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Moving Tips to Help You Get Started on Your Journey

We all love a good tip. Maybe you need tips on buying your first home, or it could be that you’re pondering something less serious, like creating honeymoon keepsakes. Whatever the need, you can find a tip to address it.

The greatest thing about finding a good tip is the ability to pass it along to others. It’s how we all become so wise and efficient! At Extra Space Storage, we’ve found that this blog is the ideal place to share what we’ve learned with you.

In this Tips category, you’ll discover answers to those nagging questions like how to create space in your small home for a baby, how to move a bed, or how to best pack a suitcase. We even cover tips for how to store antiques handed down to you from granny.

We have a lot of tips to share, and we look forward to passing them along!

While packing a moving truck can seem intimidating, the really vital work is what happens before you pack the truck. Yes, so much depends on your pre-packing skills! If you aren’t sure how to pack your things for a moving truck, we have some good news. We spoke with our partners at Budget Truck for some tips that will have you pre-packing like a pro. Follow this...

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...

We’ll admit this upfront: Moving is one of life’s most stressful events. And we’re hoping to change that. Sound ambitious? We believe that time spent planning equals less stress later! So, to help you with planning, we’ve created a guide for local moves. Our easy-to-read collection of tips is available right here: http://www.extraspace.com/Storage/moving-guides/local-move.aspx Why...

Parenting isn’t easy, but it can become more stressful if you have the wrong supplies. We asked Facebook fans which baby items new parents should keep or leave, and here’s what they said. NEED IT Onesies Out of all the clothing to give your little ones, fans suggested onesies and footie pajamas because they won’t bunch up. Comfort is key to a happy baby, so...

Tennis has never been a simple sport. (It’s the only time the word “love” is a bad thing.) So when it comes to taking care of tennis rackets and tennis balls, it might seem just as complex. Follow these small steps to keep your storage game strong. Avoid extreme conditions or situations. Keep equipment in a climate-controlled environment. Extreme temperatures...

  Father’s Day gift ideas need to happen now if you’re gonna present Dad with a gift by Sunday, June 21st. But this year, maybe try giving those classic dad gifts with a storage twist. Try these below. Charging Station                 via Better Homes and Gardens Take an old toolbox and convert it into a charging...

Ah, it’s time to put your house on the market, and you’re having nightmares of that dreaded uptick in “number of days on market.” One proven way to sell your house quickly is to engage in good staging. That means … don’t leave any CPR dummies out to scare people. (True story, and it was a fright.) So, how exactly do you stage your home, and do you need...

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...

There are lots of things in life you can skip ­– the sprinkles on your frozen yogurt, the free coffee in the hotel lobby, and even an occasional car wash. One thing you should never skip is a good home inspection. Even the most beautiful houses in expensive areas can harbor undetected problems that require pricey repairs. Unless you get a thorough home inspection,...

Posted on May 26 2015 - 6:00am by David Decker
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                    It has never been easier to travel abroad. With the falling Euro and a “golden ticket” (some call it a U.S. passport), the world is very much your oyster. But there’s a huge difference between simply travelling and actually moving abroad. Going on an extended vacation, taking a sabbatical,...