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Reducing clutter usually involves throwing away all the stuff you don’t need—but it’s easy to feel like you need everything. Finally decide which items you should keep and which items you can live without. Tip 1 It’s all too easy to let photos accumulate on your phone, including 133 photos of brunch, 17 photos of that dog at the park, 34 screenshots of memes,...

Posted on Feb 13 2017 - 8:20pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on Lessons You (and Your Family) Will Learn From Small Home Living

If you move into a smaller home by yourself, that alone can be a challenging adjustment. But raising a family in a small home? That requires patience, healthy levels of open communication and ongoing efforts to ensure your home remains a place of peace. Easier said than done. If your family is learning to make it work in a small space, the best advice will come from...

Posted on Feb 3 2017 - 9:11pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on 17 Tips for How to Design & Organize a Small Nursery

Whether you live in a one-bedroom apartment, an older house with small rooms, a shared living space, or a temporary home without a lot of room, all you need is a little creativity to create the perfect small nursery for your baby. Below, we’ve compiled small nursery design ideas, baby room organization tips, and space-saving nursery storage options to help...

Posted on Jan 12 2017 - 12:00pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on 5 Simple Steps You Can Take Every Day to Make 2017 Your Best Year

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...

Posted on Jan 10 2017 - 12:00pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on Keep Moving Forward: Tips for Cultivating a Determined Optimist Mindset

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...

Posted on Jan 3 2017 - 12:00pm by Extra Space Storage
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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...

Posted on Nov 15 2016 - 7:00am by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on 7 Tips for Moving in the Cold Weather

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...

Posted on Oct 25 2016 - 6:55pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on NYC Downsize: What to Know About Making a Home in a Small Apartment

Sometimes, life has a funny way of making us learn to travel a little lighter. There are plenty of reasons throughout our lives we might choose to downsize into a smaller home — maybe it’s the result of a relationship ending, or maybe it’s a move to simplify your world — but none is as romantic as the move to New York. That’s why The New York...