The size of unit you need depends on both how much you want to store and how tightly you want to pack the goods. It is a good idea to use similar sized sturdy boxes, which can easily be stacked (see our packaging materials page for your requirements) and to fill large objects such as wardrobes and chests with smaller items. Should your requirements change, we are able to offer extra units or you can move to a larger or smaller unit.
What size do I need?
- Determine what items you will be storing.
- House vs. apartment
- Seasonal decorations?
- Antique furniture?
- Will you be constantly accessing the space?
- Will you leave the items undisturbed for a long period of time?
Once you determine the above we can assist you in selecting just the right size to suit your needs.
Cubic vs. Square footage
Cubic feet is the measurement generally used by the moving companies who load up and transport your property. Square feet is the measurement commonly used in the self-service storage industry to denote a unit size. Here is the basic formula. A 10 x 10 storage unit is 100 square feet of floor space. (Multiply the length times the width) If the unit has a 10′ high ceiling, multiply the square footage by 10 feet high to come up with a total of 1000 cubic feet.