Which is Cheaper, Buying a House in the Winter or Summer?

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  Summer is a popular season for moving, but what’s cheaper, buying a house in the summer or winter? Summer is a popular time for moving and house hunting, but is it really the best season for buying a house?

Moving to Texas? 4 of the Best El Paso Suburbs

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Featured image photo credit: Brian Wancho Photography   Nestled in the far western corner of Texas, El Paso is on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte) and right across the U.S.-Mexico border from Ciudad Juárez. El Paso is the state’s 6th largest city and ranks as one of the best cities to live in
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What types of Animals Will I See at the Milwaukee County Zoo?

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  There’s nothing quite like spending the day at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Not only will you see incredible animals from all over the world, but visiting the zoo is a fun way to learn about conservation, the environment, animal behavior and their natural habitats. Of course, there’s nothing like seeing your children amazed as
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Super Easy Ways To Declutter After The Holidays


  We all know Christmas can be a little chaotic, and with the addition of new toys, gadgets, and other goodies, your home can start to feel cluttered and disorganized. January is the perfect time to purge and make room for the new. Why not donate the things you no longer need or use? You
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Travel to Tampa | 18 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

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  There are plenty of reasons to start packing for a trip to Tampa. The region’s beauty is defined by year-round sunshine that brings warm weather so typical of Florida. Travel to Tampa, and find the perfect destination whether you love outdoor adventure travel, urban experiences, or both. Tampa has a spot for you. Besides
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Downtown Naperville Riverwalk | Your Guide to Special Events and More!

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  Do you suddenly find yourself with some free time in the West Chicago suburbs? Sure you could run errands, study or get some extra work done, but how about playing tourist in your hometown? There are a few things that everyone in Chicagoland should experience, especially near the Downtown Naperville Riverwalk, and there’s no
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Ease the Christmas Rush. Home Organizing Tips for the Holidays.

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  If you Google “Home Organizing Tips for the Holidays,” in exactly 0.37 seconds you will get 101,000 results. Two questions immediately come to mind: Where does one possibly begin, and aren’t the holidays already stressful enough?

City Guide: Things To Do During Winter in Minneapolis

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by Haley Kaiser It’s mid-November, and the familiar frosty bite of winter has come over one of our favorite towns in the Midwest: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Okay, it’s no lie, December through March is considered to be frigid and, even at times, extreme. But whereas some may shy away from these wintry conditions, those in one
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How Pantry Organization Makes the Holidays Better

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  Every holiday season is an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. However, if you’re in charge of cooking, you can easily miss out on this opportunity by getting stuck in the kitchen the whole time. One way to avoid this problem is to organize your pantry before the holiday rush. Here’s
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How to Hide Big (and Small) Christmas Presents from Clever Kids

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  Knowing where and how to hide Christmas presents can be difficult if you have smart kids. They’re sharp enough to pick up on little clues, and they have enough time during the holidays to snoop out any poorly hidden gifts. Figuring out how to hide big Christmas presents from these dedicated, clever kids gets
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Fun Things To Do In Chicago During Winter

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  If you are looking for fun things to do in Chicago this winter, you’re in luck. It turns out the Windy City is a popular destination this time of year for tourists and Chicago suburbanites alike.

St. Charles, Illinois | Your Guide to Restaurants and Family Fun

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  Looking for things to do with your family near St. Charles, Illinois? You’re in luck. The Greater St. Charles area is an ideal destination for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy hearty soups in the winter and ice cream on a hot summer day in the heart of downtown. Experience stunning sculpture gardens in the
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How to Properly Care, Store, Handle, and Retire the American Flag

Storing Flags

  Flying the American flag is acceptable any day of the year, especially on National Holidays like Veteran’s Day and Labor Day. American flags are collected and cherished by many, becoming heirlooms and keepsakes. However, these aging flags need to be carefully stored because the fabric used to make older flags often become fragile over time.

6 Reasons People Love Moving to Lubbock, Texas

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  Are you looking for small-city charm with big-city choices? There are many reasons people love moving to living Lubbock, Texas. The midsized city offers a diverse mix of entertainment, employment, and lifestyle opportunities. It seems that everyone, from young professionals and growing families to retirees, are moving to Lubbock, Texas. Moving to this fast-growing
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Tips for Storing Baby Gear for Future Children

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  Storing baby gear can give you or a loved one a head start when planning for a second baby. Instead of spending many hours and dollars buying more baby clothes, toys, and equipment, you can simply take out the storage boxes and rediscover the items you already treasured.

The Zombie Apocalypse! How Self Storage Can Save Your Life

Zombie Apocalypse

  Halloween is the time of year when people start thinking about how they might survive the zombie apocalypse. Why? With millions of loyal viewers watching hit TV series like the Walking Dead and iZombie, it’s clear we have just as much of an insatiable appetite for zombies as they do for us. If you are looking
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How to Make Moving Easier with Self Storage

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  When it comes to knowing how to make moving easier, you need solid advice, great customer service, and helpful friends and family. The storage teams a 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.
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The Benefits of Utilizing Short-Term Storage Between Homes

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  At some point our lives, most of us will go through a transition that requires us to rely on short-term storage between homes. Whether Mother Nature has forced you out of your home, you are taking on a temporary work assignment, or you are in the midst of a remodel, experiencing any type of
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The Best Websites for Finding Short-Term Rentals and Temporary Housing

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  At some point in our lives, most of us will find ourselves in a situation where we need to find temporary housing. Work-related reasons for needing short-term rentals range from being between jobs to unexpectedly losing a job. Sometimes personal, or life events like a sudden breakup or divorce or maybe combining households can
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Hurricane Irma: Metro Self Storage Florida Locations Close Temporarily

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  UPDATED September 19, 2017   We are happy to report that all Florida Metro Self Storage stores are open for business 🙂