How to Know What Size Storage Unit You Need

Does it often feel like your house just keeps getting smaller? Although its size stays the same, it may feel like you are running out of space for all of your belongings. If most of the rooms in your home look cluttered because they are full with a bunch of different stuff, putting them away in a storage unit would be a great way to eliminate some of the mess without throwing out the belongings that you want to keep. After all, you may have furniture, clothes, toys and other accessories that you are saving for your children to keep when they get older or that you would like to pass on to someone else in the future.

If you are going to use a storage unit, it is best to figure out what size you need. Before you can figure out the size, you need to decide what it is that you would like to store away. For example, a vehicle would take up more space than just a few cardboard boxes. Once you have decided what you would like to put inside of the unit to make more space in your home, it will then be a lot easier for you to figure out the exact size you need.

There are a few different storage calculators available online that will calculate the amount of space you need based on the number of boxes or amount of items you are putting away. However, you may want to take a tour of the storage facility just to look at their units first. Even if you think the smallest unit available will not have enough space to accommodate the items you have, you could change your mind after you see exactly how it looks on the inside. It is possible to save some additional space by stacking some of your boxes on top of one another instead of automatically assuming that you need a larger unit to make them all fit.

In general, a traditional 5 x 5 unit is ideal for boxes and other small items, such as a child’s bike, rolling desk chair or an end table. A 5 x 10 would offer a bit more space for a small couch, reclining chair and several cardboard boxes. If you have a combination of different items, such as lamps, furniture, appliances and boxes, 10 x 20 or 10 x 25 would likely accommodate all of your belongings. If you would like to hire some storage units and need to know more about storage unit sizes available in Salinas, visit this website.


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