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How to Combine Two Households Harmoniously after Marriage

  So, you and your newlywed are moving into together—the wedding went off without a hitch and the honeymoon romantic. Now what? From agreeing on home decor to divvying up household chores, merging two lives can be a challenge. Most agree money can add to the difficulty too. Even so, experts agree on some basic principles on how to combine two households harmoniously. Create your happily ever after by following our tips on how to combine two households after marriage.   Evaluate Belongings Before the Move Whether you are moving into an apartment or a house, when combining households you’ll quickly discover if you’re good at sharing. More seriously though, the first thing to consider is merging existing furnishings since [...]

By |2019-01-26T13:50:40-04:00February 2nd, 2019|Family Life|

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|

How to Make Moving Easier with Self Storage

  When it comes to knowing how to make moving easier, you need solid advice, great customer service, and helpful friends and family. At 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. The difficult process of packing, unpacking, and changing homes inevitably causes some stress. That stress doesn’t have to overwhelm you, though, especially if you use self storage as an interim solution. Besides providing you with moving supplies like boxes, a self storage facility can help ease the difficulties and complications of moving. Here are four ways renting a storage unit can make your next move much easier. [...]

By |2019-01-23T23:05:08-04:00October 18th, 2017|Moving & Traveling|

Moving Tips to Reduce Pet Stress

  Looking for ways to reduce pet stress during your next move? It turns out humans aren’t the only animals to thrive on healthy routines. Fido and Fifi do too. Anyone who has moved knows that it requires planning, preparation, and a tremendous amount of hard work. Moreover, it disrupts our familiar daily routines, which is precisely what behavioral health scientists believe creates stress in both humans and pets in the first place. […]

By |2017-08-17T18:39:03-04:00June 5th, 2017|Family Life, Moving & Traveling|

Tips for Moving with a New Baby That Will Save Your Sanity

  There is no denying, moving is stressful. Especially when a new baby is involved. You can go ahead and multiply that stress exponentially if you are moving with a new baby and your pet. Naturally, keeping everyone safe and sane is the primary goal. New parents often ask, “How do I even go about moving with a newborn baby?” And,  the majority of the pregnancy advice you get will probably be to move before the baby arrives. However, here at Metro Self Storage, we understand that life happens. Moving with a newborn baby is possible. Whether you are actively looking for a new home to buy or decided to move out of your rental because of a leaky roof. [...]

By |2019-05-18T13:57:59-04:00April 10th, 2017|Family Life, Moving & Traveling|

The Most Popular Moving Services People Choose When Relocating

  Let’s face it: We all know that moving is hard work. The most popular moving services people choose when relocating run the gamut. While hiring a full-service moving company will alleviate much of the stress associated with a relocation, it can quickly become cost prohibitive. On the flipside, orchestrating a DIY move can take more time and resources than busy families and professionals have to spare. The solution? Choosing to hire out the most popular moving services gives you a combination of a less stressful and more economical experience. Before you spend your hard-earned cash on additional services to help out during your next move, here are some helpful tips on where to spend your money to get the biggest [...]

By |2018-01-07T19:58:56-04:00December 12th, 2016|Moving & Traveling|

Moving Checklist to Organize Your Move

  One way to make moving less daunting is to put everything you need to do on a checklist. Then, instead of stressing about forgetting something, you can simply look at the checklist to remember what to do next. For most situations, you should begin working through your checklist about two months before moving. However, if you’re moving internationally, you’ll probably need to plan more details in advance, especially if you need a visa. Depending on which country you’re moving to, the visa process could take anywhere from a couple weeks to longer than a year. Take this extra time into account as you put together your checklist and plan your move. Below is a list of points you should [...]

By |2018-09-22T01:55:53-04:00November 8th, 2016|Moving & Traveling|

5 Tips for Moving with Your Cat

Cats generally don’t like change. They’re sensitive animals, so a major life event like moving can come as a shock. That’s why moving with a cat requires special care and thoughtfulness. If you approach the move like any other normal event, you could end up with an overly anxious cat and a particularly stressful move. Preparing for and adapting to your cat’s anxiety during a move can prevent a lot of difficulty. Easing your cat into the move takes more effort and planning, but in the end, you’ll have a happier and more well-adjusted cat. Here are 5 tips to make your next move go as smoothly as possible for you and your cat. […]

By |2017-06-10T11:21:57-04:00October 17th, 2016|Family Life, Moving & Traveling|

Clever College Dorm Room Essentials | What to Expect & How to Prepare

  It may seem like only last week that you were on pins and needles waiting for college admissions letters to arrive. Today, you are closer than ever to realizing your college dreams as universities around the country are preparing for freshmen orientation week. Moving into your dorm room can either be a dream come true or a stress fest. From what to expect and how to prepare, this month we help you figure out how to plan for the next big step of your college experience. […]

By |2017-08-16T16:21:05-04:00September 13th, 2016|Moving & Traveling|
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