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    Tips for Packing Fragile Items

    Last updated 4 days ago

    From delicate wine glasses that you received on your wedding day to a favorite sculpture you purchased during a memorable vacation, you're likely to have several breakable items in your home that deserve some special attention during your upcoming move. In order to make sure that all of your items arrive to your new home or your storage unit safely, pack carefully and appropriately. Here are our professional tips for packing up those fragile items:

    Bring Out the Bubble Wrap
    When it comes to packing up fragile items, it's important to be as prudent as possible. Take delicate china dinnerware and other breakables and wrap them up individually, with one piece receiving its own piece of wrapping paper or soft cloth. For those items that need an extra layer of protection, like sculptures or porcelain figurines, use bubble wrap that is carefully fit around the item and then securely taped.

    Insulate Boxes Well
    In addition to wrapping each item separately, it's important that you place plenty of cushioning in the packing boxes themselves. Your storage and moving supplies company is a great resource for packing materials, but no matter what type of cushioning you use, make sure that a layer of it effectively covers the bottom of each box before placing delicate items inside.

    Be Specific When Labeling
    It is imperative that once you have successfully packed up one box of fragile items, you label it accordingly. Write a short description of what the item is and make a note that it is fragile. You can also use arrows to demonstrate which way is up so that items don't get thrown around accidentally. Ask your moving company to take special care when packing these items and inquire about any extra padding and protection services they might offer.

    Now that you know how to pack up your fragile items, be sure to turn to Chelsea Mini Storage for all of your moving materials. We're proud to offer comprehensive moving services as well as effective solutions to all of your storage problems. Contact us at (888) 549-4090 to find out how we can help you with your next move.

    Let Chelsea Mini Storage Help with Your Shipping Needs

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Whether you're preparing for a cross country move or you need to get some important items to loved ones abroad, Chelsea Mini Storage can assist you with all of your shipping needs. We're always proud to share with clients that our services go beyond meeting their storage and moving needs to also include shipping, receiving, and mailbox services. With help from our Chelsea Postal Plus division, you can access shipping boxes in 25 different sizes and shapes, Styrofoam peanuts and other packing supplies that you can use to make sure your items arrive safely.

    As your full service shipping headquarters, Chelsea Mini Storage can also help with practical services like fax sending and receiving as well as copying. No matter what documents or boxes you need to get from point A to point B, we can assist you. To learn more about our shipping services or to speak with our friendly staff about renting a mini storage unit at one of our storage centers, call Chelsea Mini Storage today at (888) 549-4090.

    How Chelsea Mini Storage Keeps Your Possessions Safe

    Last updated 18 days ago

    If you haven't stored your items with Chelsea Mini Storage in the past, then you may be curious to learn more about what sets us apart from other storage centers in the New York City area. To begin with, we prioritize security and take every step necessary to ensure that your items remain safe and undamaged while in our storage facility. We utilize listening devices, motion detectors, video recordings, and other computerized technology in addition to around-the-clock security guards in order to ensure that theft does not occur.

    Here at Chelsea Mini Storage, we are also vigilant when it comes to monitoring who is allowed into the building. We operate a controlled entry system that requires visitors to sign in and out and we always have managers on-site to handle any problems that our visitors might experience while at our self storage center. Best of all, our storage units are sprinklered and can only be accessed by you and your individual key and lock. You can find out even more about our high security standards by calling Chelsea Mini Storage at (888) 549-4090.

    Self-Storage Tips for College Students

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Whether you're living in a dorm or a shared apartment with friends this semester, there's a good chance that your living arrangements may be lacking one major amenity: plenty of floor space. If you're struggling to find room for many of your items, then you may want to consider placing some of them in a mini storage unit. Here are some self-storage tips for college students that you should consider:

    Get the Label Maker Ready
    Labeling each and every box that you plan on loading into your storage facility is a great way to avoid unnecessary confusion and chaos once it comes time to unpack the storage room after school is out. Labeled boxes are also much easier to get to quickly should you require its contents. For example, once the weather changes in the city, you can simply stop into your storage facility and grab your warm clothes from their box.

    Know Which Items Are Most Vulnerable
    When preparing your items for storage, be sure to pay extra special attention to those that could become damaged easily, such as electronics, photos, paper documents, and discs or vinyl records. If possible, make sure that each of these items is placed inside of a sealed, waterproof (and bug-proof) container. Another great strategy for keeping them extra safe is to wrap them in industrial plastic wrap.

    Choose the Right Unit Size
    If you're concerned about costs when it comes to renting your storage unit, be sure to speak with the storage center about any specials they are running and ask for guidance in determining which unit is the right size for your needs. Renting one that is too big could leave you paying for more than is necessary, while renting one that is too small could leave you feeling crammed in your living space.

    If you could use more tips for storing your items in a self storage unit this semester, call Chelsea Mini Storage today at (888) 549-4090. We offer a wide variety of storage unit sizes and can help you find the right one for your needs. Be sure to also inquire about our additional moving services when you call if you could use a helping hand transitioning into your new on- or off-campus housing.

    How Color-Coding Boxes Can Simplify Moving and Storage

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you're looking for simple and effective strategies for making your upcoming move a breeze, then you may want to consider color-coding your moving boxes. As you can see in this helpful video, packing tape comes in a variety of colors, which allows you to easily and logically separate your home's contents as you pack. Simply assign one room a color, like blue for bathroom and green for garage, label your boxes, and then inform your movers of your color-coded system.

    In addition to labeling your boxes by room, you can also save yourself a headache once it comes time to unpack by labeling them according to urgency. Since you will likely require your cookware and serving ware early on, consider packing them inside of a box labeled “open first.”

    Another simple strategy for simplifying moving and storage tasks is to turn to the experts here at Chelsea Mini Storage. Find out how we can help you by calling (888) 549-4090 today.

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