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How to choose the right size storage unit when you’re moving house

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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P.S. for a killer soundtrack to your packing, try our Rewind & Unpack: 90s bangers playlist on Spotify.


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