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03 Jan
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Get Your First Month Free at Mini Mall Storage 

  As the holiday season fades in the rearview mirror and 2024 knocks on your door, what better way to welcome the New Year than by decluttering with a month of free storage from Mini Mall Storage? The answer: there is no better way. And yes, we are biased.  We know that packing away those twinkling...

09 Apr
RV remodel with Mini Mall Storage
15 Ways to Update or Remodel Your RV and Become the Envy of Instagram 

Be honest, how many hours of RV renos have you watched on TikTok? If you’ve been dreaming of a mobile makeover that’ll turn your RV or mini camper into a wanderlust-worthy dwelling, you’ve come to the right spot. At Mini Mall Storage, we love a good makeover almost as much as reorganizing and decluttering on...

08 Apr
Exploring 5 Architectural Gems in Cambridge, Ontario   

Ah, Cambridge—one part of the Waterloo triad, where the streets are lined with an eye-catching tapestry of architectural styles just waiting to be featured on Insta. Whether you’re an avid history buff, a design enthusiast, or simply curious about the place you call home, come along as Mini Mall Storage gives you the scoop on...

04 Apr
Mini Mall Storage in Huntington, TX
Nature’s Call: Discovering the 4 Best Outdoor Spots in Huntington, Texas 

Lather on the SPF30 and give yourself a fresh mist of bug spray because we’re about to head out and stay out—maybe even past curfew! Welcome to Huntington, Texas, a scenic spot between Lufkin and Zavalla with a treasure trove of outdoor vibes and good times. If you feel at home when you trade your...

02 Apr
Mini Mall Storage Antique Valuation Guide
Is It Worth It? A Guide to Valuing Hidden Treasures and Antiques 

In the wise words of Missy Elliott, “Is it worth it, let me work it,” and when it comes to digging through your attic, basement, or inheriting furniture, these lyrics have never been more relevant. We’re talking about more than flipping it and reversing it—despite DIY trends, that advice might be disastrous depending on the...

01 Apr
Mini Mall Storage in Swift Current, SK
Spotlight on Swift Current, SK: 7 Local Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss  

Located in Western Saskatchewan, Swift Current is the province’s sixth-largest city and has a little of everything to offer its residents and visitors. From cultural and historic landmarks to outdoor adventures and community events, there’s always something to do in the Swift. At Mini Mall Storage, we’ve always been fans of this little Saskatchewan gem, so...

28 Mar
Mini Mall Storage in Lufkin, TX
Lufkin: Where East Texas Keeps Its Secrets (And How to Discover Them) 

Welcome to Lufkin, the not-so-sleepy town where East Texas spills all its best-kept secrets—if you know where to look. A hop, skip, and a jump from the Texan big city quartet of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Waco, Lufkin is the road less traveled with the tales taller than the pines. Here at Mini Mall...

27 Mar
Patio Furniture to be stored at Mini Mall Storage
Your Ultimate Guide to Patio Furniture Storage 

Unless you live in Hawaii, summer vibes likely have their limit. In this Mini Mall Storage guide, we’ll help you confidently wave goodbye to sunny days by prepping your patio furniture for a snug winter or a brief self storage vacation. Just like tucking in your garden for a long nap, your outdoor ensemble deserves...

26 Mar
Mini Mall Storage in Nacogdoches, TX
5 Reasons to Find New Adventure in Texas’ Oldest Town 

Can an old town surprise you with new adventures? We’re firm believers in second chances and second glances. That’s why we’re excited to (re)introduce you to Nacogdoches, Texas’ oldest city. With Mini Mall Storage as your local guide and self storage expert, you’re about to see this place in a whole new light. So, grab...

25 Mar
Camping with Mini Mall Storage
How to Properly Store Outdoor and Camping Gear | A Guide

Whether you’re an avid camper, a weekend warrior, or simply someone with a bit of a gear obsession, properly storing your outdoor equipment is key to keeping it in great shape for years to come. At Mini Mall Storage, we’re all about helping you make the most of your adventures by keeping your gear ready...

22 Mar
Mini Mall Storage in Livingston, TX
Looking for a Hidden Gem? Meet Livingston, Texas 

In the heart of Polk County, East Texas, Livingston is ready to charm you with its generous natural beauty, undeniable cultural richness, and good ‘ol Texan community spirit. The largest city in the county, Livingston is an attractive destination for anyone looking for beautiful surroundings, easy access to Lake Livingston, and small-town life at its...

20 Mar
Storing Blankets, bedding, and linens with Mini Mall STorage
Looking for Blanket Storage Bliss?  Storage Solutions for Linens and Bedding  

Storing linens and bedding at home can feel like you’re playing a strange, hard-to-win game of squishy Tetris—especially when faced with limited space, sensitive fabrics, and bulky blankets. The linen closet might seem like your only choice, but at some point, you’ll probably find yourself overwhelmed by fluffy blankets and bulky bedding. Thankfully, there are...

18 Mar
Mini Mall Storage in Buna, TX
Mini Mall’s Newcomers’ Guide to Buna, TX 

Buna, TX, with just 2,100 people, may be pint-sized in terms of population, but it packs a punch of charm and community spirit that’s as warm as the Texan sun. Whether you’re moving homes, expanding your business, or simply seeking a slice of small-town heaven, Buna will surprise you.   Explore the local scene and discover...

15 Mar
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7 US & Canadian Cities with Mild Weather Year-round 

Some people like extreme heat, some people like extreme cold… at Mini Mall, we have a natural affinity for all things climate-controlled, so we’re especially partial to weather that’s mild and pleasant all year round, even as the seasons change. Just like Goldilocks, we’re looking for something that’s just right. Keep reading for a little...

13 Mar
Mini Mall Storage in Kirbyville, TX
The Calm of Kirbyville, Texas: A Quiet Town in the Lone Star State 

Ever heard of Kirbyville? No? Keep reading because your friends at Mini Mall Storage are about to let you in on one of Texas’s best-kept secrets. Picture a place where life slows down enough for you to enjoy it. A spot where the tea is just as sweet as the people, and the biggest event...

12 Mar
Mini Mall Storage boxes under an umbrella
Secure Your Stuff: 5 Perks of a Storage Protection Plan  

When it comes to stowing away your precious stuff, it’s natural to feel a tad anxious. But fear not, dear storage enthusiasts—at Mini Mall Storage, we’ve got your back (and your boxes). Our commitment to your peace of mind is as strong and sturdy as your great-great-grandmother’s antique wood dresser…but it doesn’t weigh nearly as...

12 Mar
Mini mall Storage storage units vs storage lockers guide
Choosing the Right Fit: Storage Units vs. Storage Lockers  

Closet away from home, treasure cabinet, storage unit, chamber of secrets, possession palace, gear garage, storage locker, clutter cavern… There are so many terms in the storage world that sometimes it’s hard to keep them straight. But at Mini Mall Storage, we’ve found that the two that cause the most confusion are “storage unit” and...

12 Mar
a Mini Mall Storage unit filled with antiques
Antiques Roadshow Ready: Storing Your Valuables in Climate Control 

Picture this: you’re glued to the screen during an Antiques Roadshow marathon and notice a vase that looks eerily like the one gathering dust in your basement. Jackpot? It’s moments like these that make us wonder about the treasures hidden in our homes and how best to preserve them.   But here’s the kicker: how do...

08 Mar
Cleveland, Texas: The City of Fresh Beginnings  

Looking for the charms of small-town living without sacrificing all the amenities of the big city? Cleveland, Texas, otherwise known as “The City of Fresh Beginnings,” has you covered.  She’s a natural beauty with plenty of economic opportunities, is surrounded by the big, beautiful outdoors, and gives you easy and convenient access to Houston. There’s...

04 Mar
Eat, Explore, Repeat: An Adventure Through Cincinnati, OH 

Are you thinking about hitting up Cincinnati, OH, for a trip or maybe eyeing it as your new stomping ground? You’ve got an adventure waiting for you, and Mini Mall Storage is your local self storage expert here to show you the ropes.   Affectionately dubbed “Cincy” by those who know it best, this popular city...

01 Mar
Conroe, TX: Your Adventure-filled Playground  

About an hour north of Houston, the bustling city of Conroe, Texas, beckons adventure-seekers with its gorgeous scenery and plethora of outdoor activities. Head up from the big city for a fun-filled weekend getaway, or make the move permanently and embrace a calmer quality of life. And because Mini Mall wants nothing more than for...

28 Feb
washer and dryer storage guide from Mini Mall Storage
How to Store Your Washer and Dryer: Pro Tips from Mini Mall Storage 

Are you staring at your washer and dryer, wondering how on earth you will store these bulky beasts without causing them any damage? Let’s face it, moving or storing large appliances can feel a bit like doing laundry. You know it needs to be done, but you’d rather be doing anything else!   Well, you’re in...

27 Feb
Mini mall Storage in Bristol, VA
Bristol, VA: 5 Cool Things about this Unforgettable Town  

Not to be confused with the British city it was named after, Bristol, VA, is a town that captures the imagination with its unique character, good vibes, natural beauty, and rich history. Mini Mall Storage has been yodeling Bristol’s praises for years, so if you’re new to the area or thinking of making the move—here...

26 Feb
Mini Mall Storage in Ooltewah, TN
Why Ooltewah? 5 Reasons to Love Southeast Tennessee

Nestled in the heart of Southeast Tennessee, Ooltewah is a small community with a seamless blend of natural beauty, rich history, and modern living. Whether you’re considering a move or simply exploring new places to visit, Ooltewah offers an interesting blend of fun pit stops and family-friendly allure that cater to just about everyone!  Ready...

22 Feb
Mini Mall Storage in Sechelt, BC
Eat The Coast! 7 of the Best Food & Watering Holes in Sechelt, BC 

Sechelt, BC, is among our favourite little gems along the Sunshine Coast. There’s so much to do—like kayaking, scuba diving, snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, etc. But did you also know that Sechelt has a blossoming food scene with many restaurants featuring local fare like fresh seafood, BC wine, beer and cider, and...

22 Feb
a young couple storing with Mini Mall Storage
Boxed Up: Cardboard Boxes vs. Rental Moving Boxes 

Welcome to the great debate of the moving world, one that has puzzled homeowners, renters, and even the occasional nomad: Should you go traditional with cardboard boxes or step up your game with rental moving boxes? At Mini Mall Storage, we’ve seen it all, and we’re here to break down the battle round by round,...

20 Feb
Mini Mall Storage in Cobble Hill, BC
Cobble Hill, BC: 5 Reasons You’ll Fall for this Quaint Island Town 

Considering a move to gorgeous Vancouver Island? We don’t blame you. It’s known for its unparalleled beauty, rich quality of life, and unique charm. But what part of the island? If you’re shopping around for a new community to call home—we think Cobble Hill is absolutely worth checking out.  Below are five reasons Mini Mall...

16 Feb
Mini Mall Storage in Greeneville, TN
American history buff? 5 reasons why Greeneville, TN needs to be on your travel list  

Do you completely geek out about history? Are you someone who remembers all the names and dates for every major skirmish ever fought? Do you absolutely dominate on trivia night? Mini Mall Storage sees you—and we’re here to give you five reasons to add Greeneville, Tennessee to your must-see American history travel list (if it’s...

15 Feb
Riverside Bliss: 5 Reasons to Move to Cornwall, ON 

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about a place where history meets modern charm, community vibes are as warm as freshly baked apple pie, and the natural beauty is straight out of a postcard? While that’s a lot to dream up, we know just where to find it!   Hold onto your hats because Mini Mall...

12 Feb
Mini Mall Storage in Sainte-Therese, QC
Want a Montréal home at a fraction of the cost? Give Sainte-Thérèse a try! 

Searching for an off-island suburb with an easy commute and an abundance of nature all around you? Look no further than Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec.  The charming city of Sainte-Thérèse is a bustling municipality just northwest of Montréal, nestled in the heart of the Thérèse-De Blainville Region, and home to about 26,000 people. Affordability and availability are...

12 Feb
moving boxes being packed for storage at Mini Mall Storage
More Than Essential: The 10 Best Packing and Moving Supplies 

Does packing up your belongings and moving them feel like a never-ending task you want to never-ever start? It’s a bit like trying to fit a puzzle together while navigating through a maze of cardboard boxes. But guess what? There’s more to it than just throwing stuff in a box and calling it a day....

06 Feb
Cruise to Clutter-Free with Drive-Up Storage Units 

Getting started with self storage can often feel overwhelming and daunting, especially when it involves the back-breaking work of loading and unloading your belongings. We couldn’t help but wonder, does it have to be this way? The answer is no! At Mini Mall Storage, we saw this challenge as an opportunity, and that’s why our...

05 Feb
On the Road Again: Cruise Vancouver Island with Mini Mall Storage 

Has the trend in trailer renovations on TikTok got you itching to hop in the RV and hit the road? If the answer is two thumbs up, you’re in the right place.   Vancouver Island, the golden child of the Pacific Northwest, is the ultimate playground for explorers. Whether you’re a local or a wide-eyed visitor,...

02 Feb
Self storage in Johnson City, TN
Johnson City, TN: Come for a Weekend, Stay for a Lifetime 

Unless you’re from Tennessee (or a fan of the song Wagon Wheel) you’ve probably never heard of Johnson City, but that’s part of what makes it so wonderful. A city of 70,000 nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia in northeast Tennessee, it’s a perfect place to live, to work, to study, and...

31 Jan
How to Prep Your Vehicle for Self Storage: A Step-by-Step Guide 

Life’s all about adventures, and our trusty vehicles are the gateways to those journeys. But what happens when we need to tuck them away for a while? Can you put your car in self storage? Relax! Mini Mall Storage has your back, providing a safe haven for your ride.   Whether you’re stashing your classic car...

30 Jan
Mini Mall Storage New Orleans
New Orleans, LA: Exploring the Big Easy  

A city full of vibrant colors, tastes, and people, New Orleans has it all! While it might be what we’re known for, Mardi Gras is only a small part of what makes NOLA so special. Mini Mall Storage is proud to be part of the New Orleans community, so for those looking to visit or...

30 Jan
Lake Charles, LA self storage
Planning to live in Lake Charles? Make Your Move Effortless with Self-Storage 

If you’re thinking of moving to Lake Charles, our team of self storage experts would love to welcome you to the community! Let us ease your transition with a simple online experience and secure, convenient location.   Located near the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Charles is a city in southwest Louisiana with plenty of charm. Whether...

30 Jan
Mini Mall Storage in Kingsport, TN
Nature is King in Kingsport, TN: A Mini Mall Tour 

Have you ever wondered about the locations behind those stunning screensaver backdrops? We have a feeling that some might come from the Southern Appalachian region. The views are beyond impressive, with seemingly endless forestland and the famous Appalachian Mountains.   This week, we’re touring as closely as possible while staying small-town enough to avoid the traffic...

24 Jan
Mini Mall Storage in Daleville, AL
The Top 6 Reasons to Make Daleville Home Sweet Home 

Have you been thinking about making Alabama your sweet home? We get it if you’re too young or too cool for that reference. Nevertheless, this week on the blog, we’re heading to the southeast for a warm tour of Daleville, Alabama—and it’s more than sweet! This little town boasts history, great food, and outdoor fun...

19 Jan
Packing books in a Mini Mall Storage moving box
A Book Lovers’ Guide: 10 Expert Tips for Storing Books Long-Term  

Ah, fellow guardians of the written word, welcome to a sanctuary crafted with the utmost love for your cherished books—Mini Mall Storage! For those of us who find solace in the musty scent of well-worn pages and the tangible embrace of a paperback, we understand the emotional ties that bind us to our collections.   We...

18 Jan
Mini Mall Storage in Nitro, West Virginia
Navigating Nitro, WV: Fuel Up on Adventure and Community 

Welcome to the wonderful world of West Virginia, with a special nod to Nitro—the town that’s revved up and ready for you to explore! Whether you’re here for a long time or a good time, Mini Mall Storage Properties is your local self storage expert and trusty guide. We are thrilled to be a part...

16 Jan
Mini Mall Storage in Hot Springs, AR
Relocating to Hot Springs, Arkansas? Make Your Move Stress-free with Reliable Storage 

Are you moving to Hot Springs? Let our self storage experts help ease the transition with our conveniently located storage facilities. We make it simple to store your belongings and get situated quickly so you can spend your time exploring instead.   Whether you’re staying temporarily or a long time, Hot Springs, Arkansas, offers beauty, history,...

15 Jan
Mini Mall Storage in Jonesborough, TN
Enjoying Jonesborough, TN: Take the Tour with Mini Mall 

Welcome back, traveler! Whether you’re thinking about a move to a new place or just curious about where we’ve headed this week, keep reading to discover the best of Jonesborough!   The city is brimming with history, which brought up a question—but what exactly is a “borough”? The term borough initially referred to a town or...

10 Jan
Clothing stored in a Mini Mall Storage moving box
Top Tips for Long-Term Clothes Storage with Mini Mall

We’ve all been there. You open your wardrobe, only to find your clothes crumpled and lost in a sea of disarray and not a thing to wear. Not anymore! Today, we’re dishing out our tips for long-term clothes storage. A well-stored wardrobe not only defies the passage of time but also preserves its original quality....

04 Jan
Touring Timmins, ON: The Heart of Gold Adventure

Are you ready for a cozy tour of a small but interesting town? Today, we’re embarking on a journey to Timmins, Ontario. Tucked in the northeast corner of Ontario along the Mattagami River, Timmins, often called the “Heart of Gold,” has a story to tell, and we’re here to explore its hidden gems. As always,...

02 Jan
Mini Mall Storage in Calgary, Alberta
Moving to Calgary? We’re here to help with Storage!

Calgary, Alberta, is an exciting destination for newcomers to Canada, relocators, returning-to-hometowners, and pretty much anyone in between.   Moving to Calgary? Experience a no-sweat transition with our storage experts, who offer exceptional service and conveniently located self storage facilities. We help you transform your space and fall in love with your new home.  ...

28 Dec
a young couple using climate controlled storage at Mini Mall Storage
A Mini Mall Guide to Climate Controlled Storage 

When it comes to your favorite belongings, Mini Mall Storage knows you want the best protection from a storage unit, especially when it comes to temperature-sensitive items. That’s where our climate controlled storage units come into play. Climate controlled units go beyond the standard options, providing a secure haven for your valuables. If you’re just...

27 Dec
split view of a moving truck and a portable storage
Moving Trucks vs. Portable Storage Containers: A Mini Mall Storage Guide

Moving can be a daunting task, and the method for transporting your belongings is likely the most important decision after where you’re moving to. Today, we’re diving into the big question: moving trucks versus portable storage containers. Whether you’re in the heart of Canada or the vast landscapes of the United States, we’ve got you...

12 Dec
Mini Mall Storage in West Memphis, AR
Roaming Around West Memphis, Arkansas 

Welcome back to another city-wide adventure! Today, we’re checking out the eccentrically shaped region (seriously, look it up) of West Memphis—a city nestled in the heart of Arkansas, where Southern hospitality meets heart-sinking history. Whether you’re navigating the bends of the mighty Mississippi or just trying to eat and shop in the same place, West...

06 Dec
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Rev Up Your Space: Choosing the Right Vehicle Storage 

Revving engines, roaring trailers, and the gentle hum of boats—these are the sounds of adventure, of freedom on wheels, or rather, on wheels and water. But let’s face it, not everyone has a garage the size of Tony Stark’s, and that’s where Mini Mall Storage comes to the rescue! In a world where our vehicles...

30 Nov
Mini Mall Storage in Stittsville, ON
Exploring Eastern Ontario: A Stittsville Guide 

Welcome back, fellow adventurers, to another exciting exploration with your trusty local storage expert and tour guide, Mini Mall! Today, we’re wandering about the eastern corner of Ontario in Stittsville, a place brimming with history, natural beauty, and delightful surprises. So, buckle up as we embark on a journey through the heart of Stittsville, discovering...

27 Nov
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Keep it Merry and Bright: How to Store Your Christmas Decorations

Picture the scene: it’s December, 2023. You can’t wait to put up your tree. The eggnog is ready, the music is cued up, and you’ve been to your storage unit to get all your boxes of décor.  You’re ready to be festive in short order. But the top third of your tree is missing. You...

27 Nov
Mini Mall Storage Anderson, SC
Find Family Fun in Anderson, SC 

Nestled in the heart of South Carolina, Anderson is a charming city with a rich history, vibrant culture, and a community spirit that’s hard to beat. Whether you’re thinking about moving or just passing through, Anderson offers a relaxed vibe and activities for everyone. Get ready to journey through the city with Mini Mall Storage,...

15 Nov
Storage solutions during renovations
Renovating Your Home with New Floors? Self Storage Can Help 

If you’re a homeowner planning to refresh your living space with brand new floors, you probably need help with the pesky problem: what to do with your furniture and other belongings during the renovation process. This is a common dilemma, and it’s one that Mini Mall Storage, your local self storage expert, is here to...

07 Nov
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Adventure Through Longs, South Carolina

Welcome to Longs, South Carolina, a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of the Grand Strand. Known for its proximity to Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, it’s a small spot that offers open landscapes, a welcoming community, and a ton of golf. As your local self storage expert, Mini Mall Storage in Longs...

03 Nov
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Maximize Your Space: What Can You Fit in a 10×10 Storage Unit?

When it comes to storage solutions, size matters. Mini Mall Storage understands that sometimes you need more than just a tiny cubby or a massive warehouse. That’s where the 10×10 storage unit comes into play. Just like Goldilocks’ porridge, it’s not too big and not too small—it’s just right.   This spacious unit has unmatched potential...

31 Oct
Self-storage in Columbus Ohio
Columbus, Ohio: Where Art, Adventure, and Delicious Dining Collide 

Welcome to Columbus, Ohio—the iconic capital city that blends art, adventure, and natural beauty in the Midwest. As your friendly guide and self storage expert, Mini Mall Storage is here to take you on a tour of the town that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Columbus is anything but a small town! So, grab...

26 Oct
Morgantown West Virgina Storage Units
Morgantown, WV: Discover More Than College Town Charm

Have you been itching for an adventure? Well, you’re in luck! Today, we’re embarking on a journey to discover the hidden gems of Morgantown, West Virginia. As always, Mini Mall Storage is your trusty guide and local self storage expert ready to show you the best of the West. Whether you’re moving to Morgantown, sending...

19 Oct
Storage in vehicle
Unlocked Potential: What Can You Fit in a 5×5 Storage Unit? 

Welcome to the Mini Mall storage solution that’s small but mighty: the 5×5 storage unit! With 25 square feet of storage space, it’s like your very own personal-sized warehouse. At Mini Mall Storage, we’re your local self storage experts, here to help you minimize guesswork and maximize the potential of your 5×5 unit. Let’s explore...

16 Oct
Parkersburg Storage West Virgina
Hit Rewind in Parkersburg: West Virginia’s Vintage Vibes 

Get ready to explore the charming city of Parkersburg, West Virginia, where history rubs shoulders with culture, and amazing dining spots are just waiting to tantalize your taste buds. Mini Mall Storage in Parkersburg is your trusty local self storage expert and tour guide, here to showcase what makes Parkersburg the hidden treasure of the...

10 Oct
Self Storage Belpre Ohio
Wine Sips and History Tips in Belpre, OH

Get ready to soak up the charm of Belpre, Ohio, where small town allure and riverside beauty blend seamlessly for a delightful experience. Mini Mall Storage is your trusted local self storage expert and tour guide, here to steer you through the hotspots, local sips, and outdoor energy that make Belpre shine. Ready? Let’s take...

10 Oct
Seasonal Storage Tips
6 Seasonal Storage Tips for Frequent Flyers

Ahoy there, fellow serial vacationers! If you’re anything like us, the travel bug bites hard, and you’re constantly off to explore new horizons or revisit your favorite spot. But hold on a minute— have you ever returned from an epic adventure only to find your home looking like a tornado of travel gear hit it? Worry...

03 Oct
Self Storage Lucedale Mississippi
Explore the Best of Lucedale, MS

Warm up in Lucedale, Mississippi, a town where Southern charm and natural beauty converge to create a unique and family-friendly experience. Mini Mall Storage is your trusted local self storage expert and tour guide, ready to weave you through the local gems, rave-reviewed bites, and outdoor fun that Lucedale has to offer. So, lace up...

26 Sep
Take Hurricane, WV by Storm 

Welcome to the vibrant town of Hurricane, West Virginia, where southern charm meets exciting adventures! Mini Mall Storage is your friendly local self storage expert and tour guide, here to show you all the hidden gems, historic sites, and family-friendly fun this town has to offer. So, grab your windbreaker and a sense of adventure...

20 Sep
man preparing boat for storage at Mini Mall Storage
How to Store Your Boat During Off Season

We’re well into September and the summer is pretty much officially over, and if you own a boat, that means getting it ready for off season storage.    There are a few essential steps to keeping your boat seaworthy all year. It’s not as simple as hauling it out of the water and throwing a tarp...

18 Sep
Mini Mall Storage Properties in Carroll, OH
It’s All About the Outdoors in Carroll, OH 

Welcome to Carroll, Ohio, where the spirit of the Midwest meets small town charm in Fairfield County. As your trusty local guide, Mini Mall Storage is here to show you around Carroll’s relaxed vibe and beautiful scenery. Just like the town from “Stranger Things,” Carroll has its own quirky appeal, and we’re ready to explore...

08 Sep
Mini Mall Storage in Enterprise, AL
Enterprise, AL: Music, World Records, and Unexpected Monuments

Buckle up because we’re revving for a little journey through the sweet town of Enterprise, Alabama. The city lives up to the ambitious standards expected from Alabama with warm Southern hospitality, plenty to do, and great music. Whether you’re here for a pit stop or a longer stay, we’ve got the 411 on all things...

08 Sep
Mini Mall Storage Properties in Bloomington
Take a Tour of Bloomington, Indiana

Welcome to Bloomington, Indiana—a city that invites you to immerse yourself in its gorgeous scenery, unforgettable festivals, and friendly community. Whether you’re a fresh-faced visitor or a long-term resident, Mini Mall Storage Properties is here to guide you through your journey. We’re excited to be part of this growing community, offering self storage solutions to...

25 Aug
Woman packing boxes with the Mini Mall Storage logo while getting ready to move
Ready, Set, Pack: Your Moving Day Checklist

Moving to a new place is an exciting adventure, but sometimes it can also be quite a daunting task. But with the right strategies and preparation, you can turn moving stress into smooth sailing. At Mini Mall Storage, we not only offer convenient self storage solutions for your upcoming move, but also share our expert...

24 Aug
a neatly organized closet after decluttering
10 Surprisingly Simple Tips to Tackle Closet Organization

Is your closet bursting at the seams with stuff you haven’t touched in ages? Time to say “Bye, Felicia!” to that clutter and embrace a more organized life. Some of us don’t have the luxury of a spacious dream closet like Barbie. The solution? Channel your inner Kenergy and organize your closet into the pride...

18 Aug
Mini Mall Storage in Salina, Kansas
Following the Yellow Brick Road: A Tour of Salina, Kansas 

Just like Glinda supported Dorothy, Mini Mall Storage Properties is your trusted local storage guide, and we’re excited to show you around Salina, Kansas. Tucked in the heart of the Great Plains, Salina offers a warm and welcoming community, fun annual attractions, and a cozy, small town feel that’s hard to resist. Whether you’re looking...

16 Aug
All About Climate Controlled Storage Units 

  When it comes to storing your belongings, a climate controlled storage unit offers a level of protection and peace of mind that standard storage units simply can’t match. Whether you’re dealing with extreme temperatures, high humidity, or fluctuations in weather conditions, a climate controlled unit can safeguard your valuable items and ensure they remain...

10 Aug
Self Storage Little Rock Arkansas
Rollin’ into Little Rock, Arkansas 

Welcome to Little Rock—Arkansas’s capital city that’s bursting with Southern charm. If you love warm weather and homemade eats, you’ve come to the right spot. As the local self-storage experts, Mini Mall Storage Properties is pumped to be part of this warm community. Whether you’re a local legend or a fresh-faced newcomer, get ready to...

08 Aug
family photos and photo album
How to Safeguard Your Keepsakes with Self-Storage

Are you the type of person who still has your baby blanket? What about a box of your favorite childhood VHS tapes? We get it! We know how much your keepsakes mean to you—they’re not just belongings but cherished pieces of your life’s journey. At Mini Mall Storage Properties, we’re more than just a self-storage...

02 Aug
Mini Mall Storage in Asheville, NC
Breweries and Beauty: Asheville, NC

Howdy there, adventurers! Welcome to the vibrant and hip city of Asheville, North Carolina—where craft breweries and beautiful views converge. At Mini Mall Storage Properties, we’re thrilled to be your local self-storage experts in this community gem. Whether you’re already a local or a fresh-faced newcomer, get ready to enjoy the ride as we take...

26 Jul
Beyond Basketball – Exploring Almonte, Ontario

Welcome to Almonte, the former mill town nestled on the eastern edge of Ontario. Does Almonte sound familiar to you? This small town was put on the map by none other than James Naismith, the brilliant mind behind the game of basketball. While we love boosting your trivia chops, this charming town has so much...

24 Jul
Mini Mall Storage in Owen Sound, Ontario
Owen Sound, ON: Where Beauty Meets Adventure

Located along the Niagara Escarpment, Owen Sound is known for its captivating natural beauty, vibrant arts and culture scene, and rich maritime heritage. Like its residents and visitors, those are a few reasons we love being in the Owen Sound community! As the largest city in Grey County, Ontario, the breathtaking landscapes, stunning shores of...

17 Jul
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Unlock the Convenience of Self-Storage

Have you ever found yourself with a surplus of belongings and limited time to deal with them? Perhaps you have large or bulky items like appliances and bedroom furniture and need the convenience of a local storage company that offers flexible access hours and emerging technology to make the customer experience easy. If this sounds...

10 Jul
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Then & Now | The Evolution of Self-Storage

In the realm of space saving and environment improving solutions, self storage has emerged as a game changer. Over the years, our industry has undergone a remarkable transformation, evolving from humble beginnings to a thriving sector that caters to a wide range of needs. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore how self...

06 Jul
Mini Mall Storage in Lethbridge, AB
Lethbridge, AB: Wind Your Way Through the Windy City

You’ve met your match if you love the breeze in your hair as much as Beyonce. Welcome to Lethbridge, the Windy City that seamlessly blends small-town charm with a big-hearted community spirit. Nestled in the heart of Alberta’s prairies, this gem of a city is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and lively local culture that...

28 Jun
Mini Mall Storage in Camrose, Alberta
In Full Bloom: Discover Life in Camrose, Alberta

Welcome to Camrose, Alberta, a city that blooms with vibrant community spirit and boasts a wealth of local attractions that are sure to win you over. We love it here and are proud to be an integral part of the Camrose community, serving as your local guide and offering top-notch storage solutions. Get ready to...

19 Jun
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Thrills, Culture, and Scenic Views: The Allure of North Vancouver

Welcome to North Vancouver, the hip attic space that makes for an ethereal escape from central Vancouver living. Nestled against the backdrop of stunning mountains and lush forests, North Van is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and culture seekers alike. And if it’s not apparent already, we love it here! We’re proud to be part...

14 Jun
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Remodeling Made Easy with Self Storage

Are you planning a home remodeling project and feeling overwhelmed with the thought of cluttered spaces and disorganized belongings? Look no further! In this guide, we’ll show you how self storage can be your secret weapon during the remodeling process. With a little planning and the right storage solutions, you can transform your home while...

08 Jun
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Tasty Trails: Find Food and Fun in Shelby, NC

Hey, y’all. Welcome to beautiful Shelby, North Carolina! A place full of charm, history, and warm hospitality. Whether you’re new or know your way around, the city offers a wonderful community and plenty of attractions to explore good eats and new streets.  We love being in Shelby! Being local and being part of the communities...

08 Jun
Self Storage in Jasper, TX
Jasper, TX: Enter the Heart of East Texas

Nestled in the heart of East Texas, Jasper is a charming city with a rich history and a tight-knit community. From its natural beauty to its cultural heritage, Jasper has much to offer visitors and residents alike. As your trusted self-storage provider, Mini Mall Storage is loving our role in the Jasper community and your...

29 May
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Discovering Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Often referred to as the “Gateway to the North,” Prince Albert is home to exceptional natural beauty with a growing arts and culture scene. As your local self storage experts, let us guide you through the community. We’re dedicated to providing the businesses and residents of Prince Albert with friendly service and clean and secure...

25 May
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Downsizing and Organizing Your Garage

Summer is here and that means it’s time to drag all the garden supplies, sporting equipment, camping gear, and tools out of your garage for regular use again. Getting everything sorted can feel like a herculean task, but your friendly neighborhood self storage experts at Mini Mall Storage are here to help! Whether you’re looking...

23 May
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Downsizing Your Apartment 

Reducing the size of your apartment can be a daunting task, especially when you are accustomed to living in a larger space. However, it is a wise decision that can simplify your life, save you money, and reduce your carbon footprint.   If you are looking to downsize, whether you are moving to a smaller place...

03 May
Self Storage Chattanooga Tennessee
Discovering Chattanooga: Tennessee’s Hidden Gem 

Welcome to beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee! A place full of joy, with lots to see and do. Experience a mix of community, history, and leisure that will make you want to move to the city.  We love being in Chattanooga! Being local and being part of the communities we serve helps us understand your unique storage...

27 Apr
Around Town in Barrhaven, Ontario 

  Welcome to Barrhaven, Ontario. The small farming community transformed into a bustling suburban district with great potential. Located in the southwest corner of Ottawa, Barrhaven offers a mix of modern essentials and natural Canadian beauty. Whether you’re new to the area or assigned to the welcome committee, we’re happy to rub shoulders with you. ...

20 Apr
Come Home to Airdrie, Alberta 

From humble dirt roads to an impressive community centre, it’s no surprise that many cow-towners are migrating North to the growing city of Airdrie. What once offered small-town vibes and a break from the busyness of Calgary now provides all of the shopping, amenities, opportunities, and character you’d expect from an established hub.     The...

14 Apr
Mini Mall Storage in Dahlonega, GA
Moving to Dahlonega | A Guide 

    Moving to Dahlonega? Experience a no-sweat transition with our storage experts, who offer exceptional service and conveniently located facilities. We help you transform your space and fall in love with your new home. Ready to reserve a storage unit in Dahlonega? Visit our site to rent online or give us a call!  ...

13 Apr
Mini Mall Storage in Opelika, AL
Sweet Home Opelika, Alabama

If you’re looking for a place with personality and charisma, look no further than Opelika, Alabama! It may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of exciting destinations, but trust us, this quirky little town is a hidden gem just waiting to be explored.   From its charming downtown to its...

13 Mar
Mini Mall Storage in Jasper, GA
More Reasons to Move to Jasper, Georgia

Nicknamed “The First Mountain City” for being located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Jasper is a place where you can actually get to know your neighbors. With a small population—we’re talking under ten thousand people—you can expect a slower pace and a mountain-esque atmosphere while being close to the busyness of Atlanta.   ...

10 Mar
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Getting Ahead with Tech

Every day, our world is becoming more advanced with new and improved technology. Major sectors like media and medicine are almost unrecognizable from years past, and the storage industry is no different. While different innovation has opened opportunities to make our lives faster and more dynamic, we proactively adopt technology to improve your self-storage experience...

04 Mar
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The Five D’s of Storage Needs

If you ever need a storage unit or are unfamiliar with what brings folks our way, we see people from all walks of life and personal transitions that are often known as the Five D’s of self-storage: Downsizing, Disaster, Death, Divorce, and Displacement. But we like to look at things differently. Many self storage needs...

03 Mar
Maple Ridge, BC self storage
Moving to Maple Ridge? Make it a Stress-Free and Seamless Experience with Storage! 

Relocating can be stressful enough, so your storage solution shouldn’t be. If you’re relocating to Maple Ridge, we make it easy to find the space you need for your outdoor equipment, extra inventory, and other personal belongings! Our storage experts offer exceptional online service to support our storage facilities that are conveniently located just off...

19 Sep
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HOW TO STORE YOUR BOAT FOR THE WINTER 

We’re well into September and the summer is pretty much officially over, and if you own a boat, that means getting it ready for cold-weather storage.   There are a few essential steps to keeping your boat seaworthy over the winter. It’s not as simple as hauling it out of the water and throwing a tarp...

13 Sep
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Storing Furniture: What You Need to Know

— July 13th, 2021 That desk you love but have no room for can still be in your life again, if you give it a safe home in your self storage unit. So can your favourite chair, which needs to move out while you renovate your living room. They can even stay in an unheated...

18 Aug
7 Road Trip Essentials for a Trip to Remember 

Some prefer a beach vacation basking in the sun. Others travel across the globe in search of marvels and wonders. But really all you need is four wheels and an ambition to explore where you live. Now that’s real adventure.  Before you pack up the car or camper with road trip essentials, plan one step...

09 Aug
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Where to Find Business Document Storage at a Low-Cost

When your office space is running out of room for your tax, payroll, and other business paperwork you must seek out an alternative storage option. However, there are legal requirements to consider when choosing where and what to store. Many specialized document storage services organize everything for you, but also come with a costly fee....

01 Aug
Mini Storage Loganville Georgia
5 Reasons to Move to Loganville, GA

Are you thinking about moving to Loganville, Georgia? Nestled between Athens and Atlanta, this small town brings the best of both worlds to this captivating city! Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant urban atmosphere and savor the traditional southern charm without the busyness of a central hub. Plus, it might take the cake...

15 Jul
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Can You Use Self-Storage for Pharmaceutical Products? 

Many pharmaceutical product representatives use costly, contracted services for storing drugs and other medical supplies. But there are other low-cost alternatives to store medical products in controlled environments.  Can you use self storage for pharmaceutical products? Yes! Self-storage meets the legal requirements of Health Canada and the FDA for storing drugs and other medical supplies.  ...

12 Jul
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How to Make Moving a Parent That Much Easier 

Moving a parent is never easy.  Before you even experience the stress of the move, there’s reluctance and resistance. There’s a niggling feeling that you’re not doing the right thing. And there’s also a lifetime of belongings to sort.   Overwhelming doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface.  We’re here to tell you, moving a parent...

09 Jul
Mini Mall Storage St. Albert Self Storage
Making a Move to St. Albert? We’ve got your extra stuff covered!

If you’re considering relocating to Alberta, our storage specialists can help you start your adventure off right with safe, affordable, and conveniently located self storage. With outstanding service and strategically placed storage facilities, our goal is to help you create more space in your St. Albert home or business.   Located just northwest of Edmonton,...

06 Jul
A beautiful beachside condo, attainable through downsizing and a changing lifestyle.
Downsizing Your Home: What You Should Know 

Downsizing your home can improve your life in many ways.  Imagine a smaller space to maintain. Imagine evening walks along the beach. Imagine more money in your account and greater financial security.  Perhaps you’re finally ready to stop avoiding the move. It’s time to downsize.  Where do you even start with downsizing? In this article,...

09 Jun
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Pros and Cons of Moving House 

Moving? Buying? Selling a home? It’s exhausting and emotional, true. And when moving day comes, it’s never easy.   But, if you weigh up the pros and cons of moving house, you’ll make your decision to move with confidence.   The advantages and disadvantages of moving home are different for everyone. But we can introduce a few...

27 May
Mini Mall Storage in Greencastle, IN
Out and About in Greencastle, Indiana 

Relaxed, affordable, and fun—according to their website, this is what you can expect as you spend time in Greencastle, Indiana. We couldn’t agree more! As your local self storage expert, Mini Mall is ready to take you out and about our favorite spots in Greencastle. Whether you seek serenity in their world-class nature park or...

09 May
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4 Books to Inspire Home Organization with Foreign Concepts

Organizing your space takes time and patience. But it’s often hard to know where to begin.   We have a little secret: Inspiration can get you started. And we know just where to find it.   Where? It’s all in the good books. Forget articles on organization tips and look to the true published experts for decluttering...

06 Apr
CDs and DVDs being prepared for self storage
How to Pack and Store DVDs and Discs Long-Term

In an age of streaming, live service, and hard drives, holding physical media in your hands does a few things for the mind. Nostalgia. Read the blurb, admire the artwork, and pop in the disc. But imagine getting a ‘disc cannot be read’ error after you’ve built up excitement. For you film, videogame, or music...

01 Mar
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How to Pack and Store Vinyl Records in 6 Steps 

If you’ve been a collector for several years, one thing’s for sure. Vinyl records take up a lot of space.   However, if your time has come to pack and store your LPs, there are a few things you should consider when storing vinyl records.    Storing Vinyl Records Checklist:    Although vinyl is arguably the...

08 Dec
How Do Storage Units Work?

In most households, storage will be an issue at one time or another. Either you run out of space, the space you do have is poorly organized, or you have way too much stuff crammed into it. This goes for homes, apartments, condos, townhouses, even small businesses. But unless you’ve used a storage unit before...

01 Dec
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MMSP Expands Operations to the U.S.

Mini Mall Storage Properties December 1st, 2021 MMSP Expands Operations to the U.S. We are pleased to announce that our Mini Mall Storage Properties Trust (MMSP Trust) will expand into the United States. The expansion is a continuation of the overall plan to position MMSP Trust to acquire self-storage properties in attractive secondary markets across...

18 Oct
How to Prepare an RV for Self Storage

  The fall season often marks the end of outdoor camping activities across North America. Cooler temperatures at night are enough for people to pack it in and prepare for a few cozy months indoors or enjoying other favorite activities.   We know you’d RV, boat, or canoe all year long if you could, but unfortunately...

21 Sep
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Mini Mall Storage Properties’ Pioneering History with Original Founder Joe Giuffre and Current CEO, Adam Villard

Mini Mall Storage Properties July 13th, 2021 Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mini Mall Storage Properties reached many significant milestones. During our first year of operations, we acquired 26 properties across Canada while amassing $100 million in assets under management (AUM). As we memorialize our recent successes, current Mini Mall CEO, Adam Villard, takes a trip down memory lane with the original founder and visionary of...

17 Aug
flipping your storage unit for winter
How to Flip Your Storage Unit for Winter

The older we get, the more ‘stuff’ we seem to accumulate. Sure, some of it may be unnecessary, but a lot of it helps us live the lives we want, allowing us to go camping, spend time at the beach, or enjoy our backyards. These items may not be used every day but they allow...

13 Jul
Mini Mall Storage Seasonal Storage
Seasonal Storage

Free Up Your Living Space: Store Seasonal Items in Your Storage Unit How many times have you told yourself that this year, when you change your tires or pack away your summer clothes, you’ll make sure you have the space? The changing seasons seem to be a natural time to reassess how we use our...

13 Jul
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Why You Should Organize Your Small Business with a Storage Unit

Mini Mall Storage Properties July 13th, 2021 Running a small business is hard work, no matter what stage of growth you’re at. You have all the same responsibilities of a large business, but with less space, funding and support. It’s not impossible to run a business with cluttered office space or disorganized inventory, but this...

13 Jul
box full of clothes for storage unit
Maximize Your Space by Swapping & Storing These Seasonal Items (using a storage unit)

Mini Mall Storage Properties July 13th, 2021 The sun is shining, the weather is warming, the birds are chirping — what more motivation do you need to start your spring-cleaning process? Every year, we get the urge to purge as the seasons change and we welcome the end of a cold Canadian winter. However as...

13 Jul
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How to Share a Storage Unit with Family & Friends

Mini Mall Storage Properties July 13th, 2021 If you’re thinking about sharing a storage unit with someone, you’re not alone. This is one of the most common questions we get asked at Mini Mall Storage Properties. Using a storage unit is a great way to free up space at home, but sharing it with another...

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