Storage Tips: How to Choose a Storage Unit

Choosing a Storage Unit Size that Fits Your Needs

Once you have determined the items you will need to place in a storage unit, it’s time to consider their sizes and weights. Some items can stack on top of each other, while others may be too heavy or awkward in shape, requiring their own space. One way to help with choosing a storage unit size is by actually packing your belongings and stacking them together. Without damaging any items inside the boxes, use a tape measure to see how much space you need. Try using different containers or boxes to figure out the most efficient way to store everything.

Consider How Long Your Items Will Need To Be Stored

Depending on how long you plan to store items, it may be important to provide space for ventilation and access. When storing belongings for short periods of time, it is usually okay to pack them closer together. When storing belongings for longer periods of time, however, providing extra space not only for ventilation, but also for a walkway so you can get to your items is also vital. For belongings that you may need to access regularly, consider leaving enough space in your unit for an aisle. Then, be sure to arrange those belongings along the aisle for easy access.

To help you determine how to choose a storage unit size that works for you, we summarized this process in the five easy steps below.

1. Make an inventory list of all the items you plan to store
2. Identify items you will need to access in storage
3. Measure and estimate the collective packing size of the items you plan to store
4. Be sure to account for extra space to provide ventilation
5. Reference these packing requirements with unit size details below

How Canal Road Self Storage Can Help

Determining the right size storage unit for your needs will prove to be your best value. Before making a final decision, visit your nearest Canal Road Self Storage facility and ask to see a unit that is the same size you are considering. Viewing the space may be easier than trying to picture it in your head. Also, our reputable and friendly staff is trained and experienced in helping tenants determine the proper storage space so bring your inventory list and packing estimate details to discuss and we will take it from there.

At Canal Road Self Storage, our goal is to provide you with the best value for your money. We want to rent you the size unit that fits your needs and nothing more. Stop by today for help choosing a storage unit that fits your needs at any of our self storage locations near you.


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