New Trucks & Vans to Move Your Stuff for Free!

April 10, 2014

Moving in New York City. The very words can induce chills and panic in even the most seasoned New Yorker. Because let’s get real: There’s no place to park a moving van or truck, traffic is a nightmare for most of the day (especially on side streets) and taxis aren’t too keen on picking up…

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The Top Five Questions People Ask Us About Manhattan Mini Storage

March 26, 2014

The Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty. The Brooklyn Bridge. All are icons of this incredible city we call home. And at the risk of sounding immodest, we think some New Yorkers may include Manhattan Mini Storage on that list. After all, we were the first self-storage company in New York (way back in 1978!), and…

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The Winter That Never Ended

March 19, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen of Manhattan, it is time to breathe a collective sigh of relief: Tomorrow, Thursday March 20th, is the first day of Spring. “Who cares,” you grumble, burrowing deeper into your snuggie, “it’s still going to be freezing.” Not true! Actually the current forecast calls for some sun and a positively luscious high…

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Questions You Should Ask Before Renting a NYC Apartment

March 5, 2014

As we’ve mentioned before, moving to New York City (or even moving around once you’ve gotten here) is not for the faint of heart. And for most newbies in NYC, the biggest challenge will be finding and renting an apartment.     We adore the Huffington Post Home Section, and they always feature great articles…

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Clean Your Apartment Now!

February 26, 2014

One would be hard-pressed to find a New Yorker who enjoys cleaning. Monica from “Friends” may be the notable exception. And lest you think she’s a typical Manhattanite, recall that she and Rachel lived in the most spacious, rent-stabilized, two-bedroom Greenwich Village apartment that ever existed. For most of the rest of us residing in…

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What You Really Need to Know Before Moving to NYC

February 12, 2014

Last week one of our favorite websites, Buzzfeed, posted a list of 44 Things You Learn Very Quickly After Moving To NYC, which was both hilarious and spot-on. Among some of our favorites from the list:   There is no such thing as a no-fee apartment. Brooklyn and Queens really do have more space… …and Manhattan…

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Meet Our Latest Manhattan Mini Storage Sweepstakes Winner!

January 22, 2014

Why is this guy smiling? Because he just won the Manhattan Mini Storage Extreme Apartment Makeover Sweepstakes! Meet Ben Raffalli, a 21-year-old student and aspiring actor who’s studying musical theater. Ben lives with two roommates in a very cluttered apartment in Chelsea. But after entering and winning our contest on Facebook, that apartment is about…

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Wild, Wacky, Environmentally Friendly Christmas Tree Alternatives

December 18, 2013

Christmas trees are a beautiful tradition. They’re bright, cheery, festive, and they smell wonderful. They’re also, well, trees… or dead trees, to be exact — usually firs, pines and cedars that have been chopped down and moved from their natural environment via truck, sometimes traveling thousands of miles (burning thousands of gallons of gasoline), to…

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A Conversation With the Clutter Cowgirl

November 27, 2013

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…

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