How to Pick the Right Size Storage Unit

Posted by 5starstoragecom on January 13th, 2015

Self-storage units have turned into offsite bonus rooms for some homeowners and businesses. Storage units are being used to hold excess furniture, appliances and clothes while people transition into new living arrangements, including undergoing home renovations. Businesses may use storage units to store equipment and inventory for convenient access, which is a sensible strategy to minimize expensive storefront leases.

Planning your Self-storage Strategy

Define your reasons for needing storage space. If this is a temporary solution to an overflow while you complete your move or a construction project, then it is best to choose San Diego storage units that are only a short distance from your home. That way, you can still access stored stuff without too much inconvenience.

By defining why you need self-storage units, you can estimate how long you will actually need one even if these facilities do not typically require a contract other than the standard month-to-month agreement.

Estimating Adequate Room Size

Make a list of items that are headed for storage. Make sure to group the items that may have to be accessed sooner. For instance, furniture that you don’t intend to use right away can be designated for long-term storage while clothes should be arranged closer to the entrance of the unit. Keep this list handy so that you have a fair idea of your storage unit inventory.

Using a Storage Space Calculator

Some facilities provide a handy storage space calculator on their websites. The calculator lists the basic items that are usually slated for storage, so all you need to do is enter the number of units of each type. The calculator will estimate the optimum room size you will need and provide a comparison of room sizes.

To ensure that you have adequate space, you can also contact your local storage facility to ask about available storage spaces. Plan a visit to the facility for a visual inspection to check security, management and maintenance practices. Discuss your storage needs with an experienced customer representative to verify the recommendations of the space calculator.

Choosing the Right Storage Facility

It is important to make the right choice of facility from the get-go. The place should be accessible to your home or business with hours that will allow entry at convenient hours. Security and maintenance are valid concerns as is reliable customer service.

For San Diego storage units, contact 5 Star Storage in Morena or Solana Beach to find the right solutions for your storage needs.

About the Author:

This article is written by Ellen Wayne, who is the Director of Marketing at 5 Star Storage. They have been providing moving assistance, self storage services and two locally owned and operated facilities i.e. Morena Storage and Solana Beach Storage for more than 40 years.

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