2 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Contacting A Self-Storage Service

Whether you are temporarily moving to a smaller residence or are planning a major renovation project for your home, you may have decided that you will need a unit where you can store a lot of your belongings. However, when you review the different sizes available, you may be having difficulty choosing one that will not be too small or large for your needs.

To help with determining what sized unit you will need, you should gather information about what you will be storing before contacting the facility. Below are a couple of questions you can ask yourself before contacting a self-storage service to help gather the information that will help them assist you with choosing the right-sized unit.

1. How Many Rooms' Worth of Items Will You Need to Store in the Unit?

One question you should ask yourself before contacting a facility about renting a storage unit has to do with how many possessions you will need to store. One way you can do this is to determine how many rooms' worth of items you will need to store in the unit.

Generally, each storage unit has an approximate size based on items that are usually in a certain number of rooms. This number can give you a baseline when trying to determine what size you need when selecting a storage unit.

2. Do You Have Any Oversized Items That Will Need to Go into the Self-storage Unit?

Another question you should consider asking yourself has to do with any unusual items that you will be storing in the unit. Do you have any oversized items that are taller than the average ceiling or wider than a small room?

If you do have any overly tall items such as an antique wardrobe that spans the full height of an average room, you may need to request a unit that has a higher ceiling. Or, if you plan to store a piece of furniture that is wide, you may need to request the next size up from what is typically recommended.

When you take time to ask yourself questions to analyze what you need to store, you will be able to provide the facility with the information so that they can help you select a unit that will fulfill your storage needs. It is also helpful to make a list of any oversized or unusual items that may need a taller or wider unit. Once you have the information gathered, contact a self-storage facility in your area.