The kids are going back to school, and you’ve already enjoyed that great summer vacation. Yet, you have a nagging feeling you missed something this summer. Could it be that you didn’t enjoy one of summer’s greatest fun activities? I’ve listed 10 simple, low-stress ways you can make sure your summer ends on a charming and fun note. Try to tackle a few of these...

  If you’ve seen the movie Larry Crowne, perhaps you remember the scene with Larry and Talia riding their scooters into a storage facility (see snippets from the scene in the trailer below starting at 1:32!). Talia wants to help Larry with his less-than-impressive wardrobe and brings him to her storage unit that is really a huge closet full of all kinds of...

Having a parent or two move in with you may be a joyous occasion, or it could trigger stress for you. Either way, it’s comforting to know that millions of parents are currently living with their adult children. (And you don’t see a bunch of terrible news stories about it!) The arrangement can work, but preparing yourself, your family and your home will make...

A big furniture piece is no easy thing to move. And while a mattress can be separated from a bed frame, a couch or a sofa has the unique characteristic of being both rigid and delicate. So how do you move and store a monstrous fabric covered piece without staining, bending, breaking, or damaging it? 1. Measure. This sounds like a no-brainer, but before you get the...

With team names like Ace of Hearts, The Heartthrobs and The Beat Goes On, Extra Space Storage is helping to tackle our nation’s biggest killer – heart disease. We’re happy to participate in the Utah Heart & Stroke Walk, to be held on September 20. The event, which will benefit the American Heart Association, has an overall fundraising goal of $300,000. Extra...

  If your family has left you with a bunch of priceless antiques, you might not necessarily have space for all of them. To clear your home of clutter, while still hanging onto those family heirlooms, consider renting a storage unit. But, of course, make sure that you take the necessary steps to avoid damage and keep these treasures safe. Here are our tips for...

A sure sign that fall is in the air is the return of our favorite TV shows. Soon, we’ll be reunited with the people we’ve come to know and love (over multiple seasons and story arcs). In fact, we know these TV characters so well that we feel fairly confident in saying that these are the things they surely have in their storage units. Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy) If...

We all know what happens to fine china and crystal when it’s not properly stored. It shatters – and you certainly don’t want that to happen to your family’s heirlooms. Here are a few tips to keep this from happening to you: Choose the Right Box For this job, you’ll need small, sturdy boxes. Large boxes don’t mix with delicate china and crystal because...

The sun is setting on summer and summer marks the end of many outdoor activities, which means you’ll be left with a lot things you won’t be using for months. First, make sure to reserve your storage unit, including drive-up storage if you have a car, jetski, or boat. Then, follow this end-of-summer checklist to efficiently organize your storage unit. Boat and...

We at Extra Space Storage are proud to receive the gold ribbon from the acclaimed Which Test Won’s 2014 Email & Mobile Testing Awards. Our marketing optimization team submitted a split (A/B) test showing that our brand new mobile site garnered a 23% lift in conversion rate. What Are the Which Test Won Awards? WhichTestWon.com is a leading conversion rate optimization...