Posted on Nov 28 2011 - 1:21pm by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on The Change Up: Packing Away Seasonal Items

Fellow blog readers, When I was offered the opportunity to become a writer for the Extra Space Storage blog, I jumped at the opportunity.  After years of working in the self storage industry, I now have an outlet to share some of my hard-learned knowledge on the self storage, storing items, and how to best take advantage of your unit’s space.  You may be asking yourself “what is there to learn about storage” or “what interesting topics might he write about”? We will do our best to keep our topics...

Posted on Nov 28 2011 - 10:00am by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Storing Your Seasonal Items, Bring on the Winter Blues

Storing away your weather-specific items is one of the easiest ways to ensure they’ll last into the next season.  Although many may think they live in an area with milder winters as well, chances are you’re not using your outdoor items so store them!  As a married man with kids, and lots of outdoor items, getting them stored sooner than later will score some serious brownie points with your wife. If you are anything like me, I have to force myself to get these sort of things done and when I really buckle down and...

Posted on Nov 23 2011 - 11:00am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on In Need of Extra Man Space? Consider Self Storage

Every man needs a place to call his own – where he can escape life’s stresses and submerse himself in the things that he enjoys most, without interruption – an area often known as “the man cave.”  Some men design their future homes to include a specific room for their manly hobbies and interests, while others remodel and convert an existing room or garage into their ultimate man cave.  And if neither of those options work, or, frankly you need a little more freedom, there’s also a third option:...

Posted on Nov 22 2011 - 9:30am by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on JR Martinez Shout Out

Yesterday I wrote about sharing Thanksgiving with family members who can’t attend in person, especially the ones serving our country in the military overseas.  My wife got me into watching So You Think You Can Dance and even Dancing with the Stars, so I’ve been following the amazing and inspirational JR Martinez. Hey, what can I say, his partner Karina Smirnoff is not exactly ugly! Anyway, he enlisted in the Army and was deployed to Iraq. His Humvee was blown up and he was almost burned to death.  He’s had over...

Posted on Nov 21 2011 - 1:30pm by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Sharing Thanksgiving Overseas

Got an extra chair at the Thanksgiving table this year? Don’t push it aside or use it to stack coats, fill it with a laptop or tablet and accommodate a remote guest right at the table. Friends and family members all over the country will be celebrating Thanksgiving but some of them will only be present through a brief phone call. While a loved one may not be...

Posted on Nov 18 2011 - 10:30am by David Decker
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This upcoming Thanksgiving holiday don’t let the hassle of planning or traveling get in the way of enjoying your feast-of-a-day.  All too many times I’ve seen a stressed out family member spend the day cooking and cleaning up after others, when they should have been relaxing … and making others help with the duties.  Having a clear-cut plan, and articulating...

Posted on Nov 17 2011 - 1:44pm by James Overturf
Comments Off on A Message to Kris Humphries

It was with great heartbreak and disappointment that I learned about the divorce of you and Kim Kardashian. Not for the fact that she ended your sham marriage, but for the fact that you were so upset and manic that you moved out of our Hoboken, NJ self-storage property. I get that you were completely “blindsided”, but why Kris, why move out of our conveniently located, professionally managed and uber-clean property? Why not take some time to figure out where life is taking you while keeping your treasured items...

Posted on Nov 11 2011 - 3:20pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Getting Organized … It’s Easier Than You’d Think… Really

Did you know there is actually a National Get Organized Week? Well, there is and if you’re like me you need a push to go through old whether it’s in a  storage unit, basement, or garage, and, well, get organized.  A common misconception about getting organized is that it requires throwing out old or little used items.  However, while a thorough spring cleaning is often helpful, there are many ways to organize your belongings without getting rid of them.  For example, here at Extra Space Storage, it’s...

Posted on Nov 11 2011 - 3:03pm by James Overturf
Comments Off on Welcome to Extra Space Storage’s Blog

Welcome to Extra Space Storage’s blog. I’m the head of marketing and corporate communications with Extra Space Storage. I joined Extra Space in 1999 after working in financial services and high tech. I enjoy skiing, fishing and golf. (I really suck at golf; don’t ever pick up golf when you turn 40. I should’ve taken up bowling or fencing.) When I joined Extra Space Storage, we had 12 properties so I’ve seen just about it all. It’s a great company to work for and there is never a dull day in the storage...