Choose the Right Size Storage Unit the First Time


April 17th, 2017

“What size unit do you need?” This is probably the most common question that needs to be answered when you are looking into renting a storage unit. If you've never rented a unit before it can feel like a daunting task. Here are some tips in helping you choose the best fit unit.

1. What is the largest item you plan on storing?

If you need to store a queen bed set, that 5x5 with the low introductory price is probably not going to work. Think about your biggest items and work backwards from there.

2. Are your stored items stackable?

If so, unit height is important. Our King Avenue units offer 11ft ceiling heights. Some of the new facilities are only building with 8ft ceilings. In terms of cubic feet a 10x10 with an 8ft ceiling has 800 cubic feet whereas a 10x10 with an 11f t ceiling has 1100 cubic feet, a 37.5% increase in useable volume.

3. How long do you plan to store?

If the time period is short, the unit size isn't as critical. If your storage is long term, you don't want to be paying for more than you need over many years as this cost can ad up.

4. Use a storage calculator.

There are many tools; including one on our website that can help you estimate the right size unit for your needs. Or feel free to call us and we'll be happy to guide you in choosing the right unit. Don't just wing it, or you might end up like the tenant who came back to rent 3 more units as she kept filling up her previous units up.

Happy Storing!