Knowing where to put all of your things can be tough, and if you don’t have enough space, it can be extra hard. If you’ve tried finding storage before, then you know how costly it can be in terms of both time and money.

That’s why UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of Central Iowa offers a simple technique for estimating how much storage area you’ll need.

If you know what you want to save and store, you may calculate how much storage space will be required for each room in your house. The following are some storage needs per person that might serve as a baseline when determining how much storage capacity is necessary:

  • 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 five 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 required varies significantly from family to family. A self-storage facility may provide 300 to 600 cubic feet of storage space for each person.

Storage space is more than just a way to put away your extra belongings; it’s also an investment that enhances the worth and desire of your home!

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

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