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Finally, the time for the packing has come. You already decided that moving to Manhattan is the right step for your future. In the process of packing, you suddenly see some items, which you don’t know what to do with. Some are maybe out the fashion, but still, you don’t want to get rid of them. However, bringing them to the new home is also not the option. The best solution for your dilemma is to rent a storage unit. When you rent a storage unit, you can’t just throw your items in there and hope for the best. In storage, some sort of order also needs to exist. For this reason, you need to have a good plan. Here are a few storage organizing tips, Manhattan edition. 

How to start organizing  

Before you rent one of the storage facility Manhattan, make a list of all your items you will store. This way, you won’t forget anything. Some items like furniture will be easy to remember. However, small ones like some old decorations are easy to forget. Having a list will also help when you look for some item you need. You won’t have to go through all storage, just to see the item is not there. It will save a lot of trouble. 

After you make a list, look for Divine Moving and Storage NYC. See how much storage space you will need. When you have all this sorted, it is time for organizing storage. First, you pack big and heavy items like furniture. The heavy stuff always goes on the bottom of the storage. 

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Make sure to follow these storage organizing tips when you rent a storage unit in Manhattan

Storage organizing tipsHow to pack your items for storage units 

Whatever moving supplies you use for the actual move, you can also use it for storage. However, some other solutions might be better. For example, it is better to use clear bins rather than cardboard boxes. Both are good for storage, except it is easier to keep track of what you put in the clear bins. Later, you will be able to see what is inside the box without making a mess when looking for something. When packing your items for storage, try packing essential items last. This way, you will avoid clutter in your storage. 

Items you will need more frequently than others, store at the front. For example, items you will likely need the most are clothes. Keeping out-of-season clothes on the clothes racks in the storage is a great idea. You can easily switch your clothes in storage as seasons change.  

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You should use a clothing rack for your storage

Organizing your storage is not a difficult task 

Organizing your storage is certainly easier than organizing your new home. Here are a few quick storage organizing tips.

  • Clean and wash your items 
  • Wrap them in plastic for protection 
  • Label boxes 
  • Boxes should be stacked high 
  • Furniture should be stored upright

About Author

John has been with Divine Moving and Storage in New York for nearly two decades. Starting as a young helper and climbing up the ranks to be a staple in our organization. John has the knowledge and experience to assist our clients with any move or storage related needs. You can reach John or any of our associates in NYC at 212-244-4011