A self storage unit is the ideal way to deal with the clutter of daily living. We all accumulate equipment, collections and a variety of other items that we need to keep. However, keeping them at home can be difficult. The ideal solution is to make use of one of the companies offering the rental of a low cost self storage unit. There are many companies offering this service on storage sites and there is likely to be a site not too far from where you live.
Self storage facilities are secure, clean and convenient. They are great value for money, especially if you are someone who needs extra space. People are often surprised at the low cost of self storage units. They are very affordable, with the cost depending on the size of the unit and its location. To work out how much space you need – and therefore the cost of your self storage requirement – you need to decide what you will be storing. Many self storage companies have space calculators on their websites to help you work out your storage needs. Here are some examples:
If you need to store your bedroom furniture, you will probably need a small self storage container of about 9 cubic metres. This could cost as little as $3 per day. These smaller units are also the best way to store boxes, business records, point of purchase materials and tools that aren’t used very often. A slightly bigger self storage unit, of 13.5 cubic metres, is roughly the size of a quarter of a single garage. It’s a good option for storing seasonal items, bikes, spare furniture and larger boxes. A storage unit of that size would probably cost less than $4 per day.
If you need to store the amount of furniture that would fit into a one bedroom home, you will need a self storage unit of about 22.5 cubic metres. This unit would be likely to cost just under $6 per day and would be able to store everything in a small house including beds, lounge suite, television and boxes of personal items. For a 27 cubic metre unit – or half the size of a single garage – you would expect to pay just over $6 per day. That would store everything you would normally keep in a two bedroom home.
Storage for the items in a 2-3 bedroom home would need more space, which would cost about $7 per day, whereas storing all the items from a 3-4 bedroom home would cost just over $7 per day. These self storage facilities are particularly suitable for people who need to store everything from their home while they are travelling overseas for an extended time. For $10 per day, you could rent a self storage unit of 54 cubic metres which would store everything from a 4 bedroom house, including the car.