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3 Tips to Help You Decided on the Right Size of Self Storage Unit

Renting a self-storage unit can be an effective solution for storing extra belongings from your home or supplies from your business in Richmond. Self-storage will keep your items secure from theft and from environmental damage until you need to access them again. It is, however, important to pick a storage container that is properly sized to fit your space needs. Here are three tips to help you do just that:

1) Prepare a list of the items that will be going into self-storage

The only way to know what size of self-storage you should choose is to prepare a list of all of the items you plan to store. Performing only a rough estimate will likely cause you to underestimate the amount of space you'll need. Here is an idea of the amount and types of items that different sizes of self-storage units will hold:

  • 25-50 square feet: small mattress, small pieces of furniture, small boxes.

  • 100-150 square feet: full mattress set, boxes, refrigerator, washer/dryer, furniture, bikes.

  • 200-250 square feet: multiple mattresses, many large boxes, sofas, bikes, appliances, furniture.

2) To cram, or not to cram?

There are several good reasons not to cram all of your items into the tiniest self-storage unit you can find. For one, you risk crushing, bending, or otherwise damaging your belongings. Cramming a storage unit to the brim will also make it difficult to create a path through the center of the unit so that you are able to reach any items that you may need.

3) When in doubt, go up a size

If you're unsure of how much space you're going to need, and especially if you think you may be putting more items into self-storage in the near future, then it is always a good choice to go up a size. The next size up will only cost you a few bucks extra, and you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that none of your items will be damaged.

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Queensborough Mini Storage has all of the self-storage unit sizes for any of your Richmond storage needs. Give Queensborough Mini Storage a call if you have any questions or if you'd like to set yourself up with one of our self-storage units today.

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