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How Much Storage Space Do You Need?


Though Manhattan is one of the world’s most exciting cities, it also happens to be one of the most crowded. When you move to New York City, you may quickly find that your living situation allows for a relatively small number of belongings; however, you don’t need to throw out what doesn’t fit. By taking advantage of a storage unit, you can keep your possessions until you have room for them. Here are a few tips to think about when determining your storage space requirements:

Consider the belongings you’ll put in storage

First, you’ll need to figure out the total volume of belongings you want to put into storage. Casually scanning your items before you pack them will not give you an accurate estimate of the space you’ll require. Consider how you will actually store your items to get a better assessment of your ideal storage unit size. You may want to make additional allowances for breakable belongings that should not be stacked on other boxes.

Determine how long you’ll need storage

If you know that your storage needs will be temporary, you might rent a smaller self-storage unit. However, if your storage requirements are indefinite, you should consider a larger space. The longer you need a storage unit, the more likely you will need to access items inside it. If this is the case, you should opt for a larger unit that makes it easy to access your belongings.  

Consider your long-term plans

Living in Manhattan is like living anywhere else; the longer you live there, the more possessions you will accumulate. If you plan to make New York City your permanent residence, you may also want to rent a larger storage unit to accommodate future belongings. If New York is merely a stepping stone, a smaller unit should suffice.

If you have more questions about how to determine the right self-storage unit size, call Chelsea Mini Storage at (888) 549-4090. Our associates can help you figure out the most economical solution that will address all your Manhattan storage needs.