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“Keep tripping over that surfboard or beach umbrella? It’s a sure sign they need a summer vacation too! Rent a Divine Moving Storage unit – where your seasonal gear can take a break while you enjoy your summer!🏄‍♂️🌞 #DivineMoving #SummerStorage”

Whether you are an experienced storage renter or a first-timer, renting a storage unit can be difficult, especially in a big city. There are several steps that you need to follow in order to do it right and that’s why we have prepared this article for you. There are many moving and storage companies NYC that you can choose from – you just need to know what to look for. Follow this guide to renting a summer storage unit to find out more on how to easily do it.


Before renting a summer storage unit, think about what to store and what to throw away

Before you even consider storing an item, this step is a must. In our experience, most people store things just so that they can throw them away next season or next year. We advise you not to be one of those people. It’s a complete waste of time and money for you. There are some general questions that you may answer and decide what you should store and what you should throw away.

  • Think about the last time you used that item – was it longer than the time you want to store it?
  • When will you be using this item again?
  • Does it have any material value and if yes, is the current selling price higher or lower than the storage price
  • Does it have any sentimental value to you?

Once you have answered these questions it will be easy to determine what you should store. Make a complete list of things to store and label them. This will make the whole process faster and easier.

A woman making a plan on renting a summer storage unit
Make preparations in time – it will be easier for you!

Consider how long you have to rent a storage unit for

Our next stop is the time frame of your storage facility rent. Most facilities require at least one month of rent. Providing that you are renting a summer storage unit, the chances are that you will need it for longer than three months. Most people who rent a unit during summer put their winter clothes and items in it. Again, be sure that you really need those items before actually renting a unit. The general rule is that the longer the rent is, the lower the price. If you are sure that you will be renting for longer than 6 months, be sure to say that to the company or the owner. Try to negotiate a better price based on how long you are renting it.

There are two main types of storage units – self-storage and full-service storage

Self-storage facilities are the most popular ones in NYC. The main reason is the price – they are a lot cheaper than the full-service ones. Basically, having a self-storage facility means that you rent a place by yourself, move items to it by yourself and pick it up whenever you want to. The downside is that you are also responsible for those items. That being said, some of them offer certain security protocols (like cameras, a list of people who entered the facility, etc) that you might want to look into.

Full-service storage on other hand offers a nice bit of advantages for a price. The company that you hire will take the belongings and safely store them. They will often take photos and send them to you, as well as the list of items that they stored. You can also request updates if needed. Once you need something, you can order it to be brought to your home. This is undoubtedly a cozier option – but as we said before, it comes with a price.

If you are not sure what storage facility you need, Chelsea moving company can assist you. It’s always good advice to ask a professional when in doubt. Making a wrong decision can cost you quiet a bit compared to the price of professional help.

Determine what size of storage unit you need

Now that you have decided what to store and what to throw away and what storage facility you need, it’s time to see how many items you actually have. The best thing to do is to pack them in boxes. You will save a lot of time for later use and it’s super convenient if you do it right. Pick the medium size boxes first. Put all the things and make a list of items in a particular box. Attach the list to the box (or simply write on it) so that you know what is where. Be careful with electronic devices when you prepare them for storing.

In this way you will save money as well – boxes are cheap (or boxes are free if you know where to look for them) and they will save you a lot of space. Once you have all the boxes ready, pile them up and simply measure the size of the pile. In this way, you will know exactly how much space you need to pay for and it will be easier for you to find a storage facility in the summer.

A man is making a box
Put everything in boxes – it’s super easy


Tips on how to find the best storage unit during summer

Keep in mind that looking for a storage facility in summer is difficult since it’s a very busy season. Having a climate controlled storage is a must. The temperatures are high in summer and some damage may occur so we highly advise you to put this on your list of priorities. There are many climate controlled storage Mahnattan units to choose from. Maybe your options will be limited so start the search several weeks in advance. There are a few things to look for when searching for the best storage unit:

  • Price – obviously this is very important. If the price is too high, or higher than the value of the items that you store, the whole process is futile.
  • Location and availability – it’s best that you find a place near your home. You also need to check for availability, to see if you can access your items on weekends, at night etc.
  • Reviews – the best way to know how reliable the storage facility is, is to look for reviews.

Whatever your choice may be, stay calm and start in advance. There are numerous options for renting a summer storage unit out there so we are sure that you will find the right one. Follow our guide and enjoy the summer.

“Are inflatable flamingo floats taking over your living room? Send them on a summer retreat in our storage units. At Divine Moving Storage, the only thing inflating is fun (not your storage issues!) 🦩 #SummerStorageFun #DivineMoving”


About Author

Lisa is a relocation and transportation specialist with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Originally from New York City, Lisa has worked with Divine Moving and Storage since the start of her career. Lisa has been instrumental in helping customers with a wide range of services, including packing, unpacking, storage, and anything else related to moving or storage. She takes pride in providing an stress-free moving experience for all of her customers, and has a knack for finding solutions to even the most complex relocation needs. When she's not helping customers, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new places. She also loves to give back to her community by volunteering with local charities. Lisa is passionate about her work and loves helping people move with ease.

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