Just in time for summer, NYC has begun slowly emerging from COVID-19 shutdowns with a hopeful determination to recapture the essence and culture that defines our great city. Restaurants, manufacturing and construction firms, offices, retailers, and other businesses are beginning to buzz once again – albeit with a different flavor than before.
Continue reading “NYC is Back: Businesses Weighing Their Options”
As New York slowly begins to resurface after COVID-19 shutdowns, we’ve been keeping a close eye on our beloved restaurant scene. With Phase 2 of restaurants reopening in New York officially underway, socially-distant outdoor seating is now open at many places, and Phase 3’s restricted indoor dining is close on its heels. In this ever-changing business climate, many local restaurateurs we know and love are finding new ways to serve us – while following social distancing and other guidelines to keep New Yorkers safe.
Continue reading “Restaurants Reopening in New York: Pivoting to Make It Work”
First, you moved out (ah, dorm life). Then, you moved in – or back in (let’s be honest: student loans don’t pay themselves). Then, you relocated for your first “real” job. And the one after that and possibly one more after that. Finally, you’re here in Brooklyn, where space is slim, but life is full.
With every move and opportunity, you’ve gradually shed pieces of your adolescence on this journey. But, there’s something you might not have shed: extra stuff. Unless you’re a hardcore minimalist, clutter is inevitable. If it’s starting to drive you bananas, it’s time to declutter your home, so you can begin enjoying Brooklyn life in a whole new way.
Continue reading “Brooklyn Life: How to Declutter Your Home”
Jersey City is a city of renters, with nearly three-quarters of the city’s residents living in rental properties. And like many renters, that means struggling to find a place to keep your stuff.
Maybe you’ve just downsized from a house to an apartment. Or maybe you’re a long-time apartment dweller who can’t afford to find a larger space.
Whatever the case, renting a Jersey City storage unit can make apartment living much easier.
Continue reading “Moving into a New Apartment in Jersey City? Consider Self-Storage.”
Are you part of the Sandwich Generation? The Club Sandwich Generation? If you’re over 50 and live in a multi-generational household, there’s a good chance that you belong to one or even both of them.
And living with several generations can have a major impact on your storage needs. In this blog post, we’ll look at these generations and how self-storage can help you find a place for everyone in your household to store their things. Continue reading “Storage Solutions for the Sandwich Generation”
You wake up one day in January and discover that one of the doors in your home doesn’t close properly. Or maybe you notice that your hardwood floors seem to creak more than usual.
That’s the effect dry air has on wood. It essentially saps all the moisture from wood, in some cases causing serious damage such as cracking or splitting. Continue reading “Why Does Dry Air Cause Damage To Valuables? Try Climate-Controlled Storage”
A car from a James Bond movie. A comic book stolen from Nicolas Cage. There are some other surprises on this list.
In our last blog post, we talked about the most common items you’ll find in storage units: photos, furniture, books, etc.
But there are also plenty of stories about people finding unusual items inside a self-storage facility. These are a few of the most interesting. Continue reading “Five of the Most Unusual Items Found in Storage Units”
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”
No one ever said running a retail business was easy.
From managing employees to worrying about overhead to keeping up with general building maintenance, there’s a lot to worry about.
And there’s your inventory, which includes not only your retail products but also your supplies. When you were starting out, you might have been able to keep this stuff in your garage, but now that you have an actual store, things are getting tougher to manage and it’s time to start thinking about finding commercial storage space. Continue reading “How Self Storage Can Help You Manage Your Retail Inventory”
People have been practicing spring cleaning for centuries.
Some researchers say it began with the Persian new year, while others say that it’s tied to the ancient Jewish practice of cleaning before Passover. Continue reading “Spring into Cleaning! How to Declutter Your House”