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Moving and Storage Don't Have to be Stressful

Moving is one of life’s biggest events. It also happens to be the very point when we meet many of our customers for the first time. During this time of life transition, you likely have many questions. Moving is complicated, but it’s also completely doable.

When you carefully plan your move, you can expect minimal stress. Researching the right packing, moving and storage options for you will help ensure success. Unfortunately, research takes a lot of time. When you need to make decisions, it’s helpful to have several resources together in one place. That’s what you can expect here.

Inside our Moving category, you’ll discover much helpful advice, such as how to choose the right moving company, how to calculate the number of moving boxes you’ll need, how to ask someone to help you move and how to coordinate storage during your move. We even cover tips for moving back in with mom and dad, or moving with an elderly parent.

Movers are special to us, so we always enjoy the opportunity to help!

If you are considering moving in with a new person, you understand that it is a big step that can totally change your relationship. Whether you’re a young couple, a recent graduate, someone going through a divorce, or a couple welcoming your parents back, it can greatly affect your day-to-day life to welcome a new person into your home. There are plenty of tips...

The decision to take the plunge and move to a new neighborhood, city, or state can be incredibly difficult. Aside from the logistics of moving – from packing and leaving things in storage, to hiring movers, to actually finding the perfect house – the emotional connection you have to your current home might stand in the way of your desire to try out a new location....

You’ve made the decision to sell your home, and you have to worry about how to do it. Without hiring a staging company to come in and make your home look brand new, how do you set up your home for sale? These tips will help you learn everything you need to know and transform your home from lived-in to sellable. Find a Real Estate Agent This first step in the...

A move to a new home or city can be one of the biggest changes in your life. There are a lot of terrifying and stress-inducing things about moving, but you don’t have to be afraid. Here’s a list of five of the scariest things about moving, and how to face them. Packing Everything For many people, the idea of packing up every single thing they own can cause...

Everything in life is an adventure. That goes double for downsizing, but it’s a wonderful adventure to take. There are many reasons you may choose to downsize your home, but the most important thing to do during the process is stay optimistic. Approach this small-space opportunity with optimism, and you’ll be more open to finding storage and design solutions...

Breakups are hard enough, but what happens when you break up while living together? It can be hard to lose a partner and a house in one day, but you have to do whatever you can to achieve happiness. Here are some tips on how to move on and move out. 1. Don’t Discuss the House and the Breakup at Once  Although both the discussion of the home and the relationship...

Posted on Jul 28 2015 - 6:37am by David Decker
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Similar to the challenge of moving with kids, moving with pets can be particularly difficult – not only logistically, but emotionally for some animals.  The same stressors that impact humans – including the introduction to a new home and settling in an unfamiliar neighborhood – can also send Fido into a funk. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to...

It’s no secret that moving can be a difficult process. Whether you’re relocating across the country or across the street, you’re sure to bump into a few hurdles along the way. But don’t feel too discouraged: We’ve gathered some photos of the biggest moving fails that will make you feel better about your moving process. So take a look, and if you’re in...

While packing a moving truck can seem intimidating, the really vital work is what happens before you pack the truck. Yes, so much depends on your pre-packing skills! If you aren’t sure how to pack your things for a moving truck, we have some good news. We spoke with our partners at Budget Truck for some tips that will have you pre-packing like a pro. Follow this...

We’ll admit this upfront: Moving is one of life’s most stressful events. And we’re hoping to change that. Sound ambitious? We believe that time spent planning equals less stress later! So, to help you with planning, we’ve created a guide for local moves. Our easy-to-read collection of tips is available right here: http://www.extraspace.com/Storage/moving-guides/local-move.aspx Why...