5 Things You Need to Host a Mad Men Premiere Party

Hosting a Mad Men Premier Party

If you’re a die-hard Mad Men fan, you know that the upcoming Season 7 will feature Don, Peggy, and the rest of the gang reacting to historical events, just as they always have. This time it’s 1969, when Woodstock, the space-race, and flower power are in full-swing.   And whether you lived the decade or inherited the memorabilia from your parents, here are some essentials that you’ll need to pull from the archives (your storage unit) to host a truly authentic season premiere party.   Fondue Originally from Switzerland, the trend of dipping food into a heated dish of melted cheese was extremely popular in the 1960s. Break … [More]

Should you Choose Outdoor or Indoor Storage For Your Vehicle?

Sunburnt Car

Are you looking to store your vehicle, but don’t know what type of unit to rent? Both drive-up indoor and outdoor vehicle storage units have their benefits. Your decision will ultimately depend on the vehicle you plan to store, the level of protection you need, and your budget. Here are some factors to consider:   Protection From the Elements Drive-up interior storage units are enclosed with roll-up doors like a garage. These units offer a high level protection from the elements and some even provide climate control. They are ideal for storing vintage or custom sports cars that need a high level of attention and upkeep. Outdoor storage spaces … [More]

Organize for a New Baby

Having a new baby is pretty much the biggest change any family can experience. There is so much to do and get ready for by the time the baby comes that it can be very overwhelming. And while it can be a fun and scary time, there are a couple of things you can do in order to make the entire process and transition much smoother. After all, once the baby arrives you are going to want to focus on them! Get Organized One of the very best things you can do is organize for a new baby. If you haven’t noticed already, you will soon notice that … [More]

Extra Space Named a Top Investment Pick for 2014

Self-storage companies are known for making headlines about strange things people find in abandoned units, like NASA rockets and human organs. But at Extra Space Storage, we like to break out of the ordinary, so this month we’ve gotten a little airtime in Barron’s regarding why we are a good investment for 2014. Abby Joseph Cohen, a venerable member of the Barron’s Roundtable and a senior investment strategist at Goldman Sachs, has named Extra Space [EXR] as one of her top investment picks for the coming year. Why EXR? Goldman’s research department has been looking at what businesses will likely perform well as the U.S. economy shows stronger … [More]

Stay Prepared for Hurricanes and Other Disasters

  For people affected by hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy, the time to prepare has ended, and recovery is beginning. Sandy was a very unique weather event, but with any hurricane, or superstorm, those who endure it become even wiser when it comes to knowing how to prepare for storms – a small silver lining to a horrible event.   If you’re likely to evacuate before a hurricane, do you really need to prepare? The answer is “yes.” While you may decide to evacuate before a hurricane, it’s still wise to plan ahead for any unexpected disaster. Whether you’re preparing for an earthquake, flood or hurricane, you’ll need many of the … [More]

Quick-Hit Productivity Boosters

Boosting your productivity (by my definition, getting more of the right things done), doesn’t have to be a big, complex, or lengthy process. Rather, you’re better off doing a few small things, one at a time, that all add up to a big result. Here’s a few easy ways to get started on the road towards major productivity gains: Get rid of what you don’t use. Since your desk is your “home base” of operations, keeping it clutter free and organized is essential to your productivity. You want to keep on your desk and within easy reach only those things that you need or use regularly. Next Monday, … [More]

Families Surviving by Living Together

If you’ve ever seen a movie that’s set back in the 1800s, chances are you’ve noticed a few differences compared to how we live today. Yes, they travel by horse-drawn carriage, and the clothes are more labor intensive, but there’s also one that I find the most interesting of all: the living arrangements. In those giant Victorian homes, it’s as though there is no end to the amount of people living in a single house. Extended family members, friends, a traveling guest who just never left. They all seemed to find the richest relative and stay put. In recent times though, it seems many have taken this practice … [More]

Welcome to Extra Space Storage’s Blog

Welcome to Extra Space Storage’s blog. I’m the head of marketing and corporate communications with Extra Space Storage. I joined Extra Space in 1999 after working in financial services and high tech. I enjoy skiing, fishing and golf. (I really suck at golf; don’t ever pick up golf when you turn 40. I should’ve taken up bowling or fencing.) When I joined Extra Space Storage, we had 12 properties so I’ve seen just about it all. It’s a great company to work for and there is never a dull day in the storage industry. At Extra Space Storage we are always looking for ways to interact with our … [More]