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Student Storage Deals for University of South Florida Students

Every year, University of South Florida students are faced with a choice to either store their dorm room in a nearby storage facility or ship their belongings back home. If you find yourself needing a storage unit near University Square in Tampa, consider renting a clean, well-lit, and reliable storage unit with Metro Self Storage in advance to help ensure you get the size you need. […]

By |2020-04-02T19:22:36-04:00March 30th, 2020|Storage Tips, Your Local Metro|

5 Small Businesses That Can Benefit From Self Storage

Starting a small business can be liberating and fulfilling, but also stressful and intimidating, especially if your home or office has limited space. Renting commercial space can be pricey, yet it’s often necessary to make your small business more successful.  After all, in certain industries, limited space means limited products and services. Likewise, expanding your space means increasing what you can offer, which can attract more customers.    […]

By |2020-03-08T13:27:00-04:00March 8th, 2020|DIY Home & Projects, Storage Tips|

5 Reasons Busy Moms Turn to Self Storage to Make Life More Manageable

According to research, today’s mothers are more prepared than their mothers and grandmothers were. The average age of first-time mothers is now 26 because women are graduating from college and joining the workforce before having their first child. Even so, managing your time as a mother is very different than managing your time as a student or a successful businesswoman. […]

By |2020-02-09T17:01:59-04:00February 9th, 2020|Family Life, Organizing Advice, Storage Tips|

How to Keep Spiderman and Other Pests Out of Your Storage Unit

  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, mattresses, and grandmas antique kitchen table. It is a little creepy to think the things we take out of our homes and put into storage can then become home to pesky little creatures such as mice, cockroaches, ants, and spiders. The most popular type of items people put into storage is furniture. Think overstuffed sofas, plush recliners, mattresses, and grandmas antique kitchen table. So it [...]

By |2019-11-17T11:48:35-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Storage Tips|

Using Storage Units to Hold Inventory For Home-Based Businesses

According to the latest research from Incfile.com, there are 38 million home-based businesses in the United States. And perhaps more fascinating is that a new home-based business is started every 12 seconds! Not many households can accommodate all the inventory it takes to run successful at-home small businesses such as those selling online. As the items pile up, space in the home decreases, making it much more cramped inside.  Luckily, there is a great solution: Rent a storage unit to hold all the inventory in a neat, organized manner. In order to do so effectively, there are a few key things to consider. To get started, use this guide to learn all about using storage units to hold inventory for [...]

By |2019-11-17T11:49:47-04:00October 20th, 2019|DIY Home & Projects, Storage Tips|

Salvaging Household Items After a Tropical Storm

Preparing for a hurricane is no easy feat. Especially if you have multiple family members, beloved pets, or both in your care. Most recently, Tropical Storm Imelda caught everyone by surprise with its speed and ferocity in making landfall putting 6-million at risk for flooding and property damage.  In the rush of any evacuation whether it be fire or flood, ensuring everyone can make it to safety is a priority. It's entirely understandable when valued objects and sadly, even when pets sometimes get left behind. Before salvaging household items, the most important thing to remember is to make your safety a priority when returning after a hurricane to clean and empty out your home. While many things will disappear as [...]

By |2019-09-22T17:17:37-04:00September 22nd, 2019|Storage Tips, Your Local Metro|

Metro Self Storage Announces New Franklin Storage Facility

Metro Self Storage is excited to announce our newest storage facility in Franklin, TN. You’ll find us conveniently located off Columbia Pike near Winstead Park on Werthan Circle. Our new location boasts a variety of superior features including covered loading areas, interior climate-controlled units, and drive-up units to make any move or life transition more manageable. Nestled a mere 21 miles away from Nashville, Historic Franklin, TN, consistently appears in "The Best Places to Live in America" lists. Our beautiful city is brimming with Southern charm, hospitality, and class act amenities including Whole Foods and LifeTime Fitness Gym and Spa. And now, Metro Self Storage a leader in the storage industry for more than 45 years. Our family owned and [...]

By |2019-06-29T20:22:24-04:00June 16th, 2019|Storage Tips|

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! […]

By |2019-04-21T17:04:03-04:00April 21st, 2019|Storage Tips|

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. […]

By |2019-03-03T22:17:24-04:00March 3rd, 2019|Storage Tips|

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. […]

By |2019-03-24T19:29:40-04:00February 27th, 2019|Storage Tips|
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