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It’s important to keep both your vehicle and your trailer safe by properly connecting the two. Hooking up a trailer is easy to understand, but it should still be done with care in order to prevent accident. Follow these steps: 1. Use a jack to elevate your trailer so that the trailer’s coupler height is higher than the vehicle’s ball height. 2. Carefully reverse...

Shouldn’t wedding gifts last “til death do us part?” These presents arose from the tradition of the father of the bride giving a dowry in the form of jewelry or land. And while diamonds (and land) are forever, they’re probably out of your budget. So what do you get a couple that will last them a lifetime, through storage and home use and back to storage? Here...

Proper car storage is no joke. That’s why the joke is on Cameron Frye’s dad when his 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California ends up smoking in the bottom of a ravine in the classic 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” If only Mr. Frye had stored his prize automobile the right way in the first place, his son’s friend—the notorious Ferris—would never have driven...

The kids are going back to school, and you’ve already enjoyed that great summer vacation. Yet, you have a nagging feeling you missed something this summer. Could it be that you didn’t enjoy one of summer’s greatest fun activities? I’ve listed 10 simple, low-stress ways you can make sure your summer ends on a charming and fun note. Try to tackle a few of these...

With team names like Ace of Hearts, The Heartthrobs and The Beat Goes On, Extra Space Storage is helping to tackle our nation’s biggest killer – heart disease. We’re happy to participate in the Utah Heart & Stroke Walk, to be held on September 20. The event, which will benefit the American Heart Association, has an overall fundraising goal of $300,000. Extra...

  If your family has left you with a bunch of priceless antiques, you might not necessarily have space for all of them. To clear your home of clutter, while still hanging onto those family heirlooms, consider renting a storage unit. But, of course, make sure that you take the necessary steps to avoid damage and keep these treasures safe. Here are our tips for...

A sure sign that fall is in the air is the return of our favorite TV shows. Soon, we’ll be reunited with the people we’ve come to know and love (over multiple seasons and story arcs). In fact, we know these TV characters so well that we feel fairly confident in saying that these are the things they surely have in their storage units. Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy) If...

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...