It’s finally fall. And while autumn might not be the most famous season for cleaning, there are still a lot of things that need to get done. Sometime in between your apple picking, your leaf-pile jumping, and your pie baking, read this list and start thinking about the coming months.   Pack up Summer Items It’s that time of year again, when all of our favorite...

How would you survive a car accident? Earthquake? Fire? Flood? While no one likes to think about those mini-apocalypses that life can throw at us, it’s good to spend a small, healthy amount of time pondering how to handle emergency situations. And if disaster does strike, keep in mind that others have gone through something similar, and came out stronger –...

Everything in life is an adventure. That goes double for downsizing, but it’s a wonderful adventure to take. There are many reasons you may choose to downsize your home, but the most important thing to do during the process is stay optimistic. Approach this small-space opportunity with optimism, and you’ll be more open to finding storage and design solutions...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...