If you have watched the Bio Channel hit reality TV series, Storage Wars, you will notice right away that not all storage units are the same size. There are some as big as cabins, while there are those with just enough space for athletic equipment like skis, golf clubs, bats, lacrosse sticks – all slender items.
Anyway, choosing the right size is important for storage. Brisbane facilities offer them at different standard sizes to accommodate both the budget and the size of the items to be tucked away for safe-keeping. You can deal with this concern easily by identifying the different standard storage unit size dimensions and finding out what contents fit in them.
The smallest storage Brisbane facilities have is the 5’ x 5’. This is also the most affordable. It’s quite small, about the size of a house’s coat closet. It can hold athletic equipment like baseball bats, snowboards, a chair, a slender cabinet, a lamp, small electronic appliances, et cetera. Only one person can step inside it and fill it up.
Second to the smallest is the 5’ x 10’ which is about the size of a really small walk-in closet. It can hold a single mattress, a couch, tables, chairs and even an upright piano. After this size is the 5’ x’15 which can hold the same stuff and a couple more big items, such as a washing machine and a fridge. These two standard sizes can be filled with the contents of a single bedroom apartment.
Now, slightly bigger is the 10’ x’10’; this is the perfect size if you’re moving out of a two-bedroom apartment because it’s also the standard size of a typical spacious bedroom. You can store a big fridge in it, baking oven, armoire, mattresses, and several big boxes.
After the 10’ x 10’ are the 10’ x 15’ and 10’ by 20’. The 10’ x 15’ is the size of a small garage and with enough space for a several bulky appliances, bedroom sets, patio sets and even a couple of motorbikes and even a kayak or canoe. The 10’ x 20’, on the other hand, can actually park a truck or other mid-sized car. It’s big enough for a whole household move.
Slightly even bigger is the 10’ x 30’ which is really big and the usual choice of storage for businesses that foreclosed or those with really big boxes of equipment like game machines, vending machines, industrial ovens, and others.
Worth mentioning as well aside from the different standard sizes of units is the provision for climate control. There are storage units that have this special mechanism mainly to properly store valuable items that may get compromised by changing weather conditions (it can get really hot and humid in Brisbane). Paintings and other works of art which are climate-sensitive should be placed in units with climate control.