Self Storage in 5 Easy Steps

Moving is always a time of transition. This is especially true when that transition involves moving to a place with less storage space. It might be a place with fewer bedrooms, the loss of a basement or attic, or more people living without more room. Whatever the cause, you might be faced with self storage requirements.

Save yourself time, stress and money on your self storage/ mini storage needs with the tips in this article.

Self Storage: The Basic Steps

1. Identify the size of the self storage unit you’ll need and how long you’ll need it.
2. Make a “Self Storage Feature List” of the features you’ll need (climate control, security, location, 24 hour access)
3. Develop a list of potential self storage locations. Check your list against _______. 4. Visit top self storage locations and compare them against
5. Make your final choice and sign the contract.

Self Storage Step 1: Identify the size of the self storage unit you’ll need and how long you’ll need it.

Just to point out the obvious, you’ll save money and time by putting fewer, smaller items into self storage. That means you’re better off doing one or more of the following with excess items:

· Sell them at a moving sale.
· Donate them to charities such as Goodwill, The Salvation Army or The Purple Heart.
· Give them away to people who can use them now and value them.
· Store them with family or friends IF it’s for a very brief time and they’re willing.

Once you’ve eliminated what you can, it’s time to 迷你倉價格 figure out how much space you’ll need. Self storage units vary from one location to another, but here are some basic sizes and guidelines, adapted from “The Storage Place Inc” website:

· 5′ x 5′: holds a small number of boxes or small bedroom furniture.
· 5′ x 10′: holds a few pieces of furniture, including a couch.
· 10′ x 10′: holds the contents of a small, one-bedroom apartment.
· 10′ x 15′: holds the contents of a small, two-bedroom apartment.
· 10′ x 20′: holds the contents of a small, two-bedroom house or a small car.
· 10′ x 25′: holds the contents of a larger, two-bedroom house or a larger car.
· 10′ x 30′: holds the contents of a three-bedroom house, or the contents of a 36-foot moving van.
· 10′ x 40′: holds the contents of a four-bedroom house.

Use this list to narrow down the size of space you’ll use.

Self Storage Step 2: Make a “Self Storage Feature List.”

 

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