Tips For Picking The Right Storage Unit

Posted on: 12 May 2021

Will you have a need for self-storage in the future, but you're wondering what kind of unit you need? These tips will help you pick the correct size and type for your storage unit.

Take An Inventory of Your Items

A common problem that people run into is having a need for self-storage, but then not knowing how much stuff they actually need to put into storage before they rent a unit. That's why it's so important to take an inventory of your belongings that you need to store. By simply writing it out and thinking about everything that goes into the storage unit, you won't pick a unit that is too big or too small.

Go Big When In Doubt

It is always much better to have a problem with extra room in your storage unit, rather than not having enough room. With more room in the unit, you'll have enough space to make an aisle down the center of the unit and have room to move things around. In addition, chances are high that you'll eventually be putting more things into the storage unit at a later date. That's why it may be worth going to the next bigger size so that you are not struggling to fit everything inside of it. 

Stage Your Items

If you are still not sure how much room your belongings will take, it will help to stage the items before you move them. Take all the items that you want to move to storage and put them in your garage. You can then simulate how the items will be arranged by making things as tight as possible. Then you can measure around the items to figure out the approximate square footage that you need. The best part of this technique is that everything will be ready to move onto a moving truck and move into the unit, and you'll feel confident that you picked the right size unit. 

Consider Not Getting Climate Controls

Are you not storing items that are sensitive to temperature? If so, you can save a lot of money by picking an outdoor storage unit that does not have climate controls. This can help save you a significant amount of money per month since you won't have the temperature and humidity being regulated, and you can put that money towards getting a bigger storage unit to fit all your stuff. 

For more information, contact a local storage unit facility.