Anyone who has ever spent time in Manhattan knows that space is a commodity not in ready supply on our wonderful island. And it’s all too very easy to outgrow the space you do have.
Adding to the problem of limited space, many buildings don’t have sufficient space to hold your items on-site or the available options are inadequate, expensive, or subject to a waiting list. So when you’ve run out of room for your belongings, finding the space to store them can be a challenge. And finding a trustworthy storage service can be a time consuming and laborious process.
In the sea of choices currently available for New York City storage it can be overwhelming to choose the right home away from home for your belongings. Finding an affordable, convenient, and safe option for storing your single items or the contents of an entire home shouldn’t be as difficult as navigating Manhattan’s seemingly inscrutable real estate market--after all, you don’t have to move in, only your stuff does!
With the right guidance overseen by a professional NYC storage service, storing your belongings should be an easy process.
On top of protecting your items when they’re in storage, proximity to your belongings is an important consideration for many New Yorkers who may need items pulled from storage for an event, changing seasons, or holidays. For example, you don’t need your Thanksgiving decorations taking up space all year long in your Manhattan apartment, but the ability to order them to your door in time to decorate and prepare for the holiday can be as stressful as making the turkey for your family and friends.
Instead of a stressful storage experience, you should always use a professional storage service that provides easy access to your belongings. After all, it’s your stuff, so you should be able to get anything you need when you need it.
Life in the Big Apple is stressful enough, and professional storage services should make your life easier, and not harder.
Whether you need to store a few items for the short-term or an entire home long-term, full-service storage companies should also provide options for providing packing supplies, moving and transportation logistics, and around-the-clock support to assist you when you need it. Properly protecting items you need to stash in storage isn’t something to gloss over. While items are safe when using a professional, licensed, and bonded storage company, improperly packed items can be damaged during transit.
Protecting personal belongings for the trip to the storage facility can be the difference between elation and heartbreak when your things are returned to you.
If you’ve run out of room for grandma’s china you expect it to return to you in the same condition it left you in: whole. If you can’t trust that your things are safe, there’s no point entrusting anyone to look after them in the first place. You need your Manhattan storage company to look after your items with the same care and concern they’d be shown while under your stewardship.
The most important aspect of choosing the right company should be whether they are fully licensed and insured. Reputable moving and storage companies list their qualifications and certificates on their website so it’s easy for you to verify. Furthermore, verifying through independent sources is another option to give you peace of mind that you’ve chosen the right company.
Importantly, choosing an established moving company is always your best bet. Established moving companies are those which have been in business for more than a decade. These professional storage companies are your safest option because their success is contingent upon having a clean, reliable, and trustworthy reputation, which their reviews should reflect.
Residential and commercial storage options abound in Manhattan, so who can you trust?
Make sure to read the reviews provided on many independent sites. Often when sifting through reviews it’s easy to get bogged down by all the minutia. Make sure to read both the good and bad reviews for your New York City storage company as the bad reviews can be as telling as the good.
Bad reviews are only bad when nothing was done to make right the error claimed by an unhappy customer on behalf of the storage company. Often there are unforeseeable issues that come up, but if they are rectified by a company who cares about making you happy and your storage experience a good one, then you know you’ll be in good hands.
However, not all errors are the storage company’s responsibility, so make sure you know what they are and are not responsible for. For example, if you pack your storage items yourself, they won’t be covered under your storage and moving company’s insurance. Only items packed by the service provider are covered under their insurance.
A storage company committed to providing premium service is one that provides best-in-class customer service and is not only available to address questions, concerns, and requests but also one that takes the responsibility of looking after your belongings seriously.
Storing your belongings in Manhattan means contending with New York’s mercurial seasons. There are a few things to think about when assessing the right storage facility. While access and amenities such as packing and delivery to your door are important, more important that these factors is the quality of the facility where your items will be stored.