Heirlooms and The City: Keeping Sentimental Items in Storage

It’s human nature to assign emotional value to objects so they begin to symbolize a loved one or a meaningful place, but this can pose a unique issue for New Yorkers. The average one bedroom apartment in the city that never sleeps is just 750 square feet, which allows comfortable room for living, but not much else.
This is all to say, in a city where space comes at a premium, it’s difficult to find enough of it in your apartment to dedicate to all of your items with sentimental value. Because of this, many New Yorkers often resign themselves to one of two fates: living in a space cluttered with things they can’t bear to part with, or getting rid of items that hold emotional value for them.
However, there is a third and better option: putting those heirloom items in storage in NYC. Storing your heirlooms allows you to keep them in your possession without having to negotiate your already limited space around them, and when you work with the right company, you won’t pay a ridiculous amount for that storage space.

Storing Heirlooms Ensures Security

Storing sentimental items not only removes the impossible conundrum of clutter versus trash, but also ensures that those items will stay safe.
A high quality, private storage facility will give you a thoroughly secure home for these heirlooms that mean so much to you. In storage, your items will be monitored under lock and key every hour of every day, something that isn’t likely to happen at your own home.

Protection from Natural Disasters

Pipes burst, outdated wiring sparks electrical fires, and power outages can throw neighborhoods into a panic. As a New Yorker, you know that anything is possible.
Climate controlled, state of the art storage facilities offer protection from these sorts of unavoidable events. This means that there’s no chance of damage , which is a possibility even when your items are in your own possession.

Hassle Free Retrieval 

If the idea of leaving your heirlooms in someone else’s care makes you a little squirmy, remember that you always have access to them, and can retrieve them anytime you would like.
What’s more, the right facility will even offer delivery of your stored items should you be lucky enough to move to a space that’s large enough to accommodate them.

Take Stock of Space Consuming Valuables

If you’re on the fence about whether or not storing your heirlooms is the right choice for you, take a few minutes to think about how many items in your home are truly meaningful to you. Next, think back on the last time you actually used them, and ask yourself whether your day-to-day lifestyle would be made simpler if they were not gone, but simply stored elsewhere.
Keep your sentimental items close, but not too close — contact us today for a free storage quote!

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