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    If, like many French people, you choose a self-storage solution when you move, expatriate, change your personal life or even as part of your professional activity, evaluating the ideal size of the storage unit is an essential element. The right size being a decisive criterion for the rental price, it is essential to determine the most accurate one possible. Lockall can help you rent a storage unit with a surface area ranging from 0.5 to 30 m². If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact our teams to assist you or use our volume calculator.

    Review the goods to be stored

    First and foremost, you should quickly list everything you plan to store in your storage unit, including appliances, furniture and other bulky items that you will not be able to store in boxes or even dismantle. 

    Your other small items can be stored in standard size boxes, which can be easily stacked and the volume of the box will be optimized. 

    You should also know that about twenty standard size boxes can easily be stored in a 1 m² box.

    A calculation basis that could help you

    If you plan to use your storage unit to store all your belongings when you move, work or move abroad, you can estimate the size of your storage space based on the volume of a room or your entire home. If your home has a surface area of 30 to 40 m², you can store your belongings in a 3 to 4 m² storage unit. You just have to divide by 10 the surface of your house to obtain the perfect size of your box. Of course, if you have a cellar, an attic, outdoor furniture or if you have a lot of furniture, you will have to consider a larger size. 

    Some tips for optimal storage in the box

    In order to preserve your belongings as well as possible, pack your most fragile objects in bubble wrap, protect your furniture and appliances with blankets or stretch film. As far as possible and to allow you to store your belongings in the best possible way, choose solid cardboard boxes of the same size that you can easily stack without the risk of damaging your belongings (the cardboard boxes that you can find in supermarkets, for example, are not a good example of solidity and their different sizes would force you to lose space in your box).

    Arrange your boxes according to their fragility or weight by placing the heaviest ones at the bottom of the pile and the most fragile ones on top. 

    Ideally, clear a small access path to retrieve your belongings more easily if you need to access them regularly, this will prevent you from having to take everything out into the hallway and you will have a better view of what you have stored.  

    If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact our team from Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm if you need advice or assistance.