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Posted on Nov 15 2016 - 7:00am by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on 7 Tips for Moving in the Cold Weather

Most people dread moving during the winter. The ice, snow, or freezing rain are daunting enough to make many homeowners hide inside until spring arrives. If you are, however, planning a winter move, don’t stress. It’s possible to manage the harsh weather and master winter moving like a pro. November through February is the off-season for moving companies, so...

Posted on Aug 11 2016 - 6:37am by David Decker
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Summer is the perfect time for pulling your old sports equipment out of storage for fun-filled days at the park, but it’s also the perfect time to decide whether or not you can still use the equipment you have. If your space has filled up with old sports equipment that no one in your family ever uses, it may be time to trash it. Here are some tips on how to evaluate...

Posted on Jul 21 2016 - 8:00am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on 19 Attentive, Empathic and Professional Senior Living Communities in Coastal Virginia

Coastal Virginia — from the Northern Neck down to Hampton Roads — is one of the most unique regions in America. Its shores attract millions of tourists each year, and the concentration of cities and military bases make it an active, busy place. This combination of relaxed oceanfront living and urban conveniences makes coastal Virginia an ideal place to retire....

Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 8:00am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Overseas PCS: How Military Families Can Prepare for the Move

Receiving orders for an overseas PCS is both exciting and stressful for soldiers and their families. On one hand, what better opportunity to explore Korean culture, German food, or the splendor of the Gulf Countries? On the other hand, doing everything that needs to be done before leaving—processing paperwork, packing up belongings, emotionally preparing your family...

Posted on Jul 19 2016 - 8:00am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Picking an Elder Care Home for Dad: 5 Questions Families Should Ask Themselves

It’s difficult to see an aging father reach a point where full independence is impossible. Helping Dad transition from a role of caregiver to that of someone who needs care can be just as difficult—and can begin to feel like an exercise in walking on eggshells. Polite offers of help can be met with stern rebuffs, leaving you feeling helpless. No one is ever...

Moving into your first apartment is a huge step – you’re finally leaving home and venturing out in the world by yourself. But moving into your first apartment also takes a lot of work. There are many steps between finding a space and signing a lease. Before you start the search, here are six tips you must know. 1. Leave room in your budget for additional expenses. (Via...

Posted on Mar 24 2016 - 8:33pm by David Decker
Comments Off on 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving

At some point in your life, you have probably thought seriously about moving to a new home. Whether you follow through with that decision or not, understanding the reasons behind wanting to move and the practicality of doing so is important. Before taking the plunge, there are three basic questions you’ll have to answer. What is Important to You? The first step...

Comments Off on 5 Items to Inherit and Keep Their Memory Alive

When a loved one passes, you must take the time to go through all of the items in his or her home and storage unit in order to decide what to keep and what to discard. If you don’t have room in your house, you will end up storing some of the more valuable items. But smaller and more important items can be re-purposed in a meaningful way. Here are some ways to preserve...

Comments Off on 5 Garage Storage Hacks

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and it’s finally time to wave winter goodbye and welcome spring! Whether you’re an avid gardener, a handyman, or someone who loves to entertain, there’s one place that you need to have organized by the time warmer weather rolls around: your garage. We’ve collected some of the best storage hacks to implement now...

Comments Off on Preparing for a New Baby: Nursery Storage Solutions

Congratulations, you’re expanding the family! Whether you’re a first-time parent, or one with experience, finding the perfect amount of storage for your child’s nursery is important (and can be very helpful down the line).  Here are some smart storage solutions to take any nursery to the next level. Under the Bed Storage (Via parents.com) Save space by...