The History of the City of Amarillo | How Route 66 Shaped One of America’s Most Iconic Towns

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  It’s impossible to talk about the history of the city of Amarillo without highlighting Route 66. Texas is the only state along Route 66 with just one major city along the historically significant route. That city is, of course, Amarillo. Located in the heart of the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo once embodied the essence of
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Moving to Georgia (Part2) | The Best Atlanta Suburbs for Millennials, Outdoor Enthusiasts, and Families

  In Part 2 of our series on the best Atlanta Suburbs, we drill down to why so many people are moving to Atlanta. Some of the greatest suburbs in the nation are often located near big cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and Houston. The Atlanta metro is connected by MARTA the region’s commuter rail network.
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Hurricane Irma: Metro Self Storage Florida Locations Close Temporarily

Hurricane Irma Florida Palm Trees Blowing in Wind

  UPDATED September 19, 2017   We are happy to report that all Florida Metro Self Storage stores are open for business 🙂 In preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Florida, Metro Self Storage is taking steps to safeguard our staff, properties, and customers. Effective Saturday, September 9th at 4 pm EST, all
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Celebrate the Ribbon Cutting at Our New Storage Facility in Mundelein, IL

  Would you like to keep your valued possessions at a modern, brand new storage facility in Mundelein, Illinois? Come on down and join our celebration! Metro Self Storage will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration with the Mundelein Chamber of Commerce on September 14th from 4:30 PM to 7.30 PM. The festive
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Fascinating Facts About Labor Day to Impress Your Friends and Family

History of Labor Day Woman Riveting Airplane

  Today, Labor Day is a magical 3-day-weekend when we get to take a day off work, watch sports, travel to a new town, and barbecue with family and friends. But what do we really know about the history of Labor Day? Most of us do not have to work on Labor Day and we
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Houston Strong! Stories of Courage, Compassion, and Strength

  Houston Strong quickly became the motto of Texans everywhere during Hurricane Harvey. Reported as one of the worst natural disasters in its history, the record breaking tropical storm landed the same week as the city’s 181st anniversary; Houston’s forefathers could never have imagined a storm like this. As people process and begin to rebuild, we
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Salvaging Household Items After Hurricane Harvey

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  Preparing for a hurricane is no easy feat. Especially if you have multiple family members, beloved pets, or both in your care. In the rush of an evacuation, ensuring everyone can make it to safety is a priority. It’s entirely understandable when valued objects and things get left behind. Before salvaging household items, the
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Metro Self Storage Offers Free Storage Rental to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Free Storage Offer Floodwaters Approaching Houston Homes

  UPDATED SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 If you or your loved one is affected by Hurricane Harvey, and in need of a temporary storage solution for your belongings, Metro Self Storage is offering relief. We are giving 2 months of free storage rental to Hurricane Harvey victims in addition to waiving administrative fees while inventory lasts.
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St. Charles Self Storage Grand Opening! Metro Surpasses 21 Stores in Illinois

  Chicago-based Metro Self Storage is celebrating the grand opening of its 22nd store in Illinois. The 45-year-old company is Chicagoland’s first choice for locally owned urban and suburban storage solutions. The state-of-the-art, newly constructed building differentiates itself as one of the few modern self storage facilities in St. Charles and surrounding areas. Metro Self Storage
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Family Friendly Toy Storage Tips for Busy Parents

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  Family friendly toy storage tips can be invaluable when you’re preparing to move, have a baby, or simply clean the house. Keeping toys tucked away when not in use can relieve stress and prevent your home from becoming a toy disaster zone, especially during transitions. While you can find plenty of great ideas and
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5 Tips To Help You Downsize in Lakeland, Florida

Downsizing in Lakeland FL

  Americans spend $10 billion dollars a year on ways to downsize, reduce, and organize their homes and businesses. It is quite possible that the art of simplicity has never before been so complex. Or expensive. For many, finding happiness is only a move away and what better place to live than a town with
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6 Things To Do in Houston if You’re Dating

Couple eating outdoors is one of the fun things to do in houston

  Are you looking for things to do in Houston with your date? Sure, it’s easy to fall into the same old pattern of “Netflix and chill,” but wouldn’t it be fun to break free from your couch and enjoy everything Houston has to offer? Whether it’s your first date with someone you met online or
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Moving to Alabama? Metro Offers Storage Units in Montgomery

Aerial photo of Montgomery, Alabama

  Whether you are moving to Alabama or have lived here your entire life, there are great things to see and discover in  Alabama’s state’s capital of Montgomery. Central to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 60s, Montgomery is recognized worldwide for its historical and cultural significance and landmarks due to the Civil Rights Movement
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South Side Chicago Neighborhood Insider Tips from Your Local Metro

  These South Side Chicago Neighborhoods Offer Something for Everyone If you are looking for a socially diverse and connected community, moving to a South Side Chicago Neighborhood could be for you. From the University of Chicago and Jackson Park to affordable housing and culturally diverse neighborhoods, this part of Chi-Town is filled with possibilities.
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The Best Neighborhoods in Knoxville for Lifestyle and Culture

the best neighborhoods in knoxville tn are easy to find on a map

  The best neighborhoods in Knoxville have two things in common: they’re beautiful, and they have a great culture. If you’re moving to Knoxville and are worried about where you’ll live, rest assured: Knoxville is diverse and culturally-rich. There’s sure to be a neighborhood you’ll love.

Moving to Georgia (Part 1): The Best Atlanta Suburbs for Education, Arts, and Sustainability

  Between cultural, ethnic, and geographic diversity and historical significance, Atlanta has a lot to offer people living in and moving to the area. Atlanta is made up of a complex network of neighborhoods in its Metroplex. While the urban areas of Midtown, Downtown, and Buckhead are attractive for professionals and artists, the best Atlanta
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How Sheepshead Bay Self Storage Makes Apartment Living in Brooklyn Easy

Interior Brooklyn apartment example for Sheepshead Bay Self Storage in Brooklyn

  Big city apartments are usually high on costs and short on space, especially in terms of storage space such as closets and cabinets.  The trend towards smaller apartments in New York continues to gain popularity. Prefabricated in Brooklyn, New York, these modular micro-apartments range anywhere from 260 to 360 square feet. It’s no wonder many
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Why Apartment Life in Brooklyn is Better

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  Living the apartment life in Brooklyn means you are living in the center of the universe. You’re surrounded by incredible architecture, colorful personalities, and delicious food. Not all apartments are spacious though, which is perfectly okay. Living large in Brooklyn doesn’t mean you need to live in a large space. In fact, there are
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Moving to Illinois? The Best Chicago Suburbs Offer Something for Everyone

hispanic family moving to illinois to live in chicago's best suburbs

Are you dreaming about moving to one of the best Chicago Suburbs in Illinois? Beginning in May, people from all over the country start making plans to move to a new home or apartment. Some people move across town and others across the country. Here in Chicago, moving over the summer months is a million
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The Ultimate Guide to Moving with Kids

parents and their children moving boxes into new home

  Moving with kids can be a big challenge. On the one hand, you need to focus on getting everything done for the move. Tackling a seemingly endless to-do list of things to organize and pack may seem overwhelming. However, at the same time, you need to think about your kids and their emotions as
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