Our Storage Containers Size Guide - M60 Self Storage
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Our Storage Containers Size Guide

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Not sure what size? Our storage containers come in a range of sizes

Use our simple sizing guide below to give you a good indication of how much space you are likely to need.

Our storage containers come in a variety of different sizes, 36sq ft, 80sq ft, 160sq ft, 200sq ft and 413sq ft. We know it’s not always easy trying to work out which storage containers size will accommodate all of your possessions so, as a guide; we’ve listed the unit sizes that we offer along with easy to follow examples of what you could fit into each.

However, it is always a good idea to visit our storage units to get a visual sense of the space you will be working with so please do not hesitate to give us a call and arrange an appointment to see our site. Why not call us now on 0161 976 2711.

OUR SIMPLE STORAGE SIZING GUIDE

  • CAR

    • Storage Containers - car
    • 1 car load
    • 42ft2/ 2.32m2
    • 6ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • VAN

    • van
    • 1 van load
    • 50ft2/ 4.64m2
    • 8ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • MEDIUM VAN

    • Storage Containers - medium-truck
    • 1 medium van load
    • 75ft2/ 6.96m2
    • 10ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • SMALL TRUCK

    • Storage Containers - small-truck
    • 1 small truck load
    • 100ft2/ 9.29m2
    • 20ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • LARGE TRUCK

    • Storage Containers - large-truck
    • 1 large truck load
    • 150ft2/ 13.93m2
    • 20ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • 1 BEDROOM

    • Storage Containers - 1-bedroom
    • 1 bedroomed property
    • 50ft2/ 4.64m2
    • 8ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • 2 BEDROOM

    • Storage Containers - 2b
    • 2 bedroomed property
    • 100ft2/ 9.29m2
    • 20ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • 3 BEDROOM

    • Storage Containers - 3-bedroom
    • 3 bedroomed property
    • 145ft2/ 13.47m2
    • 20ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • 4 BEDROOM

    • Storage Containers - 4-bedroom
    • 4 bedroomed property
    • 160ft2/ 14.86m2
    • 20ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • 250 ARCHIVE BOXES

    • Storage Containers - 250-a4-archive-boxes
    • 250 A4 archive boxes
    • 350cuft / 42ft2 / 2.32m2
    • 6ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • 450 ARCHIVE BOXES

    • Storage Containers - 450-a4-archive-boxes
    • 450 A4 archive boxes
    • 640cuft /73ft2 / 4.64m2
    • 10ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

  • 900 ARCHIVE BOXES

    • Storage Containers - 900-a4-archive-boxes
    • 900 A4 archive boxes
    • 1280cuft / 146ft2 / 9.96m2
    • 20ft SELF STORAGE UNIT

STORAGE TIPS

Choose the right size self-storage unit for you.

Estimating how much space you will need for your storage items can be much simpler if you know exactly what you want to store. Here are some simple steps to help you plan, and some size recommendations based on commonly-stored items.

Step 1: Start by making a list of the items you plan to store.

Step 2: Group the items according to how you will organize them.

Start by identifying items that will be packed in boxes and stacked. Next, prioritize boxed items you will want to access most frequently (they’ll go closer to the front of the unit). Then group by fragility or weight – heavier, sturdier items should be stored on the bottom of stacked items, fragile items on top. Then consider awkwardly-sized items that won’t stack well, including how often you will need to use them, and how heavy they are.

Step 3: Make note of how these items will be packed and organized in your unit.

Boxes and containers should be of uniform size, and should be stacked no more than three- or four-high, depending on the size and strength of the containers you use. At M60 Self Storage, our customers often use heavy-duty plastic stackable storage boxes for easy access to stored items.

WHEN YOU STORE

  • Don’t forget to use valuable space inside drawers and larger items, such as wardrobes to store small items: towels, linens, toys, etc.
  • If possible, disassemble large items such as bed frames, tables, and large furniture, and don’t forget to keep all parts (screws and smaller items) together by taping them securely to the item.
  • Wrap furniture legs with protective bubble wrap, furniture covers or pads to prevent scratching.
  • Label boxes on all sides for easy identification.
  • Make sure fragile boxes are placed on top of heavier, less delicate boxes. Be sure not to over pack boxes as they can become heavy and dangerous.
  • Place frequently accessed items towards the front of your unit. Less frequently needed items should be placed toward the rear of your unit.
  • Boxes that are tightly sealed with packing tape will prevent dust from entering.
  • Use furniture covers or moving pads to keep items off the floor of the unit.
  • If you anticipate needing access to goods stored at the rear of your unit then it can be a good idea to leave a walkway down the center so that everything is within reach.
  • Do not store anything flammable (such as paint or other chemicals) or perishable. See our ‘What Can’t I store’ list on the Our Storage page.
  • Drain any fluids prior to storing lawnmower and other equipment; do not inadvertently store hazardous or combustible materials.