Selecting Self Storage Step 1

29 April 2010 by

Identify the size of the self storage unit you will need and how long you will need to rent the unit.

By cutting down on the number of excess items you place into self storage you’ll save money by renting a smaller self storage unit. Here are a few ways you can cut down on the amount of items you place in your storage unit.

  1. Sell items at a garage sale
  2. Donate gently used items to a local reputable charity
  3. Give items to friends or family members who will benefit from them
  4. Ask family or friends if you can temporary store items with them for a brief time

After you’ve downsized the items you can live without, you will want to figure out what size of storage unit you should rent. Here are some basic sizes and guidelines adapted from

5′ x 5′ The size of a small closet or small bedroom and will hold a chest of drawers, office supplies, small pieces of furniture, clothing, Small number of file boxes
5′ x 10′ The size of a walk-in closet and will hold a couch, chair, chest of drawers, Small business inventory, Seasonal yard equipment
5′ x 15′ The size of a small room or hallway and will hold furniture and boxes, Ladders, small lawn tractor, Motorcycle
10′ x 10′ The size of a small bedroom and can hold furniture and boxes from a one bedroom apartment or home with refrigerator or washer and dryer
10′ x 20′ The size of a one car garage and will fit furniture and boxes from a two bedroom apartment or home with appliances, car or truck and additional small items
10′ x 30′ Can hold furniture and boxes from a 3-4 bedroom apartment or home with appliances, patio furniture, bikes, seasonal items

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  • lily says:

    I Like to read about bedroom size.Got your page on Friday.Your Post Selecting Self Storage Step 1 « Self Storage Finders Blog is really Nice.Thanks.

  • admin says:

    Lily thanks for the comment, I hope to do a post about bedroom sizes and what will fit into a self storage unit soon. Let me know if you have any other questions I can answer. I hope you enjoy reading the blog.

  • This is great, What if you could slowly over time fill up moving storage containers then have them moved to your new home to repeat the process again in reverse?

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