Your big summer toys—like boats and RVs—can’t stay out all year (even if we wish they could). Boats and RVs are huge items, and it’s more than likely that you don’t have enough space at your home to store them year-round. So instead of parking them in the street or your driveway all season, you should consider renting outdoor storage. Here are some reasons...

Posted on Oct 1 2015 - 7:08pm by David Decker
Comments Off on Extra Space Storage has Expanded in the Northeast

We’ve recently moved into 10 new cities in the Northeast. This area is heavily populated with around a quarter of the country’s population calling it home! In densely populated areas like the Northeast home prices tend to be very expensive, so it makes sense to use self-storage to gain more affordable space for the important belongings that may not fit inside...

Posted on Oct 1 2015 - 7:07pm by David Decker
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Extra Space Storage now has locations in 26 new cities in the West! A geographically diverse and beautiful area, the western U.S. is a great place to live. Residents have many reasons to look for self-storage units, including storing gear for exploring mountains and beaches! In Pacific states like California and Washington, as well as mountain states like Colorado...

Posted on Oct 1 2015 - 7:06pm by David Decker
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Extra Space Storage has expanded into 39 new cities in the South! The new storage properties are located in nine states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Tennessee. Since the South enjoys warm weather and relatively mild winters, it’s a great area for activities like golf, fishing, biking, hiking,...

Posted on Oct 1 2015 - 7:05pm by David Decker
Comments Off on We’ve Opened New Storage Properties in the Midwest

We just opened new storage locations in eight new cities in the Midwest! Residents of the Midwest have diverse storage needs, including business storage, household storage and storage of vehicles and boats. Our new properties in America’s Heartland are located in Illinois and Michigan. Route 66 painting image via flickr/Bob Sponge Opening in Five New Cities in...

Posted on Sep 30 2015 - 6:37am by David Decker
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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...