You all know how traditional mini storage works: you have some extra furniture to store, but no place to store it at home, so you rent a small 5’x5’ storage unit and keep it there.  Or your son moves away to college, and you are finally going to downsize, so you need a 10’x10’x storage unit to keep his belongings while he is away.  Or your mother passes, and you can’t bare to think about getting rid of her possessions, so you keep them in a mini storage.

But there are quite a few more ways to use self storage, and in this article we will highlight a few of them. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the fine people of Fort Worth, Texas. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about the services we provide.

Now, though, let’s talk creative!

Auto and RV storage

It is quite common these days to find auto storage and RV storage in self storage facilities.  Oftentimes the price for such storage is lower than you would pay at an actual auto storage business, and it is every bit as secure.  The cons: cost and lack of convenience. The pros: totally secure and protected from Mother Nature.

Boat storage

Why pay exorbitant fees at a marina when you can just as easily have dry boat storage/indoor boat storage at your local self storage facility? In many cases it is cheaper to do so, but you do sacrifice some convenience in doing so.  Best of both worlds: store your boat at the marina during the summer months, and winter storage it at a self storage facility.

Hobby shop

We are seeing more and more hobbyist use a mini storage unit to house their hobby.  You might be surprised to know how many model railroads exist behind those storage doors.  It’s a great solution for serious hobbyists: it doesn’t clutter the home, and it provides for a secure, convenient location for the hobbyist to work away from home.

Crafts studio

Are you an artist? Do you dabble in paints, or is woodworking your thing? Perhaps you crochet or make quilts?  Instead of cluttering your home with your crafts, you can have your own creative crafts studio at your local self-storage.

Workshop in a mini storage

For those of you who like to build things, create things, and just keep busy dabbling in those types of pursuits, mini storage units have the lighting and power necessary to run tools.  Instead of cluttering your garage and making it your workshop, why not rent a small unit from a storage facility?  You can have your man-cave away from home, making your wife quite happy in the process.

Mini warehouse in a mini storage

Home-based businesses, looking for a place to store inventory, or small businesses in need of a warehouse for rent on a small budget, a mini storage unit is the perfect solution.  Instead of paying
$1000 for a warehouse for rent, pay a couple hundred for a 20’x30’ storage unit, 600 square feet of mini warehouse?

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Truthfully, there are few limitations for what you can storage at a storage unit.  As long as it’s legal, and as long as it isn’t something perishable, you can keep it in a mini storage unit.  Call us at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage for more information about Fort Worth self storage.