New York, NY (PRWEB) May 27, 2015
As the weather warms in spring, many individuals in New York City and nearby regions begin to think about spring-cleaning. While washing windows and shampooing carpets is much easier during warmer weather, it is also a great time to remove extra items from closets, cabinets and garages to make extra space. One thing that is lacking in many apartments and offices in New York City is space, but it is possible to rent self storage facilities throughout the city to keep rooms more organized. To use the space optimally, someone who has never rented a self storage room before needs to understand the process.
Begin to Clean and Organize
Here are a few great storage tips concerning what to keep at a business or home and what to pack away in a rented space. In addition, it is a good idea to know how to protect and transport items to a new York City storage facility.
Tip 1: Get Rid of Unneeded Possessions
With cabinet and closet space at a minimum in New York City businesses and homes, do not keep unneeded possessions such as old books and outgrown clothing. Sell things such as extra appliances or sport equipment, and give away old textbooks and outgrown clothing. If you like to hold onto these things just in case of future needs, self storage is the perfect option to have access to these things when necessary.
Tip 2: Organizing Your Office or Home
After clearing away many possessions, it is easier to organize the remaining items in closets, desks and dressers. Put things that are similar in the same location to make it easier to understand how many there are. With this method, it is simpler to see how many pairs of socks there are in a home or staplers there are in an office. Furthermore, labelling boxes that are to be stored helps keep track and decrease clutter when in need of something that’s hidden.
Tip 3: Remove Items That Are Not Needed Frequently
Think about the items in a business or home that are needed daily or weekly, and put those in a closet or garage. Anything that is used rarely or only needed seasonally can go into rented self storage. Things that many individuals want to store in the off-season include large equipment such as snow blowers in the winter and lawn mowers in the summer.
Tip 4: Prepare Items for Storage
There are important ways to prepare items for storage such as emptying gasoline from vehicles to prevent fires. Other possessions require careful preparation that includes washing clothing or shampooing upholstery to prevent permanent stains. Breakable items require special wrapping and packing to avoid chips and cracks.
Tip 5: Move Things into Storage Carefully
When storing possessions in self-storage, choose a climate controlled space for items that are sensitive to heat or cold. Anything that is meant for long-term storage should go at the back of the room while items that are needed in a few months go toward the front. Maximize the rental space by using metal shelves, cardboard closets and stackable water-resistant plastic containers.