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How to rent self-storage for your divorce/house split

Divorce is not only emotionally draining, but there are also many physical sorting of things that needs to take place. If there’s an item you don't want to see or have it in your home, self-storage is a great way to remove shared items from home during the divorce process. Consider looking for a self-storage unit that offers short-term storage with no contracts, as the divorce process may go relatively quickly. 

Before you start moving or storing, the first thing you need to do is to ask your lawyer if you have the right to move or store your belongings from your home. Always speak to your divorce lawyer to see if they have a recommendation for a storage facility.  

If you are going through a divorce and finalizing your divorce papers, consider Boxie24 Storage as we offer affordable rates, free pick-up, and a no-hassle move-in to make things easy for you. Please see below for some simple instructions on our service and how to get started!

  1.  Determine your storage needs:

    Your self-storage unit sizing need may vary, so have a look at our helpful guide, so you know before searching for ‘storage space near me’ how much space you will need.

    Evaluating how much self-storage space you will need seems easy, but it can get difficult. If you don’t want to overpay for self-storage, you need to precisely determine your space needs beforehand. At Boxie24 we offer a free space calculator that you can utilize, or you can contact us by phone: 844-337-7739 and our storage experts will help you figure it out. In addition to this, there are no overage charges so you will only pay for the space you use!

  2. Let us pick it up and store it for you

    Whenever you need your items to be stored, we will always be there. We offer a pick-up service, so you can stay at home and save yourself a trip to the self-storage facility. This service is partly free of charge for smaller quantities while larger quantities and subsequent pickups would incur a small transportation fee. Our facilities are clean, air-conditioned and secure, so you don’t need to worry about your goods would get damaged or lost.

  3. We also return your items back to you

    Whenever you need your items back, just get in contact with us! We also offer a return service directly to your home or apartment and it only costs a small delivery fee, which totally depends on the volume of the goods stored.

    Get in contact with us at 844-337-7739 or go on our website to get more information! Our experienced storage experts are more than happy to assist you, finding the right storage unit in NYC.

Get in contact with us at 844-337-7739 or go on our website to get more information! Our experienced storage experts are more than happy to assist you, finding the right storage unit in NYC.

A woman packing up her belonings to split the house after a divorce

How to split your house up after a divorce

There will be less trouble if you can agree with your spouse on splitting up the property. However, if you cannot agree with each other, then you should consider searching for ‘divorce lawyers near me.’ If you both want to deal with each other in a civil way and avoid court, then here are some pointers that could be helpful for you:

  1. Find some help: Most of the people that are going through a divorce process will choose to employ a “family mediator” if they can’t reach an agreement with their partners. A family mediator is a professional who helps people with family issues by finding a way to plan for the future and agree on what would be the best strategy for the family’s situation. If the family mediator isn’t helping the family, and the couples have decided to divorce, they may need to search for divorce attorneys near me’ and find somebody who can give them advice on the divorce procedures.

  2. Use divorce calculators: A divorce calculator could help a lot throughout the process. There are also many effective divorce and money calculators available online which will help you to get a sense of your financial situation before you agree on a divorce settlement. These calculators are helpful for determining what financial situation you are in and what kind of alimony you may have to payout.

  3. Make a list: If you’ve decided to approach this challenge, you should start documenting the ownership of each item in the house. It’s often sufficient to describe items collectively, such as “Makeup kit” or “Toolbox”. Then you’ll need to separate from this list any item you regard as separate property, which generally are items that you brought into the marriage and items you received as gifts during the marriage. Next, you can go through the list and identify the items you’d like. The last step is to sort it into four categories - yours, theirs, both and not wanted. 

However, if there are certain items that you and your partner both want, it will cause hassle. In general, these items have monetary or sentimental value, so it’s hard to determine the ownership of these items. If you have to dispute only these items with a divorce attorney or in court, you might end up spending more for the court fees. Therefore, you need to take this into consideration before you take any legal action. 

Here is how self-storage comes into play. If you can’t reach an agreement, you could rent a self-storage unit to store your items until you’ve settled everything. Or, if you need to move to your new home within the city, you can also use our moving services. Either situation, Boxie24 will always be there for you.

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Moving boxes for your divorce and house split

In order to speed up the divorce process, you need to be extremely organized with important documents, or otherwise, it will cause another one or two weeks delay. To prevent that from happening, you probably going to need moving boxes, because they will not only allow you to store important documents in a safe place like an archive storage but also will allow you to pack your items easier when you are moving out of the house.

Check out our list of some more of the advantages of renting our moving boxes:

  • Reusable and Stackable: Plastic boxes are reusable due to their durability. So you won’t have to buy moving boxes every time you are moving. Since our boxes are sealable, lockable and stackable, it doesn’t take much space to store them and slowly begin your packing process.
  • Waterproof: Plastic boxes are water-resistant, so you don’t need to be afraid if something might happen to spill nearby or getting your items inside the box wet.
  • Delivery Service: With Boxie24, to rent or buy moving boxes is even easier, because we will deliver the boxes to your door for free, and if you just want to rent, we will come back to pick them up again when you don’t need them anymore!
  • Secure Closure: Another big advantage of plastic boxes is that you don’t need to purchase tape or box cutters because they can be secured with zip-ties we provide you, which further ensures the security of your items.

Overall, our moving boxes are very useful when it comes to storing items or important documents. Consider Boxie24 Storage if you want to store in a highly secured facility with video surveillance, an alarm system, and temperature controls that are also kept to very clean and dry. 

Use self storage to split your house after a divorce

A divorce is a difficult time and will likely be time-consuming, therefore, Boxie24 made the renting process for a storage unit as easy as possible. And you won’t have to worry about the storage of your belongings during a divorce as we are offering you:

  • Return and pick-up service: In many cases, we can offer you a free pickup as long as you are on the ground floor or have an elevator. This service is offered all our self storage in New York and all our storage units in NYC  (including storage units in Brooklyn, Queens, Etc.) as well as Long Island, Westchester, and Northern New Jersey. We also offer 24-hour return service when available, with no contract and no storage minimums. 
  • Perfect storage conditions: Our facilities are clean and temperature-controlled, ensuring your items remain in great shape and come back to you the way we picked them up.
  • High-security standards: Your belongings are safe and secured with high-end video surveillance and alarm systems at all locations.

Superior customer service:  We are dedicated to helping our clients through the moving process and storage. Therefore, we work six days a week to ensure all clients receive the help they need. If any of our clients have any questions, our team is more than happy to assist!

Boxie24 understands that divorce mediation is very difficult for couples and their families. Our goal is to help make the transition just a little bit easier by providing self-storage during your divorce. Using self-storage will help you resolve some problems that might occur during a divorce process. Boxie24 is dedicated to helping our clients with their concerns on storage. Get in contact with us at 844-337-7739 or go on our website for more information! 

A woman and a man are packing up their stuff to split the house after a divorce

November 25, 2019
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Katie B.

“Pick-up of my furniture and boxes worked out great. They also came up with a customized solution for me. Can highly recommend!”


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“Great experience and I'm recommending to everyone. Gave me a fair quote that also included moving my stuff, loading/unloading, and storage.”


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I looked all over for reasonable storage to take care of my stuff while I'm out of the city indefinitely. Boxie was super helpful and easy. Kevin worked with me to find exactly the right storage unit for my stuff and went over the pricing with me very patiently. On the pick-up day, the movers were a little late but they worked so fast it was all over by dinner time. They were friendly and professional. I'm so grateful.

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Hannah M.

My family is so grateful to have such a professional working team to move our stuff into storage. From the beginning James communicated really well and answered all my questions and made the process easy. Boxie 24 was the one good thing that worked for us! I will definitely be recommending these guys to future clients and friends. Certainly in our next move.

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Sarah B.

Wanted to update my review after we received our items back. Again, 100% effortless process. The guys showed up on time, dropped things off and then came back for the boxes once we had unpacked. We feel so lucky to have found Boxie in the mess of terrible moving & storage companies out there, these guys stand above the rest. If we ever fall out of our post-Marie Kondo lifestyle again and need storage, they will be my first call.


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“Great experience and I'm recommending to everyone. Gave me a fair quote that also included moving my stuff, loading/unloading, and storage.”


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“5 stars! Friendly, attentive, reliable, on time and fast. And a very good price for high quality service. We would book again any time.”


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How much is the pick-up?

The pick-up is free of charge up to a storage size of 5' x 10' from the ground floor, 1st floor, 2nd floor and from buildings with elevators. For all other jobs we charge a small pick-up fee.

Do you also pick-up outside of the city area?

We do pick up outside of the city. Please reach out to us for an individual offer.

Would you like to change your pick-up appointment?

You can always cancel a pick-up appointment free of charge up to 48 hours in advance. Please note that we have to charge a cancellation fee for appointments that are being cancelled on short notice. Less than 48 hours in advance: 50% of one month’s rent. Less than 24 hours in advance: 100% of one month’s rent.

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