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How Much Storage Space Do I Need?

4 Steps to estimate the storage space you need

Check your home storage space before renting self-storage

After you’ve inventoried every room, the next step is to make sure you’ve used all of your home’s available storage space. The last thing you want is to pull the trigger on a storage unit, only to realize you could have purchased a smaller (and cheaper) one by storing some of your things in a partly empty closet or an unused corner of your garage.

Make a list of what you need to store

The first step to estimating the storage unit size you need is to see how much stuff you have. Count all of your boxes and identify larger items like couches, tables, and bookshelves. Be sure to write everything down so you can refer back to it later.

Calculate how much space you will need

There’s no one right way to measure your stuff. The quickest approach is to put all your things into a pile and measure the stack. Another option is to individually measure each item’s length, width, and height. Anything works so long as you have an estimate of your square or cubic footage, so you can precisely pick a suitable storage unit size.

Pick a small, medium, or large storage unit size

After you measure everything, determine whether you need a small, medium, or large unit. Elephant Click And Store has many storage unit sizes, some of them can also be easily expanded if needed. You can click here to explore our storage space sizes and prices.