With so many options, how can you go about finding the right storage unit size for you? Boston Space Storage is here with some helpful tips to assist you in making your decision!
The first step in finding the right storage unit for your items is narrowing down the list of items you need to store. Start by taking an inventory of your items. Making a list is your best bet when taking inventory. This is because you’ll be much less likely to forget which items require more space. It is also important to consider your future storage needs as well. Do you perceive yourself needing to add items to your storage unit down the road? If so, plan accordingly by selecting a Boston storage unit with slightly more space than you currently need. This will go a long way in ensuring you have enough space for your items long term.
After narrowing down your list of items, it is best to consider both their size and weight. Some items can be stacked one on top of the other to allow for extra space while others may be too heavy for stacking. One of our best recommendations for identifying how much storage space you will need for your items is to actually pack and stack them together. This can give you a visual idea of the dimensions best suited for you.
If you need to store your items long term, it is important that you allow space for easy access and ventilation. If you are only considering a Boston storage unit for short term storage, you can probably get by with packing everything in close together. For these reasons, it is vital that you consider how long you’ll be storing your items when thinking about the right storage unit for you.
It is also a good idea to consider how long you’ll be storing your items in terms of cost. At Boston Storage Space, our storage units are rented out at monthly fees. While these rates are affordable and set to fit any budget, it is still important to consider for how long you can reasonably afford storage. Check out our storage services page for a complete breakdown of our rates on Boston storage units!
Once you have determined the amount of space your items take up and the length of time you’ll need storage space, it is time to think about storage unit sizes. At Boston Space Storage, we offer 7 different sizes of storage units. These sizes are selected with a variety of items in mind. In order to assist you in estimating how much space you will need, we have included these short descriptions of each of our units:
5×5- The ideal amount of space for college students. Suitable for personal items, seasonal items, children’s books, and toys, etc.
5×8- Also an ideal amount of space for college students. Perfect for slightly larger items than our 5×5 unit.
5×10- Small amounts of furniture, chests, box springs, and mattresses, etc.
7×10- Suitable for a studio or small one-bedroom apartment with major appliances and other furniture.
10×10- Best for a one to a two-bedroom apartment with major appliances and some furniture.
10×15- Enough space for up to a 3,4,5 bedroom apartment or family house with major appliances and some furniture.
10×20- Our biggest unit with slightly more space for 3,4,5 bedroom apartment or family house with major appliances and some furniture.
Ready to pick out the perfect Boston storage unit for you? Contact us today to get started!