Shouldn’t wedding gifts last “til death do us part?” These presents arose from the tradition of the father of the bride giving a dowry in the form of jewelry or land. And while diamonds (and land) are forever, they’re probably out of your budget. So what do you get a couple that will last them a lifetime, through storage and home use and back to storage? Here...

Proper car storage is no joke. That’s why the joke is on Cameron Frye’s dad when his 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California ends up smoking in the bottom of a ravine in the classic 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” If only Mr. Frye had stored his prize automobile the right way in the first place, his son’s friend—the notorious Ferris—would never have driven...

Fall is just around the corner – and if those chilly winds and plummeting temps tell us anything it’s that winter is not far behind. Before the deep freeze sets in, take some time to pack away some of your summer items to clear up more space for living. Tell us: Which of these items are you planning on storing this fall? Keep a tab in your head as you run down...

Our favorite roommates return for a brand new season of New Girl on September 16th. The show is not only funny and heartfelt, but surprisingly wise too (especially when it comes to moving tips) Here are five lessons New Girl can teach us about moving. 1. Be careful about who you let behind the wheel of the moving van. When Nick “backslides” into a relationship...

The kids are going back to school, and you’ve already enjoyed that great summer vacation. Yet, you have a nagging feeling you missed something this summer. Could it be that you didn’t enjoy one of summer’s greatest fun activities? I’ve listed 10 simple, low-stress ways you can make sure your summer ends on a charming and fun note. Try to tackle a few of these...

  If you’ve seen the movie Larry Crowne, perhaps you remember the scene with Larry and Talia riding their scooters into a storage facility (see snippets from the scene in the trailer below starting at 1:32!). Talia wants to help Larry with his less-than-impressive wardrobe and brings him to her storage unit that is really a huge closet full of all kinds of...

Having a parent or two move in with you may be a joyous occasion, or it could trigger stress for you. Either way, it’s comforting to know that millions of parents are currently living with their adult children. (And you don’t see a bunch of terrible news stories about it!) The arrangement can work, but preparing yourself, your family and your home will make...

A big furniture piece is no easy thing to move. And while a mattress can be separated from a bed frame, a couch or a sofa has the unique characteristic of being both rigid and delicate. So how do you move and store a monstrous fabric covered piece without staining, bending, breaking, or damaging it? 1. Measure. This sounds like a no-brainer, but before you get the...

With team names like Ace of Hearts, The Heartthrobs and The Beat Goes On, Extra Space Storage is helping to tackle our nation’s biggest killer – heart disease. We’re happy to participate in the Utah Heart & Stroke Walk, to be held on September 20. The event, which will benefit the American Heart Association, has an overall fundraising goal of $300,000. Extra...

  If your family has left you with a bunch of priceless antiques, you might not necessarily have space for all of them. To clear your home of clutter, while still hanging onto those family heirlooms, consider renting a storage unit. But, of course, make sure that you take the necessary steps to avoid damage and keep these treasures safe. Here are our tips for...