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 situat...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
November 28, 2014 at 6:00 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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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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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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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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Celebrating Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights!

Celebrating Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights!

Like every year at this time, today I’m thinking back to the sweet scent of jasmine and rose petals, the look of vibrant traditional attire, and the sound of friends and family laughing over sweet and savory treats. I’ve worked at Public Storage in California for 24 years, but today I’m reminiscing of my years in Mumbai and the Diwali season that starts today. Everyone celebrates the five-day “festival of lights” with candles and fireworks. It’s just one big b...
Posted by: Seema Kacker
November 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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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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