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What's the Difference Between Mini-Storage and Self-Storage?

What's the Difference Between Mini-Storage and Self-Storage?

June 15, 2022

Are you considering renting a storage unit to store your belongings, but feeling confused about the differences between mini-storage and self-storage? If so, you are not alone. With so many options available, knowing the nuances of the industry lingo to find what is best for your needs can be hard. Fortunately, we are here to help!

In this post, we'll explore the evolution between mini-storage and self-storage units so that you can decide what size unit you need. So if you want to learn more about the difference between mini and self-storage, read on!


Boxes sitting in a storage unit | Idaho Storage Connection

What Is Mini-Storage?

The term mini-storage is an older term meant to show customers they wouldn't need to rent out a whole warehouse if they needed the extra space for their goods or possessions.

Mini-storage units are typically smaller than self-storage units, normally ranging from 5 ft by 5ft up to 10ft by 20ft.

Mini-storage units are more affordable because of their smaller size, and they're perfect for storing small items like boxes or furniture that don't require a lot of space.


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What Is Self-Storage?

Self-storage is a more modern term than mini-storage, but they essentially mean the same thing. Self-storage units range in size( actually they still can range from 5x5)10ft by 10ft up to 40ft by 40ft, though again, sizes may vary depending on where you go for services. These larger units are ideal for storing large items such as furniture or even an entire household's items if needed.

So, essentially, mini-storage and self-storage are one and the same.

At Idaho Storage Connection, you can pick a unit size that works for you. You may be doing some much-needed decluttering and only need a few boxes stored. Or you've started a new lawn business and need a convenient location to store your equipment and access it 365 days a year.

Self-storage is the perfect solution to whatever your storage needs may be, big or small!


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Why Choose Idaho Storage Connection?

At Idaho Storage Connection, we offer the Treasure Valleys' best self-storage solutions with units as small as 5ft by 5ft and as big as 40ft by 40ft!

Our helpful staff will help you find just the right size unit at an affordable price and provide you with reliable access throughout your rental period. Customer Service is our top priority. Our office is open 7 days a week, with onsite managers, to provide our customers the best service possible.

Contact us now to learn more and schedule your tour today!

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