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Memories Live Here

We understand that self storage is about much more than just storing people’s stuff. It’s a place where people place their prized possessions, family heirlooms, keepsakes and memories.

As experts in storage, we know that a good storage unit can secure your memories, and make it possible to hand down heirlooms to the next generation. Whether you’re storing your daughter’s first dress, a classic car handed down from your father, heirloom furniture, or photos and letters from your ancestors, safe storage is crucial.

We created this Memories Live Here category to highlight blog posts explaining how to safely store your belongings so they’re around for tomorrow. We cover topics like what to keep, donate and throw away, insurance, climate control, security and fire safety.

The storage world is full of interesting memories, and we value the opportunity to preserve them for our customers and share our expertise here with you!

Reducing clutter usually involves throwing away all the stuff you don’t need—but it’s easy to feel like you need everything. Finally decide which items you should keep and which items you can live without. Tip 1 It’s all too easy to let photos accumulate on your phone, including 133 photos of brunch, 17 photos of that dog at the park, 34 screenshots of memes,...

Posted on Dec 31 2016 - 7:01am by Jennifer Stamper
Comments Off on 5 Ways Storage Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the New Year’s ball comes down, the champagne-filled glasses are raised. But along with the celebration of new beginnings that comes with the start of another year, we all know how the story will really go. We’ve made our resolutions, and this year we’re going to see them through—until February rolls around, that is. This year, let’s make a resolution...

Posted on Oct 7 2016 - 6:00am by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Cold Weather

Winter sneaks up on us quickly. While your family may look forward to ice skating, snow days and the year’s first frost, your house dreads the change of season. For your home, winter means low temperatures and high energy bills. Here are some tips for preparing your home for the cold weather so you can save energy and possibly prevent damage to your property. Remove...

Posted on Oct 4 2016 - 6:00am by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on 7 Things Only Dads of Daughters Understand

There is something special about the distinct bond between a man and his daughter. If you’re a dad who’s raising a girl, you know the unique challenges of cleaning inordinate amounts of hair out of the shower drain. You understand the urge to carefully scrutinize every boy in your daughter’s social circle. Fathers of daughters also know that while raising a...

Posted on Aug 22 2016 - 7:00am by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on 5 Tips for Parents & Kids Moving Back In Together

If your son or daughter just graduated college, or is returning home after any time away, it is often caused because he or she has not been able to save up enough money for a place of their own. When grown children move back home, it’s important to consider these tips.   Set Boundaries Before They Move In When your child lives at home with the hope of soon...

Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 7:26am by Jennifer Stamper
Comments Off on Tips for Moving to a New Climate

Moving to a new climate is a big responsibility. You have to take more into account than just moving; now you have to think about things like keeping your family healthy and safe, preparing your home for unfamiliar weather, and protecting your belongings from heat, rain, sun or snow — things you probably didn’t think about before. Before you move across the country...

Posted on Jul 7 2016 - 7:18am by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on Rainy Day Activities You Can Create With Items in Storage

Rain, rain, go away…or maybe not? Just because it’s raining outside, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! This summer, family time doesn’t have to be about sun — you can create amazing memories at home, inside. Here are a few things you can do with items you already have in storage. Organize a Karaoke Contest (via Knstrct)  Is that old karaoke machine...

Posted on Jun 26 2016 - 7:14am by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on Make Your Summer Fun with Items You Have in Storage

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...

Comments Off on Freeze Your Wedding Cake (And 5 Other Ways to Save Your Wedding Memories)

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...

Comments Off on Inside or Outside: How to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space with Items You Already Have

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...