Choosing the Right Size Storage Unit for Your Move
Moving can be a stressful time no matter what the circumstances are. Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, it can be an overwhelming experience. One of the questions we get asked the most is “What size storage unit do I need?” The answer depends on a variety of factors, including how much you need to store and what you plan to do with your belongings during the move. In this blog post, we’ll break down the different sizes of storage units and help you determine which one is right for your move.
Storage Unit Sizes
When it comes to storage units, there are plenty of sizes to choose from. The most common sizes are 5×5, 5×10, 10×10, 10×15, and 10×20. The smallest size, 5×5, is great for storing a few small items like boxes or seasonal decorations, while the largest size, 10×20, can comfortably fit the contents of a three or four-bedroom home. If you’re not sure which size you need, it’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution and go for a slightly larger unit.
One thing to consider is what you plan to do with your belongings during the move. If you’re going to be staying in temporary housing, you may need a larger unit to store all of your possessions. On the other hand, if you’re moving directly into a new home, you might not need as much storage space. It’s also important to think about what items are going into storage and what you’ll need access to during the move. If you’re storing things like furniture or appliances, you may need a larger unit. If you’re storing boxes of personal items and clothing, a smaller unit may suffice.
It’s also crucial to consider any special items that require additional space. If you have large or oddly shaped furniture, you’ll need a larger unit to accommodate it. The same is true for musical instruments like pianos or artwork that require secure and climate-controlled storage. Keep in mind that certain items like electronics and mattresses are best stored standing up to avoid damage. Make sure to measure these items and check the unit dimensions before renting.
Another factor to consider is the length of time you’ll be renting the unit. If you’re planning on storing items for an extended period, you’ll need a larger unit. However, if you’re only storing things for a short amount of time, a smaller unit can save you money. Don’t forget that you can always switch to a larger or smaller unit if your needs change.
Lastly, don’t forget about the location and accessibility of the unit. If you’re going to be accessing your belongings frequently, you’ll want a unit that’s easy to get to. Additionally, if you’re storing things like garden tools or sports equipment, you may want a unit with a drive-up option for easy loading and unloading.
Choosing the right size storage unit for your move doesn’t have to be a headache. Take stock of what items you need to store and how long you’ll be renting the unit, and factor in any special items that require additional space. Remember to consider the accessibility of the unit, as well as the location. By keeping these factors in mind, you’ll be able to find the perfect storage unit for your move and rest easy knowing that your belongings are secure. And don’t forget, to leave room for a little extra padding, just in case!
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