Choosing the right storage unit can sometimes be a difficult task, depending on your requirements and also, what you are looking to store in your storage unit. In this article, we have compiled some tips on how to choose the right storage unit for your requirements.
Different sized units available
Here at Stratford Self Store, we have a range of units available in different sizes to suit different requirements. Our smallest storage unit is 60sqft and our largest storage room is 200sqft, with a range of sized units in between.
If you know the items you wish to store, we advise measuring up so that you can have a rough estimate of the size storage unit you may need. This ensures that you will not be paying additionally for any space you do not require.
Think about the items you are going to store
You should always consider the item(s) that you are storing within a storage unit before renting one. This is because you will know the approximate space you will need to rent. Also, if your items can be stored within boxes, you could opt for a smaller unit as you can stack the boxes on top of each other to save space and reduce costs.
Our team at Stratford Self Store can take a brief of your requirements and suggest a storage unit which they think will be most suited to you.
Go bigger rather than smaller
If you look to rent over a long period of time, some people often rent a bigger storage unit so they can add additional items at a later date. This is usually the case if people are renting a unit for business purposes.
A larger unit will ensure that items are not stacked and crammed on top of each other and therefore will not be damaged whilst in storage.
On the other hand, if you are looking at renting a smaller unit, our top tip would be too try the tape trick. This involves trying to map out the size of the unit required by moving all the items you wish to store into an empty space and measuring the circumference using a tape.