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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Spring Cleaning with Manhattan Mini Storage!

March 29, 2013

Spring has sprung! FINALLY! Didn’t it feel like it took forever this year, what with all the frigid weather? The good news is, we’re looking at a far more seasonable week ahead. Check out the forecast. Warmer weather aside, spring is a time of renewal. And for millions of New Yorkers, that means the chance…

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Is Your Bedroom Stressing You Out?

March 8, 2013

Ah, yes, your bedroom. Your hidey-hole. Your sanctum sanctorum. The place where you can lie down, snuggle up in a blanket and drift blissfully off to sleep. At least that’s the fantasy, right? The reality is, many people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep in bed. Living in Gotham City makes it all the…

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Finding the Right Sofa for Your NYC Apartment

February 19, 2013

Pull-out or futon? Sofa or sectional? These are important questions for anyone furnishing an apartment, but especially for those living in the Big Apple. For New Yorkers like us, it’s not just a question of style or comfort. We need to find a couch that fits – both our lifestyle and, more importantly, our living space….

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