When it comes to storing your belongings, whether due to a move, downsizing, or simply to create more space in your home, choosing the right size storage unit is essential. Picking a unit that’s too small may leave you with insufficient space, while opting for one that’s too large can lead to wasted money. To help you make an informed decision, this guide will walk you through the key factors to consider when selecting the perfect storage unit size.

Assess Your Storage Needs:

The first step in choosing the right space is to evaluate your storage needs. Write down a list of the items you plan to store and categorise them based on their size, fragility, and frequency of use. This assessment will give you a clearer idea of the amount of space you require. Especially for those fragile items which need that little bit extra space!

 Consider Unit Sizes:

Storage unit sizes can vary significantly, so it’s crucial to understand the different options available. Common unit sizes vary from small lockers, closets, rooms, and even large warehouse-like spaces. Typically, units range from 4 square meters to over 25 square meters. Visualise how your belongings would fit into each size category to narrow down your options. Always think of your largest items, such as a fridge or couch, and work backwards. The largest items will always be at the back of the unit and your smallest, most nimble, at the front.

Choosing the Right Size Storage Unit

Our most popular size, 3m x 3m

Measure and Plan:

Before settling on a space, measure your larger items, such as furniture or appliances, to ensure they will fit comfortably. Consider whether you can disassemble certain items to optimize space utilization. Planning the layout of your storage unit in advance can save you time and effort later on.

Account for Additional Space:

Keep in mind that it’s not just about fitting your belongings; you may also need additional space to move around or access specific items. Factor in aisles, walkways, and any shelving or organizational units you plan to install. Ensuring easy access to your items will make your storage experience more convenient. The most efficient self storage users always have a walkway down the middle. It allows ease of access for every time you visit.

Choosing the Right Size Storage Unit

6m x 2m Drive Up Storage Unit

Optimize Vertical Space:

Don’t forget to utilize the vertical space within your storage unit. By stacking boxes and using tall shelves or racks, you can maximize the available area. However, remember to maintain stability and consider the weight limits of the shelves to prevent accidents. Our facilities offer shelving for rent on a monthly basis.

 Seek The Managers Advice:

If you’re still uncertain about the appropriate self storage unit size, don’t hesitate to seek advice from one of our wonderful managers. They have the knowledge and experience to help you make an informed decision based on your specific needs. They can also provide valuable insights regarding the layout and organisation of the facility.

Start Small and Upgrade if Needed:

If you’re unsure about the amount of space you require, it’s often better to start with a smaller unit and upgrade later if necessary. Our flexible lease terms allow you to adjust your storage unit size based on your evolving needs. All that is required is signing a new month to month lease.

Choosing the right size is crucial to ensure your belongings are safely stored and easily accessible when needed. By assessing your needs, considering different unit sizes, measuring your items, optimizing space, seeking advice, and starting small if uncertain, you can make an informed decision and maximize the value of your storage experience. Remember, a well-planned storage unit will not only protect your possessions but also provide peace of mind. At Hepworth Self Storage we have a wide variety of units to chose from at our Yass and Moss Vale facilities!

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