To those of you who think mini storage is only used as a storage place for the possessions which will not fit in your home or garage, you are in for a surprise when you read this article by Blue Mound 287 Self Storage. We serve the North Fort Worth/Alliance/Haslet area with our affordable and multi-use self storage units. Call us at 817-439-1380 for current pricing information and availability of our storage units.

Okay, it’s time for a comprehensive list of mini storage uses.

Traditional mini storage uses.

Let’s get the traditional purposes out of the way first. They would include the following:

  • Home renovation
  • Decluttering
  • Consolidating homes
  • Creating more space at home.
  • In-between the sale of your home and the purchasing of another.
  • Going away for an extended period of time.
  • Downsizing
  • Lowering expenses
  • Seasonal furniture storage

Those cover most of the storage uses that the majority of people know about.  There are a few more uses which some of you may be aware of, so let’s get those covered:

Now, let’s talk about uses most of you never would have dreamed of.

Let’s get creative.

Not all of the items listed below are allowed in all cities or in all storage places, so do your research before committing. However, it is possible, in some areas, to do the following:

  • Running a business (the restriction to this idea is not allowing customers and/or accepting payment within the storage unit), but an office? Certainly possible.
  • Creating a personal gym
  • Use as an extra room i.e. library, man cave, woman cave
  • Art studio
  • Wine cellar
  • E-commerce inventory
  • Photography studio
  • Small hobby shop
  • Band practice studio
  • Dance studio

Surely we have just scratched the surface in our musing here; use your imagination and know this: renting a storage unit is much cheaper than renting industrial space or commercial property for rent, and in today’s economy, saving money is always a good thing.

Check first before leaping into a rental agreement.

This, then, is the key to this discussion. We do not speak for all storage places.  Many of the uses mentioned above are not allowed due to zoning or insurance reasons.  Many are.  It will be up to you to ask questions, shop around, and find out what you can, and cannot do, in your city.  Our main goal in writing this article is to introduce you to the idea that storage units are much more than places where the patio furniture is stored over the winter, and creativity can go a long way towards solving many space problems.

We will leave you with one scenario to drive home the point. Renting an art studio for rent in a city will cost you what? $2000 per month? Possibly more, depending upon where you live? That same studio, in the guise of a storage unit, will cost you less than $100 per month, at most $200 per month.

Which sounds better to you?

A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage and our sister company, Mouser Self Storage in Alvarado, are locally owned and operated.  Call us today about current pricing; tell us what you need and we will work with you to make it happen.