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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.

When you’re ready to be surprised and entertained, check to see what’s Featured!

Summer has finally arrived! It’s time to play outside, enjoy the nice weather, and create new family memories that you’ll remember forever. But how do you create new, fun ways to spend time together? Your storage unit is full of untapped potential – if only you use your imagination to look. Here are five ways to step up your summer activities with things you...

If life has your family moving to Sin City, you might be wondering whether Las Vegas is a good place to raise children. After all, most people recognize Las Vegas as an adult-oriented tourist destination. But what outsiders don’t realize is that the tourist magnet known as the Strip is a very small area of Las Vegas. The rest is filled with family-friendly neighborhoods...

Moving into your first apartment is a huge step – you’re finally leaving home and venturing out in the world by yourself. But moving into your first apartment also takes a lot of work. There are many steps between finding a space and signing a lease. Before you start the search, here are six tips you must know. 1. Leave room in your budget for additional expenses. (Via...

Moving to Austin? Check out our insider’s guide for navigating the place you’ll soon call home. Food, entertainment, neighborhoods, outdoor activities, employment and economy, kid’s activities, and shopping—Austin locals dish on it all. We hope this information makes your move a little smoother, that it shows you ways to take advantage of Austin’s best...

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...