How to Pick the Right Size Storage Unit
Whether you are moving and need to temporarily store your belongings or are looking for a way to declutter your current home, renting a storage unit might be the perfect solution for you. At Protec Storage, we understand that knowing how to pick the right size storage unit can make all the difference. That is why we provide a handy storage unit size guide that our customers can use to select the ideal self-storage unit for their specific needs.
Tips for Choosing the Right Size Storage Unit
When choosing the right size storage unit for your belongings, you should:
1. Take Inventory
Before renting a storage unit, it is important to make a list of all the items that you want to keep in the unit since the types of items that you want to store might affect your choice. When creating your list of items, make sure to also write down their approximate size and dimensions to give yourself a better idea of how much space you will need.
2. Check Out the Unit Before Renting
Actually going to look at the unit in person before renting it will help ensure that the space will not only be big enough but will also meet your standards in terms of safety and overall security. In the event that you are wanting to rent a storage unit in another province, make sure to talk to one of the professionals at the rental facility to get a better idea of their security and which size unit will work best for your needs.
3. Decide on a Layout
When picking the right size storage unit, it is important to plan ahead and to think about how you intend to use the unit. If you will only be using the unit to store things for a short period of time, you will mostly likely be able to get away with using the minimum space for your possessions; however, if you plan on storing things for a long period of time, it might be better to get a slightly larger unit so that you can have easy access to everything in the unit.
4. Calculate Available Storage Space
Since most people tend to decide which size unit to rent on their own, it is important to know exactly what size units are available; however, no matter which size unit you choose, you can still change your mind about the size at a later date. Make sure to talk to an expert at the facility about what their policies are for switching to a larger or smaller unit in the future.
If you would like to learn more about how to pick the right size storage unit, or if you are interested in renting one of our self-storage units, please contact Protec Storage at 604-766-1114 or by filling out a contact form on our website.