Storage units offer some of the most affordable commercial space anywhere, and entrepreneurs run all manner of businesses—from bike shops to law firms—from these no-frills locales. Considering that storage units are design to warehouse possessions, eBay businesses that sell items online find self-storage a particularly good match for their needs. One such small...

                    Should I buy my own lock? Yes. Many self-storage units (like ours) do not provide locks upon renting a space, so you can either provide your own lock or purchase one at the facility. At Extra Space, we offer a variety of sizes and types of locks. We highly recommend purchasing a disc lock to ensure...

What’s my favorite memory in storage right now? It’s some wooden and metal wind chimes that I’ve had since my first house. I place them on a low branch in my yard, and my dog loves to brush her nose against them to make them sing. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We know you have some favorite memories too. Whether you’re storing memories of great...

When it’s time to declutter, how do you know which items to keep and which to toss? Typically, the rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used an item in six months or a year, you should toss it. However, that doesn’t work for every item. Here are some tried-and-true tips for decluttering your home that will help you solve that conundrum once and for all: Image...

Moving is an experience that can leave even the most organized person stressed, frustrated and worn out. Whether you’re moving down the street, across town, or to another state, getting your personal “stuff” from one place to another doesn’t need to be what may seem like a losing battle. With these 10 tips, you can make your moving experience a smooth operation...

Did you know that the divorce rate spikes after the holidays each year, reaching its annual peak in March? In fact, January has been nicknamed “divorce month” since the most popular day to file is the first day children return to school after winter break. As you navigate this stressful journey, a number of people are going to tell you how to handle the...

                Television fans rejoice–The Granthams and their staff return January 4th on PBS for a fifth season. If you’re a die-hard Downton Abbey fan, you know the show is all about power plays and countermoves. But could the show’s plotlines have been altered if storage had been an option for the characters?...

Give your potential movers background checks. Part of your checklist for moving should be to find the right moving company. It’s important to make sure your mover is licensed and has a good track record. By going on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website, you can easily see if your movers are licensed or have any complaints against...

There’s something magical about getting the family together to trim the tree and hang the stockings. What isn’t so magical? Finding space to store and organize your holiday decorations for the rest of the year. Save yourself the holiday headache and consider these five storage solutions for your décor. Christmas Lights Do your Christmas lights always end up in...

                    Downsize your wardrobe. Chances are your closet and drawers are filled with clothing you haven’t worn in years or simply forgot about. Conquer clutter by first getting rid of all of the shirts, pants, and shoes you don’t wear anymore. Sell them for extra cash or donate them to people who...