Every year, over 40 million Americans move. If you’re part of the statistic this year and are lucky, you’ll be able to get things from point A to point B smoothly since there’s an overlap in your lease or mortgage. But what if you have weeks/months in between? Or what if you’re downsizing and have nowhere to store your extra belongings? You should rent a storage unit, of course! But what size is right for you? Read on to find out how to choose the right size storage unit for your needs.
Think About How Much Stuff You Need to Store
When it comes to storage unit sizes, obviously, what you want to think of first is how much stuff you want to store.
The best way to go about this is to take inventory. Determine exactly what you want to keep, and from there, see which things can be given to others (like your family and friends) for temporary storage.
After this, you can then get a better idea of exactly how many things you need to put away.
Consider How Long You Need the Storage Unit For Too
Not only do you need to think about how many things you’re storing, but also, for how long.
Generally, the longer you need the storage unit for, the bigger size you’ll need. This is because, over time, you might decide that you want to cram more stuff into the unit while you still have it.
Visualize in Your Own Home
Once you’ve gathered up everything and packed it up, arrange all your boxes as if you’re putting them in the storage unit already. Then, measure the dimensions of this theoretical storage space. You can then match this up to the storage company’s unit sizes to try and get the closest size possible.
Go a Size Bigger If You’re Unsure
When looking at a storage unit sizes chart, if you’re not sure what size you should get, always go one size bigger. That way, you won’t have to jam everything in to get it to fit. If you have to cram all your boxes, not only do you risk damaging the contents inside, but if you stack them more than 3 or 4 boxes high, it might be dangerous since they can topple over at any time.
Going one size bigger ensures that you can stack your boxes safely and securely.
Get the Right Size Storage Unit
Now that you’ve read this article, you’ll know how to get the right size storage unit for your needs. As a result, you won’t get stuck with too small a space, nor will you overpay for a huge storage unit where there’s still tons of room left!
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