Our world is increasingly becoming more about price and less about longevity. How can you preserve memories in possessions when disposable products are the norm? Start your own family treasures based on your life’s past or upcoming milestones. Here are some long-lasting heirloom ideas, along with tips for preserving each item. Photo Albums As digital photos grow...

Ok, it’s throwback time! Seriously, even The New York Times has announced it: this year’s spring throwback style was all about the 70’s look. From the jumble of hippie-love left over from the 60’s to minimalistic silhouette, to the flared pants, suede everything, and wild patterns, the Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses, maxi-coats worn over hot pants, it’s...

It’s no secret that moving can be a difficult process. Whether you’re relocating across the country or across the street, you’re sure to bump into a few hurdles along the way. But don’t feel too discouraged: We’ve gathered some photos of the biggest moving fails that will make you feel better about your moving process. So take a look, and if you’re in...

So-called ‘good’ reality television has to be born of something. Typically topics prey on human behavior—a flare for the dramatic, humans versus the wild, an urge to collect more than we need. The final example may be more common, although not as dramatic, as depicted in Hoarders. Most of us tend to collect more than we need. Who can pass up the dollar aisle...

As much as you love your pet, it’s okay to admit how annoyed you may get with how much maintenance and supplies he/she comes with. Sometimes it feels like your pet owns you by taking up so much space. From the bed, to the food, to hygienic needs, and more, you find constant clutter throughout your home. Although you can’t train them to clean up after their mess,...

While packing a moving truck can seem intimidating, the really vital work is what happens before you pack the truck. Yes, so much depends on your pre-packing skills! If you aren’t sure how to pack your things for a moving truck, we have some good news. We spoke with our partners at Budget Truck for some tips that will have you pre-packing like a pro. Follow this...

A famous fictional fashionista, Carrie Bradshaw, once admitted to storing sweaters in her oven. If you find yourself nodding and seriously considering trading cashmere for cupcakes, it may be a sign that you need to get a storage unit ASAP. Don’t take our word for it — here are five more surefire signs it’s time to get a unit. You store books in your fireplace.           Via...

We’ll admit this upfront: Moving is one of life’s most stressful events. And we’re hoping to change that. Sound ambitious? We believe that time spent planning equals less stress later! So, to help you with planning, we’ve created a guide for local moves. Our easy-to-read collection of tips is available right here: http://www.extraspace.com/Storage/moving-guides/local-move.aspx Why...

Parenting isn’t easy, but it can become more stressful if you have the wrong supplies. We asked Facebook fans which baby items new parents should keep or leave, and here’s what they said. NEED IT Onesies Out of all the clothing to give your little ones, fans suggested onesies and footie pajamas because they won’t bunch up. Comfort is key to a happy baby, so...

It may not seem that a simple empty storage space can mean so much, but it can take your life in a bold direction, and even help you physically or mentally! Here are some practical ways that getting a storage space can take you to a better place. One: Find Your Zen You’re a minimalist at heart, but you need a little help creating the necessary sparseness at home....