5 Tips for Making Your Small Apartment Bigger Instantly

May 13, 2014
Photo by Jaromir Chalabala

City living has its perks. We’re often a stone’s throw from a vast array of cultural opportunities that the suburbs rarely see. (When was the last time you saw a Korean BBQ Karaoke bar in Pleasantville, Ohio?) There’s always something fun to do, transportation is easily accessible, and we can usually have it all —…

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Manhattan Mini Storage Takes Part in a Colorful Celebration!

April 23, 2014

We were very pleased to attend a special NYC event last night called “Stir, Splatter + Roll,” a gala for Publicolor. Publicolor is a youth development not-for-profit organization that engages disaffected city students in their education. The program’s primary focus is on commercial painting, and on transforming  institutional-looking schools into warm, welcoming student-centric environments. Publicolor students also…

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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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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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NYC Architect Launches Art Project at Manhattan Mini Storage!

October 8, 2013

When people decide to store their most personal treasures, how does that change their living space? How do people negotiate their relationships to that changed space? And what can they do to stay connected to their belongings, even after they’ve been stored away? Those are some of the questions New York-based artist Alex Schweder will…

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Better Off Stored: A Poem

September 25, 2013

The good wedding china you don’t ever use Mom’s old pearls that you don’t want to lose That white suit that only looks good when you’re tan Your roomate’s gowns before he lived as a man Baby’s old toys that he plays with no more These are some things that are better off stored. Your…

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