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What NOT to Store in a Storage Unit

A storage facility can be a lifesaver for those who need additional space, are in-between locations, or must meet inventory requirements for work. Storage units are versatile and convenient, but not everything belongs in storage.

Explore some common items that should not be kept in your storage unit.


Everyone has junk, unused appliances, broken items, and old clothes. If you're moving or find you don't have enough storage for all your belongings, then reconsider what you really need. Give away clothes that no longer fit to an organization like Goodwill. You may also consider holding a rummage sale so you won't pay storage fees for items that you really don’t need.

 Perishable Items

If something has an expiration date, then you don't want to store it for any period of time outside of a refrigerator, freezer, or pantry. Edible and perishable items will go bad in storage, creating unpleasant odors, molds, and may attract bugs or animals. This is why plants and food should be kept at home.

 Hazardous Materials

If you need to store hazardous materials for any reason, then you may require special permits. If you have questions about something you wish to store, then discuss your concerns with your storage center and address these issues ahead of time. Never store combustible materials like gasoline or propane.

 Items You Use

Your storage unit is ideal for storing items you don't use every day. If you need certain clothes for work, then keep them at home. The same goes for furniture, toys, tools, or anything else you use on a regular basis. Don’t waste time traveling to and from storage.

At Chelsea Mini-Storage, we offer a variety of storage options to ensure your space and financial needs are met. To learn about our unbeatable security and everyday low prices, call 888-549-4090 today.

Antique Dealer? Benefits of Using a Storage Facility for Your Business

Business owners for all types of companies are faced with storage issues. Whether you're lacking space, a convenient location, or a safe environment for your inventory, a storage facility may solve all your storage problems. This is especially true for antique dealers, whose inventory is vitally important.

Take a look at why an antique dealer will benefit from a storage center: 

Improve Security

Storage facilities offer a level of security that can't be matched in a store without paying exorbitant costs for security and surveillance systems. At a storage center, you get more than a lock and key. Your unit will be protected by motion detectors, listening devices, perimeter contacts, closed circuit TV surveillance, interior and exterior video recording, security guards, alarm systems, and much more.  

Protect Investment

One of the toughest parts of antiquing is protecting your investment—unique items will be nearly impossible to replace if damaged or stolen. By utilizing top-of-the-line security and keeping your antiques in a climate-controlled, dry setting, you'll know your merchandise will not incur any unexpected damage.

Increase Flexibility

You may not know how long you will keep certain items or how long you'll need extra space. This is where flexible storage options can be used to give you the right amount of space for the right length of time. If your items will be in storage for an extended period, then you can save money by storing for a year or longer.

Lower Insurance

By protecting your assets, you can lower your insurance premiums and increase business efficiency. Insurance can also be provided to you through your storage center.

At Chelsea Mini-Storage, we have the perfect storage for any antique dealers in Manhattan. To learn more about our storage facility, contact us at 888-549-4090 and find out which option will best serve your storage requirements.

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Looking for More Information About Our Recent Blog Topics? Visit These Helpful Sites

Interested in learning more about why you might need storage? Are you unsure how to choose the best unit? Take a look at these websites to find information about these topics and more.

  • This article gives you some tips on how to properly pack for storage or moving.
  • For information about some of the ways to store your possessions, check out this article.
  • If you are unsure about the size of storage unit you need, then use this handy storage calculator to find the one that’s right for you.
  • This article will give you tips on packing your storage unit.
  •  To learn about how to prepare your furniture for self-storage, take a look at this article.

For more information, contact Chelsea Mini Storage by calling (888) 549-4090.

Early Packing & Moving Organizational Tips

When you move to a new home or apartment, there are certain fragile items you want to protect from damage during packing, transportation, and unpacking.

Watch this video for some helpful tips on moving important and personally valuable photographs. To prevent damage, pack smaller pictures where they won’t be jostled or smashed while in your car or moving truck. For the larger frames, you may want to wait until the last phase of packing to take them off of your walls. For more great suggestions, watch this full clip. 

If you are moving and need temporary storage or moving supplies, then Chelsea Mini Storage has all your solutions under one roof. Contact us by calling (888) 549-4090 or find out more about our storage units at our website.

How To Choose The Right Size Storage Unit

Sometimes, homeowners and renters simply run out of storage space. A storage unit rental from a secure storage facility can be a great solution to clear up clutter. Storage facilities offer units in all sizes, up to thousands of cubic feet. So how do you choose the right size storage unit? Here are some tips for picking the unit you need.

  • Consider What You Are Storing

If you will be storing furniture, then you will logically want to opt for a larger unit to accommodate larger belongings. If you just have a few boxes of seasonal clothing, then a smaller unit will suit your needs. If your items are already packed, then measure their boxes to determine the exact unit size you need.

  •  Think About Function

Consider the function of your storage unit when calculating the space you’ll need. If you are going to use the storage for a long period of time, then you may want a larger storage unit so you can move, access, and remove items without hassle. Perhaps you only have a few items to store now, but anticipate the need for more storage space in the near feature. Instead of renting multiple small units, consider one large space for accumulated items over time.

  • Try To Be Economical

It can be easy to spend money on something “just in case” you need it. However, if you are simply storing clothing or other small items for a short term, then it isn’t cost effective to rent a large unit, wasting space and money.

For quality storage units for any purpose, Chelsea Mini Storage has the best prices and options. We also provide a handy online Storage Calculator so you can determine just the right size storage unit. Contact us by calling (888) 549-4090.

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