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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 |2018-01-07T19:34:43-05:00May 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 |2017-06-28T13:45:01-05:00April 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 |2019-05-18T13:57:59-05:00April 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 |2017-09-23T18:31:44-05:00March 6th, 2017|Family Life, Organizing Advice|

Home Remodel | How To Keep Cat Safety in Mind

There’s no denying, moving is stressful. It is stressful for people, and it causes stress in cats. Moving is so stressful that many homeowners decide to stay put and renovate. Keeping cat safety in mind during a home remodel will be at the top of your list whether your remodeling plans include creating a cat-friendly home, replacing drafty windows, or something more extensive. […]

By |2017-06-12T13:23:53-05:00February 20th, 2017|DIY Home & Projects, Family Life|

Thankful Thanksgiving Storage Tips + Free Printable

  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 storage tips.  The holiday rush can make it easier to get distracted and miss out on the special moments. It’s why Metro Self Storage is dedicated to helping you live an organized life every day of the year.  […]

By |2017-09-12T21:32:13-05:00November 21st, 2016|Family Life, Storage Tips|

5 Tips for Moving with Your Cat

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. Preparing for and adapting to your cat’s anxiety during a move can prevent a lot of difficulty. Easing your cat into the move takes more effort and planning, but in the end, you’ll have a happier and more well-adjusted cat. Here are 5 tips to make your next move go as smoothly as possible for you and your cat. […]

By |2017-06-10T11:21:57-05:00October 17th, 2016|Family Life, Moving & Traveling|

This Father’s Day Give Dad Extra Storage Space

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 space to better enjoy his favorite hobbies? […]

By |2016-06-09T16:36:43-05:00June 13th, 2016|Family Life|

5 Tips To Survive And Thrive When Your Parents Move In

  Helping your parents downsize for a move into a nursing home or an assisted living facility requires hours of research and can be fraught with some tough choices. But what happens if mom and dad are moving in with you? More than likely, you will be faced with the dilemma of what to do with a myriad of possessions accumulated over a lifetime. […]

By |2018-12-13T14:43:18-05:00January 23rd, 2015|Family Life, Moving & Traveling|

5 Fun Things to do with Moving Boxes After the Move

After all the expenses and hard work of orchestrating a move, are you ready for a little fun? How about something that gives your pocketbook a break? Before getting rid of that pile of moving boxes in the corner of your family room get in touch with your inner child, and give the kids something inexpensive to play with that offers hours of entertainment. Photo Credit: MrMcgroovys.com […]

By |2014-11-07T11:02:43-05:00November 7th, 2014|DIY Home & Projects, Family Life, Moving & Traveling|
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