Self-Storage Tips

Tips for organizing and packing your belongings for storage, to get the most out of your storage unit, and ensure an easy and safe process.

Sep 14 Refresher for Packing Your Unit

As summer transitions to fall, this is an ideal time to take a closer look at your Mini-Mac storage unit. Each time you add or edit items from your unit is an opportunity to better organize everything for winter. Rearrange items that you will need access for winter towards the front of your unit.

Sep 14 Lock It Up Well

Although Mini-Mac's 24-hour surveillance provides peace of mind, adding more security with a strong, high-quality lock on your unit is a good idea. Consider a weather-resistant, heavy-duty padlock or disc lock. Combination locks are the easiest to tamper with or break.

Aug 27 Check Your Unit Regularly

This is also a chance to rearrange the internal aisles in a way that makes more sense to maximize your storage space, and to check if boxes are cracked and need to be replaced or you want to refresh the inside of the boxes with new dryer sheets.

Aug 23 Our Number-One Tip

When you put your beloved items into your Mini-Mac Storage Unit, arguably the most important thing you can do is make sure all items are clean and dry prior to storing them.

Jul 22 Top Storage Questions

When deciding what to put in your Self Storage Unit, there are some things to consider protect your investments, and to make the best use of your space and arrangement for ease of access. Click to learn more about our recommendations and tips.

Jul 20 Packing Dishes for Long-Term Storage

If you have inherited a special collection of Limoges china or are a collector of several china patterns, storing them safely and properly will keep them in good condition for future holidays and celebrations. Continue reading to learn more about our storage recommendations.

Jun 16 Prevent Moisture Damage

Excess dampness in your Mini-Mac storage unit can promote the growth of mold, mildew, rust and corrosion. Your possessions that are especially vulnerable include photos, electronics, leather, wood, clothing and mattresses. To help ward off moisture or water destruction, follow these tips.

Jun 14 Special Care for Leather Furniture

You want to retain the feel and touch of your fine leather furniture while it is in your Mini-Mac storage unit. Leather furniture can be delicate, and its oils can dry out, causing it to crack or tear easily. So here are some tips to protect your beloved leather furniture.

May 19 The Versatility of Dryer Sheets and Other Secret Tips

Here's a handy checklist to keep your Mini-Mac storage unit running efficiently, smelling fresh and discouraging unwanted insects.

May 19 Storing Your College Student's Gear

Whether it's a dorm-room full of equipment or an apartment's worth of furniture, safely storing your college student(s) possessions at your Mini-Mac storage unit removes the headache from your house or garage.

Apr 27 Spring Cleaning Your Storage Unit

Use a microfiber towel and brush across plastic storage boxes, furniture and electronics. Sweep the floor and vacuum the walls and ceiling, if necessary.

Apr 25 Safely Store Your Winter Items

The temperatures are rising and you're ready to say goodbye to old man winter. Clean or dry clean everything thoroughly before packing it away. Collect your hats, scarves and mittens and put like items together in a sturdy plastic container. Again, plastic is preferable.

Mar 18 Safely Store Your Appliances

Your appliances are expensive investments, and you can protect them by storing them correctly. Begin the process by making an inventory list of your washer and drier, refrigerator, microwave – whatever you will keep in your storage unit for an appointed length of time.

Mar 16 Storing Photographs, Publications and Media

After subscribing for decades to "Collectible Automobile" or "Travel & Leisure," what's the best way to protect your thick stack of treasured magazines? There are also newspaper clippings about loved ones or – most importantly – heirloom photos of great, great grandparents to preserve.

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