Ever looked around your house and realized you’ve accumulated more than you can handle? Whether you’re moving, downsizing, or just need to make more space for your precious shoe collection, storage units might be the answer to your problems. I mean, let’s be real, we all have things we can’t seem to part ways with just yet – they hold some sentimental value, so why not keep them safe and secure in a storage unit? Now, before you go and rent the first one you see, let’s talk about how to figure out what size storage unit you need.
Storage Units: Sizes & Considerations
Storage units come in different sizes – from small shoebox-like areas to units big enough to store a car or two. The size you choose depends on what you need to store. For instance, a small unit (usually 5×5 or 5×10) could hold a few boxes or a small bedroom set, while a larger unit (10×20 or bigger) could hold the contents of a large household. When you’re trying to choose, think about what you have to store and how much space you’ll need to accommodate it. As a general rule, if you’re unsure of what you need, it’s usually better to choose a unit that’s a bit larger than you think you need. After all, there’s nothing worse than realizing that you only have half the space you need and having to rent an additional unit.
Secure and Accessible Storage Units
When it comes to storage units, security is a top priority. Most units are well-lit, with cameras and a secure access system – electronic gates and coded security pads. Besides security, most storage units are incredibly accessible. You can drive up to your unit at ground level, which makes loading and unloading a breeze. You don’t need to worry about carrying heavy boxes up flights of stairs or using a freight elevator – it’s perfectly manageable to move things without any strain or risk of personal injury.
Now, suppose you need a storage unit to store items that are heat-sensitive, such as valuable antiques or documents. In that case, you might want to consider a climate-controlled unit. Climate-controlled units regulate temperature and humidity levels, protecting your belongings from the damage that can be caused by extreme temperatures. In contrast, non-climate-controlled units may experience more fluctuations in temperature, which can lead to warping, cracking, and other forms of damage. A climate-controlled unit typically costs a bit more than a non-climate-controlled unit, but for those with valuable belongings, it’s a wise investment.
Choosing the right size storage unit comes down to what you need to store. Take inventory of your belongings and choose a unit size to match. With these helpful and basic tips, it’ll be easy to choose the right size storage unit for your needs.
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