Photo Storage and Organization Tips

Photo Storage and Organization Tips

If every picture is worth a thousand words, we all must have plenty of nouns, adjectives and verbs stored in the photo folders of our computers and smart phones. After all, with the portability of a good camera these days, many of us are never without some way to snap a selfie or food photo. Between old printed photographs and recent digital versions, all of the images we keep can create clutter, spread across photos albums, boxes and multiple devices, compounding decades of disarray. Tryin...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
January 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Downsizing Tips for Moving to a Smaller Space

Downsizing Tips for Moving to a Smaller Space

How do you downsize and move a lifetime of memories and belongings from a large family home to a smaller space? It’s a daunting task, deciding what to keep, what to toss and dealing with all of the emotions along the way. Janet Hulstrand and Linda Hetzer were friends who both went through separate but similar experiences of moving their fathers out of the homes their parents had been in for decades into significantly smaller living spaces.  They wished there had been a book to guide t...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
January 12, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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How to Pay Your Public Storage Bill: Easy and Quick!

How to Pay Your Public Storage Bill: Easy and Quick!

Life is busy, so at Public Storage we make paying your monthly bill easy. We provide several options so that no matter where you are, you can easily make your payment, or set up AutoPay—so you don’t have to worry about your bill every month. In fact, you are also automatically entered for a chance to win $1,000 every month you use it! Maybe we can pay you! You can sign up for AutoPay at any Public Storage location, by phone or online using your checking account or your debit card to ...
Posted by: Public Storage
January 9, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Hire a Professional Organizer to Shape Up Your Space

Hire a Professional Organizer to Shape Up Your Space

There they are, those areas of your house that haunt you – the piles of paperwork, the closet bursting with clothes and shoes you forgot you had, the garage packed so full of stuff you can’t even fit the car in anymore. Every weekend you say you’re going to clean it out but Saturday and Sunday come and go and it just never gets done – or you take a crack at it and find you barely made a dent. You need a professional organizer. Why pay someone to come in and clean out your...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
December 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM
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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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