I think a good vintage desk from the “Mad Men” era (that’s 1960s for nonfans) is far out. And yes, I’m using some 60s slang here! I also believe everything old can be made better than groovy again. So, I say to you, go ahead and dust off that lonely desk sitting in your storage unit, or start a search for an outta sight vintage desk at a thrift...

Posted on Mar 27 2012 - 11:36am by Jessica Johnson
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Is it me, or does it seem that lately there is major excitement and interest over self-storage auctions? It has me thinking about cleaning out my own house (and garage) and freeing up some extra cash. But how? There are so many different ways to sell your stuff. Which makes the most sense and the most money? Sometimes Old School is Better The online world can be fickle....

After reading all of the recent Extra Space Storage blog posts about organization, I have come down with a case of organization FEVER! Having bought our first home last year, my wife and I are slowly but surely going room to room organizing and decorating to our tastes and desires. One of the first areas we decided to tackle was our pantry. When walking in from the...

Plastic shopping bags and those little packing peanuts, aw, things I love and hate, or is it love to hate? Annoying or not, these items (sometimes) have a place in my world, and they just might have more life to give after I’m done with them. By the way, are you surprised that packing peanuts are considered a plastic? As all delightsome things must come to an...

As a child, it didn’t matter how many times my mother helped me clean up my room, because 24 hours later it was as though a tornado had played with every toy and tried on every clothing item and dropped it on the floor. Maybe that tornado looked a little like me, but a bit smaller. If only the magic of Mary Poppins were real in cleaning up children’s rooms....

I thought a good way to break up the dragging afternoon would be to search the internet to find what weird things people have found in storage units. We’ve all heard the dime a dozen stories about people buying self storage units at auction and finding some random treasure that makes them thousands of dollars. I however, wanted to see what kinds of...

My household, like many others, has its share of yogurt and other dairy containers relaxing in the refrigerator. Yet, my wife’s yogurt habit doesn’t mean the nearby landfill will be swamped with plastic containers of yesteryear. Yogurt containers can be more difficult to recycle than the easygoing plastics PETE and HDPE, which we discussed recently in...

Spring cleaning sounds great, but I’m not sure where to start.Start with whatever area is bothering you the most – maybe the top of your desk or your overflowing storage area – or with whatever area you think will be easiest to tackle. Working on either one of those areas will be satisfying and will give you the oomph you’ll need to keep going. How...

It is “easy to be green” now more than ever, especially when planning holidays and vacations. With Spring Break and summer right around the corner, I have been thinking about preparing for greener, eco-friendly vacations. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for some serious sunshine. The greenest type of vacation is always the staycation—your carbon footprint...

Electronic waste, or e-waste as most of us call it, is a threat to human and environmental health when not disposed of properly, but I’m happy to announce that Extra Space Storage is helping residents of California do the right thing by providing a free and convenient way to recycle their unwanted electronic items. Starting on March 9, residents of California...