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Posted on Nov 26 2012 - 10:35pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Staying Organized During And After The Holidays

The holidays come with a lot of accoutrements—ornaments, wrapping paper, cards, baking gear. Honestly, it seems like my Christmas lights alone could fill a steamer trunk. And don’t even get me started on the cookie cutters. Here are some organizational tips to keep all your holiday paraphernalia in line so you can spend your mental energy elsewhere—like on...

Posted on Nov 19 2012 - 6:06pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Winning Pinnings: Great Kids’ Rooms Ideas

  My latest guilty pleasure? Pinterest! It’s easy to spend hours on this site, discovering neat ideas and pinning my own. Our Extra Space Pinterest page has all sorts of useful and fun organizational and storage-related pins to explore.. One of our collections is a pin board full of creative ideas for making great kids rooms. You can get seriously imaginative...

Posted on Oct 29 2012 - 9:28pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on My Favorite Organization Apps

  With so many apps available for SmartPhones today I’ve been interested in what apps can help with organization.   Katie Gustofson agreed to track down the best apps for organization.  I’m excited to try some of these for help with everything from work to household management. -Jessica Johnson Katherine Gustafson is an award-winning writer, journalist,...

Posted on Oct 26 2012 - 6:49pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Getting Organized for Baby – Part Two!

  A couple of months ago, I wrote about finishing up the baby’s room for our soon to come little girl. Well, she came and she LOVES her room (I can see it in her eyes). Previously I wrote about how we decorated the room. Now I want to show how we’ve been able to best utilize the space in her small room. Although babies are small, they sure require a lot of...

Posted on Oct 22 2012 - 9:38pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Best of the Blogosphere – Get Organized, Stay Organized

  When you’re disorganized, sitting down to read about organization can be the last thing you want to do. But while you might feel like the best course of action is to just attack that pile of junk in the garage with a sledgehammer or simply donate all the jumbled clothes in your drawers to the Goodwill without weeding out the keepers, take a minute to think things through.   Thoughtful organization is the only kind of good organization, and you can’t be thoughtful if you’re on a rampage. So before you lay a finger on that...

Posted on Oct 12 2012 - 7:43pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Interesting and Chilling Facts about Hoarding!

  It’s incredible how reality TV has exploded over the past decade. Reality shows produce the largest amounts of viewers and some of the highest paid celebrities in Hollywood. These shows bring millions of dollars to the networks where played.   Although I am a fan of a few reality shows, there’s one show that flat out grosses me out and is so depressing...

Posted on Oct 8 2012 - 9:17pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Organizing Time! Creating Time in Your Life To Stay Organized

  Disorganization can sometimes make you feel like you are on a hamster wheel. It’s not that you aren’t working hard, just the opposite. The trouble is that a lack of organization compromises your effectiveness. You can’t find the things or information that you need, and you’re constantly second-guessing yourself and rearranging your priorities. Here...

Posted on Sep 17 2012 - 5:38pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Meal Clean Up Made Simple

My boyfriend and I have had a deal: I cook the dinner and he cleans it up. There are days, though, that I have too much going on and he does the cooking and the cleaning up. And vice versa. When I am cooking AND cleaning up, I am always amazed at the workload difference between cleaning up while you cook and waiting to clean until after you eat. I have discovered...

Posted on Sep 10 2012 - 8:53pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Winnings Pinnings, Smart Tips To Organize Your Home

  Friends, have you caught the Pinterest bug yet? It’s pretty contagious, and I’ve got it bad I think I know the reason why I love working at a place called Extra Space Storage, because I tell you, I have long loved finding places to store things. When I was in grade school, I had a collection of boxes, all sizes and materials. I loved collecting treasures...

Posted on Sep 7 2012 - 4:00pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Kitchen Organization – Perfecting the Pantry

  I dream of a perfect pantry with matching jars holding a vast array of dried goods. In this dream food closet, the boxes are color coordinated, the vintage metal bins line the bottom shelf, and the bottles are sparkling and perfectly stacked. ...