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With just a little work, you can organize your self-storage unit for safe storage and easy access. Watch this video to learn how.
First, label all boxes, and keep a list of its contents on the outside. If you have sensitive records and files inside, consider labeling each box with just a number and keeping an electronic document with the contents of each safe on your computer. If you plan to store for a long period of time, use a plastic covering on the floor of your self-storage unit. You may also want to wrap items in plastic to protect them from dust.
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Last updated 6 days ago
Have you recently rented a self-storage or mini storage unit? Whether you have enough space for a three-bedroom home or rented a smaller unit to store files and office furniture, it’s important to maintain easy access to your storage unit so you can retrieve individual items when necessary. Review these tips to keep your new storage unit organized.
If you are moving valuable items into storage while you relocate, following just a few easy guidelines can help you make sure your priceless items are protected during the move. To avoid having fragile items become displaced on the way to your storage facility, fill any empty space with packing paper, towels, or clothing. Be sure to make a game plan ahead of time for how you want your boxes to fit into your new storage unit so your movers know where to go.
To make sure your boxes are arranged in the proper places—and for easy access later—label each box with a clear description of its contents. If you are storing sensitive documents, consider using color-coded tape to denote personal or work materials. You may also want to consider wrapping your items in industrial plastic wrap so they don’t collect dust. If you don’t invest in a temperature-controlled unit, be sure to remove anything that could be damaged by extreme heat or cold.
Make the most of your storage unit by stacking boxes whenever possible. Start by placing boxes containing the heaviest items on the bottom and then work your way up until the lightest boxes are on top. Remember not to stack too high—you don’t want your valuables to topple over!
Chelsea Mini Storage offers storage units in all shapes and sizes, and our experienced customer service representatives can help you calculate the exact square footage you need to securely store your valuables. Check out our online options or call our New York storage center today at (888) 549-4090 to learn more about our self-st
Last updated 14 days ago
Whether you are moving across town or across the country, the moving process can feel overwhelming. With so many things to keep track of, it’s easy to forget important details. However, moving won’t be stressful if you are well organized. As you survey your belongings before your move, take note of which items you really need to have in your new place. Renting a self-storage unit in Manhattan can save you space in your new home and cut down on the clutter. You can put out-of-season clothes, holiday decorations, extra furniture, and other items you don’t use often into your rental storage unit. Your belongings will be kept safe and be available whenever you need them without taking up valuable space in your new home! Check out this infographic for a helpful timeline of the moving process. If you have any friends or family who are also planning a move, feel free to share it with them!
Last updated 23 days ago
Renting a storage space is much like choosing a home or car—you want to make sure it fits your individual needs. Though a storage center may offer a range of storage options, you should be sure to consider your needs before signing a contract. By examining which type of self-storage facility is best for you, you can save expense, time, and aggravation in the future.
Determine Size Requirements
Figuring out the dimensions of your ideal storage unit is important for several reasons. First, the larger the unit is, the greater the rental fee. Second, you don’t want to rent a small unit only to find out that your possessions won’t fit into it. If you plan to use your unit for an extended period of time, you may acquire additional items that will also need to be placed in storage. To make sure that you get a unit that accommodates your needs, gauge the total volume of your belongings and add a few more feet for future acquisitions.
Inquire About Security Features
If your watchful eye cannot be on your belongings at all times, you want to make sure that someone else is guarding them. When viewing potential storage facilities, ask about their security features. Those that value their customers’ business should have motion detectors, security guards, controlled entry onto the premises, and other security measures in place.
Calculate Duration of Rental
If you only need your storage unit for a short period of time, you probably won’t make multiple trips to access your belongings. The longer you require self-storage, the more likely you are to retrieve items from time to time. If you plan on revisiting your storage unit often, you should leave enough room to navigate and move around boxes. For greater utility, you may consider renting a larger unit with more room for customization.
Chelsea Mini Storage provides a diverse selection of self-storage units that are protected by unparalleled security features. To find out more about our storage options, call (888) 549-4090 or visit our website. We can help you organize your home and life.
Last updated 1 month ago
Sometimes, possessions and space requirements do not mesh. That’s why many people take advantage of self-storage facilities. Whether you need storage for two months, two years, or longer, a storage facility can help you find the space you need. The following takes a look at common reasons for renting a storage center.
Temporarily going out of town
Manhattan is a city with lots of people and little space, as the students who live here know very well. Still, even the smallest dorm rooms have the capacity to house plenty of items, including refrigerators, televisions, and microwave ovens. Once the school year ends, it can be an immense struggle to haul possessions back and forth between home and school. If you plan to leave New York City for a short amount of time, don’t burden yourself with time-consuming and costly moves; instead, use a mini storage space.
Preparing a house for sale
When prepping your home for the real estate market, you want it to look its best. As buyers view your house, they need to imagine how it will look with their possessions in it, which means you have to make room. To make your home as attractive as possible for potential buyers, consider putting your belongings into storage. Not only will your home look more appealing to viewers, but you will also have far less to pack when it comes time to move.
Ensuring a fast move
Perhaps your spouse just took a new position in a new town and you have to relocate quickly. Maybe you’re staying in Manhattan and come across a deal too good to pass up. When your moving needs demand swift action, but your budget or schedule won’t permit you to haul all your possessions at once, use self-storage. You can safely and conveniently keep your belongings in one space until you are ready to have them in your home once again.
Chelsea Mini Storage offers a variety of storage options for NYC residents. If you need mini storage fast, call us at (888) 549-4090. For more information on our self-storage promotions, visit our website.