GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING YOUR STORAGE NEEDS
Storage Unit Size – What the Unit will Hold
|Unit Size||Visualize Unit||What the Unit will Hold|
|5’ x 5’
|Hall Closet||Small furniture, sports equipment, boxes and other small items|
|5’ x 10’
|Walk-in Closet||Furniture from efficiency or small one bedroom apartment, mattress set, sofa, dinette set, boxes and miscellaneous items|
|5’ x 15’
|Large walk-in Closet||Furniture from one bedroom apartment, desk, deck furniture, washer & dryer (stacked), boxes and miscellaneous items|
|10’ x 10’
|Average size Bedroom||Furniture from one or two bedroom apartment, refrigerator, washer & dryer, deck furniture, lots of boxes and miscellaneous items|
|10’ x 15’
|Large Bedroom||Furniture from two or three bedroom apartment or house, appliances, deck furniture, lots of boxes and extras. Small vehicle or small boat.|
|10’ x 20’
|One Car Garage||Furniture from three or four bedroom apartment or house, appliances, deck furniture, garage extras and lots of boxes. Vehicle or boat.|
|10’ x 25’
|Large One Car Garage||Furniture from three or four bedroom apartment or house, appliances, deck furniture, garage extras and lots of boxes. Vehicle or boat.|
|10’ x 30’
|Extra Long Garage||Furniture from a four or five bedroom house, appliances, deck furniture, garage extras and lots of boxes. Vehicle or boat.|
If you will need to get to anything (or everything) while it’s in storage, you’ll need to leave an aisle down the center for access to the sides and back. Plan on a bigger unit than is suggested above.
To reduce humidity to stored items, put plastic (poly) on floor of unit. Let this lap up the walls of the unit a few inches on every side. For additional protection, skids can be placed on the plastic and items stored on top of skids.
Don’t put heavy or sharp items on top of upholstered furniture.
Items can be stacked and drawers can be used for storage, saving valuable space.
Trailers and boats can be stored in one of our outdoor units rather than taking up space in an inside unit. This saves both space and money as outside storage is less expensive.
Leave a small air space between what you are storing and the unit walls.
Thank you for considering Preferred Storage for your storage needs!