Having a yard for the kids to play in

Having a yard for the kids to play in

What Size Storage Locker Should You Hire?

Wyatt Patterson

The one thing most often asked by people trying to hire a storage locker for the first time is how much space they're actually going to need. You don't want to end up paying a premium for space you're not going to use, after all - but nor is it practical to discover too late that you've not got enough room for everything. Thankfully, there are some things you can do before you hire your locker (and while you're filling it) that will save you stress, time and money by making sure you get it right first try.

Step One: Get everything in one place, and pack it as well as you can.

The first step is simply to figure out exactly what's going into the locker. Most people aren't all that good at spatial estimation. Rather than trying to imagine everything you're hoping to store without physically having it in front of you, get it all sorted out and packed up properly as early on in the process as you possibly can. This will help you see what you've got, which will give you a better idea of what kind of space it'll fit into. Where possible, pack your things for storage in boxes that are all the same size. This will make things much easier to organise once they're in the locker.

Step Two: Think about your access requirements.

The physical size of the things you're storing isn't the only thing to bear in mind when you're deciding what size storage locker you need to hire. You're also going to need to think about what you'll be using the locker for - if you're moving home and need somewhere to put all your things for a week in a gap between contracts, for example, you're best off using every inch of space you've got and packing the locker as tight as you can. If you're looking for a longer-term storage solution, you're going to need more access than that and it will be important to leave yourself room to move around inside the locker and get to all your things.

Step Three: Double-check your estimations using a storage space tool.

There are dozens of tools freely available online that will help you figure out how much space you're going to need, and it's worth using them even if you think you've figured it out already. A good rule of thumb is that a 100 square foot unit will store an entire room's worth of furniture, decor and miscellaneous items - and a 50 square foot unit will store about fifty smallish boxes stacked regularly. Your individual requirements will vary however, so it's worth trying a few different tools till you get an answer that seems well considered.

For more information, contact a company like Zippy Removals & Storage


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Having a yard for the kids to play in

I knew that the moment we bought a house with a decent yard I'd be ready to start having kids. I loved playing outside as a kid and since we've been in this house I think the kids spend nearly as much time outside as they do outside. That lawn has seen my babies crawl, my toddlers start walkings, the kids kicking balls around and playing chasey all afternoon. Keeping the lawn soft and green is so important to me as it let's us spend all that time outside. I'm always looking for ways to make it feel and look soft and green.