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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!

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...

Ah, it’s time to put your house on the market, and you’re having nightmares of that dreaded uptick in “number of days on market.” One proven way to sell your house quickly is to engage in good staging. That means … don’t leave any CPR dummies out to scare people. (True story, and it was a fright.) So, how exactly do you stage your home, and do you need...

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,...

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...

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...

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....