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Posted on Sep 5 2014 - 8:20pm by David Decker
Comments Off on 10 Essential Tips for Storing Grandma’s Antiques

  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...

Posted on Sep 3 2014 - 10:38pm by David Decker
Comments Off on What Mindy Lahiri and Olivia Pope Have in Their Storage Units

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...

Posted on Aug 26 2014 - 4:26pm by James Overturf
Comments Off on Taking Home the Gold: Extra Space Storage Wins Which Test Won’s 2014 Email & Mobile Testing Awards

We at Extra Space Storage are proud to receive the gold ribbon from the acclaimed Which Test Won’s 2014 Email & Mobile Testing Awards. Our marketing optimization team submitted a split (A/B) test showing that our brand new mobile site garnered a 23% lift in conversion rate. What Are the Which Test Won Awards? WhichTestWon.com is a leading conversion rate optimization...

Posted on Aug 25 2014 - 4:32pm by David Decker
Comments Off on Helpful Tool for Mourning: Why Everyone Should Use this to Help During the Loss of a Loved One

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...

Posted on Aug 18 2014 - 7:30pm by David Decker
Comments Off on The Artistic Touch: How to Prepare Paintings for Storage

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...

Posted on Aug 15 2014 - 9:30am by James Overturf
Comments Off on Extra Space Storage Founder Interviewed on Bloomberg

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...

Posted on Aug 12 2014 - 10:00am by James Overturf
Comments Off on See How We’ve Grown: Extra Space Storage Marks 10-Year New York Stock Exchange Anniversary

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...

Posted on Jul 29 2014 - 10:43am by Guest Contributor
Comments Off on 3 Tips for Coordinating Storage During Your Move

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...