As of March 2022, the average cost of renting an apartment in Manhattan is $4,265, according to rentcafe. The cost of living in other big cities isn’t far behind. So, if you live in a place like NYC, you know aside from high cost, there is also very little room to store your things.
Renting self storage is a perfect way to store all your belongings that don’t fit into your apartment or use daily. Your winter coat collection, a bicycle, art supplies, and important documents can all be stored safely away.
So why is it important to store your things properly? Here are four reasons why using self storage in the city might be the solution for you.
1. You Like Your Neighborhood
There’s a good reason that the first rule of real estate is “Location. Location. Location.” If additional square footage is your only reason to leave your favorite restaurants, parks, and communities, is it a good enough reason? A self storage unit located nearby can offer you an easy expansion of your space, without the hassle of remodeling and relocating.
2. You’re Saving to Buy a Home
If the cost of rent is astronomical, imagine the cost of a home. Sure, you could spend the extra money and get the rental of your dreams, but you’ve got bigger plans than that—you want to own your own place.
Instead of prolonging your time as a tenant with a costly apartment, you can live in a smaller place and save up for the down-payment. Until you get those keys in your hands, a self storage unit can be the interim solution until move-in day.
3. You Want a Clean Space
Living in an apartment that’s less than 1,000 square feet isn’t the easiest thing in the world. If you do have closet space; its overflowing, boxes sit in the living room, and office space is usually non-existent.
Stash the items you don’t use on a regular basis in a self storage unit. You’ll spend a whole lot less money than you would on a larger apartment, but you’ll also be keeping your apartment nice and tidy.
4. You Have a Vehicle Needing Space
Let’s say you’re lucky enough to have a car or motorcycle in a big city. It’s hard to find temporary street parking and especially affordable long-term parking in big cities. But renting a self storage unit can give you the space you need to store the ride you always dreamed of having. Plus, with our 24/hour surveillance, it’s safer to store it nearby.
Urban Self Storage Solutions
At Manhattan Mini Storage and StorageMart, we offer affordable self storage units and lockers that can be rented on a month-by-month basis and are always clean and well lit. Check out our Self Storage Calculator or rent a unit online today.