There are many reasons why people rent storage sheds.
You may need extra room in your home. Perhaps your business is downsizing temporarily.
The neighborhood you live in does not allow boats or RVs parked in your driveway and there is no more room in your garage.
Your situation will determine how large of a storage unit you will require. Storage facilities have various sizes available.
Selling your home The real estate agent told you prospective buyers want to see the house, not all of your stuff.
Your home will show much better and sell faster without the clutter. Start now and save time and stress later.
Pack up your unnecessary furniture, dishes and clothing in a storage unit until your home sells.
Camping and recreation season is over
Store your motorcycle, boat, camper, snowmobiles or ATV during the off season. You can use that precious space in your garage
or yard for other things. Protect the top on your convertible by parking it inside a garage. Check with your storage company for any
restrictions they may have regarding vehicle storage and gasoline engines.
Storage shed dimensions
The best way to calculate the amount of space you will need is to group all items you want to store in one room.
Using similar size boxes will make stacking easier. You are paying for space, so don’t waste any. Completely fill the boxes.
Partially filled cartons will collapse and if they are over filled and bulging, they could tip over.
Sizes vary with different storage facilities.
These estimates will give you an idea of what size you might need. Keep in mind that most storage units are about 8’ tall.
Small – 5’x5’ or 5’x10’ (25-50 sq. ft.)
These are closet sized spaces for small items and boxes. The 10’ size is long enough to accommodate a sofa, chair and small desk.
Medium – 5’x15’ or 10’x10’ (75-100 sq. ft.)
Mattresses, sofas and bookcases fit well in this size. A small bedroom is usually about 100 sq ft. Setting the mattresses on their sides will allow plenty of room for boxes and dressers.
Large – 10’x15’ (150 sq. ft.)
Imagine a large bedroom filled to the ceiling. That is a good estimate of what you could fill in this size storage unit. Remove table legs for more space. Label contents of boxes with a heavy duty marker.
Extra Large – 10’x20’ or 10’x30’ (200-300 sq. ft. = 1-2 Car garage)
This is the size you need if you are storing large equipment or vehicles. Be sure to drain all gasoline from engines before storing.
Leave an aisle to walk through just in case you may have to get something out.
Make a list of the items you have put in storage.
Drawing a sketch or map of where you put everything could also be very helpful.
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