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.

8 Reasons to Love Moving to Midland Texas

Moving to Midland TX

  Are you looking for small-city charm with big-city choices? Then moving to Midland Texas might be the right choice for you. Midland offers a diverse mix of entertainment, employment, and lifestyle opportunities. seems that everyone, from young professionals and growing It seems that everyone, from Millenials to Baby Boomers and everyone in between (think
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Popular New Year’s Resolutions: Celebrate National Get Organized Month

National Get Organized Month

Clutter happens, often for good reasons, such as a new baby, a death in the family, a move or any other event that throws life out of balance. The New Year is a good time to hit the reset button, and since January is National Get Organized Month why not learn how to organize and
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Hiding Christmas Presents is Easy with Metro Self Storage

Self Storage Makes Christmas Easy

  Whether you decided to opt out of the Black Friday madness this year or to jump in with both feet the big question remains—is there a way to simplify Christmas? We think so.

Christmas Shopping in River North Chicago

Christmas Shopping River North Chicago

Have you been procrastinating your Holiday shopping? Don’t panic yet. Chicago has some of the best Christmas shopping destinations in the Midwest. It is an exciting place to be any time of the year, but at Christmas, the sky is the limit in Chicago. Get ready to bundle up because you can watch the Magnificent
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Car Storage: How to Prep your Vehicle

Car Storage provided by Metro Self Storage

If the cars in your family start to outnumber the spaces in your garage, and you need to find additional parking, look for desirable car storage options before parking your extra car at the nearest self storage facility.

Holiday Gift Hiding Ideas – How Self Storage Can Help

Holiday Storage Ideas

Is it really that time of year again? Yes! Christmas is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to figure out where to shop and what gifts to give. As the bags and boxes start piling up, you might start wondering how and where to hide them from prying eyes and fingers. The
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Why Retirees Love Moving to Sarasota, Florida

Retired couple strolling the beach in Sarasota

  Are thinking about moving to Sarasota, Florida? What do the beach, ballet, and baseball all have in common? We’ll give you a hint … with sunsets that last forever and sugar sand beaches this Garden State city is a popular destination for tourists and retirees alike. We thought so. Whether you are a snowbird
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How to Keep Spiderman and Other Pests Out of Your Storage Unit

Storage Unit Pest Control Spiderman

  Battling unwelcome insects and rodents in your living space is one thing—you are there to wage war on a daily basis. However, keeping spiders and other pests out of your storage unit takes special care and consideration. The most popular type of items people put into storage is furniture. Think overstuffed sofas, plush recliners,
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How to Prepare Your RV for Storage in Chicago

Winterizing RV for Chicago Storage

Get Ready! Winter in Chicago is On its Way Winterizing your RV for the winter is just the tip of the iceberg. If you are moving to or live in a colder part of the country like moving to Minneapolis or moving to Chicago find a suitable winter home for your vehicle before the mercury really starts to
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A Short History and Glimpse Inside Family Owned and Operated Metro Self Storage

  Metro Self Storage got its start when Karl Nagel pioneered self storage in Illinois back in 1973. Fast forward 42 years later and Karl’s two sons are continuing the family tradition to develop convenient, reliable, and secure storage facilities throughout the country. The family and its employees have worked diligently to build the company,
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8 Unusual Things to do with Cardboard Moving Boxes

Kid Sitting in Cardboard Moving Box Airplane Title

  There are more than 101 things to do with cardboard boxes, and besides building an actual skyscraper or luxury ocean liner, almost anything can be made out of a moving box. From napkin rings and picture frames to castles, airplanes, and rocket ships, it would appear that when it comes to cardboard, inventions range
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10 Compelling Reasons People Love Moving to Philadelphia

Moving To Philadelphia Suburbs

People love moving to Philadelphia and Delaware Valley for its vibrant culture and diverse neighborhoods. It’s the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. There are wonderful communities to live and raise a family, excellent schools, and a variety of employment opportunities. Once you’re moved in and unpacked, be sure to check out all the
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Declutter Your Student Storage Before Heading Back to School

Declutter Student Storage Title

  Taming a dorm full of clutter can be a daunting task. But decluttering your student storage unit isn’t nearly so intimidating. Just think of it like you would a closet. Anyone can handle a closet, right? Besides, after being away from the things that you didn’t think you could live without at the end
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5 Things That Need Climate Controlled Storage

  When it comes to deciding whether or not to rent a climate controlled storage unit, it’s not just high temperatures that you have to worry about. When planning to store valuable business and household items, also think about moisture and humidity as well as freezing temperatures. While most self storage companies offer slightly higher
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How to Pack a Moving Truck: Use Your Head, Save Your Back!

Packing a Moving Truck

  Moving day is not only stressful, but it’s also downright physically demanding. Especially if you’ve signed up for a DIY move that requires you do all the heavy lifting. Bending over to pick up and lift moving boxes for hours at a time is not your back’s idea of a good time (and probably
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Moving to West Chicago, IL? 7 Things You Need to Know

West Chicago, IL Metra Train

  Whether you are visiting or moving to West Chicago, the area is an attractive destination. Located 30 miles due west of downtown Chicago in DuPage County, the City of West Chicago has a rich history. It was created when three railroads came together in the area. Manufacturing jobs, eating houses, and hotels for travelers
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6 Tips for Choosing the Right Moving Company

Choosing Moving Company

  Did you know that the average American will move approximately 12 times during his or her lifetime? Choosing the right moving company can be the difference between chaos andcalm.. Usually, it’s because we need more space, got a new job, or are downsizing. Whatever the reason for your move take comfort knowing you’re not
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How To Prepare Furniture for Storage

Storing Upholstered Chairs

  Whether you are a homeowner getting ready to move or a real estate agent staging a home for sale, self storage can provide both short-term and long-term options to reduce clutter during a move. Home furnishings usually represent the largest investment inside a home, and the wide range of styles and quality characteristics makes
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