What comes to mind when you think of Memorial Day? For me, I think about fishing on the Snake River, BBQs with the family, and relaxing. Others think about being productive, cleaning the house, and gardening. But what may surprise you is the fact that every year tens of thousands of people think about self-storage on Memorial Day. Historically, Memorial Day is one...

Happy Memorial Day weekend! The kids are off from school, you broke out the grill for a neighborhood BBQ…and summer is so close you can feel it. Of course, a change in seasons means a change in storage. Use the list below to make sure you’re fully equipped to have family fun in the sun. 1. Softball Equipment It’s not truly summer until you play a game...

Did you know that May is National Photo Month? Well it sure makes sense, since there are so many family gatherings this month: Memorial Day BBQs, college graduations, and Mother’s Day. Of course, all of these Kodak moments aren’t going to help reduce your ever-growing photo collection. So to help conquer that clutter, here is a simple guide for dealing with photos....

When my husband and I decided to move to Egypt for a year, we could only make it work by moving out of our apartment and stashing all our stuff in self-storage. We chose an Extra Space Storage facility (incidentally; this was before I wrote for this blog) and had our movers arrange all our couches, tables, and boxes, Tetris-like, in a 10’ x 10’ unit. We moved...

    Posted on May 14 2014 - 4:26pm by Brent Hardy
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    Packing long-stemmed wine glasses for a move can be quite a challenge. There’s nothing worse than finally getting all moved in, eagerly unpacking a box, and then finding out your glasses didn’t survive the journey! Here’s a quick and easy way to pack wine glasses that will ensure their protection. ...

    Hooray, you’re moving! (Aaaack, you’re moving!) Don’t fret. Organize a stress-free move by breaking it down into manageable tasks. Here’s your handy, step-by-step guide to moving day. 3 Months Before ❏     Budget moving expenses. ❏     Research moving company options. ❏     Create a moving file to keep track of everything:...

    Should you go with the 5′ x 5′ unit or the 5′ x 10′? If you’re in the throes of renting a storage unit, you know that this choice isn’t as easy as it appears. You want to choose a unit that fits your needs – no more or less – but it’s hard to differentiate the size difference just by numbers on a page. Here’s a new look at the...

      Remember when you used to make a gift for your mother in art class? She would place the less-than-perfect project by the kitchen window and talk about how much she loved it. Well, it’s time to get back to your roots this Mother’s Day! Plus, now that you’re all grown up you can make a more, ahem, perfect project!   Need another reason to be old-fashioned...

    Posted on May 5 2014 - 9:09pm by Emily Emmer
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    Mother’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re still in need of the perfect gift for the wonderful woman in your life, the search might be over – because you might just have everything you need lying around your very home. After all, the best gifts are the ones made with love. So get ready to gather your supplies, roll up your sleeves, and pour your heart...

    It’s that time of year again. College students are experiencing the perfect storm: tackling their finals while having to pack up the contents of their dorm rooms or apartments. It’s a balancing act, to say the least. We may not be able to help you ace your exams, but we can help you become a packing champ. Use these tips for a (relatively) stress-free move out. 1....