Packing your Storage Space

  • Place those items that you need to access often in the front of the unit.
  • Leave a small space around the perimeter of your storage unit to aid circulation.
  • Look Up!, Utilise all of the space available to you, including the height.
  • Stack the lighter boxes on top of the heavier boxes.
  • Don’t over-pack cartons or they will be too hard to lift.
  • If tables won’t disassemble, place a mat or protective plastic on the ground and lay the tabletop face down on the floor with the legs pointing up.
  • Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard, blankets or plastic covers to protect against dust.
  • Don’t place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
  • Never lay paintings or mirrors flat. Ensure they are wrapped or placed in proper picture/mirror cartons.
  • To ensure safe storage: Do not store anything combustible (i.e. paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.).
  • Do not store any living things (including plants), or perishable goods (especially foodstuffs).
  • Empty petrol from mowers, whipper-snippers, etc.
  • Ensure gas bottles are empty and BBQ or cooking surfaces are clean.

 

1.5 metre by 1.5 metre unit

Suitable for a large room of belongings.

1.5 metre  by 3 metre unit

Suitable for 2-3 rooms worth of belongings.

Could store the entire contents of a small one bedroom apartment.

3 metre by 3 metre unit

Would store all the contents of a small home or two bedroom apartment.

This is one of the most commonly used self storage unit sizes.

 

6 Metre by 6 meter sized space

Would hold all the contents of a larger family home.

Used for commercial storage of tools, equipment or products.

Ideal for large archival record storage.

Allows for easy access to goods in storage.

1 Comment on Packing your Storage Space

  1. Hi,

    Should the largest unit be a 6m x 3m unit rather than a 6m x 6m?

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