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 exp...
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 al...
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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Storage Buildings that Made History

Storage Buildings that Made History

Many Public Storage units are housed in prominent historic landmarks, and sometimes, as in our storage building on Lake Union in Seattle, they have pretty terrific views. This is where Henry Ford built one of his first regional assembly plants in 1913, moving Model T modules from Detroit, thorough his lines, and out to an eager public. The handsome Public Storage, 700 Fairview Avenue N, Seattle was architect designed with Neo-classic details. Now a historic landmark in a neighborhood that ha...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
August 15, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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Meet Our Customer!

Meet Our Customer!

Every storage unit has a story to tell, but when we saw this photo on Instagram, we had to meet the guy behind these fabulous, electric-colored boards that go so well, by the way, with our Public Storage orange. Meet Foster Engelmann, a 20-year-old student who drives a Jeep Patriot nicknamed “Goldiebox”, who rides a skateboard to classes, and who first enrolled at Lawrence Technological University to become a car designer. Like many students, he put his stuff in storage this summer&...
Posted by: Admin
July 31, 2014 at 3:09 PM
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Sell Your Home for Top Dollar with Expert Tips

Sell Your Home for Top Dollar with Expert Tips

The summer real estate season is heating up with the weather. If you are ready to make a move, you’ll need to think like a pro. We talked to top Realtor Sarah Rogers for her tips on how she sells homes for up to 30% over asking price in less than a month. “The process is about getting the most for your house in the shortest time possible,” she said. So far this year, it has taken an average of 56 days for a home to sell, according to statistics from the National Association of ...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
July 17, 2014 at 1:37 PM
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Historic Public Storage is Ready for Its Close-Up Again

Historic Public Storage is Ready for Its Close-Up Again

Like the silent film star portrayed in the movie Sunset Boulevard, a very special Public Storage building got a second chance at its movie “close-up” this week. Norma Desmond in that black-and-white classic only dreamed of her return to the silver screen, but our facility, an early movie studio near that iconic boulevard, really is slated for its comeback, this time on cable television. A film crew was on hand to capture its best side and narrate the history of the locale for a segme...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
June 6, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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