Posted on Apr 25 2012 - 1:54pm by Tim Eyre
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Most of us just grin and bear it when it comes to various checkups – dental exams, cholesterol screenings, even car tune-ups. But when do we take time out to check up on what could be our biggest material investment? Yes, I’m speaking of home sweet home. I’m just as much of a procrastinator as the next person. My wife can tell you that she has to...

Posted on Apr 23 2012 - 1:37pm by Jessica Johnson
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I hope I am not jinxing Mother Nature and her recent springtime kindness, but I believe that winter may be officially behind us. There have been sprinklings of snow, but they quickly turn into gushing streams of water as soon as the sun shines. I have to admit, I am pretty much in love with Spring this year. Which means it is also officially time to pack up the winter...

Posted on Apr 20 2012 - 9:06am by Tim Eyre
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When you need it most, there’s nothing more perfect than a good moving box! When I move, I usually need a few more boxes than I had anticipated, but once the unpacking starts, I can’t wait to get rid of the cardboard clutter. I have to keep in mind that while the easiest solution may be to take the boxes to a recycling center, that’s not always the very best...

Posted on Apr 18 2012 - 3:23pm by Tim Eyre
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I’m sometimes weary of “green”  or “eco-friendly” claims. After all, anyone can say a home (or just about anything) is green. So, it’s good to look out for greenwashing, which occurs when a person or company tries to sell you something that’s promoted as green, but is really just regular brown in a green package. It’s...

Posted on Apr 16 2012 - 4:15pm by Joshua Zerkel
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Ok, I’ll admit it – I have a problem with food. The problem is that I love it! If you follow me on Twitter (@joshuazerkel) or on Pinterest (Joshua Zerkel), you’ve probably noticed that many of my musings are about food – what I’ve been eating and/or what I’d like to try. I’m always interested in what’s new – and...

Posted on Apr 13 2012 - 2:21pm by Jessica Johnson
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One of my dear friends and neighbors recently brought home a truckload of inherited stuff. Her grandmother passed away a couple of months ago and the family had sold her home. They were hoping to either donate or throw away most of her furniture, but my friend couldn’t imagine all of her grandmother’s treasures being tossed away. Instead, she filled a...

Posted on Apr 11 2012 - 4:02pm by Garret Stembridge
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Did you know in December of 2011, our country used over 54 million tons of coal to generate electricity? That’s more than 108 BILLION pounds of coal. That’s right, I said BILLION!!!! That’s insane!!!!! And this is only one source of many that generates electricity for our country. At Extra Space Storage we understand the importance of energy conservation....

Posted on Apr 9 2012 - 2:05pm by Lisa Zaslow
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Whether you want to prepare gourmet meals or just get dinner on the table quickly, organizing your kitchen will make it easier for you to cook. Clear clutter. Mysterious items can migrate to the backs of cabinets and the depths of drawers. Clear out things that you never use and you’ll find you have more space than you thought. Toss orphan plastic container...

Posted on Apr 6 2012 - 1:55pm by David Decker
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I have boxes and boxes of old photos and home videos from my growing-up years. Once a year, I get a bee in my bonnet to look through all of them and spend a few hours down memory lane. These photographed memories are priceless to me. They are also extremely vulnerable. Fire, flood, theft, or any number of natural disasters could permanently destroy them. Even a rogue...

Posted on Apr 4 2012 - 1:49pm by Tim Eyre
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I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand to be hot! I’d much rather be chilly and throw a jacket on. However, it’s easy to pay a hefty price for staying cool when the summer heat arrives. With Earth Day coming up on April 22, it’s the perfect time to think about how to reduce your home cooling costs. Landscaping may be the answer you...