Why Moving from an Apartment into a House Is Awesome (and Horrible)

Moving from an apartment

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

Metro Self Storage Security Locks

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

Wine Storage Tips Kingwood, TX

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

Philadelphia Skyline

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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Craft Storage: How Self Storage Can Help You Create

Craft Storage Helps you Create

If you are passionate about crafting, you’ve probably experienced first hand how quickly your work space can go from clean to cluttered. Crafting utilizes many different types of objects, which can make craft storage at home a challenge. Add small children or pets to the equation, and you may choose to opt for offsite craft
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5 Tips for Moving with Your Dog

Moving with your Dog

Does your dog notice when things are different whenever you change your routine? If you are amongst the millions of Americans moving with your dog this year, remember that pets have a sixth sense and tend to know when something is afoot.

This Father’s Day Give Dad Extra Storage Space

Give Dad Gift of Storage for Fathers Day

Whether you have a techie dad, an early adapter dad, or an outdoorsy dad, all fathers have one thing in common: they cherish their kids. One of the best gifts you can give dad is your time. The second best gift is a self storage unit because what dad wouldn’t like to have a little more
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Utilize Self Storage During Your Home Improvement Project

Utilize Self Storage during Home Improvement Projects

There are lots of reasons why people decide to remodel rather than move. If the kids are in a great school, or you love your neighborhood, you might not want to give those things up. While spring and early summer are the best times of the year to put your house on the market, you
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Kitchen Storage: Tips and Tricks in the Kitchen

Kitchen Storage Tips and Tricks

A room that is the heart and soul of a home needs special consideration when it comes to kitchen storage. Successful kitchen design is equal parts work space, storage solutions, and seating areas for family and friends. If you want a storage-packed kitchen that is both functional and beautiful, these tips will help make the
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Top 10 Moving Tips from 40 Years in the Storage Business

National Moving Month Storage Tips

To celebrate National Moving Month, we questioned storage managers from 10 Metro Self Storage locations to bring you the top 10 tips from over 40 years in the storage business. Founded in 1973 by Karl F. Nagel, Metro Self Storage has grown to over 100 storage facilities in 11 states and continues to help people
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Business Storage: How a Self Storage Unit Can Help Your Business Grow

Business Storage

Business growth is a great thing. It is a healthy sign that business is doing well and making money but getting bigger doesn’t come without its challenges. For many businesses growth and expansion equates to the need for more physical space. Renting a business storage unit can be a cost-effective solution for businesses who want
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Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle on Earth Day with Self Storage

Donating belogings for Earth Day

Say, what? You are no doubt asking, “How is it possible to reduce, reuse, and recycle on Earth Day with self storage?” It’s a legitimate question because according to the media America has a serious problem with consumption. Even Slate weighed in to tell us how we have become a self storage nation. But the reality is that self
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Moving to Minneapolis Suburbs? Bloomington Ranks as Best City to Live

Moving to Bloomington MN

Minneapolis continues to rank as one of the best cities to live in the US, and its suburbs regularly rank in top publications like Money Magazine and Forbes as the best places to move to for anyone looking for a high quality of life and above-average income. If you are moving to Minneapolis suburbs, Bloomington ranks
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3 Reasons Why People Love Moving to Corpus Christi, TX

Moving to Corpus Christi, TX

Moving away can be sad and stressful. When you move somewhere awesome, though, the change is much easier. Instead of being a source of anxiety, a move can be the most exciting event of the year. Corpus Christi is a place you can be excited to move to. It combines Texan charm with a beautiful
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Top 5 Tips for DIY Home Storage

DIY Home Storage Tips

Spring cleaning (or a visit from an outspoken friend or relative) can inspire you to finally get everything organized and stored properly. While self storage is a great option for some, you may also decide to find enough space for storage in your home. If you choose to “do it yourself,” keep in mind the
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3 Reasons Why Self Storage Makes St. Patrick’s Day More Fun

Self Storage Makes St Patricks Day More Fun

You might be wondering how self-storage could possibly be related to the party-hearty green explosion of St. Patrick’s Day. Perhaps you think of self-storage as a useful place to keep things while moving or living in a small apartment, not as the kind of place you’d need for a party. In fact, self-storage can make
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Garage Storage Made Easy

Garage Storage Made Easy

Every neighborhood has at least one garage that looks organized by someone suffering from OCD, a cross between a hospital operating room and a home improvement store ad. However, truth be told, deep down, we think, “If only I could have a garage that looked half as good as that.” My garage looks like the stock
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Why People Love Moving to El Paso, Texas

Moving to El Paso Tx

Are you thinking about moving to El Paso, Texas? The sixth-largest city in Texas and locally known as “Sun City” due to 297 days of sunshine, El Paso has a lot to offer current and new residents alike. From leading universities and the world’s largest military base to a thriving economy and restaurants dishing up
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Ease Valentine’s Day Stress with Self Storage

Self Storage eases Valentines Day

Are you wondering how to have a stress-free Valentine’s Day? Is that even possible? If you are single, then Valentine’s Day could be anything from empowering to a major downer. If you are in a new relationship, and nobody has said, “I love you” yet, things could get awkward. But for anyone in a relationship between the first kiss
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Home Organization: How to Downsize Your Possessions

Home Organization

Have you ever really thought about how clutter accumulates in your home? We all have things that we cherish like a set of favorite golf clubs or a comfortable chair for binge-watching TV. But let’s face it, we own a wide variety of objects that often have a powerful grip on our psyche.