A Cypress or Katy self storage unit can help reduce clutter and safeguard valuable items. Determining the right size self-storage unit is an easy task once you know what you need to store. After you have selected the items for storage, you will be able to choose the proper sized Katy or Cypress climate controlled storage unit.
The first step is to make a list detailing everything you want to put in storage. You should arrange it by size and how you plan to organize it in your Cypress or Katy climate controlled storage unit. Another consideration is how often you need to access the items you store. You should store the things that you will want to retrieve more frequently closer to the entrance of the unit.
Pack your belongings in sturdy boxes, and label them. Most self-storage companies will sell you boxes of a uniform size, so they will stack easily and will not tip over and fall. As you load them into the storage unit, you should put the heaviest boxes on the bottom of the stacks. The most delicate items should go on the top or on their own stack. Heavyweight plastic drawers that stack are good for things you will be accessing frequently.
If you have things that do not stack well, like a bicycle, measure the items so that you can more accurately gauge how many square feet you will require. Do not forget to allow a little extra space in your Katy mini storage unit for items that you may acquire in the future.
Storage units come in several typical sizes. These lists will help you decide how much space you will need for your self storage unit.
A 5-foot by 5-foot unit (25 square feet) will accommodate a twin mattress set, a chest of drawers, some boxes and a few other small possessions. It can also be good for tools, garden equipment, seasonal sports gear and decorations that are only used over holidays.
A 5-foot by 10-foot unit (50 square feet) can hold a mid-sized bedroom’s furnishings, such as a dresser, television, a queen-sized bed and some boxes of seasonal clothing or linens.
A 10-foot by 10-foot unit (100 square feet) will easily handle everything in a living room or the contents of two complete bedrooms.
A 10-foot by 15-foot unit (150 square feet) will hold the contents of three bedrooms. It can also handle larger items, such as a couch, dining room table, large-screen television or a piano.
A 10-foot by 20-foot unit (200 square feet) can accommodate everything in a five-bedroom home, including all the living and bedroom furniture, kitchen appliances, a washing machine, a dryer, dining room table chairs and several boxes of miscellaneous items.
A 10-foot by 30-foot unit (300 square feet) is large enough to hold the contents of a five- to seven-bedroom home with plenty of room for all the beds, dressers, furniture and appliances.
A 5-foot by 5-foot unit (25 square feet) will accommodate items from a large office closet, including file cabinets, books, chairs and several boxes.
A 5-foot by 10-foot unit (50 square feet) can hold one office room’s contents, such as desks, cabinets, bookshelves and larger boxes.
A 10-foot by 10-foot unit (100 square feet) will easily store everything in an entire office.
A 10-foot by 15-foot unit (150 square feet) will hold the furniture, cabinets and desks from three offices.
A 10-foot by 20-foot unit (200 square feet) can handle the contents of five offices, including all the furniture, computers, monitors, cabinets and books. It can also accommodate five years of business receipts and tax records.
A 10-foot by 30-foot unit (300 square feet) is big enough to hold seven offices worth of furniture or a few pallets of inventory.
It is a good idea to visit the Katy or Cypress self storage company you choose to get a feel for how big each unit is and try to reduce the number of storage items to avoid paying for a larger unit. That will help determine the best size for you and what they will cost.