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What You Can Do With Self Storage

In Manhattan, you don’t usually have a lot of space, which is why self storage is your best option.  You might also need self or mini storage when you are moving out on your own into a smaller space, you need a place to store your gardening tools, seasonal things, boxes of childhood toys, collections, or you just simply need more room for your existing overflowing rooms. Self storage is both easy and secure way to keep your things safe and tidy.

Moving?

Often, people use self storage as a solution to their space problem, especially while moving.  Because of the short-term leases, self storage can be temporary and last as long as you need it.  In a move, so many things are in a mess, that it makes sense to have a place to store whatever is in the way.  Also, if you are in the process of moving and have things to sell, storing those for-sale items waiting for a new home will make your job easier.  If you are looking to redecorate, moving out bulky objects can make the process go more smoothly while protecting your furniture.

It’s That Time of Year Again…

Self storage can also be a key part of your long term plans.  Seasonal equipment gathers dust in your garage for three-quarters of the year, but if you rent a storage space you can find a location for all of those things that spend most of their time getting in the way.  Everything from winter clothing, which can be bulky and easily eat up space, to sports gear—summer surfboards and winter snowboards—can find a great place to rest in a storage unit.  Self storage can also be a great tool for storing large equipment, like boats or motorcycles, which might not be so easily stored under a roof or in the city.

If you are looking for a place to store your things in the New York City area, Chelsea Mini Storage has room for you.  You can visit us online to learn more about our prices, space availability, security, and specials.

 

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Like Chelsea Mini Storage's Recent Blog Topics? Here Are More Great Resources for You to Check Out

Our recent blogs have featured information on protecting yourself from storage unit break-ins and how storage unit insurance works.  If you’re looking for more information on these topics, then check out these great resources.

  • HomeDepot.com has information on buying padlocks, recommending you consider the construction, the type, and the design.
  • eHow.com has an article on how to protect items in a storage unit with advice on getting insurance and itemizing your items.
  • Storage.co.uk has an article entitled, “How Does Insurance for Self Storage Really Work?”  In the article they discuss different aspects, such what will be covered under typical mini-storage insurance plans.
  • Relocation.com offers insight in this article regarding self-storage, insurance, and—most importantly—what you need to know about them.
  • eHow.com has an article about how self-storage works, briefly discussing what the storage provider's insurance may cover and more.

How Storage Unit Insurance Works

The reason you have a storage unit is because you want to keep your property safe and secure.  This is also the reason why you want to get insurance on your storage unit, so that even under extremely unfortunate circumstances, you'll be protected.

Let's take a closer look at how insurance for your storage unit works.

What it covers

Your insurance will typically cover damage caused by the weather, such as hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes, wind, and rain. Theft, vandalism, and explosions are also covered.  Of course, you will want to read your policy carefully and speak with your insurance agent about what is covered in your particular situation. 

Where to get it

One of the first things you should check on is whether your homeowner’s insurance or renter's insurance will cover your storage unit.  This way you'll spare any additional expense. Sometimes you'll be able to get low cost mini-storage insurance directly through your storage center.  This makes the whole process very simple and straight-forward, because it greatly reduces the costs and hassles associated with the other options. The third option would be to go directly to a storage insurance provider, but your storage center will probably be able to recommend one that has proven to be trustworthy.

Who to speak with

Anytime you have an insurance claim on your storage unit, you should contact your insurance company directly.  Of course, for some questions you will contact your storage provider.  For example, if you have questions about the storage facility’s security, their self-storage options, or whether or not they offer mini-storage, then you can speak directly with your storage facility.

At Chelsea Mini-Storage, we offer you storage units with state-of-the-art security and also offer low-cost mini-storage insurance.

Packing & Moving Tips: Keep Your Items Safe

The purpose of storage is to keep your possessions safe.  This is why you should avoid overlooking the importance of packing and securing the items you're about to put into storage.

Watch this short video on how to pack your items safely. It's a good idea to use bubble wrap and to organize your items appropriately.  For example, if you're packing fragile items, then avoid putting them on the bottom of the box—or, at the very least, clearly mark the box as “FRAGILE”.

At Chelsea Mini-Storage, we make your storage as easy as possible, and we'll even help with the shipping and receiving tasks you need accomplished. Visit our website to see our specials or call us at 888-549-4090 to find out more about our state-of-the art security and great NYC location.

How to Protect Your Storage

The purpose of your storage unit is to keep your property safe.  Safe means your possessions will be protected from the elements, untouched, and 100% accounted for.  In order to accomplish this, you will want to take the steps necessary to protect yourself.

Take a look at how you can protect yourself and your storage unit from harmful break-ins.

Use Good Locks

Don't skip the basics.  If you have items in storage that are worth protecting, then choose a lock that's worth using.  The most obvious way to protect yourself from break-ins will be to maximize access control.

Choose a Good Storage Center

Store your possessions at a storage center that has security as their top priority.  At Chelsea Mini Storage, we have state of the art Sonitrol Computerized Central Alarm System, including motion detectors, listening devices, perimeter contacts, closed circuit TV surveillance and interior/exterior video recording. We also have controlled entry sign-in and sign-out logs, elevator security guards, roaming security guards, resident on-site managers, modern lighting, and a fully sprinklered and alarmed building.

Itemize the Contents in Your Storage Unit

You'll also want to document all of the items you have in storage.  This way, in the event of a break-in, you'll be able to file a complete police report.  You'll also be able to list all of the items you have with your existing insurance policy, but you won't be able to do this unless you're organized.

Get Insurance

To get information on low cost mini-storage insurance, call 1-800-544-6464.

At Chelsea Mini-Storage, we do everything possible to stop break-ins before they happen.  That's why we take every step necessary to provide your storage unit with state-of-the-art security.  To learn more, visit our website or call us at 888-549-4090.

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