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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!

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

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...