New to self storage? Here’s what you need to know

If this is your first time storing in a unit, this is your how-to guide for the best storage experience. Whether you need a unit for one month between moves, or storage for a decade for fine wine, Moishe’s Self Storage in New York City has the answer.

Know what you want to store

First and foremost, know what you want to store in your unit. Flammable and hazardous materials cannot be stored in a unit, so ensure your items do not fall into this category. Most things outside of these restrictions can be stored for long periods of time.

Examples include clothing, books, furniture, and miscellaneous household items. These can all be stored in a unit for short term or longterm storage.

Special consideration for valuable items

If you’re storing wine or art, these items need special care when storing. They should be in a climate-controlled unit with low light, regulated humidity, regulated temperature, and no vibration. Take a look at what we offer for New York City climate-controlled units.

Finding the best unit for you

Finding the perfect unit is easier than you think. Here’s how to do it:

1. Know what size unit you need

We have many unit sizes to choose from. Take a look at the sizes to determine the room you need.

If you need help deciding what room rise you need, refer to our Room Size Calculator for help.

2. Put things inside of things

To save space, put items in other items. As an example, put clothing or books inside furniture drawers.

3. Measure the largest item

Bring out the tape measurer and measure the height and width of the largest(s) item you wish to store. This will give you the most accurate idea of how big of a unit you will need.

Know how long you want to store

Knowing the duration of your stay will help you decide how you want to pack your thing in your unit. A longer stay may need air-tight containers to protect clothing or books from light or temperature.

Find the best deal in New York City

Moishe’s Self Storage has the best deals when it comes to self storage in New York. Take a look at our specials:

  • First Month Free. Commit to a three month stay and receive your first month free on select room sizes!
  • Free Storage Pickup. If you’re located within the 5 boroughs of NYC and rent a room for a minimum of three months, we’ll pick up your items and transport them to your storage unit for free! Available on unit sizes up to 5×10
  • Refer a Friend. Refer a friend to Moishe’s Self Storage and we’ll credit $50 towards your next month’s rent!

Contact Moishe’s Self Storage if you’re looking for cheap storage units in New York City to hold wine, art, or other things. Our Manhattan/The Bronx and Queens/Brooklyn Storage Facilities are conveniently located near you. We offer over 20 different storage unit sizes, available to individuals, students, and businesses. Reserve your room, view specials, or contact us.