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Understanding Storage Unit Sizing
Self Storage Units can be remarkably helpful for anyone moving to a new home or office or simply trying to de-clutter a current living space. In order to get the most out of a storage unit rental, though, renters must decide which size Storage Units in Brooklyn will best fit their unique needs. Read on to find out more about sizing storage units.
Self Storage Units in Brooklyn range in size from around 5x3 feet to 10x20 feet. Most of these units come with eight foot high ceilings unless they are designed to accommodate recreational vehicles.
Start With a List
The first thing to do when sizing a storage unit is to compile a list of everything that will be stored in it. It's best to store any small items in boxes, as this will make the items easier to stack.
Take Some Measurements
Measure each box that will be stored and any furniture or large, awkwardly shaped items and calculate the amount of space the accumulated possessions will take up. This can be done by measuring each side of the boxes, then multiplying them together to get their volume in cubic feet. When performing these basic calculations, it's important not to forget that larger and heavier items often can't be stacked and to units intended for storing furniture accordingly.
Storing Small Items
A 5x3 foot unit is quite small and is really only appropriate for storing small things like documents and knick-knacks. The next size up is usually a 5x5 foot locker, which affords renters a bit more space, but really can't accommodate large and bulky items like furniture. A 5x10 foot storage unit is about the size of a walk-in closet and can fit mattress sets, sofas, chairs, and dressers in addition to small items or boxes.
Storing Large Items
A 10x10 foot unit is roughly the size of about half a one-car garage and can be expected to hold the furnishings of a studio or one-bedroom apartment if packed correctly. A 10x15 foot unit should accommodate the furnishings from a two-bedroom apartment or a small house. The largest unit available is usually a 10x20 foot storage unit, which should be able to fit everything from a small house, townhouse, or apartment, including its appliances.
Some Self Storage Facilities in Brooklyn also offer parking for RVs, boats, and other large vehicles. It's best to inquire in advance as to whether parking is available, and whether or not it is covered and climate controlled.
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