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 or you’re familiar with how they work, most people don’t even think of this as an option. Renting a storage unit is not only affordable and convenient, but it makes your space liveable again. Stop wading through storage rooms, digging through boxes, and cramming more coats into the closet than will fit. Storing your belongings instead of working around them will make your days more enjoyable and less cluttered. And once you start storing, you’ll never go back.


What You Can & Should Store

We get this question all the time: “What exactly can I keep in my storage unit?” And the answer is: just about anything! A storage unit is where you keep items that you don’t use on a day-to-day basis but you still want around. Here are some commonly stored items reported by our customers:

  • Seasonal clothing, like bulky jackets, winter boots, scarves, shorts, and flip flops
  • Holiday decorations, like Christmas trees, ornaments, wall décor, and lights
  • Summer toys, like sporting equipment, lake accessories, and inflatable pools
  • Camping gear, like tents, chairs, sleeping bags, mats, and roasting sticks
  • Lawn furniture, like patio tables, outdoor chairs, umbrellas, and cushions
  • Barbeques and portable firepits (no propane tanks)
  • Lawn care, like lawn mowers, weed whackers, sprinklers and rakes
  • Snow care, like snow blowers, sidewalk salt, and shovels
  • Gardening tools and planters, like hoses, spades, gloves, fertilizer, and pots
  • Vehicle accessories, like winter tires, windshield washer fluid, and oil
  • Tools, like chainsaws, drills, hammers, and sanders
  • Small business needs, like file boxes, inventory and extra supplies
  • Large vehicles, like RVs, tent trailers, and boats

For a list of items that you cannot store in our units, please visit our frequently asked questions here.


How to Set Up Your Unit Like a Pro

If you’re new to storing, there are some things you should know. A storage unit acts like an extension of your home or business. This is additional space for you to use however suits you best, in accordance with our usage policies. You essentially have free rein of this space, but there are some recommended practices to keep your storage unit in tip-top shape.

1. Plan
First, consider how you want to use the space. Perhaps you want to designate certain corners for seasons of the year, section it off by putting tape on the floor, or use the aisle method. If you’re considering sharing a storage unit with family or friends, it’s important to set boundaries early on so the space is used fairly.

2. Organize
Once you’ve decided how to use the space, it’s time to maximize it. We recommend shelving so you can build up without creating mountains of boxes that could tumble over or make retrieving items difficult. We also recommend labelling your boxes, shelves, and even the aisles, to ensure that everything has a home and can be easily found and returned.

3. Maintain
Make sure all your hard work doesn’t go to waste. Try to avoid unloading your belongings into a pile saying you’ll “organize it later.” We all know that ‘later’ probably means ‘never’ because you’ll be tired the next time you drop items off at your unit too.


How Renting a Storage Unit Benefits You

If you ask us, we think everyone should rent a storage unit, but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s a list of five reasons why you should rent a storage unit at Mini Mall Storage Properties:

Convenience
Our Mini Mall locations are located near major highways so it’s easy to pop in on your way home from work or on when you’re heading out of town on vacation.

Safety
We pride ourselves in using cutting-edge technology and advanced security systems to safeguard your belongings while they stay with us.

Affordability
Renting a storage unit doesn’t have to break the bank. Our flexible month-to-month leases allow you to store with us as long as you need. More Space By storing your seasonal and less-frequently-used items, you can now live comfortably in your own home instead of navigating around all your belongings.

Less Clutter
Say hello to appropriately filled closets, organized garages, and storage rooms that don’t look like a tornado just went through.


How Storage Units Work

At Mini Mall Storage Properties, we keep storing simple. From our country-wide location map to our easy-to-access online payment system, everything you need can be found online. Want to talk to a person? Our team is ready to serve you, whether that means finding you the right unit, setting up a flexible lease, or answering any lingering questions you may have.

Every Mini Mall location has a range of unit sizes for you to choose from. If you’re not sure what size you need, try our online interactive size guide that will calculate the size of unit you need based on the items you input. All of our units have drive-up access so you don’t have to lug your belongings across the property. Some of our units also include a covered pad for outdoor vehicle storage, like RVs, boats, and more, so please contact us if you would like this feature.

In addition to custom unit sizes, we also offer a range of amenities. Every unit includes a light and all of our locations are fenced and gated with 24-hour security, so you can rest assured that your belongings are safe with us. And finally, we offer extended hours at all our Mini Mall locations, so you can swap and drop off items whenever is convenient for you.


Start Renting Today

Renting a storage unit with Mini Mall Storage Properties is simple. All you need to do is find the location closest to you, or fill out our contact form here and we’ll find you a suitable location.

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