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Do you want to know some more secrets to preserving your family’s heirlooms? Are you interested in the exciting world of storage unit auctions? Check out this great list of resources for more information!

  • Here is a great article about preserving different types of family heirlooms and what works best on different materials.
  • If you have family heirlooms that you want to keep for future generations, check out this page about preserving family treasures.
  • Preserving your family heirlooms helps ensure your family heritage is remembered, here are few ways to help keep them in good shape.
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  • You might be asking yourself a few of these questions about self-storage unit auctions and how you can participate.

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When you’ve got just a few too many things in the house, it’s nice to have a place to keep them where you know they’ll be safe.  Self storage facilities offer you just that, but it can be pretty tough to remember what you have in storage, especially if you rent multiple units!

Consider your troubles over!  The app Let’s Storage allows you to keep track of everything you’ve put in storage, which unit you’ve put it in, and it even calculates an estimate amount of space left!

If you’re looking for a safe and secure place to put your extra things in New York City, contact Chelsea Mini Storage today!

3 Secrets to Preserving Your Family Heirlooms

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As your family grows, heirlooms are passed down from generation to generation. They can be anything from first edition books to the wedding dress your great, great grandma wore. These items need to be treated very carefully and properly kept in a storage facility.

Storage centers can help keep your valuables well protected and free of any harm. They are gated, locked, and the only people who have access are those who are just as concerned about security as you are. Here are a few secrets to preserving your family heirlooms:                                                                                      

  1. Be sure to place all of your heirlooms in a place devoid of any type of light. It doesn't matter if the light is from the sun or fluorescent light bulbs, as they can both cause discoloring of paper and photographs. Having a closed storage box will help ensure that you avoid all light from entering and damaging your valuables.
  2. Cleanliness is another key factor in preserving your family’s heirlooms.  Make sure to clear out your storage unit of any pebbles, sharp objects, adhesives, and more.  If, for whatever reason, some kind of contaminant gets on your heirloom, then it has nothing but time to slowly sink in to the object and get comfortable.
  3. Heirlooms are very delicate objects that can get damaged very easily if not kept in a place with proper air conditioning. The air should be filtered and kept at a comfortable temperature: not too hot and not too cold. The air should also be free of any humidity; if water gets into contact with some items, then they can get damaged.

Chelsea Mini Storage is New York City's largest self storage center and provides storage to all of the surrounding areas. If you need to put away some valuables or need a place to store some extra stuff, we can serve you with our 1 million square foot facility. We even provide moving services if you need help bringing everything to your storage shed.

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Are you having trouble packing your breakable items for storage? Wondering if a self-storage or mini storage facility is right for you? If you’re looking for more information on the benefits of using a storage facility or how to prepare you items for storage, then check out some of these great resources.

  • Wondering if a self-storage facility is safe enough for your most valuable items? Check out this article from ApartmentRatings.com for more information on the benefits of mini-storage facilities.
  • Why are mini-storage centers so popular? Learn all about the benefits and uses of mini and self-storage facilities with this great article from Buzzle.com
  • Moving to a new home or apartment can be a difficult process. If you’re having trouble getting started, then check out this great article from About.com on quick packing tips and tricks.
  • This article from HouseKeepingChannel.com provides 9 tips for safely packing your items for storage.
  • Preparing for a big move? This Buzzle.com article provides the most helpful tips for packing your personal things for a storage facility.

Packing Tips that Will Help Ensure that Your Possessions Stay Safe in Storage

Self-storage facilities and mini storage centers provide convenient and secure storage options for your needs. While finding a storage center may be easy, preparing your personal items and property for storage can be a long and tiring process. Don’t risk breaking or scratching your valuables; consider these packing tips to help ensure your possessions stay safe in storage.

Clearly Labeled Boxes

Box up as many things as you can; this will help you stay organized and maximize usable space. This will also help protect your items from dust and grime while in storage. It is important to clearly label all of your boxes; this will make the unpacking process easier and ensure movers handle fragile items with care.

Breakables

Bubble-wrap is your best friend. Mirrors, pictures, glass and chinaware can be easily broken or damaged while in storage. Wrapping your breakables in bubble wrap or soft cushioning will help provide extra protection. If you don’t have bubble-wrap, clothes, towels, and pillows can be used to keep fragile items safe.

Furniture

Storing furniture can minimize the amount of space you have to work with. Consider stacking sectional couches or chairs to increase your storage space. This will also help to keep similar items together. Worried about scratches and scuffs? Consider disassembling. Furniture and upholstery can get dirty or faded sitting in storage; furniture covers or sheets can help keep your items clean and reduce the chance of fading or wear.  Wood furniture can lose its sheen over time; protect your hardwood items by wiping them down with oil or a wood polish before storage.

Whether you’re looking for packing supplies, moving services, or mini-storage facilities, professionals with Chelsea Mini Storage provide the services for your needs. For storage options, shipping services, specials, or to schedule a moving service, visit our website today!

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