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The Right Storage Solutions Can Make All the Difference

Everyone needs storage at some point. If that time is now for you, then you’ve arrived at the best spot!

It takes some thought and organization to decide which items to store, how to pack them for storage, how to find the right size storage unit in the perfect location, and how to arrange things inside your storage unit. Yet, after you move your belongings into your storage solution, you can relax knowing you’ve just completed a job well done.

We created the blog posts in the Storage category to help you find your ideal storage solution and move into it with ease. You can find posts to help you store and protect furniture, dishes, artwork, rugs, antiques, wine, cars, RVs, boats and even your Jet Ski! We also discuss the finer details of drive-up storage versus indoor or outdoor storage, and help you decide whether you need climate control. Plus, we’ll prepare you for what to expect when you rent storage, including topics like security and insurance.

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Image via flickr It may not seem that a simple empty storage space can mean so much, but it can take your life in a bold direction, and even help you physically or mentally! Here are some practical ways that getting a storage space can take you to a better place. One: Find Your Zen You’re a minimalist at heart, but you need a little help creating the necessary sparseness...

A famous fictional fashionista, Carrie Bradshaw, once admitted to storing sweaters in her oven. If you find yourself nodding and seriously considering trading cashmere for cupcakes, it may be a sign that you need to get a storage unit ASAP. Don’t take our word for it — here are five more surefire signs it’s time to get a unit. You store books in your fireplace.           Via...

Image of Berwyn’s famous World’s Largest Laundromat from flickr Residents of Berwyn know all about the unique vibe flowing through the city! From the historic, revitalized Cermak Plaza to Berwyn’s position along Route 66, it’s obvious that the city’s slogan, “Nothing Like a Suburb,” rings true. Berwyn may technically be a suburb of Chicago,...

Summer is here, and there’s no better time to take your bike out of storage for a ride in the fresh, spring air. Before you hit the open road, make sure you give your bike a good tune-up. Here are the steps you need to take before your bike is ready to ride. Give it a good cleaning. Make your bike shiny and clean again. Rinse first using the light-shower setting...

Mother taught us everything we know, and we love her dearly for it. This Mother’s Day, it’s time to show Mom thanks by turning the tables and providing her with your own lessons. Specifically, share with her these little-did-you-knows about what she may not know. 1. Velcro your appliance cords. via Jen Thousand Words No more tangled messes! Purchase Velcro...

Texas cactus image by Miguel Angel Rodriguez on flickr We’re growing, and welcoming 20 new Extra Space Storage facilities in Texas and one in Arizona! Formerly known as Assured Self Storage, the storage facilities are located where area residents enjoy sunny weather with outdoor activities like kayaking, cycling, hiking, running and golfing. All of the new storage...

Clark County Wetlands Park image by Clark County Government Center As the second-largest city in Nevada, Henderson needs a lot of storage! And now, there’s a new Extra Space Storage location to help area residents safely store their belongings. The well-lit facility features electronic gate access and security cameras to help keep belongings secure, and Docusign...

Mojave Desert Road image by Alain Bourque on flickr We’re excited to offer seven new storage facilities in a wonderful area of Southern California where the locals relax with hiking, cycling, fishing and off-roading. Formerly Sparky’s Self Storage, the facilities recently reopened as Extra Space Storage locations. All of the locations feature excellent lighting,...

Our customers are always welcome, but pests have a much harder time getting comfortable at Extra Space Storage facilities! Maintaining clean facilities is a huge part of our brand. We understand that when you walk into one of our storage facilities you expect and deserve a clean, welcoming, pest-free experience. We take steps to make sure you won’t see pests...

We asked our Facebook fans to reply with a GIF reaction to two common storage situations. Here were some of our favorites. Your Friend Asks for Help Moving Of course you’ll be a good friend and lend a hand with the move, but we all know you’d rather do the following instead: Ask for an incentive It doesn’t hurt to ask for something in return, right? You’ll...