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...

  Self-storage isn’t just for suburbanites with minivans. There are plenty of facilities in urban areas, perfect for city-dwellers to supplement the limited space in their apartments.   Chicago has just gained one more storage option in its urban core. The newest Extra Space facility joins the other three near the central business district in offering...

Does your holiday season feel more stressful than merry? Between holiday shopping, decorating and celebrating, the holidays can become hectic fast! Here are a few simple tips to help you stay organized – and sane – throughout the holidays: 1. Make a List (And Check It Twice)  Yes, just like Santa, you need to make a list to help you through the holidays. First,...