Organization Tips for Your Home’s Nooks and Crannies

Organization Tips for Your Home’s Nooks and Crannies

If you are in need of storage ideas to make the most of limited space at home, look no further than your nearest empty wall or back of a cabinet door. With some imagination, you can create more room using a few simple accessories. We spoke with pro organizer Robin Stankowski of RLN Organizing about how she converts unused space into attractive home storage solutions. She shared her tips and a few photos. "Many times, space is underutilized and limited by design. I found most closets come wi...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 16, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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Storage Bins for Seasonal Organization

Storage Bins for Seasonal Organization

As the cold-weather months begin, it’s time to think about rotating out summer gear to make space for everything you will need for fall and set up a revolving storage system. We spoke with professional organizer Annie Irvin from The Occasional Wife, an event and organizing service. She had some simple tips for getting started. For her, it’s all about bins. “I always recommend getting clear plastic bins and putting big labels on them. Keep in mind, if you’re not in tempera...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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Public Storage Cardboard Boxes are Green not Brown!

Public Storage Cardboard Boxes are Green not Brown!

You may not have thought twice about boxes except to quickly grab and pack them for a move or to get your gear into your self storage unit. But Pratt Industries, the company that supplies all Public Storage boxes and box kits, is of course a bit obsessed—about quality and also about the environment. The boxes we sell on our website and in our stores are the product of 100% recycled paper and cardboard from Pratt and its “green-collar” employees. Pratt uses paper and cardboard ...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
May 20, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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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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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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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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