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It's All In The “Fit” – Storage Lockers

July 17, 2023 by Antone Boustani

One cubic metre doesn’t sound like much, but you’d be surprised how much you can squeeze into a space that size.

Learn more about storage lockers and if they’re the right fit for you.

Whether you need space to store extra household items or a convenient spot to keep business supplies, a storage locker may be all you need to find peace of mind and ease of access you're looking for.

What is a Storage Locker?

Storage unit? Storage locker? Believe it or not, these are two separate storage solutions. When people think of self storage, the image of a traditional storage unit likely comes to mind. Ranging in size from 5′ x 5′ to 10′ x 30′ (or even larger), storage units are excellent for storing bigger items such as bulky furniture or vehicles. But if you live in a large city where living space is limited or your storage needs aren't as robust, a storage locker is a great alternative to consider.

Why Consider a Storage Locker? 

  • Unlike a traditional storage unit, a storage locker is a smaller option used to store items that you need to access more easily without sifting through an oversized unit.
  • Due to smaller size, lockers can be more cost effective.
  • Storage lockers can be easier to organize because of their smaller size. 
Additionally, because of their size, storage lockers typically are stacked on top of each other within self storage facilities.

How Big is a Storage Locker?

Because they are designed for smaller storage needs, storage lockers are smaller than traditional self storage units.

What Kind of Items Fit in a Storage Locker? 

Things like luggage, small appliances, books and sports equipment fit well in storage lockers.Lockers resemble a large closet in terms of depth but at half the height. Other than truly large items, you can easily store just about anything in a locker. Generally, anything you might keep in a spare bedroom closet is a good candidate for placing in a storage locker either in the short or long term.

Common items to store in storage lockers include: 

  • Seasonal clothing like winter coats and snow boots
  • Spare boxes
  • Holiday decorations
  • Musical instruments
  • Luggage
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Small appliances (microwaves, toasters, etc.)
  • Hobby supplies
  • Business items or supplies
  • Small pieces of furniture
The key difference is the height limitations of storage lockers. Unlike larger units, a locker doesn't have as much vertical clearance. Keep this in mind as you pack your stuff for storage.

Making the most of your storage unit

Taking an organised approach to moving into your storage unit will make your life easier in the long run. 
  • Label your boxes: Save yourself from future frustration and ensure your boxes have a clear label on them so you know what's inside at a glance.
  • Heavy & light items: Always pack your heaviest items at the bottom or base of your storage locker with lighter items on top. This helps mitigate any damage that heavier stuff can cause, either from squishing other items or potentially falling out and hurting you when you open the locker.
  • Pack tightly: Always try to pack as tightly as possible to maximize the available space in your storage locker.
  • Organization: If there are certain things you will need to access more easily, organize your locker with this in mind. Pack those items near the front to access them more readily. This will save you time and hassle when you visit your locker.
  • Access. Move the boxes you’ll need to access most often at the end. This can include seasonal decor, travel items and off-season clothing and sporting goods. Moving them in last keeps them close to the door and easy to find.
  • When stacking boxes, put heavier ones on the bottom. It’s also a good idea to stack your boxes in a brick pattern. You’ll be able to access all your boxes without disturbing the others. 

Careful packing is the first step to having an organised storage unit. Here’s how to do it:
  • Collect the supplies you’ll need. You’ll need moving supplies like boxes, tape and something like bubble wrap, paper or Styrofoam peanuts to wrap fragile items. Using only one size of box will make organizing your storage unit easier.
  • Pack similar items together. This will prevent you from wasting time searching for things when you go to your storage unit to retrieve them. Be sure to pack heavier items at the bottom of boxes with lighter items on top.
  • Label your boxes. On top and on at least one side, write a general description of what’s inside of each box.
  • Create a detailed inventory of your boxes. Include a list of what’s in each one. Keep a copy of this inventory at home and another in your unit. 
So how much can you fit in a cubic metre storage locker? Confused? Don’t worry, we’ve figured it out for you.
The Archive box is one of the most popular moving boxes used in lockers. A single cubic metre locker can snugly fit up to 18 Kennards Archive Boxes!! To put that into perspective, that will fit around:
– 267,840 Pokemon cards
– 504 Beanie babies
– 4,320 supermarket mini shop collectables or;
– 324 rolls of toilet paper
That’s a lot of stuff!

Our Lockers: The Perfect Storage Solution for Every Need!

Look no further than our lockers at Kennards Self Storage! With a generous one thousand litre cubic capacity, our lockers are not only spacious but also offer great value for your storage needs. Whether you're looking to store luggage, business files, artwork, personal items, sports equipment, or anything else, our lockers are designed to meet your requirements. 

Our lockers are incredibly versatile, accommodating a wide array of storage needs. Whether you're a backpacker, student, expat, downsizer, or grey nomad, our lockers offer the perfect solution for keeping your belongings safe and easily accessible. Additionally, businesses of various types and sizes can benefit from our lockers, whether it's storing important documents, inventory, or equipment.

We understand the importance of convenience and accessibility when it comes to storage. That's why our lockers are strategically located in accessible areas, making it convenient for customers to drop off and retrieve their belongings. 

One of the key advantages of our lockers is their suitability for a diverse range of users. Whether you need short-term storage for a few days or long-term storage for months, our lockers can cater to your requirements. The flexibility and affordability make them an ideal choice for individuals and businesses alike.
Whether it’s for 1 day or 100 days or 100 years at Kennards Self Storage you only pay for what you use. With no lock in contracts or leases, moving in and out is easy and stress free.

You can visit one by putting Kennards Self Storage in your search bar or by simply clicking on the link below. Get an obligation free quote today!!  We also have caring storage experts at all our sites that can take you through a very easy process to find the right locker!

Frequently Asked Questions 

1.    Can I access my locker at any time?
•    Yes, our lockers are accessible 24/7, allowing you to retrieve your belongings whenever you need them.
2.    What if I need a larger locker?
•    If you find that your storage needs increase over time, you can easily upgrade to a larger locker by contacting our customer service team.
3.    Is there a minimum or maximum storage duration?
•    We offer both short-term and long-term storage options, so there is no minimum or maximum storage duration. You can choose the timeframe that suits your needs. There is no lock in contract, and we refund any unused rent.
4.    Does anyone else have access to my locker?
•    Our lockers are designed for individual use. Each customer is assigned a personal locker for their exclusive use, you lock it and you keep the key!
Kennards Self Storage has easy access individual storage spaces that are accessible 24 hours a day and there are over 100 centres in Australia and New Zealand, so there is one close to you!

Kennards Self Storage is all about transparency and convenience. You can see every storage size and price on our website. 

Log on to and you will easily find your local Kennards Self Storage

You will also find moving boxes and storage unit prices. There are a lot of cheap storage solutions out there but ask yourself are you getting bang for your buck.

Kennards Self Storage has alarmed spaces. Back to base CCTV Monitoring and no lock in leases,
Kennards Storage prices are fair and transparent. The website has prices easily viewed for every type of size needed. Prices are simply affected by supply and demand. Renting one is as easy as clicking the keyboard a couple of times. We will even cover your insurance for the first month to the value of $30,000. We can even rent you some storage shelves for your storage unit to help you maximise the use of your space!

Kennards Self Storage, the People who Care.

Antone Boustani

Antone joined the Kennards Self Storage in 2012 as a Team Support Manager. Progressing to the roles of NSW Rostering Co-ordinator and Waterloo Centre manager led to the position of NSW Operations Manager in 2019. Antone has gained leadership skills at previous roles as a Manager at KFC and Decorug and did run his own business a Deli / Fruit shop called Naremburn Natural. He loves that we are the people that care and how that is achieved through procedures that enable our teams to offer great customer service. He is invested in improving himself and the team around him and believes that doing what you love is the key. Outside work Antone loves travelling overseas as much as getting on the open road and you can find him watching any type of sport but especially cricket.

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