What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

We are incredibly busy here at Simple Storage and our self storage units are pretty full at the moment, with some sizes of unit being completely sold out and others not far off. So if you are looking for a self storage unit in Rochdale to help you with a house move or while you do some much-needed renovation work, or perhaps to store your business stock, then you need to act quickly and think about “what size storage unit do I need?” Sounds easy when you put it like that, but can you picture all your belongings and know whether they will all fit into a 50 sq ft space, or 100 sq ft, or do you need a 270 sq ft unit? How do you make that decision?

The first thing you really need to do is make a list of everything that you want to go into storage – it’s one thing trying to make a rough checklist in your head, but there’s nothing like actually getting everything down on paper and SEEING how many items of furniture or how many boxes you have.

You then need to think about how you can stack all of these boxes – your heavy, bulky ones need to go at the bottom, whereas those with your Great Granny’s antique glass ornaments obviously need to go at the top, with nothing else above/around that could fall on them. Can your super kingsize bed actually be taken apart and flat packed to save space? Could some of your boxes fit inside that wardrobe? Little tricks like this will help you make the most of your space but without damaging any of your belongings.

You also need to consider how you want to use your unit once it has been packed. Do you literally want to close the door then not even look at it again until it’s time to empty it? Or (in the case of someone storing business stock, for example) do you need regular access to take items out? If it is the latter, then you need to leave yourself a suitable gap for a pathway down the middle, or maybe one down either side – this additional floor space will obviously increase the size of unit that you require.

If you take a look at the storage estimator page of our website, you will see that we have put together a handy guide for you – this, along with the hints and tips above, will enable you to select the perfect unit for you. If you still need a bit more help, then you can’t beat just being here and having a look for yourself – we are always happy to advise and guide our customers so feel free to pop in and have a look at our units, or give us a call on 01706 716000.