Home Renovation Survival Guide

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Home renovations are notorious for being stressful. Whether you’re taking on a large project like a historic house or “just” remodeling your kitchen, home renovations can challenge your relationships, budget, and sense of sanity. However, it is possible to cut down on the stress and conflict of a home renovation. Here are some tips to
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Tips for Moving with a Newborn Baby

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  Moving in itself is stressful. When children are involved, multiply that stress exponentially, and if you are moving with children and pets, then organizing will become your best friend. But what about moving with a newborn baby? The majority of the pregnancy advice you get will probably be to move before the baby arrives. However, here
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Self Storage: Do I Really Need It?

How To Choose the Best Self Storage Company

Millions of Americans rely on self storage to cope with clutter even though naysayers tell us self storage is what happens when we consume too much. The reality is that 10% of Americans who rent a storage unit, do so for good reasons.

Tips to Teach your Kids Bedroom Organization

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Are you frustrated by how quickly your child’s bedroom organization? Does it turn chaotic after tidying up? You’re not alone. For many parents, a messy kid’s bedroom is a source of conflict and annoyance, both for them and their child. The child doesn’t like being nagged, while the parents despair about their child’s disorganization and
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Home Remodel | How To Keep Cat Safety in Mind

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There’s no denying, moving is stressful. It is stressful for people, and it causes stress in cats. Moving is so stressful that many homeowners decide to stay put and renovate. Keeping cat safety in mind during a home remodel will be at the top of your list whether your remodeling plans include creating a cat-friendly
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How to Choose the Best Self Storage Company

How To Choose the Best Self Storage Company

In some ways, looking for a great self storage unit with a reliable company is like looking for a great apartment with a reliable building manager. The unit will ideally have everything you want at the right price, and you’ll be able to trust the self storage company to take care of any problems that
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How to Organize your Home on a Budget

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After browsing home improvement magazines or websites like Pinterest, you may find yourself wishing you had an extra month’s income to make your home picture-perfect. You don’t have to abandon your organized dream home completely, though. Even with a small budget, you can create a place you love living.

Super Easy Ways To Declutter After The Holidays

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We all know Christmas can be a little chaotic, and with the addition of new toys, gadgets, and other goodies, your home can start to feel cluttered and disorganized. January is the perfect time to purge and make room for the new. Why not donate the things you no longer need or use? You can
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How Pantry Organization Makes the Holidays Better

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Every holiday season is an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. However, if you’re in charge of cooking, you can easily miss out on this opportunity by getting stuck in the kitchen the whole time. One way to avoid this problem is to organize your pantry before the holiday rush. An organized
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Most Popular Moving Services

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Let’s face it: We all know that moving is hard work. While hiring a full-service moving company will alleviate much of the stress associated with a relocation, it can quickly become cost prohibitive. On the flipside, orchestrating a DIY move can take more time and resources than busy families and professionals have to spare. The
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Moving During Winter + Printable Safety Checklist

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Google moving during winter, and it’s no surprise that Chicago, famous for its frosty winters and icy winds, pops up on the first page. Here at Metro Self Storage, we know a thing or two about winter moving. Our first storage facility opened its doors in Chicago more than forty years ago. We’ve lived through, and sometimes even
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Thankful Thanksgiving Storage Tips + Free Printable

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  While Halloween kicks off the winter holiday season, Thanksgiving offers an opportunity for some serious celebrating. Will it be last-minute planning and chaos? Or, will you keep calm and Thanksgiving on? There is no time like the present to get ready to entertain—learn how to organize holiday helpers and keep leftovers safe with our thankful Thanksgiving
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10 Tips to Declutter Your Home Before the Holidays

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The holidays are a special time of year. It’s when we gather together with family and friends to celebrate the year that was and look ahead to the year to come. And while we all love the holidays, there’s no denying that it can be a hectic time of year, especially if your home is
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Moving Checklist to Organize Your Move

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One way to make moving less daunting is to put everything you need to do on a checklist. Then, instead of stressing about forgetting something, you can simply look at the checklist to remember what to do next. For most situations, you should begin working through your checklist about two months before moving. However, if
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Bedroom Storage on a Budget

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Clothes on the ground. Papers stacked up on the desk. A lone shoe missing its mate. Does that sound like your bedroom storage? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to get organized. When most people think of affordable bedroom storage, they think of big ugly boxes, plastic totes, or DIY furniture from big-box
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5 Tips for Moving with Your Cat

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Cats generally don’t like change. They’re sensitive animals, so a major life event like moving can come as a shock. That’s why moving with a cat requires special care and thoughtfulness. If you approach the move like any other normal event, you could end up with an overly anxious cat and a particularly stressful move.
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Kitchen Remodel: How to Pay Less for Appliances

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We have all heard the saying, “They don’t make ‘em the way the used to,” and that has never been truer than for appliances. Anyone who has purchased more than one appliance in their lifetime understands this harsh new reality. What used to last for 25+ years now lasts for 12 years, maybe. If you’re
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How to Make Moving Easier with Self-Storage

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Moving is usually a stressful event. Even if you’re moving someplace fun like Minneapolis or Corpus Christi, the difficult process of packing, unpacking, and changing homes inevitably causes some stress. That stress doesn’t have to overwhelm you, though, especially if you use self-storage. Besides providing you with moving supplies like boxes, a self-storage facility can
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How to Prepare Family Heirlooms for Storage

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When you think of family heirlooms, what may come to to mind might be an expensive object such as antique furniture or a Cartier necklace. However, anything from furniture and musical instruments to recipes, photos, and diaries could be considered a family heirloom. When it comes to preserving your family traditions and memories, it is
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Moving into Your Dorm Room: What to Expect & How to Prepare

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It may seem like only last week that you were on pins and needles waiting for college admissions letters to arrive. Today, you are closer than ever to realizing your college dreams as universities around the country are preparing for freshmen orientation week. Moving into your dorm room can either be a dream come true
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