If you’ve never been a tenant at a self storage facility, it can be tempting to believe some of the myths that circulate about self storage. As with many things, it’s better to find out for yourself than believe the chatter. So, get ready! I’m going to debunk some self storage myths for you.   Storage myth #1: It’s lazy to store things, so you...

    Whether outdoor storage is a luxury for you, or a business necessity, one truth remains the same: Outdoor storage is a convenient way to store vehicles and boats! While outdoor storage may look like just a parking space with a roof (where available), this type of storage actually has a lot to offer. Let’s take a closer look at some reasons outdoor storage may be for you.   Affordable Pricing One of the most basic types of storage, outdoor storage is also one of the most affordable based on cost per square foot. So, don’t...

Having a new baby is pretty much the biggest change any family can experience. There is so much to do and get ready for by the time the baby comes that it can be very overwhelming. And while it can be a fun and scary time, there are a couple of things you can do in order to make the entire process and transition much smoother. After all, once the baby arrives you...

Setting up your laundry room right can be the key to making an onerous chore into a (somewhat-) pleasant task. It’s essential to keep things organized, and that’s easiest to do when you have a strategic set-up. Building in your laundering infrastructure is the best to use your space efficiently. Keep containers, cabinets, and counter-tops all within arm’s reach. Some...

  You may have heard the old real estate mantra “location, location, location,” but when it comes to storage spaces there’s another characteristic that’s very important too:  Accessibility! Drive-up units are ideal for many reasons, but perhaps the biggest factor in their popularity is easy access. Keep reading to learn more, and perhaps figure out if...

Being eco friendly in your home means a lot more than just being good to the environment, it also means saving money. Have some smart plans in place in your home to be more energy efficient can end up saving you hundreds of dollars each year. To get started, it’s pretty easy, let’s take a look at some easy ways to make your home more eco friendly. ...

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you have kids, get ready for flurries of sparkles and pink-and-red construction paper. Chances are your little whipper-snappers will need card boxes to take to school or parties. Why not have them make their own? ...

All over your home lie scads of useful and under-appreciated items. Many things you assume have only one purpose are actually perfect for other tasks. Here are 15 ideas to give your junk drawer a whole new life. ...

Self-storage companies are known for making headlines about strange things people find in abandoned units, like NASA rockets and human organs. But at Extra Space Storage, we like to break out of the ordinary, so this month we’ve gotten a little airtime in Barron’s regarding why we are a good investment for 2014. ...

  Both outdoor storage and drive-up storage have their advantages, so it’s natural you may need a little assistance deciding between them. I’m here to help you out. The good news is that choosing between outdoor and drive-up storage can simply be a matter of looking at what you need to store and your budget. First, let’s make sure you understand the differences...