How much space do I need?

It is always difficult to decide how much space you need. Hard to visualize. The first thing to do is write down a list of every piece you are storing, then match it as close as possible with our estimator.

When trying to decide how much space you need we have found a practical way to make an estimate of space needed.

1. Make an inventory list of items you want to put into storage. Estimate how many boxes you will need. it’s a good idea to have some boxes available when trying to estimate. For illustration purposes, our box will be a medium size box (18” x 18” x 18”) you can cut out a square this size if the box is not available.

2. Room storage/Room size VISUALISATION.

ESTIMATION

 

Each storage room has 4 corners. If you can find a clear corner in your house and you have (a) measuring tape we can look at different size units. Size example 50sq foot.

STEPS 

1. From corner starting point measure 5ft from A to B

2. From B measure 10ft to C

3. From C measure 5ft to D

4. Join D to A (starting point)

BOXES

If you now get your box or box size cut out. You can begin to estimate how many boxes you need by visualizing the box area in unit.

FURNITURE

Furniture should be stood up were possible, taking up the least floor area. Use full height of units.

BAGS

Store bags and light stuff on top

When you load a van depending in its size we can help you estimate storage space required. All we need is the make and model of van. Our staff are here to help. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone, our mission is to help our customers find the correct solution to their particular situation.

More & more people are using self-storage facilities in Ireland. Most people use storage facilities only a few times whether moving home, planning extra space etc it’s therefore difficult to estimate how much space you need if it’s your first time making an estimate. Our customers have found our visual space estimator very useful and practical, it’s a good place to start to figure out how much space you need.

Home Storage Unit Comparison

10 Sq Foot

Approx Size comparison: Car boot x 2

Measurements: 2ftW x 5ftL x 8ftH

Volume: 80 cu feet

Med Size Box Estimate: 12 Boxes

Suitable for: 12 Boxes, 3 Suitcases

16 Sq Foot

Approx Size comparison: Transit van Load

Measurements: 4ftW x 4ftl x 8ftH

Volume: 120 cu feet

Med Size Box Estimate:  20 Boxes, 4 Suitcases

Suitable for:  Boxes, files, clothes, suitcases

25 Sq Foot

Approx Size Comparison: Transit van load x 2

Measurement:  4ftW x 7ftl x 8ftH

Volume: 200 cu feet

Med Size Box Estimate: 40 Boxes

Suitable for: Boxes, single mattress, dresser

30 sq Foot

Approx Size Comparison: Transit van load x 2

Measurements:  5ftW x 6ftW x 8ftH

Volume:  240 cu feet

Med Size Box Estimate:  72 Boxes

Suitable for: Boxes, single mattress, household furniture

50 Sq Foot

Approx Size comparison: Contents of 1 bedroom apartment

Measurements: 5ftW x 10ftl x 8ftH

Volume: 400 cu feet

Med Size Box Estimate: 90 Boxes

Suitable for:  Boxes, Double bed, chest of drawers.

75 Sq Foot

Approx Size Comparison: Contents of 2 bedroom apartment

Measurement:  6.2ftw x 12ftl x 8ftH

Volume: 600 cu feet

Med Size Box Estimate: 105 Boxes

Suitable for: boxes, 2 x double beds, Wardrobes, lockers x 2, TV, Kitchen white goods

80 sq Foot

Approx Size Comparison: Contents of 2 bedroom apartment

Measurements:  10ftL X 8ftW X 8ftH

Volume:  750 cu feet

Med Size Box Estimate:  125 Boxes

Suitable for: 2 Double beds, 1 Single, 2 x wardrobes, 3 lockers, a suite of furniture, TV, kitchen, white goods, boxes x 10

 

100 Sq Foot

Approx Size comparison: Contents of 3 bedroom apartment

Measurements: 10ftL X 10ftW X 8ftH

Volume: 800 cu feet

Med Size Box Estimate: 150 Boxes

Suitable for: 2 Double beds, 1 Single, 3 x wardrobes, 6 lockers, a suite of furniture, TV, kitchen, white goods, boxes x 20

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Loughmans Garage, Kilkenny Road, Athy, Co. Kildare, R14 KR62

Opening Times

Monday – Thursday 8.30 – 17.30

Friday 8.30 – 17.00

Saturday 10.00 – 13.00