5 Storage Tips from America’s Founding Fathers

Posted on Jul 2 2014 - 7:43pm by Dayna Hathaway



Let freedom (from clutter) ring! In honor of July 4th, we’re celebrating our storage independence with a few lessons from America’s founding fathers (turns out, they were pretty smart guys).



Benjamin Franklin

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”

Don’t get overwhelmed by the enormity of the task at hand. Tackle clutter one room and one day at a time.


Alexander Hamilton

“Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.”

Be tough, but fair when it comes to deciding what to stash and what to trash.


Thomas Jefferson

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”

We don’t want to hear you talk about not having time to tackle storage or organization. Make the most of your days by taking advantage of small chunks of free time.


George Washington

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”

You’ll always be able to find a reason to put off clearing out the garage…but then you’ll always have that cluttered garage.



James Madison


“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”


There’s no shortage of organization tricks or storage hacks out there. Never stop learning new ways to simplify your life and gain extra space.

About Dayna Hathaway

Dayna Hathaway has been with Extra Space Storage for over 10 years, contributing to our success as we’ve grown to become the 2nd largest self storage company in the country. When she started there were under 20 facilities and now there are over 900 storage facilities across the US!

Dayna has three growing boys and spends most of her free time with her family; be it soccer games, homework or carpooling her boys to various activities she enjoys her houseful of high quality boys. Dayna loves the beauty of the Wasatch front and makes sure to carve time out to enjoy it year round, preferably cycling up Emigration canyon or skiing in the mountains.