Essex Mini-Storage, Inc.


221 Western Avenue – Rte. 22 – Hamilton / Essex Line – Essex, MA 01929

Contact Us Here or 978-768-7445

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm – Saturday 9am to 2pm

Please call 978-768-7445 with any questions.

Gate Hours: 7am to 6pm 362 days per year.

Suggestions For Storing In Various Size Units and Storage Tips

5 x 10

A couch and a chair, chest of drawers or dresser, mattress set, plus small items and boxes. Outdoor furniture, lawn mowers, garden tools, etc. Bicycles and or motorcycles.

10 x 10

Furniture from a one bedroom apartment without appliances, also small items and boxes. Motorcycles, bicycles etc..

10 x 20

Furniture from a 2 bedroom house with appliances, miscellaneous items and cartons. Also may be used to store a car  or truck (19′ long or less) and other small items.

10 x 30

Furniture from a three bedroom house with miscellaneous items and cartons. Will hold contents of a 40’ moving van. Also may be used to store a car or truck and other small items.

Selecting a storage space

Self storage is a convenient, safe and inexpensive way to store your belongings. Ask the storage consultant to help you choose a space that fits your needs because rental of a storage space is determined by the total size of the items to be stored. An efficiently packed small space will cost less than a larger space. If you frequently use the space, a larger space, well organized, may be more convenient.

Storage Space Rental Agreement

For your protection, a storage facility provides a written agreement. Read it thoroughly and ask the storage consultant to answer your questions. Make note of your payment date to see if the agreement covers prorated rental periods. A rental agreement is a binding contract stating the duties and obligations of you and the storage operator. If you change your address or phone number, be sure to notify the storage facility in writing.

Insure Your Stored Property

Self storage customers rent space and store their property at their sole risk. Your goods are not insured by the storage facility. If you do not have insurance, ask your facility consultant if they have insurance information. 

Prohibited Storage Goods

Common sense and state laws determine what may be stored. You alone control access to your storage unit space: therefore, never store food items of any kind,  live animals, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic materials or other items that need a controlled environment. Remember to drain the fuel from gasoline engines before storage.

Storage Tips – Appliances

A refrigerator or freezer should be thoroughly dry and stored with its door slightly ajar. Some goods can be stored inside large appliances and boxes can be stacked on top of stoves refrigerators and freezers. Make sure that stoves and cooking equipment are cleaned before they are stored.

Storage Tips – Bicycles, Tool and Other Metal Items:

To retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil. Long handled tools such as rakes, shovels and hoes should be clean, lightly oiled and tied in bundles.

Storage Tips – Books and Documents

Pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors but use pallets or skids to prevent moisture absorption. Use packing materials (bubble wrap, newspaper) to fill out empty pockets in the boxes. Do not pack fragile items in the same box with books and do not overload them. The use of plastic storage tubs is recommended for best results.

Storage Tips – Bedding, Clothing, Curtains, Drapes and Linens

Clothing, curtains and drapes can be stored on hangers. If hanging cartons are not available, such items should be carefully folded and stored in dresser drawers or cedar chests with bedding and linens. Food crumbs or stains should be removed before storage and avoid storing anything that may attract pests. The use of plastic storage tubs is recommended for best results.

Storage Tips – Dishes and Glassware

Place a layer of packing inside the bottom and at the top of boxes containing glassware. All glass items should be individually wrapped: nest cups and bowls and stand plates, saucers and platters on edge. Wrapped glasses should be placed near the top of cartons. Again, fill all empty pockets with packing. Label all boxes containing glassware and do not place heavy items on boxes containing glassware. The use of plastic storage tubs is recommended for best results.

Storage Tips – Furniture

Upholstered furniture, couches, chairs etc… should be placed in a appropriately sized plastic bag to prevent dust from settling on the stored item. Furiture on legs can be placed on their legs on the floor, all other items should be placed on a pallet off of the floor. Mattress’s and boxsprings should be placed in a appropriately sized plastic bag and stored off the floor on a pallet. Use dresser tops for stacking cartons and dresser drawers for linens or small, delicate items. Keep upholstery off the floor. Most lightweight chairs can be stacked “seat to seat” or placed upside down on tables which cannot be disassembled. The use of plastic storage tubs is recommended for best results.

Storage Tips – Holiday Decorations

Save the original cartons that contained delicate ornaments and pad the ornaments with packing material or newspaper. Wrap strings of lights around a piece of cardboard before placing in a carton lined with packing material. The use of plastic storage tubs is recommended for best results.

Storage Tips – Lamps

Wrap large lamp bases in padding, wrap smaller lamps and place them in boxes and pack delicate lamp shades separately. Do not use newspaper to wrap lampshades or any other goods that may be damaged by ink stains. Do not store heavy items on cartons containing lamps or lamp shades.

Storage Tips – Mirrors, Windows and Screens

These items should be stored upright, not flat.

Storage Tips – CDs, Tapes, Records and Phonographs

CDs, tapes and records should be stored on edge to prevent warping. When moving a record player, the tone arm and turntable should be secured to prevent damage.

With Our Courteous, Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff, You Can Be Confident That Your Stored Items Are Secure With Us!

221 Western Avenue, Essex, MA 01929 – Rte 22 – Hamilton / Essex Line – 978-768-7445

At Essex Mini-Storage, Inc. Essex, MA we offer Beverly, Gloucester, Cape Ann and the North Shore, Essex, Manchester, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich & surrounding communities storage for household, business, and personal items at competitive prices.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm – Saturday 9am to 2pm

Gate Hours: 7am to 6pm 362 days per year

It Is Our Pleasure To Serve you.

You Store It. You Lock It. You Keep the Only Key!