When your home is cluttered, it doesn’t just feel like your living space is unorganized and messy. It also feels like your life is unorganized and messy. In this “How to Declutter Your Home” guide, we take a look at several decluttering methods to help you find one that’s manageable for you! Why Is Your Home Cluttered?   This is an important...

In order to make the meaningful, lasting changes that invite better tomorrows, you must work on two fronts: Developing the right mindset, and developing better habits. Habits are merely the things we do every day that, cumulatively, have a big impact on all parts of our lives. Whether it’s taking five seconds to make the bed in the morning, making to-do lists at...

If you’re thinking about moving to Philadelphia, PA with your family, you don’t need to stick to the suburbs. There are plenty of safe, affordable neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia that have urban appeal and fun things to do! When looking for a family-friendly neighborhood, there are several factors to consider: affordable housing, low crime rates,...

In a previous post, we made the claim that optimism — or more specifically, determined optimism — is a skill that can be learned and eventually mastered. That’s a subtly revolutionary statement. If optimism can be learned, then we don’t live in a world in which some people are naturally more inclined to see things through rose-colored lenses. Instead, things...

You may only know Long Island because of its famed high-end vacation spot The Hamptons or its reality TV psychic. But with four counties, two Native American reservations, two airports, and countless villages, towns, hamlets, and unincorporated areas, Long Island is a 118-mile-long stretch of diverse cultures, unique arts and entertainment, cool businesses, and white...

Life is full of bumps and hiccups. Frustrations and setbacks. Transitions and “Where do we go from here?” moments. Catastrophes, sometimes. But life is neither measured nor shaped by these difficulties. Life is measured and shaped by how we confront these difficulties. Sometimes, we have all the energy, motivation, indignance or confidence we need to confront...

As the New Year’s ball comes down, the champagne-filled glasses are raised. But along with the celebration of new beginnings that comes with the start of another year, we all know how the story will really go. We’ve made our resolutions, and this year we’re going to see them through—until February rolls around, that is. This year, let’s make a resolution...

Posted on Dec 14 2016 - 8:00am by Extra Space Storage
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What’s the best borough in New York City? Each of New York’s five boroughs has something different to offer. That’s why we teamed up with Matt Coneybeare, founder, publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of Viewing NYC—a site that features videos and photos of the art, comedy, culture, food, history, and events of New York City—to rank the boroughs in...

Posted on Nov 20 2016 - 10:00am by Extra Space Storage
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There’s a reason people move to New York City. It’s a city of big dreams and even bigger skyscrapers. It’s home to some of the most famous businesses, entrepreneurs, moguls, fashionistas, athletes, artists, and entertainers. It’s the Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps, the Capital of the World! But for people who’ve never lived in NYC before, it can be...

Posted on Nov 15 2016 - 7:00am by Extra Space Storage
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Most people dread moving during the winter. The ice, snow, or freezing rain are daunting enough to make many homeowners hide inside until spring arrives. If you are, however, planning a winter move, don’t stress. It’s possible to manage the harsh weather and master winter moving like a pro. November through February is the off-season for moving companies, so...