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New York, known for its fast-paced lifestyle, iconic skyline, and diverse culture, is undoubtedly a dream city for many. However, living in the Big Apple comes with its own set of challenges, one of which is limited living space.

In the case that you're planning to store your vehicle for an extended period of time, such as during the winter months or while traveling, it's important to prepare your car properly to ensure that it's still in good condition when you're

Vehicle storage can be necessary for a variety of reasons, including protecting the vehicle from the elements, freeing up space at home, or simply for peace of mind.

Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming process, but choosing the right size moving storage unit can make the process much easier. The right size unit can help you avoid overpaying for extra space you don't need or running out of space for your belongings.


Finding the perfect storage unit can be a daunting task when it comes to storing your belongings in New York.

Pop quiz: When we say "self-storage," what's the first thing that comes to mind?

It can be tough to get a new business off the ground, and commercial rent can be pretty expensive when you’re just starting out.

It can be confusing and overwhelming to choose from the various self-storage options available, so we put together a handy guide to help you out.

With millions of people in New York City and its boroughs like The Bronx, it should be relatively easy to meet new people. Problem is, it can also be overwhelming and intimidating.

Queens is the home of the New York Mets, Laguardia Airport and JFK Airport. It’s the second most populated New York City borough and the largest by area.

Brooklyn has it all: 10 miles away from Manhattan, adjacent to The Hamptons, and the home of Coney Island and Brighton Beach (immortalized by Neil Simon).

Millions of people travel to New Orleans every year for the food, the atmosphere, the ghost tours, the jazz and the bayou … so it should be easy to meet new people if you live th

About 8 million people call New York City home.

Jersey City is in the northeastern part of New Jersey, where the Hudson River meets the Upper New York Bay.

It can be confusing and overwhelming to choose from the various self-storage options available, so we put together a handy guide to help you out.

In Louisiana the state saw a population growth of 2.7% since the 2010 census. If you’re considering either state, here are some tips for going the distance when relocating to Florida or Louisiana.

When you are considering renting a self-storage unit, you might be wondering if climate-controlled storage is really necessary. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider renting a climate-controlled self-storage unit. 

Union County is in northern New Jersey and was purchased from the Lenape Native Americans in 1664.

It’s been a tough 24+ months for everyone, but our kids have been cooped up indoors for way too long.

A self-storage unit is like a home-away-from-home for your belongings. However, that doesn’t mean you can store anything you’d keep in your home in a storage unit. 

Life moved inside about 24 months ago, and things are finally starting to open up again. One way to get out and vacation again is to take to the highway in an RV or camper. 

Did you know self-storage can be either long term or short term? Short-term storage is a solution to a temporary situation. Short-term storage might be as brief as a month, but could last for a season or two. 

If you own or run a small business, consider self-storage as a strategic option to support your operations and bottom line. Whether you use it temporarily or year ‘round, self-storage can help small businesses across a variety of industries.

In a previous blog post, we looked at the Top 4 Summer Camps in New Jersey and New York.

Almost 5 million people call Louisiana home. And if you’re planning on moving there, one of the things you need to know about is the weather.

New Orleans tends to get all the attention when y

There are times when you need a little help with your extra stuff.

You’ve made the move to a new city, full of new experiences waiting to happen. You’ve finished unpacking (more or less) and now it’s time to start exploring and meeting new people. Here are some of the best places in Jersey City to do that.

Located 15 miles northwest of Manhattan and 6 miles from the Bronx, Rockland County

Passaic (pronounced pa-SAY-ic) County is in northeastern New Jersey, north of

+ Fun Facts You May Not Know about the area

Thirty-five miles south of NYC, Yorktown Heights is a hamlet in the town of Yorktown in northern Westchester County.

Union County is in northern New Jersey and was purchased from the Lenape Native Americans in 1664. The Watchung Mountains cross the northern part of the county.

Long Island has a vibe all its own, and is proudly independent.

There are times when you need a little help with your extra stuff.

Life has a habit of throwing curveballs, and sometimes we end up with too much stuff and not enough space. One way to optimize home storage is to rent an offsite self-storage storage unit.

Setting up life in New York City is exciting and full of surprises, but let’s be honest, it’s not the cheapest place to live nor does it offer a lot of space for your stuff.

The pandemic has caused the world to spend a lot of time in our homes.

A few miles from New York City, nestled on a peninsula between the Hudson and Hackensack Rivers,

Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana, began life in

People in the United States have a lot of stuff. We’re good at acquiring more items but not always great at parting ways with our belongings.

The only city in the US surrounded by two state parks: Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park (which is 1.5 million acres of swampland, alligators, snakes, birds and

Self-storage units can provide peace of mind, free up space at home and keep seasonal or seldom-used items out of the garage.

Ah, New Orleans: the Big Easy, land of Creole, Cajun, Jazz and Mardi Gras, melding its French, Caribbean, African and Spanish ancestry into unique awesomeness.

She sheds and man caves are little getaways right in your own home or on your property. But making the space for one can seem daunting.

Suffolk County is the easternmost part of New York State, the largest county on Long Island and is rich in history. It has approximately 1000 miles of coastline. 

The Bronx is one of the five boroughs in New York, located north of Manhattan, and it’s brash, loud and unapologetic.

New Jersey is home to Atlantic City, white sand beaches, Appalachian Trail, lakes, waterfalls and farmland. With all the uniqueness that Jersey has to offer, it also comes with some unique storage challenges. 

When you moved into your home, that empty garage was pristine. You relished the idea of your car never being covered in snow or baking in the oven that is the sun. Or perhaps you imagined a highly organized workspace for projects.

Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, and while it’s not as densely populated as Manhattan, with a population of 2.3 million, it can hold its own. If Queens were a city, it would be ranked fourth-largest in the U.S., ahead of Philadelphia and Chicago.

The Battle of Long Island was the first volley in the Revolutionary War. It is attached to the mainland by The Bronx and extends 120 miles parallel to the coast of Connecticut. 

Brooklyn is located in the southwestern area of Long Island (but not considered part of Long Island), and separated from Manhattan by the East River, to the west by the Upper and Lower New York bays, and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. 

With Long Island Sound to the southeast, the Hudson River to the west and Connecticut to the east, Westchester County is a picturesque part of New York. It was one of the original twelve counties of New York and has been in existence since 1683. 

In a previous blog post, we looked at top RV Campgrounds in New Jersey and New York. Now, we’re heading south to check out the best RV campgrounds in Louisiana and Florida.

In 2020, according to a survey by, Florida was the No. 1 destination for people moving out of state. 

Mention Louisiana, and people immediately think of New Orleans—the Big Easy, Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, Creole cuisine and jazz music. But NOLA, Baton Rouge and the rest of the state pose unique storage issues that are unique as Louisiana’s most famous city.

Ah, Florida. Sun, beaches, ocean, Gulf of Mexico … plus gators, lizards, everglades, hurricanes and tourist-filled theme parks. Florida is unique, so it makes sense that the storage issues are unique as well. Here are some of the uniquely Floridian storage issues. 

Approximately 8 million people live in NYC, and the city that never sleeps has some unique storage challenges for residents. Here’s a rundown of five unique storage issues in New York City. 

About 8 million people call New York City home, which is 48% of the entire population of the state of New York. Most people who live in NYC live in apartments, and that means storage is challenging. Here are four reasons why New Yorkers need more storage than most.

A smile, an event, a memory frozen in time -- family pictures are treasured and often handed down. The problem is, they can also take up lots of space, or don’t do well in your home that’s sweltering hot in the summer.

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Whether a beloved playmate or a rare collectible, dolls require special care to preserve them. Here is your collectible storage guide for dolls. 

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Since the mid-1800s, people have been collecting baseball cards. What started as a giveaway by tobacco and confectionery companies has become a lucrative investment, with some collections outperforming the stock market in valuation.

You’ve heard the saying, “Sometimes you have to spend money to make money.” It’s also true that sometimes you can save money in the long run by spending a little in the meantime. 

Owning a boat means endless summer days of adventure on the water. Of course, big fun comes with big responsibility, and one of those responsibilities is storing your boat when the season is over (even if that’s just for a few weeks).

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Short-term self-storage generally refers to a storage duration of three months or less, though this isn’t set in stone. The “self” part means you’ll be loading and managing the unit yourself, rather than working with a company who handles the legwork for you. 

People rent storage units for all kinds of reasons, from a complicated move to decluttering their home. If you’re considering self-storage, here are three tips for first-time storage unit renters, whether you need a temporary or long-term storage solution. 

Figuring out what size storage unit you need is difficult, especially if this is your first time renting one. Too little space can leave you with nowhere to put your belongings, while too much will cost you extra money.   

Owning an RV means adventure and relaxation, whether you’re camping, traveling or hitting up every festival in your region. 

A new baby changes your entire world, not to mention the actual space in your home. If you’re looking around, wondering how to maintain your life while making room for baby, rest assured that you’re not alone, and that there is a solution … Storage Post.

The number one thing self-storage should give you is peace of mind. When you know that your belongings will be the same coming out of storage as they were going in, you have one less thing to worry about as you move through life’s phases and transitions.

Your motorcycle is a significant investment, not to mention a ton of fun. If you’re leaving town for a long time or storing your bike during colder seasons, it’s worth considering a self-storage unit for the best protection. 

Let’s face it: moving is no fun. But the right self-storage unit can make moving a lot easier. Since 1998, Storage Post has offered high-quality storage facilities and excellent customer service. Here are all the ways we make your move easy with our self-storage solutions.

Safely using a self-storage unit requires multiple layers of security. Both the business and the customer can work to protect the buildings and their contents, reducing the chances of theft, injury and property damage. 

At some point, most people look around and realize they have too much stuff. Whether it’s because they’re about to move or because they want more space in the house, these people probably need a place to store some of their possessions.  

Whether you’re going away for an extended time or you don’t have the room to store a vehicle, self-storage units can free up space and provide a safer environment for the cars you want to preserve.  

If you've ever had to use a storage unit, you know that there's plenty of things that you can store. But did you know that there are items that you should not put in a storage unit? 

COVID-19 has had a major impact of the lives of nearly everyone in the world. These impacts aren't just limited to the individuals, they even extend into the world of self-storage.

Storage Post building and units
Building outside

Lack of storage space at your business can lead to a messy office overflowing with documents, inventory, equipment and supplies. Plus, you may be paying increased rental rates for a larger office to house items you don’t necessarily use every day.

Storage Post signage

As summer weather comes to an end you may be thinking of where you can store your summer toys like your RVs, boats, and watercraft (Jet skis, kayaks, canoes) and any accessories like trailers you have used to transport them.

Retail space inside of a store

After the death of a self-storage tenant, many questions arise regarding access to the tenant’s unit and stored belongings. During this emotional time, it is still necessary to follow the proper procedures of the facility and the legal guidelines of the state in which the unit is located.** 

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Storage Post store entrance

This summer are you planning on spending hours of fun in the sun on your new boat or Jet Ski? Maybe you’ve planned for some long distance road trips in your new RV? But, have you planned where you will safely store your new summer toys between uses or in the off season?

Open and empty storage unit

Whether you are visiting your local Storage Post facility for the first time or the hundredth time, you want to know that an experienced, helpful staff is ready to assist you with all of your self storage needs.

Drive up storage units

If you have plans for long term travel, you may have determined it’s not exactly economical to continue paying rent on a condo, townhouse, or apartment; or you may be concerned about the security of your home while it is left unattended.

Boy talking to Santa

Is your closet full of clothes you no longer wear? Do you struggle to find items you are looking for? Are your sweaters mixed up with your swimsuits? Don’t wait until January 1st to finally declutter and organize your closet.

Hallway storage units at a Storage Post store

Storage Post has been in the storage business for decades, which is why we're one of the most trusted names in the game. We know what our clients are looking for and we make sure to provide it. There are other companies that offer self-storage, but our experience has made us the best.

Person driving a car

Have you exhausted space in your apartment or house? Are you looking for climate-controlled vehicle storage during the winter months?  No matter your storage situation, it is vital that you choose a self-storage facility with top-of-the-line security.

Gavel resting on a table
Cardboard boxes stacked

At Storage Post, we offer a wide variety of storage unit sizes to fit your needs. Here are a few tips to help you find the best fit for your belongings.

Clothes hanging up in a closet

A storage unit can house all your extra outfits and out of season clothes, but how you pack these items will likely determine if you find your clothing in the same condition when you unpack it as when you first put it in storage.

Dollar bill

Need to clear some space in your home or storage unit? Want to make some extra money, too? A spring garage sale can turn your spring cleaning into some fast cash. But don’t try to throw something together last minute! A successful garage sale requires planning and organization.

Security cameras on a grey wall

Are you considering building or leasing a larger office space to meet your business or commercial needs? Before making a large investment, consider renting a Storage Post self-storage unit.

Craft table with supplies

According to the United States Census Bureau, one-sixth of all Americans, an estimated 43 million people, or 17% of the total United States population, move each year and on average, individuals move 11.7 times in their lifetime.  Storage Post would like to share some of our top moving suggestion

Air conditioner units
Wreath on door

Renting a unit for self storage in is a great idea during the holidays. With month-to-month contracts, you can have convenient storage for a few months or year round. Think about how a self storage unit can help make your life easier before, during, and after the holidays.

Office supplies on a table

Moving everything you and your family owns from one location to another can be frustrating, but we have a few tips to help make this time of transition a bit easier and less stressful for everyone.

Woman smiling

Playrooms are notoriously difficult to keep clean, but these simple projects will go a long way in making yours clutter-free.

Person writing in an agenda

It can be tough to decide what to put in to storage. Sure, the armoire can go, but what about the family of possums living inside? Check this handy infographic to learn what’s a do and what’s a don’t!

Woman typing on a laptop keyboard

Self-storage is a good idea for most of life’s happenings, whether they’re good, bad, or plain old impossible. Follow this handy guide to see if you need a unit.

Kid playing with a sprinkler

Finding a new place will always be stressful, but moving day can actually be a good time! Sort of! Follow these tips and get the most out of your move.

Assorted toys on top of a sheet

Playrooms are notoriously difficult to keep clean, but these simple projects will go a long way in making yours clutter-free.

Brooklyn street

Most people will tell you that moving to New York is hard. Believe or not, they’re underestimating just how tough it can really be. Follow this guide to make your move as stressless as possible.

House in a neighborhood at dusk

Having to handle a bunch of belongings after a loved one passes isn’t exactly easy. But with a little help, your estate sale can go by in a breeze.

Person packing a box

The first day in a new place can be a stressful if you're not prepared. Follow this handy infographic to make sure you'll have everything you need.

NYC skyline

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, space is hard to come by. This makes finding a storage unit in New York all but essential. But where do you start?

Modern living room

Staging your home for a quick sale? It’s easier than you think! Follow these simple rules to make your house look perfect for any buyer.

Two white cardboard boxes stacked

Planning a move? Check out this handy infographic for a good estimate of how many boxes you're going to use.

People making paper flowers

Business or pleasure? When it comes to building your craft empire, you don't have to choose! Up your Etsy game with these simple rules for keeping a clean and productive craft room.

Beads with letters

Sure, good things come in small packages, but that doesn’t make them easy to keep track of! Check out this guide for a few ingenious ways to store smaller keepsakes and gadgets.

Married couple holding hands

The wedding was a blast, but now what do you do with all your stuff? Don’t get bogged down in your belongings! Follow these tips to make the process a breeze.

Stressed college student

Self-storage can be a lifesaver for college students, especially if you know what you’re doing. Check out these helpful tips to make the most out of your student storage.

An antique car inside of a garage

If you’re planning on converting your garage to a multi-purpose space or just trying to make a little room, these five projects will help make the most of your carport.

A modest white house

When it comes to home furnishing, how do you know when enough is enough? We asked Lauriann Stepp the Clutterologist a few common questions about keeping a tidy home.

Stressed out man

Follow this step-by-step guide to decide what furniture comes with you and what gets stored, sold, or donated.

Office supplies and utensils organized

Lauriann Stepp, The Clutterologist, gives some tips to new home buyers and anyone looking to simplify their move-in process, as well as a handy tip for homestaging.

Messy dorm room

Ignorance is bliss. Unless that ignorance means a less-than-blissful living space. Don’t be in denial about your dorm, check out these five warning signs to see if you’re messier than you think.

Person sorting through a record collection

Storage Post has five tips to wrangling your collection and solving your storage crisis.

Basketball hoop

Oddly shaped sports equipment can limit your storage options when swapping out one season’s equipment for another. So we’ve come up with five ways to get these items under control. 

Clean dorm room

Living in a dorm means living in a tiny space. And you share it. Here are 5 ways to maximize those precious inches and claim them as your own. 

Coffee and books

The Clutterologist advises students about sharing space in a dorm for the first time, dealing with messy roommates, and what to do with all those t-shirts.

Cluttered tools

Q. Some of our customers don't have space in their apartments for more than the essentials, yet they are avid DIY crafters and hobbyists. What tips do you have for incorporating crafts or hobbies into a small space? 

Warehouse with shelves filled with boxes

All small business owners with inventories need a system for organizing and storing their wares. Storage Post experts recommend separating inventory from daily operations to better control clutter and manage product quantities. And, of course, clear labeling and inventory sheets are a must.

Open sign on a store's door

Working in a home or business office can be chaotic without smart organization. Papers tend to pile up for days – sometimes weeks -- before being scanned, filed or shredded. And as many small business owners can attest, inventory has a way of taking over every flat surface.

Cluttered desk with paper and computer

Three Simple Steps for Daily Paper Control

That messy desk is costing your business money. Lots and lots of money.

Santa and boy talking to each other

Santa got a brand new bag, and he emptied it in your living room. The holidays come with a boatload of new toys, but how many plastic figurines and stuffed animals does one kid really need on a whim?

Person holding a gift

One of the best parts of the holiday season is gift giving. There’s nothing like the look of surprise on a child’s face, but those little ones can be awfully nosy, so how do you go about hiding the loot? We’ve got a few tips to keeping the gifts hidden until Santa makes a stop.

Christmas decorations

Now’s the time to start heading to your storage unit to get your supplies to deck the halls. Before you get started, check out our tips and tricks to getting your house in the holiday spirit.

Cooked turkey on a table

Halloween has come and gone, and now it’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving.

Boxes sitting in a warehouse

As a retailer, your most important asset is your inventory. Oftentimes, storage space in retail stores can be scarce, making it difficult to store additional inventory. The solution? A storage unit. Storage units are an easy, cost effective way to organize your extra inventory.

Tiny homes in a field

Downsizing for any reason can be overwhelming, but with a little planning, it can be very rewarding and beneficial. Here are our tips for making the downsizing process a little less stressful.

Pumpkins sitting on a porch

It’s the spookiest time of year, but storage doesn’t have to be scary. After all of the candy has been passed out, it will be time to put away the Halloween decorations until next year. Here are some tips for storing all of your favorite tricks and treats.

Street sign of Bourbon street

Naw’lins is always moving, shaking and reinventing itself, which means locals never tire of its charms and tourists keep coming back for more.

Map pin sticking in new york

Living within city limits can mean cutting down on storage space within your own four walls. Thinking about getting a storage unit? Here are some things to consider:

Security camera pointing in a direction

There is more to storage than just square footage and location. Before choosing a storage provider it's important to research the facility's security amenities so your stored items are as protected as possible. It’s important to take extra steps to keep them safe in storage.

Bikes parked on the sidewalk

The seasons are changing, and soon it will be time to retire your bike for the winter. Here are some tips and tricks for storing your bike.

Man reading the paper

Storage units come in many sizes with different features. No matter your need, there is a unit out there that's perfect for your stored items. First, we should consider what you need to accomplish with a storage unit. Not sure? Fear not! This simple guide can help you choose the best unit.

Calendar showing days of the week

Make extra sweater space when winter weather rolls in. Park your car in the garage, not your lawn equipment. Don’t clutter your attic by hiding holiday decorations.

Checklist for moving day

Need help organizing for your move? We’ve got a check-list to keep you on track. 


After years in a home, you’ve accumulated more than just memories. 

Boat sitting in water in Ft. Lauderdale

Dubbed the Venice of America, Ft. Lauderdale is located right on the Atlantic coast and features canals and waterways, with miles of beaches. Residents and visitors alike cozy up on the sand or swim in the warm waters nearly 12 months out of the year.

Clean desk with notebook

There is no lack of tasks when packing up your home, and it’s all too easy to miss that small, minuscule chore. Storage Post has you covered. Here’s your packing checklist, laid out just for you. Go ahead, add it to your honey-do list and see how quickly the packing process gets accomplished.

The beach in Queens

Queens’ diversity, views, attractions and cultural life make it a unique place that’s fascinating to visit and endlessly entertaining to live in.