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What Size Storage Unit Do I Need For A Two Bedroom Apartment

It's difficult to pack up a two-bedroom apartment, especially if you're downsizing or trying to save money. When it comes to comparing the cost of storing your belongings in a storage facility versus renting an apartment, you'll find that they are less per square foot with a storage unit. But to maximize those savings even more you don't want to purchase a storage unit that is too large and ends up with wasted space, that you are paying for.

Grab A Tape Measure!

The first step is to measure each room in your home including storage closets and walk-in closets. If you have drawers, cabinets, or shelves within these spaces, include their measurements as well. Make note of how much floor space is available for stacking boxes or hanging clothes on racks.

Once you have determined your storage needs, look at how much space is available in your unit. Storage units range from 6' x 5' to 18' x 19' at Red Barn Storage or 7' x 8' to 36' x 40' at QC Storage. If you know your measurements, it's easy to see how cubic feet equate to floor space. Storage facilities often display the average amount of items expected for each size of the unit. These numbers can help you determine if you need more or less space.

For example, if your 2 bedroom apartment is roughly 1,000 square feet and half of that makes up closets and cabinets with no outdoor equipment (and no bikes or lawnmowers), you would only need roughly 500 square feet of storage space. Storage facilities usually charge by the cubic foot of space used, so this person's bill will likely be half what it could have been if they needed a 1,000-cubic-foot unit for their typical storage needs.

Another Storage Unit Size Example

If you are still unsure of how much space to rent, try measuring the different rooms of your home with entryways and walkways included. Storage units start at 6' x 5', which is only 250 square feet - perfect for small homes or studio apartments. However, these smaller units can quickly run out of space if you include more than one bike or a few large boxes.

Finding the right size spot to store your items can save you a lot of money, just by measuring the rooms in your home and understanding what size storage unit is right for you.

Still Can't Decide?

If you still need help figuring out the correct sized storage unit to rent, please give us a call.