Did you know that hidden inside your interior wall is a recessed shelf waiting to be created? But why would you do that? Good question.   A recessed shelf is an ideal solution to the annoying problem of not having enough storage space in the bathroom. So, if you’re in love with your pedestal sink, but need a place for that container of cotton balls,...

  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...

It can be intimidating to begin the process of convincing the decision-makers at your business that it’s time to add solar power. However, as someone who’s gone through the process, I can tell you that if you’re successful, the end results are well worth it!   So, how do you begin? That’s a good question with a long answer. I’ve noticed that several...

  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...

  This summer was so HOT! I saw rain only two times throughout the summer. This wasn’t the case just in Utah (where I live) but all over the US. Our nation is facing a devastating drought, which is affecting the economy and our everyday lives. It’s up to us to do our part to reduce our consumption of water. I was in the shower the other morning and read...

Posted on Sep 28 2012 - 12:44pm by Tim Eyre
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  It’s time make plans for those inventive Halloween decorations soon to haunt your yard, that quirky fall wreath to grace your front door, and the most spooktacular party decorations you can find. Adults may not get to go door to door collecting scrumptious goods, but we can still have fun on Halloween! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great, budget-friendly...

I recently had the opportunity to talk solar with Justin Krum, President and CEO of 1st Light Energy, our partner for solar installations. With 1st Light Energy, Extra Space Storage has completed nearly 100 solar installations at our storage properties in six states. With these solar panels, 1st Light Energy has helped us not only save energy, but also lower our...

  Saving energy is always a smart concept, but when you can do it and have better lighting in the process, that’s a bright idea! I recently told you about the energy-efficiency lighting improvements on the exterior of retrofitted properties, so now it’s time to take a look inside at some bright lighting solutions implemented at Extra Space Storage.   Transitioning...

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...

  Sometimes good enough just isn’t good enough anymore. When I reflect on my job before we started adding solar power to facilities at Extra Space Storage, it was good. Now that I’m part of a nationwide solar power initiative, I feel that the sustainability work by Extra Space Storage is more than good. It’s amazing. But let’s back up just a bit from...