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.
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.
Self-Storage Units for Your Needs in Richmond
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.