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Self Storage In West Palm Beach: How To Estimate The Amount Of Space You Need

Posted on: August 22, 2019 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage August 22, 2019

You’ve decided to get a self-storage in West Palm Beach, Florida. You are in the process of moving, or you might need the space to help declutter your home. Either way, you want to make sure you’re getting a space big enough for your needs, but you don’t want to pay extra for too big of a unit. How do you know how much space you’ll really need?

What are you storing?

The first question you have to answer is what you plan on storing in your unit. Knowing what is going into storage will help you determine what kind of space you’ll need. You’ll also know if your items that can be stacked, require additional space, or are especially fragile.

Can you cram?

If you are hoping to just throw stuff in a storage unit for a few months until you’re ready to move into your new place, you can often get away with a smaller unit. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that everything is packed securely and stacked appropriately in your storage unit.

Some people want their storage space to be like an extra closet. They want space to go through their things, access belongings, or to sort through boxes. If you need space to move around, open boxes, or access materials, you’ll want to go for a larger unit.

You should also consider how well you can organize your belongings. Some items don’t fit nicely into boxes, can’t be stacked, or need additional space. Better organization often means better storage.

Did you fill a moving truck?

One little known method for determining how much storage space you need is to use your moving truck to measure. The dimensions of the moving truck give you an idea of how much space your stuff needs. Most of the time, you can get a storage unit one size down from your moving truck. For example, if your moving truck is 25 feet long, you can fit your items into a 10-foot by 20-foot storage unit.

Can you visit the storage facility?

Luckily, the experts at the storage facility can often help you determine which size unit is right for you. They will ask questions about what is being stored, how you plan on packing, and more. They may use additional tools, like online storage calculators, to help be more precise. The best part is that they can show you the individual units so you can see for yourself. Just keep in mind that every storage space looks larger when there is nothing inside of it.

Still unsure?

If you’re having trouble deciding between two different sizes, it is often best to go with the bigger unit. The reality is that you can’t squeeze more into a space than what will fit. Many new storage unit customers underestimate how much space they’ll need and struggle on moving day. Most of the time, it’s not much more expensive and will make your move much more manageable.

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Recent surveys show that 41% of consumers rent out space to facilitate moving, while 17% need the extra space to declutter their home. Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular nowadays, considering the need to maximize on the reduced size of living spaces. If you live in California or Florida and are looking for the most convenient and flexible self-storage space, Lighthouse Self Storage has got you covered. Lighthouse Self Storage Facilities has a wide range of world-class storage units that are built to meet your specific needs. Below are some of the exceptional self-storage solutions you can expect:

Self-Storage for Homeowners and Students

If you are moving, staging a home or consolidating homes, our excellent, clean, and secure units will come in handy for your storage needs. If you are a student emptying your dorm, Lighthouse offers many storage solutions for your needs and items large and small. Our storage units will keep your furniture, books, bedding, clothing, electronics, and furniture safe and secure. Why haul heavy items back and forth, miles across the country when you can rent storage whenever you need it? We are convenient and flexible to meet your needs.

Car, Boat, and RV Storage

If you are traveling, you need not leave your precious vehicle, boat, or RV at the mercy of the elements. If your garage will not fit all your toys, consider taking out some spacious motor vehicle storage at Lighthouse Self Storage for them. This way, they will remain secure and intact, and you get to have peace of mind during your trip.

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Lighthouse Self Storage has an excellent selection of climate controlled units, specially made indoor units designed to protect your property from the damaging effects of drastic changes in weather, humidity, and temperature. We offer air conditioned or heated units to keep constant indoor conditions for all of your items and their storage needs. These climate controlled units are perfect for items that need to be in a controlled environment, such as wines and spirits. If you are storing fabrics, wooden items, electronics, family heirlooms, documents, and soft metallic items, our climate controlled storage units offer a home-like atmosphere for temperature sensitive and unique articles.

Drive-up Storage

This kind of storage is exceedingly convenient for businesses and homeowners looking to store copious amounts of property, and need to reduce the hauling distance and effort. With our drive-up storage, you will not have to incur extra costs on movers' hourly fees by taking days to transfer your items. You get to drive up to your unit, unpack or belongings, and continue on with your day. It’s that simple.

Business Storage Solutions

You no longer have to worry about extra space, rent overheads, or idle property during off-peak business seasons. Whether you need to store machinery, essential documents, or inventory, our business storage solutions will cater to all of your needs. We have worked successfully with many law firms, e-commerce stores, and contractors to keep their essential business property safe. Visit us today to find out more about our business storage solutions.

Hurricane Season Storage

The last thing you should be stressing about is your valuable outdoor property, which is likely to be destroyed in the event of a storm. You may also need to clear out a safe room to use it for shelter. If you have any lawn and patio furniture, consider taking out safe storage for it with Lighthouse. Our concrete self-storage units will give your valuables the safety and security they will need to protect them from damage. Our storage units can also come in handy during the winter when you need to protect your valuables from the biting cold.

Rent storage space with us today!

If you are in Southern California or Florida, Lighthouse Storage is an excellent solution for all your self-storage needs. Our storage units are secure, well-lit, and clean to ensure optimal care for your valuables.

Please contact us at (866) 483-3455 for more information about our new facility for self storage in Cooper City. You can also drop by any of our storage facilities to get a free quote on any storage solution that fits your needs.

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