If you’re looking for ways to leave a lighter footprint, you’ve probably heard the old refrains about changing out your light bulbs and putting on an extra sweater instead of cranking up the heat. While those are important ideas, there are plenty of other tips on this subject, some of them you might have never heard before. Here are five to take notice...

  At the beginning of 2013, I wrote an update on our solar power plans, and now it’s time to take a look at what we’ve done, plus where we’re headed for the rest of the year. Before this year, we had already installed solar power on more than 100 properties in six states, including California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Ohio.   The big news is that we’ve added some new states to the mix! For the first time, we’re installing solar power on storage properties in Connecticut, New York, and Utah. We’re...

  With its warm temps, stellar weather and relaxed vibe, there’s not much to complain about in summertime – except perhaps all the stuff that comes along with it. We’re talking beach toys, towels, flip-flops, bottles of sunblock, swim gear, sports equipment, and awkward pool noodles. If you’re like me, you’re bound to become buried under all this stuff...

  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! Here is part 4 of the Summer Fun by the Weekday series – Jessica Johnson Shaving cream and popsicle sticks were all over my backyard after last week’s Water Wednesday, but I think it was well worth...

  Like closets, drawers and attics, basements are a convenient place to store items that we don’t often use, but can’t seem to part with. We put these things down in the basement with plans to eventually retrieve them, only to leave them there for years. Unfortunately, basement clutter presents more than a few problems: That pile of clutter might include...

ALOHA! Extra Space Storage loves the people of Hawaii and continues to grow throughout the Hawaiian Islands. It recently purchased two storage unit properties in Honolulu and Wahiawa on the island of Oahu. Extra Space Storage of Honolulu is located on Kalakaua Ave, which leads directly into beautiful Waikiki. Its excellent location provides convenient access to storage...

  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! Here is Part 3 of the Summer Fun by the Weekday series – Jessica Johnson   We tried a new trail last week for our Trail Tuesdays, and can I just say that I am so glad we have a day dedicated to...

  If you’ve visited a historic area like Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, you’ve likely had your sandals charmed right off your feet as you walked down the brick sidewalks. No matter where they’re located, there’s just something about historic homes that tugs at the heart.   I’m not sure whether our love for historic homes is about preserving history, or just about adoring houses that don’t look like those built in the last 50 years. By the way, the National Park Service, which runs the National Register for Historic...

  Long summer afternoons are the perfect time to do some delayed home improvements. While you’re at it, considering taking on an extra project or two to add a little something special to your home or yard. Here are a few good ideas—ranging from easy to difficult—to keep you busy. 1. Make a striped doorway with washi tape. If you’ve always dreamed of spicing...

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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...