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7 Puppies Rescued From Storage Unit in Texas

By Alexander Harris   February 18, 2014

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Of all the things that do not belong in self-storage, man’s best friend is definitely one of them. But in Corpus Christi, TX, one man thought it was fine to keep more than half a dozen puppies locked away in a dark storage unit without food or water.

All of those puppies now have new homes, thanks to the facility manager who reported the act of animal cruelty to police. That decision almost cost the manager his life, though.

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Entrepreneur’s Storage Unit Was ‘Steppingstone’ for Unique Furniture Store in L.A.

By Troy Anderson   February 3, 2014

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Some might say it’s magic. Transforming furniture of yesteryear into chic conversation pieces, Jacqueline Sharp’s business combines the childhood world of imagination with the mystery of nostalgia and times past.

Interestingly enough, Sharp’s innovative venture of making, designing and repurposing furniture was born in a storage unit.

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Professor Sifts Through World of Professional Organizers

By Allie Johnson   October 24, 2013

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Carrie Lane, associate professor of American studies at California State University-Fullerton, spent a year interviewing professional organizers and watching them work. SpareFoot chatted with Lane to get some insights into the profession of professional organizing—and how these pros can help all of us.

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Warning: Social Media Activity Can Sink Your Job Search

By John Egan   September 24, 2013

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Beware, job seekers. Potential employers are watching your moves on social media, and they don’t always like what they see.

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How to Get Organized for the Holidays: 13 Simple Steps

By John Egan   September 23, 2013

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Blissful or stressful? Americans are definitely divided over whether the holiday season is the former or the latter.

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6 Signs That You’re a Hoarder

By Deb Hipp   


The blinds are closed and the curtains drawn. If someone knocks, you open the door just a crack to hide the mess inside. Is this you or someone you know? And if so, does all that stuff you’ve accumulated mean you’re a hoarder?

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University of Texas Startups: Root, Root, Root for Our Team

By John Egan   September 19, 2013

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By far the most famous startup born at The University of Texas’ flagship campus in Austin is Dell Inc. In 1984, Michael Dell founded the PC company in his UT dorm room, then dropped out of the university to focus solely on his startup. The company has come a long way since then—Dell Inc. racked up nearly $57 billion in revenue in fiscal 2013.

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Entrepreneurs Rely on Storage to Grow Their Businesses

By Kerry Curry   September 18, 2013

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Entrepreneur Cheri Garcia invented a tanning bed that floats and was keeping her inventory of about 1,000 beds in a spare bedroom. But as her company grew and a major pool supply company agreed to carry her invention, Garcia needed to find another option for storing her inventory.

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How to Prepare Your Home for the Birth of a Child

By Rachel Hartman   

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Whether it’s a boy or girl, a new baby brings more than a series of congratulations and diaper changes. That tiny, sweet bundle will pack a great deal of change into your life.

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Organizing Your New Home: 12 Tips for Getting It Done

By John Egan   September 17, 2013

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Buying a new home is daunting enough as it is, what with securing a mortgage, vacating your old place and moving your belongings. So it’s understandable if organizing your new home isn’t on the top of your mind. Yet experts say it’s the perfect time to organize—when you’ve got a clean slate.

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