- Size Guide
The Tidy Life
October 13, 2015
Part of the downsizing process is determining which items can be stored, donated, given away to family members, sold or thrown away. Knowing the plan or layout of your new home will allow you to determine what furniture you can bring along and how much extra storage space you’ll have. It’s always best to figure out whether your belongings will fit in your new space in advance of moving day.
Adopt a stringent and ruthless approach to what comes into your home. Don’t let the smaller space get cluttered again. Make sure that everything you bring in, everything you buy or order online is something you can store in a small space without too much effort. Do not let the clutter into your new space. Cut back on magazines or catalogs, freebies or take-aways that you receive at events. Recycle the magazines that you currently have immediately after reading. Living in a smaller space will not allow you to keep a large store of bulk items. Limit how much you buy in bulk and utilize recycling and reusable containers. The biggest challenge is to stay clutter free. A general tip is if you haven’t used something in 6 months, get rid of it.
Belongings that need to be kept, but will not fit in the smaller home can easily be stored in a storage unit. Renting a storage unit close to your new home is a great idea, so you can easily access the items when or if you need them. ezStorage has 46 storage locations in the Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. areas that offer a variety of household storage options. From climate controlled storage units to outdoor RV and boat storage, our storage features make renting with ezStorage a convenient option. Our storage professionals can help solve your downsizing storage needs.
1 Bedroom Apartment
2 Bedroom Apartment
2-3 Bedroom House
4+ Bedroom House
Single Dorm Room
Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.
How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.
Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.
Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.
What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.
Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.
Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.