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Transitioning into an assisted living facility, or helping a loved through this process, can certainly be a challenging endeavor for many reasons. One eventual concern that may not be on your radar early on in this process is how to deal with a lifetime of personal belongings that very likely will not fit into your new senior living community. That’s where self-storage can help.

Secure Storage for Seniors

At our ezStorage storage facilities located throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., we offer peace of mind that your personal belongings are safe and secure. Our storage units feature ample lighting so you can access your unit day or night. Our self-storage units also feature individual door alarms so that you control access to your unit with a personal code.

Our self-storage facilities at ezStorage include 24-hour video surveillance as well. You trust us with the safekeeping of your items, and we take that trust very seriously. You should feel confident before leaving your items with any self-storage company while embarking on the next chapter of your life or the life of a loved one. Our team is prepared to answer any questions you may have in order to provide that assurance, and make this aspect of your senior living transition as seamless as possible.

Adjustable Storage for Seniors

Our units come in a variety of sizes, and you can rent space for as short or as long as you need. You might require more space in the beginning as you decide which items to keep, pass on to relatives, sell or donate to a charity. Our largest spaces can accommodate a four- to five-bedroom house with furniture and major appliances. The smallest spaces we have are perfect for boxes, document storage and smaller personal items. With a number of storage unit options in between, ezStorage will work with you to find the solution that best fits your needs.

Tips on What to Store

Seasonal decorations are ideal for storage. You only need them for a limited time. If you find yourself not needing them in your new home after a year or two, it might be time to sell or discard those items. If you have sentimental furniture that doesn’t have a new home just yet, our climate controlled units can make sure that it’s still in good shape when you’re ready to share it with someone. Documents that you only need to access infrequently are ideal for long-term storage too, just like print family photos.

Our self-storage professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have—from unit size and features, to arranging a unit for more easy access. Stop by an ezStorage facility near you today for more information on how we can help with your transition to senior living and keep your lifetime of items organized along the way.

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Divorce can be deeply distressing for all parties involved. Even the most amicable separations raise a number of issues that must be addressed. As one or both of you may have to leave the home or apartment you shared, your assets are divided. You may find yourself with more belongings than you can adequately store. Fortunately, ezStorage can help with this part of the equation.

Property Storage

ezStorage offers self-storage options to suit your needs in times of divorce. Whether you need space for a couple of weeks, several months or an indeterminate amount of time, we have a variety of units available throughout our storage facilities located in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.

With our 5x5 units, you can store smaller items like clothing, boxes, small furniture and business records. Our largest unit measures 10x30 and has enough space to store a four to five bedroom house with appliances, boxes, furniture and more. In between those, there are a number of other sizes, so there’s one to fit practically every need.

ezStorage facilities provide safe and secure storage options. With well-lit interiors and exteriors, secure gate access at most locations, alarms, security cameras and on-site resident managers, we take the security of your personal belongings very seriously. Climate controlled storage may also be needed for some of your items—especially if you will be storing long-term—which is also available. Divorce is never easy, but self-storage should be. Let us help take some of the complication of space management off your plate during this trying time by contacting our customer support team at your nearest ezStorage location today.

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The movement to establish a holiday honoring the late, great, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began days after his tragic assassination in 1968. However, it would take 15 years and mounting public pressure (including civil rights marches) before President Ronald Reagan would eventually sign the holiday legislation into law in 1983.

Since Dr. King’s birthday on the 15th was considered too close to Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the official date for the federal Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday was moved to the third Monday in January. Here are a few ways you can celebrate and help remember the legacy of an American icon in Baltimore, MD today.

MLK Day Celebration 2017

At 830 E. Pratt Street, you’ll be able to join the MLK Day Celebration 2017 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the festivities run from noon to 4 p.m. The event features a variety of presentations focused on Dr. King’s enduring message of peace and equality including films, crafts, live performances and discussions. The unifying theme for this year’s event, “Keep Moving Forward,” is based on this quote from Dr. King: “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

MLK Parade 2017

The 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade begins at noon on MLK Day in Baltimore. Beginning at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, you’ll see more than 70 groups marching to commemorate Dr. King’s impact on our nation. This year’s grand marshal is Baltimore native Brave Williams. The singer/songwriter was a founding member of the all-girl group Rich Girl, and she was cast as a lead singer on P. Diddy’s Making The Band. Other participants in the parade include high school and community bands, dance squads, civic groups and more.

Other MLK Activities in Baltimore

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum on East North Avenue is open on MLK day in Baltimore from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum features exhibits designed to provide additional insight into African American history, serving to inspire today’s youth with exemplary role models. The American Visionary Art Museum on Key Highway is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and filled with activities and events that honor Dr. King’s legacy including guided tours, music, workshops and special performances.

ezStorage wishes you well on this day dedicated to equality, peace, progress and remembering an American hero. Happy MLK day to all of our friends and neighbors in the greater Baltimore area.

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