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24 Nov 2021

Different Ways For Conversing Your Priceless Coin Collection

Only the coin collectors know how invaluable their collection is to them. Be it from a money perspective or an emotional perspective. Every coin has a different story to tell.   

Coin Collection is accumulating coins minted for some time or with some error or has some historic significance. There can be many reasons behind collecting these coins. One can accumulate these coins as a hobby or they can be inherited from family members or purchased through an auction. Their value is determined based on their history, why they were minted, who minted them, and why their manufacturing and circulation stopped.  

The coins can be made of platinum, gold, silver, copper, brass, zinc, iron, steel, aluminium, tin or a combination of two or more metals. Protection of these collections is vital as their value depends on their intactness.  

Many causes are responsible for the deterioration of these precious coins as they are made of reactive metals. They can turn green or get faded because of many reasons.  

1. Lack Of Storage. 

When the coins are not stored in the right container, there are chances of them getting spoilt. Humidity and temperature fluctuations can have an impact on the coins. Types of containers and materials can also affect the coins. 

2. Moisture 

Metals react to moisture quickly. That is why it is one of the main reasons for the damage to the coin collection. The more humidity is present in the air, the more coins can get damaged. The moisture present in the environment can make the coin change colour and deteriorate it more. Even the folders or containers that claim to be 100% protection from moisture cannot stop moisture from entering. 

3. High Temperature 

High Temperature has an indirect impact on the coins by affecting the humidity, pollution levels and chemicals and acids in the environment. Hence they need to be stored in a low-temperature room where such elements won’t impact them.  

4. Inappropriate Handling 

Constant touching of the coins leaves skin oils on them. Such oils ruin the coin. Avoid touching them constantly and directly. One can pick them up with a cloth. 

5. Exposure To Chemicals and Acids. 

Chemicals like chlorine and acids corrode the coins. Be careful of the containers you used to store the coins. Wooden and metal containers can have a bad reaction on the coins. 

➢ Steps To Conserve The Coins: 

1. Right Storage Supplies 

Storage supplies made of metal or wood can react with the coins and spoil them. Select the right storage supply made of good quality. There are many options available - Coin Albums, Cardboard Folders, Coin Holders, Coin Tubes, Coin Slabs, Envelopes, etc. 

2. Right Storage Unit. 

Choose the storage unit that has the best security features and facilities. Well ventilated units,  temperature-controlled systems, and 24/7 security are the facilities that must be available in the chosen storage unit. 

* The BOX * 

At Beirut, The Box, ISO certified, is a self-storage company that offers all the above benefits and security features to their clients plus some more value-added services. Do visit to book a storage unit or call us at tel:+961 71281168/+961 71175252 for more information.  

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22 Nov 2021

Why Do Generation Y Prefer Renting Rather Than Buying?

Today’s younger generation or Generation Y craves to be free, independent and a maverick. They adore living their life according to their desires. Their thought process is poles apart from what the older generation has.  

Take the example of renting or owning a house. The older generation used to think that buying a home and getting settled was the goal of one’s life. But, today’s Generation Y believe otherwise.  

They prefer to rent a house rather than buy one. But, why so?  

The following points may be the probable grounds for renting a house. 

1. Affordable 

Renting a room is way much more affordable than buying one. As they are still in college or have just started earning, the source of their income is minimum. So if they prefer to buy a house, they will have to take up a loan, as the price of the rooms has skyrocketed. Loans aren’t cheap. They come with heavy interests. Plus, every month EMI has to be paid without fail or else additional interests are charged. Thus, this becomes unmanageable to the ones who have less income. 

For renting a room, one can compare the different options available. After comparing them, select the one that asks for a minimum deposit and rent amount, that one can easily manage or is within one’s budget.  

2. No Maintenance, Insurance, Or Property Tax. 

Owning a house can increase your expenses. The expenses include Property Tax, Insurance Premium and Maintenance Charges. The more big house you own, the more property tax you have to pay. The Premium of Property Insurance and its interest charges are high and out of budget for freshers. All the repairing charges come under Maintenance bills. As they are paid by the landlord, the tenant doesn't bother about them. 

3. Savings 

Gen Y doesn’t have to stress about all the miscellaneous expenses like maintenance, interests on loans, insurance premiums and other house pairing expenses. They will end up saving more of their income. 

4. Easy Movements 

Younger people hardly stay in one place for a long time. There can be many reasons for this. This generation is basically job-jumper. They love their freedom and don’t wish to be tied down to one place. It’s cherishing for them to explore new areas, cities or nations for new experiences and keep changing their jobs until they find the right one. Hence, they even keep changing their house if they get a new job far away from their current one.  

5. Don’t Care About The Status Symbol. 

Unlike the older generation who think owning a house is a status symbol, today’s generation prioritizes more on their comfort level and bonding with people. Since younger generations prefer renting a house, the business of the Storage Industry has boomed. As and when the rent agreement finishes, the tenants either shift to a new house or continue with the agreement for more time. If they decide to shift to a new locality, they opt for professional packers and movers or keep their stuff in a self-storage unit to cut down the shifting burden. 

The BOX Beirut offers all the above services. For more information, call us at +961 71281168/+961 71175252.

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20 Nov 2021

A Guide For Students On Moving Out of Urban Accommodation

As the college term comes ends, students get busy packing their stuff to head for their homes. Cleaning the room and packing can become daunting tasks for the students. Chalk out a proper plan to avoid any mess. Below are a handful of steps that students must follow if they are moving out of their accommodations.  

1. Go Through Your Rent Agreement. 

A Rent Agreement is a document of the terms and conditions on which the room is rented out by the landlord to a tenant. Before starting the cleaning process or any repairs of the room, thoroughly read this agreement to know all the landlord's conditions, duties and rights of a tenant.   

2. Be Responsible 

Tenants should act responsibly while leaving their accommodation. They cannot leave the room in a mess or a damaged state. If they do so, then the landlord has the right not to return the security deposit to overcome the repair cost. So, it is better to keep the room in the same condition as you had received it. 

3. Take Photographs. 

Click the photographs before and after cleaning or repairing the room. Also, take pictures when the landlord visits for inspection. It will help in defending any fake accusations raised by the landlord in the future. 

4. Cleaning Your Accommodation. 

Students often forgot to clean their rooms due to their busy schedules and exams. Before shifting, the room needs to get squeakily cleaned. Hire professional cleaners for thorough cleaning. List out all the items that belong to you, and those that were provided by the landlord like fridge, furniture, and utensils at the time of shifting. Donate your unused items to some NGOs and chuck out the broken ones in the bin.  

Clean all the electronic items. Empty the fridge, unplug all the electronic devices and cover them to keep them away from moisture. 

5. Check For Repairs. 

Check if any repairs are needed for the items provided by the landlord. It’s better to leave the items the way they were given. If any electronic item is ruined, then hire a technician who can repair it or replace its spare parts with new ones. If a part of the furniture is broken, then hire a carpenter to mend it. If the walls have chipped, then hire a painter. 

Always paint the room before moving it. It leaves a good impression on the landlord. 

6. Pay The Pending Bills. 

Make sure you have paid all the bills like lights bill, water bill and gas bill. Ask these service companies to give you a final bill that you can clear before your shift. 

7. Packing Your Goods. 

Hire professional packers and movers who can help you in shifting. They will provide you with the moving boxes, pack your contents properly and transport them to their destination safely. Fragile and electronic items are carefully wrapped and packed for shifting.   

*Important Tip*: If the landlord unlawfully denies paying your deposit at the time of shifting, file a case in court. You can give the photographs that you had clicked on the room. 

Students can hire professionals from The BOX Beirut for packing and moving.   

For more information call +961 71281168/+961 71175252

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11 Nov 2021

Organizing And Storing Tips For Camping

Camping is an enthralling adventure that leaves you with amazing experiences. But, if one is not well prepared or forgets to carry some essential items, it can completely ruin the mood. One needs to have an organized plan to have all the required stuff. After camping, it is necessary to store all the camping gear securely. 

Here are the few tips mentioned, which will help one keep their camping gear in order while camping and later when storing them.  

1. Carry Necessary Items. 

When out camping, to make it more enjoyable, avoid carrying unnecessary items. Pack only essential items. Take a strong and sturdy tent that will not collapse due to strong winds. Carry a good amount of canned food and dry food items.  

Items like a first aid kit, toilet papers, power bank, torches, batteries, and paper soaps are a must. To have a comfortable sleep, take sleeping bags with a soft cotton blanket. Carry some soft hands and bath towels too. 

Other items to take are cookwares, a kettle, a foldable table and a chair,  insect repellent, solar lamps and match sticks. 

Essential items also depend on the weather and the campsite you have chosen, for example, sunscreen or a moisturizer. 

2. Make Use Of Waterproof Bags.

If you are camping during the monsoon season or near a river or a lake, carry all the items in a waterproof duffle bag.  It will protect all the items from moisture and avoid the growth of any moss or mould, thus, keeping them secure from any damage. 

3. Organized Packing 

Sort the items into groups before packing them like kitchen items, electronics, clothes, bathroom items, etc. Pack each group item in a separate bag. If packed in an organized manner, they can be easily accessed and will also save some space. Roll up all the cloth items to save some space. Foldable items are easy to carry.  

4. Listing The Things You Need

A double-checking of the item list won’t do any harm. After packing all the required stuff, make a checklist to avoid missing out on anything. 

This will aid in remembering the forgotten item that one can then pack immediately.  

5. Organize Your Camp. 

Proper distribution of the camp space for each job as per the requirement is vital to overcome any confusion and avoid any mishap. Cooking space must be more spacious and away from any flammable items. The tent must be placed near the shadow, away from any moisture and fire. 

Keeping your camp area hygiene and dirty free will protect it from pests and other wild animals.  

6. Storing Your Camp Items.  

Storing your camping gear is of utmost importance. But, before storing them, there are a few things one should take care of. Throw dirty clothes and blankets for a wash. Better to dry your wet tent first and then neatly fold it for storing. Don’t forget to remove the batteries from all electronic gadgets. Scrub, clean and dry all the cookware. Remove the air from your sleeping bags.  

Store the camping gear in a cool and dry place at home. Or, you can rent a storage unit at The Box Beirut! 

For more information call +961 71281168/+961 71175252

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24 Oct 2021

Tips For Storing Heavy Beddings

Be it while sleeping, or watching TV, snuggling in your comforters during chilly winters gives a different level of joy. Thick, cosy and soft blankets give delightful warmth during the freezing winters. Quilts made of pure cotton are the best ones as they help trap the heat of your body and does not let you feel cold. As Summer approaches, the use of these comforters and blankets becomes less.  

When not in use, tuck these quilts in a safe and dry place. Cleaning and storing these large and heavy quilts becomes very difficult. 

One mistake, it could ruin your loving favourite soft quilt forever!

A handful of tips below will surely help you in storing your comforters the right way.

1. How To Wash? 

The first step is to wash your quilts properly. Due to continuous use, they start to give a foul smell. Failing to clean will make them stinky and will attract bugs.  Heavy comforts should be cleaned with cold water. Use a nice fragrant detergent and laundry sanitiser to disinfect them from all germs and cleanse them thoroughly. 

2. Laundry Conditioner.

Using a laundry conditioner will help in smoothening the texture of your comforters. They make them soft and give a nice fragrance to the comforters. Many companies offer different fragrant conditioners. In case of the absence of a laundry conditioner, one can use white vinegar. One cup of vinegar can remove the stench from the comforters. The plus point is that vinegar never leaves its smell on the clothes.

3. How To Dry? 

After the wash, drying these comforters is an important step. If you have a dryer, then you can dry them in it. But, if you don’t have, then to avoid the growth of any mould or mildew on the wet laundry, it is vital to let the comforters dry carefully. Dry them under the sunlight as it kills all the bacterias and cleanses the laundry. Make sure every spot of your quilt must be dry before storing them. 

4. Storing These Comforters.

After the quilts have dried well, they need to be folded nicely. Folding them right will take less space, and you can keep more blankets on one another. As heavy quilts are difficult to fold, one should meticulously fold them. Keep them in breathable bags that will not only protect them from dust but will also allow airflow.

Never keep these comforters on the ground. Later, keep them in a nice cool and dry place that will prevent the growth of mould and mildew. A closet or a wardrobe is the best place to store them. Also, make sure the wardrobe is clean before you place these bags. 

Stocking the comforters for long also gives them a pungent odour, especially during rainy days. Try using odour remover or fresher or Naphthalene Balls to eliminate these odours. 

5. Handy. 

If you have a habit of using comforters regularly, like while watching tv, keep them handy. Use comforter hangers that are strong enough to hold heavy comforters and hang them in the closet. 

But, if you use these comforters only during winters, it is better to store them in the closet, which you hardly use. 

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22 Oct 2021

How To Store Your Memorable Items?

Memories are those special moments of your life that gave you immense happiness. They are timeless treasures. With time, they become more valuable. And, those objects that remind you of your sweet memories become your assets.  There comes a time when you wonder where to keep these priceless assets. 

If these items are fragile and expensive pieces of jewellery, you should store them safely to avoid any theft. If they are old photographs, then they need to be kept on a good quality album cover. It could help avoid any damage. Antique items like showpieces, paintings and furniture, good care of them are vital.

To store these precious items, you need to store them in the best storage unit.

Here is a guide that will help you store your memorable assets.

1. Find The Right Storage

The first step is to find the right storage unit where you can put your precious items safely. Jot down all the storage units close to your house. Then, compare them on the basis of the facilities they offer. The right storage unit must have different sizes of units with well-ventilation and a temperature-controlled feature, 24/7 CCTV and security, personal access, short and long term contracts, and insurance cover. Accordingly, select the unit that has all or maximum features to offer.

2. Sort

The second important step is to sort the memorable items and decide what you want to store in a safe unit and what you want to donate. Give away those items that are not important. Rather than stocking unnecessary or unused items, donate them to those who require these items. The antique items like furniture and showpieces can be donated to a museum where they will be protected and looked after.

3. Reuse

Innovative and creative ways can be found for recycling memorable items. Things like clothes and jewellery can be reused in many ways.  You can  Torn family vintage blankets can be transformed into pillow covers and curtains. Old pieces of jewellery can be made into beautiful brooches. 

4. Digital Storing

Photos are like tickets that take us back in time to our memories. They capture the memories making them last forever. But at times, photos get ruined. They become fade and turn colourless. To save these photos, they must be digitally stored. Scan these pictures and store them on a hard drive. Digital Albums are easy for storing at various locations. 

5. Organize.

Arrange all memorable items as per their types. Wrap the pieces of jewellery with a foam pad or cotton cloth and store them in a wooden box. Books can be wrapped with thick paper and stored in good quality boxes. Fragile glass items like vases, crockeries and framed paintings can be wrapped in bubble wraps. These wraps help in avoiding any damage to the items. Mark these fragile item boxes so that during transit, they can be handled with care.


The Box has various sizes of storage units with the best security features like 24/7 CCTV, ventilated and temperature-controlled units. They offer packing supplies like cardboard boxes, bubbles wraps, foam corner protectors, foam pads and many more. 

For more information call us at tel:800 THE BOX(843269.)

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14 Oct 2021

Bringing Essence of Nature In Your House

There are so many things that divert our mind, for example, electronic gadgets- phones, laptops, TVs and many more. Only when you get close to nature, close to the serene beauty of nature, the sweet chirping sound of birds, the rustling of leaves, you get to clear your mind that will help you focus your mind.

But, what to do when you cannot visit these mesmerizing places? At that time, try to bring in nature’s essence in your abode!

Following are tips to bring in nature in your home.

1. Organic Floors.

Try to change your house floor using organic materials like bamboo, wood, cork, etc. It will add a natural and subtle look to your house. It also gives a warm and welcoming feeling. Do you know they are easy to clean and maintain and are even better for your health and environment? 

2. Transparent Window Glass with Light Coloured Curtains.

Early morning sunlight is good for health. It helps kill the bacteria in the air, making it clean and less harmful. Transparent glass panels allow the light to enter and lighten up your house. Open windows let the fresh air in. It automatically lifts your mood and brings in a pleasant environment. Pale coloured curtains make windows look more beautiful.

3. Floral Upholstery.

Colourful floral patterns and prints on the upholstery add a different flavour to your house. And, to add to it, floral blankets and pillows will make your home more appealing to the guests. 

4. Colourful Furniture.

Furniture like kitchen cabinets, couches, tables and chairs made from teak wood, and bamboo last longer. Upgrade your furniture by dyeing them with bright colours like green, brown and blue. Bright colours give a refreshing look to your house environment. 

5. Floral Wallpapers & Colourful Wall Paints.

Beautiful wallpapers and bright colour wall paints give a natural aura to the walls of your house. Trees and floral printed wallpapers make the walls look more attractive. Floral paintings can add more charm to your wall.

6. House Plants.

Decorating your house with pretty plants turns your home more inviting. Indoor plants like bonsai, aloe vera, and different flower plants give an exotic environment to your house. These colourful flowers add natural savour to your home. 

7. Decorate Dining Table with Tropical Fruits.

Decorating your table with tropical fruits will give a rejuvenating effect. Add tropical fruits like pineapple, mangoes, lemons, mandarins, and berries.

8. Different Fragrant Incenses

Burning different fragrant incenses will give a refreshing feeling. Incenses like lavender, lemongrass, sandalwood, jasmine are the best choices. 

Staying close to nature helps you improve your physical well-being. It heals your body by reducing blood pressure and other heart-related problems. Early morning sunlight is the best source of vitamin D that helps boost your immunity, eyesight and reduce eye-related diseases. Nature provides an ample amount of clean and fresh air. It will, in turn, improve breathing and reduce lung diseases. 

Nature also helps in boosting your emotional well-being. The intake of clean air improves your respiration, and help you relax. It will reduce stress levels and mood swings. 

Stay close to nature. But when you cannot, try to bring nature into your beautiful abode!

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6 Oct 2021

How Fewer Wants Lead To A Happy Life!

Human Wants are never-ending! The hunger for more and more keeps on increasing. Be it shoes, clothes, property or money! Companies selling their products know this well and wove in their strategies accordingly. Catchy headlines, discounts, Buy One Get One Free Offers often tempt humans to buy more.

But, humans forget these wants are unlimited, and they need to have control over their greed. At times, fulfilling these needs is very difficult. With fewer resources at hand, a human can never be satisfied with what he or she has. This vicious cycle of wants is constant. 

To overcome this, they should learn to be content with what they have. This is possible by differentiating the Wants and Needs. One should know when to give away their hunger for more to lead a peaceful, happy life.

Why Fewer Means More can be explained through many examples.

➢ Fewer Items = More Room

The lesser items are there in your house, the more extra space you get. With limited items, your dwelling becomes more spacious, and it gets convenient for you to move around. Chuck out the old and unused items. Avoid buying the stuff that you already have and are in good condition.

➢ Less Purchase More Saving

Refrain from purchasing unwanted items. If you do not need it urgently and are just purchasing it because it is getting sold at a discounted price or someone else is buying it, it is better not to buy it and stock it. Avoiding unnecessary purchases can help you save more money for the future.

➢ Lesser Distractions = More Focus.

Having a sharp focus on your goal is of utmost importance. But, usually, one gets distracted due to various reasons, be it constant ringing of the phone or loud sound around you. To overcome these distractions, try working in a chaos free environment. Use headphones to cut off the loud noise. 

➢ Lesser Resources = Better Productivity

Having fewer resources makes you more productive. How? With fewer means, you understand the value of each one of them. Unnecessary wastage should be avoided. Make sure every resource is put to proper use. Hence, better results can be yielded, in turn, improving productivity. 

➢ Lesser Food = Better Health

For a healthy life, one should eat right. Intaking the proper quantity of food helps you reduce your weight, inflammation, high sugar level and other diseases. Thus, limited and nutritious food helps to boost your sustainability and help you live a long, healthy life. 

➢ Less Stress = Happy Life

Needlessly thinking about negative aspects of life increases your stress level, in turn rising various health problems. Stressing about your work and personal life may bring chaos to your mind. To overcome this, surround yourself with positive thinkers. Spend time on your hobbies, listen to songs, go out for a drive or watch a good movie! All this will help you calm down your mind. 

During this Covid pandemic time, we have faced many adversities, be it lack of resources, less income or health-related stress. But, this has also helped us sustain ourselves in this intense time by teaching us to value and save our resources, lead a happy life and overcome stressful situations.

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21 Sept 2021

How Can Self-Storage Protect Your Crucial Documents

Has it ever happened to you that when you want to find a valuable document, every time you have failed to locate it in all the mess? The process of finding these papers is not only time-consuming but also energy-consuming.

To overcome this dilemma, you need to chalk out a systematic plan. How to keep your crucial documents handy and safe? You do not require these documents every day. Hence it is better to store them where they will not get disturbed or damaged. But, where? Self-Storage! 

You can keep your documents in Self Storage for safekeeping and away from getting misplaced, surrounded by the best security technology. 

Here are few benefits of self-storing your crucial document.

1. Select The Right Storage Unit

Find a storage unit that is well-equipped with excellent security features. The units should be climate controlled to protect the documents from moisture, humidity, insects and fungus. The unit must be roomy, have 24/7 CCTV cameras with an effective alarm system. The hired staff should be professional with outstanding customer service. Customers must have anytime access to their unit. 

2. Select The Best Storage Room

The storage companies provide different sizes of storage rooms from 10sq.ft to 500sq.ft. Select the area as per your needs and requirement. The chosen room should be wide enough to store your papers and have a walkway to reach these boxes easily.

3. Decide What You Want To Store

Sort out the papers you want to store in the storage unit. Keep the crucial documents aside that you want to store for safeguard. These vital documents can be your birth certificates, identity cards, education and degree certificates, your house agreement, property deeds, important business papers, shares certificate, bonds, marriage certificate and many more. Scrap and tore the unwanted old documents so that they cannot be misused.

4. Organize Your Papers

Before placing your documents in a storage unit, make sure you scan them and take digital copies for backup. Buy some good quality large envelopes and files in which you can place your documents. Name them according to the papers kept inside. Place these files and envelopes inside strong storage boxes and close them properly. Make sure these boxes are of good quality so that your documents won’t get damaged.

5. Label Your Files And Boxes 

Remember to label the files and storage boxes correctly. It will ease the process of finding the documents in future. 

6. Make A Note 

Keep a record of all the documents you will be storing. In future, this note will help you know where to find these documents.

7. Organize Your Unit.

The storage unit must be spacious enough to have proper shelves and file cabinets, in which you can place your files and boxes of documents. This can help you keep your vital papers in place and safe. These boxes take less space by stacking them on one another.  

What Does The Box Have?

The Box offers a wide range of storage rooms of different sizes, secured by the best security technology. Their Self-Storage Units have a special section for safe-keeping vital documents. These units are affordable and secure. 

For more information call us at tel:800 THE BOX (843269.)

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18 Sept 2021

Which One To Opt For? Removalists Or Trailer/Truck Hire?

When you are planning to shift to a new place or to storing your items in a storage unit, you also must plan - how you will move your items from one place to another without damaging them. The items could be heavy furniture, fragile items, electronics and even vehicles. To move them securely, you can either hire a trailer or the services of removalists, whichever suits you more. But, how to choose the right one?

The best option can be chosen by comparing their services, cost, time and convenience. Below are these points, explained in detail, that will help you choose the right one!


Removalists are the ones who will help you move and store your items from one place to another, be it a storage unit or a new house. They provide from full to partial services, from packing your stuff, renting a truck or a trailer to unpacking them in the new location. 

➢ Services

Removalists provides full or partial services to their clients like bringing in all packing materials, packing the items, providing transport facilities and even unpacking these items. They will also help in dropping off your items at a storage unit.

➢ Time

Removalists are quick at work. They will do all the work from packing to loading and unpacking. If you do all these things by yourself, it would take a lot of time.

➢ Cost

Professional Removalists will charge more as they will be doing all the work like packing- unpacking and transport of items. The more the work, the more will be the charges. 

➢ Convenience 

Removalists will be a more convenient option if the location is far, and items are heavy. Also, they do all the work from packing to transport and arranging the items back. They are experts who are good at their work. They take good care of your items and securely move them from one place to another.


A Trailer or Truck Hire simply means a place where u can rent a trailer or a truck. They offer different types of vehicles like trailers, vans or trucks. Different fee scales are offered by the companies to their clients.

➢ Services

The hiring companies offer different vehicles like a trailer, a van or a truck. You can choose the right one as per your needs.

➢ Time

When you hire a truck or a trailer, you will have to do all the work from packing to transporting, loading and unloading, all by yourself. This is more time consuming and exhausting. 

➢ Cost

Hiring companies offer different ranges of cost for a van, trailer or truck. As compared to Removalists, they are more affordable as you will have to hire only the vehicle.

➢ Convenience 

This option is only convenient if your items are less heavy and easy to handle. As you will have to do all the work of loading moving and unloading alone, this can be more stressful. 

What We Do At The Box

The Box at Beirut offers different types of services like Removals, be it local or international relocation, renting trucks and even the best storage facilities. 

 For more information call us at tel:800 THE BOX (843269). 

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15 Sept 2021

All About Moving Boxes

Moving Boxes are the most essential material required for packing your items while storing and moving. They come in different sizes, large, medium and small. 

Good quality boxes are stronger and aid in carrying and protecting heavy and fragile items during storing, loading and transport. Piling boxes on one another is easier while loading or storing. It also eats up less space and protects items from dust and damage.

➢ Where To Find The Boxes?

Many packing and storage companies and removalists have a good stock of moving boxes. They provide a variety of moving boxes of different sizes from large to small.

➢ Types of Moving Boxes:

1. Book Boxes or Small Boxes.

The dimensions of Small Box are 1.5 cubic feet long( 45cm (l) x 45cm (w) x 45cm (h)) giving ample space to store small items. As these boxes have thick walls, they are good at storing books, CD’s, DVDs, kitchen gadgets and pantry items. 

2. Medium Boxes.

Dimensions of these boxes are around three cubic feet (45cm (l) x 45cm (w) x 70cm (h)) and can be used for storing toys, pillows, utensils, pans, shoes, decorative items, lamps, etc. 

3. Large Boxes.

Large Boxes are 4.5 cubic feet (60cm (l) x 60cm (w) x 60cm (h)). They are used to store items like soft toys, clothes, shoes, bedsheets, curtains and other laundry stuff. Make sure these boxes are not filled with bulky items so that it will be difficult to move them.

4. Document Boxes.

These boxes are ideal for storing important personal and business documents, certificates and other documents. The dimensions are 39cm (l) x 33cm (w) x 37cm (h).

5. Wardrobe Boxes or Port-A-Robes.

These boxes are large in height and come with a rod on which clothes, curtains and bedsheets can be hanged. The size of these boxes are 53cm (l) x 61cm (w) x 121cm (h). These hanging rods are sometimes sold separately.

6. Plastic Boxes

They are heavy duty boxes that help store all household items like electrical appliances, books, and other heavy items. They are 50cm (l) x 33cm (w) x 44cm (h) in size.

7. Flat Panel Boxes

They can be used to store pictures, paintings or TV. They come in different sizes. 

➢ Quality of Moving Boxes:

Companies should have a good stock of boxes that are sturdy and of better quality. They even provide bubble wraps and cushions that can be wrapped around the items to safeguard them from any harm. 

As some companies use second-hand ones and after unpacking the items, the cost of these boxes is minimum. But, one should make they are in better shape and does not have any cracks that are smartly covered with cello tapes. 

Also, make sure that these boxes are labelled properly so that they can be handled with absolute care. Be it fragile items, heavy furniture, electrical appliances, paintings or vehicles. Sticker labels can be used or the details of the items can be written with markers.


The Box provides quality boxes and that too of different sizes. For more information call us at tel:800 THE BOX (843269.)

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9 Sept 2021

A Guide For Do’s And Dont’s For Self Storage

Self Storage is all about storing unnecessary or extra household items in a storage unit when you are going for a long vacation or planning to shift or renovate your home. 

Before choosing a storage company, you should know the different aspects of self-storage. Here is a guide of the Do’s and Dont’s steps you need to follow.


1. Choose The Right Storage Company

When you decide to use a storage unit, make sure you choose the one closest to your house and do detailed background research on them. Select the storage facility that provides a wide range of storage sizes, excellent security facilities such as 24/7 CCTV, a reliable locking system, well ventilated and fireproof units, and easy payment options. Their insurance coverage must include all the damages done on the part of the company. Companies with the best customer service should be another plus point.

2. Choose The Right Storage Unit Size

There are different sizes of storage units available with the storage companies such as Locker (16 sq.ft), Extra Small (25 sq.ft), Small (50 sq.ft), Medium (100 sq.ft), Large (200 sq.ft ), and Extra Large (500 sq.ft). As per your requirements and number of items, pick the right size of unit for storing them. 

3. Read The Contract Carefully

Thoroughly go through the details of the lease contract with the storage company. Check the access of storage units given, the different duration of the lease offered, and the damages covered by the insurance. 

4. Pack The Items Securely

Pack all the items securely. Fragile items and electrical appliances must be wrapped with bubble wraps and cushioned with clothes to avoid any damage. Heavy furniture can be dismantled so that it can be moved effortlessly.

5. Label The Items Well

Label the boxes giving the information about the items kept inside the box. Labelling helps in identifying the items so that accordingly, they can be handled correctly. Fragile, heavy and electronic items should be handled with care. 

6. Keep A Record of Items Stored

Make a list of all the items you have decided to store in the storage units. You will know if any of the items are missing or if you have forgotten to store them.


1. Do Not Choose Cheap Storage Unit

Don’t just choose the self-storage facility just based on the price. The quality of facilities and services given by the company should also be considered. 

2. Avoid Storing Perishable Goods

Perishable goods such as food, plants, etc should not be stored in a storage unit. As these goods will start to rot, they will attract insects and rodents that will, in turn, damage your other items. 

3. Do Not Store Flammable Goods

Avoid storing flammable goods like fuel, kerosene, gas cylinders, oils, fireworks, harmful chemicals, etc. 

Self-Storage At THE BOX

The Box has positive reviews from its customers for its quality services and excellent facilities at a reasonable price like different sizes of storage units with 24/7 security, temperature-controlling systems, insurance and easy payment options. They also provide moving boxes, sticker labels, bubble wraps and packing papers.

For more information call us at tel:800 THE BOX (843269.)


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25 Aug 2021

Benefits Of Well-Equipped Storage Units For Supercars

There can be many reasons you want to keep your supercars in storage, like moving to a new place, going for a vacation or lack of storage in your backyard. But, you cant park your favourite car outside or just store it anywhere. 

The best place you can store them is a sophisticated storage unit. Compare all the services vehicle storage companies provides, and the benefits customers can get by storing their cars. And, then select the best vehicle storage company. Supercars need proper protection and regular maintenance. 

Below you can learn the essential benefits of storing your supercars.

1. Maintenance.

Proper maintenance service is very much vital for the supercars for keeping them running. Regular checking of fuels, oiling of the engine, interior cleaning, waxing of leathers and disconnecting the batteries are some of the main services that are offered by the storage unit companies. This can help in reducing the damage of these supercars. Professionals visit frequently to check the pressure of tires and for periodic startups.

2. Temperature Controlled Storage.

You cannot leave your luxury cars out in the open. They need proper indoor packing that will protect them against sunlight, moisture and rainfall. Exposure to sunlight for long period can ruin the paint of the car and can heat the leather of the car and the engine.  Too much moisture can chip off the paint of your car. It can also cause the growth of mildew in the interior of your car. There are chances of rainwater entering your car if it is parked out in the open for a long period. 

These well-equipped units are climate controlled with good ventilation.  The air-conditioned units help reduce the moisture from the environment preventing the growth of any fungus and rust.

3. Protects From Dust, Debris and Pests.

One of the vital benefits of storing your supercars indoors is that it protects them from dust, incests and even from any debris. When the cars are stored under properly insulated units, they prevent the dust and debris from settling on the cars. Even pests are stopped from entering the car and causing any damage.

4. Enhanced Security.

Another advantage of storing your supercars indoors is that the storage units are well-equipped with advanced security like constant monitoring through  CCTV surveillance and free 24/7 personal access for the customers. This can help in reducing any manhandling or theft.

5. Storage Contract Period.

Different types of storage period contracts are offered by the storage units companies to their customers. The range of periods given is one month, three months, six months and one year. Customers have to choose the period they want to store their supercars.  

6. Insurance. 

These companies also provide insurance cover to their clients. The insurance will cover the damages done during the storage period.

7. Easy Payment.

These units offer online payment options like net banking and card payment. A facility like this will make the payment process quick and easy.  

What Does The Box Offers?

We at The Box offer the best facilities for storing Supercars. From regular maintenance and climate-controlled units to friendly customer services. For more information call us at tel:800 THE BOX(843269). 

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20 Aug 2021

A Guideline On How To Be Ready For Packing And Moving

Moving to a new place is always exciting. The experience is altogether different. But, the only concerning issue is Packing and Moving. You can hire professional packers and movers for the safe and secure movement of your goods. 

But, before that, you need to chalk out a detailed set of steps you should take on how to be ready for packing and moving. 

1. Make A List Of Items For Packing And Moving.

First and foremost, make a list of the goods you want to pack. Write down the number items to avoid confusion and miscounting in the future.  The fragile items, furniture and electric appliances should get special attention. 

2. Separate Unimportant Items.

Check if you have any unimportant items and keep them separately. Donate unwanted items for charity and chuck away any broken or ruined ones. 

3. Check Out Your New Home.

Checking out your new house will help you understand which item will go where. Once you know where to keep specific goods, it helps in saving your time. Unloading becomes super easy due to a lack of confusion. You can even make some arrangements if your new home doesn’t have it. 

4. Select The Best Packers and Movers.

Selecting professional packers and movers is a vital step. Shortlist a few of these companies and check the facilities given by them. The parameters on which companies have to be compared are price, best facilities, quality packing materials, professional team, customer reviews, and insurance security. Choose the one that excels on all the above parameters.

5. Explain Your Plans With Packers and Movers.

Your plans should be accurately explained to the packers and movers such as when you want to shift, the time required for packing and the total cost for packing and moving. Tell them how you want your things to be packed like fragile items, heavy furniture and electric appliances. Make sure you tell them to correctly cushion these items to avoid any damage. 

6. Separate Packing For Valuable.

Keep valuables like precious jewellery and painting separate. Make sure you pack them yourself. Carry it in your vehicle to avoid thieving. It is not that you cannot trust the packing team, but it is better to be cautious rather than being sorry. 

7. Supervise The Whole Process Yourself.

While packing and shifting, mistakes are bound to happen. You may forget a few items behind or some items may even have been packed improperly. To avoid such mistakes, supervise the packing process, advise the team how you want your things to get packed. Give them proper instructions and make sure they are followed well.

How The BOX Helps In Secure Packing And Moving

The Box in Beirut is the most trusted storage and movers of UAE. They offer the best services at reasonable costs with insurance cover. The infrastructure used by them is the finest. The packing materials provided by them to their customers are of the best quality. 

The Box’s professional team works efficiently to offer quality services to its clients for a satisfactory experience. That is why they have high customer ratings.

Now you know which mover’s team to hire when you want to move into a new house!

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14 Aug 2021

Ways To Become Environmentally Conscious

Due to an increase in population, the consumption of natural resources has gone haywire. These resources are exhaustible. Hence, exploiting them would be harmful not only to the environment but also to our future generations! As a society, we should become more conscious of our environment, its resources and must always strive to preserve them. 

Below are the ways that can be adapted, to become more mindful of our environment.

1. Educating About The Importance Of Our Environment.

When we read more about our environment, its features, its functions, we realize how the importance of it. Once you learn more about the food chain, the food web, one realizes how every animal depends on another for its survival.

2. Calculate Your Carbon Footprint.

One can calculate their carbon footprint online. There are various apps to calculate the carbon footprint. Reduced or improve habits can improve your carbon footprint on the environment.

3. Conserving. 

Water and energy conversations are one of the main steps to reduce your carbon footprint. Avoid overuse of natural resources like coal, fossil fuels. Close the water tap properly. If you have leaking pipes, repair them. Switch off electric appliances, lights when not in use. 

4. Planting Trees.

Trees absorb the Carbon Di Oxide and give out Oxygen, helping to control climate change. This will, in turn, reduce Global Warming. Hence plant more trees to protect our environment. 

5. Composting.

Compost made at home using the kitchen’s wet waste can be a good nutrient supply for the plants. This will reduce the amount of garbage that will go the landfills, lowering air pollution. 

6. Avoid Littering. 

Do not throw away your garbage on the streets. Once it starts to pile up, the air will start getting polluted, increasing diseases around it. People should be educated on throwing their trash in a dustbin. 

7. Recycling 

Recycling the waste can help lower the garbage volume. Buy products made from recycled items. You can even find different ways to recycle plastic items on the internet. But, the only thing that cannot be recycled is a hazardous material. 

8. Avoid Use of Plastic

Try to minimize the use of plastics. Carry cloth bags rather than polythene bags. Carry reusable cups to avoid plastic ones. 

9. Make Maximum Use of Carpooling

If you live close to your colleagues, try to sharing lifts or take turns in driving. It will help in saving fuel and also reduce air pollution.

10. Solar Energy

Solar Power is clean energy and can be used for diverse appliances. Appliances that use this energy have a low maintenance cost plus the electricity cost gradually goes down.

11. Energy Saving Appliances.

Old appliances eat up more electricity. Energy-saving appliances, LED bulbs helps in consuming less power. 

The BOX, an Eco-Friendly Storage Company: 

The Box has taken a few initiatives to protect the environment since 2019. We love to make a positive impact together with its community and plants a tree for every new customer. Since then we have planted 2916 trees. Customers get a certificate each time a tree is planted on their behalf. This certificate contains information such as the species of the tree, the amount of CO2 it would offset and the project it supports. The physical location of the tree is also available on the certificate.

Discover our forest here: The Box Forest

All our boxes contain a message encouraging end-users to reuse boxes as much as possible. All boxes used for our moves and for storage are reused until they no longer can be and thereafter collected and given for recycling on a monthly basis

We have also been an active member of the UN Global Compact since September 2016 and has aligned its value system with the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact. 

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10 Aug 2021

FAQs - Self Storage Unit

When you decide to store your valuable items, you try to find the best option available in the market. While selecting a storage unit, many doubts arise in your mind. 

The below set of questionnaires will make you understand how to compare different storage units and which one is apt for your items.

Hope this will help you to choose the best storage unit!

1. What are different types of storage companies are available in the market?

Ans: There are two types of storage companies available. The first one is Self-Storage, where you will own the whole storage unit for keeping your items. You will be provided with a key so that you can frequently access your items.

The second one is shared storage, where you will share the storage unit with another person, one or more than one. Due to this, you will not get a personal locking system. This type is cheaper than Self Storage.

2. How should I ask for storage quotes?

Ans: The storage companies will provide you with their respective form in which you have to explain your requirements for storage to them. Within one day, the companies will reply to you. After receiving all the quotes, you compare them and their customers’ reviews and select the best storage services.

3. On what aspects will be the rental charges depend upon?

Ans: The cost for storage depends on many aspects, like the type of storage, the number of items you want to store, the storage period, the security features and much more. If you want to choose a larger storage unit, the charges availed will be higher. Self-Storage is costlier than other storage options.

4. What are the security facilities provided by the storage companies?

Ans: You should compare the security services offered by the companies like 24/7 CCTV surveillance, well-ventilated storage units, the quality of the packing materials given by them and personal access for the customers. 

5. What items should be avoided for storage?

Ans: Avoid storing biodegradable items, hazardous chemicals, precious pieces of jewellery and collections, animals and plants and unregistered vehicles with full fuel tanks.

6. How much space will I need for storing my goods?

Ans: You can understand how much space you need for storing when you have collected all the information about storage units offered by the companies. Then, after comparing them, you can choose the right one that matches your requirements.

7. What are the most common storage units customers opt for?

Ans: The most common one is a 10ft*10ft unit.

8. What are the different storage periods offered by the company?

Ans: Different companies provide different and flexible short and long term storage contracts. Some of them are one month, three months, six months and one-year rental periods.

9. What are the payment terms and the payment options provided?

Ans: Some companies ask for one month deposit with one month rent. They may ask you to pay the prepay the rent at the start of the month. Some even offer different payment facilities like online payments, credit and debit card payments. 
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25 Jul 2021

Smart Interior – A new way of remodelling wardrobe

What is Remodelling? 

Remodelling is the process of changing the functionality and the design of an area. It may involve tearing out a wall to expand a bathroom and reconfiguring a kitchen layout so the cabinets, fridge, sink, and range are in different locations. Constructing an addition to your home would also be considered a remodel.

Year after year, we find ourselves with more things than the year before. For most people, there’s hardly enough space in their homes as it is! And now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to improve their lives and look after what they have.

Move or make do?

Before the pandemic, people were more likely to simply move house for a change or a bigger place. But in these tense times, renovating, restructuring or refurbishing your home may represent a better choice since it saves you the hassle of moving during a pandemic and is much more cost-effective. It will not only reduce the stress but also reduce the increasing financial burden by cutting on charges stamp duty, transportation etc. With money a lot tighter than usual, many are choosing to renovate.

The smart interior will help you store more and reduce financial stress.  Let’s see the options for such smart interior and spacing hacks.

Add drawers and shelving

Old furniture had large shelves and drawers. Add some drawers and shelving. It’s an amazing way to use the space efficiently as you can place clothes or baby diapers or maybe some jewellery too inside while utilising the top, often unused area, for other things you don’t need to access as often (such as seasonal items or sports equipment).

Create separate zones

You may be having many garments which you want to throw away or store in your storage unit. This will help you with your spacing activity and give you more scope to renovate and innovate. This will allow you to have one rail at the top for shirts and sweaters, and one below for skirts or trousers. This will double the amount of hanging space on this side easily since very few people have a wardrobe full of full-length ball gowns! 

Multi-tier shoe rack

Family mean people of all age. Every family has a shoe lover while a member having two pairs all their life. A family needs space for everyone. The best way to use a space for shoes is to add a multi-tiered shoe rack which will keep your footwear neat and looked after, as well as storing them economically. This will not only tuck in some laying around clutter but ad some shape to it.

We can help 

There are multiple ways to refurbish your wardrobe. But if still need a secure and clean place to store your belonging. If you still need any more space, get a free quote or visit our website for more information.

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21 Jul 2021

Discover Forgotten Gems At Home In This Pandemic

Today's time is very uncertain. No one can predict what is coming next. But we only can adapt to it. The run of keeping up with the changes had utilized a lot of energy, time, and peace.

The 2021 COVID-19 pandemic is a prime example of this with households around the world, stuck at home thanks to nationwide lockdowns.

But not all can be bad. Let's seek a positive side to stay at home? The most important point is the quality of time you get to spend with your family, the time you save on travel, the cab money you can use to persuasive some hobby, etc.

So we have created a list of things that you can pull out of the storage at home or in a unit and gear up during pandemic.


Desk jobs are known for increase increasing obesity, some inches, body pain, etc. When you are at home you either sit on a desk or maybe binge through series. It generally halts your activity to a certain level.

Let's use those extra minutes in home work-out with equipment storage in the units`, whether it be dumbells, a yoga mat, or even a treadmill. It's time to unbox all the fitness gear kept in your storage, under the bed, or even in the closet.

Working out not keeps your health game on point as well as it can be during a time when we but it also sharpens your mental health by keeping you motivated and flushing out negative toxins and releasing serotonin.

Life Journal

The greatest fact of a pandemic is not being able to meet family or friends in vulnerable and isolated situations. However, we should be thankful enough that, we have electronics that connect with you loved once virtually. 

These are the situation where you sit and think about family, moments, friends, etc. What can be done in such moments? Pour your heart out. You cant talk to anyone, create your very own family with help of a life journal or scrapbook. Thanks to sites like Pinterest or Etsy, scrapbooking as a hobby has come back to life in recent years. With help of this site be creative, expressive, descriptive, etc. All of this will bring in the bright side of your inner self and help you to heal from time. To time.


Pandemic has affected many all around the world. It has not spared even the upper class. Some lost their jobs, some loved ones, some comfort, and some mental health too. Many have taken up cooking post-pandemic. Cooking has proved to be a hobby, mediation, or maybe a need for some. 

So open those cartons with kitchen written on it. Take your baking, steaming, grilling, and cooking utensils, have fun with this phase of life too.

Hobbies and Entertainment

Why should only adults have all the fun? Even kids need some reason to be happy in the sulking air outside. Let's re-live those childhood memories with our family. Play indoor games like carom, pool, video games, paint or maybe watch some movie which lost their place due to work pressure and more work nights than date nights. Just enjoy that time you always wish you never had lost.


All the above things coming out of storage means making some space for it. Look into your closet. Think if you still need these things while working from home. If yes, keep only a limited number. But if not required, pack them all and send them to your storage unit. This will increase some space for the above things as well as for the new fashion you want to bring in.

Work from home or office, shopping can be done for both. Buy loungewear instead of formal, buy flats instead of heels, fresh vibrant bed sheets, and curtains instead of bags or watches.

If you are a fashionista, shopping is going to be your love. Just change the way you shop.

An even better option would be to revamp your style, combine two existing fabrics or outfits, and experiment.

We hope that our blog has given your enough options to enjoy this lockdown instead of sulking and wasting the moments. So take up new hobbies, alternative career options, if your required some areas of your house empty them into our self-storage. Get in touch today to find out more.

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13 Jul 2021

Spring Cleaning Tips To Refresh Your Home

The spring season is a visual treat. Nature, the surrounding, the atmosphere, and everything around chooses to go for a brief makeover and new life. So why not go for a cleansing session and bring our rooms to life by setting the reset buttons.

Cleaning of the house is not new to all, especially spring cleaning. Let’s learn a new approach to this concept and making more interesting. Here are some interesting tips on spring cleaning.

Tip No #1

A bedroom is the place of body temple to rest

The place where the body temple rest and also gets in motion. We dream about the bedroom and also regain the energy to work towards them in the bedroom. Shouldn't it be the place in need of cleaning as well as a season makeover?

Springs bring in warm to our daily life. So pack all the heavy blankets or quilts and replacing with fresh sheets for a bright morning and a comfortable spring night’s sleep.

This season is not just about cleaning but all for pulling out all the beautiful colours of spring. i.e the lavender, mint, bright yellow as so many. Bring out the artist in you. Try some unique shade pallet combinations on some blocks and change the looks of your bedroom.

Other than these to-dos also make sure to check if any items are not required in the coming season. Put such things in the storage unit instead of using up your storage place.

Tip No #2

Spring Clean Your Wardrobe

Spring is here. Best time to clear your entire wardrobe of heavy not to be used for seasons clothing. First, pack all your clothes which you don’t need and store them in your storage unit hired. 

Swap the shoes with sandals and heels, coats with dresses. 

Hiring a storage unit will help you save on some space in the house. Simply pack away clothes and accessories that you will not be wearing over the next few months and house them in a storage unit ready for next season. 

Implementing a rotating, seasonal approach to your wardrobe can save space and time. Storing clothes according to the season will come in handy when pulling them out for the next use as well.

Tip No #3

Spring Clean Your Living Room

Your couch is ready to be shown off, free of throws and cushions. Time to upgrade the living room for the guest visiting this season. Get your colourful pillows and curtains out. Play with themes, spring pallets, and start afresh. 

Pack all the rugs and mats in a box shift them to your storage unit ASAP. This will not only declutter your living space but also uplift the spirits.

As always we would advise you to check once if your living room is not a dumping place for many items which are not currently required and pack them transportation or simply get rid of them.

Top Tip #4:

Fresh fragrances Fresh Mood

Fragrances can change one's food as well as spoil it. Shop for floral air fresheners or essence sticks. They immediately change the aura of the room, creating a light and calm vibe. You get a variety of fragrances suiting your need. You can always try some different types to understand what you are looking for.

After following our tips on spring cleaning, we are sure you are all set to welcome the newness of this season. Enjoy it!

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