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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Public Storage Cardboard Boxes are Green not Brown!

Public Storage Cardboard Boxes are Green not Brown!

You may not have thought twice about boxes except to quickly grab and pack them for a move or to get your gear into your self storage unit. But Pratt Industries, the company that supplies all Public Storage boxes and box kits, is of course a bit obsessed—about quality and also about the environment. The boxes we sell on our website and in our stores are the product of 100% recycled paper and cardboard from Pratt and its “green-collar” employees. Pratt uses paper and cardboard ...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
May 20, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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Make Your Own Succulent Container Garden

Make Your Own Succulent Container Garden

Improve your living space and celebrate spring year round with a mini, indoor succulent garden you can make yourself, with tips from our friends at the California Cactus Center in Southern California, family run since 1976. Many thanks to guest contributor Malinee R. Romero, who owns the nursery with her four sisters. To create this colorful accent for a coffee table or covered outdoor patio, use a combination of succulents and, for optimal results, consider coordinating the plant col...
Posted by: Admin
May 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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Public Storage Units are Warehouses for Top Companies

Public Storage Units are Warehouses for Top Companies

Self storage units aren’t just for college students and families. Some of the country’s most successful companies, large and small, rent Public Storage as an efficient way to warehouse products and raw materials that are at the core of their business. Lee Filters, a division of Panavision, has a space across from its office in Burbank California, where it stores an inventory of colored lighting used to quickly fill demand from dealers around the country. Their products add drama to f...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
April 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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Baseball Card Storage and Collecting

Baseball Card Storage and Collecting

If the opening of baseball season this month inspires you to start up or grow your baseball card collection, Public Storage is here to help, with tips on how collecting works and how you can safely store and organize your tiny treasures. We talked to the owner of a sports memorabilia shop who’s been selling cards since he was 12. Mike Sablow held on to his first pack for just a few hours, until he realized he could turn a profit on players someone else wanted. In fact, when people come th...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
April 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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Garage Sale Tips for Making Money

Garage Sale Tips for Making Money

Spring cleaning and organizing involve a certain amount of culling, shifting seasonal and other stuff to storage or just getting rid of it. It could be time for a garage sale! As everyone who’s ever hunted for treasures at estate, garage and yard sales knows, they are not all created equal. And not all of them draw crowds that will help your items sell. We at Public Storage are here to help with tips from Joyce Randall, who runs a website promoting the 690-mile “World’s Longest...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
March 26, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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Public Storage Facilities, Our Historic Landmarks

Public Storage Facilities, Our Historic Landmarks

Each of our company-owned Public Storage facilities is unique. Some were built just a few months ago. Others have a rich history as newly restored landmarks, such as our building at 3636 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. With fine art deco detail, it is one of the best-looking self storage buildings in the country. When the 13-story marvel was opened in 1928 as American Storage, Calvin Coolidge was president, the Ford Model A car was still in production and prohibition was in full force. At that...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
March 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM
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Tips for Moving in Together - Suggestions for Newlyweds

Tips for Moving in Together - Suggestions for Newlyweds

We dedicate this February 14 to newlywed couples that choose Public Storage when they move in together. Many get a storage unit to deal with all that extra stuff: two couches, two toasters, two sets of dishes, but only room for one. Congrats, guys! We know this is a joyful time but that it can also be a challenging move. That’s why we turned to UCLA professor Thomas Bradbury, a clinical psychologist and co-founder of the university’s Relationship Institute for tips that can help coup...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
February 13, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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