While packing a moving truck can seem intimidating, the really vital work is what happens before you pack the truck. Yes, so much depends on your pre-packing skills! If you aren’t sure how to pack your things for a moving truck, we have some good news. We spoke with our partners at Budget Truck for some tips that will have you pre-packing like a pro. Follow this...

It may not seem that a simple empty storage space can mean so much, but it can take your life in a bold direction, and even help you physically or mentally! Here are some practical ways that getting a storage space can take you to a better place. One: Find Your Zen You’re a minimalist at heart, but you need a little help creating the necessary sparseness at home....

A famous fictional fashionista, Carrie Bradshaw, once admitted to storing sweaters in her oven. If you find yourself nodding and seriously considering trading cashmere for cupcakes, it may be a sign that you need to get a storage unit ASAP. Don’t take our word for it — here are five more surefire signs it’s time to get a unit. You store books in your fireplace.           Via...

We’ll admit this upfront: Moving is one of life’s most stressful events. And we’re hoping to change that. Sound ambitious? We believe that time spent planning equals less stress later! So, to help you with planning, we’ve created a guide for local moves. Our easy-to-read collection of tips is available right here: http://www.extraspace.com/Storage/moving-guides/local-move.aspx Why...

Parenting isn’t easy, but it can become more stressful if you have the wrong supplies. We asked Facebook fans which baby items new parents should keep or leave, and here’s what they said. NEED IT Onesies Out of all the clothing to give your little ones, fans suggested onesies and footie pajamas because they won’t bunch up. Comfort is key to a happy baby, so...

Residents of Berwyn know all about the unique vibe flowing through the city! From the historic, revitalized Cermak Plaza to Berwyn’s position along Route 66, it’s obvious that the city’s slogan, “Nothing Like a Suburb,” rings true. Berwyn may technically be a suburb of Chicago, but it’s definitely not boring. While Berwyn is no longer home to the...

Tennis has never been a simple sport. (It’s the only time the word “love” is a bad thing.) So when it comes to taking care of tennis rackets and tennis balls, it might seem just as complex. Follow these small steps to keep your storage game strong. Avoid extreme conditions or situations. Keep equipment in a climate-controlled environment. Extreme temperatures...

We Americans know what we like. As one bright-eyed young Texan said, “What mama wants, mama gets.” And as it turns out, there are lots of “mamas” getting what they want in America. If you don’t agree, let’s take a look at one of the nation’s favorite holidays, Christmas. The Gallup Poll found Americans estimated spending on Christmas alone to be $786...

  Father’s Day gift ideas need to happen now if you’re gonna present Dad with a gift by Sunday, June 21st. But this year, maybe try giving those classic dad gifts with a storage twist. Try these below. Charging Station                 via Better Homes and Gardens Take an old toolbox and convert it into a charging...

Ah, it’s time to put your house on the market, and you’re having nightmares of that dreaded uptick in “number of days on market.” One proven way to sell your house quickly is to engage in good staging. That means … don’t leave any CPR dummies out to scare people. (True story, and it was a fright.) So, how exactly do you stage your home, and do you need...