When one has a need for a self storage unit, it is because of a change of circumstance in their life or the life of their family. This can be a happy time or a time of crisis. So, some of the qualities that you would expect to be demonstrated by the self storage consultant should reflect 1. Empathy for your particular situation 2. Determining whether or not you have packed, or whether you plan to use a moving company to pack you. The reason that this question is so important is because in today’s self storage business, there are many types of packing and storage material that were not available in the past. Some of these are boxes that can pack a whole set of dishes. Another type is a box that can pack a small, medium, or large lamp. Another product is a box for a mirror small, medium, and large. Wardrobe boxes are available. Boxes for TV’s and microwaves are available, and then for an assortment of odds and ends there are four sizes of boxes: small, medium, large or extra large. In addition, there are available packing materials such as bags of bubbles, bubble rolls, newsprint, peanuts, brown paper, newsprint and shrink wrap. There are many types of tape available such as clear packing tape, tape with a pistol grip for two rolls, tape with a cutter for three rolls. Then there are all sorts of covers for furniture and bedding like a chair cover, a dust cover, a sofa cover, a twin be cover, and covers for full, queen, and king mattresses. In addition, there are quilted mover’s blankets and picture pouches. And now, to just finish out the type of merchandise, tarps are available. Utility knives are also available along with ropes, measuring tape, and sure grip gloves.
3. Also, the self storage consultant should help guide you in making the best selection for your storage needs. Below are some tried and true guidelines:
If someone has never used self storage before, it is difficult to know what size unit would best fit their needs. Here are some guidelines. 1. A 5 X 5 is 25 square feet and is about the size of a small closet. This unit can hold a chest of drawers, or a desk, or about 50 boxes. 2. A 5 X 10 is about 50 square feet is like a walk in closet and is big enough for furnishings from a typical office suite or a couch, chair, and mattress set. This holds about 100 file boxes. 3. A 10 X 10 is about 100 square feet. This most popular sized unit can hold the contents of a one bedroom apartment including appliances or two office suites. It has the capacity of 500 file boxes. 4. The 10 X 15 is 150 square feet. It can hold the contents of a two bedroom apartment and is big enough to hold carpeting rolls, building materials, and motorized equipment. 5. The 10 X 20 is 200 square feet and this is ideal for furnishing from a smaller home, or a car, truck, or construction equipment. 6. The next size is the 10 by 25. This is 250 square feet, and this is about the same size as a standard garage. This unit will hold the contents of a small home, or a vehicle. Businesses can store retail inventory, construction materials, and office files. 6. The next size is a 10 X 30 with 300 square feet. This space fits the contents of a three bedroom home, or a business can use this space as a construction or retail mini warehouse site.
4.It is most important that you storage consultant presents a storage solution that fits your particular situation. Also it is helpful after asking questions on that phone and inquiring about pricing that you set up an appointment to actually see the unit and make sure that it best fits your needs. Contact Carl Johnson at StorPlace Self Storage in Franklin Tennessee located at 1138 Highway 96 AT 651-591-9008 for outstanding merchandise consultation.