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To fit or not to fit.



So, the time has come and you’ve decided to take the plunge and try out self storage! Whether you’re selling your house and need to move things out temporarily, or you’ve decided that it’s time to downsize, but you still need to hang onto some furniture or precious family heirlooms that you need to keep, but don’t necessarily want to have around the house. There are as many reasons why you might need self storage as there are self storage units!

Anyway, regardless of the reason, until you’ve actually used self storage, it can be tricky to visualise what can actually fit in a particular unit. And at Fort Knox, although storage space is our bread and butter, we also don’t want you to be paying for space you don’t actually need.

Considering you options before you pack your storage unit ensures you can make the most of the available space.

Considering your options before you pack your storage unit ensures you can make the most of the available space.

There are a few options available to ensure that you get the right amount of storage space for your requirements. The first port of call is to make a list (either mentally or physically) of what you are potentially looking to store and it’s also a good idea to (if possible) try and predict any future storage needs. Although it is very easy to upsize, if you find things are getting a bit cramped in your original unit.

Utilising empty bookshelf space and filling drawers are just two tips to maximise available storage space.

Utilising empty bookshelf space and filling drawers are just two tips to maximise available storage space.

Once you have your list, the next step is to head to our website fortknoxselfstorage.com.au and check out our brand new Space Estimator. Specifically designed to give you a detailed example of what will fit in our most common storage unit sizes. Each unit has a corresponding video, outlining how much you can actually store in our units, and shows how you can make the most of your space, if you pack it with a bit of planning.

Another option – if you have very specific items in mind – is our Space Calculator where you can select specific individual items and see how much space they add up to altogether. We have compiled a huge list of the most common storage items for you to choose from.

80% of our customers assume they need more space than they really do. Using our space estimator gives a more detailed example of storage spaces and what will fit.

80% of our customers assume they need more space than they really do. Using our space estimator gives a more detailed example of storage spaces and what will fit.

And lastly once you have had a look at either our handy Space Estimator or our itemised Space Calculator, the next step is to talk to one of our on site storage experts to discuss your storage needs further and arrange your unit. Staffed from 9am-5:30pm Mon to Friday and from 9am-3pm on Saturdays, either pop in to your local Fort Knox or call or email us and we will be happy to help. See website for individual site contact details.