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November News: Naie on the Move

It’s November 1st. Can you believe it? Just a week ago, it was still warm enough to walk outside without a sweater. It seemed no sooner than the last trick or treater had left my porch that the early winter chill set itself in my bones. I woke up to layers of frost on the ground, and my car’s windows. Rumors of snow worked their way into my friend’s Twitter and Facebook feeds. Technically, we still have another month and a half of fall, but here in the northeast, there’s no doubt about it: winter is on its way.

Self-Storage for the Holidays
There is quite a lot going on around here in the next few weeks. Of course, the holidays are coming up. Somehow, I need to figure out how to prepare a Thanksgiving feast in my shoebox-sized kitchen, and where I am going to put all of my guests in the tiny apartment. I’ve been making lists, and drawing out diagrams on graph paper. At this point, it doesn’t seem like it can be done without moving some furniture. I may have to resort to some furniture storage for a while … but who knows, I’ll probably end up enjoying the open living space. I’m still debating whether I want to go all out this year. All of my holiday decorations, including the “good china,” are in my NYC self storage closet rental. It really wouldn’t be that difficult to pull everything out for the holidays, and the decorating process is typically how I get myself into the holiday spirit (Well, decorating, along with copious amounts of peppermint hot cocoa and A Charlie Brown Christmas). It just seems like I’d be creating extra work for myself, making things all the more difficult when we move.

Preparing to Move
Yes, that’s right … I’m starting off the new year with some new digs! It isn’t a major change … I’m just moving across town … but trying to sort through and move all of my belongings will be quite the endeavor. I have all of the tips that I got from Manhattan Mini Storage’s concierge services to help me manage my space. The big project is going to be packing everything up, moving it, and then reorganizing everything in my new space. The holidays don’t really leave a lot of time for that, and I don’t want my guests to have to be stepping over boxes when they visit. I’m looking into moving services in Manhattan to see if there is any way for me to simplify the process. This will be my first time moving in quite awhile. Do you have any suggestions? What are your favorite moving and packing tricks? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll keep you posted on how things go.