Making your house or apartment look nice doesn’t have to be expensive. All it takes is a little bit of ingenuity. And some time. This simple DIY basket organizer is inexpensive, easy to make and looks great in most rooms, including the bathroom. A list of needed materials and step-by-step instructions are below! Materials     1 box (shoe box size) Pillow...

For most of us, a home is the largest purchase we will ever make. And when it comes to big purchases, retailers have long understood that buyers need to be able to visualize how their lives will improve with the thing they’re about to buy. That’s why clothing stores have fitting rooms, why car dealers offer test drives and why smart sellers stage their homes. You...

Make Room for Life By Maximizing your Living Space Small spaces, big experiences. People across country are reinventing the American Dream. We had the opportunity to talk with three incredible people—Stacie Lucas (San Francisco Bay Area), Daniel Paguaga (Miami), and Kat Waldrip (Austin)—who’ve chosen to maximize their lives by prioritizing experiences over...

Keeping your necklaces organized and untangled can be a tedious task. Especially when you’re in a hurry. Try this simple DIY jewelry organizer to avoid frustration and keep track of your jewelry. It also doubles as some added décor for your bedroom wall. A list of needed materials and step-by-step instructions are below! Materials   2 wooden planks (about...

At some point, each of us must take personal responsibility for our own health — even if that means moving Heaven and Earth to accommodate our specific needs. No one knows that better than Extra Space Storage collaborator Kat Waldrip, founder of the company Wander Life Coconut Creamer. Kat tells us that while traveling in the Caribbean in 2015 she found that local...

Posted on Mar 25 2017 - 4:41pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on DIY Shoe Drip Tray: Video and Instructions

Spring showers often mean water (and mud) gets tracked in the house.  Take advantage of this stylish DIY shoe drip tray to keep your carpets clean and your floors dry. Simply have your family or guests leave their wet shoes on the tray to dry, and save yourself all that messy clean-up. When the water and debris drip off the shoes, it will conveniently collect in...

Posted on Mar 23 2017 - 8:28pm by Extra Space Storage
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Not all who wander are lost. They may just be looking for the right coffee creamer. When you visit the Wander Life Coconut Creamer website, you’re immediately transported to a beach. Or to Vietnam. Or Tulum. Or Thailand. After all, travel is one of the keywords used in the description of the product itself. For Kat Waldrip, it was this love of travel—and...

Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 1:21pm by Extra Space Storage
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Moving to Miami? Home to hot spots like South Beach and Little Havana, Miami offers residents beautiful beaches, diverse culture, excellent clubbing, and amazing restaurants. Combine that with the city’s amazing weather, and it’s practically paradise! Unfortunately, getting a spacious home in Miami costs a pretty penny, which means you may have to settle...

Posted on Mar 16 2017 - 3:00pm by Extra Space Storage
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Maximizing the space you have extends beyond the four walls of your home. For thousands of entrepreneurs across America, space to run their businesses can come at a real premium, especially for new businesses and startups. This is a challenge that Daniel Paguaga, a food truck owner and Extra Space Storage collaborator in Miami, has had to overcome. His company, Relentless...