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Choosing The Right Storage Unit For Your Needs

Choosing The Right Storage Unit For Your Needs

A cluttered space can cause you to feel stressed, which is bad for your mental health. Researchers have discovered that people who describe their houses as cluttered tend to have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The clutter in your house makes it a place you dread going to, which makes it difficult to unwind. 

If you have a lot of clutter, one way to get rid of it is to store items you don’t need every day in a storage unit. Storage spaces are also useful if you’re moving down the road and need a place to put your stuff until you’re all settled.

Making a choice between storage units can be tough. There’s no point in having a storage space that’s too big or too small. Let us assist you in narrowing down your choices! Read on as we share our tips for finding the perfect storage space.

1. Determine the primary purpose of the storage unit

The last thing you want to do is outgrow a storage space and then needing to move everything to a larger space. In order to figure out what size storage unit you need, you must first determine the unit’s primary purpose. Here are a few questions you might ask yourself:

  • Am I going to store a growing business inventory?
  • Is temporary storage necessary for a move?
  • Do I want to store some items permanently?
  • Is there going to be a rotation of items in and out of the unit?

Knowing what items you want to store and how often they will change in your storage unit is crucial. It’s important to understand the function of your unit in order to choose the right storage unit size.

When you plan to store business inventory, for instance, rent a larger unit than you need at the beginning so that you will have room to grow. In the event that you only need to store items for a temporary move, we suggest picking a unit that is suited to your initial belongings. It is unlikely that the amount of stuff in your storage unit will change in this scenario.

2. Create an inventory

It isn’t always easy to decide what to store in a storage unit, but going through your home and making a list can help. Inventorying your things can often reveal just how many things you actually need to store.

When you are making your inventory,  be sure to keep the following in mind:

  • Include a rough estimate of how many moving boxes you will store.
  • Estimate how many furniture items will go into storage.
  • If possible, take rough measurements of larger pieces.


3. Measure storage unit size

The following is one trick you can try if you have trouble visualising space. Mark off a space in your driveway or another open area, the size of an average unit. Then, place some empty moving boxes inside the space to see how fast it fills up. Smaller storage units are most effective with this trick. 

With SelfStore, we have a variety of storage units readily available in various sizes and types to accommodate your business or personal storage needs. We have a self-storage size guide available on our website to help you find the right storage space for all your storage needs. Choose from five different storage sizes – locker, small, medium, large, and extra large. We also have an estimate of how many boxes you can store inside each type of storage unit on average in order to give you a better idea of the size.

4. Visit the storage facility

Before renting a storage space, take some time to tour the warehouse storage facility. A physical inspection of the facility and the available storage units will enable you to find the right storage solution.

Here at our self-storage facility, we’re happy to show you a couple of options so you can pick the right unit size that best fits your storage needs. We ensure our storage units are clean and properly ventilated, so you can be sure that what you store here will remain in the same condition as when you left it.

Choosing The Right Storage Unit For Your Needs

We hope that this article provided you with some advice for narrowing down your options for a storage unit! Should you still be unsure what size storage unit you need, feel free to contact our customer care team with specific questions and we will be more than happy to help.

Our self-storage units come in various sizes and can fulfil all of your storage needs. Contact us today to get a quote on our storage units!

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