Moving into a senior living community can be a stressful experience for the new resident and their family. Once accustomed to their new environment, most seniors are happy they made the move—it’s getting to that point that’s the challenge. These tips can help make the transition as simple and stress-free as possible. 1. Find the Perfect Senior Living Community Many...

Posted on Aug 23 2016 - 9:00am by Extra Space Storage
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When preparing to move a loved one to a senior living facility, downsizing may prove to be the toughest challenge—it can be traumatic for a person to part with belongings he or she has had for a lifetime. Thankfully, once the move is complete, most seniors report feeling relieved to have simplified their lives. Here is a quick guide to help you approach sorting...

Posted on Aug 22 2016 - 1:31pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on 39 Unique Local Spots & Hidden Gems in Denver You Must Visit

Denver is one of the best cities for small businesses in the U.S., so it’s no wonder why there are thousands of unique restaurants, bars, breweries, boutiques, shops, arts districts, and theaters throughout the metro area. If you’re looking for cool places to go in Denver that are interesting or off the beaten path—or if you just want to support more...

Posted on Aug 22 2016 - 7:00am by Extra Space Storage
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If your son or daughter just graduated college, or is returning home after any time away, it is often caused because he or she has not been able to save up enough money for a place of their own. When grown children move back home, it’s important to consider these tips.   Set Boundaries Before They Move In When your child lives at home with the hope of soon...

Posted on Aug 19 2016 - 2:58pm by Extra Space Storage
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So, you’re making the move to Denver. That’s exciting! It’s an amazing city with incredible opportunities. To help you get acquainted with your new home, we’ve compiled a series of posts about the best neighborhoods in Denver, cool local businesses in Denver, and even general things to know about Denver! Dive in and start learning about the...

Posted on Aug 16 2016 - 1:00pm by Extra Space Storage
Comments Off on You’ve Got This: The Parents’ Guide to Freshman Move-In Day

For parents, freshman move-in day evokes a whole range of feelings. Emotionally, it’s one of the proudest days of your life — you’re seeing off a child you’ve raised to adulthood, a child who has succeeded through 12 years of school and earned a place in higher education. At the same time, every parent struggles to let go, no matter how much they’ve...

Posted on Aug 11 2016 - 6:37am by David Decker
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Summer is the perfect time for pulling your old sports equipment out of storage for fun-filled days at the park, but it’s also the perfect time to decide whether or not you can still use the equipment you have. If your space has filled up with old sports equipment that no one in your family ever uses, it may be time to trash it. Here are some tips on how to evaluate...

Posted on Jul 21 2016 - 8:00am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on 19 Attentive, Empathic and Professional Senior Living Communities in Coastal Virginia

Coastal Virginia — from the Northern Neck down to Hampton Roads — is one of the most unique regions in America. Its shores attract millions of tourists each year, and the concentration of cities and military bases make it an active, busy place. This combination of relaxed oceanfront living and urban conveniences makes coastal Virginia an ideal place to retire....

Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 8:00am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Overseas PCS: How Military Families Can Prepare for the Move

Receiving orders for an overseas PCS is both exciting and stressful for soldiers and their families. On one hand, what better opportunity to explore Korean culture, German food, or the splendor of the Gulf Countries? On the other hand, doing everything that needs to be done before leaving—processing paperwork, packing up belongings, emotionally preparing your family...

Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 7:26am by Jennifer Stamper
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Moving to a new climate is a big responsibility. You have to take more into account than just moving; now you have to think about things like keeping your family healthy and safe, preparing your home for unfamiliar weather, and protecting your belongings from heat, rain, sun or snow — things you probably didn’t think about before. Before you move across the country...