Depending on what you're storing you're going to need space that you might not even
think about right now. You need to carefully evaluate the items that you're putting into storage before
you can make a final decision on how much space you're going to need.
Keep a List of Items Going Into Your Self Storage
Making an inventory of items that you intend to put in storage allows you to not only keep an accurate
record of what you have put into self storage or mini storage but also allows you to carefully
evaluate the amount of space that you might need.
Let's do some actual space requirements:
Storing Documents and Forms in Boxes - Room For Growth
Clearly if you are storing documents in boxes then your storage needs are going to strictly depend
on the number of boxes that you wind up packing. Your storage needs will heavily depend as well on
how many documents you foresee adding to your mini storage or self storage facility. Since moving
items from one unit to another is time consuming and awkward you'll need to carefully assess your
longer term storage needs when deciding how much space you need.
Short Term Storage of Furniture and Household Items - Special Size Requirements
If you're between homes you may find a need to store your entire household. In this case you're going
to need to ensure that your self storage facility or mini storage facility is wide enough and tall enough
to store such items as beds, sofas and desks (assembled or unassembled) so that you don't have to struggle
to get items into the self storage unit.
Storage of Other Personal Items
If you're storing non furniture items such as wall pictures, knick knacks, awards and trophies or other
items that are not necessarily bulky but that you require regular access to, you will want to take this
into consideration when you are deciding what size self storage container you're going to rent. If you
need regular access to these items you're going to need a self storage container that allows you easy
access to items that you may have stored in boxes or other suitable containers allowing you to sort
through the contents when needed.
Ways To Project How Much Storage Space You Will Need
There are a variety of ways you can determine the size of the self storage facility that you're going
to need for what you're storing. You can measure the largest item you're going to store and determine
the smallest size unit you can take, you can store all of your items in your home in one room and see
how much room they take up and rent your mini storage unit accordingly or you can speak with a
specialist at the self storage facility to find out what size they recommend for your particular
Get A Little Extra Storage Space To Prevent Issues
Whether you are storing a few personal items or a houseful of items, your self storage facility staff
should be able to help you determine which size unit is most suitable for your needs. While you don't
want to spend more money than needed for your self storage or mini storage needs, you don't want to get
part of the way through storing only to find out that you've underestimated your storage needs
and wind up having to rent additional space or worse yet, moving items that you've already stored once.
Be a smart shopper and make sure that you're renting space that is suitable for your needs without being
too large or too small. Self storage and mini storage facilities are very convenient but if they are not
suitable for your needs you can find yourself spending more money than you had intended to pay for your
storage. As a closing tip, you can
organize your self storage well
and save some space!