FAQ & Tips
What size of storage unit do I need?
This is a common question for us. You never know how much space you’ll need until you see all of your belongings together in one location. Here are a couple of tips we recommend for eliminating those moments of guess-timation.
- If you’ve packed all your belongings and have them put to the side in one room, measure the dimensions of that room (width x height) and multiply them together for the total square footage. Knowing how many square feet your contents occupy, will make it easier for us to quote you the storage unit size needed.
- If you are just starting the moving/packing process, imagine putting all of your belongings into the bedrooms of your home. How many rooms would it fill? From 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom homes, we have units to accommodate all your belongings.
When preparing to move your belongings to a storage unit, you want to ensure that your moving goes as smoothly as possible. We can help you choose the right size of locker that would work for your items. Here are a few things for you to consider:
- Are you planning to store for short term or long term? If you are short term, you can fill the unit completely. If you are long term, get a slightly larger unit so you can make a path down the center to have easier access to all of your items.
- Are your items very long ( e.g. kayak) or a very large ( wall unit)? If so, you will need the longer sized unit.
- Pack non- essential items first and place them at the back of the locker.
- Purchase good quality boxes. That way they stack easier. Remember to not fill the boxes with too much weight so you can’t lift them. Use smaller boxes for heavier items and larger boxes for lighter items.
- Label boxes on every side for easy reference. Don’t write on the box the exact contents. Instead, keep a list of each box contents with you and number the boxes, so when you are looking for something, you can see what number it is and not have to go through every box.
- When storing your mattresses in a plastics cover, do not seal it. There is moisture in the mattress from your body, so you need to let it vent. The same applies to leather couches.