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How to Pick the Right Storage Unit Size?

If you are looking to de-clutter your house and need a place to store your stuff, a storage unit is the best option for you. Storage units ensure that your belongings are safe. Selecting the right size of the storage unit is of prime importance and it depends entirely on what you plan to store. If you choose a storage unit that is smaller than the size you need, you’ll end up cramming the space with more than it can accommodate. Access Mini Storage Ltd. is a locally-owned and operated storage facility with options for personal and business storage. We provide secure, heated storage units for your needs. In case you need packing supplies, we have that too.

Things You Should Consider Before Picking a Storage Unit

Have a look at things you should consider to choose the right size for your storage unit:

  1. Start by making a complete list of items that you plan to store in the storage unit. Get a measuring tape and measure the items, all of them, from the small ones to the larger ones. Knowing the size will help you understand the unit size you will require.


  1. Take a closer look at the standard unit sizes available in the storage facility you plan to get a storage unit in. These are the common sizes of storage units available in storage facilities: 5’x5’, 5’x10’, 10’x10’, 10’x15’, 10’x20’ and 10’x30’.


  1. Make sure that you consider using all the three dimensions of the storage space available to you. It is crucial that you get your measuring tape and measure it perfectly before making the decision to rent a unit.


  1. It is always suitable to get a storage unit which is a bit larger than your current requirements. It will give you the opportunity to store more things in the future. Mostly, people underestimate their storage needs and end up having to get too many small storage units because they didn’t estimate correctly in the beginning. Try to avoid that.

Contact Access Mini-Storage Ltd. for your storage units in Chilliwack today! We have 3 locations to serve you.