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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!

So you have to downsize. Many before you have survived it, and you will too. With a solid plan and some good advice, you’ll find yourself in the right frame of mind to finally lose those VHS tapes and secure storage for things like family heirlooms. Finding the motivation to get started, and then deciding what to keep, store or purge can be tough. But don’t worry....

Some words you just hear together a lot: soap and water; chips and dip; storage and moving! There’s a reason “storage and moving” sound so nice together. Storage units can be a mover’s best friend. Though, if you’ve never been properly introduced, you may feel a little bit intimidated. We understand completely. And we want to present you with our...

Somewhere out there, some very nice people exist who decided to live forever in the houses in which they grew up. For the rest of us, moving is a fact of life. So, let’s face the inevitable with optimism, a hearty breakfast and this incredibly helpful infographic. At a glance, here’s what’s inside our new moving guide infographic: Details to help you expertly...

                      There are times in life when it’s fine to be a little imprecise, like when ordering ice cream. Didn’t get that waffle cone? Not the end of the world. Yet, when you’re hiring a mover, that’s one of life’s best times to dot every i and cross every t. At Extra Space Storage, we serve...

                    Buying your first home is a major life step, and (understandably) can be quite a daunting prospect. So we’ve provided some tips below to help ease concerns of first home buyers. When you’re fully equipped with as much information as possible, you can move forward with your plans confidently. Here’s...

                      Once the initial excitement over taking that big, next step in your relationship has subsided, the stress of actually moving starts to hit. Merging two households can be messy, but with some thoughtful planning and expert advice, you can make it so much easier. Here are our tips for how...

                    Madison, Wisconsin Livability named Madison, Wisconsin the best place to live in 2015. Being a top college town, music destination (especially if you love rock), and foodie paradise (think farm-to-table restaurants, lots of locally grown food and the World’s Largest Brat Fest), it’s no question...

No matter how well you try to plan a move, there’s always something you forget to do, right? No, more! With our painless moving guide, it’s easy to stay prepared. For some spot-on moving advice, and a promised chuckle or two, give our moving guide video a view! Prefer to read right now? Just keep going for all the moving tips you’ll need. Prepacking tips Assemble...

Planning to move down south to Orlando, Florida? Get to know the city first before you relocate with our guide below. Here are a few important things to know. Prepare for warm weather and hurricane season. It goes without saying that you should expect warm weather when moving to Florida. The “Sunshine State” lives up to its name for most of the year, but don’t...

Planning to move to Dallas/Fort Worth, but want to know more? Familiarize yourself with what it has to offer using our guide below. Here are a few important things to know. Expect hot summers. Temperatures linger in the 90s during the summer in Dallas/Fort Worth. According to U.S. News, the most common adjectives to describe summer in the city are: stifling, oppressive,...