The Best Tampa Neighborhoods for Outdoor Enthusiasts

  Whether you love festivals, golfing, or are a foodie at heart, the best Tampa neighborhoods are proof there is no dearth of things to do in Florida. Moreover, Tampa, the third-largest city in the Sunshine State offers miles of beachfront living. Here are 5 of the best Tampa neighborhoods we think you should know
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Moving Truck Rentals & Self Storage | A Perfect Match!

Renting a Moving Truck

  Did you know that May kicked off the busiest residential moving season of the year? May is full of major holidays. It is dubbed National Moving Month and National Mental Health Month. Hmmm … one has to wonder, is this a coincidence? Nobody can deny, moving is downright stressful!

3 Simple Home Staging Tips to Help Sell Your House

Staging Your Home Tips

According to top Realtors across the country, home staging is the key to selling a home. Moving season is here again; maybe it’s the warmer weather and the fact that the future looks brighter now that the sun isn’t hiding behind gray clouds. One of the most important things you can do to sell your
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7 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to North Side Chicago

Moving to North Side Chicago

  When it comes to deciding what to do and see in North Side Chicago, there are so many choices in the Windy City that Fodor’s Travel published an article titled “10 Things Not To Do In Chicago.” While this might be helpful for tourists who are on a tight schedule, for anyone moving to
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The Best Ways to Organize Large Storage Units

  Organizing large storage units might seem like a daunting task. Whether a business or personal residence, with a little up-front preparation using our pro storage tips, you create an ideal storage solution. The most familiar way to think of a large storage unit is that it’s roughly equivalent in size to a one-car garage. If
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The Best Ways to Organize Small Storage Units

Organize Small Storage Units

  Small storage units come in handy for a wide variety of situations. Whether you need a self storage unit to meet your business storage needs, or to keep clutter at bay while your house is on the market, it doesn’t have to be a place you rarely visit. On the contrary, with a few helpful
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Moving to Minneapolis Suburbs? 4 of the Best ‘Burbs in Minnesota

  Minneapolis is ranked as one of the best cities to live in America, and several Twin Cities suburbs consistently rank high for the quality of life and affordability. Last year, Maple Grove, Minnesota got a shout out from Money magazine and was listed 2nd on their list of the best suburbs’ in America, but
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Create Moving Box Masterpieces | Fun, Affordable Entertainment For All

  Just build it, and they will come! Which is exactly what happens if you end up building with a large moving box. Youth and science organizations have caught on to the universal appeal of playing with cardboard moving boxes, and are engaging kids of all ages to create cardboard masterpieces that include everything from
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RV History | Fun Facts About One of America’s Greatest Icons

Winnebago RV storage

  When it comes to RV history, there was the Hunt Housecar, the Model ‘T’ Telescope Apartment, and the Kozy Kamp Tent Trailer that created America’s fascination for luxury camping. Decades later, RVs captivated American audiences in big Hollywood films like “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” that brought gut-busting laughter to movie goers around the globe.
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How Much Does Chicago Self Storage Cost?

Chicago Ariel View

Moving? We’ve got some money saving ideas for you Chicago is a city of superlatives. It is the home of the world’s first 15-story Ferris wheel, best deep dish pizza, busiest airport, highest steeple, and if you exclude the Pentagon, the largest building. As the third most populated city in the country, it’s no wonder
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5 Tips To Survive And Thrive When Your Parents Move In

  Helping your parents downsize for a move into a nursing home or an assisted living facility requires hours of research and can be fraught with some tough choices. But what happens if mom and dad are moving in with you? More than likely, you will be faced with the dilemma of what to do
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3 Time Saving Post-Holiday Tips to Declutter Any Home

  The decorations are put away. The new diet has begun. January is the time of year to renew commitments and refresh goals. This year, Marie Kondo’s decluttering reality TV show on Netflix is the talk around town. It’s not too late to get a head start on the New Year and begin clearing out
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The Million Dollar Self Storage Question: What Size Do I Need?

Metro Self Storage million dollar question

It’s a question we’ve all asked experts, even perfect strangers, and ourselves. From carry on suitcases and skis to mountain bikes, moving trucks, and yes, even self storage—What Size Do I Need?—is usually the first question that comes to mind. Finding the correct answer practically guarantees you’ll save time and money. If you start out
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The Top 5 Reasons Metro Self Storage in Deerfield Will Make You Happy


  What should your athletic club, bank, and favorite coffee shop all have in common? Ideally, they’re conveniently located to work with your schedule. Because everyone knows the keys to happiness are money, muscles, and coffee, right? Seriously though, while there are scientifically proven ways to be incredibly happy, Metro Self Storage understands what you
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5 Fun Things to do with Moving Boxes After the Move

After all the expenses and hard work of orchestrating a move, are you ready for a little fun? How about something that gives your pocketbook a break? Before getting rid of that pile of moving boxes in the corner of your family room get in touch with your inner child, and give the kids something
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What is the Difference Between Climate Controlled vs. Non-Climate Controlled Storage Units?

Choosing Moving Company

  Deciding between climate controlled and non-climate controlled storage units is easier when you answer these three questions: 1. What items are you planning to store? 2. How long do you plan to store these items? 3. Is your storage location in a region with extreme temperatures?   I recently put everything I owned into
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Do you need Self Storage Tenant Insurance?

What would you do if the unimaginable happened to your worldly possessions? Whether you own a home or rent, insuring the things you own is a wise choice. Most folks wouldn’t dream of driving a car without car insurance, but recent surveys by found only one-third of those leasing their home or apartment have
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Moving to Largo, Florida? Choose the Best Storage Facility for Your Belongings

moving to largo key harbor

  There are many reasons to relocate. If your reason to move is a case of location-based chronic boredom, then moving to Largo, Florida will surely cure what ails you. Largo is centrally located near the best of what Pinellas County offers, so there is never a shortage of interesting things to do. No matter
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Metro Self Storage Referral Rewards Program

10 Ideas to Spend Your Reward Bonus Savings With the Metro Self Storage referral reward program you can enjoy an evening out, or a relaxing afternoon doing something you love! Metro Self Storage® can help you have a fun experience with our Referral Rewards Program.  Simply refer a friend or family member who rents a
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5 Reasons Using Self Storage While Moving Can Save Your Life

beautiful woman moving in field of flowers

Ahh, Spring! Finally, the long, cold winter is slowly fading away…the days become warmer…the days grow longer…flowers begin to bloom and a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of…moving. Moving? Well, yes moving (amongst other things). Each year an estimated 43 million Americans relocate, and nearly half of those moves occur in the summer between
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