Posted by Rachel on Dec 3, 2013 in Storage New York | 0 comments
Everyone wants to be eco-friendly. Believe it or not, there are environmental factors to consider with nearly every decision you make. Industry is the biggest threat to our environment. Some people recycle at home, but they abuse natural resources in the workplace. Small businesses need to be extra careful about putting profits before the ecology of our planet. Consumers know that going green is not just about minimizing your own carbon footprint. It is about only offering financial support to companies who are doing the same. If enough people apply the same level of consciousness to where their money is going as they do to where their trash is going, the balance might be shifted in time to make a real difference. You know you want your small business to be on the right side of that shift. It may sound crazy, but NYC storage, like Storage Post, is a step in the right direction.
Business owners can make the green decision for office storage needs. When a company starts to grow, the first impulse is to move or expand. Office space is at a premium in the Big Apple. Building a new office makes absolutely no sense in NYC. Storage units are plentiful and cheap compared to office space. You can most likely find a NYC storage facility within a few miles of your home or office. If your business needs additional space to store documents or files from previous years, you wouldn’t have to use natural resources to build new facilities because the storage units are already up and running. These storage facilities have room to handle hundreds of businesses if necessary, so consider taking your old files and extra equipment to a storage facility where they will be safe from harm and protected from the elements.
NYC storage units offer a green alternative to office space. Storage units use far less power than the average office building. Some units are climate controlled, but do not often have lights, electrical outlets, or other wasteful resource drains running when you are not there. Many NYC storage facilities are built out of existing structures, which makes them more ecologically sound. Your items will sit in a protected dark environment until needed rather than in space at an office that is using natural resources each day. By moving these things to a storage unit, you will be creating more space for your company to expand within its means.
NYC storage facilities exist in multiple locations throughout the city. They can eliminate the need for storing stock, products and equipment in offsite warehouses. Instead of hauling everything in big trucks to facilities far away, you can store them right in your backyard using a fuel efficient car. NYC storage facilities also make use of recycled storage boxes. Not only are they made from recycled material, they are often re-used by customers as they come and go, and ultimately get recycled again. If you are looking for a way to make your business grow in the right direction, think green with every decision.
Posted by Rachel on Oct 18, 2013 in Storage New York | 0 comments
Storage facilities seem to be popping up on every street corner, and for good reason. Most of us will need to search for some kind of storage unit, whether we are organizing, renovating, downsizing, moving, or staging our home for sale in the near of distant future. Storage NYC seekers in particular should consider these 3 tips before signing a contract.
Size Does Matter
Any city dweller understands the importance of space, and the more space one has, inevitably, the bigger the price tag. Obviously, choose your unit size wisely when looking for storage NYC. Take careful stock of the items you plan on storing and create a detailed plan to assess the size of Storage Post unit you will need. All too often units are poorly organized and inefficiently packed, leading to a customer paying for a much larger unit than they really need.
Consider Location (and Amenities)
As with any piece of real estate, location is essential. Centrally and conveniently-located storage facilities will cost more, but convenience within the storage facility will also come with a heftier price tag. So the unit closest to the stairs or the doorway is going to cost more money monthly than any unit tucked away in a back corner.
Storage NYC wide offers a list of amenities, from 24-hour security, gated access, indoor versus outdoor units, and free rental truck use for move-in, in addition to location choices. All of these amenities will increase your monthly bill, so consider carefully which amenities you really need. For example, climate-controlled units for antiques, clothing, electronics, or photographs will cost more than drive-up units where you would store items you might keep in a garage, but the cost may well be worth it in the end.
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Avoid Unwanted Rate Hikes
Once you have found the best deal, don’t immediately start moving boxes; your job as diligent renter is not yet done. Since rental rates are not locked in, storage facilities can (and likely will) raise your rate at some point. Most rate increases may seem minor, even insignificant, but even small changes to your monthly bill can quickly add up if you are renting for a long period of time.
To limit the likelihood of rate increases, look into the facility’s history. Ask the manager about their rate-increase history and whether or not they are considering a rate increase in the near future. In addition, check online review websites to read others’ experiences with the storage facility.
Looking for storage NYC wide does not need to break your bank. Consider any unit’s size, location, amenities, and possible future rate hikes in your decision-making process.
Posted by Rachel on Sep 25, 2013 in Storage New York | 0 comments
Moving into self storage is not exactly easy. You are going to need a little bit of help if you want to see all your belongings move into the safety of a self storage Brooklyn facility. Paying a moving company can be a little bit costly and it also might end up being more than a bit unnecessary. There are three simple ways you can bribe your friends to help you perform the move.
There is nothing wrong with a little bribery, especially if it is for a good cause. In this case, the good cause would be giving yourself a lot more space in your home by moving the things you own into storage.
Three simple bribes just might ensure your friends will do the job for you.
Take them out for dinner after the move. Putting all your belongings into a Storage Post New York facility definitely can lead to working up an appetite. Most people would be thrilled to get something to eat right afterwards. Actually, most people would love a free meal under any circumstances. Promising to take your friends to a steakhouse or to a buffet after the move just might make them more than willing to move your things.
Offer to help them out with a task they have been having a hard time finding a little needed support with. Yes, you could call this strategy more akin to quid pro quo instead of a bribe. Either way, you would be moving the ball forward with having your belongings moved into the safety of that storage facility you are renting. Your friends likely need help with cleaning their garage, getting a ride somewhere, or having a room painted. They might be having the same trouble as you are experiencing. No one is stepping up to the plate to help them. By offering your services for their services, everyone involved just might end up pleased.
Let them use some of the space in your storage unit. Surely, you can spare a little space in your unit to give your friends a little section in the storage unit for their sporting goods or an old television set. Really, is there anyone who is not without a need to procure a little extra space in their home or apartment? Most people would definitely appreciate a freebie in the form of shared storage space. Make the offer and you might see your friends jump at the chance to move your things.
Self storage Brooklyn units are only helpful when you actually move your belongings into them. It may take a little bribery to get the things moved, but that is fine. A small bribe is a worthwhile investment.
Posted by Rachel on Sep 16, 2013 in Storage New York | 0 comments
I didn’t go to college. Instead, I started working (and living) at a local hotel in the town over from mine. From there, I worked and worked and worked and (long story short) eventually became the manager. Through blood, sweat, and tears I learned the ins-and-outs of keeping the hotel running smoothly. It was a delicate balance between creating a “home-y” atmosphere and maintaining professionalism, but it appears I was able to do so: my hotel became one of the premier spots in the state.
Fast forward: I have long since left the hotel business and started my own little family, complete with a husband, two kids, a dog, and a hermit crab. Fortunately, I’ve been able to take what I learned in my years in the hotel business to keep my household (at least somewhat) functioning.
First of all, I have had to maintain the balance I described earlier. I don’t want my kids to think of me merely as the “enforcer” nor do I want them to think they can walk all over me. Rather, I lay down the rules (for example: chores or no TV) and expect them to follow them much like I expected my employees to fulfill their duties. On the other hand, I understand when they aren’t able to clean their room because a big report is due or because they are focused on studying for an exam. Additionally, I make sure they know I am there to comfort and help them in any way I can.
Now, I’m not saying to treat your family like employees–but do take on a bit of leadership in your household. YOU are the boss and it is perfectly acceptable to demand some respect but, at the end of the day, make sure they know that they are still your amazing family you love unconditionally.