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Sometimes a story comes along that’s so special it has to be featured! While we work hard on all of our blog posts, the featured stories are the ones that we’re extra excited to share with you.

When reading blog posts in the Featured category, expect to be intrigued, surprised and informed! Think of it like opening up a secret Santa gift. You may find an offbeat post like “Five Times Downton Abbey Characters Should’ve Used Storage,” or something equally interesting, but more down to earth, like a post on the top cities to move to this year.

In the Featured category, we cover anything from surviving your in-laws moving in with you to running an eBay business from your storage unit. You may even learn which wedding gifts last forever and what we think your favorite TV characters would have in their storage units. If it’s in the Featured category, it’s really special.

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You’ve heard it before: Your wedding day is the most important day of your life. But with all that’s going on during your big day, how do you ensure you’ll be able to keep all of your memories for the future? Here are a few ideas to help you carry your memories and mementos with you for years to come. Freeze your wedding cake.   (Via Wedding Sparrow) A good...

Spring is the season of gardening, grilling in the backyard, and patio furniture, so it’s also the time to make sure your outdoor space is looking its best. Instead of running out and purchasing new outdoor furniture this spring, why not take a look through your storage unit? It’s easy to make what was once an inside-specific piece of furniture totally useful...

Springtime is associated with a number of exciting events: warmer weather, blooming flowers, baseball, vacation, and cleaning. Spring is a great time to declutter your home by storing things like winter sports equipment, as well as taking additional items out of storage to serve a fresh purpose. Hop into the season with a more positive perspective by using our secret...

  Reduce, reuse, recycle: the three well-known words associated with Earth Day. This year, turn your green strategy on your storage. Are you wasting money in your home or storage unit by not being Eco-friendly? Save your wallet and the world by using these strategies. Reuse crates and pallets as furniture. (Via Decoist) One of the best ways to go green is...

  There are a lot of things you need to know before buying a new home, but the first of the many steps is to figure out if you can afford it. If you can, how will you pull it off? Here are eight steps to take to ensure you’re confident and ready for a life-changing purchase. Determine what you can afford. (Via The Knot) According to the US Census Bureau,...

At Extra Space Storage, we’re in the business of helping people make it through life’s transitions.  We work to help people make room for life in all types of circumstances.  And we consider it an honor. We also consider it an honor to have had so many incredible women share their stories of transition – and how they found hope in the process – as part...

As a sponsor of Tropic of Candycorn’s Surf & Yoga Mom Retreat, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to give away a retreat package to one deserving mom.  When we started this process, we knew we wanted any contest to center on transitions and how people make room for life and grow from them.  We knew there would be women who had incredible stories to...

A sad yet touching idea is for people to plan to give their children gifts posthumously. Whether terminally-ill or just extremely prepared, creating gifts to leave for parents and spouses can be a great idea to both let them know you’re always thinking of them, and to help them remember your love after you have passed. There are many gifts that you can work on...

At some point in your life, you have probably thought seriously about moving to a new home. Whether you follow through with that decision or not, understanding the reasons behind wanting to move and the practicality of doing so is important. Before taking the plunge, there are three basic questions you’ll have to answer. What is Important to You? The first step...

When a loved one passes, you must take the time to go through all of the items in his or her home and storage unit in order to decide what to keep and what to discard. If you don’t have room in your house, you will end up storing some of the more valuable items. But smaller and more important items can be re-purposed in a meaningful way. Here are some ways to preserve...