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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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 cou...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
February 13, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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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...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
January 17, 2014 at 2:13 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 in...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
January 1, 2014 at 2:27 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 exhibit...
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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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 Get Rid of Clutter

How to Get Rid of Clutter

Cory Chalmers has tips that can help you clear clutter from your home. After all, he was involved in creating the TV show Hoarders and was featured in dozens of episodes, talking people out of their extreme messy habits in front of the camera. “A lot of hoarders see use in everything. An old mayonnaise jar is a new storage container,” said Cory, a retired paramedic and fire captain who has been helping hoarders clean up for 18 years through his company Steri-Clean. Often he finds peo...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
October 25, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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8 Must-Have Finance Tips For College Students

8 Must-Have Finance Tips For College Students

Organizing and managing finances can be a daunting task for students heading to college for the first time this month and for anyone on the threshold of their careers and adult lives. Check out our financial tips to simplify the process and help lay the foundation for financial success in college and beyond—even if you are a starving student. 1.    Beware of Credit Cards:  Credit cards can be very tempting with free offers attached to them. However always remember that ...
Posted by: Seema Kacker
September 26, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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The Best Mobile Apps for Managing a Busy Lifestyle

The Best Mobile Apps for Managing a Busy Lifestyle

  In this back-to-school season of scheduling and multitasking, we figure busy moms and college students could use a little help staying organized and managing limited time. Our list of the smartest mobile apps for scheduling, banking and organizing can help us all reduce stress and carve out a little more time in our days.  And who couldn’t use that? Check out this list of our 8 favorite mobile apps for organization and multitasking! Evernote:  This app helps you remember a...
Posted by: Seema Kacker
September 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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