Choosing the Right Size Storage Unit for Your Needs

Choosing the Right Size Storage Unit for Your Needs

To move away from all the clutter in your premises, getting a storage unit is an ideal solution. But figuring out which are the best storage units to place your belongings in can be a bit difficult. The storage unit size best suited for your situation depends on a few factors, like availability, intended use, and how much stuff you want to store.Below are certain factors to consider before choosing the right size storage unit:

Determine the purpose of the storage space

Understanding how and  why you require a storage unit can help you know what size is most suitable for you.

If you’re relocating or travelling and don’t require access to your storage space until you plan to remove the items, go ahead and cram as much as you can into a smaller unit.

Once you specifically know what you are going to storage, you will then have a much better

idea of the storage unit size you need.

Space to walk around

If you are storing items that you may need access to now and then, make sure that your storage unit has some extra space available for you to move around.

It can be very problematic to grab something that is at the end of your storage facility. To gain easy access to every item you have stored, opting for a larger space can be a great choice.

Measure everything you’re storing

Storage facilities have various size storage units to pick from. There’s no sense in spending for more space than you need.

If you plan on stocking heavy items such as fittings or appliances, it’s not always easy to determine how much space you’ll need. Measure all large items beforehand.

Visiting the storage facility in person

It’s worth it to take some time to visit a few storage facilities in your area. By seeing the facility will help you find the right place to store your stuff and let you choose the right size according to your needs.

Make sure it’s clean and properly vented before you rent it or sign a contract. There will be several unit options available but choose the size that works best for you.

To make you understand better, we have classified Storage units into Small, Medium and Large. Choose the unit keeping in mind what you are planning to keep. Here are a few sizes that one can opt for:

Small Storage Units

5’x5′ Units

5×5 is the size of a small walk-in closet, these storage units are ideal for personal items, clothes, boxes, skis, children’s toys, small furniture, business records or sales rep materials.

5’x10′ Units

5’x10′ units can store small amounts of furniture, sofas, chairs, chest of drawers, box spring and mattress, business supplies and record, plus other small items and boxes.

Medium Storage Units

7.5’x10′ Units

7.5’x10′ units can also store small amounts of furniture, sofas, chairs, chest of drawers, box spring and mattress, business supplies and records, plus other small items and boxes.

10’x10′ Units

10’x10′ storage units can hold the contents of a one-bedroom apartment with major appliances, furniture and boxed items and supplies.

Large Storage Units

10’x15′ Units

This type of storage unit can hold the contents of a 2-3 bedroom apartment or home, including appliances, boxes, furniture and boxed items and supplies.

10’x30′ Units

This type of unit can hold the contents of a four- to five-bedroom home, including appliances, furniture, other items and supplies. These storage units are also ideal for commercial and equipment storage.

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