with the rest calling an apartment home (44 percent). Only three tenths of a percent had ever used on-demand self-storage before.

Respondents were all located in cities that currently have on-demand self-storage available (New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles).

Clutter in America

Clutter in America
Clutter in America

I’m not a hoarder, I’m a collector of fine things!

Sparefoot.com just surveyed over 1000 people about how cluttered they are in their homes. The survey results are consistent with other research showing that only about one person in 20 people has a major clutter problem. Less than half of respondents said they didn’t have any clutter at all – something experts found very unlikely given the clutter in America.

Where do you fit in? And if you did live in clutter would you admit it?

None of us wants to a hoarder whose uses 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as their house cleaner so what reasonable things can we do to keep clutter under control? Some of the advice suggests making complete changes to your lifestyle to become a minimalist and being ruthless about discarding seldom used items. That sounds great in theory until you actually start going through the items and find that many are there for a good reason. Then the older you get the more you see treasure boxes and children skipping through the forest when you look at your overflowing boxes. There are some interesting suggestions in the Sparefoot article. Our favorite is that you should discard any item your friends laugh at.