We get asked quite often about mini storage, specifically how is it different from self-storage.
Well, mini storage is just another term for ‘self storage’ and is most commonly used in the United States. Customers ask us if it's like the movies and television shows where they show those lively storage unit auctions. Here in Canada, self-storage is reputable, and auctions are online, and a little less wild.
Mini storage (aka self-storage) gives everyday people and businesses the ability to rent space to meet their specific storage needs. Some examples include:
With self-storage, it’s your responsibility to transport your belongings to a self-storage facility, pack your storage unit, lock it, and eventually move out of it (once you no longer need the additional space).
In a nutshell, it’s a self-service option that allows you to maintain control over your belongings while they are stored offsite.
Whether you call it mini self storage or self-storage, there are many options available:
How do I choose the right self-storage unit?
Choosing the right storage unit means taking into consideration the number of boxes, inventory, furniture, or "stuff" you have. Key questions to ask yourself include:
Typically, the longer you’re planning to store, the more organized your storage unit should be. We do suggest that regardless of the time you store for, you keep your unit well organized. This helps you protect your personal items and enables you to find something quickly that you need (because there is always that one important thing that you will need which will be impossible to find).
Here are a few tips for organizing your self-storage unit, which should be taken into consideration when choosing the right size:
The best way to determine the right sized self-storage unit is to check out our comparable size chart or to visit Storage Solutions in person, where you can look at various sizes of units. We are happy to help you determine what would fit your belongings. Also, if you happen to load up your truck and realize you have chosen the wrong size, don’t worry! Just give us a call so we can get you into the right sized unit.
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