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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...

It is so important to plan and be prepared for a move, especially when coordinating what will go to storage and what will be taken along during your move. Storage is a great solution to use during your move to help you stage a home, move more economically in phases, or to help in the case of people in your old home going to separate new homes. While you are in the...

Posted on Jul 18 2014 - 2:59pm by David Decker
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Does someone you live with treasure their high school trophies? Throwing them away is out of the question (at least according to them), but if you need to make room for other stuff in your home, you’ll need to reach a compromise: keep those memories safely in storage. Here’s how to wrap and store trophies. You’ll need: bubble wrap masking/duct tape scissors marker box(es) Directions: 1....

I recently bought a house from a widower who had remarried. His new wife didn’t want stuff from the house that he’d shared with his first wife in their new home, so he gave me first dibs on many valuable things — among them a 9-by-12 beige wool rug with a pretty pattern of flowers, leaves and vines. After unsuccessfully trying to pawn the rug off...

Storage in a non-climate-controlled room can damage many types of things. Wine can turn to vinegar in low humidity. Photos can yellow and curl. Grandma’s antique credenza can suddenly look a lot more like a flea-market steal. Trust me, grandma will not be amused by the crack in the credenza. Musical instruments can also be easily damaged by extreme heat and cold,...