Choosing the right storage space

Things to consider when choosing the right sized storage space

There are many things to consider when choosing the right sized storage space to suit your needs. There are normally a wide range of unit sizes to choose from, it could be anything from just a small locker space or closet-size unit up to a double-size garage or even some bulk space.

Getting the right size means that you’re not wasting money on space that you don’t need. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a storage unit.

1 – Take inventory

Before you start looking at the different sizes available, take an inventory of the things you’ll be placing into storage. If you have large items, measure them. Measuring smaller items can be a little complicated, but an easier way to do this is to store all the small items into a box and then to measure the box itself.

Take as many measurements as possible so that you can roughly visualize how much space you need. This, in turn, gives you a foundation to help you choose the right size of storage unit.

2 – Standard sizes

There are many different sized storage units on offer at storage facilities. Some are generally considered standard sizes and are offered by most as part of their size range. These tend to include 25 sq.ft, 50 sq.ft, 75 sq.ft, 100 sq.ft and 150 sq.ft units.

3 – Utilise all the space

Always consider the limitations of the storage space and take full advantage of the length, width, and height of the storage unit. Some furniture has to be stored vertically to save space, such as sofas and dressers. Consider adding shelving into the storage unit to take advantage of the unit’s height to store more items.

4 – Height of storage unit

The height of a storage unit differs across storage facilities. An average height is approximately 8 feet. Always ask to find out the height of the unit as this will determine whether you will have more overall space or not.

5 – Choosing the wrong size

Many people commit the mistake of selecting the wrong sized unit. If it happens to you, do not fret! We know that it can be hard to visualize exactly how much space you need. Selecting the wrong unit size isn’t the end of the world. In most cases, the staff at the facility will help you to choose the right unit size.

Tell us how much stuff you want to store and how long you want to store for and we will help you to choose the right room size and answer any storage questions. Contact us for a quote today.

Choosing the right storage space
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Choosing the right storage space
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