Will It Fit? – How to Choose a Storage Unit Size

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 Extra space to store things could solve so many of the world’s problems. Well, okay—that might be a tad exaggerated, but it could be the answer to so many of your storage problems. Though you may have utilized every single additional space for storage in your New York home, you still need more, but the thought of getting a storage unit seems way overboard and, besides, you only have a few things you want stored. 

Here’s an idea: A storage unit is not just for when you are moving; it can be used throughout the year to store off-season items, suitcases, etc. It’s like the garage or shed you probably don’t have if you live in Chelsea or other parts of the city.

To get the most value out of your storage unit, know what you want to put in it, even if it means hauling it all out and stacking it together so you can see it and maybe measure how tall and wide it is. Often we think it’s only a couple of bicycles, a mattress, and some boxes, and when we start collecting it, it’s way more than was ever anticipated. Also, once you have identified what you are putting in the unit, you can start plotting out where to put things, like having the items you may want to retrieve regularly be closest to the door.

Many storage unit facilities offer a wide range of options in terms of size of units, security, self-storage, mini-storage, and even packing supplies to help get you started.  Knowing what you are storing will impact the size of the unit you need and its price.

Storage Chelsea

Chelsea Mini Storage has a wide range of units to suit your needs, from one that is 72 cubic feet which can house a bike, 8 to 10 boxes, and some suitcases, to 1600 cubic feet that can basically hold all the contents of a 2,000 square foot home. Our storage calculator can help you determine the perfect size for you.  Call one of our friendly staff today at 212-564-7735 to learn more about how Chelsea Mini Storage can be your storage solution.