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Climate Controlled Storage Helps You Avoid Seasonal Harm

Seasons help us mark the passage of time. They also remind us of jobs to complete! Each season comes with its joys and challenges, and we’re here to help you celebrate and conquer.

Some months bring with them special tasks, and we can’t avoid them if we want to protect our homes and belongings, and live organized lives. When you’re prepared for each season you’ll be less likely to find yourself, for example, with ruined patio furniture in the winter or a cluttered closet full of chunky sweaters in the summer.

In our Seasonal category, we celebrate change! And we help you stay on top of the tasks demanded by changing seasons. Some topics we cover include knowing which items to rotate out of storage, determining whether you need climate controlled storage, preparing your home for different seasons, prepping your boat or RV for storage, improving yard sale turnout and cleaning your storage unit. We also write about lighter topics, like how to get the most out of your summer or how to decorate for fall.

Change is constant, but seasonal change is predictable. We’re ready to help you check off those predictable tasks and enjoy the more memorable ones!

Posted on Oct 7 2016 - 6:00am by Extra Space Storage
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Winter sneaks up on us quickly. While your family may look forward to ice skating, snow days and the year’s first frost, your house dreads the change of season. For your home, winter means low temperatures and high energy bills. Here are some tips for preparing your home for the cold weather so you can save energy and possibly prevent damage to your property. Remove...

Posted on Jun 26 2016 - 7:14am by Dayna Hathaway
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Summer has finally arrived! It’s time to play outside, enjoy the nice weather, and create new family memories that you’ll remember forever. But how do you create new, fun ways to spend time together? Your storage unit is full of untapped potential – if only you use your imagination to look. Here are five ways to step up your summer activities with things you...

Posted on Jan 12 2016 - 2:49pm by Peggy
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  Tomorrow will definitely be easier and more organized! Your resolve to make it happen is not wasted. We’ve gathered five timesaving apps that can help you get to your more organized tomorrow. And we think you’ll have fun along the way. Turn Your Phone into an Inventory Tracker and Moving Assistant Whether you’re moving, or organizing boxes for...

Posted on Dec 30 2015 - 7:18am by Dayna Hathaway
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2015 is coming to a close, and 2016 is waiting! In order to make it your best year yet, you have to pick a great New Year’s resolution that will not only make a big change in your life, but is also something that you’ll stick to and follow for the next 12 months (and hopefully more). If you’re unsure what to pick to make the most out of 2016, here are a few...

Comments Off on Ways to Prepare Holiday Decorations for Storage

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...

Posted on Dec 7 2015 - 5:01pm by Dayna Hathaway
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This time every year, many people start to get nervous about finding the perfect gift for their loved ones. Instead of rushing out on Black Friday to score the best deal on a television, why not make something from the heart? Items come and go, but things you make with love will be treasured for years to come. Here are some DIY gift ideas to ensure that your family...

Posted on Nov 17 2015 - 7:33am by Dayna Hathaway
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Memories last forever, but recipe cards don’t. Flipping through old recipes may give you flashbacks to tender turkey dinners at your grandma’s house, but recreating her legendary mashed potatoes for your children may be a hassle when the handwritten cards are faded, fragile and covered with foreign food splatters. Give your recipes a longer life with these ways...

Posted on Oct 16 2015 - 6:22am by David Decker
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It’s finally fall. And while autumn might not be the most famous season for cleaning, there are still a lot of things that need to get done. Sometime in between your apple picking, your leaf-pile jumping, and your pie baking, read this list and start thinking about the coming months.   Pack up Summer Items It’s that time of year again, when all of our favorite...

Your big summer toys—like boats and RVs—can’t stay out all year (even if we wish they could). Boats and RVs are huge items, and it’s more than likely that you don’t have enough space at your home to store them year-round. So instead of parking them in the street or your driveway all season, you should consider renting outdoor storage. Here are some reasons...

Posted on Sep 22 2015 - 6:45am by David Decker
Comments Off on Hunting 101: How to Store Your Animal Mounts

Hunting season is approaching, and it’s time to ask yourself if you have room for incoming taxidermy trophies. What if you have too many to fit on the walls in your house? There is a solution: You can store these kills in a safe and pest-free way. Just follow these steps to keep them in pristine condition even when they are packed away. 1. Store Taxidermy Indoors  Leaving...