Author: Manhattan Mini Storage

A Conversation With the Clutter Cowgirl

Professional organizer Jeni Aron, dubbed the “Clutter Cowgirl,” knows a thing or two about making the most of small spaces. For ten years, she’s been helping New Yorkers clean up their mess and store the rest. We caught up with Jeni in the middle of her daily de-cluttering to ask a few questions about her (occasionally) dirty job.   Why “Cowgirl?” Did you grow up on a ranch? Haha. No, I grew up on small town on Long Island. But I thought “Cowgirl” kind of has a funny connotation, and to do something gritty that’s on people’s procrastination pile, I wanted to make it fun. Plus, I love alliteration.   What made you want to become a professional organizer? I think I was always a professional organizer, even when I was a young kid. I just always created places for my things. I wasn’t very sentimental about things I held onto, and I was very good at helping other people like my mother get rid of things. As an adult, I just gradually helped more friends. And as the idea of organizing became more popular on TV and in popular culture, it became more of a reality, and I was able to make it a career.   What’s the weirdest clutter situation you ever had to tackle? The client was completely lovely and amazingly gentle and sweet. But it...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

How It Started: Originally called “The Macy’s Christmas Parade,” it came about in 1924, after first-generation Macy’s employees suggested a European-style festival to celebrate this very American holiday. It featured store employees as well as animals from the Central Park Zoo. It’s actually the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the U.S., tied with “America’s Thanksgiving Parade” in Detroit. (The oldest such parade is the 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, which first appeared in 1920.) The Macy’s parade has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.   Where It Goes: The parade begins on 77th Street and Central Park West and travels to its ultimate destination at Macy’s Herald Square.   Who’s Marching, Who’s Floating: The 2013 parade will include Hello Kitty, Spider-Man, Pikachu, Buzz Lightyear and Spongebob Squarepants, among other giant balloons. There were also be floats representing Dora the Explorer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cirque du Soleil and of course, Santa. And for human entertainment, Kellie Pickler, Gavin DeGraw and the Goo Goo Dolls will be marching by.   Where to Watch: If you don’t feel up to braving the crowds or the cold, you can watch the parade on Thanksgiving day on NBC-4, from 9AM to Noon, with hosts Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s “Today Show.”   A very happy Thanksgiving to you and...

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Introducing the New Manhattan Mini Storage Web Site!

If you’ve clicked on anytime in the past couple days, you’ve probably noticed we’ve undergone a major face-lift. (And if you haven’t noticed… Hello!)     But our new and improved website has a lot more to offer than just a pretty face.  We’ve completely redesigned both the front and back end of the site to provide you, our valued storage guests, a faster, easier, sexier, more user-friendly experience. Now you can go to the site, choose your neighborhood and the size room you need and be on your way to storing your stuff in a matter of minutes.     Here are just some of the great new features: A completely redesigned and simplified home page, with access to storage units in just one click. An enhanced online room search with a wider selection of units, organized in a more user-friendly manner. An improved online customer application, allowing for a streamlined check-in experience at your MMS location. A customer account management section making it faster and easier for you to manager your account.     Virtually all the changes we made came from feedback we got from you, our beloved public. You told us how we could improve the website to give you the best possible customer experience, and we gave it to you. So now that we’re launched, we’d love to hear from you again! Tell us...

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Spreading Cheer, Spreading Hope: Manhattan Mini Storage Partners With NYC Charities for the Holidays

MANHATTAN MINI STORAGE AND OTHER EDISON BUSINESSES TEAM UP WITH PARTNERSHIP FOR THE HOMELESS AND FEEDINGNYC FOR TOY DRIVE AND HOLIDAY MEAL DELIVERIES It’s become a holiday tradition: Instead of spending money on decorations, Edison Properties and its various businesses are once again teaming up with worthy charities this season to make the holidays brighter for New Yorkers in need. In addition to making a $20,000 donation to the Partnership for the Homeless, Edison is participating in the organization’s annual toy drive for homeless New York City kids, setting up collection boxes at all 17 Manhattan Mini Storage locations as well as The Hippodrome office building in Midtown – home to Executive Suites and Pre-Built Suites – along with Edison’s two WorkSpace Offices locations, in SoHo and Inwood, and its residential tower, The Ludlow, on the Lower East Side. The public is asked to drop off unopened, unwrapped gifts at any of these donation centers. Forty extra-large Manhattan Mini Storage boxes will also be donated to the Partnership to facilitate toy collection among non-Edison businesses. Edison is simultaneously partnering with LivePerson, the online marketing and web analytics company, and the charity volunteer program FeedingNYC to supply boxes that will be used to pack up complete Thanksgiving dinners, which will then be hand-delivered to the doors of families in need across all five New York City boroughs. Manhattan Mini Storage customers can also contribute to this effort by “adopting a box”...

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Look, Ma — No Wires!

Yes, we’ve gone wireless! Manhattan Mini Storage is thrilled to announce that we’re now offering free wireless Internet access at all 17 of our self storage facilities. Which means that all our storage guests, their visitors and just about anyone else can text, email and surf the web quickly and easily from any of our location lobbies. “New York is a highly mobile city,” says Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President of Marketing and HR for Edison Properties, the parent company of Manhattan Mini Storage. “People constantly work, shop and communicate on the go. And there’s nothing more frustrating than when you go inside a large city building and your mobile network stops working. So we’re thrilled to offer this great convenience to all our customers.” And it’s more than just a matter of convenience for some Manhattan Mini Storage clients. “A lot of businesses store with us too,” says Stuart. “They use their storage room as a second base of operations. So there’s no question that this will be a tremendous help to them in taking care of their own customers and operating more efficiently.” Free Wi-Fi is just the latest perk Manhattan Mini Storage offers its storage guests. Other amenities include: Free Storage Taxi Free Off-Street Parking Free Package Acceptance Free Hanging Rods and Shelves in Select Rooms Free Box Delivery for Orders over $50 So come check it out by visiting any of our locations. Just ask the team...

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