How Sheepshead Bay Self Storage Makes Apartment Living in Brooklyn Easy

 

Big city apartments are usually high on costs and short on space, especially in terms of storage space such as closets and cabinets.  The trend towards smaller apartments in New York continues to gain popularity. Prefabricated in Brooklyn, New York, these modular micro-apartments range anywhere from 260 to 360 square feet. It’s no wonder many Brooklynites turn to Sheepshead Bay self storage to make their lives more manageable.

While the idea of living in a minute amount of space may come as a shock to most, for many New Yorkers, a self storage unit often serves as their second home because it provides the extra space people need to make living the apartment life in Brooklyn more enjoyable.

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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.
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Tips for Moving with a Newborn Baby

 

There is no denying, moving is stressful. When children are involved, multiply that stress exponentially, and if you are moving with children and pets, then organizing will become your best friend.

But what about moving with a newborn baby? 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. Especially, if you can plan ahead and extend the time it takes to unpack everything in your new home.

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The Most Popular Moving Services People Choose When Relocating

 

Let’s face it: We all know that moving is hard work. The most popular moving services people choose when relocating run the gamut. While hiring a full-service moving company will alleviate much of the stress associated with a relocation, it can quickly become cost prohibitive.

On the flipside, orchestrating a DIY move can take more time and resources than busy families and professionals have to spare. The solution? Choosing to hire out the most popular moving services gives you a combination of a less stressful and more economical experience.

Before you spend your hard-earned cash on additional services to help out during your next move, here are some helpful tips on where to spend your money to get the biggest bang for your buck. Continue reading “The Most Popular Moving Services People Choose When Relocating”

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Moving During Winter + Printable Safety Checklist

 

Google moving during winter, and it’s no surprise that Chicago, famous for its frosty winters and icy winds, pops up on the first page. Here at Metro Self Storage, we know a thing or two about winter moving.

Our first storage facility opened its doors in Chicago more than forty years ago. We’ve lived through, and sometimes even loved, every winter since, which probably qualifies us as experts on moving during winter more than just about anyone else.

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Moving Checklist to Organize Your Move

 

One way to make moving less daunting is to put everything you need to do on a checklist. Then, instead of stressing about forgetting something, you can simply look at the checklist to remember what to do next.

For most situations, you should begin working through your checklist about two months before moving. However, if you’re moving internationally, you’ll probably need to plan more details in advance, especially if you need a visa. Depending on which country you’re moving to, the visa process could take anywhere from a couple weeks to longer than a year. Take this extra time into account as you put together your checklist and plan your move.

Below is a list of points you should consider putting on your moving checklist. You might not need to include everything, but it’s better to prepare too much than too little for a move.

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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. Continue reading “5 Tips for Moving with Your Cat”

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How to Make Moving Easier with Self Storage

 

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. Continue reading “How to Make Moving Easier with Self Storage”

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Clever College Dorm Room Essentials | What to Expect & How to Prepare

 

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 true or a stress fest. From what to expect and how to prepare, this month we help you figure out how to plan for the next big step of your college experience. Continue reading “Clever College Dorm Room Essentials | What to Expect & How to Prepare”

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

 

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 the negatives and positives of living in a house. Then, you’ll be prepared for any hassles that come up.

Here are 3 major changes to expect as you move from an apartment into a house. These changes can be horrible or awesome, depending on your perspective. Continue reading “Why Moving from an Apartment into a House Is Awesome (and Horrible)”

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Here are the Top 10 Moving Tips from Metro Self Storage

 

We asked some of our most experienced storage managers located throughout several states to bring you the top 10 moving tips from Metro Self Storage. With more than 45 years as a leading self storage provider, you can count on Metro for the latest systems and technologies to make your storage experience a great one.

Founded in 1973 by Karl F. Nagel, Metro Self Storage has grown to over 120 storage facilities in 11 states and continues to help people just like you find the perfect storage solution when moving or experiencing another type of life transition. Continue reading “Here are the Top 10 Moving Tips from Metro Self Storage”

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3 Reasons Why People Love 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 coastline, offering plenty of things to do and see. Here are three reasons why moving to Corpus Christi would be a great place to go.
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Why People Love Moving to El Paso, Texas

 

 

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 delicious Texas barbecue and Mexican food, who wouldn’t love moving to El Paso?
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8 Reasons to Love Moving to Midland Texas

 

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 Generation Xers), are migrating to Texas.

1. CAF Airpower Museum

Midland TX Airpower Museum
The Commemorative Air Force Museum in Midland is operated by the High Sky Wing volunteers who oversee its authentic World War II antique aircraft. While the vast majority of the museum’s WWII artifacts collection, including nose art from actual WWII combat aircraft, will be relocated to Dallas, the Midland museum will now focus on the history of the Midland Army Airfield.

The famed bombardier school at the Midland Army Airfield in Texas became the pride of the city and its support for the military during World War II. The tradition of respect for the Army and Air Force has stood the test of time and is honored by Midlanders to this day.

2. Susie’s South Forty Confections Candy Factory

Midland TX Candy Factory
With names like Kickers Pralines, Winners Caramels, Fudge Richey, and Texas Trash who could pass up touring Midland’s famous candy factory? Susie’s South Forty Confections Candy Factory may not be where Lucy and Ethel got into trouble when they couldn’t keep up with the conveyer belt, but it is the world record holder for making the largest piece of toffee—undoubtedly shaped like the state of Texas.

3. George W. Bush’s Midland Childhood Home

George W Bush Midland Tx
Midland is home to prominent political figures—two governors, two presidents, two first ladies, an ambassador, and a CIA director.

George W. Bush’s family moved to Midland in the early 1950’s and purchased a 1,400 square foot home for around $9,000. It’s worth noting that this works out to approximately $6.45 per square foot; in other words, the price of two Starbucks coffees. The George W. Bush Childhood Home is now meticulously restored and offers a peek into what life was like for kids growing up in the 1950’s.

The Bush family lived in this once quaint city for several years, and George W. Bush attended San Jacinto Junior High, which is where Laura Welch, who would become the First Lady, also attended school.

4. Beautiful Downtown Skyline Architecture

Skyline Midland Texas
Downtown Midland’s redevelopment continues, as industries such as aerospace and aviation, traditional and alternative energy, and professional business services continue to prosper.

The Downtown Midland Management District, created in 2003, focusses on building and maintaining a pedestrian-friendly downtown, which is the place for loads of fun festivals and family-friendly activities that have helped nourish city’s growing popularity.

5. West Texas Road Trip

Road trip to Midland TX
Far from the bright lights of the city lies the heart of West Texas. A no man’s land or a Wanderlust’s dream come true, this Texas region is truly one-of-a-kind. Midland residents and visitors can hop on the I-10 and travel further west to Balmorhea State Park where big skies and the world’s largest artesian spring fed swimming pools await.

The best time to travel is in October when the days are mild and the nights are crisp enough to call for spicy barbecue and homemade Mexican food.

6. The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

Midland Texas performing arts center
The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is a 108,000 square foot performing arts venue with state-of-the-art acoustics. Audiences from Midland and Odessa enjoy entertainment ranging from Broadway productions to local plays, famous musicians and comedians, symphonies, mariachis, and jazz year-round.

7. Abundant Midland Wildlife

wildlife in Midland TX
The I-20 Wildlife Preserve is situated on a 30-acre urban playa wetland just north of Interstate 20. Home to the famed Midland Painted Turtle, Midland’s playa habitat provides numerous opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing during both the wet and dry seasons. The I-20 Wildlife Preserve contains a 3.4-mile trail system with a 1.45-mile ADA-accessible trail loop.

8. Best Small City for Retiring and Aging in Place

Senior men riding bikes in Midland, TX
By the time 2017 rolls around half the adult population of the U.S. will be over 50 years old. While the effect of this demographic shift creates a higher demand for housing where folks can age in place, it also increases the appeal of small- to mid-sized cities with moderate climates for retirees. Besides Baby Boomers, families are relocating to Midland due to its highly regarded educational system and relative low cost of living.

Midland is among the largest cities in West Texas, and it offers plenty of opportunities for entertainment and outdoor recreation as well as warm and inviting weather.

If you’re moving to Midland and need storage space to help with the transition, check out Metrostorage.com’s directory of storage units near Midland, Texas.

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Why Retirees Love Moving to Sarasota, Florida

 

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 it’s in the Garden State. This popular destination is Sarasota of course; it attracts tourists and retirees alike. Whether you are a snowbird researching the best places to retire or want to relocate your family to an excellent school district on the west coast of Florida, the vibrant town of Sarasota has something for everyone.

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10 Compelling Reasons People Love Moving to Philadelphia

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 places to see and incredible Philly foods. Whether you are moving to Philadelphia Suburbs, Delaware Valley, or heading over for the day, we’ve found ten fun facts you need to know.

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How to Pack a Moving Truck: Use Your Head, Save Your Back!

 

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 not yours either). Continue reading “How to Pack a Moving Truck: Use Your Head, Save Your Back!”

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Moving to West Chicago, IL? 7 Things You Need to Know

 

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 soon sprang up because so many trains met at this juncture. Most of the residents were chiefly farmers and railroad employees.

 

Today, West Chicago is a popular commuter town (due to its more affordable rents) to nearby Chicago. Additionally, you can leave your car behind and take public transportation (the Metra) to downtown Chicago.
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6 Tips for Choosing the Right 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 alone. Millions of other Americans are taking on the challenge of moving this summer too.
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