You Are Browsing ‘Tips’ Category

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!

  Life may be what happens while you’re busy making other plans, but sometimes making a plan can mean all the difference! You can’t control when a disaster happens, but you can be prepared. Here are five times when it really does pay to have a plan in place. 1. Natural Disasters Natural disasters can find you no matter who you are. Sometimes the earth moves,...

It’s not a comforting thought, but a lot of unexpected stuff happens in life. Sometimes it’s great, like meeting the love of your life, but other times it’s something unpredictable you’d rather skip. Right now, we’re going to talk about those wonderful things in life you can actually plan for. Isn’t that a relaxing thought? It should be! When you take...

Children grow up fast, and oftentimes the things we collect remind us of the process. Keepsakes for parents are a prime way to preserve memories, and they also serve as potential heirlooms for your children to pass down for generations. Here are some keepsake ideas you can easily create for your kids: 1.  Scrapbook of Firsts (via Pinterest) Go beyond the baby book....

Has there ever been a time you wished you had superpowers? Life would just be so much easier if you could instantly organize or clean. Inspired by the classic Fantastic Four characters, here are some fantastic storage tips that’ll turn you into a storage superhero. Superhero Name: Mister Fantastic Superpowers and Abilities: Stretches to Various Lengths and Shapes (via...

Posted on Jul 28 2015 - 6:37am by David Decker
#0

Similar to the challenge of moving with kids, moving with pets can be particularly difficult – not only logistically, but emotionally for some animals.  The same stressors that impact humans – including the introduction to a new home and settling in an unfamiliar neighborhood – can also send Fido into a funk. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to...

Ok, it’s throwback time! Seriously, even The New York Times has announced it: this year’s spring throwback style was all about the 70’s look. From the jumble of hippie-love left over from the 60’s to minimalistic silhouette, to the flared pants, suede everything, and wild patterns, the Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses, maxi-coats worn over hot pants, it’s...

As much as you love your pet, it’s okay to admit how annoyed you may get with how much maintenance and supplies he/she comes with. Sometimes it feels like your pet owns you by taking up so much space. From the bed, to the food, to hygienic needs, and more, you find constant clutter throughout your home. Although you can’t train them to clean up after their mess,...

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...