In a perfect world, cats wouldn’t be attracted to inappropriate surfaces like the tops of routers or desktop computers, but here we are, and I have a project to help. I’m calling this project a tech protector, but in reality it’s more like a cat scatter! In case you’re living in a feline-free household, let me explain. Cats adore warm areas off the...

  You might have heard that Extra Space Storage is going green. So, I’m trying not to hit you over the head with a big green bat, but I’m excited to tell you more about our progress with solar power. As the second-largest self-storage company in the U.S. with facilities in 34 states, we take our commitment to sustainable energy seriously, as you’ve probably...

  Albert Einstein once said, “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”   To which I conclude that bloggers are advancing science every day. Seriously, have you seen some of the creative new angles that people share on their blogs? Amazing, I tell...

Posted on Jul 13 2012 - 6:09pm by Jessica Johnson
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“Oh. You work at a Self Storage company? You must see a lot of crazy auctions, right?”   Over the past few years, there have been some very interesting and entertaining shows on cable centered around self storage auctions. I admit that I have seen them and there are a few characters/buyers that I cheer for more than others. Of course, my work is more aimed...

  Let’s talk trash. Err, that’s municipal solid waste, but I prefer simply calling it trash. Have you wondered about the trash generation rates of today compared to the last 30 years? How about the recycling rates?   I can’t tell you about the trash of 2012, or even 2011, but the EPA has examined the trash generation and recycling rates of Americans...

  Oh, Pinterest. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.   Currently, I guess the count would be over 700 ways. I could easily get that pin number to 1000, but there is work to be done and life to be lived. Sigh.   Have you visited our Pinterest page? One of my current favorite boards from our Extra Space Storage page is Pack It! Maybe it is because...

Posted on Jul 2 2012 - 10:08pm by Jessica Johnson
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  Last week I went window shopping online for ideas to organize my garage. I decided that even though a soft white couch to read on with a chandelier and open windows sounded lovely for my garage, what I really need is a good old-fashioned place to park my car and hold all of my stuff.   Maybe someday I will build a guesthouse in the backyard and put in...

  Most people have good intentions when making New Year’s resolutions, but fall short of actual accomplishment. If you’ve ever been to a gym during the month of January and February, you’ll realize there are WAY more people there than usual. Come March however, things are back to normal and the attendees are back down to the levels you know.   I believe...

  Keeping track of almost 900 self storage facilities nationwide, I’m so busy it sometimes seems like I’m bouncing around like a beach volleyball in the Olympic Games! Yet, it’s nice to take a moment to set back, enjoy a long deep, breath, and take stock of accomplishments. At Extra Space Storage, we’ve come a long way toward being more sustainable as...

Posted on Jun 25 2012 - 8:05pm by Joshua Zerkel
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  Each day, you’re probably running around quite a bit – at home, at work, and everywhere in between! It can make your life (and work) a lot easier if you plan ahead for how you can best use your on-the-go storage space – typically your car – to help you stay organized while on the run.   Plan for paper. If you have frequently used documents...