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...

  Oranges have so much more to offer than just a delicious snack or juice! I’m a big fan of reusing things, so I’m happy to say that orange peels can be reused for a variety of tasks. From the kitchen to the backyard, there are many areas where you can put orange peels to good use. Keep reading for several ideas on how to use both fresh and dried orange peels. I won’t leave you wondering how to dry orange peels either. From the slow method for drying peels to the super quick, I’ve included it all. ...

  Last year my friend Anna did a great job getting her family organized for summer so I asked her to write another article on her tips for summer fun. Thanks Anna.  – Jessica Johnson We’re starting to plan our summer already. Last year we made a huge list on a poster board of all of the things we wanted to do (see post here). It was great, but we’ve...

Posted on Jun 7 2013 - 10:25pm by Jessica Johnson
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  Summer is in the air, and there are so many fun things to do in just a few short months. So why not get a jumpstart organizing for the season before your activities begin. Try these 5 sanity-saving tips to help you plan ahead and gather your gear lickety-split. Then when the mood strikes, just grab the family and go. Organizing for summer fun has never been...

  You know exactly what you’re cooking for your Fourth of July party, but have you considered adding some good, old-fashioned American style to your bash?   I’ve got some Fourth of July party decorating inspiration for you!   ...

  Picnic weather is finally here! I love picnics because they allow me to get the whole family together to enjoy a delicious meal outdoors. Picnics are beautiful and memorable, but I like to take care of nature too by planning eco-friendly picnics. Yes, picnics have carbon footprints just like everything else, but you can take steps to reduce the impact of your...

  As with most things involving children, babyproofing can become an expensive ordeal. Alternately, with a little prioritization and a few basic supplies, the process can be cheap and simple. Some parents opt to install locks on everything and nail anything portable to the table. Others take a more laissez faire attitude, doing just the basics first and then...