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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!

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...

There’s nothing like hindsight. It’s true we all have to learn for ourselves, but when it comes to parenthood, it’s possible to prepare with a few practical hints from practiced parents! So, laugh, cry and evolve with this new parenting video, 10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Having a Baby. Here’s a countdown from the video of 10 pieces of parental wisdom...

                    To some music fans, vinyl is the only way to listen to music. You might have records from the 60s and 70s you refuse to let go, or maybe you’re one of the modern day collectors. Either way, vinyl is a unique material that requires special care. Follow these tips to help keep your music in pristine...

A lot goes into preparing for a baby. As you prepare to make room for life, you’ll probably have times you feel confused or uncertain. We asked our users what advice they would give to first-time parents. We received some interesting answers! Here’s what our audience had to say… Take it one day at a time! – Dorothy Cuddle’s fix almost everything (for both...

It’s not possible to predict exactly what your first few months of parenthood will bring. And that’s part of what makes it an exciting time! We’re not going to take away all the mystery, but we did create a fun and truthful video for new parents. It comes straight from experience! In this post, we’re taking you through a countdown of top parenting advice,...

                    Don’t let an item’s shape, age, or fragility keep you from preserving an heirloom or a memento. With a little bit of care, you can transform these delicate items into storage-ready keepsakes. The Flowers From a Wedding or Anniversary If you’re going to dry flowers for storage, hang them upside...

We usually meet new customers when they’re in the middle of a life transition. And what bigger transition is there than becoming a parent? To help celebrate this important time, we created a video with parenting advice from the experts – parents! Join us for this countdown of top parenting advice, or go to the video for all 10 bits of wisdom right now: Parenting...