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 with 17 locations, we’re by far the biggest, having helped more than 250,000 Big Apple dwellers find just the right space to organize, de-clutter and simplify their NYC lives.
Oh, yeah, and we’re kind of known for our subway and billboard ads, too.
So we thought we might as well answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get from customers, the media and the general public:
1) WHO DOES YOUR ADS?
We do. Ourselves. Our family-owned company has a unique perspective, so there’s no way we could ever use an outside ad agency to come up with our messaging. All of our marketing is overseen by Archie Gottesman, our Chief Branding Officer and co-owner. You can read more about her, and the history of our ads, in this New York Observer article.
2) HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED STORAGE?
That’s a little like asking, “How do I know if I need to lose weight?” You just know. It might be as simple as having a constantly messy apartment or a closet door that won’t close, or as dramatic as a major life change — such as a graduation, a marriage, a new baby or a move to a new apartment. Or maybe your business is growing, and you need a place to store excess inventory. Whatever your particular situation, the likelihood is that if you live in Manhattan, a place where the average studio measures 400 square feet (and may soon be getting even smaller), you need storage. But if you’re not sure, you can always contact one of our expert storage advisers, 24/7, at 212-STORAGE.
3) IS THERE A MANHATTAN MINI STORAGE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD?
Honey, we’re in just about every neighborhood — from all the way down on South Street to way up in Inwood (and everywhere in between), we’ve got the island covered. Many of our locations are open 24 hours a day, and they’re all open until at least 10PM. The easiest way to find the location closest to you is just to visit our website at www.ManhattanMiniStorage.com and enter your zip code and the size room you’re looking for on our home page. You’ll instantly get a range of terrific options near you.
4) WHAT SIZE ROOMS DO YOU HAVE?
Our storage rooms come in a full range of sizes, from an extra-small Personal Closet (4’W x 4’L x 3’H), which can hold books, small collections and clothing, to a giant Business Storage Room (10′ x 20′ x 8′) that can hold an entire office’s worth of inventoy, files and equipment. Again, if you need help figuring out how much space you need, our storage advisers will be happy to speak with you and assess your particular situation.
5) ARE THERE ANY FREEBIES, EXTRAS OR PERKS?
Are there ever! When you rent a storage space from Manhattan Mini Storage, you get free Package Acceptance — which means you can have your UPS, FedEx and DHL deliveries shipped to us, and we’ll sign for ’em and hold ’em for you! You can also book our free Storage Taxi to transport your belongings to and from your storage room. Plus, you get free off-street parking, free hanging rods and shelves in select rooms, free box delivery for orders over $50 and free Wi-Fi in our lobby! In most cases, you can even get a free move!
We hope this answers your most burning questions about us. But if you have more, feel free to visit the FAQ section of our website, give us a call at 212-STORAGE, or stop by any one of our 17 locations in person. Otherwise, we’ll just see you on the subway! 🙂