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Pros and cons of drive-up NYC storage units


One of the main things regarding our homes is that we always tend to have some more free space. Over the years, people tend to gather both necessary and less necessary items. This way we create clutter in our home which can start bothering us. We are all familiar with that feeling when you start looking around your house and see piles of stuff in every corner. When that moment comes, you wish to get rid of some of them. Also, there will be plenty of possessions that you would still like to keep but do not have enough space for. In that case, consider using U Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn as a solution for this issue.  There you can keep some important items as well. In this article, learn how to use the advantage of drive-up NYC storage units and make more space in your home.

What are drive-up storage units?

Drive-up storage units are an outdoor option to store away the items. In addition, there are some indoor facilities that offer this kind of storage, but not so often. These units usually start from the size of one car unit, and you can use your car to access them. The useful thing is that you can drive your car directly to the unit and offload the items from your vehicle directly into the unit. Storage NYC has many other advantages. People usually use them when relocating or redecorating their homes. Also, there they can store some outdoor recreation equipment such as bikes, ski jets, etc.  In addition, there you can keep winter sports items, or some metal and plastic furniture. Bear in mind that there you cannot keep all kinds of materials due to the nature of the unit.

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Drive-up NYC storage units are very useful for storing

Pros of drive-up NYC storage units

First of all, if you have some items which you would maybe like to sell or donate, you do not have to keep them in your home. Also, no cluttering of your space. Also, you can easily access the unit and you can either alone or with the help of a friend easily store the items. One of the advantages would be that you do not have to pay for a large truck to reach storage facilities in Brooklyn. Also, it is very convenient to use this kind of storage. As they are much larger than the regular size of our home storage. They can be ideal for bulky furniture and large appliances. This is like renting your garage which is not in your home. Also, this kind of storage unit grants easy access. At any time you can go there and pick up what you need.

You may ensure your goods there

It is very important to somehow ensure your belongings before putting them in the drive-up NYC storage units. No matter you use the space for personal or business reasons, you need insurance. Therefore, make sure to protect your goods from damage, thefts, pests, or rodents.

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You can easily access this type of a storage unit

There are many factors such as fire, mold, or storm that can damage the goods. In case you plan to redecorate or moving of your home, renting public storage in New York can be a perfect solution. There you can choose a unit of the appropriate size. This can come in handy to protect your valuables while you do some refurbishing works at home. Coverage plans range from a minimum of $2,000 up to a maximum of $25,000 of coverage per unit. It is worth ensuring the goods there. You do not wish to wake up and find out the items disappeared without coverage.

Cons of using this type of storage

Of course, there are some negative sides to using this kind of storage facility. Outdoor facilities tend to offer fewer frills than indoor ones. No matter this will cost you less per month, you will not have the option to have a climate-controlled unit. Also, these facilities can be full of dust. The doors keep opening and as there is no proper sealing, the dust keeps getting off the ground and covering your goods. For this reason, it is important to learn about the unit you plan to rent to avoid some nasty surprises. Since there can be a lot of dust and dirt, you will need to visit your unit more often. In addition, you will need to bring some cleaning equipment and spend some time cleaning your unit. It is very important to remove the debris often.

Other issues you might have in the unit

One of the main concerns regarding renting this kind of storage unit is the safety of the items there. No matter whether you choose coverage in case of damage or loss, there is a greater risk that somebody may steal your goods from the storage. If you have some pricier items, you will need to be more vigilant about them. A good solution might be to buy and set up a CCTV or some kind of alarm. This will contribute to the higher level of safety of your unit. But remember that you cannot spend all your time monitoring your storage facility. For this reason, we suggest that you read the reviews about the particular facility and see what other customers said about their experience. Finally, you will have coverage if something goes wrong in the unit.

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It would be smart to post some CCTV surveillance

There are many advantages of using drive-up NYC storage units. Most people do not have enough space in their homes to keep everything they need. In addition, you do not necessarily need so many items in your garage. This is a good solution to store them away either temporarily or permanently. Also, it is very useful to free up some space in your home and remove unnecessary clutter. You will feel at ease knowing that you can walk around more freely than with full rooms. Finally, you can easily access this particular unit and take the items away any time you like. Pretty convenient, isn’t it?

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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