How to Organize for a Move – The Best Moving Checklist Ever

How to Organize for a Move – The Best Moving Checklist Ever

If your spouse is a bit of a sergeant major when it comes to planning for a move, consider yourself very lucky. Every good soldier knows, after all, that military personnel are tops at keeping household gear organized and safe during a move, whether it’s across town or around the globe. That’s why we reached out for advice from Staff Sgt. Douglas Pippin, who manages thousands of successful relocations a year to the far reaches, all from his desk at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
August 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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Vintage Record Album Preservation Tips

Vintage Record Album Preservation Tips

Caring for records and music memorabilia at Stax in Memphis is akin to preserving an important slice of American music history. There are more than 300 albums at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located in the same building as the record label of that name, in business from 1959 to 1975. By the time the company went under, it had forever influenced the American sound and our culture. This is where Otis Redding got his start, after he was hired as a driver but convinced producers to let hi...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
July 11, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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Fourth of July Barbecue Recipe: Watermelon Salad

Fourth of July Barbecue Recipe: Watermelon Salad

We at Public Storage love a good barbecue, especially to celebrate the Fourth of July, and especially if there are great sides. Some of us even think we’re masters at whipping up the quintessential accompaniments of summer.  There comes a time in every cook’s life, however, when he really wants to up his game, to do something different and better. For this, we turned to a true expert, Richard Hanna, head chef of Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Los Angeles. We asked him to hone ...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
July 2, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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Bridal Shower-Expert Flower Arrangement Tips

Bridal Shower-Expert Flower Arrangement Tips

There is no better way to bring the joy of spring indoors than with a homemade flower arrangement. No better way, unless you can also convince an expert floral designer to share his secrets for creating a masterpiece. We used the excuse of our new Public Storage blog to introduce ourselves to Peter Otero at Silver Birches floral and event company in Pasadena, CA. Among other projects large and small, Peter’s team produces the annual Oscar and Emmy parties for Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dre...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
June 20, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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Best Storage Facility in the Bronx is Open for Business

Best Storage Facility in the Bronx is Open for Business

Commuters along Interstate 87 in the Bronx, New York have been watching our self-storage handiwork for months now, as we complete work on the largest Public Storage facility ever. It is finally open for business, and we can’t wait to show it off.  The project started after Public Storage purchased a 94-year-old warehouse that is now transforming the skyline along the Harlem River at 385 Gerard Avenue, with stripes of Public Storage orange, new roofs and insulated exterior panels. ...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
June 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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Self Storage is Even Easier with Our New Mobile Website

Self Storage is Even Easier with Our New Mobile Website

Our new Public Storage mobile site is specially designed to run twice as fast and be 100 times more awesome. The upgraded site, announced today, makes it easier and faster to find a new self-storage unit in your neighborhood, in the size you want and with the amenities you need. You can also sign in to easily manage your existing account. Make a one-time payment or sign up for recurring withdrawals. Look up your gate code, the address of your storage unit, directions, phone number, hours, photos...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
June 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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Better Living with Self Storage:  The Blog

Better Living with Self Storage: The Blog

There’s something powerful about getting your stuff, or your parents’ stuff, or you kids’ stuff out of the way and into a storage unit.  When everything’s in its place, it frees up space and time to relax and get more done.  At the same time, self storage lets you hold on to what’s important. For some of us it’s about nostalgia, remembering slow dancing at the high school prom in that green strapless dress, or wearing a letterman jacket from swim tea...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
May 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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