Even though there are millions of people in the United States who have rented mini storage in the past, there are still tens-of-millions who have never stepped foot inside a self storage facility, and probably more still who have no idea that a mini storage is so much more than just a place where you store Grandma’s furniture until you can ship it to the grandkids, or a place where you store all that stuff you cleaned out of the garage but can’t bear to part with.

This, then, is a list of four reasons why someone would rent a mini storage.  We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth area. Call us with any questions about self storage, or to arrange for a tour of our secure self storage facility.

The four reasons to use a mini storage

The four main reasons why people use a mini storage are the following:

  • Storage place for extra belongings
  • Storage space for those in-between permanent housing solutions
  • A small workplace
  • Storage for cars and boats

Let’s look at each of these in a bit more detail.

Extra belongings

Most of us are aware of this situation. Go look in your garage or your attic or your basement. Chances are you have quite a bit of “stuff” which you don’t want to part with but which you rarely use and which you don’t have space for.

Welcome to the lives of most middle-class Americans.

A mini storage provides a temporary and affordable solution. For only $40 per month, all of those “extras” can disappear, out of sight, giving you a clutter-free living environment.

The kids grew up, moved out, and you can’t part with their things out of sentimental value.  Rent a mini storage!  Your hobby has taken over the garage.  Rent a mini storage!  You have no place to store the lawn furniture during the winter.  Rent a mini storage!

Housing problems

During the COVID pandemic we have seen a huge increase in self storage rentals by people who have lost their permanent housing, are searching for more affordable housing, and need a storage space for their belongings during that search.  Self storage is the answer!


At Blue Mound 287 Self Storage we have quite a few clients who rent a storage locker and convert it into a work shop so they have a quiet place to work on their crafts.  Many of our units are climate controlled storage units, and they provide a great option for craftsmen who don’t have room at home.

Storage for cars and boats

Most people don’t think of this option for storing cars and boat storage, but it is quite common in the self storage industry.  You can store most fishing boats in a 10’x10’ storage unit for much less than you can at a marina, and it is much more secure and safe at the self storage facilities.

About Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

We are a trusted name in the self storage industry, leading the way in Fort Worth.  Our secure and affordable storage solutions have solved problems for Fort Worth residents for quite a few years, and we will continue to do so. Call us today for storage solutions!