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 they used to,” and that has never been truer than for appliances.If you are planning a kitchen remodel, how to pay less for appliances is no doubt at the top of your list. Anyone who has purchased more than one appliance in
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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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How to Prepare Family Heirlooms for Storage | Moving & Storage Advice

prepare family heirlooms for storage

  When it comes to preserving your family traditions and memories, it is important to learn how to prepare family heirlooms for storage so they will be around for future generations. Family heirlooms include expensive objects such as antique furniture or a Cartier necklace. However, anything from furniture and musical instruments to recipes, photos, and
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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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It’s Never Too Late To Celebrate National Clean Out Your Garage Day

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  Even though National Clean Out Your Garage Day happens every year, 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 whopping
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Clothes Storage Solutions to Keep Your Clothes Fresh

Clothes Storage

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)

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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Quick and Easy Wine Storage Tips for Texans (in Less Than Ten Minutes)

Wine Storage Tips Kingwood, TX

  Our quick and easy wine storage tips will have you looking like a sommelier in less than 10 minutes. Okay, maybe not quite at that level but close. Have you ever wondered why wine improves with age? So many things do. The great English Philosopher and Statesman, Francis Bacon, explains why, “ … age
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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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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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Make Moving with Your Dog Easier Any Time of Year

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 to Make Your Space More Productive

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 Solutions | Self Storage 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 equate to the need for more physical space. Renting a business storage unit can be a cost-effective solution for businesses who
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Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle on Earth Day with Self Storage

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Say, what? You are no doubt asking, “How is it possible to reduce, reuse, & recycle on Earth Day with a storage unit?” 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
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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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