Storage Units Can Hold Recreational Gear for All Seasons

 

Living an active lifestyle requires a little planning and a lot of organizing. It seems every outdoor activity requires recreational gear. From ski gloves and goggles to tents and fishing poles, keeping track of everything can save you time when your next adventure calls.

Thanks to Metro Self Storage, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get organized and on to your next adventure! Continue reading “Storage Units Can Hold Recreational Gear for All Seasons”

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Important Records and Patient Medical Files Storage

 

Medical records are crucial to managing our health. Many of us take them for granted but part of being a medical professional is understanding how to store healthcare files—both in the short- and long-term. Medical records are required to bill insurance companies and they also play a role when unplanned things happen in a person’s life.

It’s no understatement to say that medical records storage plays an important role in all of our lives. Whether we move to a new town, change physicians, or see a new healthcare provider, it’s imperative our medical records are with us. Continue reading “Important Records and Patient Medical Files Storage”

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Awesome Self Storage Facilities Make it Easier to Live in a Big City

 

The two most popular reasons people choose to live in big cities like Chicago or Atlanta are for career opportunities and lifestyle. From tiny apartments to historic homes, self storage can make it easier and cheaper to live in a big city. How? It all comes down to price per square foot. Whether you’re paying rent or a mortgage, there is going to be a price-per-square-foot premium for apartments and houses. Continue reading “Awesome Self Storage Facilities Make it Easier to Live in a Big City”

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How Storage Lockers Help Brooklyn Contractors and Tradespeople

 

If you are one of the many Brooklyn contractors helping to keep our city beautiful and livable, we want to begin by saying thank you! You most likely have many valuable tools and other types of equipment that you need regularly. Building and remodeling in a big city like Brooklyn are both rewarding and challenging. Not everyone is suited for traipsing up 30-story buildings!

Whether you renovate Brooklyn brownstones or are the repair professional people rely upon to keep their plumbing working correctly, you want your tools to be in working order and handy whenever you need them.

But what about the times you don’t need all of your tools, or you want to go on an extended vacation. Where do you store them for safekeeping? Storage lockers can help Brooklyn contractors and tradespeople by providing secure alternatives to more costly storage options. Continue reading “How Storage Lockers Help Brooklyn Contractors and Tradespeople”

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5 Ways to Use Self Storage that Will Simplify Your Life

 

Self storage is useful for so many situations, and it would be hard to imagine what they all are! Even so, that doesn’t stop us from trying. This blog is dedicated to helping our visitors understand how self storage can help make life more manageable during life transitions such as moving, selling a home, or expecting a new baby.

The possibilities are endless. We work hard to bring you moving and storage tips, tricks, and expert advice. Our goal? To help you create more space and make life more manageable in ways you never imagined.

Whether you are rolling up your sleeves for a little spring cleaning or taking on an ambitious endeavor like moving across the country for a new job, let us show you how using self storage can help make life a little less stressful and a lot more manageable.

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Make Holiday Decoration Storage Easy with Metro Self Storage in Brooklyn

 

The guests have all gone home and you’re facing New Year’s resolutions with an optimistic attitude. But you still have to pack up all the holiday decorations. That’s no small task. We totally get it. That’s why you can make the job a lot less stressful by storing your holiday decorations in storage lockers at Metro Self Storage on Knapp Street in Brooklyn.  

If saving money after holiday splurges is at the top of your list, we’ve got good news. Our Brooklyn storage lockers are the cheapest storage units we offer. After all, Brooklyn and New York are two cities that have a high cost of living and definitely keep you busy and occupied outside your apartment.

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Your FAQs About Self Storage Answered

Metro Self Storage New Addison, Illinois Indoor Climate Controlled Facility

 

If you’re new to self storage or need help figuring out whether or not your life transition can be made easier with self storage, you probably have questions. How much does self storage cost? Are self storage facilities really secure? Should I rent a climate-controlled storage unit? What if I change my mind?

These are just a few of the questions people ask when deciding whether or not to rent a storage unit and why your friends at Metro Self Storage have put together a helpful list of some of the commonly asked questions we hear from current and prospective tenants.

Keep in mind, no matter where you decide to rent your unit, each storage facility will have its own set of features and rules such as access hours. The best way to know for sure what you’re getting is to contact your local storage provider. At a Metro storage facility, our friendly, professionally trained Property Managers are on site at each and every one of our locations to give you personal attention. Continue reading “Your FAQs About Self Storage Answered”

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Storage Unit Sizes: How to Choose the Right Sized Unit Every Time

 

Even though storage unit sizes are standardized, most people wing it when choosing a self storage unit for the first time. Naturally, this usually results in renting (and therefore paying for) more space than they need. Even so, budget crashing disasters are avoided every day at Metro Self Storage thanks to our highly trained Property Managers. Continue reading “Storage Unit Sizes: How to Choose the Right Sized Unit Every Time”

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Clean Out Your Closets and Donate to These Chicago Organizations

 

The turn of the seasons is an ideal time to reevaluate your closet and its contents. Did an entire summer pass by without wearing your orange swimsuit? Or that floppy straw hat you’ve had since you were in college? Or maybe your style preferences have changed, so you don’t like or wear certain items anymore.

Rather than using valuable space in your closet or storage unit, make some room by donating to those in need! Here are five Chicago organizations that deserve your hand me downs. Continue reading “Clean Out Your Closets and Donate to These Chicago Organizations”

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7 Reasons to Choose Metro Self Storage

 

When it comes to choosing a self storage facility, how do you decide? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices around you. How do you know which is right for you?

At Metro Self Storage, we simplify your storage experience. Our professionally trained Property Managers are on site at every location to assist with selecting your storage unit and answering all of your questions. Continue reading “7 Reasons to Choose Metro Self Storage”

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The Best RV Storage Operators Make Vehicle Storage Easy

 

Boats and RVs are great for traveling on America’s endless highways and scenic byways. However, finding a place to park oversized vehicles in between trips can be a challenge. That’s why the best RV storage operators in the country recognize the need to provide options for storing recreational vehicles such as boats, campers, motorhomes, and RVs.

Market research shows that fewer than 5% of RV and boat owners have a place to store their vehicles at home. Off-site self storage options for recreational toys and vehicles is in high-demand due to the growing popularity and affordability of RVing.

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How to Keep Mold Monsters (and Other Gross Things) Out of Your Storage Unit

 

If you’re planning to move, there’s a good chance you’ll rely on self storage during your transition. Besides moving, people utilize off-site storage space during other types of life transitions as well as for seasonal storage. Most household items need climate controlled storage units to protect them from ice-cold temperatures, rainy and wet conditions, and damage caused by mold, heat, and humidity.

Why is that? It comes down to science, and unless you’re a chemical engineer or a medical professional, you may not have heard of this word before:

*Hygroscopic – (Of a substance) tending to absorb moisture from the air.

For humidity to destroy something you own, it must be hygroscopic. Think, mattress, fabric, upholstered furniture … you get the idea. Additionally, hygroscopic things are the ideal place for mold monsters to grow. So in a nutshell, most of the things your own are hygroscopic. Read on …

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Why You Need Climate Controlled Storage in Hot, Humid Climates

 

No matter where you live if you’re planning a move this summer, keep in mind that most household items need climate controlled storage units. They are designed to protect your belongings from the damage caused by heat and humidity and to keep you more comfortable while loading your storage units.

There’s a good chance you’ll need to rely on self storage during your transition. During the summer months, renting a basic storage unit might be sufficient for some items if you live in a state with temperate weather.

Why is that? It comes down to science, and unless you’re a chemical engineer or a medical professional, you may not have heard of this word: Hygroscopic. In order for humidity to destroy something, it must be hygroscopic.

Adjective: Hygroscopic
(of a substance) tending to absorb moisture from the air.
relating to humidity or its measurement

In a nutshell, most of the things your own are hygroscopic. Read on … Continue reading “Why You Need Climate Controlled Storage in Hot, Humid Climates”

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Student Storage Deals | Find Clean, Reliable Storage Units Near Your Campus

Finding the best student storage deals is easy if you plan ahead. Procrastinate and finding cheap storage gets harder as summer approaches. Moreover, living in cramped quarters brings home the fact that there are only so many nooks, cubbies, and crannies to cram stuff into in a dorm room.

When faced with sharing a room, the big question is, “What do I do with all this extra stuff?” From a surplus of college books and university gear to clothes and kitchenware, it’s easy to accumulate more stuff than you have room for in your dorm room. Continue reading “Student Storage Deals | Find Clean, Reliable Storage Units Near Your Campus”

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Reasons to Consider Self Storage When Selling Your Home

 

You’ve decided to sell your home. Perhaps the listing contract is already in place with your real estate agent. This is the time when a seller begins to appreciate all the work it takes to get a home ready for sale. An owner might be downsizing. The closets could be overflowing. Furniture might make a home look too full to show well. A garage could be stuffed to the rafters. Considering self storage might prove to be a big help in making a sale. Here are five reasons why.

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Where Not to Store your Guitar and Other Stringed Musical Instruments

 

Where you store your guitar and other types of wooden instruments will determine their longevity. Stringed instruments are some of the pinnacles of music creation. From Stradivarius Violins to the wide world of classical guitars, these creations are as delicate as they are priceless.

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

 

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 appears to be best in four things—old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” Many red wines—and some white wines—are meant to be aged before they are opened. 

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