We are always happy to give advice on the storage unit size, or stall space to rent. Or come down and take a look for yourself (call before). However, there are some things to consider. This new article from Contain Your Stuff Nanaimo gives some great suggestions. Our best tip is to use strong boxes or plastic containers and stack ‘em high. Most renters don’t take advantage of the full height.
Take a quick inventory of items including furniture and appliances and estimate the number of boxes and/or totes. You can use a tape measure for the larger items. Consider whether you have irregular-shaped items that can’t be boxed or stacked, like lamps or bikes.
Are you stuffing it full, or do you need a slightly larger unit to walk around and move items? Use Interactive Size Guides, They can help you gauge the right size unit and offer ideas for packing your unit. You most likely do not want to cram, so it’s a good idea to size up!
If you’re using a moving truck, the truck’s dimensions can help you estimate how much total storage space you’ll need. The truck size is typically one size larger than the unit size you’ll need
Many new customers underestimate their needs and choose a unit that’s too small. It’s recommended inquiring about the price of the next larger size. View all our storage unit sizes.
Before making that final decision, visit the facility to tour a unit that’s the same size as the one you’re planning to rent. Seeing it might be easier than trying to picture it in your head.
You can always contact us for more questions regarding storage unit size.