Posted on Jul 1 2013 - 10:32pm by Jessica Johnson
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  Last year, my friend Anna wrote an article for organizing summer with kids.  It was so fun, I asked her if she had any new ideas for this summer and she did! Thanks again, Anna.  – Jessica Johnson Did you have a Movie Monday? We decided last Monday to have a Netflix marathon. The weather was so beautiful, though, that I made the kids get outside and play...

  Looking for fun Independence Day activities and events for the whole family this year? Chances are, a city or community near you will be celebrating this Fourth of July with not-to-be-missed events, such as parades, good food, music, and a if you’re lucky, an eye-popping display of fireworks. But if staying home feels like a drag, it’s not too late to go...

Last year, my friend Anna wrote an article for organizing summer with kids (see post here).  It was so fun, I asked her if she had any new ideas for this summer and she did! Thanks again, Anna.  – Jessica Johnson We’re starting to plan our summer already. Every day of the week will have a different “theme” that we can all participate in after we finish our...

Posted on Jun 21 2013 - 10:55pm by Dayna Hathaway
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  Long summer days call for some extra creativity to keep the little ones occupied. Once you’ve exhausted the week’s pool time and visited every play space you can afford, you might wonder how to while away the hours. Thank goodness the Internet is full of seriously creative people who are really into sharing their brainstorms. Parenting blogs are overflowing...

  Although Extra Space Storage uses hybrid vehicles that that don’t require charging, I like to keep up with the latest on other options for powering cars. And all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) just got a big promotion from Kroger. You’ve always needed groceries, but now Kroger is thinking you’re going to want to plug...

    The acidity of vinegar makes it a great natural germ-fighting cleaner for many areas of the house. It’s also very affordable! That’s the good part. The bad…  well, vinegar may be a good disinfecting cleaner, but it sure does smell rather awful!   Even if you’re committed to cleaning with vinegar, others in your household may challenge you due to the smell. But you have options. Don’t give up on cleaning with vinegar! ...

  Have you ever needed to quickly find the phone number or address of your storage property when you’re out and about? Or have you ever wanted to create a photo inventory of your storage unit? How nice would it be to use your smart phone to find out about recent payments, change your billing information or sign-up for auto-pay?  Extra Space Storage is pleased...

  If you’re planning on bidding at a storage unit auction for the first time, you’re probably wondering what to expect. It’s always best to be prepared when trying something new, so I’ve gathered a few bidding tips for you. If you missed it, make sure to check out our post Storage Auction Guide for Newbies: What to Expect  for some general guidelines...

  Extra Space Storage has had an incredible solar power journey, we’ve installed solar at over 100 facilities so we’re advocates of clean energy use where feasible.  I was inspired to learn from a recent Businessweek article that solar power is lighting the way for many people in Africa.   Thanks to innovative companies like the UK’s Azuri Technologies, families in Africa can finally afford to install solar systems to take care of needs like lighting and mobile phone charging. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that...

  Thanks to blogs that focus on sustainability in the green business world, it’s easy to stay informed during coffee breaks or between meetings. It doesn’t matter if your office is in a tall building in New York City, or if you work from home in the suburbs, the best green business blogs will keep you in the know, and maybe even entertained too.   There...