Nov 2
2012
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At Security Self Serve Storage we have been committed to providing our clients with customized storage solutions for a variety of needs including:

  • Storage During a Move
  • Seasonal Storage
  • Downsizing the Home or Office
  • Storage for Organization
  • Long Term Storage

When customers approach us who have never rented a self storage unit, they may wonder how much space will be required for the items that they want to keep safe and secure. We have just released a new, free online calculator that assists clients with determining the correct storage space for their exact requirements.

Our storage calculator is divided into categories that make it easy to find the item that you are looking for. Our categories include:

  • Living Room
  • Audio Visual
  • Sports
  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room/Kitchen
  • Nursery
  • Appliances
  • Other

The way it works is simple: select the items that you need stored using the checkbox and then calculate how many square feet will be required. With this information on hand, you can request a self-storage unit that suits your needs to exact specifications. This saves the worry in wondering if you will have enough space and the money if you rent a unit that is too big.

Here are some common unit sizes and what they are used for:

  • 5’x5’ (25 Square Feet)
    Chairs, office supplies and small furniture. This is the perfect space for storing items that were part of a small business or for old records and typical loose items that are taking up space in the garage or basement.
  • 5’x10’ (50 Square Feet)
    Tables, mattress, boxes. Use this space for the few pieces of furniture that just won’t fit into a new space or for items that you are not sure if you are ready to sell.
  • 8’x10’ (50 Square Feet)
    Small appliances, exercise equipment, boxes, patio furniture. This is a great sized unit to use for seasonal storage, or for renovations on a modest 2 bedroom apartment. This is also a great amount of space to use long-term for items that may accumulate over time.
  • 10’x30’ (300 Square Feet)
    This is a very large sized storage unit that can be used to store the complete contents of a 3 bedroom home and a vehicle. This is an excellent sized space for families that are temporarily moving out of the country or are staying in a hotel while they are having a home built or renovated.

The storage calculator is a great tool that helps our clients to take the guesswork out of how much storage space is really necessary for their needs. We always recommend requesting a little more space, for the unexpected items that could require storing, especially if you plan on using the unit on a long-term basis. We are always happy to help assist our customers with determining the size and type of storage unit that will make the best sense to their needs and budget.

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