How to determine the number of storage boxes you need?

How toApril 22, 2021

Finding the right storage room size is not always easy. Especially not if you only see a picture on the Internet or if you use an online calculator. This is because the information is logically based on average values – no one has exactly the same apartment layout. After you find the storage, you need to determine the number of storage boxes you need. Zippy Shell Moving and Storage DMV know the way that guarantees the best possible estimation of the storage boxes you need.

Determine the number of storage boxes

One is the on-site inspection. Most people underestimate the space you get when you rent residential onsite storage containers.  Divide the area of the apartment that you want to get rid of unused things by 10. This gives approximately the size of the storage box that you need. Add the area of the items that cannot be divided. This is, for example, upholstered furniture, which should retain its original appearance after storage. In this case, the furniture should be stored in such a way that no heavy boxes or other things are placed on it.

Determine the number of storage boxes
Before you start packing you need to calculate how many boxes you will need.

Think about space management

Leave space for an aisle if you plan to take things out of the box regularly. To save space, you can fill the box completely and up to the ceiling, but then it will be difficult to get to certain things. Therefore, think about an aisle width of 20 inches and the required aisle length. If you need to get to your things more often during the storage period: plan an aisle right at the beginning. It is best to mark it with tape on the floor.

Have in mind the Tetris game

You don’t want to just cover the floor space, you want to cover the whole room. So even before you put boxes in pod storage Northern VA, think about which piece of furniture goes with which others – in terms of shape. Putting a round table against a square sofa takes extra space. The shapes don’t match. Pack your cardboard boxes well. Both we as a storage provider and you as a customer don’t want to risk spills from things that aren’t packed well. The proof of the pudding is in the eating: sometimes it helps if you just give it a try. Maybe it will fit the other way around. Because our eye likes to play tricks on us, especially when it comes to three-dimensional estimations.

Stack of carton boxes and books on shabby table
After you determine the number of storage boxes you need, stack them like in a Tetris game.

In case you are still in doubt, you can use the following rules as a guide. And last but not least: as soon as you have the feeling that the chosen storage room does not offer enough space, contact storage Alexandria VA. We will be able to supply you with the best moving boxes that will ease the whole process.

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