Last updated 2 days 19 hours ago
Whether you’re moving them to a storage center or a new home, mirrors can easily break while in transit. This video offers some tips on how to protect your mirrors during a move.
When packing your mirrors, you’ll need supplies to protect the mirror both outside and inside its moving box. First, gently wrap the mirror in brown paper to prevent scratches. Second, secure the wrapped mirror in a sturdy box. To ensure that your mirror will not shift during the move, insert paper insulation. This insulation can fill spaces that may prove dangerous to fragile objects. After you have eliminated any voids in the box, seal it with tape.
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Last updated 11 days ago
Perhaps a new job is taking you to Germany. Maybe a new relationship is bringing you to Brazil. Whatever the destination, if an international move is in your future, it’s never too early to begin your preparations for it. While an exciting event, it is also one that requires some forethought and organization. So before you get that new passport stamp, keep in mind these moving tips:
Compare Shipping and Purchasing Costs
Attempting to ship all your worldly possessions can prove a costly endeavor. Depending on the company you use, you may be spending thousands of dollars to move your books, clothing, and furniture. In addition, if you do not have immediate access to your new home, you may be left with nowhere to put your boxes for days or even weeks. To avoid unnecessary expense, assess whether you could save money by purchasing the same items once you arrive in your newly adopted country.
Keep a Record of All Shipped Items
When moving boxes across countries and oceans, the occasional mishap may occur. That is why you should always keep a detailed record of all boxes you decide to ship. Only by knowing exactly what is missing can you attempt to recover it or request reimbursement for your loss.
Put Non-Essential Possessions in Storage
If a job relocation is taking you to another country for only a few years, you may not want to donate or sell your belongings. When you rent a storage unit, you don’t have to part with your possessions. With temperature-control features and secure premises, storage facilities offer an ideal solution for your temporary storage needs. You can rest assured that your items will be in a safe space until your eventual return.
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Last updated 16 days ago
Has your home become too small for your belongings? If so, consider renting a storage facility to keep prized possessions that you do not need on a daily basis safe. To determine the right size storage facility you need, take inventory of everything in your home. Do you have leisure equipment such as skis and snowboards taking up too much space in your basement or attic? Do you have furniture odds and ends with which you do not want to part? These items can go into storage until you need them once again. Keep in mind, though, that large or awkwardly shaped belongings may require a bigger storage unit. You will also need room to move easily throughout your storage space, which may demand more square footage.
If you need more space for your possessions, come to Chelsea Mini Storage. Our NYC-area storage center offers multiple storage unit options to accommodate your needs. For more information on the exact dimensions of our self storage units, call (888) 549-4090.
Last updated 26 days ago
Packing is very much a strategic activity, as how you fill your boxes now will largely determine how easy it is to empty them after your move. Once you have moved into storage all the items that will not be traveling with you to your new home, it’s time to concentrate on how best to organize your possessions. The following suggestions can help you to pack your home with the greatest efficiency and simplicity:
Pack One Room at a Time
When you begin the packing process, make sure that the boxes you bring into one room do not eventually end up in another area of your home. While you may find that different objects from different rooms can fit together easily in a single box, it can take a significant amount of time to find those items around your house. In addition, once you arrive at your new abode, it will take additional time to put those same objects in different places throughout it.
Mark Each Box with Its Final Destination
Another easy way to save time during the moving process is to write on your boxes. This handy tip can prevent having to move your boxes multiple times throughout your new house if they didn’t end up in the right room upon the first try. Marking each box with its new location can also help when you employ professional movers. Instead of having to move your boxes into their intended rooms, your movers will be able to do it for you
Consider the Weight of Your Packed Items
You might assume that putting all of your books into the box that once held your refrigerator is a good idea, but unless you have a dolly with which to transport that box, it may prove far too heavy to move. Boxes of excessive weight can also pose a safety risk to the person carrying it. Though movers have experience in dealing with heavy objects, your move is bound to go more smoothly when you suit your box size to the weight of the items in it.
Are you relocating to a new space in the greater Manhattan area? Then call Chelsea Mini Storage at (888) 549-4090 for more information on our moving products and services. We also provide a wide range of clean, affordable, and convenient self storage units for NYC residents.
Last updated 1 month ago
Will your impending move be a mess or a success? As this video explains, an efficient move depends on what you do and don’t have to take to your new home.
Before you begin the packing process, take a look around your home. Do you have items that you love but don’t need? To lighten your load, bring those items to a storage center. Once you have pared down your possessions, get a wide array of boxes for them. Bigger boxes are ideal for lighter items or awkwardly shaped articles. Smaller boxes can make heavy possessions such as books easier to carry.
Chelsea Mini Storage has self-storage facilities that can come in handy when you’re about to move. Call our Manhattan office at (888) 549-4090 to speak with an associate about the room size that’s right for your needs.