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Moving Tips to Help You Get Started on Your Journey

If you're planning on moving, you probably already know it's a big endeavor. Whether you pack everything yourself and put it into a rented truck, or you let a company handle it all for you, it's still stressful. Fortunately, there are moving guides you can get that will help you determine what you should and shouldn't do to make things easier. By following moving tips when you're packing and getting ready, and storage tips once you arrive, you can really lower the stress level on your move.

Keep in mind that not all moving tips will work for you, though. Some will apply to different types of moves compared to what you're planning, so you only want to use the tips that will help you head off in the right direction. Moves that use a big company can be easier on you, but they're also a lot more expensive. If you want to save quite a bit of money, you can follow kids for moving things yourself. It will take more time and effort, but is often worth it.

With the right information from moving guides and the best storage tips, you can also make sure you get things off the truck and stored when and where you need them to be. That makes getting them unloaded and put away much easier for everyone.

Some words you just hear together a lot: soap and water; chips and dip; storage and moving! There’s a reason “storage and moving” sound so nice together. Storage units can be a mover’s best friend. Though, if you’ve never been properly introduced, you may feel a little bit intimidated. We understand completely. And we want to present you with our...

Your schedule. One of the biggest changes in your life after having a baby will be your schedule, which will be heavily affected by your newborn. This is especially true when it comes to sleep. In order to maximize the amount of sleep you get, it’s suggested to sleep when your baby does. Your wake-up call. You might not need an alarm clock anymore by the time your...

Somewhere out there, some very nice people exist who decided to live forever in the houses in which they grew up. For the rest of us, moving is a fact of life. So, let’s face the inevitable with optimism, a hearty breakfast and this incredibly helpful infographic. At a glance, here’s what’s inside our new moving guide infographic: Details to help you expertly...

Before you know it, winter will be over and spring will be underway. Not only does that mean warmer temperatures, it also means spring cleaning. The annual cleaning frenzy doesn’t have to be a drag. If properly prepared, you can make it through your spring cleaning in no time. Here are four tips to help you prepare for the mess you’ll clean up. Make a plan. Don’t...

                      There are times in life when it’s fine to be a little imprecise, like when ordering ice cream. Didn’t get that waffle cone? Not the end of the world. Yet, when you’re hiring a mover, that’s one of life’s best times to dot every i and cross every t. At Extra Space Storage, we serve...

Diapers – and lots of them. It goes without saying that if you’re expecting, you must stock up on diapers. Newborns can go through 10 to 12 diapers a day, so base your first purchase on this and how often you’ll be able to go to the store. But of course, it doesn’t hurt to overstock. There’s no such thing as “too many diapers.” Wipes. Diapers and wipes...

In honor of National Craft month, we compiled five crafty storage ideas that we think are absolutely genius. Hidden closet. Just like in the movies! A bookshelf that conceals another room, or in this case — extra storage space. Forget the ordinary door and get creative with your closet. (via DIY Network) Drawers that give you an extra lift. Can’t reach...

Wine lovers the world over face the perennial problem of how best to store their treasured collections. There are almost as many different ways to store wine as there are wines. Some build elaborate cellars. Paul Wyatt Some create neat nooks. decoist.com Some hide their bottles beneath trap doors. ...

                    Expecting a new addition (or additions) to your family, but struggling to make room? If moving to a bigger place is out of the question, try these space-saving tips that’ll help you make some extra space for your growing family. Convert your closet. If large enough, your closet can become an...

                    Buying your first home is a major life step, and (understandably) can be quite a daunting prospect. So we’ve provided some tips below to help ease concerns of first home buyers. When you’re fully equipped with as much information as possible, you can move forward with your plans confidently. Here’s...