If you have extra stuff that you don’t have space for, or if you simply want to get rid of stuff cluttering the home or office, self-storage is the right solution for you.
Here at Flexi Storage we offer a range of sizes for you to store anything you want (well, except stuff that can rot, like food), all available in flexible rental periods ranging from 1 month to, well, forever.
1) Take an inventory of what you are storing
Taking a quick inventory of what you are storing and estimating how many boxes/bags you have helps you determine exactly what size of storage you need. Will you be adding to the storage unit in future? If so, considering adding future items to your list to ensure the space will be flexible to your needs for a long time to come.
2) Size and weight matter
After determining what items you need to store, you then need to think about the size and weight of your items. Some items may be stacked on top of each other but others require their own space because they are too heavy or bulky. A good way to determine what sized unit to get is to actually pack up your things, stack them together and measure how much space you roughly need. Use different packing items such as boxes and containers for maximum packing effectiveness.
3) Are you planning to cram?
Some people use a storage unit to just place everything in, shut the door and leave it for months on end, in which case you will not need a huge amount of extra space. However, if you are planning on revisiting your storage unit often you will need extra space to arrange your stuff.
It is also important to think about whether you are leaving enough space for ventilation as well as access. If you are only storing your items for a short period of time then packing them closely will generally be okay. However, if the duration of your storage is for a long period then considering ventilation space and access if key.
4) Check it out yourself
If you have any uncertainty about what size storage unit is right, you can always go and see for yourself, just to be sure! Tour a unit that is roughly the same size as what you are looking for so you can get a better idea of what you are working with, instead of just visualizing it.
For more tips on storage, see our Storage Tips article here.