At Cambridge Removals and Storage, we have helped thousands of customers find the perfect unit for their storage requirements. As the premier providers of  storage in Cambridge, we have come up with the following tips to help you choose the right sized storage unit.

The box method

It’s sad to think, but any room in a house can be reduced to a collection of boxes and larger furniture. Have a look around each room in your property and figure out how many boxes you’re going to need to accommodate all your belongings. You can fit 20 standard storage boxes into a storage unit 10-foot square, so that should give you some idea of the size of the undertaking.

Some standard unit estimates

Based on our extensive experience providing storage in Cambridge, here are some standard estimates for storage space, based on an average household:

1 bedroom property = 100 boxes = 50 square feet
2 bedroom property = 150 boxes = 75 square feet
3 bedroom property = 225 boxes = 150 square feet
4 bedroom property = 280 boxes = 200 square feet
5 bedroom property = 300 boxes = 225 square feet
2 bedroom property with garage/shed = 250 boxes = 175 square feet

Room for access

If you need access to your items during storage, then you will need a much larger unit for keeping them in, perhaps as much as 1.5 times as large. The estimates above would see your items packed tightly together, and are more cost-effective if you don’t need to handle them.

Vehicle storage

Getting the right proportions to store a vehicle is much easier, but you can benefit from an expert opinion. Your storage unit provider should be happy to recommend the right size for the make and model of your vehicle if you call them in advance.

At Cambridge Removals and Storage, we offer bespoke storage solutions to our clients in the Cambridge area. Call us today for a free, no-obligation quote, and advice on the best size unit for your storage needs.