You never realize how much stuff you have until you decide to move it. Moving is a great time to organize and get rid of what you don’t need. When you are considering a storage unit to store some or all of your belongings, it can seem hard to pin point the right sized unit for your needs. Economy Storage Logan would like to share some tips to help you decide which size would suit you best when it comes to storing your belongings.
Decide What Things You Want to Store
The first thing you need to ask yourself is, what are you planning to store? Now is the time to take inventory of what you will be putting in your storage unit. You won’t know how big your storage unit needs to be until you have decided what you will be putting in it. Now is the time to estimate how many boxes you will be storing as well as how much furniture. Large pieces of furniture and appliances will chew through space much quicker than boxes, so you need to take that into consideration when choosing the right size unit. Also, take into consideration any odd shaped items that aren’t easily stackable like baby items and decor like lamps.
How Full Will You be Packing Items into Your Storage Unit?
If you are storing all of your belongings for a certain period of time and don’t plan to sift through them until you unload the unit, you can pack the items in there much tighter than someone who plans to come and get things out regularly. If you plan to come back to the unit, you need to make space to get around it and have access to your belongings. This will most likely require a larger unit.
Err on the Side of a Large Storage Unit
When you are choosing the unit size and aren’t sure your stuff will fit, err on the larger size. It usually isn’t that much more expensive to rent a larger unit, and you will be glad you did in the end. You would rather have more space than too little space for your items. This will leave you room to move around the unit if needed.
Refer to Your Moving Truck as a Size Calculator Guide
If you are loading your things into a moving truck, you can use that as a guide when deciding what size storage unit you will need. Typically, your moving truck will be one size bigger than the storage unit you will need. If you have rented a 25-foot truck, you will be able to fit your items in a 10×20. If you have a 20-foot truck, you can fit it in a 10×15 and so on.
Long & Short Term Storage Unit Rentals in Logan, Utah
If you are having a hard time deciding on the right storage unit for your belongings, Economy Storage Logan can help you choose the right one. We offer a variety of unit sizes, and a safe place to keep your belongings safe. Call us today!