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Storage Concerns? What to Consider When Choosing a Storage Facility

We all have items—large things like TVs or small things like letters—that we want to hold on to but don’t have the space to store them.  You might have just moved into a smaller home or maybe added a new baby to your family; either way, you’re probably struggling to find room. 

You have two options: clutter up your house with all the extra stuff or rent a self-storage space

A storage facility can give you a convenient place to store your holiday decorations, old high school trophies, or some extra furniture that wouldn’t fit into your current place. 

Before you choose a storage facility, however, check out this list of consideration when choosing a storage center.

  • How much space do you need? To save yourself money, be sure to only rent out the space you need.  See if the storage units have shelves that can help you take advantage of more space.  If you have particularly large items to store, you should measure the unit before signing a lease.
  • Location: How often are you going to need to open your self-storage unit?  If you plan on stopping by every other week or more, you should choose a storage facility close to your home.  If the storage unit is more for long term storage that you wouldn’t need to access other than a few times a year, then you might be able to find a good deal by choosing a storage center farther out of town. 
  • Price: The smaller the unit, the cheaper the price generally, but you should be wary of run-down storage facilities.  Rodents and moisture can ruin what you have stored.  If you are storing sensitive items, you might want to consider climate controlled units.  It might be worth it to spend a little bit more a month on a good storage facility than risk having your items damaged.If you are looking for a storage unit in the New York City area, you should definitely check out Chelsea Mini Storage.  We are one of America’s largest self-storage facility, and we offer some of the lowest prices in Manhattan.  Check out our website for prices and reserve your mini storage today!