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Renting the Right Amount of Storage Space

As our final installment on getting self storage right the first time, we are going to talk about renting the right amount of space to stay organized.  All too often, people will rent just enough space to get all of their stuff into place and nothing more.  While that may seem practical, all it does is cause headaches for you later on.  If you fill up every conceivable corner of space in your unit, you are going to regret it for a number of reasons.

Don’t misjudge the amount

It’s easy to misjudge the amount of stuff you need to store, mainly because you don’t know how much you’ll have until it’s all boxed up and ready to go.  When you make your estimate, be sure to give yourself at least a little wiggle room before you settle on a unit.  A good rule of thumb is to find the “right” size self storage unit and then get the next larger unit.  That way, you won’t be surprised when all your items won’t fit.

You need room to grow

When you fill up your self storage unit from the very start, you have given yourself no room to grow in the future.  Inevitably, you are going to need more self storage space as time goes by.  It always happens.  Before you know it, you will be renting a bigger self storage unit and you’ll have to move all of your items again.  Or, you’ll just get an additional self storage unit and start filling it up, too – along with the additional cost of having another unit.  It’s better to go ahead and get the bigger unit now so you will have space to grow into later on.

You need room to stay organized

When you are using all of your available space, you are probably going to pack everything so tightly that it will be impossible to maintain organization.  Having room for separation between stacks and having access to everything in the self storage unit will help you stay organized over time. You should create specific stacks and leave pathways between them so you can get to things in the back of your self-storage unit.  If you bury everything under closely-stacked rows of boxes, then you are going to have a tough time when you are trying to find that one elusive item that is tucked away in the bottom corner of the self storage unit.  If you have to move everything out to get to one box, then it will be impossible to stay organized.

Hollywood Self Storage in Augusta GA has a wide variety of self storage unit sizes, along with helpful diagrams that will help you understand how much will fit in each size.  Contact Hollywood Self Storage in Augusta GA for climate controlled, secure self storage .

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