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    Taking the Stress Out of Moving Day

    Last updated 37 minutes ago

    There are plenty of readily available resources that can take the stress out of your upcoming relocation. If you are already starting to feel nervous about planning your move, use the following tips to simplify the process and decrease your stress levels:

    Get the Supplies You Need
    The best way to stay organized throughout the move is to have all of the supplies you will need. Buy plenty of strong moving cartons, quality packing tape, and packing peanuts so you can put your belongings into boxes on your own schedule. Stock up on cleaning supplies and other materials that make it easier to get your old space ready before moving day.

    Give Yourself Enough Time
    One of the most stressful aspects of a move is trying to complete all of the necessary tasks in a short amount of time. As soon as you know when you will move, start making plans about your relocation. Whether you want to hire a moving company or just get a truck to do the move on your own, you should make your reservations as soon as possible. Start packing early so you do not have to scramble to get all of your belongings into boxes.

    Take Advantage of Self-Storage
    Storage centers can remove a lot of the stress of a move. If you cannot transport all of your belongings to your new home on moving day, you can put them into a storage unit. This way, you can still clear out your old home while still having a safe and reliable place to store your belongings until you can go and collect them.

    Chelsea Mini Storage has one of the largest storage facilities in Manhattan to make it easier for you to move, downsize, or just make more room in your home or office. We have a huge variety of units in different sizes so you can find storage space for all of your belongings. To learn more about our storage services, visit us online or call (888) 549-4090.

    How to Safely Move a Piano

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Whether you are moving a piano across the room or into a storage unit, it is important to completely close up the instrument to protect it for the relocation. You should lower the music rack, lower the lid, and close the lid over the keys. If you have a cover, use it to protect the instrument even more.

    Even if you feel like you can move the piano on your own, you should enlist the help of professional movers to make sure there are no issues. Learn more in this video.

    If you need a temporary place to store your piano or other instruments, turn to Chelsea Mini Storage. We have storage units of every size to ensure that you have the space you need to store your belongings. To learn more, visit us online or call (888) 549-4090.

    How to Store Your Valuables Safely

    Last updated 13 days ago

    If you are planning to place some valuables into storage, it is important to take the time to find the right facility that will keep your belongings safe. Use the following tips to figure out how to safely and securely store your valuables:

    Provide the Proper Protection
    Although a storage unit keeps your belongings safe from the elements and potential thieves, you might still need to protect them to keep them in their original condition. Use quality cardboard boxes to store books and other belongings so you can keep them clean and free from mold and mildew. If you are storing furniture, you should cover it with a sheet or drop cloth. Make sure there is no moisture near anything that you are packing so your belongings stay dry while you store them.

    Find a Quality Storage Center
    Do some research to find a reputable storage facility that can safely store your belongings. A facility should use a variety of security methods to ensure that your possessions are safe on their property. Look for storage centers that use alarm systems, video surveillance, security guards, and on-site managers for the best security.

    Pack the Storage Unit Smartly
    The way you pack the storage unit can affect the safety of your belongings. You should place the heaviest boxes at the bottom so you do not need to struggle to move them when you need something in a different box. Create clear pathways that allow you to move easily around the unit. Make sure all of your piles are fully supported so none of your boxes will fall while they are in storage.

    Chelsea Mini Storage is proud to offer some of the best storage options in Manhattan. With a huge selection of units in a variety of sizes, we make it easy to find exactly what you need to safely store your belongings. Whether you are storing valuable books or pictures, we will do everything we can do keep your items in top condition. Call (888) 549-4090 to learn more.

    Tips to Make the Moving Process Easier

    Last updated 21 days ago

    A little bit of planning goes a long way toward easing the stress of a move. If you are getting ready to relocate, use the following tips to simplify the process and get all of your belongings safely transported without hassle:

    Stock Up on Supplies
    Spend some time buying quality moving supplies to ensure that you have everything you need to safely and efficiently pack and transport your belongings. Get some thick, strong moving cartons that will keep everything you own in one piece throughout the transition of the move. Buy packing paper or packing peanuts with which to create an extra barrier of protection for your possessions during the process. You should also get tape and markers so you can easily close and label all of the finished boxes.

    Create a Packing Timeline
    In between canceling utilities at the old house and getting your mail forwarded, you might feel like you are short on time. Make an effort to create a packing timeline before you start to organize your relocation to ensure that you have plenty of time to place all of your belongings into boxes. When you have a guide like this as a roadmap, it makes it much easier to get everything done before moving day arrives.

    Recruit Help
    Whether you hire movers or bribe some friends with pizza and beverages to assist you in packing or lifting boxes, it is important to find people to help you through the moving process. Ask for help whenever you can to get the manpower you need to get packed and organized in anticipation of relocating to your new home.

    Chelsea Mini Storage is here to offer a full-service storage center that can help you through all of your major life transitions. Take advantage of our self-storage facilities before, during, and after your next relocation to simplify the process and reduce your stress. We also sell moving supplies to ensure you have everything you need to relocate the right way. To learn more about our storage options, visit us online or call (888) 549-4090.

    Organizing a Move with Your Children

    Last updated 26 days ago

    All of the changes that come with a big move can be difficult on your children. It is important to take the time to make them feel comfortable and included in the relocation process to simplify their transition. Use the following tips to keep your entire family organized as you get ready to relocate:

    You should try to make the move fun whenever you can to keep your children interested in the process. Make some playlists you can listen to while you pack. Give your children the chance to decorate their new rooms so they feel more comfortable in the space. You should also make yourself available to answer their questions so they continue to feel included in the process.

    Whether you need temporary storage while you figure out the logistics of your move or want to take advantage of our long-term storage options, Chelsea Mini Storage is here for you. Choose from our huge selection of storage units to find everything you need before your big move. We also sell moving supplies to help you pack up your belongings with care. To learn more, visit us online or call (888) 549-4090. 

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