Author: Manhattan Mini Storage

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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Storage Space Love Stories: Meet Preston Ackermann, Jr.

Name: Preston Ackermann, Jr. Occupation: Freelance Art Director New Yorker Since: 2012 Neighborhood: East Harlem Big Dream: His own exhibit at the MoMA Signature Style: Whatever’s clean Why He Loves His Storage Room: “I’ve been collecting comic books since I was eight. It’s a passion of mine, as well as a way of making some side income – although I cry a little bit every time I sell a rare issue on eBay. I also live with four other guys. We have a massive apartment, but four guys… come on, you can imagine what a cluttered disaster that is....

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Storage Space Love Stories: Meet Kelly & Yazmira Paulson-Balik

Names: Kelly Paulson-Balik & Yazmira Paulson-Balik Occupation: Chef/Civil Rights Attorney New Yorkers Since: 2008 (Kelly) 1999 (Yazmira) Neighborhood: East Village Big Dream: Kelly: To open my own restaurant Yazmira: To be able to sleep late Signature Style: Anything you can throw into the washing machine Why They Love Their Storage Room: Yazmira: “As you can probably guess, Kelly and I are new moms. It’s been the greatest experience of our lives, but it’s also been a major transition.” Kelly: “People told us a baby would take up a lot of space in our apartment, so we thought we were...

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