Why are So Many People Moving to Atlanta, Georgia? Here’s Why You’ll Want to Move Too!

 

Every year, people from all over the country move to Atlanta, GA. It’s been on the list as one of the top-ranked inbound states in the country for several years running. Are you thinking about moving to Atlanta? It sounds and looks exciting by all accounts.

But sometimes it’s hard to get a feel for what’s great about a city like Atlanta, and why people love to call it home. Whether you’re the laid back suburban type, big-city lover, or a little bit of both, you can fit in and find your way in Atlanta, Georgia.

For eight years running, Penske Moving Truck Rentals has recognized Atlanta as one of the top moving destinations in the country. Penske analysts track one-way truck rental reservations to Atlanta, GA. What better indicator that yes, people are moving to Atlanta!

Here’s what you need to know before moving there.

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Philadelphia Business Owners: Getting Organized in 2019

Haley Kaiser
 

In a city as historic as Philadelphia, being organized is a must. Organize the lines, the tourists and tours, and everything involved in visiting such a great city. The businesses that dot the capital also need to be on top of their game, and what better way to make 2019 the year you succeed than by getting properly organized?

How organized your office space and employee’s spaces are can be directly indicative of how organized your entire business is. Also, the organization is about more than just cleaning up and getting rid of outdated paperwork. It’s about the inner workings of your business, as well as how your staff interacts. With our suggestions, you’ll have your business organized in Philadelphia in no time.

 

De-Clutter Your Office Space

First things first, your business needs to be clean. There is nothing more intimidating than an office filled to the brim with paperwork, clunky technology, and clutter. By paring down what you actually need in your office for it to be functional and what’s just extra is an important step in maximizing your space and storage. The same goes for the rest of the space throughout the office, including your employee’s areas.

If your current furniture doesn’t allow for an organized space, now is the time to upgrade. For you to truly become organized, you need the resources to do so. The process of purchasing new and getting rid of the old can quickly get disorganized itself.

Do the due diligence of making a checklist to guide you through the process. Allocate budget for haulers to mess of getting rid of the old furniture. Or, decide to sell the old furniture and put the profit towards your upgrades!

If there are items you don’t want to recycle, you can always invest in a storage space like Metro Self Storage. With units from 3×5 all the way up to 25×80, as well as parking spaces for company vehicles, it’s a great option to keep your stuff tidy and safe. Especially in the interim of selling and replacing furniture.

 

Get on Top of Your Appearance

beautiful Philadelphia business owners shared client waiting room

Once your business is de-cluttered, things need to look aesthetically pleasing. Once your business is de-cluttered, things need to look aesthetically pleasing. With so many businesses in Philadelphia, you want to make sure you make a great first impression. After all, people could just go to your competitor down the street. A great way to draw people in is with a clean and tidy appearance.

Routinely make sure that your windows are cleaned, signs are in good repair, and that anything a customer can see is done up nicely. Create an inviting lobby space where your guests can not only wait but get comfortable and feel appreciated by providing refreshments and snacks.

By making things look good, your office will be more productive, and thus more amenable to an organized work day. Chaos breeds chaos, so if things ever start to look a little messy, take action against it and get everyone back on track.

 

Go Paperless

We use so much unnecessary paper these days, and a great way to organize your business is to go green. Send items and memos via email or communication platforms like Slack and Trello. Not only will you get rid of paperwork you don’t need, but you’ll be using cutting edge technology to get rid of extra clutter. Your customers will thank you too.

People vastly prefer receiving an email they can archive than bills and communications in their mailbox that they either have to store, causing their own clutter, or just throw away. By going paperless you’ll make organization fully online or in your network, as well as saving the Earth at the same time.

 

Organize Your Work Day

planner pad and cup of coffee philadelphia business owners organization concept

Schedules make the world go around in business. If your day isn’t organized, then your business won’t be. Keep a clear schedule for your day-to-day operations, as well as long term. This can be anything from a daily agenda on what you and your team hope to accomplish to down-to-the-minute meeting and task times.

However, this needs to be a system that can be implemented into a business-wide organizational plan. When everyone knows where they need to be and what they need to be doing, things go a lot smoother.

You can help this by getting rid of outdated technology and upgrading to better computer programs, systems, and networks. Look at how you want your business to grow and find the best solutions to keep you organized so that can actually happen.

 

Stay on Top of It

When you receive an email, answer it. When someone asks you a question, answer it. If there’s an opportunity to meet with a client, do it. If you organize your working style to be productive, your business will follow suit. By being proactive, you’ll be setting yourself up for success, as well as your business.

Make a to-do list every day and encourage your co-workers to do the same. This will keep everyone organized in their daily tasks as well as remind them to get things done in a timely manner instead of relegating them to the back of their minds to either be forgotten about or done later than they needed to be.

If a traditional to-do list has failed you or your employees in the past, consider trying new to-do list methods.

Organizing your business in a city as vibrant and busy as Philadelphia is a daunting task, but with the above suggestions, you’ll be organized in 2019 with no problem.

 

Guest blogger, Haley Kaiser, has a passion for creative writing, blogging, and exploring the outdoors. Among her favorite topics are Arizona sunsets, Midwest greenery, and craft beer.

 

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Things You Need to Travel Light on a Tampa Getaway

Guest blogger: Zack Davisson

Florida and Tampa’s weather is pretty well documented: Tampa is at least moderately warm throughout the entire year although warm rainstorms are likely. So, packing light for a getaway trip to the Sunshine State shouldn’t be too hard, right? The usual necessities of a pair of flip-flops, breathable t-shirts, shorts instead of pants, and a waterproof shell for the rain are all tourist essentials for a tropical vacation.

But what about the other smaller items that are essential to a Tampa getaway? With the help of travel experts at AllTheRooms, we’ve created a list of everything a minimalist traveler could possibly need for a trip to Tampa. Continue reading “Things You Need to Travel Light on a Tampa Getaway”

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5 Easy Ways to Beat the Winter Blues in Chicago

 

To best way to beat the winter blues in Chicago is to find something that brings you joy. Fortunately, there are a lot of fun activities that can bring happiness and a sense of adventure into your life in the Windy City. You just need to get out and experience the city!

Even if you’re tempted to stay home and out of the cold, these activities are sure to draw you out of your winter hibernation. We promise you won’t regret it.

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4 Lesser Known Chicago-Area Museums to Explore this Weekend

 

Everyone knows about the top museums in any major city. You probably already know about the Field Museum or the Art Institute of Chicago. But just a few steps off the beaten path are lesser known Chicago-area museums just waiting for you to discover. They hold educational and entertaining exhibits on a variety of subjects, and with fewer crowds.

From learning about the Chicago River to discovering our country’s use of currency—check out these lesser known Chicago-area museums to further expand your knowledge of the intricacies of this beautiful city! Continue reading “4 Lesser Known Chicago-Area Museums to Explore this Weekend”

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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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Top 5 Winter Hiking Destinations in the Tampa Bay Area

 

Winter is a great time of year to travel to Florida. Whether escaping snow or rainy weather, tourists flock to the Gulf Coast of Florida in search of sunshine and beautiful beaches. The Tampa Bay Area offers plenty of activities for the outdoor enthusiast too. So when you’ve had enough of sand n’ surf, enjoy these winter hiking destinations in the Tampa Bay Area.

It’s worth noting that Tampa Bay is not the name of a city. There is a city called Tampa and a few local sports teams with Tampa Bay in the name. However, the Tampa Bay Area is a major populated area surrounding Tampa Bay on the west coast of Florida. The moniker is largely used by the tourist industry to talk about Florida cities—Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. Continue reading “Top 5 Winter Hiking Destinations in the Tampa Bay Area”

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Metro Self Storage Opens New Lincolnshire Buffalo Grove Storage Facility

 

Illinois-based Metro Self Storage announces the grand opening of our newly built storage facility in the northwest Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove. Local residents and businesses will find new storage options located at 847 Deerfield Parkway, near Busch Parkway.

Choose from 850 brand new climate-controlled storage units in our state-of-the-art and climate-controlled storage facility. Customers can conveniently load and unload their storage units protected from the elements thanks to large, interior bays or loading doors on the north and south sides of the building. Continue reading “Metro Self Storage Opens New Lincolnshire Buffalo Grove Storage Facility”

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Metro Self Storage Opens Brand New Chadds Ford Storage Facility

 

Metro Self Storage is pleased to announce the opening of our Chadds Ford storage facility conveniently located on Wilmington West Chester Pike (U.S. Route 202). The beautiful climate-controlled storage building is the newest member of the Metro family of friendly storage facilities located throughout Pennsylvania

Highlighted features for your ease and convenience include interior loading bays and large, freight-style elevators. These sought-after storage amenities protect our customers when moving their valuable belongings any time of year, but especially during inclement weather.

If you or someone you know is seeking a storage solution that offers premium features and excellent customer service, stop by to learn about all of the great features of our newly opened Chadds Ford storage facility.

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Why Millennials Love Living in Wichita | Metro Self Storage

 

New research shows that when Millennials aren’t shelling out a sizable sum for avocado toast, they’re moving to smaller, affordable cities like Wichita, Kansas. According to a recent article in the New York Times, the flow of young professionals to large Urban cities appears to be flattening. 

While it will take more time to figure out completely, one thing is for sure, affordability, jobs, and food trucks serving camera-ready food, are all reasons why millennials love living in Wichita. By all accounts, it appears that millennials are trading in high rents and housing rates for more affordable vibrant cities. Read on to find out why millennials love living in Wichita. Continue reading “Why Millennials Love Living in Wichita | Metro Self Storage”

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Metro Self Storage Opens Brand New North Plainfield Storage Facility

 

Would you like to keep your valued possessions at a New North Plainfield Storage Facility in New Jersey?

Metro’s newly constructed North Plainfield storage facility on Route 22 is now open and accepting reservations for temperature-controlled storage units. These are ideal for storing your personal, household, recreational, and business items.

The new, five-story climate-controlled storage facility features large interior loading areas in addition to multiple other entrances around the building for your added convenience. The state-of-the-art building is one of the newest modern self storage facilities in North Plainfield and Union County. Metro Self Storage locations offer all of the great features you’ve come to expect including superior customer service.

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Metro Self Storage Opens Brand New Naperville Storage Facility

 

Illinois-based Metro Self Storage is pleased to announce the grand opening of our brand new Naperville Storage facility on N. Aurora Road. Unique to the area, this ground-level storage center offers the ultimate in convenience to nearby residents and business owners looking for climate-controlled storage units.  

As an early pioneer of self storage, Metro Self Storage is a name you can trust when it comes finding clean, reliable storage for your belongings. Today, Metro continues to set the bar high to define outstanding customer service in the industry. Continue reading “Metro Self Storage Opens Brand New Naperville Storage Facility”

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New Addison Self Storage Facility | Metro Self Storage Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

 

You’re invited to join the festivities with your friends and neighbors! Metro Self Storage Ribbon Cutting Party in Addison, IL

Metro is pleased to announce a ribbon-cutting to celebrate our new Addison self storage facility located on West Lake Street. With easy access from I-355, everyone is welcome to stop by for tours of the state-of-the-art storage facility.

Don’t miss your chance to win a Google Home Mini or Amazon Eco Dot at this event (see invitation below for more details). So please mark your calendar for July 12th, 2018.

Festivities will begin at 4:30 PM. Our  guest of honor at this special event is the Addison Mayor, Rich Veenstra. Continue reading “New Addison Self Storage Facility | Metro Self Storage Celebrates Ribbon Cutting”

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New Naperville Storage Facility on N. Aurora Road

 

Illinois-based Metro Self Storage is pleased to announce the grand opening of our storage facility in Naperville, IL. Unique to the area, our ground-level storage units offer the ultimate in convenience. If you’re looking for climate-controlled storage units don’t miss Naperville’s newest self storage facility featuring climate-controlled storage units.

As an early pioneer of self storage, Metro Self Storage is a name you can trust when it comes to finding clean, reliable storage units for your belongings. Today, Metro continues to set the bar high to define outstanding customer service in the industry.

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Metro Self Storage Celebrates Brand New St. Charles Self Storage Facility

 

Chicago-based Metro Self Storage celebrated the grand opening of its 22nd store in Illinois on May 23rd.  We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the grand opening of our new St. Charles Self Storage facility! It’s one of the few modern self storage facilities in St. Charles and the surrounding areas. Continue reading “Metro Self Storage Celebrates Brand New St. Charles Self Storage Facility”

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The Best Neighborhoods in Knoxville for Lifestyle and Culture

 

The best neighborhoods in Knoxville have two things in common: they’re beautiful, and they have a great culture. If you’re moving to Knoxville and are worried about where you’ll live, rest assured: Knoxville is diverse and culturally-rich. There’s sure to be a neighborhood you’ll love. Continue reading “The Best Neighborhoods in Knoxville for Lifestyle and Culture”

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Moving to Illinois? The Best Chicago Suburbs for Families

Are you dreaming about moving to one of the best Chicago Suburbs in Illinois? Beginning in May, people from all over the country start making plans to move to a new home or apartment. Some people move across town and others across the country. Here in Chicago, moving over the summer months is a million times easier than moving in Chicago during winter. Continue reading “Moving to Illinois? The Best Chicago Suburbs for Families”

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Moving to Georgia (Part 1): The Best Atlanta Suburbs for Education, Arts, and Sustainability

 

Between cultural, ethnic, and geographic diversity and historical significance, Atlanta has a lot to offer people living in and moving to the area. Atlanta is made up of a complex network of neighborhoods in its Metroplex. While the urban areas of Midtown, Downtown, and Buckhead are attractive for professionals and artists, the best Atlanta Suburbs attract people from all over the world. Continue reading “Moving to Georgia (Part 1): The Best Atlanta Suburbs for Education, Arts, and Sustainability”

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How Much Does Self Storage Cost in Largo, Florida?

 

Have you ever found yourself asking “Where are the cheapest storage units near me?” In today’s economic environment most everyone likes to save a buck whenever possible and looking for the cheapest self storage options in Largo, FL is no exception. Besides, with so many beautiful beaches and fun things to do in Largo, who has time to shop around?
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