City Guide: Things To Do During Winter in Minneapolis

winter in Minneapolis downtown skyline view from sculpture garden

by Haley Kaiser   It’s mid-November, and the familiar frosty bite of winter has come over one of our favorite towns in the Midwest: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Okay, it’s no lie, December through March is considered to be frigid and, even at times, extreme. But whereas some may shy away from these wintry conditions, those in
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How Pantry Organization Makes the Holidays Better

Pantry organization makes baking holiday cookies easier concept

  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
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How to Hide Big (and Small) Christmas Presents from Clever Kids

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  Knowing where and how to hide Christmas presents can be difficult if you have smart kids. They’re sharp enough to pick up on little clues, and they have enough time during the holidays to snoop out any poorly hidden gifts. Figuring out how to hide big Christmas presents from these dedicated, clever kids gets
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Fun Things To Do In Chicago During Winter

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  If you are looking for fun things to do in Chicago this winter, you’re in luck. It turns out the Windy City is a popular destination this time of year for tourists and Chicago suburbanites alike. Chicago offers things you won’t see anywhere else and less busy tourist attractions like the Art Institute of
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St. Charles, Illinois | Your Guide to Restaurants and Family Fun

Metro Blog Image of The Arcada Family Theatre at Pheasant Run in St. Charles, IL

  Looking for things to do with your family near St. Charles, Illinois? You’re in luck. The Greater St. Charles area is an ideal destination for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy hearty soups in the winter and ice cream on a hot summer day in the heart of downtown. Experience stunning sculpture gardens in the
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How to Properly Care, Store, Handle, and Retire the American Flag

Storing Flags

  Flying the American flag is acceptable any day of the year, especially on National Holidays like Veteran’s Day and Labor Day. American flags are collected and cherished by many, becoming heirlooms and keepsakes. However, these aging flags need to be carefully stored because the fabric used to make older flags often become fragile over time.

6 Reasons People Love Moving to Lubbock, Texas

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  Are you looking for small-city charm with big-city choices? There are many reasons people love moving to living Lubbock, Texas. The midsized city offers a diverse mix of entertainment, employment, and lifestyle opportunities. It seems that everyone, from young professionals and growing families to retirees, are moving to Lubbock, Texas. Moving to this fast-growing
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Tips for Storing Baby Gear for Future Children

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  Storing baby gear can give you or a loved one a head start when planning for a second baby. Instead of spending many hours and dollars buying more baby clothes, toys, and equipment, you can simply take out the storage boxes and rediscover the items you already treasured.

The Zombie Apocalypse! How Self Storage Can Save Your Life

Zombie Apocalypse

  Halloween is the time of year when people start thinking about how they might survive the zombie apocalypse. Why? With millions of loyal viewers watching hit TV series like the Walking Dead and iZombie, it’s clear we have just as much of an insatiable appetite for zombies as they do for us. If you are looking
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How to Make Moving Easier with Self Storage

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  When it comes to knowing how to make moving easier, you need solid advice, great customer service, and helpful friends and family. Here at Metro, we understand that moving is a stressful event – whether you are combining households, separating households, or moving to a new city that promises fun and excitement. The difficult
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The Benefits of Utilizing Short-Term Storage Between Homes

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  At some point our lives, most of us will go through a transition that requires us to rely on short-term storage between homes. Whether Mother Nature has forced you out of your home, you are taking on a temporary work assignment, or you are in the midst of a remodel, experiencing any type of
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The Best Websites for Finding Short-Term Rentals and Temporary Housing

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  At some point in our lives, most of us will find ourselves in a situation where we need to find temporary housing. Work-related reasons for needing short-term rentals range from being between jobs to unexpectedly losing a job. Sometimes personal, or life events like a sudden breakup or divorce or maybe combining households can
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The History of the City of Amarillo | How Route 66 Shaped One of America’s Most Iconic Towns

city of amarillo vintage photo taken in 1960s

  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 🙂

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.

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?

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 look
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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

  October 8, 2017, we are pleased to report that all of our Houston-area storage facilities are approaching full capacity. Thank you to our loyal customers—we are all #HoustonStrong together. 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
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