27 Apr How to Estimate the Right Size Storage Unit. Our Kamloops Storage Facility Has 45+ Sizes!
If you’re considering renting a storage unit in Kamloops, you’ll need to estimate what size storage locker you’ll need. Our Kamloops storage facility has over 45 different sizes available, so regardless of what you’re storing, we’ll have an option that’s perfect for you. Below, we provide some information that will help you of estimate the square footage you’ll need to store your belongings.
What Will Our 5 Most Popular Storage Unit Sizes Hold?
5’ X 5’: will hold small furniture, boxes and totes, and seasonal items. If these items fit in a 4×8 foot trailer, they’ll fit in a 5 x 5 storage unit if they are no longer than 5 feet, or longer items may be stored on end, since all of our units have 9-foot ceilings. These smaller storage lockers are great for small home or apartment storage overflow.
5’ X 15’: will typically hold the contents of a small, 1-bedroom apartment plus 20 boxes.
10’ X 10’: will typically hold the contents of a 2-bedroom home (excluding appliances).
10’ X 15’: will typically hold the contents of a small, 3-bedroom home (excluding appliances).
10’ X 20’: will typically hold the contents of a 4-bedroom home plus garage contents.
While the estimates above should provide the relative sizing of our storage units, you can also estimate the size of storage needed by measuring and counting your boxes as discussed below.
Estimating Storage Unit Size by Number of Boxes and Size of Boxes
If you aren’t storing furniture or furnishings (or have few furnishings to store), you can get a good estimate of the size of storage unit required by measuring your boxes and counting the number of boxes. If all of your boxes are the same size, this way of estimating is made much easier. For example, a box that is 2’ wide X 2’ long take up 4 square feet of floor space. A box that is 3’ wide X 2’ long takes up 6 square feet. Notice that we aren’t calculating cubic feet (i.e., length X width X height), because all of our storage units are 9’ high.
Once you’ve measured each box’s square footage, add up the total square footage of all boxes. If half of your boxes will fit in 70% of a given unit’s floor space, you should be able to stack the other half on top of the first level of boxes. Why 70%? You need room to walk around! We don’t recommend stacking higher than two levels unless the contents of your boxes are very light.
Need Help Choosing a Storage Units?
Because the size and number of furniture, furnishings, beds, and appliances varies greatly from household to household, when in doubt, contact us. A conversation with one of our experienced staff goes a long way to find the right size of storage unit to suit your needs.