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How To Estimate How Much Storage Space You Will Need

Mar 11, 2022


Are you wondering how much space you need to store your belongings? At Safeguard Storage we offer a variety of self-storage units depending on your needs. It can be a tricky task, so here we have a few tips and tricks to help you estimate the storage space you’ll need. 

Write a list of your belongings

The first thing you should do to figure out what storage unit size you’ll need is to make a list of all your belongings that you plan on storing away. Make sure to make note of larger items like sofas, tables, and bookshelves as well as count all boxes you have packed and ready to store. If you’re storing more than one room's worth of items, it’s handy to keep a list of what you plan to store and which boxes it may be located in. This will help you when it comes to looking for items when it’s being stored in your storage unit. 

Check your home storage options

Once you’ve completed the inventory list of your items, the next step is to make sure you’ve utilised all the available storage at home; this will help you figure out whether you need to go for a smaller or larger unit. Although we do offer cheap local storage options, there are always ways for you to save some extra cash. 

Measure your space

The next step to figuring out what storage unit size you need is to measure your belongings. When you pick a storage unit size it’ll be handy to have some measurements available. You can use any measuring tape or ruler you have available and measure it all up and note it down. An easy way to measure your items is to make a big pile of them and measure this way. This can help us assist you when deciding which size unit is most suitable for your needs. 

Pick your storage unit size

Once everything has been measured, you’ll be able to easily determine what size storage unit will best suit your needs. We have many different sized storage units from small ones to hold a handful of things all the way to our largest units, which are able to accommodate the contents of an entire 5-bedroom home. 

If you’re still unsure ​​how much space you’ll need, our storage consultants can assist you with your short or long term storage requirements to find the best solution for your needs. So give us a call today!

SafeGuard Storage Is Your Best Friend For Safe, Storage and Security

SafeGuard Storage offers a range of season-friendly storage solutions for personal lives and businesses. You’ll be in the best hands with our on-site managers and their highly-experienced team of advisors. We offer a wide range of storage options throughout New Zealand, including self-storage units in Palmerston North, Rotorua, Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Rotorua, Gisbourne, Nelson, Waihi, Whakatane and New Plymouth. 

Our self-storage units are the perfect location for business owners for all of the above reasons. We pride ourselves on offering a securely gated location and studded with 24/7 CCTV surveillance. Rent with confidence at SafeGuard Storage, knowing that your business’ products will be safe. 

We have small, medium or large, safe and secure units depending on what you need. We have four locations within Hamilton, including storage lock-ups in Te Rapa, Melville, Hillcrest and Frankton. Our friendly staff will find a unit that fits the needs of your situation. 

Whether you are after business storage, vehicle storage or affordable storage, our easily accessible units are available for short term or long term storage. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team is more than happy to go through your current storage situation and find the correct unit size. In addition, we are very experienced and can figure out how to ensure your clutter is no longer a problem.