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Posted on Jan 29 2016 - 8:28am by David Decker
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Children cost a lot of money. If you’re a parent thinking about having a second (or third) child, you’re probably already worrying about the stress of buying all the supplies you need before the baby comes…and after he or she gets here. But there are a few ways to save some cash by re-using items you have in storage. Here are our tips for saving money on your...

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Every New Year, one of the most popular resolutions is to finally get up and start cleaning out your home. Whether that means throwing away unnecessary items, giving away old clothes hiding in your closet, or storing items for the future that you might not have room for now, the task at hand can be daunting if not approached in the right way. Luckily, there are some...

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Decorations are a very big part of holiday traditions to many people. So you don’t want to pull your favorite ornaments and wreaths out of storage only to find them broken or damaged! With these steps, you’ll ensure that all of your items remain safely intact all year long, so you’ll have the best holiday season possible next year. Artificial Trees Decide...

Comments Off on How to Preserve a Wedding Dress for Future Daughters

Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life. At the time of your wedding, you probably aren’t thinking about your future daughters walking down the aisle, but maybe you should. Preserving your wedding dress may be something you already want to do for yourself, just to keep the memory alive. But if you want to give the wedding dress to someone down...

                                        Everyone has lots of “stuff” these days, and space always seems to be limited. Knowing what to keep and what to throw out can be a tough decision to make sometimes. The following are some examples and guidelines regarding...

Posted on Jan 14 2015 - 11:04am by David Decker
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                    Should I buy my own lock? Yes. Many self-storage units (like ours) do not provide locks upon renting a space, so you can either provide your own lock or purchase one at the facility. At Extra Space, we offer a variety of sizes and types of locks. We highly recommend purchasing a disc lock to ensure...

Posted on Jan 12 2015 - 1:01pm by David Decker
Comments Off on Safe Storage Protects Your Memories for Tomorrow

What’s my favorite memory in storage right now? It’s some wooden and metal wind chimes that I’ve had since my first house. I place them on a low branch in my yard, and my dog loves to brush her nose against them to make them sing. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We know you have some favorite memories too. Whether you’re storing memories of great...

Posted on Dec 3 2014 - 8:26pm by David Decker
Comments Off on Never Grow Up! 5 Things from Childhood You Should Never Throw Away

                    “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” While Peter Pan’s J.M. Barrie probably wasn’t referring to things around the house, we think it still applies. Here are five things from your childhood you should never throw away because “going away...

Posted on Nov 14 2014 - 6:00am by Garret Stembridge
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Just because your kids are growing up doesn’t mean you have to throw away all of their toys. While they may not play with them, putting certain toys away might be a good idea for sentimental, monetary, and “just-in-case” reasons. Here are five toys you should never throw out. Video games. If video games and their consoles are still in working condition,...

Over the years, my parents have moved around quite a bit. Each time they’ve relocated, they’ve found themselves in need of a storage unit. I used one during my transition between graduating from college and moving into my first “adult” apartment. My husband and I needed one last year while we renovated our first home. Although the reasons for...