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    Staying Stress Free While You Pack

    Last updated 2 days 19 hours ago

    The right moving supplies can save you a lot of stress throughout the course of your move. Stock up on quality moving cartons, tape, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and markers so you have everything you need to securely pack up your belongings.

    Place a layer of packing peanuts or bubble wrap at the bottom of the box before you start placing belongings inside. Take the time to wrap all breakables individually. Learn more about packing in this video.

    At Chelsea Mini Storage, we have all of the packing supplies you need to plan a smooth relocation. We also offer a variety of storage units to help you through the transition. Call (888) 549-4090 to learn more.

    How to Keep Your Office Productive During a Business Move

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Relocating an office is a complicated process that could hinder your usual workloads. If you are planning to move to a new workspace, use the following tips to keep your office productive until you are settled in the new location:

    Communicate Freely with Your Staff
    You should do what you can to keep your entire staff informed of your plans throughout the relocation. As soon as you know that you are moving, organize a meeting that clearly lists what your staff can expect from the upcoming weeks and months. You should also make it clear that anyone can come to you with questions at any time throughout the process.

    Start Planning Early
    The earlier you start planning your relocation the more successful it will be. Once you have established a moving schedule, you can start moving belongings that you do not need on a daily basis into a storage unit to free up some space for the move. Put every member of your staff in charge of their own belongings and hire a moving company as soon as possible to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

    Inform Your Clients of the Move
    You cannot pick up where you left off if your customers do not know that you have moved. Make an effort to inform your clients about your plans to relocate and when you will be set up in the new office space. You might even want to throw a party at the new office so your clients are all aware of the transition.

    Take advantage of Chelsea Mini Storage’s huge selection of storage units during your corporate relocation. Our storage facility is here to help you find a place for your belongings during any kind of transition. We also offer moving supplies that make it easier to pack up the contents of your office. To learn more about our self-storage options, call (888) 549-4090.

    Book Storage Tips

    Last updated 23 days ago

    Although the storage unit provides a safe place in which to keep your belongings, certain items require special attention before you store them. If you want your books to be in the same condition as they were, use the following tips to store them properly:

    Before you place the books into boxes, make sure they are all clean and dry. You should also check for signs of insect infestation. If you are storing books bound in leather, wrap them in brown Kraft paper. Place books into smaller boxes so they are easier to lift. If there is any extra space in the box, fill it with packing paper or bubble wrap to ensure that the books stay where you put them.

    Whether you need to store some books or extra clothes, Chelsea Mini Storage is here for you. We also sell moving supplies that help you properly pack your items before placing them into our storage facility. Call (888) 549-4090 to learn more. 

    Preparing Your Car for Long-Term Storage

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you are planning to store your car for long periods of time, it is important to properly prepare the vehicle for its time at the storage center. Preparation ensures the best experience. Use this guide to figure out how to get your car ready for its time in long-term storage:

    Find the Right Facility
    The storage facility you choose completely affects the safety and security of your vehicle while you store it. You should work with a storage center that has a strong reputation in the community to ensure that it will stay safe until you are ready to pick it up. Talk to the staff at the storage center to ensure they have the security features you need to feel confident about your car.

    Wash the Vehicle
    Keep the paint on your vehicle intact by getting it washed and detailed before you put it into the storage center. Water, bird droppings, and mud can permanently damage the exterior of your vehicle. If you wash it before you put it into storage, the car also looks much nicer when you return to retrieve it.

    Change the Oil
    Preemptively maintain your car for long-term storage by taking it in for an oil change. While the mechanics are changing out the oil, they can also check on the condition of the battery and the engine to ensure that the car will still be in great condition when you take it out of storage.

    No matter what you need to store, Chelsea Mini Storage has the facility to handle it for you. We have a variety of modern and steel-constructed rooms in a wide range of sizes to help you find the perfect storage unit for all of your needs. To learn more about our services, visit our website or call (888) 549-4090.

    A Look at Some Amazing Items Found in Storage Units

    Last updated 1 month ago

    When you get the keys to your storage unit, you get to decide what to put inside. Whether you are planning to store something normal or something outlandish, the storage facility will keep your belongings safe. Keep reading to learn about some of the most interesting items found inside of units:

    Unreleased Michael Jackson Songs
    Even the King of Pop has ties to storage centers. If fact, his father Joe Jackson used a storage unit to keep more than 250 unreleased songs by the singer safe. This selection of music never belonged to a recording company, which meant they were previously unreleased. The contents of this musical storage unit were supposedly worth millions.

    Cold, Hard, Cash
    Some people use their storage units as their own personal banks. One San Jose man who purchased a unit during an auction opened it up to find more than $500,000 of rare coins and ingots. The person who bought the unit only paid $1,100 for it but made out with a small fortune.

    Used Space Equipment
    One storage center located near Cape Canaveral in Florida was unknowingly housing a NASA rocket and the countdown clock. Once the space program was discontinued, someone rented a unit to store these items and a lucky person won it in an auction.

    Aretha Franklin’s Wardrobe
    The Queen of Soul put some of her infamous wardrobe into a Michigan storage unit after a fire at her house. When she stopped paying for the unit, the facility auctioned it off and a lucky bidder was soon the proud owner of Ms. Franklin’s clothing.

    Chelsea Mini Storage gives you the unit options you need to store any amount of belongings. From a tiny 3x3x8 unit all the way to a 25x40x8, we have the space you need to keep your possessions safe. Call (888) 549-4090 to learn more about our storage offers. 

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