Self-storage units from Phil’s Moving & Storage are available in a wide range of sizes. To decide which storage unit can accommodate your valuables, you should start by taking an inventory of all the household items you plan to store. Making a list will keep you organized and help you keep track of everything that is going to the unit. Phil’s Moving & Storage can help you find the right size unit for what items you’re storing now, and what you may store.


Storage Load Size & Weight

Now that you have an idea of the size of the unit you’ll need for your belongings, you should determine the size and weight of each object. Some valuables can go together into compact boxes while you’ll have to place other items separately due to their size, weight, or an awkward shape. Before you transport everything, try grouping it in a designated space and measuring the total width and height of the entire load. Doing this will help you confirm how much storage space you’ll require.


How Long Will You Store the Items?

The length of time that your personal things will be in storage should determine what type of storage unit you rent from us. For instance, if you need a storage unit for six months or more, we recommend utilizing one our climate-controlled storage buildings. Climate-controlled units will keep your items protected from humidity, extreme temperatures, and pests. Our facilities will also protect your valuables from theft. You’ll have easy access to anything you may need at any given time without the threat of burglary or vandalism.


Why Choosing the Right Size is Important

We’ve already stated the apparent reason why you need to decide what size storage unit you need. Something else to consider is size versus and what your budget will allow. You should be as conservative as possible in your size estimate. If you get a space that is too large, then you’ll pay for an area that is too large. Thus, you’ll waste money putting all your stuff in a large unit that you don’t need.


If you’re on a tight budget, then you may have to reallocate what goes in the unit and what doesn’t. We can help you determine how much you need by using our storage calculator. Call us, and we can go over all the details with you as well as answer your questions. We provide storage units right here in Los Angeles, California. If you’re moving away, we can help you find a storage unit in your town through our many partners nationwide. To reserve your space, call us today at 323-666-8550, or you can message us at We can help find the right storage solutions for your household.