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The Helms Family

Most storage facilities have hidden fees, inflated seasonal prices and limited gate hours for clients. That’s where we knew we could make a difference. At Affordable Mini Storage, you’ll get 24/7 gate access, a straight-forward month-to-month lease, and the same prices year round. When you call our office, a real person answers who can help you. We are dedicated to giving you a stress-free storage experience. You can sleep easier knowing your belongings are secure with us!

Locally owned and operated by Donald “Shorty” and Jennifer Helms, Affordable Mini Storage found it’s roots in an unlikely way. Donald Helms’ vision for storage started as a drawing on a napkin at a local restaurant, when he realized a need in his own community. For the last 17 years, Affordable Mini Storage has been a part of providing the Cloverdale community with honest, customer-focused storage.

Realizing the monopoly in mobile storage, Helms has responded with a fleet of mobile units. Again, the vision was to offer honesty, no hidden fees, and flexible, fast delivery of portable units to Botetourt and the Roanoke Valley. As needs in neighboring communities have been realized, Affordable Mini Storage has been renting mobile units to clients at Smith Mountain Lake, Lexington and beyond – communities that did not have access to portable storage units until now.


Locations We Serve:

  • Roanoke
  • Vinton
  • Salem
  • Hollins
  • Bonsack
  • Botetourt County (Cloverdale, Daleville, Fincastle, Troutville, Eagle Rock, Blue Ridge, Buchanan, etc.)
  • Need storage somewhere else? Check out our portable storage container units!