Leaving town? Using self-storage when traveling

You’ve long thought about taking a few months to see Europe or South America. Now, you have the time and money to do it. Your lease is ending and you have no commitments in New York for a few months. The only problem is you’re not sure what to do about all your stuff. Luckily, for an affordable price, you can rent a small self-storage unit to house your stuff while you’re off sightseeing. Here are some factors to consider when picking self-storage:

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How long will you be gone: Find a contract that works for you

When you decide how long you will be away, you’ll know what contract length works for you. Make sure you don’t end up in a one-year lease if you only plan on being away for three months. Read the terms carefully and only sign if everything makes sense to you. Moishe’s offers storage options for as little as one month!

Consider how much space you’ll need

Storage units come in different sizes. If you tell our pros you have a one-bedroom apartment, they’ll recommend what size unit you’ll need. You can also estimate how many boxes you’ll have and the total volume of your stuff before a site visit. But for a better idea of your storage needs, check out our room size calculator. Add items and the calculator will tell you in real time what size unit is best for you.

Think about climate controlled units

If you have any musical instruments, wine, or other items that are prone to damage in extreme heat or cold or sensitive to humidity, you might want to consider a unit that has climate controls. Otherwise, arrange to store your sensitive items with a friend or relative. At Moishe’s, we can provide you with climate-controlled self-storage units upon request. In both our Bronx and Queens storage facilities, we can accommodate your precious art collection or inventory of wine fine by providing temperature-controlled units.

If you plan to store valuables…

While it’s always better to house valuables with those you trust, always ensure the facility is safe and that you have sufficient insurance should you choose to store them in the unit.

Get a reliable lock

In addition to picking a secure and well-attended facility, you should always get a solid lock for your storage unit to deter anyone who might be looking to break in.  Ask the facility or a locksmith what your options are.

Let Moishe’s Self Storage help you store your things. Our Queens and Bronx Storage Facilities are conveniently located for all New York City residents. We offer over 20 different storage unit sizes, available to individuals, students, and businesses. Contact us here.

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