How to measure the truck size you need to move

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in The Storage Blog | 0 comments

Walk around your house and count the number of rooms in the house, then record that number. Make sure you count every room, including bathrooms and common areas. Multiply the number of rooms you have in your house by 150. Whatever number you end up with is going to be used as a cubic-foot measurement for the space in the moving truck. For example, if you have three rooms, you need 450 cubic feet of moving truck space. The general rule of thumb goes like this:   12-foot truck: 450 cubic feet 16-foot truck: 800 cubic feet 22-foot truck: 1,200 cubic feet 26-foot truck: 1,400 cubic feet Take the number of rooms you have in your house and use that number against the following scale: 15-foot truck: three rooms 20-foot truck: five rooms 24-foot truck: eight rooms Compare the two guides from steps 3 and 4 with the length of vehicles available at The Storage Company. At this point, the safest bet is to go one size larger than you actually need, just in case you need more space or have miscalculated. For example, if you have a five-room home, according to the two charts you would need either a 16-foot truck or a 20-foot truck. To make sure you have enough room in the vehicle, rent a 20- or 22-foot truck. That way, you won’t have to make two trips, which will take longer, and ultimately cost more...

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Enter to win Tim Hortons gift card

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in The Storage Blog | 0 comments

Enter to win Tim Hortons gift card Answer this question and Enter to win Tim Hortons gift card. The Tim Horton’s $10 dollars gift card. Answers can be found at https://thestoragecompany.ca/ Can anyone tell me what size storage unit is suitable for contents of a small one-bedroom apartment, including couches, mattress set, dresser or 30 boxes? Remember to ‘Like’ Us on Facebook Like Us on...

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Choose the right size

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in The Storage Blog | 0 comments

Estimating how much space you will need for your storage items can be simple if you know what you want to store. Here are some simple steps to help you plan, and size recommendations based on commonly-stored items. Step 1: Start by making a list of the items you plan to store. Step 2: Group the items according to how you will organize them. Start by identifying items that will be packed in boxes and stacked. Next, prioritize boxed items you will want to access most frequently (they’ll go closer to the front of the unit). Then group by fragility or weight – heavier, sturdier items should be stored on the bottom of stacked items, fragile items on top. Then consider awkwardly-sized items that won’t stack well, including how often you will need to use them, and how heavy they are.   Step 3: Make note of how these items will be packed and organized. Boxes and containers should be of uniform size, and should be stacked no more than three- or four-high, depending on the size and strength of the containers you use. At Extra Space, our customers often use heavy-duty plastic stackable drawers for easy access to stored items. There are several basic sizes of storage units. Below is a quick-reference guide to help you plan what size unit you will need for your personal or business...

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