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.

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.


Feb 16 Choosing the Right Storage Unit

To choose the right storage unit, there are several points to consider. For example, do you need to free up space in your home and garage and store certain belongings long term?


Feb 16 Safely Store Your Extra Vehicle or Boat

Whether you live in an apartment or a neighborhood that has covenant restrictions, there are self-storage unit options available to store your extra car, RV or trailer.


Jan 26 Storing Beloved Books

Before you put your books into boxes, place them all on a floor or table. Stack them by size and cover (soft or hard together). There should be small, medium and large stacks of both hard and soft cover books.


Jan 25 How to Store Your Musical Instruments

Whether it’s a violin, guitar or drum set, musical instruments can last a lifetime if well maintained. When you put your instrument in your storage unit, keep it up, off of the floor using casters or wooden pallets, and large standing instrument should be kept in the middle of your storage unit.


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