A mini warehouse, also called self-storage or private storage, is a small warehouse for storing items. The operator can refit the large warehouse into several small warehouses, or put it in rows of lockers and rent it out as a rental space. The rent can be calculated by day, month, quarter, and year! Generally, the rent is calculated on a monthly basis.
There are generally no windows in the mini warehouse, the four walls are corrugated metal, and the warehouse door is equipped with a door lock. After the two parties reach a lease agreement, the key is generally kept by the customer himself. Some warehouses are combination locks, fingerprint locks and proximity card locks. Generally, mini warehouses will be equipped with surveillance cameras and alarm systems to ensure the safety of stored items. Mini warehouses with higher security levels will even employ security guards.
Depending on the size of the mini storage, it is suitable for storing different items. Generally, a smaller mini-silo is suitable for storing clothing and daily necessities, and a large mini-silo can be used to store furniture, motorcycles, etc.
-Small Mini Storage (0.22m³ to 5m³)
It is mostly used for temporary business trips or travel to facilitate access at any time; files, bills, credentials and other highly confidential documents are monitored 24 hours a day to ensure safety; your own private items, give yourself a secret space, others have no right to view, etc.
-Medium-sized mini-silo (5m³ to 10m³)
TVs, washing machines, refrigerators, etc. are mostly used for moving or home or company decoration
-Large and oversized mini storage
Mostly used to store exhibition items, large equipment, etc.
What is the difference between mini storage and traditional storage
A mini warehouse is generally a small warehouse. The main difference between it and a traditional warehouse is: warehouse size, business scope and target customers.
First of all, the size of the traditional warehouse is generally calculated by the area. If someone needs to rent a warehouse to put fruit, it is usually rented 100 square meters and so on. The size of the mini warehouse is generally calculated by the volume, which is usually about 2m³ to 30m³, of which 2m³ to 5m³ is called small mini warehouse, 5m³ to 10m³ is called medium mini warehouse, 10m³ to 15m³ is called large mini warehouse, 15m³ to 30m³ is called super large mini warehouse. The area of traditional warehouses is usually large, and the rented warehouses of 100 square meters are relatively small, and many of them are warehouses of thousands of square meters.
Depending on the huge difference in size between mini and traditional warehouses, their uses are also quite different. Mini storage is mainly used to store luggage, furniture and appliances, sundries, documents, exhibition supplies and collectibles.
The target customers of traditional warehouses are mostly enterprises, and the target customers of mini warehouses are mostly individuals.
Mini storage is a relatively new industry in China. The world’s first mini warehouse was established in Florida in 1958, and the growth of mini warehouse facilities was relatively slow in the following four decades. Mini storage is a relatively new industry in China. The world’s first mini warehouse was established in Florida in 1958, and the growth of mini warehouse facilities was relatively slow in the following four decades. In China, traditional warehouses generally only provide documents and goods storage services to commercial institutions. The mini-storage pioneered the home storage service in 1997. Since then, due to rising housing prices and government destocking, the mini-storage industry has continued to expand. Until now, mini storage has become a part of people’s life.