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Posted on May 14 2015 - 10:15am by David Decker
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You put a lot of work into packing your boxes, and placing everything carefully into the moving truck. Now, you’ve finally arrived at your new home with your stuff. Unloading will be easy, right? Maybe. There are some things you can do to up your chances of a great, uneventful unloading! With the help of our partner, Budget Truck, we created a special guide for...

Posted on May 12 2015 - 6:21am by David Decker
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Summer is approaching, and it’s time to take your wave runner, car, motorcycle, or boat out of storage. Don’t let your excitement eclipse the precautions you must take as you ready your vehicle for seasonal fun. Follow these steps to taking your wheels out of storage. Clean it thoroughly. First off, wash it. And if it’s time for the annual wax, do it before...

Posted on May 8 2015 - 6:32am by Dayna Hathaway
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Mother taught us everything we know, and we love her dearly for it. This Mother’s Day, it’s time to show Mom thanks by turning the tables and providing her with your own lessons. Specifically, share with her these little-did-you-knows about what she may not know. 1. Velcro your appliance cords. via Jen Thousand Words No more tangled messes! Purchase Velcro...

Posted on May 7 2015 - 10:43am by David Decker
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Very few of us know how to fit all of our belongings inside a moving truck. It’s not an insult. It’s a fact. If packing a moving truck is in your future, it’s time for a quick study session! To offer you the best advice on packing a moving truck, we turned to our partner, Budget Truck. Access our expert guide on packing a moving truck here: http://www.extraspace.com/Storage/moving-guides/packing-moving-truck.aspx Why...

Posted on May 6 2015 - 5:34am by David Decker
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There’s a reason you’ve heard it before. While you can’t listen to all parenting advice, there’s one tidbit that’s nearly universal. You’ll hear new parents say it again and again. I’m talking about our number one piece of advice to new parents! Hint #1 All the love! That’s it. A simple, but powerful thing like love took the top spot in our new parenting...

Posted on Apr 28 2015 - 6:25am by David Decker
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Would you like to take a major hit in the wallet by hiring movers to do everything for you, or is your pleasure a monumental backache thanks to a complete DIY move? Thankfully, your choices more nuanced than that. No one will tell you that moving is easy, but what we’re hoping you’ll do is take a few minutes to read our concise guide on hiring a moving company...

                    Whatever your reasons are for moving to a smaller house, one thing is certain: You won’t be able to take all of your stuff with you. Here is some advice for downsizing. Compare Measurements Measure the dimensions of each room in your current home and in the new one. Then determine what will fit....

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 6:58am by David Decker
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                Expecting a newborn? The planning can be overwhelming. All that space needs to be made! Relax, storage is always an option when you need it. As for the parenting part, well, try following these guidelines.     Do you agree with the thoughts above? What are some other bits of advice you’d give to...

Posted on Apr 22 2015 - 6:10am by David Decker
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Believe it or not, all the poop and snot are worth it! As one parent in our new parenting advice video says, “Oh, yeah. Worth it. All the poop and snot and screaming and crying and fighting, worth it. All of it, totally worth it.” So, there you have it. Everything you need to know. Maybe not everything. We’re continuing our countdown of top advice from parents...

Posted on Apr 21 2015 - 6:27am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on 7 Reactions to Storage That Will Make You Laugh

We asked our Facebook fans to reply with a GIF reaction to two common storage situations. Here were some of our favorites. Your Friend Asks for Help Moving Of course you’ll be a good friend and lend a hand with the move, but we all know you’d rather do the following instead: Ask for an incentive It doesn’t hurt to ask for something in return, right? You’ll...