Kitchen Storage: Tips and Tricks to Make Your Space More Productive

A room that is the heart and soul of a home needs special consideration when it comes to kitchen storage. Successful kitchen design is equal parts work space, storage solutions, and seating areas for family and friends. If you want a storage-packed kitchen that is both functional and beautiful, these tips will help make the
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Top 10 Moving Tips from 40 Years in the Storage Business

National Moving Month Storage Tips

To celebrate National Moving Month, we questioned storage managers from 10 Metro Self Storage locations to bring you the top 10 tips from over 40 years in the storage business. Founded in 1973 by Karl F. Nagel, Metro Self Storage has grown to over 100 storage facilities in 11 states and continues to help people
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Business Storage Solutions | Self Storage Can Help Your Business Grow

Business Storage

  Business growth is a great thing. It is a healthy sign that business is doing well and making money but getting bigger doesn’t come without its challenges. For many businesses, growth and expansion equate to the need for more physical space. Renting a business storage unit can be a cost-effective solution for businesses who
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Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle on Earth Day with Self Storage

Donating belogings for Earth Day

Say, what? You are no doubt asking, “How is it possible to reduce, reuse, & recycle on Earth Day with a storage unit?” It’s a legitimate question because according to the media America has a serious problem with consumption. Even Slate weighed in to tell us how we have become a self storage nation. But the reality is that
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Moving to Minneapolis Suburbs? Bloomington Ranks as Best City to Live

Moving to Bloomington MN

Minneapolis continues to rank as one of the best cities to live in the US, and its suburbs regularly rank in top publications like Money Magazine and Forbes as the best places to move to for anyone looking for a high quality of life and above-average income. If you are moving to Minneapolis suburbs, Bloomington ranks
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3 Reasons Why People Love Moving to Corpus Christi, TX

Moving to Corpus Christi, TX

Moving away can be sad and stressful. When you move somewhere awesome, though, the change is much easier. Instead of being a source of anxiety, a move can be the most exciting event of the year. Corpus Christi is a place you can be excited to move to. It combines Texan charm with a beautiful
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5 Tips for DIY Home Storage

creative home storage solutions blue book shelf

  Decluttering before guests arrive, tackling spring cleaning or a visit from an outspoken friend or relative can inspire you to finally get everything organized and stored properly. While self storage is a great option for some, you may also decide to find enough space for home storage without ever leaving the hosue. If you
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Garage Storage Made Easy | Moving and Organizing Advice

garage storage - monkey bar shelving

  Is your car ready to take back its rightful spot in the garage? Our garage storage made easy tips can help you do just that. Every neighborhood has at least one garage that looks organized by someone suffering from OCD, a cross between a hospital operating room and a home improvement store ad. However, truth
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Why People Love Moving to El Paso, Texas

    Are you thinking about moving to El Paso, Texas? The sixth-largest city in Texas and locally known as “Sun City” due to 297 days of sunshine, El Paso has a lot to offer current and new residents alike. From leading universities and the world’s largest military base to a thriving economy and restaurants
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Ease Valentine’s Day Stress with Self Storage

Self Storage eases Valentines Day

Are you wondering how to have a stress-free Valentine’s Day? Is that even possible? If you are single, then Valentine’s Day could be anything from empowering to a major downer. If you are in a new relationship, and nobody has said, “I love you” yet, things could get awkward. But for anyone in a relationship between the first kiss
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Home Organization: How to Downsize Your Possessions

Home Organization

  Have you ever really thought about how clutter accumulates in your home? We all have things that we cherish like a set of favorite golf clubs or a comfortable chair for binge-watching TV. But let’s face it, we own a wide variety of objects that often have a powerful grip on our psyche.

8 Reasons to Love Moving to Midland Texas

Moving to Midland TX

  Are you looking for small-city charm with big-city choices? Then moving to Midland Texas might be the right choice for you. Midland offers a diverse mix of entertainment, employment, and lifestyle opportunities. seems that everyone, from young professionals and growing It seems that everyone, from Millenials to Baby Boomers and everyone in between (think
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Popular New Year’s Resolutions: Celebrate National Get Organized Month

National Get Organized Month

Clutter happens, often for good reasons, such as a new baby, a death in the family, a move or any other event that throws life out of balance. The New Year is a good time to hit the reset button, and since January is National Get Organized Month why not learn how to organize and
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Hiding Christmas Presents is Easy with Metro Self Storage

Self Storage Makes Christmas Easy

  Whether you decided to opt out of the Black Friday madness this year or to jump in with both feet the big question remains—is there a way to simplify Christmas? We think so.

Christmas Shopping in River North Chicago

Christmas Shopping River North Chicago

Have you been procrastinating your Holiday shopping? Don’t panic yet. Chicago has some of the best Christmas shopping destinations in the Midwest. It is an exciting place to be any time of the year, but at Christmas, the sky is the limit in Chicago. Get ready to bundle up because you can watch the Magnificent
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Car Storage: How to Prep your Vehicle

Car Storage provided by Metro Self Storage

If the cars in your family start to outnumber the spaces in your garage, and you need to find additional parking, look for desirable car storage options before parking your extra car at the nearest self storage facility.

Holiday Gift Hiding Ideas – How Self Storage Can Help

Holiday Storage Ideas

Is it really that time of year again? Yes! Christmas is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to figure out where to shop and what gifts to give. As the bags and boxes start piling up, you might start wondering how and where to hide them from prying eyes and fingers. The
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Why Retirees Love Moving to Sarasota, Florida

Retired couple strolling the beach in Sarasota

  Are thinking about moving to Sarasota, Florida? What do the beach, ballet, and baseball all have in common? We’ll give you a hint … with sunsets that last forever and sugar sand beaches this Garden State city is a popular destination for tourists and retirees alike. We thought so. Whether you are a snowbird
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How to Keep Spiderman and Other Pests Out of Your Storage Unit

Storage Unit Pest Control Spiderman

  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,
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How to Prepare Your RV for Storage in Chicago

Winterizing RV for Chicago Storage

Get Ready! Winter in Chicago is On its Way Winterizing your RV for the winter is just the tip of the iceberg. If you are moving to or live in a colder part of the country like moving to Minneapolis or moving to Chicago find a suitable winter home for your vehicle before the mercury really starts to
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