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How To Assess How Much Moving Storage You Need

What's in this article?
  1. Know How To Assess How Much Moving Storage You Need
  2. Go Through The Entire House
  3. Take A Measurement Of Big Stuff
  4. Visit The Storage Space
  5. Let The Movers Come To Your Home
  6. Use A Storage Space Estimator
Make Moving Less Stressful

know How To Assess How Much Moving Storage You Need

Moving your stuff to storage during a move is one of the ways you can make moving less stressful. However, it can be very hard to tell how much space you need before the actual move. While it may seem like a small thing, choosing a storage space that is too big will mean you will be paying more money while choosing a small space can sometimes not be enough to hold your stuff.

So, how do you avoid making this mistake?

Go through the entire house

Consider all the rooms in the house without forgetting the attic, basement and spare room. Be sure to first get rid of stuff you don’t use anymore because any extra space costs money. Depending on how many rooms your house has, use these estimates to know the size of storage space you will need:

  • 5 x 5 x 10 = Small items, boxes, books, etc...
  • 5 x 10 x 10 = Small 1 bedroom home
  • 10 x 10 x 10 = 1 bedroom home
  • 10 x 15 x 10 = 2-3 bedroom home
  • 10 x 20 x 10 = 3-4 bedroom home
  • 10 x 30 x 10 = 5-7 bedroom home
Important To Measure Some Of The Big Items

Take a measurement of big stuff

It’s very important to measure some of the big items in your house such as furniture and large boxes so you are sure that they will fit comfortably in the unit. Take measurements in every direction including height as some cupboards can be pretty tall.

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Visit the storage space

Go get a feel of what you are dealing with. As you inspect the place, it will enable you to seek any clarifications you need from the storage company. Since they have handled such a move numerous times, they are the best people to advice on size.

Let the movers come to your home

Any professional mover that knows what they are doing must come to your house first before you decide on anything and take a look at how much stuff you have. The mover will then go ahead and give you an estimate in terms of moving costs and probably the size of storage space you will need.

Use a storage space estimator

Every moving/storage company has a technique that they use to calculate storage space; some call them calculators and some estimators. The best companies have systems where you just need to pick a typical storage size, for example 5x5 and the estimator will fill it up for you with everyday items so you can see how full it is.

Wherever you are considering hiring storage space, it is very important to go with professional movers instead of third party storage units. Professional movers will come to your house and find out how much stuff you have so they can book the right size of storage space for you. The company is able to estimate what your cost implications will be just by looking at your items and the available storage units.

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Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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