Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment
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Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment

When I launched my photography business, I knew that I needed more space than I had at home. That's when I decided to rent a local storage unit to keep my studio gear organized. I spent a lot of time researching backdrops, staging, racks, and storage tips to keep all of my gear organized and protected when I wasn't shooting. With so many photographers looking for ways to expand their operations, I decided to share my storage tips so that I could possibly help others with their needs. I hope the information here makes it easier for you to organize your equipment and grow your studio.

Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment

3 Things To Do If You Have Too Many Holiday Decorations

Brian Hamilton

Did you go slightly overboard on purchasing holiday decorations this year? Are you wondering how to deal with everything now that the holidays are over? It happens to many people every year: finding holiday decorations that you just can't live without, often on sale. But all these new decorations can have a downside in that you may not know what to do with them. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help alleviate the situation. Some of these things include:

Get organized: If your holiday decorations are stored haphazardly, they're going to take up more room than if you organize them. Purchase different colored plastic totes and use one color for inside decorations, one color for outside decorations. This will help make it easier to discover broken or duplicate decorations so that they can be disposed of properly. You may also want to get a third color of tote just for tree decorations. Better organization will make it easier to find all of your decorations when the holidays come around again next year. You may even find a number of holiday decorations that have been forgotten due to disorganization.

Pay for storage: It may seem like cheating to pay for a self storage unit outside of your home, but the truth is that some homes simply don't have much in the way of built-in storage. It may also be all but impossible to add additional storage to your home. This is where being able to use a self storage facility comes in handy. Without extra storage room, you may not be able to find enough room to keep all of the holiday decorations that will help make your home look like a winter wonderland. In order to provide more value, you may want to opt for a slightly larger self storage unit and use it for additional seasonal storage, somewhere to keep your winter clothes in summer and your summer clothes in winter.

Donate or sell: Even with better organization and a storage unit, you may still have an excess of holiday decorations that you haven't actually used in years. Instead of continuing to store them or simply throwing them away, you may want to consider selling some of the decorations at a yard sale or an online auction. Some vintage holiday decorations sell for significant amounts of money, even when gently used. If you don't want to go to the bother of selling anything but you still don't want to throw anything out, consider donating your excess decorations to charity. A thrift store will be able to sell these decorations, allowing someone else to put them to good use rather than sending them to the dump.

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