Author: Manhattan Mini Storage

Make the Most of Your Tax Refund This Year!

As cold and gloomy as this time of year can be, many of us look forward to it for one big reason: Tax refund time! You’ve just paid for all those holiday gifts, and you’re counting on that refund to either pay off some credit card bills or replenish your savings. But what are the best ways to use that “extra” money? The average tax return is about $2,800 which is a substantial pile of cash for most of us. So it’s smart to plan carefully exactly what you’re going to do with it. Here are some smart tips:...

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Size Matters – Especially When Choosing a Storage Unit

Of all the questions we get – and believe you us, we get plenty – especially “Who does your ads?” – the one we hear all the time is “How much storage do I need?” We get it. Estimating the amount of space your belongings will require can be tricky, especially for storage virgins. Fortunately, our expert Storage Advisors have seen it all. From college students storing books and clothes in a Personal Closet (4’W x 4’L x 3’H)* during the summer months to major businesses storing their entire back inventory – and everything in between – we have...

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How to De-clutter and Stage Your Apartment for Sale

  So it’s settled – you’re finally going to move. You can’t wait to jump into your new space and start living it up. You got a realtor and put your apartment on the market, and now your job is done, right? Nope. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you’re trying to sell your apartment, it can often be a long haul. Making your place irresistible to a potential seller is key to speeding the process along. We’ve listed some tips on just how to do it.   Clean and De-Clutter We all accumulate...

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Maximizing Small Space in NYC

How do you make the most out of the least? Take some tips from us! Create zones: Especially when tackling your studio apartment. Creating zones establishes separate spaces for various activities like sleep, relaxation, eating and working. Make everything count; no piece of furniture should be there without a purpose. Let it earn its keep. If it doesn’t, put it into storage. Pro-tip: Use two small round tables instead of a coffee table. That way you can separate the tables if you need more space, and you won’t be burdened with a bulky coffee table. Pro-tip: Choose bigger but...

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Packing for Moving Day in NYC

There is no greater accomplishment for a New Yorker than upgrading your apartment. Maybe you finally got your own studio instead of splitting one with someone you met off of Craigslist, or you and your significant other finally moved into together. (If so, mazel tov!)   Or even better, you may have just upgraded to a better neighborhood and  are no longer living above that Thai place that makes all your clothes smell like green curry Moving and upgrading your life can be an exciting time, but the daunting task of moving can leave you feeling stressed, tired and...

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