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31 Jan
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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24 Jan
Clean and organized toy room
Toy Storage Ideas Your Kids Will Stick To
Family Life Home Organization

We’ve all been there: you spent the afternoon tidying up toys and asking the kids to put their toys away. And yet, by bedtime, the floors are littered with toys all over again and nothing is where it belongs. It seems to be a never-ending cycle of picking up toys and putting them away. It’s...

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17 Jan
Black couple carrying a large moving box together
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
Mature woman putting clothing in donation box.
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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03 Jan
A woman sits on the floor sorting belongings into labeled boxes.
Decluttering for the New Year and Fighting Post-Holiday Depression

Nothing starts you off on the right foot like a fresh, clean space. The start of a new year is an opportunity to try something new, become someone you want to be, or officially get started toward a long-term goal.  With your New Year’s resolution in mind, it’s time to create the space in your...

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27 Dec
Couple smiling around boxes while wearing festive attire.
Moving Over the Holidays? Follow These Tips to Reduce Stress
Moving Storage Tips

Moving any time of year is stressful but moving over the holidays combines two significant events that will require an extraordinary amount of organization. The holidays bring extra commitments and activities to fill your schedule, like gift buying, decorating your home, entertaining friends, and attending parties.  To make your holiday move less stressful, consider cutting...

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