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Benefits of Mini Storage

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If you've run out of storage space in your new home, utilizing mini-storage is going to be the solution you've been looking for. Mini-storage lets you hold on to those items you're not ready to part with but keep them out of sight and your home clutter-free. This guide will tell you all the uses and benefits of mini-storage that you may not have thought of already.

Whether it's your favorite recliner from your college days, your old sports uniforms from high school or that heirloom china cabinet that you just aren't sure what to do with, mini-storage gives you the space you need to de-clutter your home.

Short-term storage

Not only does mini-storage provide you with the means of stashing your precious items for the long haul, you can store your items for short term use also.

Imagine that you're in the middle of your move and by some weird miscalculation there's a time lapse between your move out and move in dates. You've already packed up your stuff and it's sitting on the truck waiting to go to its new home. There's just one problem -your new home isn't ready yet. What do you do with all your stuff?

Well, stop crying. Mini-storage is there to help you. One of the benefits of mini-storage is that many facilities don't force long-term contracts. You may have to pay for a full month's worth of rent, but when you think of the convenience of having somewhere to put your stuff in the meantime, it might be worth it.

TIP: Many storage facilities offer monthly specials and discounts for your first month's rent. If you have the time to do a little research, be sure to look for one with a discounted rate and save even more money.

After school storage

What did you do with your stuff when you left the nest for college? Did you leave it with mom and dad after graduation? If you did, did you remember to go back and claim it before they turned your old bedroom into that workout palace mom always wanted? You might want to go back and gather the remnants of your childhood before it all gets donated.

What are you going to do with all that stuff now? Since storage units come in all shapes and sizes, you can easily find one to house all of your old trophies, sports equipment and clothes that your mother and father were about to throw away.

Even before graduation, mini-storage would be a good option for storing any extra items you brought with you if you went away to college. You'd still have access to the comforts of your home while you're at school.

RV, boat and car storage

Need to store something larger than some boxes? Is it time to put your jet ski away for the winter? Look no further than mini-storage. One of the benefits of mini-storage is that you can easily rent a space to store your RV, boat or any other type of vehicle.

At many locations you'll have the option of renting an enclosed space or an outdoor space. So instead of leaving your yacht in the marina to possibly be damaged during the off-season, store it somewhere you can still check on it and make sure it's in good condition without incurring dock or marina fees.

TIP: Be sure to check with the employees at the mini-storage facility you choose about their rules and requirements for storing different vehicles. The rules will vary from location to location, so do your due diligence.

Whatever you need to store, there's a mini-storage option for you. Whether it's a need for some extra space for tools, a place to store your antiques or just a place to keep your high school memorabilia, you can find a storage facility that meets your budget and size requirements and you'll soon be able to reap the benefits of mini-storage.

Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on June 19, 2014

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