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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day On A Tight Budget

  On a tight budget this February? No problem! Valentine’s Day is about love, not money. With a little time and creativity, you can create a Valentine’s Day experience that shows your love without breaking the bank. In fact, a tight budget can sometimes be a blessing in disguise. It can make you more romantic, as you create more thoughtful gifts and experiences. Instead of buying something mass-produced, you put time and effort into something personal. After all, something free or cheap can still be special. […]

By |2019-02-06T15:26:09-04:00February 3rd, 2018|Family Life|

The Zombie Apocalypse! How Self Storage Can Save Your Life

  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 for ways to survive the zombie apocalypse this Halloween, learn more about zombie behavior and survival strategies at the Zombie Research Society. That’s not a joke. And, it has loads of zombie-related facts and trivia to keep your mind off the real thing. Here are some suggestions for the best way to survive an attack. And remember, if all else fails to take shelter at your [...]

By |2017-10-24T17:52:38-04:00October 21st, 2017|Family Life|

The Ultimate Guide to Moving with Kids

  Moving with kids can be a big challenge. On the one hand, you need to focus on getting everything done for the move. Tackling a seemingly endless to-do list of things to organize and pack may seem overwhelming. However, at the same time, you need to think about your kids and their emotions as they work through the change. To help you strike a balance between moving and parenting, read through this guide and note anything that’s important for your situation. […]

By |2017-09-23T21:00:56-04:00June 11th, 2017|Family Life|

Moving Tips to Reduce Pet Stress

  Looking for ways to reduce pet stress during your next move? It turns out humans aren’t the only animals to thrive on healthy routines. Fido and Fifi do too. Anyone who has moved knows that it requires planning, preparation, and a tremendous amount of hard work. Moreover, it disrupts our familiar daily routines, which is precisely what behavioral health scientists believe creates stress in both humans and pets in the first place. […]

By |2017-08-17T18:39:03-04:00June 5th, 2017|Family Life, Moving & Traveling|

How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel with Toddlers

  Any home renovation project can be challenging, but a kitchen remodel can be especially difficult when you have toddlers. However, it is possible to survive a kitchen remodel with children of all ages. In fact, with enough planning, it may actually lead to good memories and adventures with your kids. Good organization and forethought are key for making your kitchen remodel as fun and safe as possible. Here are a few tips to consider as you prepare for your renovation with toddlers. […]

By |2018-01-07T19:34:43-04:00May 25th, 2017|Family Life|

Home Renovation Survival Guide

  Home renovations are notorious for being stressful. Whether you’re taking on a large project like a historic house or “just” remodeling your kitchen, home renovations can challenge your relationships, budget, and sense of sanity. However, it is possible to cut down on the stress and conflict of a home renovation. Here are some tips to help you manage a renovation with fewer headaches and more joy. […]

By |2017-06-28T13:45:01-04:00April 24th, 2017|DIY Home & Projects, Family Life|

Tips for Moving with a New Baby That Will Save Your Sanity

  There is no denying, moving is stressful. Especially when a new baby is involved. You can go ahead and multiply that stress exponentially if you are moving with a new baby and your pet. Naturally, keeping everyone safe and sane is the primary goal. New parents often ask, “How do I even go about moving with a newborn baby?” And,  the majority of the pregnancy advice you get will probably be to move before the baby arrives. However, here at Metro Self Storage, we understand that life happens. Moving with a newborn baby is possible. Whether you are actively looking for a new home to buy or decided to move out of your rental because of a leaky roof. [...]

By |2019-05-18T13:57:59-04:00April 10th, 2017|Family Life, Moving & Traveling|

Tips to Teach your Kids Bedroom Organization

  Are you frustrated by how quickly your child’s bedroom becomes cluttered and disorganized? Does it turn chaotic as soon as you’re done tidying up? You’re not alone. For many parents, a messy kid’s bedroom is a source of conflict and annoyance, both for them and their child. The child doesn’t like being nagged, while the parents despair about their child’s disorganization and uncleanliness. However, keeping a child’s bedroom tidy doesn’t have to be a never-ending fight. With the right strategies, you can teach your kids bedroom organization skills they can use throughout their lives. The following guidelines can help them learn to tackle the mess to keep their bedroom clean and organized. […]

By |2017-09-23T18:31:44-04:00March 6th, 2017|Family Life, Organizing Advice|
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