The holidays are upon us! The feasting season has begun!   Before you get out the decorating supplies and fire up the oven for your first batch of cookies, check these lavish Pinterest boards for all sorts of beautiful sights and fun ideas. I dare you to browse through these pages and resist the holiday spirit. ...

Update 3/14/2013: Thanks for your interest in our Storing Furniture Infographic!  We’ve removed the infographic but hope you’ll check out our blog for more tips on storage and organization. Does it seem like you never have enough space? Your garage is cluttered, the spare bedroom is a mess and you’re desperate for a solution? If this is you, you may need a quick lesson on how to effectively store your furniture and belongings by using your mad gaming organization skills! Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy...

  At Extra Space Storage, finding out about our environmentally friendly programs is as easy as looking above your head. At several storage facilities, we’ve harnessed solar power to save energy, and brought daylight inside to reduce lighting costs. But now we’re looking up in a whole new way. I’m talking about capturing those raindrops that keep falling...

The holidays come with a lot of accoutrements—ornaments, wrapping paper, cards, baking gear. Honestly, it seems like my Christmas lights alone could fill a steamer trunk. And don’t even get me started on the cookie cutters. Here are some organizational tips to keep all your holiday paraphernalia in line so you can spend your mental energy elsewhere—like on...

  I don’t want to sound too much like a fortune cookie, but here goes: Partnerships have their advantages! And, especially if you’re concerned with energy efficiency, one of the best partnerships you can have is with Energy Star – the EPA’s program to help consumers and businesses make the best choices for lowering their energy consumption. ...

Oh, the magic and wonder of the holiday season. The twinkling lights, the decorations, and the laughter fill you with excitement and anticipation… when you’re a child. For many adults, getting to the laughter part takes a lot of planning, time, and stress. That dreaded holiday s-word: stress. Somehow it creeps up on me year after year and takes the cheerful wind...

  My latest guilty pleasure? Pinterest! It’s easy to spend hours on this site, discovering neat ideas and pinning my own. Our Extra Space Pinterest page has all sorts of useful and fun organizational and storage-related pins to explore.. One of our collections is a pin board full of creative ideas for making great kids rooms. You can get seriously imaginative...

  Something special is happening to traffic lights in Atlanta. They’re being converted to LED! When it comes to sustainability, “LED” isn’t a feel-good buzz word. LED is a strong energy solution with perks.   LED signals not only use a fraction of the energy of incandescent signals, but they’re brighter, which enhances safety...

Okay Abraham Lincoln buffs, are you aware of the role that West Chester, Pennsylvania played in launching Lincoln’s run for president? While Spielberg’s “Lincoln” movie releasing this week deals with Lincoln’s final months in office, a newspaper that was once located in West Chester helped get Lincoln elected.   First Lincoln Biography The Chester...

  Thanksgiving gives you an excuse to try new crafts projects. It’s easy to make your table sing—here are some of the Web’s niftiest ideas for DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces. Stacked gourds in vases: Nothing says autumn like gourds of all colors and shapes. Incorporating gourds into your table centerpiece is a go-to idea, but have you ever thought about...