Posted on Sep 30 2015 - 6:37am by David Decker
Comments Off on 4 Tips for Keeping Your Head in Emergencies

We’re careful. You’re careful. Yet emergencies still happen. How you handle them is important. It’s likely you’ve felt panic before. What would be wonderful is to figure out how to conquer that feeling and spring into action with a calm mind. It’s doable! With nearly 1,150 storage facilities across the United States and Puerto Rico, we’re no strangers...

Posted on Sep 22 2015 - 6:45am by David Decker
Comments Off on Hunting 101: How to Store Your Animal Mounts

Hunting season is approaching, and it’s time to ask yourself if you have room for incoming taxidermy trophies. What if you have too many to fit on the walls in your house? There is a solution: You can store these kills in a safe and pest-free way. Just follow these steps to keep them in pristine condition even when they are packed away. 1. Store Taxidermy Indoors  Leaving...

Posted on Sep 17 2015 - 4:25pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on Chicago’s Best Neighborhoods to Live In

*Updated on 9/28/16 Finding a neighborhood to live in when moving to a big city like Chicago can be overwhelming. To help you out, we’ve narrowed it down to neighborhoods that are best for singles, young professionals, families, and LGBTQ. Discover which neighborhood in Chicago is a fit for you! Jump to the best neighborhoods for families and LGBTQ. BEST NEIGHBORHOODS...

Posted on Sep 17 2015 - 6:25am by David Decker
Comments Off on 5 Life Transitional Moments You’ll Be Glad You Went Through

There will be many times in your life where change is necessary. If you can accept change—good or bad, in happiness or heartbreak—you’ll be a stronger and happier person. These five changes are among the biggest, most exciting, and most drastic you will ever experience. But you’ll be glad for the lessons you learned. 1. The First Home  Buying or renting...

Posted on Sep 15 2015 - 8:00am by David Decker
Comments Off on How to Find Strength When Life is Hard

Life is sometimes hard, but that thing that’s making it so difficult is very likely only a temporary problem. In the storage world, we meet more than a few customers with those temporary problems, and we’re glad to say that we can provide help. Customers sometimes arrive to store belongings during a difficult life transition, but they can find reassurance knowing...

Posted on Sep 14 2015 - 8:00am by David Decker
Comments Off on Top 10 Ways to Get Through Hard Times

We love it when life goes our way, but no one is immune to the occasional struggle. When unhappy change hits suddenly, it’s easy to think negatively. Yet, change is something we all go through, and it can lead to a better future. As storage professionals, we often meet people in the middle of life changes ­– many of them happy, but some are more difficult. Those...

Posted on Sep 10 2015 - 6:25am by David Decker
Comments Off on Throw the Ultimate Football Viewing Party (Serious Fans Only)

It’s that time of year again. We’re in the months full of intense tackles, surprising interceptions, and satisfying touchdowns: FOOTBALL SEASON! You have a team. You have your spirit. Now think about what’s required to throw the ultimate football viewing party (and how to arrange your home for it). Follow these tips and friends will be sprinting the 100 yards...

Posted on Sep 9 2015 - 8:00am by David Decker
Comments Off on Five Inspiring Stories that will Help You Stay Hopeful

Feeling a little bit hopeless? Try these stories about people finding or giving hope when it’s needed the most. After all, hope is contagious! We know that sometimes storage customers need us when they’re in the middle of a trying situation, whether it’s recovering from a natural disaster or enduring a never-ending remodeling project! We hope these stories inspire...

Posted on Sep 3 2015 - 6:10am by David Decker
Comments Off on Breaking Up: How to Move on and Move Out

Breakups are hard enough, but what happens when you break up while living together? It can be hard to lose a partner and a house in one day, but you have to do whatever you can to achieve happiness. Here are some tips on how to move on and move out. 1. Don’t Discuss the House and the Breakup at Once  Although both the discussion of the home and the relationship...

Posted on Sep 2 2015 - 10:24am by David Decker
Comments Off on Can You Practice for Emergencies?

It’s possible to prepare for emergencies, and it can be rewarding for anyone. Maybe getting ready for an emergency sounds a bit… annoying or boring. And it’s likely that you’d rather go out for ice cream or a scenic drive. Hold on, though! Preparing for an emergency is a fairly easy thing to do, and having a plan will help you stay calm during a crisis. Image...