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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. […]

By |2018-11-14T15:26:21-04:00October 28th, 2018|Storage Tips|

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. […]

By |2019-01-23T22:46:55-04:00October 21st, 2018|Storage Tips|

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. […]

By |2018-08-11T14:18:19-04:00August 11th, 2018|Storage Tips|

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. […]

By |2019-04-21T13:50:12-04:00August 5th, 2018|Storage Tips|

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 [...]

By |2018-10-31T19:10:47-04:00June 2nd, 2018|Storage Tips|

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 [...]

By |2018-06-08T17:28:01-04:00May 27th, 2018|Storage Tips|

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. […]

By |2018-06-29T10:33:26-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Storage Tips|

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. […]

By |2018-04-20T01:03:39-04:00April 18th, 2018|Storage Tips|
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