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Choosing the Right Sized Storage Unit

How can you figure out the storage unit that will be the right one for your needs? Different storage companies offer units of different sizes and you don’t want to over estimate or under estimate the size of unit you need only to end up with a unit that is too small or too big for your belongings.

Although most storage companies will have a storage space calculator to help you make your decision. It is also a good idea to talk to a representative at the storage facility to describe the types of items you plan on storing.

Also, consider if you will be adding new items to your storage space over time – if so you may want to provide room for that. The other consideration to take into account when choosing a storage size is that you need room to walk around within the storage unit so that you can get to boxes or items that are stored at the back of the unit. Especially if you are storing file folders or filing cabinets you need to access, having room to walk around and actually access these items with ease is important. With this in mind, you may want to consider these general guidelines:

  • 5x5 (25 square feet) – is about the size of a closet
  • 5x10 (50 square feet) – is about the size of a walk in closet
  • 5x15 (75 square feet) – is about the size of a very long walk in closet
  • 10x10 (100 square feet) – is about half the size of a one car garage
  • 10x15 (150 square feet) – is a little smaller than a one car garage
  • 10x20 (200 square feet) – is the size of a standard one car garage
  • 10x25 (250 square feet) – is a little bigger than a one car garage
  • 10x30 (300 square feet) – is the size of a standard two car garage
  • 10x40 (400 square feet) – is a little bigger than a two car garage

Choosing the right sized storage unit is important, so do a little research first to ensure you’re making the right choice. James Snow Parkway Self-Storage offers secure, affordable year-round storage to the Milton, Acton, Coldwater and Richmond Hill areas. With our 24-hour security and access you can rest assured your belongings will be safe and easily accessible whenever you need them. Contact us today by phone 1-877-875-3838 to find the right sized storage unit and to learn about our rates and various features.

Milton Location

James Snow Storage

8755 Holgate Crescent

Milton, ON


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Acton Location

James Snow Storage

40 Commerce Crt 

Acton, ON


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Richmond Hill

James Snow Storage

360 Newkirk Rd,

Richmond Hill,  ON


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Coldwater Location

James Snow Storage

3015 Southorn Road

Coldwater, ON


Email: coldwater@jamessnowstorage.com