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What Storage Unit Size Do I Need?

Whether you’re moving business, relocating outside of the Lehigh Valley area, moving your loved one into assisted living, or simply decluttering, renting a storage unit is a practical solution. However, it’s crucial to find the right-sized storage unit for your needs.

Select something small, and you have a unit insufficient to accommodate all your belongings. Rent too big a unit, and you’re paying for more space than you require. If you’re asking: “What storage unit size do I need?” Read on for tips on selecting the right size below.

Perform an initial inventory

Before deciding on the size of your storage unit, create a detailed list of all the belongings, furniture, and boxes you want to put in storage. Also, itemize them according to size, fragility, and how often you plan to use them. This inventory will help in remembering everything you own and organizing the items.

Consider the types of items

Your belongings are in different sizes and will require varying space requirements. For instance, large furniture pieces will occupy more space than boxes of smaller items. Also, irregularly shaped items are unstackable and will require more space.

You also have to decide whether you need a climate-controlled facility or not. If you’re moving antique/wooden furniture or clothing that can be damaged by mold, termites, or humidity, a climate-controlled unit is an obvious choice.

Measure accurately

Measuring the items and considering their dimensions will give you an accurate assessment of the space you need. Using tape, measure the height, width, and depth of your belongings, especially the larger items that will take up considerable space.

Alternatively, create and measure a square space in your home, and move in your items. This will give you a near-accurate estimate of the storage size you need.

Seek expert advice today

There you go! Now you know how to figure out the right storage unit size for your needs. If you need help, don't hesitate to reach out to us. As a leading moving company in Lehigh Valley, PA, we have the expertise and experience to guide you in selecting the optimal storage unit size. Reach out to us today.


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