Posted on Apr 2 2012 - 10:00am by David Decker
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Selling your stuff the old-school ways (like I wrote about last week) can usually ensure you get some money in your pocket relatively quickly. Nothing is certain, of course. So why not try to make even more money from your items? Online selling gives you a bigger potential buyer pool, which increases the possible value of your items. At a yard sale, Joe from four...

I believe it’s comforting to know that no matter where you live on Earth, you get sunlight at least part of the year. And it’s nice that the sunlight can be helpful to the old wallet. Right now, I have spring fever and want to jump into a sparkling swimming pool that’s just the perfect temperature. Heating a swimming pool to that great temp is expensive,...

Posted on Mar 28 2012 - 2:32pm by Tim Eyre
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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....

Posted on Mar 23 2012 - 10:20am by Garret Stembridge
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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...

Posted on Mar 21 2012 - 2:01pm by Tim Eyre
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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...

Posted on Mar 19 2012 - 1:54pm by David Decker
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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. Snap...

Posted on Mar 16 2012 - 10:00am by Garret Stembridge
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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...

Posted on Mar 14 2012 - 1:51pm by Tim Eyre
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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...

Posted on Mar 12 2012 - 10:05am by Joshua Zerkel
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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...