It’s difficult to find additional storage space, and you already know how difficult it is to have enough of it if you’ve ever built or had it before. Alternatively, seeking storage may be time-consuming and expensive to obtain as well. That’s why UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of Chicago offers a simple technique for estimating how much storage area you’ll need.

Once you’ve decided what you want to save and store, you’ll be able to determine how much storage capacity is required for each room in your house. The following are some storage requirements per person that may be used as a basis for calculation:

  • Bedroom: 50 cubic feet (for clothes)
  • Master Closet: 150 cubic feet (for clothes and shoes)
  • Kids’ Rooms: 25 cubic feet (for toys)
  • Dining Room: 10 cubic feet (place settings + storage for china, silverware, and serving dishes)
  • Living Room: 20 cubic feet (entertainment storage including TV stand, storage for music and games)
  • Smaller Spaces: No less than 5 cubic feet (storage for linens, storage for pots and pans)
  • Laundry Room: 100 cubic feet (storage + laundry equipment storage)
  • Garage: ____ (dependent upon storage needs of homeowners such as bikes, tools, etc.)

This is only a suggestion. The amount of storage space needed varies from family to family. A self-storage facility may accommodate up to 300 to 600 cubic feet for each person.

Investing in storage might be expensive, but it is more than just a method of filling up space; it’s also an investment that signals the value and desirability of your property!

Still unsure of what size portable storage container you need? UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of Chicago can help! Contact us today and learn more about the different services we offer.

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