Downtown Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, AK 99518
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What Size Storage Unit Do You Need? August 25, 2017

Downtown Anchorage, Anchorage
What Size Storage Unit Do You Need?, Anchorage, Alaska

When moving your belongings to a storage unit, it can feel like a game of chance deciding which size will best hold all of your things. However, there are a few ways to figure how much space you will require. Follow the guide below to determine how much room you’ll need for all of your items.

A Guide to Selecting the Right Storage Unit Size

Make an Inventory

The first step in deciding which size you need is to make a list of everything you plan to store. This should include all of your boxes, larger appliances, and furniture pieces. Make a note of whether any objects are irregularly shaped. Doing this will give you an idea of how items can be stacked in the unit.

Consider Whether You’ll Need to Access Your Items

storage unit anchorage akIf you’re using a self-storage unit to house your items with no intention of needing any of them anytime soon, you can worry less about extra access room. On the other hand, if you will visit your unit frequently to pick up things, you’ll want additional space to create a layout that allows you to easily enter the unit and find objects. Otherwise, you’ll have to unload a large portion of your belongings each time you need one small item.

Go Bigger

After you have taken consideration of how many boxes and items you have, as well as their dimensions, you should have a general square footage idea in mind. However, it is still in your best interest to choose a storage unit a little bit bigger than this estimated number. Doing so will ensure your belongings fit into the space without tumbling out each time you open the door.

 

When you need a place to store your items temporarily or long term, International Self Storage in Anchorage, AK, has several unit sizes to accommodate you. They provide 24-hour access, competitive rates, and clean, heated storage units. For more information about their availability, call them today at (907) 563-3287 or visit their website.  

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