Oh, Pinterest. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.   Currently, I guess the count would be over 700 ways. I could easily get that pin number to 1000, but there is work to be done and life to be lived. Sigh.   Have you visited our Pinterest page? One of my current favorite boards from our Extra Space Storage page is Pack It! Maybe it is because...

Posted on Jul 2 2012 - 10:08pm by Jessica Johnson
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  Last week I went window shopping online for ideas to organize my garage. I decided that even though a soft white couch to read on with a chandelier and open windows sounded lovely for my garage, what I really need is a good old-fashioned place to park my car and hold all of my stuff.   Maybe someday I will build a guesthouse in the backyard and put in...

  Most people have good intentions when making New Year’s resolutions, but fall short of actual accomplishment. If you’ve ever been to a gym during the month of January and February, you’ll realize there are WAY more people there than usual. Come March however, things are back to normal and the attendees are back down to the levels you know.   I believe...

  Keeping track of almost 900 self storage facilities nationwide, I’m so busy it sometimes seems like I’m bouncing around like a beach volleyball in the Olympic Games! Yet, it’s nice to take a moment to set back, enjoy a long deep, breath, and take stock of accomplishments. At Extra Space Storage, we’ve come a long way toward being more sustainable as...

Posted on Jun 25 2012 - 8:05pm by Joshua Zerkel
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  Each day, you’re probably running around quite a bit – at home, at work, and everywhere in between! It can make your life (and work) a lot easier if you plan ahead for how you can best use your on-the-go storage space – typically your car – to help you stay organized while on the run.   Plan for paper. If you have frequently used documents...

Posted on Jun 22 2012 - 7:23pm by Jessica Johnson
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Somehow the first day of summer was here and already gone. How did I miss it? Before we know it, the Fourth of July will be here. That’s when I know we are in the thick of summer and all that comes with it: barbecues, swimming pools, baseball games, picnics, movies at the park, etc.   Barbecue parties are one of my personal favorite parts of summer. A great...

Some Background About Me (Brent Hardy) and Extra Space Storage When I started working at Extra Space Storage 11 years ago, we had an impressive 40 facilities and about 200 employees. Now, numbering more than 870 facilities to date, we have more than 2,000 employees across the nation. I’ve seen some transformational growth that has kept me engaged, interested, and...

Posted on Jun 18 2012 - 7:47pm by Jessica Johnson
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My friend Anna does such a great job organizing her family for summer every year that  I asked her to write an article for this week’s organization post.  I know her thoughts will inspire you to organize your family for a productive and memorable summer!  Thanks Anna.  - Jessica Johnson Anna Macfarlane is a mother of four, freelance writer, and has written...

Posted on Jun 15 2012 - 6:09pm by Tim Eyre
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  I know that e-readers are gaining ground, but I still like books with real pages. And I’m guessing that many of you do, too. After all, who can stand to part with a favorite childhood book, or those college textbooks that will surely come in handy one day? While I do like my books, I don’t always have the space for them inside my home. Before sending my...

  Three things most of us do each day have a big impact on the earth. I’m talking about eating, flipping a light switch and using water in the bathroom. When it comes to these three areas, you can reduce your impact on the earth by making some simple choices with big environmental benefits.   Consider Where Your Food is Grown Transportation of food is...