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3 Helpful Moving Tips

Packing up your home to move to a new place may seem daunting. Simply throwing your stuff into boxes can lead to broken items, disorganization, and huge hassles when trying to unpack. Before you bring your boxes to the storage center or your new home, follow these helpful moving tips.

  • Have the Right Tools

Always have these tools for packing: boxes, marking pens, bubble wrap, tape, scissors, tape measure, and newspaper. Make sure to have extras of each item because you probably have more stuff than you think. Perhaps the most important things people often forget are marking pens and newspaper. Newspaper can help protect fragile items from damage during moving, and marking pens can make your move so much easier. Remember to mark which boxes should go where, whether in the kitchen, master bedroom, or a storage facility.

  • Make a List

Remember to write everything down. List the contents of every box in a dedicated notebook. You want to avoid searching through hundreds of boxes just to find the bed sheets. Also, remember to be specific: "Medium saucepans" is better than "pans."

  • Make Sure There's Parking

You're probably going to use multiple vehicles or a large moving truck, so make sure you have adequate parking. If you're moving to a new house, then this might be relatively easy because the truck can park in your driveway or out front. However, if you're moving into an apartment building, you need to ensure your truck won't get cited for parking or that you'll be able to reserve an elevator for yourself.

For more moving tips or tools, be sure to visit Chelsea Mini Storage. We have versatile storage centers and storage facilities for self-storage if you can't move everything into your home right away. Call us at (888) 549-4090 and let us help you with your next move!

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Have You Enjoyed Our Recent Blog Topics? Check Out Some of These Resources.

Our recent blogs explored storage for antique dealers and items that should not go into storage. To learn more about these important subjects, check out these helpful resources.

  • examines how the storage of antiques and collectibles has changed over the past 100 years.
  • When storing antiques, it's important to use a temperature-controlled, dry setting.
  • Review some of the items that should not go into storage, including hazardous materials or plants.
  • Do you own more items than you actually need? Consider donating to Goodwill or your favorite charity.
  • Explore tips on home organization, storage, moving, and cleaning to make your transition a smooth one.

Speak with the storage professionals at Chelsea Mini-Storage by calling 888-549-4090 today.

Android App: Moving Planner

Moving is a time-consuming endeavor that requires a lot of planning and organization to minimize stress. Luckily, technology has made moving easier than ever with an organizational app for your smartphone.

Moving Planner, available on the Android market, can maximize your moving experience. Explore tips for increasing efficiency, find out what needs to be done in the weeks prior to moving, consider storage, and check off items you accomplish along the way—all these capabilities are right at your fingertips.

At Chelsea Mini-Storage, we make moving as simple as possible with storage units for your transition period. We even offer helpful moving services, including packing and free box delivery, so call us at 888-549-4090 today.

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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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