2 Ways To Figure Out How To Get The Right Size Storage Unit

Storage units are a good way for you to keep belongings you want but don't have space to keep at home. The units come in various sizes, so you should have no problem finding the one that is the right size for you. The problem is trying to figure out what size unit you need. The units are sized by square feet; for example, a unit may be 8 feet by 10 feet, giving you a unit of 80 sq feet, but that doesn't necessarily tell you how much stuff you can fit in the unit or how big the unit really is. So, how can you figure out what size unit you should get for your possessions? There are several things that you can do to help you decide. 


One thing that you can do is create an inventory of what you are putting in the unit. Write down all the boxes, their sizes, and any furniture. When you have that inventory compiled, you can gather everything together and stack it up as it would in the storage unit. Then you can measure the sides of the pile to see what square footage you need. Remember that you can stack things higher than you would at home because you don't need to worry about walking around them. When you stack things up, make sure the stacks are sturdy and put the heavy stuff on the bottom. 


When you look at the facility's information, they may list the units by size, but they may also have descriptions that say how many rooms of furniture each unit can hold. For example, the facility may have a 5x5 unit. The description of the unit may say that it is 25 square feet, but it may also say something about being the same size as a closet and can hold one piece of furniture or several boxes of a specific size. That will give you a good idea about how big the unit is and if it will hold everything you want to store. 

Using a storage unit can be an excellent way to keep things you don't have space for at home. For example, you can put holiday decorations in the storage unit until you need them to decorate your house with. Or, you can store the belongings of a loved one that you aren't ready to deal with yet. All you need to do is figure out what size unit you need to have.  

For more info about storage units, contact a local company. 

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