MARDI Gras & Storage

Categories: Events, Self Storage

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Welcome to our website. My name is Charmaine and I have been a live on-site manager at A Storage Inn # 4 for over 11 years. My facility is located in a lovely area of Slidell, LA. It is easily accessible and very user friendly. I would like to share with you the advantages of using storage year round for the Mardi Gras season.

mg99Carnival is a series of celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three King’s Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season

Welcome to our website. My name is Charmaine and I have been a live on-site manager at A Storage Inn # 4 for over 11 years. My facility is located in a lovely area of Slidell, LA. It is easily accessible and very user friendly. I would like to share with you the advantages of using storage year round for the Mardi Gras season.  m3

In other words….  IT’S PARTY TIME!!!!!

Mardi Gras started in early January this year and will run until February 9, 2016. New Orleans and the surrounding areas have already had their first parades. For all the Krewes, the members of the Krewes and the vendors, it is a year round task of love and devotion to the season. At A Storage Inn, we have all of the above who store year round. The members of the Krewes need a space to store decorations for their balls and use both climate and non-climate controlled for their needs depending on what items they need to store.  The members of the Krewes need a place mg4where they can accumulate beads, stuffed animals, cups and other throws needed for the next Mardi Gras season. They have to acquire many large bags with massive amounts of throws that can be quite costly and take up way too much room in their mg66homes. Some Krewe members own small floats that are on trailers. A tenant at this facility has a trailer with a tiki hut on it. They break down the tiki hut each year and store it with the trailer in a 10 x 10 non-climate unit. When it’s time to roll, they just come over to the facility to hook the trailer up to their truck and take it to the parade. All they have to do is put their tiki hut up and they are ready to roll in one or multiple parades. It’s very convenient for them.  

The vendors for the parades walk the parade routes and sell all sorts of toys and souvenirs to the parade goers. Their carts are small, but they also need room to store all the items that they will be selling not only at the Mardi Gras parades, but also for other parades and events mg77during the year such as St. Patrick’s Day parades. The vendors need fast and easy access to their units and we are perfect for their needs. Our 24 hour, 7 day access is such an asset to our tenants during the carnival season.

One of the best and most popular King Cake bakeries has multiple units here year round. They store all their packing, wrapping and shipping supplies here. They are in and out of theirmg6 unit day and night during Mardi Gras season. They recognized the convenience of our facility years ago.


Everyone always hears about the parades in New Orleans on the South side of the lake, but there are parades going the whole season on both sides of Lake Pontchartrain. A large number of small towns on the South shore and the Northshore have Mardi Gras parades. You can always find a parade during Mardi Gras season even if you can’t make it over to New Orleans.

Here is a link to a list of the parades: http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/schedule

Three of our storage facilities offer outside storage for cars, boats, RV’s and yes, PARADE FLOATS. These are the locations that provide outside storage:

A Storage Inn # 6 – 2820 Hwy. 51, LaPlace, LA (985) 651-1926Mg44

A Storage Inn # 9 – 9491 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, LA (504) 392-4000

A Storage Inn # 11 – 606 Voters Rd., Slidell, LA (985) 643-5556

For non-climate storage, all of our locations have units that will fit any of your parade or Mardi Gras needs, including units that can store cars, trucks and small floats.

A STORAGE INN OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • *Sunday Closed  MG22
  • Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM                         
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  
  • Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  
  • Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  
  • Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*Our office at the location in Luling, LA is open on Sundays from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Phone: 985-785-0303

All locations have 24 hour, 7 day a week access to the non-climate units.

Climate controlled buildings are open 7 days a week with hours ranging from 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM. (please call location for their hours).

ALL OF OUR LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016, IN OBSERVANCE OF FAT TUESDAY.

WE WISH ALL OUR TENANTS AND FRIENDS A HAPPY AND SAFE MARDI GRAS.

Charmaine Hille, Managermg16

A Storage Inn # 4

E-mail: asi04@att.net

2355 Gause Blvd. East

Slidell, LA 70461

985-641-4999