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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!

For most of us, a home is the largest purchase we will ever make. And when it comes to big purchases, retailers have long understood that buyers need to be able to visualize how their lives will improve with the thing they’re about to buy. That’s why clothing stores have fitting rooms, why car dealers offer test drives and why smart sellers stage their homes. You...

Ah, giving. It’s great, isn’t it? It is a special feeling knowing you’ve helped someone in need. Remember, your donations don’t always necessarily have to be monetary. If you live in New York, you know how hard it is to feel comfortable in a cluttered apartment. While, sure, you or a professional organizer could throw everything you don’t...

Posted on Oct 7 2016 - 6:00am by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Cold Weather

Winter sneaks up on us quickly. While your family may look forward to ice skating, snow days and the year’s first frost, your house dreads the change of season. For your home, winter means low temperatures and high energy bills. Here are some tips for preparing your home for the cold weather so you can save energy and possibly prevent damage to your property. Remove...

Posted on Sep 14 2016 - 7:00am by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on Make Moving Easier for Your Kids

We all know that moving to a new home in a new neighborhood can be a stressful — albeit exciting — time. But as adults, the stresses that come to us are very different than those our children are facing. Change can be particularly scary for children; they not only have to leave the comfort of their childhood home, but they also have to face a new school and make...

Posted on Aug 22 2016 - 7:00am by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on 5 Tips for Parents & Kids Moving Back In Together

If your son or daughter just graduated college, or is returning home after any time away, it is often caused because he or she has not been able to save up enough money for a place of their own. When grown children move back home, it’s important to consider these tips.   Set Boundaries Before They Move In When your child lives at home with the hope of soon...

Posted on Aug 16 2016 - 1:00pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on You’ve Got This: The Parents’ Guide to Freshman Move-In Day

For parents, freshman move-in day evokes a whole range of feelings. Emotionally, it’s one of the proudest days of your life — you’re seeing off a child you’ve raised to adulthood, a child who has succeeded through 12 years of school and earned a place in higher education. At the same time, every parent struggles to let go, no matter how much they’ve...

Posted on Aug 11 2016 - 6:37am by David Decker
Comments Off on Evaluate Your Sports Equipment

Summer is the perfect time for pulling your old sports equipment out of storage for fun-filled days at the park, but it’s also the perfect time to decide whether or not you can still use the equipment you have. If your space has filled up with old sports equipment that no one in your family ever uses, it may be time to trash it. Here are some tips on how to evaluate...

Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 8:00am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Overseas PCS: How Military Families Can Prepare for the Move

Receiving orders for an overseas PCS is both exciting and stressful for soldiers and their families. On one hand, what better opportunity to explore Korean culture, German food, or the splendor of the Gulf Countries? On the other hand, doing everything that needs to be done before leaving—processing paperwork, packing up belongings, emotionally preparing your family...

Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 7:26am by Jennifer Stamper
Comments Off on Tips for Moving to a New Climate

Moving to a new climate is a big responsibility. You have to take more into account than just moving; now you have to think about things like keeping your family healthy and safe, preparing your home for unfamiliar weather, and protecting your belongings from heat, rain, sun or snow — things you probably didn’t think about before. Before you move across the country...

Posted on Jul 19 2016 - 8:00am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Picking an Elder Care Home for Dad: 5 Questions Families Should Ask Themselves

It’s difficult to see an aging father reach a point where full independence is impossible. Helping Dad transition from a role of caregiver to that of someone who needs care can be just as difficult—and can begin to feel like an exercise in walking on eggshells. Polite offers of help can be met with stern rebuffs, leaving you feeling helpless. No one is ever...