Which Size Self Storage Unit Should I Take?

Posted on July 13th, 2013
Personal Storage at BWI Self StorageOne of the first things we ask people who are interested in self storage is what size unit they think they may need, and we often get mixed reactions. Those that have used self storage before tend to know what they want, but more often than not we get a confused look and a ‘I’m not too sure’. Picking the right size unit helps save money and be as efficient as possible.  So here are some things to consider in order to pick the right sized storage unit:

What are you storing?

A 3-bedroom house worth of things, or just a few bits and bobs? The amount you wish to store, has a direct impact on the unit size you wish to take. If you’re storing things like sofas and awkwardly shaped furniture, think about if you can store them vertically so as to save floor space. Measure dimensions of boxes and lose items to approximate how much space they’ll actually take up.

Visit the storage site

Employees at storage facilities will most likely be happy to show you various sized units to fit your needs. Remember to take into account the height of the unit, as you’ll be able to stack things and save space. It’ll also help you to visualise where certain things can go.

How often will you access your unit?

If you’re planning on accessing your unit often, you’ll want to leave walking space and smaller stacks. On the other hand, seldom used units can be more tightly packed meaning you can probably opt for a smaller sized unit.

If you’re still unsure about what self storage unit size you may need. Give us a call on 020 8504 1700 or visit us in South Woodford, just off Charlie Brown’s roundabout. Our helpful and friendly staff will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have. We’re open 7 days a week and have units ranging from small lockers, to large business storage rooms to suit every need.

You can also visit our prices page to get a rough idea of the sizes and prices of units we have on offer.