How to Pick the Right Sized Storage Space

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Picking the right Self Storage space from Amberley Self Storage will definitely save you money. But how do you work out how much space you need?

Removalists use cubic metres to work out how much storage space you need. Many people use removalists to move into Self Storage spaces.

How much gear you have is the key

Sounds obvious, but you need to work out what you’re going to keep and what you’re going to dispose of prior to you moving. Just about everybody has a bit of a clear out and clean up before they move, often they hand over unused items or unwanted items to family and friends. This reduces the need to store while you move to the new home.

To start off make a list of the items that you want to store and categorise these by each room, you can make an estimate of each item size, retrieving a total. Once you have a total of the rooms and the components in each room you can subtotal these on each page. For a safety margin add 20% to in case you’ve forgotten something.

Don’t forget to take into account the items you need to get out of your yard, garage, shed, outdoor patio and barbecue areas! These areas are often forgotten when considering your storage space requirements.

For homeowners that are moving larger household items, getting a removalist quote will often help you in determining exactly how you’ll be required to spend.

At Amberley Self Storage you can always use our handy space calculator on our website: if you’re not sure how much space it you will need. As a space calculator is only a guide, you can discuss specifics for your individual storage requirements with our experts. There is no point paying for space that you do not need.

Consider Two Spaces

Homeowners that have a lot of outdoor gear like outdoor furniture, barbecues, kid’s toys, workshop tools, garden tools, garden machinery like mowers and whipper snippers, might consider a separate unit from all of the other household goods. Often outdoor goods and garden shed tools in storage can be dirty or smell and these items might very well be better placed in a separate space.

Homeowners moving into new estates particular first home owners may not have a garage as part of their home package. It worthwhile to consider having all of the garaged gear and outdoor gear stored in a separate space and maintain the storage space after move in until your outdoor areas are completed. You do not want to be leaving valuable tools and outdoor items outside without protection.


Allow extra space for large and bulky items

Don’t forget to allow for extra space for  odd shaped items like bicycles etc. These items take up much more space than you think so don’t underestimate the amount of space you’ll need for these types of items.

The friendly staff at Amberley Self Storage can always advise you about your Self Storage needs so don’t hesitate to contact us as we are here to help.

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