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Published on July 26, 2021

The average residential apartment size for those with a limited budget is less than a thousand square feet in Dubai. Therefore, storage companies are highly sought after as we provide a space for people to keep their additional belongings for a modest fee. While storing things is not a complex affair, you might face a dilemma when deciding the size of the unit. You would not want to purchase one, then later regret and opt for a different size because the process of moving your things can be hectic. Also, if you are busy, then finding the time to do it will be difficult. Therefore, in this blog, we will provide a few tips to help you make the best decision.

Determine the unit’s main purpose

When deciding on a suitable space, you need to identify its primary purpose. To do this, you need to ask yourself specific questions and decide based on your answer. The most important things you need to focus on are what you intend to store at present and in the future and how often the contents can change. 

The unit’s function will have a significant impact on its size. For example, if you wish to keep personal belongings such as clothes and other items, a small space would be suitable. However, if you plan to store your business inventory that can expand in the future, you need to pick a unit with extra room. 

Examine the number of items you need to store

A common mistake numerous people make is they underestimate the number of things they need to keep in their unit, and they only realize their error when moving them inside. At this point, they will have to upgrade their space, and it can be a hassle. Therefore to avoid this problem, before you purchase a storage facility, examine the items you are planning to put away. 

It will be helpful to make an inventory as you go along; you have a more accurate estimate of the quantity. You can then use the information to decide what unit size is perfect for you; thus, saving yourself from a nasty surprise when moving everything in. 

When in doubt, choose the bigger size

If you find it challenging to choose between two sizes, then always go for the bigger one. While the smaller one is cheaper, it could compromise your safety. If you stack more than four boxes, there is a high chance that they could tip over and fall on you or someone else, causing injury. Also, do not stack tall furniture above one another; the weight of one and the friction could damage or compromise the piece below it. Also, they could become unstable and collapse, thus breaking apart. 

The larger unit will have more space; therefore, your belongings can be spread out, and you will not have to stack them. They are also only a few dirhams more than the other one; thus, the bigger unit will be a more suitable choice given the better safety profile. 

Getting the right-sized unit is crucial; therefore, make sure to do the above as you will rent the best one for your needs. If you seek more information regarding our facilities or want advice, contact our storage company in Dubai, and we will be happy to help you.