Moving house and wondering what size storage unit you need?
At blue self storage we offer 4 different sizes of self-storage units. You can pick from…
- 48 sq ft – ideal for a 1 bedroom house
- 64 sq ft – ideal for a 1 – 2 bedroom house or flat
- 80 sq ft – ideal for a 2 – 3 bedroom house
- 160 sq ft – ideal for a 3 – 4 bedroom house
Find out more about our self storage options.
But there’s no need to stress if you book a self-storage unit for a house move that is too big or too small. If you want to downsize to a smaller unit or upgrade to a bigger one, it’s no problem at all.
And our minimum length contract for a self-storage unit is only one month.
How do I figure out what size storage unit I need?
A quick rule of thumb is to think of a one-bedroom house as needing around 50 sq ft storage.
Next, add between 30 and 50 sq ft for every extra bedroom.
So for a 2 bed home, look at 80 sq ft, for a 3-bed house around 130 sq ft.
How do you store furniture in a storage unit?
It’s super simple and we can help answer questions you might have. But here are a few pro tips on storing items:
- Clean everything thoroughly
- Dismantle furniture and large items if possible
- Use draws and wardrobes to the max
- Clean and wrap furniture for long-term storage
- Box and label everything properly – don’t worry if you forget, we sell packaging on site
- You might want to raise furniture off the floor
- Store TVs etc. in their original packaging if you still have it and fill gaps with bubble wrap or foam packing
- Don’t cram stuff in
What size storage unit do I need for a 1 bedroom apartment?
Anything in the region of 50 to 65 sq ft is the ideal self-storage unit for a 1 bedroom apartment.
What size storage do I need for a 3 bedroom house?
A self-storage unit somewhere between 120 and 150 sq ft should hold the contents of a three-bedroom house.
How can blue self storage help you?
Drop us a message on social media or over the phone if you’ve any questions around self-storage and house moving. We’re a friendly bunch.Get in touch!
One final pro tip from us – don’t forget your checklist!
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