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Guide to Choosing the Right Storage Unit

When you need to store your belongings in a self-storage space, it can be difficult to know the size of unit you will need. Choosing the right storage unit is the first important step. KeepSafe Storage has the best storage units Mandurah.

Size matters when looking for the right storage unit. You don’t want to spend the money and then find that the rented space is too small or too big. So you are wondering how is it possible to estimate how much space you need for your business. We make it easy for you with the guide below.

What can you store in what type of space?

5ft x 5ft Unit

For example, a 5ft x 5ft unit can hold the things of a small bedroom or small apartment including:

  • small offices
  • suitcases
  • small shelves
  • lamps
  • fans
  • chairs
  • sports equipment
  • boxes

Unit 5 ft X 10 ft

A 5ft x 10ft unit gives you 50 square feet of space. You can therefore store a living room there:

  • chairsstorage units
  • sofas
  • sideboards and drawer
  • lamps
  • most HD TVs
  • sports equipment
  • boxes

And if your living room is small enough, you can also store your things from another room in the house.

10ft x 10ft Unit

A 10 ‘by 10’ unit can hold 3 room items. You can therefore store there:

  • mattresses
  • sofas
  • sofas
  • tables and desks
  • a dining room
  • a wardrobe (boxes)
  • HD TV and stereo system
  • bicycles
  • sports equipment
  • a large number of boxes

Do You Need Even More Space?

You can rent a storage unit that can hold the effects of 6 rooms or even more. If you opt for a 10ft by 25ft unit, you will be able to store the contents of 6 or more rooms there, depending on your business. Store:

  • sofas
  • mattresses and beds
  • dining room
  • patio sets
  • items for your garage
  • bicycles
  • large appliances like a washer and dryer

Tips for Making the Most of Your Self-Storage Space

There are steps you can take to maximize the space in your storage unit: disassemble furniture to reduce the space it occupies and pack as many items as possible in boxes so that you can stack them (in height).

  • Stack the chairs and protect them with blankets and towels
  • Place the things you use most often towards the front of your unit
  • Keep a list of the items you have placed in storage and where you have placed them.
  • Leave enough space to walk in the center of a more barn unit for easier access to the things behind it
  • Place boxes, linens, and books on shelves, in the refrigerator, or in other major appliances to save space in your unit
  • Do not store items too close to the door of your unit. Not only will you have a hard time closing it, but you will also have a hard time reopening it. You also risk damaging your belongings. If you need more space, move your things to a more spacious unit. So you will be able to find your things faster and with less effort.