When customers begin choosing their first storage unit, one question always arises: What size unit should I use? If you choose a smaller unit, you might run into the problem of not being able to fit what you need into one space. However, if you choose a bigger unit, you might run into the problem of paying for space you don't use. So, where do we find the balance between spacing? Well, Beltline and Security Stor-Alls is here to help you answer these questions and more as you prepare to move into your own unit!
What you plan to store is the most important thing when determining the size of the unit you need. This will also determine the layout of your unit. Start taking inventory of everything you wish to go in the storage unit. Take careful measurements, estimate the number of boxes, and don’t forget the items that have a weird or irregular shape, those may be the hardest to store. Some things won’t be able to stack, like floor lamps or lawn equipment, so take these into careful consideration as well!
When determining the size of the storage unit you will need, it is important to determine how often you will need to access items within the unit. If the storage is old furniture or other items you will not need for a while, it is safe to load your storage unit to the max. However, if you store seasonal items, lawn equipment or anything else that may be used regularly, you should leave room within your unit so it is easy and safe to move around in. If you will only need a few items periodically, we recommend planning your storage strategically, so it is easier to get out, but you are still able to fit a lot within the unit. Pack the items you will need last so you will not have to fight to get them out.
What if you are still unsure on the amount of space you need?
If you are still unsure about the amount of space you need in your storage unit, our experts will be happy to help you at any time! If you can bring a list of the items you wish to store and their dimensions, we can recommend the correct amount of space you will need in a unit to guarantee you never pay for space you do not use!
Call us at (251) 343-6999 or stop by our location on Government Boulevard to receive help from our experts on all your storage needs! We also sell packing items to make sure your move is as safe and secure as possible.