When using self-storage for the first time it is often difficult to decide how much space you are going to need for your things. It’s a really important decision to get right after all, as the more space you take the more it is going to cost you.
Sadly there is no ‘hard and fast’ rule to follow – it merely depends upon how much stuff you want to put into storage which will determine what size storage room you end up using.
We do have some tools on our website which I will go into more detail about below which we hope will help you make the right choice for you and your things.
TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING …
- When choosing what size storage room to use the first thing to consider is how often are you going to need to access your things. If you are disappearing off to the other side of the world and won’t be needing to get to your things you could stack your things right up to the door. If, however, you are going to need to access your things from time to time, we strongly recommend you leave a small ‘corridor’ down the middle of the storage room so you can access your things in all parts of the room – both front and back and side to side.
- If you are going to need regular access to your things and want to be efficient it is a really good idea to fit racking/shelving inside your storage room. These are free-standing units which mean you can easily place your regularly needed or important things in clear view so you can get to them quickly and easily. So make sure you choose a storage room that will allow you to put some racking in a good spot near to the door.
- If you are storing a lot of things or some large bulky items, it is a good idea to ask for a storage room near to the entrance of the storage facility so you don’t have far to take your items when putting them into or taking them out of the storage room.
- Also if you have bulky items be sure to ask for a storage room that has double doors into it to make it as easy as possible to get your things in and out.
We know it can be difficult to visualise your things in a storage room. Our team are on hand to talk you through what you have to store and can help suggest potential storage room sizes to you. However, you are the only one that truly knows your things and that you have an emperor size bed instead of a queen size bed so it is going to need more room!!
The best advice we can give is to go for the largest storage room size you are comfortable paying for that is in the right ball-park for the things you want to store. By having a bit more room to move about in you will find it a much more efficient process of using the storage room and being able to access ALL your things when you want to and without the need to empty the whole storage room to get to the box right at the back that has the things you suddenly need right now!
SIZE GUIDE TOOLS …
Understanding that it can be tough to choose the right storage room we have put together an online ‘SIZE GUIDE’ tool on our website which we hope will help you to decide what the right size storage room for you is going to be.
It contains pictures/measurements/descriptions of virtually all our storage room sizes and can be found using this link here …
There are some basic rules that can also help as guidance only, and these are:
WHAT IF I GET IT WRONG?
Even after all the above, you turn up on the day and the storage room you thought was going to be just right is either too small or too big if we have availability, we can change the storage room. Or if after using the store for a little while you want to put some more stuff in or take some stuff out, you can upgrade or downsize very easily; but this is subject to us having the storage room size you want available! Don’t worry, we will try to help where we can as we understand that a happy customer is very important!
So, hopefully, this post has helped you think about and decide what size storage room you need … if you do have any questions at all our experienced team are at the end of the phone and can talk you through it and if you still want to come down and take a look for yourself then no problem! We can arrange to meet you on-site at a time to suit you to show you what we have available.
We can be contacted on 0800 999 3342