How to choose the right size storage unit
When choosing a storage unit, one of the most important considerations to keep in mind is the size. 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 bulk space. Ultimately, your needs will dictate the storage unit that’s suitable for you.
To help you choose the right size storage unit for you, here’s a quick guide that you can follow:
What’s the purpose of your storage unit?
Before anything else, think about how you intend to use the storage unit. Are you planning to store household goods temporary for a house move? Do you just need some extra space from decluttering your home? Are you going to use it for your business?
If you are a growing business and require storage for stock, it might be best to opt for something slightly bigger that gives you enough space to expand into. On the other hand, get just the space you require if it’s to store some personal belongings that probably won’t get added to.
Make a list of the things you need to store
If the storage is for personal use, you should consider going around your house and listing down the things that you are planning to store. You may even start putting them in boxes to give you a clearer idea of how big a storage unit you are going to need. If you have larger pieces to store, measure them so you can be as accurate as you can.
How much can you fit in the smallest and biggest storage unit?
There are many different sized storage units on offer. These tend to include 25 sq.ft, 50 sq.ft, 75 sq.ft, 100 sq.ft and 150 sq.ft units. Anything over 200 sq.ft is for bulk storage. As a very basic guide, 25-50 sq.ft units are approximately the size of half a garage, 50-100 sq.ft units are the size of a single garage and 150-200 sq.ft units are a double garage size. 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.
Knowing how to choose the right size storage unit will get you off to a great start. Don’t be too hasty in choosing a storage unit size and think about your main purpose for getting one in the first place and how much stuff you are likely to store.
Bigfoot Self Storage can help you to choose the right size storage unit and answer any storage questions you may have. We offer a variety of different sized units to suit your needs and budget. Contact us today to get your quote.