Putting your items in storage does not have to be expensive, but you have to be careful about how you go about it. You need to make sure you choose a storage unit that is big enough to fit all of your needs, but not so big that you end up wasting both space and money. A larger storage unit is going to cost you more money, so buying one that fits best is the way to save money. Estimating the size of your storage unit can be somewhat difficult. Units range from about 10 square feet to 10,000 square feet. The most common units offered are between 10 and 200 square feet. So here are some ideas to consider.

Small Storage

A small storage unit, one between 10 and 30 square feet, are typically best for keeping an office or just one room. In a unit of that size, you can usually keep a chest of drawers, some file cabinets, a few chairs, and some boxes. It’s not a large amount of space, but it will cover a few pieces of furniture, which is especially useful for someone who is just packing up an office for a little while. It helps if you have about eight feet of clearance so you can stack items on top of each other. The most common storage services in Kent are 50 to 100 square feet, though.

Medium Storage Units

Moderately-sized storage units are near 100 square feet. These are best for a one bedroom flat. You can usually store a few pieces of furniture, some boxes, a bed, a mattress, and a little bit more. They’re also large enough to fit some appliances. If you have a fairly spartan two-bedroom flat, it will likely fit there as well.

If you have a lot of furniture or if you are looking to store an entire house, you’re going to need a large unit.