How Much Storage Space Do I Need?

When choosing a personal storage solution, one of the key considerations is the amount of space you’re going to need to keep all your belongings safe and secure. We know that your items take up less room in a storage unit than they do when spread across your home, but just how much space are you going to need?

Measurements and dimensions aren’t much use on their own. Unless you work in interior design or architecture, most of us can’t readily picture a 150 square foot storage unit. Neither can we usefully imagine how much of our belongings will fit in there.

Here at the Weston Centre Business Hub, we have been helping customers with their personal self-storage solutions for years, so we know a thing or two about making the most of your space.

Here are a few hints and tips on finding the right-size storage unit for you:

Know what you have

This seems like an obvious point, but it bears repeating. Before you can find a storage unit of the right size, you need to know what you’re putting in it and how much space it will take up. We have storage units ranging from 10 sq ft (which can comfortably hold 20 standard-sized storage boxes) to 250 sq ft (enough to fit the contents of two 7.5 ton trucks). That could be a large office move, the entire contents of a large 4-5 bedroom house, or the stock for a retail business.

Knowing what you’re putting in storage ahead of time makes it easier to choose the right space for you. Moving the contents of a 1 bedroom apartment into storage? 75 sq ft should do the trick. Got about 250 boxes of stock for your online business? Better make it 150 sq ft, then. At the Weston Centre, we can quickly gauge how much space you need. Give us a call, tell us what you need to store, and we can pick out one of our units for you.

Bigger Is Better

Sometimes your amount of possessions might fall somewhere between two different unit sizes, so now you have to pick between one or the other. In these instances, we always recommend the larger option, particularly if you need to access your belongings. Even if you don’t plan on touching anything while it’s in storage, it’s better to have room to expand than to have everything crammed in tight together.

Storage that grows with you

Speaking of expanding, sometimes you end up adding more items to storage. Whether it’s new stock for your business, or items you want to take to your new house once you’re ready, it’s good to keep everything together. At the Weston Centre Business Hub, we’re happy to offer a bigger storage unit if you’ve outgrown your old one. Just speak to a member of the team when you need that extra room.

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