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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El Cholo Restaurant Guacamole Recipe

El Cholo Restaurant Guacamole Recipe

We scored El Cholo restaurant’s guacamole recipe in honor of Super Bowl Sunday and are willing to share with our Public Storage family. This stuff is so good, it’s guaranteed to make for an enjoyable showdown, no matter who wins! If you are from Southern California, like us, chances are you too have a favorite Mexican restaurant. Maybe it’s not 100% authentic. It’s probably not too fancy. But it is just the spot for birthdays, happy hours and some pretty great food. For m...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
February 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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Kitchen Storage Ideas: 9 Photos

Kitchen Storage Ideas: 9 Photos

Ready for a little reorganization after the holidays? We’ve got storage ideas for your kitchen cabinets, pantry, shelves and drawers. Special thanks to Southern California resident Marilyn Conlan, who graciously opened her home for some real-world photos of a well-kept kitchen. She shared not only her remodeling and organizing experience but also decades of stories about family gatherings and high-energy group cooking she continues to host in this space. See above how to group like items s...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
January 17, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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Public Storage Rose Parade Float Video

Lifelong Pasadena-area resident George Garcia shot this video of our Public Storage Rose Parade float on his iPhone. For seven years, George has been in charge of maintaining the 1,400 roses at Pasadena City College, always paying special attention to those along Colorado Boulevard, where the Rose Parade passes every year. He finally got to attend the parade for the first time this year when a friend offered a free ticket. We love this video for the running commenta...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
January 2, 2014 at 3:24 PM
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Christmas Ornament Storage: Protect Your Heirlooms

Christmas Ornament Storage: Protect Your Heirlooms

Storing fragile glass Christmas ornaments isn’t complicated. But do it wrong and you could damage your favorite holiday heirlooms so that spots and peeling occur, like in the photos below. Often these days, our instinct is to put anything special in a plastic box before throwing it out of the house. We assume that will keep our stuff safe. But for fragile vintage ornaments and many other items, plastic is not a good idea because it can actually trap small amounts of existing moisture insi...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
January 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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Public Storage Float Photos: Behind the Scenes

Public Storage Float Photos: Behind the Scenes

Before the event, we hid the details of our Public Storage Rose Parade float so that it would be a special surprise on New Year's Day. We didn't want people to know that the spaceship would open up and our three "space" aliens would glide out to greet the crowd. Now that the parade is over, however, we can't wait tell you more about our Grand Marshal's Trophy prize winner and how it worked! First, you should know that there was a team of six people on board the float as it moved down the parade...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
December 31, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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How to Wear and Care for Vintage Fashion

How to Wear and Care for Vintage Fashion

Ring in the new year in a vintage gown like a glamorous star of the silver screen, and join celebrities like Julia Roberts and Chloë Sevigny, who are admired for wearing looks from the past on the red carpet. They know no one else will show up in the same thing and that vintage fashion is often made of unique and beautiful materials with quality craftsmanship. Vintage evening wear can often be found for a more affordable price than purchasing new. Guest blogger Jill Morena cares for and exh...
Posted by: Public Storage
December 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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How to Adopt a Dog That’s Right for Your Space

How to Adopt a Dog That’s Right for Your Space

There may be no greater gift for your family, or for an animal, than to bring home a pet for the holidays, but you should consider planning ahead to organize your living space before you adopt a dog so that your gift is a success. Also be sure that you’re choosing a pet that fits your household. Of course it is important to consider the size of your space and your lifestyle before you select one. If you know the breed, or consult with a vet, you should be able to tell how large the animal ...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
December 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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Public Storage's Rose Parade Float is a Labor of Love

Public Storage's Rose Parade Float is a Labor of Love

Most people who watch the Rose Parade have no idea of the work that goes into all that New Year's Day fun. There's welded steel holding up millions of pretty flowers, and there are months, sometimes years of planning on the part of a handful of float builders. In just two short weeks, Public Storage will proudly show off three fun−loving “space” aliens on our first float. But the project really began way back in January as all floats do, with a creative idea, a drawing and a lo...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
December 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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Storing and Caring for Vintage Cameras and Equipment

Storing and Caring for Vintage Cameras and Equipment

You can tell an old–school camera aficionado by the way he stores his lenses (upright, with the front and rear lens caps on), said Fred Silvers, general manager of Bel Air Camera, an L.A. institution since 1957. Fred has been collecting and caring for vintage cameras for decades and remembers how difficult it was to get a good shot back in the day, before automatic settings, camera phones and portable equipment. "It took knowledge and expertise; It’s an art form," said Fred, who host...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
November 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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How to Brine and Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey

How to Brine and Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey

Preparing a turkey is an important Thanksgiving holiday event. You’re facing family, maybe even your in&#8208laws, and you want to impress. Well, we at Public Storage have got you covered, thanks to expert turkey recipe and carving tips from our pal Richard Hanna, a lead chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts near Los Angeles. If you’re using a frozen turkey, start thawing it in the fridge now and leave it in for two days, depending on its size. Then brine the...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
November 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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Public Storage is Making History with its Rose Parade Float

Public Storage is Making History with its Rose Parade Float

It doesn’t seem like New Year’s Day without watching the Rose Parade in the morning and the Rose Bowl game in the afternoon—at least on television. It will be especially exciting for all of us at Public Storage to see our first company float travel down the Colorado Boulevard parade route in Pasadena on January 1—with three friendly “space“ aliens on board. We also can’t wait to invite two of our Facebook fans to join us with their own tickets to the par...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
November 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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