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Finding Space In The Boroughs

The largest of New York City’s five boroughs, Brooklyn is teaming with movement. Occupying only seventy one square miles of land space yet holding the record for largest population size of the New York boroughs you can see quite easily how space can quickly become an issue for the residents residing there. Living space and storage space can be hard to come be in such a compacted area.

While space can be an obstacle to overcome, there are so many great aspects of the city that most residents learn to adapt their lives to the space that they can find in the city. The Brooklyn borough seems to take on a life of its own as it is a scene full of diverse cultures, art forms of all types and expressions, well known world-class institutions, thirty miles of waterfront scenes, and is home to some of the best attractions in New York including Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge.

With so many benefits to living in the city residents learn to deal with the issue of space as best they can. To expand their usable living space and find a space for all of their belongings the residents count on Brooklyn storage to help them find more space in the boroughs.

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  • Finding Space In The Boroughs
    By Joel on August 17, 2012 | 96 Comments96 Comments  Comments

    The largest of New York City’s five boroughs, Brooklyn is teaming with movement. Occupying only seventy one square miles of land space yet holding the record for largest population size of the New York boroughs you can see quite easily how space can quickly become an issue for the residents residing there. Living space and storage space can be hard to come be in such a compacted area.

    While space can be an obstacle to overcome, there are so many great aspects of the city that most residents learn to adapt their lives to the space that they can find in the city. The Brooklyn borough seems to take on a life of its own as it is a scene full of diverse cultures, art forms of all types and expressions, well known world-class institutions, thirty miles of waterfront scenes, and is home to some of the best attractions in New York including Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge.

    With so many benefits to living in the city residents learn to deal with the issue of space as best they can. To expand their usable living space and find a space for all of their belongings the residents count on Brooklyn storage to help them find more space in the boroughs.

    The added benefits of having a Brooklyn storage unit can vary by situation and personal circumstance. Each renter of a self storage unit has their own story and journey to tell about why they rented a space, but in general having a safe, clean, and secure place to keep personal belongings can be applied no matter the situation.

    A few specific reasons for needing Brooklyn storage include a gap between leases, downsizing your living situation, marriage and trying to consolidate two lives, seasonal items, growing families who just need more space, or finding a separate space for your hobbies. Whatever the reason is for self storage, the outcome is that more space can be freed up in the home for living and in the most populous borough that can be a hard thing to come by. What would you do with extra space in your home, or a place that you can claim as your own personal space for just your belongings?

    As you read this you may think that Brooklyn self storage would be great for you and your family but it seems like it would be just one more thing on your already full “to do” list. The great thing about self storage though is that it can be an easy process to find the space that you need. With the option to book your space online it can be a quick and easy task to complete.

    Once your home is organized, space is cleared up and you can once again see the all of the beauty that Brooklyn has to offer now that your home is less cluttered you may find yourself wondering why you had not solved your space issues with self storage long before now.

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  • SPAREFOOT VOTED “BEST ONLINE DIRECTORY” SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
    By Joel on August 16, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    For the second year in a row, SpareFoot has been awarded “Best Online Directory” in the Inside Self-Storage Best of Business reader-choice poll. Launched in 2011, the poll solicits online votes from industry professionals, who elect their favorite vendors in about 30 categories. SpareFoot will be honored with a profile page in ISS magazine as well as during a special ceremony at the ISS World Expo in Las Vegas in April

    “It is awesome to be chosen for Best Online Directory for the second year in a row. Our clients and friends in the industry made it happen, so we thank them for their vote and ongoing support,” SpareFoot CEO Chuck Gordon said.

    About SpareFoot
    SpareFoot is the world’s largest online marketplace for consumers to find and reserve self-storage units, with comparison shopping tools that show real-time availability and exclusive deals. We also offer web marketing solutions for storage facility owners and operators. Our AdNetwork tool helps facilities modernize their marketing and win new tenants online. SpareFoot AdNetwork listings get more traffic than any comparable directory, featuring software integration and ROI-proving analytics. This fun and cool tech startup is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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  • How Long Will They Store
    By Joel on May 25, 2012 | 238 Comments238 Comments  Comments

    Does the caller always know how long they will need storage? Are people really that organized when it comes to self storage? I believe that most customers start out knowing how long they will need storage, but then end up staying later or leaving early based on their situation. Most customers want to only store for the minimum time they are able to store because they do not want to come out of pocket for more than they need to. Also, the customer feels that whatever the reason they need storage for will be taken care of or come eventually so they feel they will move out. For some that is not the case.

    They say that the average storage customer stores at least eight months. If the manager of the facility told the customer that most would laugh in their faces. The funny thing is that the people that laugh or the people that are still there for years. There of course are people that only store for a month and there are people that end up storing for ten years. With all the people coming and going in the self storage industry, the average seems to be right around eight months for someone to want to store. Why do they store so long? Good question.

    Not many people would raise their hand and say they love to move. In fact many detest the idea that they have to move at all. Life events happen and they eventually have to move. When they put their belongings into self storage, they do intent on getting their belongings out eventually, but they are not always sure. If they have a plan to get it out something else might come up and then their belongings get left in the storage unit. Then it comes time to pay the monthly fee again then they are faced with the same scenario each month, to pay the fee to store my belongings there another month or go ahead and find a way to get your belongings out. Many people end up just paying the monthly fee, if they can afford it and then try to get their belongings out when they can. The customer could end up waiting several months in order to get their belongings out of storage.

    Managers sometimes do their part to get the customers to stay in their storage units because they do not want vacancies. Sometimes the customer wants to leave their storage space but the manager lets the customer know that if they stay they can lower their monthly payments by so much. Other times the customer will say that they just cannot afford their storage space and need to move and the manager does the same sort of deal where everyone is happy and the customer stays. Some people have stored so long that they forgot even what they have in storage, but they still do not want to get rid of it. That is very interesting. So there is never a certainty on how long the customer will decide to store. As a storage manager, just go with what they say and when it comes time to move, thank them for storing with you.

     

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