What sized storage unit do I need?

Over the years, Brycelands Removals and Storage have assisted thousands of satisfied clients with finding the ideal unit to meet their storage needs. As the foremost providers of storage in Hertfordshire, we have drawn up some hints and tips to help you in choosing the right sized unit for you.

The box method

Most rooms in any property can be condensed into a number of boxes, with only the bulkier items remaining to be estimated. A 10-foot square storage unit can comfortably take around 20 standard storage boxes, which should give you some idea of the kind of size you’ll need to hire. You can go from room to room in your house and work out how many boxes you’re going to need to pack everything up, or you can use the table below to give you a rough estimate.

Some standard unit estimates

From our years of experience providing storage in Hertfordshire, we have come up with the following standard estimates of storage requirements, based on the average domestic household:

5 bedroom house = 300 boxes = 225 sq. ft.
4 bedroom house = 280 boxes = 200 sq. ft.
3 bedroom house = 225 boxes = 150 sq. ft.
2 bedroom house = 150 boxes = 75 sq. ft.
1 bedroom house = 100 boxes = 50 sq. ft.
2 bedroom house with shed/garage = 250 boxes = 175 sq. ft.

Room for access

Some clients need regular access to their possessions while in storage. If you’re one of them, you’re going to need a larger storage unit to keep them in. The above estimates assume everything is neatly and tightly packed together, which is a more cost-effective solution if you just need your items held somewhere. If you’re going to be handling them, then you need to consider expanding the size by up to 1.5 times.

Brycelands Removals and Storage offers quality storage solutions to our customers in and around Hertfordshire. Give us a call for more advice on the best size storage unit for your needs, and to get your free, no-obligation quote.

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