We recently spoke with Extra Space Storage collaborator Stacie Lucas, founder of ethical clothing company Amae Co., about how she and her family maximize their living and working space in the San Francisco Bay Area. Something about Stacie’s approach to life really resonated with us. The Lucas family lives in a 1,000-square-foot home in Walnut Creek, in the East...

What comes to mind when you think of wealth? For some, it may be a new car, a big house, a bank account with several zeroes, or an incredible wardrobe. For others, wealth is more of an investment in experiences and relationships. There’s a new generation of people using creative solutions to living comfortably with less. They’re crafting their values...

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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 24 2017 - 5:35pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on A Guide to Living in San Bernardino, CA

Nestled in a valley 60 miles east of Los Angeles, the city of San Bernardino sits at the feet of the great San Bernadino Mountain range, providing beautiful views for residents. Though it’s more popular for college students and young professionals commuting within the Los Angeles metro, San Bernardino is an affordable home for all stages of life! Here’s what...

Posted on Feb 23 2017 - 8:00am by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on How to Live in Small Spaces: Tips, Tricks, & Ideas

Some people make the decision to live in a small space because it fits their lifestyle and helps them save money. For others, small space living wasn’t their intention but became a reality due to major life changes, like a job change or a growing family. Whether you’re there by choice or by circumstance, making your small space work for you is important....

Posted on Feb 21 2017 - 2:45pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on ​Living in Whittier, CA: What to Know Before Moving

Whittier is a beautiful Southern California city just 25 minutes outside of Los Angeles and 30 minutes from Anaheim. Named one of the best cities to live in by Livability, Whittier has a bustling commercial district, plenty of community activities, great neighborhoods, and a healthy economy that makes it appealing for everyone from young professionals to retirees....

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 2:00pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on Master Small Space Living With These Space-Saving Furniture Ideas

For anyone living in a small home or apartment or even just trying to make the most of a small room, maximizing space is essential. Fitting furniture into these small spaces can be a challenge because most furniture isn’t designed specifically for small spaces. This is where space-saving furniture comes to the rescue. With multi-purpose, convertible, and expandable...

Posted on Feb 17 2017 - 4:12pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on Best Neighborhoods & Suburbs in Dallas for Families

With warm weather, affordable real estate, and more than 10,000 corporate headquarters, Dallas is a city of opportunity and can be a great place to raise a family. Whether you’re relocating to Dallas or simply moving across town, you’ll be looking for a neighborhood or suburb that best fits your needs. But with so many communities to choose from, how...

Posted on Feb 16 2017 - 8:00am by Guest Contributor
Comments Off on Living Large While Living Small: How to Infuse Style into Tiny Spaces

These days, “less is more” has taken on a life of its own when it comes to living spaces. Minimalist homes that have a smaller impact on the environment and personal finances have become popular among singles, newlyweds, young professionals, and people looking to simply reduce their footprint on the world. Whether you live in a cozy apartment in the city, a small...

Posted on Feb 14 2017 - 2:00pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on 8 Reasons Why Lakewood Is One of the Best Places to Live in Colorado

Lakewood, CO is quickly becoming one of the most attractive cities in the United States for residents of all ages. In fact, Lakewood was one of ten communities in the nation to win the 2016 All-America Cities Award. With close proximity to both Denver and the Rocky Mountains, there’s something new to explore indoors and outdoors every day. If you’re wondering...