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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!

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...

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...

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...

Moving into your first apartment is a huge step – you’re finally leaving home and venturing out in the world by yourself. But moving into your first apartment also takes a lot of work. There are many steps between finding a space and signing a lease. Before you start the search, here are six tips you must know. 1. Leave room in your budget for additional expenses. (Via...

You’ve heard it before: Your wedding day is the most important day of your life. But with all that’s going on during your big day, how do you ensure you’ll be able to keep all of your memories for the future? Here are a few ideas to help you carry your memories and mementos with you for years to come. Freeze your wedding cake.   (Via Wedding Sparrow) A good...

Spring is the season of gardening, grilling in the backyard, and patio furniture, so it’s also the time to make sure your outdoor space is looking its best. Instead of running out and purchasing new outdoor furniture this spring, why not take a look through your storage unit? It’s easy to make what was once an inside-specific piece of furniture totally useful...

Springtime is associated with a number of exciting events: warmer weather, blooming flowers, baseball, vacation, and cleaning. Spring is a great time to declutter your home by storing things like winter sports equipment, as well as taking additional items out of storage to serve a fresh purpose. Hop into the season with a more positive perspective by using our secret...

  Reduce, reuse, recycle: the three well-known words associated with Earth Day. This year, turn your green strategy on your storage. Are you wasting money in your home or storage unit by not being Eco-friendly? Save your wallet and the world by using these strategies. Reuse crates and pallets as furniture. (Via Decoist) One of the best ways to go green is...

  There are a lot of things you need to know before buying a new home, but the first of the many steps is to figure out if you can afford it. If you can, how will you pull it off? Here are eight steps to take to ensure you’re confident and ready for a life-changing purchase. Determine what you can afford. (Via The Knot) According to the US Census Bureau,...

A sad yet touching idea is for people to plan to give their children gifts posthumously. Whether terminally-ill or just extremely prepared, creating gifts to leave for parents and spouses can be a great idea to both let them know you’re always thinking of them, and to help them remember your love after you have passed. There are many gifts that you can work on...