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The sun is setting on summer and summer marks the end of many outdoor activities, which means you’ll be left with a lot things you won’t be using for months. First, make sure to reserve your storage unit, including drive-up storage if you have a car, jetski, or boat. Then, follow this end-of-summer checklist to efficiently organize your storage unit. Boat and...

We teamed up with El Monte RV, to bring you our top 13 RV storage tips. With more than 40 locations throughout the US, El Monte RV rents and sells thousands of RVs each year – making them the perfect partner for this video. Check out our video, or if reading’s more your thing, find the 13 RV storage tips below. Tip #1: Scrub the interior and vacuum the...

Artwork can have sentimental and monetary value, so it deserves the best care possible. When you’re placing paintings in your storage unit, follow these preservation steps: How to cover it: Remove dust from your artwork with an artist’s brush. Lean the canvas upright and forward, then lightly brush the dust off in one direction. Repeat the brushstrokes in the...

Kenneth Woolley, Chairman and Founder of Extra Space Storage, recently appeared on Bloomberg. Pimm Fox interviewed him for the “Taking Stock” segment. We’re excited that Kenneth was featured on Bloomberg and want to share some highlights with you. Of course, you’re invited to watch the video too. View it on Bloomberg: “Self-Storage: Small Spaces Yielding...

August 12 is a special day for Extra Space Storage. It’s not a birthday. It’s an anniversary! On August 12, 2004, Extra Space Storage joined the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). That’s why we sometimes affectionately refer to ourselves as EXR, our stock symbol. It’s been a very good 10 years. Let’s break it down for a good snapshot.   EXR initial public...

Moving takes quite a bit of time and effort — and you know how the saying goes: “Many hands make light work.” Plus, moving is a lot more fun when there’s conversation and laughter involved. But asking friends and family to lend a hand can be tricky. Here are a few tips for how to ask someone to help you move. 1. Send them a sweet (but specific) message. Prepare...

Don’t panic. Thousands (or millions?) have survived after making the decision to move back home as adults. First, realize it’s better to move back in with your parents than live in a box, usually. Second, keep your end goal in mind. Whether you’re trying to make it through grad school, saving for a mortgage, or just generally unemployed, living at home temporarily...

Packing for college can be daunting — and not just for the kids. As a parent, you’re likely concerned about whether or not your college freshman is fully prepared to live on his or her own. Here’s how you can ease your worries and help your kids pack for college. Take them on a shopping trip. During the month leading up to the big move, take them shopping...

Maximize the success of your yard sale by teaming up with your neighbors. Not only are community sales more fun, but you’ll likely do more business and have less work to do. Advantages of Organizing a Community Yard or Garage Sale 1. Increased promotional budget The cost of printing up and distributing flyers and signs, plus online and newspaper ads, can be...

Framed art and mirrors present a packing challenge. The pieces can be large and unwieldy, are often expensive, and are usually fragile. What are the best packing techniques to make sure your art arrives at its destination in good shape? 1. Prepare the item There are a couple things you can do to help the glass in your frame stay in one piece. First, use masking tape...