The 10 Myths of Self Storage – Myth 1

  1. Self Storage is only for people who are moving or don’t want to get rid of their stuff.

There is more to Self Storage than storing old furniture and knick-knacks. In recent years, more and more businesses are using self storage for various purposes. Here are the top industries and their uses for storage.

  • Legal, financial and Medical – Several industries are required by law to keep paperwork for a certain length of time. For doctor and attorney offices, the paperwork can add up. Storage facilities offer the perfect place to store the paperwork to create more room in the office and keep everything organized.
  • General Contractors (Gardening, Landscaping and Construction) – Contractors work on site and their location vary from job to job. Since they do not have a physical office, many use Storage facilities to store their equipment and supplies. Contractors also have the advantage of mobility. Mini Storage offer’s month to month leases that allow contractors to move out once the job is finish and they can move into a facility closer to their next location.
  • Real Estate – Real estate agents and property management companies depend on the location of the properties or the occupancy of their buildings. Many use staging furniture to make their real estate more appealing and to show future owners the potential of the property. Once the furniture is no longer needed, many use storage facilities to store their items until their next open house. In addition, Mini Storage offers a referral program for their clients who need storage. This referral program offers $25 off the storage unit and reward you with $50 for the referral.

You would like to learn more about how Self Storage can help your business? Give us a call and one of our Mini Storage Specialists will be happy to assist. Visit our website at to find a location near you!

Mini Storage has locations all over Southern California. With over 30 years of experience in the storage industry, we provide you with the utmost professionalism and customer service. We pride ourselves on keeping clean, safe and convenient facilities to serve all your needs.


Tips for Tackling the Big Move

Moving is a hassle, so it’s best to tackle the move with tips in mind so that everything goes according to plan and you save time and effort. Follow these steps to make sure you don’t get any major headaches on moving day!

1. Pack Systematically: There’s no substitute for efficiency, and the most important DIY moving tips are the ones that help make your move a smooth one. Always pack one room at a time, and never leave packed boxes unlabeled. Start your packing about a month before you plan to move; this will give you plenty of time to have everything ready by moving day and separate the “must haves” from the “better off withouts!”

2. Reserve Your Truck Early: Truck rental companies are busy places. While you might be able to reserve your truck a week in advance, there’s nothing to lose by making your reservation 3 or 4 weeks prior to moving day! No matter when you make your reservation, always make sure to contact the rental company the day before you need the truck to make sure that everything is still in order.

3. Give Yourself Extra Time: Moving is a huge pain, and though we would all like to get it over with as quickly as possible, there’s plenty that can go wrong and make the move a little longer than planned. The farther away you are moving, the more extra time you’ll need. Figure out how long your move will ideally take, and add an extra day or two to the time you’ll be taking off. Even if everything goes off without a hitch, you’ll appreciate the extra time you’ll have to unpack and get to know your new surroundings.

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