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
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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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  When it comes to knowing how to make moving easier, you can count on 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 process of packing, unpacking, and changing homes inevitably causes some stress.
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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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Clever College Dorm Room Essentials | 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
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Celebrate National Clean Out Your Garage Day

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The Saturday after Labor day is National Clean Out Your Garage Day, however, becoming a National Holiday isn’t easy. It begs the question—is there a compelling reason to dedicate an entire day to organizing a garage? Turns out, there is. Of the nearly 1,000 garage owners Consumer Reports polled in a recent nationwide survey, a
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Clothes Storage: Best Solutions to Keep Your Clothes Fresh

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Sweaters are great for December but do you really need them in June? When the seasons change, so does our wardrobe. Unfortunately, closets are often too small, and even walk-in closets don’t offer enough clothes storage if you are sharing with a roommate or spouse. The solution? Seasonal clothes storage will instantly give you more closet space.
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Why Moving from an Apartment into a House Is Awesome (and Horrible)

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If you’re an urbanite, you’re probably used to living in apartments. Perhaps you’ve dreamed of one day moving into a house to escape all the downsides of apartment life. So, let’s say you’ve found the perfect house and are planning to make that move now. To ensure a smooth transition, it’s important to consider both
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Top 5 Storage Facility Security Features to Look For

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When you use a self-storage facility, you expect that your items will be safe from theft. After all, isn’t safety one of the top reasons for using self storage? Unfortunately, though, not all self storage facilities are equally safe. Some provide excellent customer service, yet have gaps in their security. Once you’re gone, your items
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Top 6 Wine Storage Tips

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Have you ever wondered why wine improves with age? So many things do. The great English Philosopher and Statesman, Francis Bacon, explains why, “ … age appears to be best in four things—old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” Many red wines—and some white
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6 Reasons People Like Living in Southwest Philadelphia

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With a population of 1,567,442 and growing, Philadelphia has come a long way since the Founding Fathers gathered here to sign the Declaration of Independence. Today, it is one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. This can can make choosing where to live within the 136-square-mile city a daunting task. If you are looking for more
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