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Why Moving from an Apartment into a House Is Awesome (and Horrible)

  If you’re an urbanite, you’re probably used to living in apartments. Perhaps you’ve dreamed of one day moving into a house to escape all the downsides of apartment life. So, let’s say you’ve found the perfect house and are planning to make that move now. To ensure a smooth transition, it’s important to consider both the negatives and positives of living in a house. Then, you’ll be prepared for any hassles that come up. Here are 3 major changes to expect as you move from an apartment into a house. These changes can be horrible or awesome, depending on your perspective. […]

By |2018-09-22T15:16:41-04:00August 15th, 2016|Moving & Traveling|

Top 5 Storage Facility Security Features to Look For

When you use a self-storage facility, you expect that your items will be safe from theft. After all, isn't safety one of the top reasons for using self storage? Unfortunately, though, not all self storage facilities are equally safe. Some provide excellent customer service, yet have gaps in their security. Once you're gone, your items become vulnerable. That's why it's important to carefully evaluate the security features of any self-storage facility you're considering. While friendliness and cleanliness are important, they ultimately won't protect your property. But what exactly should you look for? To judge a self-storage facility's security, you should look at the following 5 features.   1. Lighting The best time to visit a self storage facility is after [...]

By |2016-08-04T19:29:28-04:00July 25th, 2016|Storage Tips|

Here are the Top 10 Moving Tips from Metro Self Storage

  We asked some of our most experienced storage managers located throughout several states to bring you the top 10 moving tips from Metro Self Storage. With more than 45 years as a leading self storage provider, you can count on Metro for the latest systems and technologies to make your storage experience a great one. Founded in 1973 by Karl F. Nagel, Metro Self Storage has grown to over 120 storage facilities in 11 states and continues to help people just like you find the perfect storage solution when moving or experiencing another type of life transition. […]

By |2018-08-22T13:11:41-04:00May 16th, 2016|Moving & Traveling, Storage Tips, Your Local Metro|

Moving to Minneapolis Suburbs? Bloomington Ranks as Best City to Live

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 as the best city to live in due to its alluring combination of small-town charm and big-city amenities. Bloomington is a culturally diverse community with neighborly residents who graciously host over 42 million visitors who travel from near and far to see the Mall of America. Many of the reasons so many tourists travel to Bloomington are the same reasons why people love to call Bloomington [...]

By |2018-08-13T15:22:42-04:00April 11th, 2016|Your Local Metro|

3 Reasons Why People Love 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 coastline, offering plenty of things to do and see. Here are three reasons why moving to Corpus Christi would be a great place to go. […]

By |2017-09-12T19:14:17-04:00March 31st, 2016|Moving & Traveling, Your Local Metro|

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 dishing up delicious Texas barbecue and Mexican food, who wouldn’t love moving to El Paso? […]

By |2017-09-08T22:27:15-04:00February 22nd, 2016|Moving & Traveling, Storage Tips, Your Local Metro|

8 Reasons to Love Moving to Midland Texas

  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 Generation Xers), are migrating to Texas. […]

By |2019-01-23T22:49:01-04:00January 18th, 2016|Moving & Traveling|

Why Retirees Love Moving to Sarasota, Florida

  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 it’s in the Garden State. This popular destination is Sarasota of course; it attracts tourists and retirees alike. Whether you are a snowbird researching the best places to retire or want to relocate your family to an excellent school district on the west coast of Florida, the vibrant town of Sarasota has something for everyone. […]

By |2018-08-25T12:48:20-04:00October 12th, 2015|Moving & Traveling|

A Short History and Glimpse Inside Family Owned and Operated Metro Self Storage

  Metro Self Storage got its start when Karl Nagel pioneered self storage in Illinois back in 1973. Fast forward 42 years later and Karl’s two sons are continuing the family tradition to develop convenient, reliable, and secure storage facilities throughout the country. The family and its employees have worked diligently to build the company, which is now one of the top 10 largest owners/operators of storage facilities in the United States. With over 100 stores covering 12 states, Metro Self Storage plans to continue growing. “In addition to the acquisition of established storage stores and ground up development of new facilities, the conversion of buildings into self storage facilities is a key part of Metro’s growth strategy.” said Metro [...]

By |2017-09-09T21:42:33-04:00September 14th, 2015|Your Local Metro|
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