The Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Self-Storage in Brooklyn

Are you moving to an apartment in Brooklyn? Whether you’re downsizing, just starting out, or relocating for another reason, self-storage can make the transition to your new pad much easier – especially if your new apartment is tight on space. Storage can provide a clean, convenient, and safe place to store the things that matter so that you can enjoy apartment life without the stress and clutter.

In this guide, we’ll break down what you need to know about finding storage in Brooklyn, including:

  • The best storage location
  • What sized unit to get
  • Must-have features to look for
  • Questions to ask before moving in

Continue reading to discover expert insights on these helpful storage topics to ensure a smooth move into your new Brooklyn apartment.

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The best storage location

The first thing to consider when looking for storage in Brooklyn is the location. Whether you’re landing in an apartment in trendy Bushwick, historic Bed-Stuy, or another Brooklyn neighborhood, ensure that the facility is conveniently situated near your apartment, making it easier to access your stuff whenever you need it.

Occupying an entire block of Bushwick Avenue, our conveniently located Brooklyn storage facility is a three-story building featuring more than 1,000 storage units within minutes of wherever you are.

What sized unit to get

Storage facilities with various sized units can help ensure that you only pay for the space you need. Our handy storage unit size guide is an excellent reference for determining which sized unit can best house the items that you won’t be taking along to your new apartment. In addition, this guide will give you an idea about how much you can hold in each of our Brooklyn storage units.

  • Small – 50 square feet
  • Medium – 100 square feet
  • Large – 150 square feet
  • Extra-large – 200 square feet

For more insights on finding the right sized storage unit for you, check out our blog.

Must-have features to look for

Before committing to a Brooklyn storage facility, ensure that it offers everything you need – and more. A few of the most desirable features to look for include:

  • Flexible lease terms
  • Extended hours
  • Affordable rates
  • High-tech security
  • Ample lighting
  • A commitment to cleanliness
  • Climate control

Beyond these features, we decided to kick it up a notch at our Brooklyn location, providing access to practical moving supplies.

Lock on storage unit
Security for Self Storage Unit

6 Questions to ask before moving in

Before you move into a Brooklyn storage unit, brush up on these savvy questions to ask about any facility that you’re considering:

  1. What are the payment options? The more, flexible the better.
  2. Do you offer indoor drive-up storage? These units let you pull up to your storage without being exposed to the outdoor elements.
  3. How many days per week are you open? Seven days a week is a plus!
  4. Do you prioritize cleanliness and safety? This one is obvious – the answer should be yes, and yes.
  5. Do you offer any extras? For us, we love our customers to visit us in our state-of-the-art lobby for a complimentary cup of coffee. We also play ambient music to make it more enjoyable for you to visit.
  6. Do you require a security deposit? The best answer here is no.

Browse more helpful FAQs for new tenants on our website.

Since we opened our Brooklyn storage location in 2019, apartment hunters from across the region have discovered why we’ve coined our facility ‘your happy space.’ From our extraordinary commitment to a sparkling clean facility to our ultra-modern facility equipped with the latest security technologies, we’re the premier choice for apartment storage in Brooklyn and at our sister locations in Bayonne and Jersey City. To learn more, call or visit us today.

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Delta Storage Unit

10 Long-Term Storage FAQs

If you’re like most people considering long term storage, you probably have many questions swirling around your mind. What is it? How does it work? Is it right for you? In this article, we’ve compiled the answers to the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) about long-term storage:

  1. What is long-term storage?
  2. What can (and can’t) I put in long-term storage?
  3. How do I know what size storage unit I need?
  4. Should I go for climate-controlled long-term storage units?
  5. How should I pack for long-term storage?
  6. Will my items be safe?
  7. What are the payment options for long-term storage?
  8. What is the best way to organize my storage unit for the long term?
  9. Will I be able to access my items?
  10. What should I look for in long-term storage units?

Continue reading to discover the answers to these top questions about long-term storage units. Continue reading “10 Long-Term Storage FAQs”

5 Money-Saving Summer Moving Tips

Summer has long been the peak season to move. An estimated 70% of moves in the US happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the weather tends to be more conducive for transportation and school and work schedules are more relaxed. Additionally, many landlords set their leases to expire on June 30 or July 31, another contributor to the summertime surge. However, so many people moving during the summer can drive costs up, especially in the age of the pandemic moving boom.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans moving during the summer, we’ve compiled some of our best moving tips for navigating peak season – without breaking the bank. Continue reading “5 Money-Saving Summer Moving Tips”

Five of the Most Common Items Found in Storage Units

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In 1989, a contractor in New York bought the contents of a storage unit on Long Island, sight unseen.

Among the items inside the unit, a white sports car that was used in the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me. The car was ultimately bought by Tesla founder/007 fan Elon Musk for close to $1 million. Continue reading “Five of the Most Common Items Found in Storage Units”

Life in the Big City: How to Survive Your Move

They say that moving is stressful.

But for some people, packing up all your stuff and starting over in a new city crosses over the border of stressful to feelings that are closer to traumatic.

Throw in switching from a small town to a larger city, and things can feel even more overwhelming. Continue reading “Life in the Big City: How to Survive Your Move”

Our Brooklyn Location is Open!

Residential Storage in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a big place. With 2.6 million people, it’s the most populous of New York’s five boroughs.

In fact, with that many people, Brooklyn is technically the fourth largest city in America. All those people need a place to store their stuff, and Delta Storage is proud to offer them a residential storage solution. Continue reading “Our Brooklyn Location is Open!”