To get the best storage experience you can, preparation is key. Of course you have to properly pack your items and make sure that they are secure, but there are a few steps you should take before you even get that far in the process. Here are a few things you should do to make sure storing your items is as easy as can be.

Determine How Much Space You Need

Gotham Mini Storage has a ton of unit sizes that can cover any situation, but first you need to know how much space your items take up. For a rough estimation, gather and stack the items you plan on storing and measure the floor space they take up. If you are looking for a more exact number, you can simply do this after packing your items.

Consider an Insurance Plan

At our facilities we have on-site staff, surveillance cameras and an alarm system to keep your items safe. That being said, you may want to consider insuring your items for that extra layer of security.

Plan Out Your Boxes

You should get a rough idea of which items you are going to store together before you actually start packing your boxes. When your move-in day comes you might start feeling rushed. In turn you could start stuffing any old items together, but this can be a bad idea. Storing expensive or fragile items without the proper protection, or too many heavy items in a single box can be a disaster waiting to happen. If you are storing a bunch of varied smaller items, you might want to consider dividing them up into smaller boxes before putting them in a bigger one.

When you are ready to go, give us a call and we’ll make a date to pick up your items with a free truck on your move-in day. Contact your local Gotham Mini Storage (the leader in Manhattan mini storage) facility for full details on the options and services that’ll work best for you.