Well, hot dog! You're newly single
and need to find a storage unit to stash your stuff? No problem, partner. We've
got the scoop on how to choose the right size storage unit for you. Just follow
this guide, and you'll be on your way to decluttering your life in no time.
You need a storage unit, but how
big? Fear not, we will get you sorted with some Midwestern wisdom.
First off, don't worry about storage
unit sizes being confusing. Just like a good ol' Midwest potluck, we'll make
sure you find the right size for your needs.
Think about what you're storin':
After your divorce, you might find yourself with all sorts of things to store.
Do you need extra room for your ever-growin' collection of fishing gear? Or
maybe you're lookin' for a place to stash your Harley during the winter months?
Whatever your situation, think about what you're storin' and how often you'll
be swapping things in and out.
Make a list, check it twice: Grab a
cold one and take a stroll around your place. Make a list of everything you
want to store. You'll probably be surprised how much stuff you've collected
over the years – like that old recliner you just can't part with.
Try the ol' tape trick: Grab some
painter's tape and mark out the size of your potential storage unit on your
garage floor. Fill it up with boxes to get a feel for how much space you'll
need. It's like tryin' on a new pair of overalls.
Go big or go home: Don't be afraid
to get a bigger unit than you think you need. It's like your Uncle Larry always
says, "You can never have too much storage space." Plus, a larger
unit might only cost you a few extra bucks a month.
First things first, determine the
main purpose of the storage unit. Are you storing a car, expanding a business,
or just need some extra space to keep your stuff while you figure out your new
life? Knowing what you need will help you choose the right size.
Next up, create a checklist of all
the stuff you want to store. You might be surprised by how much you've got! Be
sure to estimate how many moving boxes you'll need, what furniture you'll
store, and if possible, measure the larger items.
If you're having trouble visualizing
the space, here's a neat trick: use painter's tape to mark the average unit
size in your living room, garage, or hallway. Then, start placing empty moving
boxes in the area to see how much space you really need.
When in doubt, go with a larger
unit. Trust us, you don't want to cram your stuff in a small unit like a can of
sardines. It will be a real challenge to find something buried in the back and
you will expend a lot of time and energy moving things around. Plus, larger
units can sometimes be just a few extra bucks per month, so don't let the size
scare you off.
Now, let's talk sizes. Keep in mind
that not all sizes are available at every location, so you might need to go up
a size if your ideal unit isn't available.
If you're still unsure about what
size storage unit you need, don't hesitate to reach out to our customer service
for some friendly Midwestern advice. We're here to help you through this new
chapter of your life, one storage unit at a time.