Congratulations on Your Second Child … and All That Stuff

Having a second child is an exciting time for anybody. You’ve done it before so you’ll know exactly what to expect this time around. That doesn’t mean, however, that having a second child won’t be without its stresses. One more child means another tonnage of toys, clothes and more. If your family is living in a small Manhattan apartment, there’s a good chance you’re already stressed out about what to do with everything. You’ve already been through a living room packed with stuff before, and are probably less than thrilled at the prospect of doing so again.

Before you try to make peace with such crowded living conditions, realize there are other options. Make room for your second child (and all their stuff): store all those extras with Gotham Mini Storage. Maybe you’d like to store away the old toys your first child has outgrown but that your newborn won’t be needing for a few months—or maybe your space is still filled to the brim with items from your pre-baby days.

It doesn’t matter how much stuff you have. At Gotham, you’ll find the right storage rental to fit your needs. We have mini storage lockers if you just looking for a little bit of storage space, and we also have units as big as single-car garages. Don’t worry about keeping your expensive baby (or pre-baby) items safe. Our NYC storage facility will keep them protected from theft—and the elements. Our facility features a state-of-the-art security system as well as climate-controlled units so temperature fluctuations aren’t a problem. We’ll also take care of one of the biggest annoyances: Moving your items to our facility. On your move-in day, we’ll send over a truck and driver to pick up your belongings and bring them to our facility.

Don’t let a cluttered New York City apartment dampen the enthusiasm of having a second child. To get started with one of our affordable convenient NYC storage options, visit our facilities or contact us.

Making Your Manhattan Move as Smooth as Possible

If you are moving to New York City, it is probably an incredibly exciting time in your life. However, while you might be looking forward to the sights and sounds of your new Manhattan home, you more than likely aren’t too excited about the size of your apartment. It isn’t uncommon for studio apartments in Manhattan to be as small as 400 square feet, and in the future 250-square-foot micro-apartments may be the norm. What are you supposed to do with your things in spaces that small? Moving is never a fun time, but having to downsize can make it even worse.

 

Most people will start throwing away as many things as they can, haphazardly paring down their possessions to the bare minimum. There is another option: Gotham Mini Storage. When it comes to self-storage in Manhattan, there is none better. We have storage units that range from small lockers to the size of a single-car garage. Don’t worry about cluttering up your small apartment with countless objects. Keep your space looking clean and tidy, and leave it to our NYC storage professionals to take care of your items. We have extensive security measures in place including motion sensors and an alarm system, and our self-storage facilities are climate-controlled so that even your most sensitive items are sure to stay how you leave them. And with Gotham Mini Storage, even cost isn’t an issue: Our low-price guarantee means we will beat the prices of other mini storage facilities in NYC.

 

Turn your small, cluttered apartment into a cozy home. Contact Gotham Mini Storage to find out how.

Dealing with the Move Back to Manhattan after College

If you are moving back to Manhattan to your parents’ home or apartment after graduating college, you are not alone: recent studies have shown that in recent years, 45% of college graduates ages 18 to 24 move back in with their parents. There is no denying that living in your childhood home for the first time in years is going to be a big change for you – and your parents.

 

Along with debates about curfews and discussions about your lifestyle, one of the biggest annoyances is figuring out with what to do with your stuff. After four years and an apartment or two of your own, you’ve probably accumulated quite a lot of things, from furniture to a myriad of electronics. Unlike the average suburban house, your parents’ NYC apartment probably doesn’t have ample storage space (not many two-car garages in Midtown). And don’t be surprised if your parents aren’t too keen on the idea of you putting your mismatched couch in their living room or stuffing their home’s closets with your assortment of stuff.

 

Instead of desperately trying to find an out-of-the-way place for everything, there is a better option: Gotham Mini Storage. Whether you kept a couple of items from your dorm room or everything that was in your off-campus apartment, we have sizes that can accommodate your needs. Our self-storage units start at the size of a small locker and go as large as a single-car garage. With a free move-in truck and driver we provide, getting your stuff here won’t be a problem either. It doesn’t matter if it is electronics, records, your senior thesis or other sensitive items. Our self-storage facilities are climate controlled, come equipped with motion sensors and are monitored by an alarm system to keep your items safe. No matter how long you keep your stuff with us, you can expect it to be in the same condition as when you left it. Best of all, our low price guarantee means we will provide you with the best price in NYC storage.

 

Let Gotham Mini Storage help you and your parents make the transition home from college a smooth one. Contact us now and rest assured that you’ve chosen the best in NYC storage.

Gotham Mini Storage in Manhattan NYC Goes Green – Very Green

While many self-storage facilities have been taking advantage of the assorted government incentives to put in solar arrays, Gotham Mini Storage in Manhattan New York City has taken a step further with the installation of a state-of-the-art “cogeneration” power plant.

Cogeneration (sometimes said as combined heat and power or “CHP”) uses excess heat from the onsite production of electricity to both heat and cool a building. Gotham Mini’s self storage facility in Manhattan NYC uses advanced natural gas fed mini turbines (which are basically little jet engines) to supply the electricity employed by the facility.
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Gotham Mini Storage in Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village is a well-known, largely residential district in Manhattan. To the east of Greenwich village is Broadway, the Hudson River is to the west, Houston Street on the south, and 14th Street on the north. Some of its surrounding neighborhoods are the East Village (to the east), SoHo (to the south) and Chelsea (to the north). Greenwich Village is home to Washington Square Park, NYU’s large campus and a nightlife scene on MacDougal Street. You can find many historic and attractive brownstones and some of the city’s best restaurants and bars in Greenwich Village, making it a popular choice to live or spend a lazy weekend afternoon.

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