Looking After Your Stuff When You Store

Looking After Your Stuff When You Store

If new purchases or seasonal items are taking up valuable space, and you’re ready to move less-used things outside your home, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the need to protect everything from the elements of your chosen storage environment. Depending on where you choose to store your things, water, humidity, extreme temperatures and small animals can all cause damage to your belongings—unless you take care! We consulted with pro organizer Jessica Decker of Become Organized, ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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Declutter Your Way to Feng Shui

Declutter Your Way to Feng Shui

Incorporating aspects of the Chinese feng shui philosophy at home has become increasingly popular in the West to help us relax and feel more in control of our busy lives. While the practice of channeling energy flows may seem like hocus pocus to some, the more practical benefits of minimizing clutter to reduce stress and negativity is something everyone could use, especially during the busy holiday season! We turned to Feng shui specialist, architect and interior designer Anjie Cho of Holistic S...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 10, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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Christmas Decorating Tips: Creativity on a Budget

Christmas Decorating Tips: Creativity on a Budget

The holiday season can be an exciting time to decorate, with so many options that sparkle, add more color, and create drama. But it can also be a period of stress for those of us who wonder how to use all those stored boxes of ornaments and garlands to make a pretty display. We consulted with art director/ decorator Stacy Nelson for some tips on how to set the scene for Christmas, even if you’re short on cash and stumped for creativity. Stacy is the founder of Trash Lassies, a professional...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM
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Holiday Shopping Tips: Home Organizing Gift Guide

Holiday Shopping Tips: Home Organizing Gift Guide

The holiday shopping frenzy is ON! To us that means it’s time to help friends and family get organized with some handy gifts. While the ideas on our list may not seem as breathtaking as the latest smartphone, getting organized can create a sense of well-being, and we think that’s one of the best gifts you can give! For our Ultimate Gift List, we enlisted help from a few of our favorite professional organizers, who shared products that have made a difference in real-life situations, s...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
November 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM
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How to Declutter Your Spare Room for Holiday Guests

How to Declutter Your Spare Room for Holiday Guests

If you have a spare room in your house, you may have good intentions for converting it into a beautiful 5-star-worthy guest room for visitors. However, it's more likely this extra space has long been handy for miscellaneous storage or has doubled as a home office or craft room that can easily become overwhelmed with clutter. Then comes the phone call. Guests are coming to town for vacation or the holidays and you need to get that space into shape, with no more excuses and no more shutting the do...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
November 22, 2014 at 7:35 AM
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An Organized Christmas Brings More Holiday Cheer

An Organized Christmas Brings More Holiday Cheer

Christmas and the winter holiday season is full of wonderment, with sparkling ornaments, gift giving and family celebrations. But few would call it relaxing.  Many of us are trying to make the most of the season while also maintaining our regular schedules. Professional organizer Debbie Lillard shared her tips for making holiday preparations less stressful and more fun, with advice on getting organized and getting help from family. You can read more of her suggestions on her website, S...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
November 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM
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Moving Tips: Make a Cross-Country Transition a Snap

Moving Tips: Make a Cross-Country Transition a Snap

You leave so much behind when you relocate to a new city: your favorite gym, the neighbor who gives you homemade shortbread at Christmas, your kids’ favorite teachers and best friends. Then there is the practical need to hurry up and get everything packed. A long distance move can be exciting, but it is never easy, especially if you need to get going during the holidays. For parents, there is also the concern about kids in school who need to adjust midyear. But we talked to some experience...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
November 4, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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Public Storage Customers Rock!

Public Storage Customers Rock!

Anyone who has ever banged the drums or rocked a guitar in a band knows how important having a role model, or two, can be. For ladies, those options are more limited, but a summer camp and customer at one of our Southern California storage locations is working to change that. Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Orange County offers a series of workshops that teach girls and women to play an instrument, form a band, write a song and perform that song by the last day of camp. The camp also want...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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Organization Tips for a Clutter-Free Living Room

Organization Tips for a Clutter-Free Living Room

We all want our living room to be an open and inviting space that is guest-ready for the holidays, but often they look more like they have a little too much LIVING in them. You know the ones: overcrowded with furniture, stacked with rarely-used items, feeling more cramped than comfortable.  We checked in with interior designer Janene Ferrara of Dalehead Designs for her expert cleanup and redesign tips for creating an open, clutter-free living room space. She says when she come across a...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 27, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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Halloween Decorating Ideas to Scare up a Great Yard

Halloween Decorating Ideas to Scare up a Great Yard

Whether you are eager to out-spook or out-charm the neighbors this Halloween, we have expert tips from a professional holiday decorator to get you to your personal best. We’ll even tell you how to store an entire graveyard in your garage, or storage space, once the night is done. There are no limits or obligations to Halloween, of course. But if you do want your yard to look more Martha Stewart and less Freddy Krueger, choose a theme and stick to just a few colors and types of accessories...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
October 24, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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Public Storage’s History: Two Friends and an Idea

Public Storage’s History: Two Friends and an Idea

It can sometimes seem that companies like Public Storage, with more than 2,200 locations, have always been giants. But that is never true. Like most new business out there, Public Storage started small. Very small. Our company history is the story of two smart, hard-working guys who decided they liked working together and had an idea in the 1970’s to invest in a new industry. Each man ponied up $25,000 in seed money to grow what today is among the most prosperous companies in the world. It...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 23, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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Organization Tips for Your Home’s Nooks and Crannies

Organization Tips for Your Home’s Nooks and Crannies

If you are in need of storage ideas to make the most of limited space at home, look no further than your nearest empty wall or back of a cabinet door. With some imagination, you can create more room using a few simple accessories. We spoke with pro organizer Robin Stankowski of RLN Organizing about how she converts unused space into attractive home storage solutions. She shared her tips and a few photos. "Many times, space is underutilized and limited by design. I found most closets come wi...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 16, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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Storage Bins for Seasonal Organization

Storage Bins for Seasonal Organization

As the cold-weather months begin, it’s time to think about rotating out summer gear to make space for everything you will need for fall and set up a revolving storage system. We spoke with professional organizer Annie Irvin from The Occasional Wife, an event and organizing service. She had some simple tips for getting started. For her, it’s all about bins. “I always recommend getting clear plastic bins and putting big labels on them. Keep in mind, if you’re not in tempera...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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Public Storage Locks are Top Notch

Public Storage Locks are Top Notch

When you put your stuff in storage, we know you want peace of mind. For that reason, Public Storage offers premium locks that are among the best you can buy. They are made to strict specifications by a company committed to optimizing and testing its products, and they are conveniently sold at all of our locations. If your storage unit takes a padlock, you can buy ours or buy one wherever you choose. Our select vendor, Pacific Lock, is a trusted as a supplier to the U.S. Military and is respected...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 9, 2014 at 9:28 AM
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Giant T. Rex Attacks Public Storage Office Staff!

Giant T. Rex Attacks Public Storage Office Staff!

When a roaring T. rex dinosaur came through the door of one of our Los Angeles Public Storage locations recently, he caused quite a stir. There were screams.  “That’s the strangest thing I’ve ever seen come into my job!” said Denise, manager of the location where Kojo the YouTube star stayed during his tour of Southern California. “It was scary at the moment, but then I had to laugh about it.” The lifelike animatronic T. rex earned viral status for playin...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
September 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM
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