Spring into Action! 5 Tips for Taking Back Your Space with Storage

Spring is in the air! Now is the perfect time to refresh your home or office environment. According to a survey by the American Cleaning Institute, 91% of Americans and 96% of Millennials take on the seasonal task of spring cleaning. Most respondents reported participating in this centuries-old tradition because they want a thorough cleaning and less clutter that can make an environment feel cramped. If you’re looking to take back your space, spring into action with our helpful storage tips – and make room for awesome.

Before we dive into our storage tips, let’s cover a couple of types of storage that you may want to consider for your spring-cleaning project.

Types of spring-cleaning storage

Besides deep cleaning, decluttering and organization are central to a thorough spring-cleaning process. There are two primary types of storage to consider when you want to find a new home for your extra belongings:

  1. Home storage solutionsHome storage solutions is a broad category of space-saving products for your home or office, covering everything from bins, baskets, containers, closet shelving, hanging organizers, and more. These items are most helpful for smaller items you use regularly and want to keep on your property. But what should you do with those large, bulky, seasonal, or other items that cannot fit in traditional home storage solutions? You guessed it: self-storage.
  2. Storage unitThe solution for creating a more spacious home or work environment is to store extra items in a self-storage unit. This easy and affordable type of spring-cleaning storage helps you hang onto your belongings – while also taking back your space at the same time. It’s a win-win on a noble quest to make room for awesome.

Next, let’s explore a few storage tips to ensure your unit works for you.

5 Self-storage tips for spring cleaning

When you’re finished spring cleaning, and you’re ready to move your extra belongings into a self-storage facility, practice the following tips to keep your unit organized and items secure.

  1. Label your boxes and bins, so you know what’s in each one.
  2. Pack items you plan to access frequently in the front of your storage unit.
  3. Wrap fragile items in packing paper or bubble wrap and place them in a safe place inside your unit.
  4. Protect furniture with blankets or moving pads to prevent scratches or other damage.
  5. Use a climate-controlled storage unit for sensitive or sentimental items, such as appliances, artwork, collectibles, electronics, musical instruments, and photographs.

Peace, love & storage: What to look for in a self-storage facility

Before committing to a storage unit, be sure the facility you choose cares as much about you and your belongings as you do.

Look for a self-storage facility that:

  • Is clean and welcoming
  • Takes safety and security seriously
  • Offers affordable rates and flexible rental terms
  • Has easy-to-access locations and units, such as drive-up for easy drop-off or pick-up
  • Offers climate-controlled storage options for sensitive and sentimental items
  • Has friendly professionals on-site, ready to help

When it comes to spring cleaning – or anytime – storage, find your happy space with us. Our bright and modern self-storage facilities conveniently situated in Bayonne, Jersey City, and Brooklyn offer the extra storage you need and so much more. Our sparkling clean facility, convenient access, high-tech security, affordability, and flexibility are sure to put a spring in your step. Contact us to discover more about how we’ve reimagined today’s storage solutions for you.

It’s Time To Declutter with help from Extra Space.

Even if you’re not into New Year’s Resolutions, a new year tends to bring out the tidying bug in all of us – but not always for the reason you might think. According to an online survey, decluttering to make physical space was secondary to the resulting mental and emotional benefits. More than a third of the surveyed respondents reported a desire to reduce stress and boost mood as their primary motivations, whereas less than a fifth said they wanted to declutter to create more space. And if there was ever a year that could benefit from mental health enhancement, this is it!

Whether you’re motivated by mental health, space practicalities, minimalism, or something else, check out the following expert decluttering strategies to start the New Year off on the proverbial right foot.

Continue reading “It’s Time To Declutter with help from Extra Space.”

Don’t Trash Your Treasures this Winter: A Look at Temperature-Controlled Storage

Perhaps more than any other time in recent history, the turn of the calendar year can’t come soon enough. Along with hopeful anticipation for brighter days ahead, ‘tis the season for winter in the Northeast – nor’easters and all. If you’re considering a self-storage facility in Bayonne, Jersey City, or Brooklyn, the winter weather conditions may not immediately cross your mind as you search, but they should.

In this post, we’re exploring the importance of temperature-controlled storage, starting with a look at how Old Man Winter could trash your treasures – and how you can prevent it. Continue reading “Don’t Trash Your Treasures this Winter: A Look at Temperature-Controlled Storage”

Self Storage For Today’s World

How We Reimagined Today’s Storage Solutions

When you think of a self-storage facility, what comes to mind? Dim? Dingy? Dare we say, “sketchy”? No one looks forward to dropping off or picking up their belongings at a place like that. That’s why we’ve reimagined today’s storage solutions in a vastly different and much happier light – one designed to make you feel comfortable, safe, and welcome. Continue reading “Self Storage For Today’s World”

How to Get Ready for Moving Day

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On the scale of stressful life events, moving to a new home ranks far below the actual process of buying a home or another major life event.

That doesn’t mean that moving is easy. We see it all the time in the self-storage world. Moving can be a major chore, trying to uproot your family and everything you own, often while still trying to live your daily life.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Moving becomes less stressful when you start early and break down everything you need to do into lists. Whether you’re a college student or a new homeowner–here’s what you need to know to prepare for the big day. Continue reading “How to Get Ready for Moving Day”