5 Benefits of Choosing Climate Controlled Storage

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Are you looking to store your personal items, but don’t know whether to choose regular or climate controlled storage? While regular self-storage works great for plenty of household items, more sensitive items (such as family heirlooms, antiques, artwork or musical instruments) sometimes need a more consistent environment. Here are five benefits of choosing climate controlled storage for your most valuable items:   1. Protection From the Elements In many parts of the country, temps can soar over 100 degrees in the winter and plummet to negative digits in the winter. These extreme temperature changes can cause furniture and antiques to crack, rust, split, or corrode. Exposure to the … [More]

New Spot for your Stuff in Downtown Chicago

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  Self-storage isn’t just for suburbanites with minivans. There are plenty of facilities in urban areas, perfect for city-dwellers to supplement the limited space in their apartments.   Chicago has just gained one more storage option in its urban core. The newest Extra Space facility joins the other three near the central business district in offering secure, quality storage to the city’s residents.   The new building, at 1242 W Washington Blvd, has a lot to recommend it to those tightly packed urbanites. Located in the center of the Near West Side neighborhood, right next door to the Loop, the facility is near major universities, hospitals, and cultural … [More]

Where to Stow your Bikes, Skis, and Boots in Colorado Springs

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  You’d think that for a city of more than 400,000—second in size only to Denver among Colorado’s cities—Colorado Springs would be chock-a-block with self-storage space.   “The Springs” is full of outdoor enthusiasts, sitting as it does at the bottom of Pike’s Peak. Indeed, Outside magazine placed it at the top of its 2009 list of America’s Best Cities. The “quick access to nearly four million acres of Rocky Mountain wilderness and a dozen world-class ski resorts” cited by the magazine beg the question: Where do people store all those skis, mountain bikes, and hiking gear?   Self-storage is the perfect place for those kinds of items, … [More]

Westminster, Colorado, Gets the Storage It Deserves

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The city of Westminster, Colorado, a northwest suburb of Denver, is an urban zone in its own right. With more than 4,000 people per square mile, it beats out Denver in population density, ranking as the second most densely populated city in Colorado after Dupont. That’s a lot of people without much elbow room, which makes Westminster a perfect place for one of Extra Space’s new Colorado locations. Our new facility, located at 5100 W 81st Place, is centrally located and well appointed with convenient features. Lying just off Sheridan Blvd (Route 95), a thoroughfare running south into Denver, and adjacent to Route 36 (the Denver Boulder Turnpike, … [More]

Fast-Growing Palm Coast, Florida, Gets the Storage it Needs

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    Palm Coast, Florida, is a city on the move. Its population—currently at more than 75,000—is increasing rapidly. New residents are attracted by the beautiful coastal scenery; jobs in mid-sized businesses in its industrial parks; and proximity to St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Orlando, and Jacksonville. The town’s population grew 239 percent between 1990 and 2010, blowing away Florida’s overall growth rate for the same period, which was a mere 47 percent. A city showing that kind of promise needs some quality self-storage to serve all those new people. Enter Extra Space’s first facility in the area, located at 4860 Palm Coast Parkway NW. The 454 units in … [More]

In Orlando, New Storage Offers Convenience and Safety

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Orlando may be best known as the home of Mickey and the gang, but it’s also a really nice place to live. Its map is so sprinkled with lakes it looks polka dotted. And green space abounds. Yet the city has all the urban amenities city-dwellers require. Like, for instance, good storage facilities. Especially now that Extra Space has opened its new building on N. Orange Blossom Trail, there are plenty of options for socking away that extra stuff. One of the company’s most downtown facilities, the new location offers supreme convenience and excellent safety. The N. Orange Blossom Trail facility is located a stone’s throw from the … [More]

Bliss Kit Contest Winners: Creative Ways to Use Storage Boxes

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What would you do with 12 storage boxes, packing tape and bubble wrap and no limits on what you could do with them?  While most our customers use these to help with a move, we thought it would interesting to see what else people might do with a kit. This summer we invited bloggers from across the country to participate in a “Bliss Box Contest” challenging them use our Moving Kit to create something unique, creative, or useful and to tell us about it.  Those who participated shared interesting pictures and stories about what they did with their “Bliss Kit.” We enjoyed reading all the stories about what … [More]

Aloha Honolulu and Wahiawa Storage

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ALOHA! Extra Space Storage loves the people of Hawaii and continues to grow throughout the Hawaiian Islands. It recently purchased two storage unit properties in Honolulu and Wahiawa on the island of Oahu. Extra Space Storage of Honolulu is located on Kalakaua Ave, which leads directly into beautiful Waikiki. Its excellent location provides convenient access to storage units for the people of Honolulu, Waikiki, and Kaimuki. This facility has more than 1700 indoor storage units, with the option of climate control. The benefit of indoor and climate controlled units is the protection it gives your belongings from the tropical Hawaiian climate. This facility also offers a free move-in … [More]

Newly Launched Storage Customer App

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  Have you ever needed to quickly find the phone number or address of your storage property when you’re out and about? Or have you ever wanted to create a photo inventory of your storage unit? How nice would it be to use your smart phone to find out about recent payments, change your billing information or sign-up for auto-pay?  Extra Space Storage is pleased to announce the launch of a new app that allows our customers to do all these things and more from a mobile device! Today we all need information when we’re the move – that means access to information at any time and from … [More]

Best of Extra Space Storage: 900 Nationwide Facilities, Budget Truck Rental Partnership and Our Spanish Mobile Site

The summer of 2012 has definitely been newsworthy, one might even say eventful!  The much anticipated London Summer Olympics are truly exciting, but here in the US there have been many other hot topics this summer.  Wildfires in the western US, a deepening drought in the mid-west, the supreme court decision on healthcare and upcoming US presidential elections are some of the most newsworthy items that that have kept things interesting.  Extra Space Storage has also had an exciting newsworthy summer.  Here are our highlights:   900 Nationwide Locations Extra Space Storage nationwide locations continue to expand. Over the last month Extra Space Storage took over management of … [More]