Cut Down on Post-Move Clutter by Tapping into Short Term Storage

Moving is almost always frenzied and messy, ranking as one of the most stressful events most people endure on a semi-regular basis. When you think about the concept of hauling every one of your possessions from one living space to another in the span of just a day, it’s a wonder anyone stays sane through the process.
The stress of moving is compounded to an even greater degree for New Yorkers, since once all of those boxes arrive at the new apartment, they take up so much space that there’s hardly any room left over to begin unpacking. This only serves to prolong the time it takes to become settled in a new space.
Luckily, there’s a better option for handling all that clutter: move your possessions in waves, placing them in short term storage until you’re ready to unpack them.

Take a Room by Room Approach

It is, of course, ideal to move all of your furniture in one early push, but what about the incidentals like living room decor, or your collection of sunhats? There’s no need to move those items into your space before you’re ready to unpack them as they’ll only take up room unnecessarily. Instead, make a plan for how you’d like to tackle the unpacking process.
For example, if you don’t cook often, leave your kitchen items in short term storage until you’ve worked your way through the bedroom and bathroom boxes. It is also a good idea to categorize boxes by their importance, and store the less crucial ones off-site.

Create a Schedule 

If you’re the kind of person who can’t function properly without a plan in place, hold yourself to a schedule and coordinate with the storage company so you feel held accountable to stick to it.
Say you’d like your items to be completely unpacked in your new apartment within 3 weeks. As you pack, organize your items into 3 waves and unpack 1 per week. Keeping your boxes organized this way will give you a clear cut plan for managing post-move madness.

Have Items Delivered from Storage

Enlist the help of a company who will deliver your items from their short term storage home to your new apartment to further cut down on the stress associated with moving. This way, you won’t have to relive the stress of hauling boxes in order to keep your new apartment clutter free.
What’s more, the right moving company will offer private storage in addition to their moving services, so you’ll already be familiar with them and more comfortable releasing your items to their care for a short term period.
If you like the idea of avoiding the hectic, messy weeks that so often follow post moving, finding short term storage in NYC may be the right move for you. For a free short term storage quote, reach out to us today!

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