Interesting situation in NYC

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houndcoconut
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Interesting situation in NYC

Post: # 292350Post houndcoconut
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:14 pm

Hey guys,

Got a unique situation in NYC. Was living there but am moving back to London later this year... problem is that I've got a lot of amazing, vintage furniture that I don't want to sell, but kinda need to either store it or move it to London...but I don't have a spot in London yet :D

Anyone got great ideas? :P

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Re: Interesting situation in NYC

Post: # 292354Post BernardSmith
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:13 pm

Not sure what they cost but there are lots of storage units in NYC that you rent. I would assume that there are similar numerous units throughout London too.

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Post: # 292356Post houndcoconut
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:31 pm

Ah interesting idea actually! Hadn't thought of that yet... think these storage units are safe enough from thieves/elements/etc.? Hard to know what really happens to the furniture after it's supposedly locked up :dontknow:

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Re: Interesting situation in NYC

Post: # 292357Post ina
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:03 pm

There are storage units that you lock with your own padlock.
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Re: Interesting situation in NYC

Post: # 292358Post Weedo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:07 pm

I don't know how you intend to ship furniture from NYC to London but I presume in containers. In Oz it is very common for people relocating to buy / lease a shipping container for transport and storage (most larger removalists also offer this service)

A new 20 foot container (33 cubic metres) will cost around $A 4 to 5 thousand and can easily be re-sold when you are finished with it. There are also heaps of second hand containers available but be a little careful with these - those at the cheaper can be damaged and leak; look for "one way trip" units.
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Re: Interesting situation in NYC

Post: # 292359Post houndcoconut
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:10 am

Yeah, will totally intend to ship furniture in a container once the apartment is sorted in London :icon_smile: So much to sort out! But I'm liking the idea of a storage unit in NYC for the meantime... this one perhaps? Was one of the first companies I read about when researching, but not sure if anyone has heard of them in NYC or London :study: Really excited for the move though, will be going from one hectic city to another, but as I grew up in London, feels like coming home :king:

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Post: # 292360Post BernardSmith
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:12 pm

I was thinking more like companies like CubeSmart (I have no connection with them - other than passing one when I travel from the Bronx to Manhattan) https://www.cubesmart.com/new-york-self ... f-storage/

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