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Your Self-Storage Unit Size Guide

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If you’re considering using a self-storage unit to store your belongings, choosing the right size is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make. Fortunately, Kangaroo Self Storage has a variety of unit sizes to choose from, from 1.5m2 to more than 46.45 m2!

Choosing the right unit size is important to ensure that you’re not wasting storage space and, instead, have enough room to store all your belongings comfortably. So, by using this guide, you’ll hopefully better understand which unit size is best suited for your storage needs.

Let’s delve in and help you find the perfect-sized storage unit for you and your items here at Kangaroo.

How to Determine The Right Size for Your Storage Needs

Before it comes to selecting a unit, we recommend taking some steps to determine the right size:

  1. Lists are your best friend. An organised list of everything you plan to store will give you an idea of the space you’ll need. Group items together by size and category to make it easier to estimate the total volume.
  2. Measure your items. Consider each box or large item’s height, width, and depth.
  3. Talk to our self-storage professionals. You can always contact us for expert advice on our recommended unit size.
  4. Consider your future storage needs. If you plan to add more items to your storage unit, renting a slightly larger unit from the beginning may be more cost-effective.
  5. Visit us! Don’t forget you can always hop on over to Kangaroo to get a better sense of how much space each unit offers.

By following these steps, you can ensure that you choose the right size for your needs and avoid paying for more space than you need or renting a unit that’s too small for your belongings.

Partly-filled self-storage unit

Comparing Different Sizes Of Storage Units

It’s understandable that (even if you’ve considered the steps above) you may be overwhelmed by choice due to the extensive list of different unit sizes we offer. To ensure this doesn’t happen and you have a smooth storing process, firstly, gather your list of items you plan to store and check this against our unit size list.

For example, our 2.5m2 unit is ideal for storing the contents of a small garden shed, whereas our 3.25m2 unit comfortably fits the contents of a one-bedroom flat. By visualising your listed items, you can get a better idea of the best size for you.

As mentioned, consider your future storage needs and whether you may need to upgrade to a larger unit later on. However, if you find that you do need some extra space further down the line or you’re not using as much space as you initially thought you would, we’re always happy to up or downsize your unit, depending on our availability.

Organisation and Packing Tips for Your Unit Size

Whether storing in a single pallet or taking advantage of our incredible warehouse storage, packing efficiently will help you maximise your space. For example, using sturdy boxes stacked on each other to save space is one of the best ways to get the most out of your unit. But, before you begin stacking, clearly label your boxes to make it easier to find what you need when you’re ready to retrieve your items from storage.

In addition, if your storage unit is big enough to walk around in, create a pathway to give yourself the space to access all your belongings and allow room to manoeuvre. This will make it easier to initially fill your storage unit and will help with future-proofing when it’s time to retrieve items or move boxes around.

Kangaroo Self-Storage staff member packing a storage unit

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Unit Size

Making a mistake when choosing your storage unit can cost you money and time, so avoiding common errors is key to a smooth storage process. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when choosing a unit size:

  • Underestimating or overestimating your storage needs. One of the most common mistakes is underestimating or overestimating the space you'll need, which is where our recommended list-making comes in handy!
  • Ignoring height. Many people forget to consider the height of the storage unit when choosing a size. If you're storing items that can be stacked, like boxes or furniture, a unit with a higher ceiling will allow you to take advantage of vertical space.
  • Forgetting about access. Forgetting to consider access to your storage unit is another mistake. If you plan to visit your unit frequently, make sure there's enough space to move around and access your belongings.
  • Failing to account for future needs. It's important to think about your future storage needs when choosing a unit size. For example, renting a larger unit from the start may be more cost-effective if you plan to add more items in the future.

Whether you’re looking for business, household, or student self-storage, we provide the extra space you need. Kangaroo Self Storage has locations across Scotland and North West England, including:

You’re never too far away from Roo and the team; visit us in-store or get a quote online today to discover what we can do for you.

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