Top Five Ways to Find the Right Storage Unit Size | Storage Facilities Concord Toronto

Top Five Ways to Find the Right Storage Unit Size | Storage Facilities Concord Toronto

By John Doe

Choosing the right storage unit is never an easy task. Whether you’re searching for household storage solutions or a better approach to business storage, one of the most challenging aspects of storage is finding the best unit size.

At Bluebird Self Storage, we understand our customers' need for reliable self-storage when it matters most. Dealing with unorganized closets, basements, or office spaces can be incredibly stressful! Instead of making this tough decision alone, allow our team to assist.

We’re sharing our best tips for selecting your storage unit, comparing various storage unit sizes, and discussing how our storage facilities in Concord, near Toronto, offer a wide range of self-storage solutions.

How to Choose A Storage Unit: Five Ways to Determine Your Unit Size

While there is plenty to consider before renting a storage unit, choosing the right storage unit for your needs is easier said than done. Instead of second-guessing your decision, we want you to feel confident before your move-in day! That’s why we’ve put together a list of essential tips that can help you choose your storage unit, and start packing like a pro

Get Organized 

Before you can begin estimating the necessary storage space, it’s essential to get your belongings organized. Create a list of everything you plan to store initially and add to the list as you continue sorting through belongings. Go through the space and keep track of what’s staying versus what’s getting stored.

Group together like items during the organization phase, such as kitchen items, books, or photos, on your list. Or divide them into household items or outdoor items, like lawn equipment or accessories. Knowing the quantity of smaller items vs. large items makes a huge difference in how easy it is to organize your possessions. The same rules apply to business owners organizing their office space or managing extra inventory.

Once you’ve written down all the items you plan to store, it’s easier to keep track of what needs to be packed away, which leads to our next tip.

Gather Your Belongings 

After deciding what belongings are going into storage, it’s time to gather them together and attempt to ‘pack them’ into a storage unit. Simply group together your items as if you were loading them into your storage unit! If you have moving boxes available, you could pack away loose items easily, just to get a better idea of what size moving boxes work best for you.

Once you have all your belongings collected in one area, be sure to space them out accordingly, as though you were creating pathways within your storage unit. Cramping everything together might have you investing in a unit size that’s smaller than necessary - which makes moving items quite the challenge.

Lastly, tape off the area you’ve collected your items to see exactly how much space they’ve taken. Imagine the tape as the walls of your unit, and gather bulkier items in the back and light items in the front. Plan on storing a couch or something heavy? Leave enough room within your taped-off area to represent the missing item, or have something light and easy to maneuver in its place.

Gathering all your possessions makes it easier to assess how much space you need! Being able to visually see what you’re storing and how much room it occupies simplifies the decision-making process.

Measure Possessions

Once all of your possessions have been gathered, measure out the taped space on the floor to confirm how much storage space you really need. During your measurements, take additional time to measure large items like couches, mattresses, dressers, or TVs, and see if you’ve properly accounted for them within your unit. If not, adjust your taped-off area and re-measure as needed.

Plan on storing larger, outdoor equipment? Measure these items individually and calculate just how much additional space they require, rather than trying to maneuver them into one place. You can get a sense of how much space they’ll consume without trying to lift these items prematurely.

Account for Possible Change

Lastly, consider possible changes to your storage unit inventory. Is this unit for seasonal use? If so, think about whether you'll store large seasonal decor, lawn equipment, or seasonal inventory throughout the year. Some of these possessions might be in use, making it challenging to factor in their dimensions. Are you in the middle of moving, and planning on staging your home? Be sure to decide if this storage unit is purely for home staging, or needs to hold additional items during the move. Also, consider how you organize your self-storage unit and how it impacts item accessibility. 

While it’s likely you won’t be shuffling items in and out all the time, factoring in additional items and their needs simplifies your storage selection. Once you’ve calculated the space requirements, contact our storage facilities in Concord to discuss your storage requirements. Our storage units in Concord are ideal for various storage situations so that you can feel confident in your storage decision.

Make Self Storage Flexible with Bluebird

Still not sure if your unit is right? At Bluebird, we let our customers upgrade or downgrade their unit size based on our facility availability - no questions asked. We understand that making this decision can be incredibly difficult. Instead of staying with a unit that’s not your perfect fit, you can easily choose the size you need. When you choose Bluebird storage facilities in Concord, near Toronto, or any other Bluebird facility, our helpful team can guide you through the storage options available. Together, we can select the right unit size for you.

Now that we’ve discussed how to choose a storage unit for your belongings, it’s time to take a closer look at the different storage unit sizes and compare what these units are best suited for.

Storage Unit Sizes: Compare Different Units 

While your possessions might seem overwhelming at first glance, the reality is that there is a unit that fits your needs! The question is, how do you find the right one? By comparing different unit sizes!

Our helpful Storage Unit Size Guide takes you step by step through our most common storage unit sizes, but we wanted to take a closer look at what possessions are best for different unit sizes. If you’re still not sure which unit is right for you, our team is here to help.

Small Storage Units: 5’ x 5’ to 5’ x 15’ 

Small storage units might not seem capable of storing everything you need, but you’d be surprised by what this unit is capable of! Keeping track of smaller possessions like yearbooks, photos, and vinyl records is a breeze in this facility, but you could also store tall pieces of art, twin mattresses, small furniture, or decorative household items. Storing belongings vertically is the best course of action for these smaller units, so you can save plenty of room to walk around in or move larger items.

Our storage units in Concord have plenty of small units available, ranging from 4’ x 4’ to 7’ x 8’, or even 5’ x 15’, so customers can find their ideal smaller storage unit.

Medium Storage Units: 10’ x 10’ to 10’ x 15’ 

The most popular storage solutions tend to be medium-ranged units that fit about as much as a one-car garage. While these units range in their size, it’s much easier to walk around in these units compared to their smaller counterparts.

Most medium-sized storage units are ideal for safeguarding larger items like bulkier bedroom furniture, a moderate-sized living room, larger appliances, or even items like bikes or lawn equipment. While not all of these units are spacious enough for extremely large items, they’re ideal for moving or maximizing space in places like a garage or basement.

If you’re looking for self-storage in Concord, our medium storage units in Concord range from 11’ x 7’, to 10’ x 10’, upwards of 10’ x 15.’ Our accommodating facility is ideal for looking after a number of goods, so our customers can have total peace of mind regarding their possessions.

Large Storage Units: 10’ x 20’ and Up

Sometimes, it’s essential to have plenty of space for business inventory, or you need to store most of your home in between moves. During these times, larger storage units are ideal for these situations. At Bluebird, our large storage units are accommodating enough to store an entire living room, dining room, or even your entire kitchen! Simply stack boxes and move in your most bulky items - it’s truly that simple.

Large storage units are really ideal for most household appliances, like a washer and dryer or a refrigerator. If you’re packing up your entire kitchen and laundry room, and plan on taking these items with you, a large storage unit has plenty of space to keep these items protected.

For those who need to store an entire floor or household worth of items, or business inventory, our Concord storage facility has units ranging from 10’ x 20’, to 15’ x 20’, and greater. 

Explore Storage Facilities in Concord to Find the Perfect Unit

While it might seem challenging, finding the right size storage unit doesn’t have to be a complex process. At Bluebird Self Storage, our team is dedicated to our customers from the moment they give us a call and ask for help. Every storage situation is unique, but our team is here to listen to your circumstances, and help give you the best solutions we have.

Our storage units in Concord, near Toronto, provide smart, long-term, or short-term solutions to our customers! Now when you need a reliable solution for staying organized, or just decluttering your stuff, Bluebird has the answers you need.

Finding the right storage unit size isn’t always easy, but our Concord storage facility has a wide range of unit sizes capable of accommodating your possessions. If you need self-storage in Concord, look no further!

Want to learn more about how to pack and organize your belongings? Check out our Size Guide Infographic below! Looking for more information? The Ultimate Packing & Storage Guide is here to help!


Frequently Asked Self Storage Questions

What size storage unit is right for me?

Finding the right storage unit depends on the number of possessions you plan on storing at our facility. The more items you have, the more space you’ll need. At every Bluebird facility, we offer units ranging from below 5’ x 5’ to 10’ x 30’ or even larger, so you can find the right amount of storage space. To find the right unit size, explore our Storage Unit Size Guide or read this resource to see which unit fits your needs best.

Can I buy boxes and packing supplies at Bluebird?

Yes! If you’re about to move into a storage unit, our facility offers moving and storage supplies that help protect your belongings. Our supplies range from boxes, packing tape, mattress and furniture covers, and so much more!

How long can I rent a unit?

We don’t have any long-term agreements at Bluebird, so you can rent your unit for as little as a month or two or upwards of a year if you’d like! If circumstances change, we can always extend or shorten your storage stay with us.

How do I access my storage unit?

You, selected family, and any business associates can access your local facility by using our secure keypad entry using a personal security code. Individual units are protected by a lock that is only accessible by the customer. Only contacts you authorize will be able to access your unit.

Typical daily access hours are from 6AM - 11PM, so you can always access your stuff when you need it. Check with the location nearest you for more information about access hours.


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