When it comes to moving, we understand that not everything is ready to be moved out at one time. If you’re moving apartments, maybe your lease ends before your new one begins. Or, you’re slowly moving out of your long-term home and need extra storage before making the actual move. Whatever the case may be, storage units can be an extremely useful tool to utilize throughout your moving process. Here are some things to consider when choosing which storage unit to use.

Length of Time & Price

One of the biggest considerations when choosing a storage unit is the length of time you will need the unit. It’s simple; the longer you need the unit for, the more expensive it will be. Your budget alone will likely narrow your search to only those that are in your price range. Also note that many moving companies offer a deal on their storage services as well. Customers who move with Roy’s Moving also receive one month of free storage at our facility.


Picking the right size unit is typically the most difficult part of the process. First, make a list of all of the items you plan to store, pack them and try to measure the amount of space all of your items will take up. A good rule of thumb is to choose a storage unit that’s a little bigger than you think you need. This will provide extra ventilation and room for you to navigate the unit to reorganize or remove items if needed. For more help on choosing the right size storage unit, contact Roy’s Moving and we will be happy to assist you!


It’s always a good idea to pick a storage unit at a location that’s convenient for you. If you’re storing items that you won’t need to access much, the location might fall lower on the list of priorities when choosing a unit. However, if you think you might be making numerous visits to the unit to add, remove or reorganize items, a convenient location might be of greater importance to you.

Indoor or Outdoor

It’s important to consider whether you’d like to use an indoor or outdoor storage unit. Some benefits to outdoor units are that you can typically drive right up to the unit, saving you time when dropping things off or packing up the unit. Similarly, having an outdoor unit will save you money on moving day if you hire movers who charge by the hour – and most do.

Indoor units have perks, too. You will never need to worry about the weather when you come to drop off boxes or reorganize the unit. All indoor units are climate controlled, and thus are less vulnerable to the weather outside.


You want to ensure that your precious belongings are safe in the storage unit you choose. A good way to evaluate this is to read reviews of previous customers. If the majority of customers had a fair and pleasant experience, it’s safe to assume that yours will be as well. Do your research before coming to a final decision!

Roy’s Moving Company: Expert Moving, Packing & Storage Professionals in the Greater Boston Area

Are you planning for a move and thinking about utilizing a storage unit? Contact Roy’s Moving today and we can help you decide which type of unit is best for your belongings. For more information call us today at 617-202-3300 or fill out our online contact form.

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