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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!

We all know that moving to a new home in a new neighborhood can be a stressful — albeit exciting — time. But as adults, the stresses that come to us are very different than those our children are facing. Change can be particularly scary for children; they not only have to leave the comfort of their childhood home, but they also have to face a new school and make...

If your son or daughter just graduated college, or is returning home after any time away, it is often caused because he or she has not been able to save up enough money for a place of their own. When grown children move back home, it’s important to consider these tips.   Set Boundaries Before They Move In When your child lives at home with the hope of soon...

For parents, freshman move-in day evokes a whole range of feelings. Emotionally, it’s one of the proudest days of your life — you’re seeing off a child you’ve raised to adulthood, a child who has succeeded through 12 years of school and earned a place in higher education. At the same time, every parent struggles to let go, no matter how much they’ve...

Summer is the perfect time for pulling your old sports equipment out of storage for fun-filled days at the park, but it’s also the perfect time to decide whether or not you can still use the equipment you have. If your space has filled up with old sports equipment that no one in your family ever uses, it may be time to trash it. Here are some tips on how to evaluate...

Receiving orders for an overseas PCS is both exciting and stressful for soldiers and their families. On one hand, what better opportunity to explore Korean culture, German food, or the splendor of the Gulf Countries? On the other hand, doing everything that needs to be done before leaving—processing paperwork, packing up belongings, emotionally preparing your family...

Moving to a new climate is a big responsibility. You have to take more into account than just moving; now you have to think about things like keeping your family healthy and safe, preparing your home for unfamiliar weather, and protecting your belongings from heat, rain, sun or snow — things you probably didn’t think about before. Before you move across the country...

It’s difficult to see an aging father reach a point where full independence is impossible. Helping Dad transition from a role of caregiver to that of someone who needs care can be just as difficult—and can begin to feel like an exercise in walking on eggshells. Polite offers of help can be met with stern rebuffs, leaving you feeling helpless. No one is ever...

Moving into your first apartment is a huge step – you’re finally leaving home and venturing out in the world by yourself. But moving into your first apartment also takes a lot of work. There are many steps between finding a space and signing a lease. Before you start the search, here are six tips you must know. 1. Leave room in your budget for additional expenses. (Via...

You’ve heard it before: Your wedding day is the most important day of your life. But with all that’s going on during your big day, how do you ensure you’ll be able to keep all of your memories for the future? Here are a few ideas to help you carry your memories and mementos with you for years to come. Freeze your wedding cake.   (Via Wedding Sparrow) A good...

Spring is the season of gardening, grilling in the backyard, and patio furniture, so it’s also the time to make sure your outdoor space is looking its best. Instead of running out and purchasing new outdoor furniture this spring, why not take a look through your storage unit? It’s easy to make what was once an inside-specific piece of furniture totally useful...