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If you’re reading this, you probably have the DIY bug, and we don’t blame you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re hoping to make a custom storage container, repair a shelf or craft your own curtains, it can be done! All you need is inspiration, support and the right tools.

We think that DIY is empowering. When you opt for DIY, you don’t have to settle on what’s available in the store, and you don’t have to wait around for the handyman to show up. With DIY, you can accomplish important goals on your own terms and your own budget.

Inside this DIY category, we’re building a collection of posts to help you foster your DIY dreams. Expect to find informative posts on topics like growing your garden, maintaining your yard, crafting decorating projects, making holiday gifts, tackling home improvement jobs, finding new uses for old items and making your own storage containers.

If DIY is your goal, we’re here to help!

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...

Have any cardboard boxes laying around? Put them to use and entertain yourself, kids, or grandchildren for hours with this 5-minute DIY project. Not only will this project turn your phone into a personal movie theater, but it will also keep your neck pain free. A list of needed materials and step-by-step instructions are below! Materials   1 small or medium cardboard,...

Posted on Oct 11 2016 - 9:52pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on Moving to New York? These 23 Professional Organizers Can Help You Declutter

Space is a precious thing to New Yorkers. It’s incredibly expensive to acquire more, so learning how to be efficient with the space you have is key to maintaining peace of mind in the city. Perhaps more so than in any other American city, professional organizers in New York declutter minds as much as they do homes and offices. If you are making a move into...

Posted on Jul 7 2016 - 7:18am by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on Rainy Day Activities You Can Create With Items in Storage

Rain, rain, go away…or maybe not? Just because it’s raining outside, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! This summer, family time doesn’t have to be about sun — you can create amazing memories at home, inside. Here are a few things you can do with items you already have in storage. Organize a Karaoke Contest (via Knstrct)  Is that old karaoke machine...

Comments Off on Freeze Your Wedding Cake (And 5 Other Ways to Save Your Wedding Memories)

You’ve heard it before: Your wedding day is the most important day of your life. But with all that’s going on during your big day, how do you ensure you’ll be able to keep all of your memories for the future? Here are a few ideas to help you carry your memories and mementos with you for years to come. Freeze your wedding cake.   (Via Wedding Sparrow) A good...

Comments Off on Inside or Outside: How to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space with Items You Already Have

Spring is the season of gardening, grilling in the backyard, and patio furniture, so it’s also the time to make sure your outdoor space is looking its best. Instead of running out and purchasing new outdoor furniture this spring, why not take a look through your storage unit? It’s easy to make what was once an inside-specific piece of furniture totally useful...

Springtime is associated with a number of exciting events: warmer weather, blooming flowers, baseball, vacation, and cleaning. Spring is a great time to declutter your home by storing things like winter sports equipment, as well as taking additional items out of storage to serve a fresh purpose. Hop into the season with a more positive perspective by using our secret...

Posted on Apr 22 2016 - 7:11am by David Decker
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  Reduce, reuse, recycle: the three well-known words associated with Earth Day. This year, turn your green strategy on your storage. Are you wasting money in your home or storage unit by not being Eco-friendly? Save your wallet and the world by using these strategies. Reuse crates and pallets as furniture. (Via Decoist) One of the best ways to go green is...

A sad yet touching idea is for people to plan to give their children gifts posthumously. Whether terminally-ill or just extremely prepared, creating gifts to leave for parents and spouses can be a great idea to both let them know you’re always thinking of them, and to help them remember your love after you have passed. There are many gifts that you can work on...

Comments Off on 5 Items to Inherit and Keep Their Memory Alive

When a loved one passes, you must take the time to go through all of the items in his or her home and storage unit in order to decide what to keep and what to discard. If you don’t have room in your house, you will end up storing some of the more valuable items. But smaller and more important items can be re-purposed in a meaningful way. Here are some ways to preserve...