What do you need in an indoor storage unit? How can you best utilize an indoor storage unit? We tackle those questions in this article and give you a game plan before you pay money for a self storage.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the North Fort Worth area with self storage units you can afford. Call us at 817-349-1380 for more information about the wide variety of self storage options we provide, including car storage, RV storage, boat storage, and even small hobby shops in some storage units.

What size indoor storage unit do you need?

Other than cost this is the first question we are asked by potential clients: “what size storage unit should I get?”

Storage spaces range from the smallest, at 5’x10’, to the largest, usually 20’x40’.  Remember, though, that there is also vertical space to consider. Storage units are usually eight or ten feet in height, so you are looking at cubic feet available rather than square feet.

Having said that, with proper packing of smaller items in strong boxes, you can fit a three-bedroom home in the largest of these units, so space is not a problem for most people.

But what about you and your needs? Our trained professionals are there to help  you, and to give you a general idea you can check out our home page to see a handy chart detailing what will fit in the various sizes of storage units.

Do you need climate control self storage?

This is the only other major decision you need to make.  If you will be storing items which can be damaged by extreme temperatures, for a prolonged period of time, our opinion is yes, you need climate control self storage.  We are talking about electronics, valuable collectibles, and even certain surfaces like leather, stored for more than a month.

Utilizing the storage space properly.

For the bigger jobs, there are some steps you can take to make the entire process much easier.  Measure the big items you will be storing.  Make a mock drawing of a storage unit, complete with measurements, and plan out your storage before moving day.  Use strong, reinforced cardboard boxes.  Label each box with a detailed list of what is in each box.  And make sure you leave an aisleway down the middle of the storage unit for easy access of the items stored in the back of the storage unit.  Is this process necessary for the smaller units?  Not really, but as you increase in size it becomes more and more important that you follow these suggestions.

Finally, when in doubt, call the pros at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage. It is our job to make your storage experience a pleasant one. This is what we do, and we do it well.

A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated, as is our sister storage company, serving the South Fort Worth area, Mouser Self Storage. Call them at 682-800-3949 if you live in the Alvarado/South Fort Worth area.  Different name but the same great ownership.