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Posted on Feb 6 2012 - 1:22pm by Michael James
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Today we wrap up our series with the most daunting task yet, organizing the home office. Finally, I headed for one of the biggest projects, the home office.  I found this to be the biggest challenge because I use almost everything on a daily basis, which makes items hard to “store,” especially with a small desk.  However, with my will for an organized home outweighing any other obstacle, I found a few simple steps. My first problem was thumb tacks, erasers, and staples  – these little guys were constantly...

Posted on Feb 3 2012 - 10:00am by Joshua Zerkel
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One of the perennial items on many New Year’s Resolution lists is to get more organized. With the turn of each New Year, we SWEAR that this is the year that we’re finally going to make it happen – and who knows – hopefully this will be the year that you do. But before you take action, I want to put something important on your radar first. What I see more often than not when I work with a new client is that getting organized or increasing productivity isn’t really what they are after. It may seem like getting...

Posted on Feb 2 2012 - 3:31pm by Lisa Zaslow
Comments Off on Resolve to Get Organized: Tips for an Organized Year!

With the calendar turning over in January, many people will make New Year’s resolutions to get organized. One of the best ways to make your resolutions a reality is to commit to specific actions and projects, with clear deadlines. Here are some suggestions for organizing projects to work on throughout the year. Start with the goal of completing one project each season. If you finish it, take on another. Your sense of accomplishment will motivate you to continue. For my simple 3 step process that you can use to organize any area of...

Posted on Jan 26 2012 - 10:06am by Garret Stembridge
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This year I really didn’t get into the New Year’s celebration scene. My wife and I finally admitted to each other that we were old and therefore don’t have a life. Kidding. We decided to have a night in together. Two movies and a homemade King Crab leg dinner is what our night consisted of. It was awesome! Even though I slacked on my New Year’s celebration, I didn’t slack on determining what my New Year’s resolutions would be. ...

Posted on Jan 20 2012 - 4:03pm by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Fight the Forclosure! Move to Cranston

Located in the Northeastern portion of the country, near the Atlantic, sits the town of Cranston, Rhode Island. For many, the town is just another city. Sure it has been named one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” by Money magazine. Yes it has been named one of the 25 safest cities by the CQ Press. It is more than just safety and tourist research that makes this town stand out. It is the fact that it is virtually foreclosure proof. In 2009, the city of Cranston passed two ordinances to make it harder for homeowners to be evicted from...

Posted on Jan 13 2012 - 11:31am by Tim Eyre
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There’s a clichéd opening to more movies than I can count, where a wife is reminding her husband to clean out the garage (I chose the word “reminding” after my own wife disapproved of the word “nagging”).  These men, who are often big name comedians, are usually comfy in their large leather chair.  Or perhaps ready to watch a big sports event – maybe even headed out for a round of golf.  It’s as though the director went out of his way to ensure these women were picking the...

Posted on Dec 27 2011 - 10:18am by David Decker
Comments Off on Moving Day – Time to Pack and Preserve

Moving day can be one of the most stressful days you’ll ever encounter. Between all of the packing and cleaning there’s hardly time for a resting moment. One of the biggest struggles is packing all of your belongings safely, and, more importantly, so they’ll last. Photos may be “safe” in a shoebox, but chances are they won’t make it past...

Posted on Dec 13 2011 - 10:59am by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Examining Your Inner Pack Rat

Almost everyone has heard of the show Hoarders – the A&E documentary that features people’s homes buried in mounds of junk, because they simply can’t throw anything away.  Hoarders will keep newspapers from decades past, empty tissue boxes and even the used tissues themselves.  And while this may be the very extremist of cases, being a pack rat is still a reality for many people.  While it can’t be pin pointed exactly as to why some people save and others don’t, it is safe to say that, at...

Posted on Nov 22 2011 - 9:30am by Tim Eyre
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Yesterday I wrote about sharing Thanksgiving with family members who can’t attend in person, especially the ones serving our country in the military overseas.  My wife got me into watching So You Think You Can Dance and even Dancing with the Stars, so I’ve been following the amazing and inspirational JR Martinez. Hey, what can I say, his partner Karina Smirnoff is not exactly ugly! Anyway, he enlisted in the Army and was deployed to Iraq. His Humvee was blown up and he was almost burned to death.  He’s had over...

Posted on Nov 11 2011 - 3:20pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Getting Organized … It’s Easier Than You’d Think… Really

Did you know there is actually a National Get Organized Week? Well, there is and if you’re like me you need a push to go through old whether it’s in a  storage unit, basement, or garage, and, well, get organized.  A common misconception about getting organized is that it requires throwing out old or little used items.  However, while a thorough spring cleaning is often helpful, there are many ways to organize your belongings without getting rid of them.  For example, here at Extra Space Storage, it’s...