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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!

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,...

National Moving Day, also known as Crazy Tuesday, occurs immediately after Memorial Day. Families have finished the school year and are ready to relocate. But before you become flustered with all of the details, remember these key survival skills when it comes to moving. 1. Prepare for delays. Whether you’re moving locally or out of town, the commute will take...

You put a lot of work into packing your boxes, and placing everything carefully into the moving truck. Now, you’ve finally arrived at your new home with your stuff. Unloading will be easy, right? Maybe. There are some things you can do to up your chances of a great, uneventful unloading! With the help of our partner, Budget Truck, we created a special guide for...

Summer is approaching, and it’s time to take your wave runner, car, motorcycle, or boat out of storage. Don’t let your excitement eclipse the precautions you must take as you ready your vehicle for seasonal fun. Follow these steps to taking your wheels out of storage. Clean it thoroughly. First off, wash it. And if it’s time for the annual wax, do it before...

There’s a reason you’ve heard it before. While you can’t listen to all parenting advice, there’s one tidbit that’s nearly universal. You’ll hear new parents say it again and again. I’m talking about our number one piece of advice to new parents! Hint #1 All the love! That’s it. A simple, but powerful thing like love took the top spot in our new parenting...

Would you like to take a major hit in the wallet by hiring movers to do everything for you, or is your pleasure a monumental backache thanks to a complete DIY move? Thankfully, your choices more nuanced than that. No one will tell you that moving is easy, but what we’re hoping you’ll do is take a few minutes to read our concise guide on hiring a moving company...

                    Whatever your reasons are for moving to a smaller house, one thing is certain: You won’t be able to take all of your stuff with you. Here is some advice for downsizing. Compare Measurements Measure the dimensions of each room in your current home and in the new one. Then determine what will fit....

                Expecting a newborn? The planning can be overwhelming. All that space needs to be made! Relax, storage is always an option when you need it. As for the parenting part, well, try following these guidelines.     Do you agree with the thoughts above? What are some other bits of advice you’d give to...

Believe it or not, all the poop and snot are worth it! As one parent in our new parenting advice video says, “Oh, yeah. Worth it. All the poop and snot and screaming and crying and fighting, worth it. All of it, totally worth it.” So, there you have it. Everything you need to know. Maybe not everything. We’re continuing our countdown of top advice from parents...