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Fall is just around the corner – and if those chilly winds and plummeting temps tell us anything it’s that winter is not far behind. Before the deep freeze sets in, take some time to pack away some of your summer items to clear up more space for living. Tell us: Which of these items are you planning on storing this fall? Keep a tab in your head as you run down...

A big furniture piece is no easy thing to move. And while a mattress can be separated from a bed frame, a couch or a sofa has the unique characteristic of being both rigid and delicate. So how do you move and store a monstrous fabric covered piece without staining, bending, breaking, or damaging it? 1. Measure. This sounds like a no-brainer, but before you get the...

  If your family has left you with a bunch of priceless antiques, you might not necessarily have space for all of them. To clear your home of clutter, while still hanging onto those family heirlooms, consider renting a storage unit. But, of course, make sure that you take the necessary steps to avoid damage and keep these treasures safe. Here are our tips for...

A sure sign that fall is in the air is the return of our favorite TV shows. Soon, we’ll be reunited with the people we’ve come to know and love (over multiple seasons and story arcs). In fact, we know these TV characters so well that we feel fairly confident in saying that these are the things they surely have in their storage units. Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy) If...

We all know what happens to fine china and crystal when it’s not properly stored. It shatters – and you certainly don’t want that to happen to your family’s heirlooms. Here are a few tips to keep this from happening to you: Choose the Right Box For this job, you’ll need small, sturdy boxes. Large boxes don’t mix with delicate china and crystal because...

After the loss of a beloved family member, relatives are left to pick up the pieces – and that means dealing with all their belongings. Sifting through your loved one’s possessions can be an extremely emotional and overwhelming process. Here are a few ways self storage can help ease that burden: Photo source: Flickr A Temporary Space If your loved one rented or...

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...

Artwork can have sentimental and monetary value, so it deserves the best care possible. When you’re placing paintings in your storage unit, follow these preservation steps: How to cover it: Remove dust from your artwork with an artist’s brush. Lean the canvas upright and forward, then lightly brush the dust off in one direction. Repeat the brushstrokes in the...

Kenneth Woolley, Chairman and Founder of Extra Space Storage, recently appeared on Bloomberg. Pimm Fox interviewed him for the “Taking Stock” segment. We’re excited that Kenneth was featured on Bloomberg and want to share some highlights with you. Of course, you’re invited to watch the video too. View it on Bloomberg: “Self-Storage: Small Spaces Yielding...

August 12 is a special day for Extra Space Storage. It’s not a birthday. It’s an anniversary! On August 12, 2004, Extra Space Storage joined the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). That’s why we sometimes affectionately refer to ourselves as EXR, our stock symbol. It’s been a very good 10 years. Let’s break it down for a good snapshot.   EXR initial public...