What size storage unit is best suited for your needs? There are several standard-sized units, each with specific features. You need to think about availability, use, and items you intend on storing when making your decision. You may find a unit size guide helpful when making your decision.
When choosing a storage unit, the first decision is to find a facility that meets your needs. The next thing to figure out is what exactly you plan on using the storage unit for and what you will be storing in the unit. Check out this article to understand what to look for when renting a storage unit.
The last thing you want to happen is to realize halfway through your rental lease term that you’ve outgrown your rental space and have to move to a larger unit. To make sure this doesn’t happen, you need to know the unit’s primary purpose to choose the right size from the get-go. Ask yourself the following questions:
The answer to these questions will help determine the size of the unit you need and wherein the facility your unit is located. You want to choose a unit with the appropriate space to accommodate your present and future needs. For example, if you plan on using the unit for a start-up company that will have inventory, rent a unit larger than your current needs so it can grow with your company. If you’re renting a unit to declutter your home, you know the size you need won’t change down the road.
You may think that you know precisely what you will be storing in your unit. But walking through your home or office and making a list is helpful. This will give you a clear picture of how much space you need in your unit. Often, people underestimate the amount of space things take up. When making your list keep in mind the following:
Pro Tip: If you’re unsure how items will fit in your unit, you can measure it using painter’s tape. This will give you a rough estimate of exactly how you will configure the items in your unit and help determine the unit size you need.
Being economical is great, but going one size over what you think you need is recommended when it comes to storage units. You don’t want to stack things one on top of the other, as you can scuff up your expensive furniture. Not to mention that it is harder to access items when they are stacked very high. You don’t want it to be a chore to get to your belongings. A larger unit makes things more accessible. Even if the larger unit is a few dollars more per month, the extra space will always come in handy.
When looking to rent a storage unit, please keep in mind that every facility doesn’t offer the same size unit. Also, there will be varying prices for the same unit in different locations. If you can’t decide on the best unit, opt for the next size up.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a storage unit and facility. At Tymac Group, we build state-of-the-art facilities with 24/7 surveillance, climate control, and secure access. Trust Tymac for your self-storage needs.