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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...

Posted on Apr 8 2015 - 6:02am by David Decker
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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,...

Posted on Apr 2 2015 - 6:45am by David Decker
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                    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...

Posted on Apr 1 2015 - 6:36am by David Decker
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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...

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 6:54am by David Decker
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So you have to downsize. Many before you have survived it, and you will too. With a solid plan and some good advice, you’ll find yourself in the right frame of mind to finally lose those VHS tapes and secure storage for things like family heirlooms. Finding the motivation to get started, and then deciding what to keep, store or purge can be tough. But don’t worry....

Posted on Mar 25 2015 - 6:51am by David Decker
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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...

Posted on Mar 23 2015 - 6:35am by David Decker
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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...

Posted on Mar 18 2015 - 6:18am by David Decker
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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...

Posted on Mar 17 2015 - 6:44am by David Decker
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                      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...