Renting self-storage in Manhattan
can help free up space in your home, or even save you money by allowing
you to rent a smaller apartment. In order to ensure that your belongings
get to the storage unit safely and stay secure while they are there, make
sure to pack everything properly. There are special ways to store and
pack furniture and other belongings, so follow the tips below for packing
Invest in Sturdy Supplies
It can be tempting to try and reuse old boxes, borrow boxes from your
friends, or simply scavenge boxes from locations around Manhattan when
you are putting your items into storage. However, you should invest in
new, sturdy boxes and high-quality packing tape. If you are taking the time to
pack up your items and spending the money to store them, they are clearly important to you—don’t
cut corners on packing supplies.
When in Doubt, Go Lighter
You might want to try and fit as many things as you can into every box
in order to maximize space and minimize the number of boxes you need to
use. However, if you are planning on moving heavy items like books or
records into your storage unit, you should buy a larger number of smaller
boxes. You will have more individual items to move, but it will be easier
to move and arrange them all.
One of the advantages of secure self-storage rentals is ease of access.
Your items will be out of your way, but easily accessible when you need
them. To fully take advantage of this convenience, label all of your boxes
carefully and consider keeping a spreadsheet that details what items are
in which boxes. This will save you time, since you won’t have to
root around in the storage unit to find what you’re looking for
every time you visit.
Whether you are
moving to a smaller apartment or simply making space in your current one, Chelsea Mini Storage has a
unit that’s the perfect size for your needs. For information on
current rates and availability, call us at (866) 755-9101.