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16 Nov
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Family-Friendly Skiing Destinations Near Chicago
Family Life Travel Destinations Your Local Metro

Chicago locals love their delicious hot dogs, delectable deep-dish pizzas, world-class shopping, and arts and culture. But how do families enjoy the outdoors? While winters bring sub-zero temperatures, it creates ideal conditions for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.   So thankfully, there are some great options for family-friendly skiing destinations near Chicago. There’s no disputing that Chicago...

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08 Nov
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Entrepreneurship: 4 Inspirational Books to Read for Business Owners
Business Storage

By nature, entrepreneurs are innovative, creative, and above all else, risk-takers. Even so, there are some additional skills you need to be a successful and inspirational entrepreneur. From problem solving and collaboration to accepting failure, there’s plenty of opportunity for growth, no matter where you are in your business plan.  Whether you’re starting a new...

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02 Nov
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How To Store a Guitar the Right Way
Storage Tips

Guitars are famous as symbols of coolness throughout most of the Western world and beyond. Despite their cool factor, they are still large instruments that can take up a lot of space in your home. If you won’t be bringing it out for a while, finding a good place to store it properly becomes very...

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31 Oct
Metro Self Storage Employee Wins Manager of the Year Award
Your Local Metro

We are excited to announce that Colin McHugh has won Mini Storage Messenger’s Manager of the Year Award. Colin is the Property Manager for Metro Self Storage in West Haven, Connecticut, and this outstanding achievement is a great honor to be awarded by an industry leader, Mini Storage Messenger (MSM).  Mini Storage Messenger (MSM) is...

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28 Oct
3 Ways Employees Can Reduce Workplace Stress
Business Storage Lifestyle

It’s been almost three years since a large percentage of America’s workforce started working from home due to COVID-19. Some workers were able to leave behind long commutes to the office and effectively reduce workplace stress. But for others working from home revealed a new set of challenges, especially for parents of school-aged children.  As...

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18 Oct
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Trapped Inside on a Cold Day? Here are 4 Winter Organization Projects to Brighten Your Spaces
Home Organization

With shorter days and cold weather ahead, winter is the ideal time to focus on indoor projects. Winter organization includes everything from clever ways to keep track of gloves, scarves, and hats to preparing for holiday parties.  From spare bedrooms and garages to closets and kitchens, there are plenty of reasons to take the time...

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