Posted on Sep 4 2013 - 10:48pm by Dayna Hathaway
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Moving with kids underfoot can add extra stress and difficulty to an already grueling process. How can you engage the little ones in the work? If you play your cards right, you’ll keep the kids occupied and get some quality help with your packing as well. Here are categories of things you can have kids pack, as well as specific tasks they can help with. Have kids...

Posted on Aug 30 2013 - 10:50pm by Guest Contributor
Comments Off on Camping Essentials – building your basic gear stash, and then some!

  Kim Rohrer blogs at Kim’s Kitchen Sink about everything interesting including things like knitting, gardening, baking, technology, and friendship.   A few weeks ago, I gave y’all a detailed list (with photos) of the contents of my super awesome camping box. That post will help you maximize your efficiency when it comes to packing for camping trips,...

Posted on Aug 30 2013 - 10:42pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on 8 Little Known Ways to Save on Home Improvement

  In a perfect world we’d all have millions to use in renovating our homes. Shabby bathrooms would magically become luxurious spas. Grungy kitchens would transform into bright, state-of-the-art cuisines. But in the world we live in, most of us have to make do with much lower-budget fixes. Thank goodness you can still do a lot to improve your abode with a limited...

Posted on Aug 28 2013 - 10:01pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Stylish Storage- 10 Fantastic Ideas!

  Storage doesn’t have to mar the elegance of your abode. There are plenty of stylish ways to stow your stuff. Here are ten ideas.   1. Hide it in a bench. Benches can hide a multitude of things. Try putting drawers inside a bench or window seat or install benches with lidded tops. ...

Posted on Aug 28 2013 - 8:06pm by Brent Hardy
Comments Off on Our First Complete Interior Retrofit for LED Fixtures

  I’m happy to report that we’ve just finished a complete interior retrofit for adding LED fixtures at our La Porte storage facility in Texas. While you may have already read about the exterior LED lighting at many of our storage properties, this is our first time to add interior LED lights throughout a storage property, and I’m very proud of the work our team has done.   Adding LED fixtures means that things are certainly going to be much brighter at this property, both in terms of energy savings and light. For...

Posted on Aug 26 2013 - 4:00pm by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on DIY Outdoor Fun

A backyard can be many things: a showroom for perfectly maintained grass, the setting for a lazy hammock, the context for a charcoal grill. These are all great, but really your yard isn’t living up to its potential if it isn’t a site for fun, fun, and more fun. The options are endless. Need ideas? Here are some great ones. Games Backyards are perfect for games...

Posted on Aug 22 2013 - 7:57pm by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on Organize Your Labor Day Getaway

  To me, any excuse to travel is a good one! Summer is almost over, and the long Labor Day weekend offers a perfect opportunity for one last getaway before autumn. Even if you don’t have a lot of time to plan, it can be easy to organize a Labor Day getaway. To motivate you to take that well-deserved trip, I have some tips for you!   Avoid Crowds: Visit a Charming Small Town Certain cities really draw Labor Day visitors. According to booking data from Travelocity, these are the most popular Labor Day getaway cities for 2013:...

Posted on Aug 21 2013 - 9:52pm by Guest Contributor
Comments Off on 4 Great Ways to Save Money on Your Move

During your move, you will undoubtedly be looking for ways to decrease costs. Besides “perks” like the points you earn for gift cards and discounts when you plan your move with Moveboxer, there are other ways to save money on your move. Below are a few tips for doing just that through the various stages of you move. ...

Posted on Aug 19 2013 - 6:02pm by Jessica Johnson
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Ah, summer! The mercury is rising and the smell of grilling meat is in the air. No doubt you’ve already fired up your own grill and are eagerly planning your next session over the coals. But before you get knee-deep in hot dogs and hamburgers, consider whether you’ve really got the right—or at least the most creative—tools for the job. The Internet is a treasure...

Posted on Aug 16 2013 - 10:09pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Just When You Were Thinking Arizona Couldn’t Get Any Better

  If you don’t mind the heat, Arizona is a great place to live. From the peaceful vistas of Flagstaff to the bustling action of Phoenix, Arizona is a state to make all the rest of us jealous. Well, it turns out the Grand Canyon state just got a little bit better. Extra Space Storage has opened two spanking new facilities to provide expanded storage possibilities...