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$500 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway by Extra Space Storage

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Downsizing yet, not wanting to part with family keepsakes and furniture? Overflowing with must keep documents or books? Simply in transition and need temporary storage? Whatever the reason, extra storage space is often times a necessity in getting organized. However, handing over your precious collections, heirloom furniture and cherished books to just any storage company can be a costly mistake. That’s why I was thrilled to learn about Extra Space Storage and how they pride themselves at being the best in four different areas – customer service, cleanliness, convenience and security. With 1,000+ facilities and 25+ years in the business, their mission is clear – to make the self storage experience as convenient and hassle-free as possible. The folks at Extra Space take the business of storing people’s belongings, keepsakes and memories very seriously. Which is why their facilities implement the highest security technology, perimeter fencing and the majority have a manager that lives on site. They even have climate controlled units available for those family photos, antiques and artwork you want to preserve.

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To get you in the organizing mood, Extra Space Storage is sponsoring a fabulous giveaway! They will be will be giving away a $500 Home Depot gift card to be used to help the lucky winner become more organized in their lives. To enter submit a photo of your organized space using #ESSandsimplifiedbee, then like Extra Space on Facebook and follow Extra Space on Twitter. Let us know using the Rafflecopter using widget/link below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
  • One entry per person. To be eligible, entrants must submit a photo of their well-organized space with the hashtag #ESSandsimplifiedbee, like Extra Space on Facebook and follow Extra Space on Twitter. Entrants must be a legal resident of the United States and at least 18 years old.
  • Contest begins October 7, 2014 and ends October 14, 2014 at 8pm PST. After the deadline, Extra Space Storage will select one winner out of all eligible entries in its sole and exclusive discretion.
  • The winner will be notified by email and announced on Simplified Bee’s Fan Facebook Page. The prize will be mailed to the winner within thirty (30) days of being selected.
  • Any taxes on any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is offered “as is.”
  • Extra Space Storage is not responsible for late, lost, or incomplete entries. Extra Space Storage reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or prematurely conclude the contest for any reason.

good luck and happy organizing!


*disclosure: this post was sponsored by Extra Space Storage, but all opinions are my own (as always).


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Read full story By on October 7, 2014 in Features, garage organization, Giveaways, Organization, organization tips, storage

Garage Organization :: Monkey Bars Bike Rack Giveaway & Discount

Planning to organize your garage in the New Year? Typically the best way to keep your garage organized and clean is to get items off the floor. Using the walls and ceiling space to create additional storage options is key and the Monkey Bars garage organization system can help you do it. They offer a versatile shelf-rack system that allows home owners to customize storage solutions based on their needs. I’ve seen it first hand in action and it’s so simple and so brilliant.

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Utilizing a patented design and all-steel components, the Monkey Bars system is designed to last and hold a lot of storage in a little amount of space. They seem to have a solution for most everything including bikes, golf bags, skis, folding chairs, camping gear and gardening tools.
Monkey Bars Garage Organizing System
 If getting your garage organized in on your to do list, you’re in luck!  The nice folks at Monkey Bars are giving away their garage bike rack to one lucky Simplified Bee reader. Sold for $99.99, this wall mounted bike rack is the best way to store bicycles and can be installed in just 15 minutes.
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 Here’s how to enter to win the garage bike rack:

  • Simply leave a comment on this post (provide your email if I don’t have a way to contact you).
  • Extra Entry – become a new follower of Simplified Bee’s BlogTwitterPinterest or Facebook Page.
  • Extra Entry – mention this giveaway in a blog post, Facebook link, tweet or pin an image from this post, then leave a comment letting me know.
  • Please post a separate comment for each extra entry.

Entry period closes at midnight PST on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The winner will be chosen by and will be announced on the Simplified Bee Facebook page on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

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Monkey Bars is also giving all Simplified Bee readers 15% off their products from now until February 6, 2013. Simply use the promo code: BEE2013 Thanks Monkey Bars!

don't agonize, organize.

Happy organizing & good luck!



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Read full story By on January 23, 2013 in Features, garage organization, Giveaways, Organization, organization tips, Uncategorized

Overcoming Procrastinating and Garage Organization Steps

It’s easy to get buried in a large task like organizing the garage and it’s something most of my clients dread. One step in overcoming procrastination is to take baby steps. Instead of having tasks that may take hours to complete, break it up into smaller tasks.

To avoid getting overwhelmed each task should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. For example, to organize the garage it may take several days and your task list may look something like this:

Garage Organizing Task List

1. Categorize the items in your garage (recycling, tools/paint, sporting equipment, automotive, holiday decorations, etc.) – 30 minutes
2. Group the contents in the garage (include donate or trash groupings) – 30 minutes
3. Order special trash and donation pick-ups – 10-15 minutes
4. Leave out items for trash and donation – 10-15 minutes
5. Determine the best layout for your garage (hire professional if needed) – 30 minutes
6. Buy appropriate size bins, boxes, cabinets, etc. and labels – 30 minutes
7. Put items in appropriate storage bin or box (label each) – 30 minutes (break up into multiple tasks if over 30 minutes)
8. Install cabinets (hire professional if needed) – 30 minutes (break up into multiple tasks if over 30 minutes)
9. Install shelves (hire professional if needed) – 30 minutes (break up into multiple tasks if over 30 minutes)
10. Sweep garage floor – 15 minutes
11. Relocate items to their new location in the garage – 30 minutes

Happy Organizing!

*images by Real Simple and Martha Stewart
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Read full story By on May 21, 2009 in garage organization, home organization, organization tips, overcome procrastination