Daisy Santiago
March 2, 2020

Storage Unit Size Guide: How Much Space Do You Need

"One size fits all" doesn't always work in planning to rent a storage unit. You have to consider that your belongings are not uniform in size or dimensions. Some of them have awkward shapes and even a single item can really occupy a lot of space. Just like a piano. Even the number of each item you will store should be considered as well. You have to sort them out and decide how many of them should stay and how many should go. Feeling overwhelmed now?

Don't feel stress out just by the thought of how you can fit them all in one storage unit. There is a wide range of storage sizes out there and I guarantee you, you can find the perfect match for your needs.

Let me walk you through the three easy steps on how you can get that ideal storage space for you!

1. Identify the things you are planning to store away

First, you have to go back to your intention of why you want to rent a storage unit.  Is it for decluttering? Moving out? Renovation? This can make your way in identifying which among your things are meant for storing away. For example, you can start with your bedroom and check on the things that you consider "extra" or don't need to be in there anymore and are just occupying space. Or you may also check your closet and pull out those clothes that are not in season. You can store them away and take them back once you need them.

2. Make an inventory of your "store away" items

Now that you have identified which of your belongings are for storing away, you can now make an inventory. If you are an OC kind of person, it will be better if you include the estimated measurement or dimension of each item, so you can have a clearer layout on how you will put them in a storage unit. This can also help you identify which among the items has this irregular shape that might give you a hard time fitting in if you don't take a note of it ahead of time. You can take sporting equipment as an example of items that has an awkward shape such as bicycles, kayak boats, etc. Inventory is essential when storing your things as this will function as an additional reference on the list of items that have been moved out of your place and will help you with step number 3.

3. Choose the right storage unit size

Once you're done with steps 1 and 2, you can now start identifying the perfect storage unit size for you. With the help of your inventory, you can go ahead and check the websites of those storage facilities near. The standard storage sizes they are offering can be easily found on their websites. easyStorage.com, for example, is considered a more interactive website in terms of choosing a storage unit size. It has an advance feature where you can just select the items you want to store and their quantities and it will automatically calculate the storage unit size suitable for your needs. It will also show you, virtually, how your things will be placed in a storage unit. To optimise the storage space, of course. The system will choose the best storage unit size for you! How easy is that?

But please be reminded that the suggested storage unit sizes online will only serve as a guide and just a rough estimate of the extra storage space you need. You always have the choice of visiting the storage facility personally, so you can have an actual picture of it and at the same time, have an opportunity to ask further questions with the personnel in charge.

See? There are only three easy steps that you have to take to find the right storage size for you. Always remember that the bigger the storage unit, the bigger the rent. So, make sure to plan ahead as the goal here is to save, not splurge. Now go ahead and take the jumpstart on step number one!

Daisy Santiago

Daisy is our superstar blogger. With a marketing background and passion for writing, she loves to explore and research topics & put them into writing. Outside of work her hobbies include blogging, writing, blogging, writing. (We keep telling her to get out more)

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