Organize Your Home With These 6 Great Storage Furniture Options

If you have a big heap of laundry clothes, unsorted mails which are cluttering your house, you can get these 6 types of storage furniture to organize your house.

1. Storage Ottoman

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Storage Ottoman from Amazon.com

These versatile types of storage furniture are not only stylish but also functional. It can be easily incorporated into the living spaces, bedrooms and basements. These ottomans look amazing, and can be utilized to stash the extra blankets, bed sheets or the heap of animals which your kids do not wish to leave. Apart from the storage features, these ottomans also serve as an excellent choice for seating too.

2. Re-purposed dresser

Repurposed dresser can be used if you wish to convert an old dresser into the mega storage. It can help you to instantly organize your space. Whether you wish to tidy up your room or bring order in your office, this furniture can prove to be a great bet.

3. Under bed storage

These are great storage furniture option to make use of the space under your bed. You can store your extra pair of shoes, accessories or clothes in these flat plastic boxes. These are not only easy to slide but also maximize the space in your living space or rooms.

4. Mail organizer

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Wall Mount Mail Organizer from Amazon.com

It may seem as one of the lesser useful items, but it can be a great way to reduce the mess in your house. These mail organizers can help you organize the mails and papers in your house. You can get these in a variety of styles. But, choosing one which has key hooks with it is better as in that case you can also keep your keys properly.

5. Cloth or Canvas Boxes

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Canvas boxes from Amazon.com

The best part about these boxes is that they can be simply incorporated in any space. You can use one in your library to store the books or one on your bedside to keep the magazines. There are a variety of uses these boxes can be put to.

6. Sofa Style dog bed

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Dog Bed with Storage from Amazon.com

If you too have a pet, then sofa style dog bed can be a life savior. You definitely need some place to keep your dog’s bone, or chewy toy and not scatter it in your room. These types of furniture can help you eliminate clutter and some have built in storage too. You can get it in a variety of styles and sizes.

Decluttering: Introducing our Livible Ecosystem

Livible is expanding our on demand services and partners to make it easy to do whatever you need with your household items. Introducing the Livible Ecosystem.

Decluttering. No one likes to do it and it’s been on your to-do list for months. One of life’s most satisfying feelings can be found in a freshly organized space, lifting a weight off your shoulders you never knew you had!

When you are decluttering your space, we know just how tedious and overwhelming things can be, so we came up with a few ways to help get you started. We believe that living well begins with a healthy environment, that includes your home and workspace, which is why we’ve created the Livible Ecosystem!

Our Ecosystem is made up of our fantastic customers, local businesses, community partners and more to help you re-organize your space. Let’s get you started today:

Organizing help!

Do you need help packing or sorting through your things? TaskRabbit is an awesome company that helps regular people get through all kinds of tasks and activities with the help of their skilled employees. Big or small, TaskRabbit does it all. To make it even cooler, you name the price and don’t pay until it’s done – TaskRabbit staff are the best! Neighbours helping neighbours, learn more here.

Fix it or throw it away?

That is the question! When searching through the back of your closet or in the garage, you’re sure to find those not-quite-functional items you just can’t throw away! A bike with a popped tire, expensive leather shoes with a worn sole or a shoulder bag with a broken strap, it’s time to take action! There are loads of great repair companies in Seattle to choose from so we’ve narrowed them down with our own list to help you out. Check them out here.

Donate it!

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure – so stop throwing it away! We know you’re busy, stressed and pushed for time, and donating or recycling is an extra step you’re not always willing to take. We’re confident that our newest partners will make life easier and help you to be more environmentally conscious. Our friends at Seattle’s Value Village are accepting your donations with the help of Storrage. During any scheduled delivery or pickup, you can donate straight to Value Village. No car, no extra time needed – it’s that easy! Living Green Technology takes old electronics and safely recycles and disposes of the parts with our Earth in mind.

Remember, before throwing things out you can repair, share, donate, rent, sell, or organize and of course store!

We are looking for great partners! Please contact us at ecosystem@livible.com.

 

Moving Tips for Easing the Process


Moving? You’re looking forward to an exciting new home base, yet dreading the process that takes you there. The cleaning, the planning, the packing…there is just TOO MUCH work to do! Don’t stress – we’ve come up with a list of moving tips to help ease the process!

Label, label, label

Make sure your boxes are labeled correctly! You wouldn’t want to end up putting a heavy box in an upstairs bedroom that was really meant for your basement, and have to relocate it. Save your lower back!

Write it down

You should write down the items that are in each and every box. That will help you out if you need something last minute and haven’t had time to unpack the entire house! We recommend using red duct tape to indicate the most important boxes.

Fragile

Worried about your breakables? You can use linens or other soft things that you’re already packing to wrap up and safeguard your fragiles from breaking. We don’t however, recommend using your linens to wrap up your furniture just in case they do get stained during the move.

Wrap it up

Plastic wrap is your BFF! Consider covering the top of cosmetic bottles with plastic wrap and an elastic band to avoid spilling your favourite lotions and potions.

Last but not least

Which room to pack last? Make sure to leave the kitchen to the end. That way you can still enjoy the amenities of a home cooked meal during the crazy packing hours!

When it’s time to get packing, remember that Livible is your friend! If you’ve got limited space in your moving van or car, consider packing some things up with us. We’ll deliver the boxes, you pack up using our clever Livible App to help take pictures and label the contents and we can take them from your old home to your new home.

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The wisdom of Mark Twain

The wisdom of Mark Twain

What are you plans this August? Be sure to get outside, after all your life, and your space, is for living.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain (1835-1910)

The Fremont Fair

The Fremont Fair

szelence:😀 by Divine Harvester on Flickr.

The Fremont Fair celebrates its 43rd year this month and we can’t wait to be a part of it! One of Seattle’s most beloved and longstanding festivals, the Fremont Fair is the culmination of three events: (1) the Solstice Fair, (2) the Solstice Parade and (3) the Solstice Concert Series. Adhering to the neighbourhood’s all but official motto, deliberates quirkas, meaning “the freedom to be peculiar”, the weekend is jam packed with music, crafts, tasty food and time spent outdoors!

We’ll be at the fair on June 22, giving away free Storrage containers and showing you how to use our awesome app! Come say hi and get ready to expand your living space.

Here are our top picks for the weekend:

  • Seattle Art Car Blowout: over 75 cars and “cartists” from all over the US and Canada come together to celebrate the wacky, weird and fantastic world of art cars. From cool paint jobs, to serious mods, this portion of the Fair will make you re-think your ride! Look out for a car made from from dentures, aptly titled CrewBaru.
  • Food: no street fest is complete without an endless array of food trucks, stands and vendors serving both traditional fair-food like, curly fries and elephant ears and more interesting eats from venders like, Olympic Farmer’s Market staple, Jawa Gourmet Nut Roasters and Gluten Free Bakery, Nuflours.
  • Tacocat: a mix of 60’s surf rock and 90’s pop-punk, Seattle favourites are taking the stage alongside, The Young Evils, Campfire Ok & Built to Spill. The foursome take the stage on Friday at 6:45pm on the Redhook MainStage.

More info about the Fremont Fair here.

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Urban Gardening in Seattle

Seattle holds claim as one of the top 10 cities in the US for urban gardening. What began as a city sanctioned phenomenon in the 1980’s, has spread a long way. From community shared plots to apartment balconies, Seattle has embraced the movement, bringing people together and veggies closer to home.

modestyshello, november by liza shelestun on Flickr.

Without a backyard or a practiced green thumb, starting your own garden can be quite daunting, so we’ve gathered together some tips on getting started and maximizing what our Northwest climate has to offer.

Seattle’s Top Edibles

  • Snap Peas: if you missed the March plant, you can lay your seeds in early July and count on a tasty Fall harvest. Home-sown peas will generally last longer than store bought.
  • Basil: Fresh herbs are expensive at the local market, so why not grow your own?! In June, as the soil warms up, buy young plants or sow your own seeds. This aromatic herb will soothe the soul and add oomph to pizza, pasta and desert!
  • Greens: Arugula, cabbage, kale and endive are some of the easiest and highest yielding plants to grow in Seattle. Raised beds are best for growing these leafy treats, as pooling water can ruin your plants, so you can feel confident that your balcony or terrace is up to task.
  • Rosemary: This lovely evergreen has many culinary uses ranging from roast chicken to lemonade, and can be grown quite easily in Washington. Purchase nursery born plants and some well draining pots and you can be sure of a bountiful summer. Rosemary also makes for fantastic homegrown incense.

Come winter time, your responsibilities in the garden should dwindle and we can keep you organized and ready for the Spring. Storrage can hold your containers, gardening gloves, small tools, watering cans and more! With the help of our app, you can take photos of all your supplies so you don’t lose track of your things in the off season.

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Customer Story: Meet Storrage User Melissa and Learn About Her Life In Seattle

“Things in the house that didn’t have a “home” before, now have a place to live.“ – Melissa, Storrage Customer

We talked to Melissa from Queen Anne about her experience with Storrage. Read on to learn more!

Describe your experience using the Storrage App.

“Getting started couldn’t have been any easier. I simply downloaded the app, entered my info, hit “request”, selected the number of boxes, picked a time and they were delivered a day later.“

What items did you put into Storrage?

“I put some things I use frequently, but am not currently using. Things like, computer equipment, cables, boxes, DVDs, CDs, books, seasonal items, hats, off-season clothes and crafts. Storing these things helped me to free up almost all of my drawer space, which helps me feel a lot less cluttered. Things in the house that didn’t have a “home” before, now have a place to live. I’m more relaxed because there’s less clutter and my small, one-bedroom apartment doesn’t feel as cramped.“

What are you favourite Seattle activities in the summer and how has Storrage helped you to enjoy them?

“I love outdoor festivals, shopping, dinner and drinks on patios and being out on the water. In the city, i spend Sunday mornings at Pike Place Market soaking in the lovely smells and buying groceries, and then over to Fremont Market to shop for antiques! One of the things I’ve noticed, is that coming home from a trip is easier. I have a place for my suitcase, and more room in my closet for any new clothes or shoes I’ve bought. At the end of the day, I just feel more relaxed knowing things are in order.”

Would you recommend Storrage to your friends and family?

“I would definitely recommend Storrage to my friends and family – and i already have! It really makes sense for people who live in the city, have a small car or no car, and want the convenience of not having to lug everything into a storage unit. It’s cheaper and easier. I’m definitely more of a minimalist and any type of clutter annoys me in my day-to-day living. It’s so great to be able to open a drawer and have things organized, or look under the bed and finally not see those things that shouldn’t be there.

I love that I don’t feel tied to my home. I don’t feel the need to “clean out” things, or de-clutter as much as before – everything has a place.”

– Do you have a Storrage testimonial? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at storries@storrage.com.

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