Did you know that the first
mini storage units were reportedly made available more than 6,000 years ago in China?
Or that the earliest units were actually just clay pots that were placed
inside underground pits with guards stationed outside them? You probably
don’t think about these things when you’re on the hunt for
secure self storage in Manhattan. Here are a few facts about mini storage
you may not have been aware of.
Early Storage Units Were Popularized by Fishermen
Unlike many of today’s NYC storage units, the mini storage units
at the A-1 U-Store-It U-Lock-It U-Carry the Key storage facility, one of the
first storage facilities in Texas in the 1960s, were built big enough to store boats and boating
equipment. This led to them being very popular with commercial fisherman
and helped them become popular with other people, too.
Almost 10 Percent of Americans Use Mini Storage Units Today
Storage units are no longer just popular with commercial fishermen. Today,
Americans put more than 2.3 billion square feet of “stuff”
into mini storage units for safekeeping. Mini storage is a major part
of our lives.
More Than 60 Percent of Mini Storage Renters Have an Annual Household Income
of Less Than $75,000
You might assume that you need to have a lot of extra money lying around
to afford a mini storage unit. The truth is you can find cheap storage
in NYC or most other cities that will suit your budget.
Enough Mini Storage Space Exists in the U.S. to Give Every American About
20 Square Feet to Store Items
There is no shortage of mini storage in this country. An average self
storage facility is about 46,000 square feet, and there are enough of
them out there to give everyone as much space as they need.
Chelsea Mini Storage is committed to providing storage units to those who need them in New
York City. We would be happy to show you a storage unit that will suit
your needs. You can schedule an appointment to see our facility in NYC
by calling (888) 549-4090.