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A guide on how to work out what size storage you need.

Updated: May 29


When you find yourself in need of some extra space, whether it's for moving, renovating, or simply decluttering, short-term storage services is what you are looking for.

Temporary storage offers a secure, convenient, and cost-effective solution to keep your belongings safe and out of the way for a while. But here's the question: What size storage unit do you need?


Here at Denix Moving, we understand keeping storage affordable is key and our experts can explain how we help you keep storage costs down by selecting the right amount of storage space you need.



Assess Your Needs


Before you book your storage, it's essential to assess your needs. Think about what you plan to store and how much stuff you have to store.


Here are a few factors to consider:


Furniture: If you're storing larger pieces like sofas, beds, or dining tables, you'll need more space. Measure these items and note their dimensions.


Boxes: Estimate the number of boxes you have, and try to keep your boxes a uniform size for easy stacking.


Appliances: If you have appliances to store, like fridges, washing machines, or tumble dryers make sure to account for their size.


Odd-Shaped Items: Bulky or irregularly shaped items might require extra room. Don't forget to include them in your calculation.


Office Equipment: For businesses looking to store office equipment or sensitive documents, consider the quantity and size of these items.



Different Storage Unit Sizes


Storage units come in various sizes, typically measured in square footage. Here's a general overview of some common storage unit sizes and what they can typically hold:


Small Storage Units (25-50 sq. ft.)

Ideal for a few small boxes, small furniture, or seasonal items. Think of a walk-in closet or half a bathroom.


Medium Storage Units (75-150 sq. ft.)

Perfect for a one-bedroom apartment, or a small business inventory. Equivalent to a standard bedroom or a small office space.


Large Storage Units (200-300 sq. ft.)

Can accommodate the contents of a two-bedroom apartment or a medium-sized business inventory. Think of a standard garage or a small studio apartment.


Extra-Large Storage Units (300+ sq. ft.)

Suitable for the contents of a three-bedroom house or extensive business inventory. Comparable to a two-car garage.

Tailoring Your Choice



Now that you have a rough idea of the sizes available, it's time to narrow it down further for your needs. Here's how to make the best choice:


Take Inventory

Make a list of everything you plan to store and their dimensions. This will help you visualise the space you need.

Consider Future Needs

Think about how long you'll need the storage unit for. If you anticipate adding more items over time, it's better to opt for a slightly larger unit to avoid frequent reorganising.


Utilise Vertical Space

Don't forget that you can stack items vertically to make the most of your unit. Shelves and stacking help optimise the space you have.


Talk to the Experts

Our professional storage experts at Denix Moving are here to assist you. If you're unsure about the size you need, feel free to reach out to us for guidance.



Ready to Make Your Choice?

By assessing your needs, considering the size of your items, and thinking about your future requirements, you'll be well-equipped to make an informed decision when booking storage.


Whether you're storing personal items during a move, freeing up office space, or safeguarding important documents, we've got the perfect solution for you.


Ready to get started? Contact us today to discuss your storage needs and choose the perfect unit. At Denix Moving, we're here to make your storage experience as easy as possible. Trust us to provide the space you need, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with safe and secure storage.


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