After the loss of a beloved family member, relatives are left to pick up the pieces – and that means dealing with all their belongings. Sifting through your loved one’s possessions can be an extremely emotional and overwhelming process. Here are a few ways self storage can help ease that burden: Photo source: Flickr A Temporary Space If your loved one rented or...

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to say hello to fall — and your fall wardrobe. That means making space for your light jackets, comfy sweaters, and all the new trends this season. Here are our tips for how to make room in your closet for fall fashion. Empty your closet. Tackle your closet head-on. Take everything out, placing all items on a table or bed....

We teamed up with El Monte RV, to bring you our top 13 RV storage tips. With more than 40 locations throughout the US, El Monte RV rents and sells thousands of RVs each year – making them the perfect partner for this video. Check out our video, or if reading’s more your thing, find the 13 RV storage tips below. Tip #1: Scrub the interior and vacuum the...

Over the years, my parents have moved around quite a bit. Each time they’ve relocated, they’ve found themselves in need of a storage unit. I used one during my transition between graduating from college and moving into my first “adult” apartment. My husband and I needed one last year while we renovated our first home. Although the reasons for...

Artwork can have sentimental and monetary value, so it deserves the best care possible. When you’re placing paintings in your storage unit, follow these preservation steps: How to cover it: Remove dust from your artwork with an artist’s brush. Lean the canvas upright and forward, then lightly brush the dust off in one direction. Repeat the brushstrokes in the...

Kenneth Woolley, Chairman and Founder of Extra Space Storage, recently appeared on Bloomberg. Pimm Fox interviewed him for the “Taking Stock” segment. We’re excited that Kenneth was featured on Bloomberg and want to share some highlights with you. Of course, you’re invited to watch the video too. View it on Bloomberg: “Self-Storage: Small Spaces Yielding...

The Real Housewives of Atlanta approached one of our storage locations about filming in one of our storage units. They needed to temporarily rent a space for one of the housewives to rummage in, because they wanted to show that she was going through a tough, transitional time in her life. Not her existing storage space, mind you, but a staged unit for this “reality...

The older we get, the more stuff we accumulate. And while annual (or seasonal) cleaning and downsizing is recommended, some things are worth saving for those trips down memory lane in years to come. The possessions worth keeping will remind you of the life you’ve built and help you explain it to younger generations. Here are five sentimental items that you should...

August 12 is a special day for Extra Space Storage. It’s not a birthday. It’s an anniversary! On August 12, 2004, Extra Space Storage joined the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). That’s why we sometimes affectionately refer to ourselves as EXR, our stock symbol. It’s been a very good 10 years. Let’s break it down for a good snapshot.   EXR initial public...

Moving takes quite a bit of time and effort — and you know how the saying goes: “Many hands make light work.” Plus, moving is a lot more fun when there’s conversation and laughter involved. But asking friends and family to lend a hand can be tricky. Here are a few tips for how to ask someone to help you move. 1. Send them a sweet (but specific) message. Prepare...