How choose your storage box size ?

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It is very important to choose the right size of storage box or furniture storage. Too small a storage will be unsuitable ; conversely, if it is too large it will increase your expenses. Here is the procedure to follow to determine the right space :

  • Make a list of what you plan to store: furniture, appliances, things that are large in volume and not removable.
  • Estimate the number of boxes to be stored in the storage box.
  • Choose the optimal surface area with our storage space size guide below. It will help you to evaluate the surface area you need.

πŸ’‘ Did you know that ?

Always take a little more space than you calculated. Even if you are the king of stacking at Tetris game, your belongings will be better stored if they are not too tight.

Cartons standards

The dimensions of standard moving boxes are considered as follows : πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 16″ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 54.5 cm long, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 12″ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 34.5 cm wide and πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 8″ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 30 cm high. We assume that the height of a storage box is equal to that of a ceiling, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 7 Ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 2.20 m. We can deduce the following storage capacities from this :

Storage box of πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 10,76 up to 21,5′ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 1 up to 2 mΒ² ; or about πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 141 cu ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 4 m3

camionette capacite 5m3
  • 🏒 Ideal for storing the contents of a small studio with a maximum surface area of πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 183 sq ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 17 mΒ².
  • πŸ“¦ Capacity of approximately 30 standard size boxes (πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 16 x 12 x 8″ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 54.5 x 34.5 x 30 cm), or
  • πŸ›‹ The furniture of a small studio : simple bed, small desk, removable furniture, small armchair, etc…

Area from πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 32 up to 43′ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 3 up to 4 mΒ² ; or about πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 282 cu ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 8 m3

camion de capacite 12m3
  • 🏒 Ideal for storing the contents of a studio or T2 apartment, two-room apartment with a maximum surface area of πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 323 sq ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 30 mΒ².
  • πŸ“¦ Capacity of approximately 60 standard size boxes (πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 16 x 12 x 8″ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 54.5 x 34.5 x 30 cm), or
  • πŸ›‹ The furniture of a studio or 2 room’s apartment : double bed, small desk, dining table, chair, small appliances, removable furniture, small armchair, etc…

Storage box from πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 53 up to 64′ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 5 to 6 mΒ² ; or about πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 423 cu ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 12 m3

camion de capacite 12m3
  • 🏠 Ideal for storing the contents of a small house or apartment of type T3, three rooms with a maximum surface area of πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 430 sq ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 40 mΒ².
  • πŸ“¦ Capacity of approximately 100 standard size boxes (πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 16 x 12 x 8″ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 54.5 x 34.5 x 30 cm), or
  • πŸ›‹ The furniture of a small house or 3 room’s apartment : double bed, desk, dining table, chair, large household appliances (fridge, washing machine, dishwasher), removable furniture, sofa, etc…
  • 🏬 The equipment of a small company such as a TPE : desk, chairs, archives, etc…

Storage box from πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 75 up to 107′ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 7 to 10 mΒ² ; or about πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 706 cu ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 20 m3

camion capacite 20m3
  • 🏑 Ideal for storing the contents of a house or apartment of type T4, four rooms with a maximum surface area of πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 861 sq ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 80 mΒ².
  • πŸ“¦ Capacity of approximately 100 standard size boxes (πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 16 x 12 x 8″ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 54.5 x 34.5 x 30 cm), or
  • πŸ›‹ The furniture of a house or 4 room’s apartment : double bed, desk, dining table, chair, large household appliances (fridge, washing machine, dishwasher), removable furniture, sofa, etc… or
  • 🏬 The equipment of an SME-type company : desks, chairs, accounting archives, equipment, etc…

Area greater than πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 107′ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 10 mΒ² ; or more than πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 706 cu ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 20 m3

camion capacite superieure 20m3
  • 🏑 Ideal for storing the contents of a large house or a T5 apartment, five rooms with a surface area of more than πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 970 sq ft πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 90 mΒ².
  • πŸ“¦ Capacity greater than 150 standard size boxes (πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 16 x 12 x 8″ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 54.5 x 34.5 x 30 cm),
  • πŸ›‹ The furniture of a large house or 5 room’s apartment : double bed, desk, dining table, chair, large household appliances (fridge, washing machine, dishwasher), removable furniture, sofa, etc… or
  • 🏭 The equipment of a large company : desks, chairs, production machines, archives, miscellaneous equipment, ancillary storage, etc…

πŸ’‘ Did you know that ?

Before signing a rental contract, check the practice of the storage centre. Some of them require you to pay insurance while a simple extension of your housing contract is enough in 80% of cases. Others ask you to pay a processing fee or access fees for each entry. Be vigilant !

Our advice for the storage of your belongings

Cartoning πŸ“¦ : It is important to protect your belongings when you pack them in your boxes. Use bubble wrap to secure your belongings and a strong tape to close the boxes. Identify the contents of each box by writing on it, this will save you time in finding a case. Don’t forget to identify sensitive boxes by writing the word fragile and indicating the top and bottom directions.

Furniture protection πŸ›‹ : Blankets should be provided to pack each piece of furniture. Or household appliance to protect them during transfer and storage. Think carefully about how to stack your furniture in the truck and in the storage box. Remember to keep a path in the centre of the box if you want to get some stuff. This will save you from having to empty the entire box in the corridor.

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