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14 Mar
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How to Survive Winters in Chicago
Moving Travel Destinations Your Local Metro

Chicago is a vibrant, innovative metropolitan hub in the center of the American Midwest known for its deep-dish pizza, towering skyscrapers, cultural gems, and much more. But when it comes to weather, Chicago is most famous for its cold winters.  Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, especially when relocating to a part of...

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Celebrating Metro’s Anniversary in 2023 Making Room for You for 50 Years
Your Local Metro

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of opening our first self storage facility (The Vault) in Chicago, Illinois, in 1973. We’re excited to celebrate each month by taking a deep dive into some of the major milestones we’ve accomplished over the past five decades here on our blog.  Our company’s founder, Karl Nagel, discovered the...

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17 Jan
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Why People Love Moving to Spring Hill, FL
Moving Your Local Metro

Ideally located along Florida’s western coastline, Spring Hill is part of Florida’s Nature Coast and only four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. People who love the outdoors love living here for the Nature Coast’s abundance of bird watching, fishing, hunting, and hiking.  Location and weather always play a significant role when deciding where to...

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10 Jan
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Where to Donate and Recycle Items in Chicago
Home Organization Moving Your Local Metro

There are many reasons to donate to local Chicago charities. Most of us are already doing things to reduce, reuse, and recycle, so taking the time to locate nonprofits in your community that have specific needs is well worth your time.  You’ll feel good about your choice to help others, and whether you’re decluttering or...

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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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31 Oct
Portait of Colin McHugh: Manager of the Year.
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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