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There are lots of things in life you can skip ­– the sprinkles on your frozen yogurt, the free coffee in the hotel lobby, and even an occasional car wash. One thing you should never skip is a good home inspection. Even the most beautiful houses in expensive areas can harbor undetected problems that require pricey repairs. Unless you get a thorough home inspection,...

Posted on May 26 2015 - 6:00am by David Decker
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                    It has never been easier to travel abroad. With the falling Euro and a “golden ticket” (some call it a U.S. passport), the world is very much your oyster. But there’s a huge difference between simply travelling and actually moving abroad. Going on an extended vacation, taking a sabbatical,...

                    If you’ve ever found yourself in Southern Florida, you’re well aware that there truly is a place for everything. And by everything, we mean every-little-thing. Despite one of the arguably most beautiful natural landscapes, dotted with swaying palms and crystal beaches, some of the local population...

National Moving Day, also known as Crazy Tuesday, occurs immediately after Memorial Day. Families have finished the school year and are ready to relocate. But before you become flustered with all of the details, remember these key survival skills when it comes to moving. 1. Prepare for delays. Whether you’re moving locally or out of town, the commute will take...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...