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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!

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...

Springtime is associated with a number of exciting events: warmer weather, blooming flowers, baseball, vacation, and cleaning. Spring is a great time to declutter your home by storing things like winter sports equipment, as well as taking additional items out of storage to serve a fresh purpose. Hop into the season with a more positive perspective by using our secret...

  Reduce, reuse, recycle: the three well-known words associated with Earth Day. This year, turn your green strategy on your storage. Are you wasting money in your home or storage unit by not being Eco-friendly? Save your wallet and the world by using these strategies. Reuse crates and pallets as furniture. (Via Decoist) One of the best ways to go green is...

  There are a lot of things you need to know before buying a new home, but the first of the many steps is to figure out if you can afford it. If you can, how will you pull it off? Here are eight steps to take to ensure you’re confident and ready for a life-changing purchase. Determine what you can afford. (Via The Knot) According to the US Census Bureau,...

A sad yet touching idea is for people to plan to give their children gifts posthumously. Whether terminally-ill or just extremely prepared, creating gifts to leave for parents and spouses can be a great idea to both let them know you’re always thinking of them, and to help them remember your love after you have passed. There are many gifts that you can work on...

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and it’s finally time to wave winter goodbye and welcome spring! Whether you’re an avid gardener, a handyman, or someone who loves to entertain, there’s one place that you need to have organized by the time warmer weather rolls around: your garage. We’ve collected some of the best storage hacks to implement now...

Congratulations, you’re moving in together! It’s an exciting step in your relationship or marriage. Once you’ve decided that moving in is the right next step, you have to start thinking about the practical aspects of consolidating your items. What is worth keeping, and what is worth storing? This guide is meant to help you figure out: should you keep one, keep...

Congratulations, you’re expanding the family! Whether you’re a first-time parent, or one with experience, finding the perfect amount of storage for your child’s nursery is important (and can be very helpful down the line).  Here are some smart storage solutions to take any nursery to the next level. Under the Bed Storage (Via parents.com) Save space by...