Space is limited in a city of 8 million people, so you may find yourself in a situation where you own more items than you can fit in your home. If you don’t want to donate or throw these belongings away, storage is the best solution. With so many NYC storage options out there, how do you decide which is right for you?
We are here to help you select the best solution for your storage needs. The main aspects to consider when selecting a storage facility are as follows: duration of storage, how much space you need, accessibility, and your budget.
How long will your items be in storage? Weeks, months, years? There’s an option for each.
Storage In Transit (SIT)
This option is for customers who need their items stored for a few weeks during their move. SIT is a great option for customers that require a delayed moving delivery date.
Customers needing storage for a few months to a year would select this option.
Military personnel and people moving overseas select this option if they are unsure how long they will need items in storage for. Some companies have had customer items in storage for decades.
Storage Space Sizes
Most storage facilities have rooms and storage spaces of varying sizes and you pay by the size of the unit. Another popular option are warehouse ‘vaults’. A vault is a wooden or metal container that is sealed and locked, then stored in a warehouse. The number of vaults you will need depends on the size, weight, and quantity of the items you’re storing.
Access to Storage
If you don’t require regular access to the items you’re storing during the storage period, then you should definitely go with a warehouse/vault option. It’s the most convenient for your move because most of the time this option is offered only by moving companies. This means your items are already at the moving company’s facilities, making it easier and more cost effective during the pick up and delivery of your move since the items are already in the movers possession.
If you need constant access to your items, self-storage is the best way to go. You are typically given a key or passcode to access your items during regular business hours. Though when it comes to the move, you could be on your own moving the items in and out of the unit/your home.
When selecting your storage company, we recommend getting multiple quotes and selecting the option that best suits your storage and moving needs, but also fits your budget. Remember, the cheapest option will not always cost less in the end if you require moving services.